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June 21st, 2016

Backlight And Silhouettes Assignment Winner Sal DeFini

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Sal DeFini
Congratulations to Sal DeFini for winning the Backlight and Silhouettes Assignment! “I live in Oxford, CT., and walk along a bridle path that’s next to a marsh where I take many plant and bird photos. My Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 80-400mm lens + 1.4 TC was set on shutter priority at 1/1000 to capture …
June 6th, 2016

Wildflowers Assignment Winner Henrik Spranz

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Henrik Spranz
Congratulations to Henrik Spranz for winning the Wildflowers Assignment! “I usually use natural light in almost all of my photos, but on this overcast day I had the idea to use an artificial light source to get the photo I wanted to have,” explains Spranz. “I had a shot of a group of liver leaves …
May 18th, 2016

Waterfalls Assignment Winner Valerie Millett

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Valerie Millett
Congratulations to Valerie Millett for winning the Waterfalls Assignment! “This was my first trip to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon almost exactly three years ago,” explains Millett. “The hiking was rocky and sandy, and pack mules were going up and down the canyon as we hiked. It was an incredible trip. It was approximately 10 …
April 12th, 2016

Wildlife In Motion Assignment Winner Stan Bysshe

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Stan Bysshe
Congratulations to Stan Bysshe for winning the Wildlife In Motion Assignment! “The “Bosque Sunrise” image was taken in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Rescue in New Mexico this past December,” said Bysshe. “At the wildlife refuge there are several ‘crane pools’ where sandhill cranes will spend the night. Arriving at the pool at sunrise, the …
April 5th, 2016

National Parks, Monuments, Forests And Public Lands Assignment Winner Jordan Edgcomb

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Jordan Edgcomb
  Congratulations to Jordan Edgcomb, whose image “Sunset On Schwabacher’s” is the winner of the National Parks, Monuments, Forests And Public Lands Assignment! “In late May in Grand Teton National Park, the snow still rests on the peaks of the iconic Tetons, outside of Jackson, Wyoming,” said Edgcomb. “Using a B+W 10-stop neutral-density filter, I …
February 9th, 2016

Snow & Ice Scenes Assignment Winner Waldemar Matusik

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
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Congratulations to Waldemar Matusik of Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, for winning the Snow & Ice Scenes Assignment! “I’m pretty new, I just started my journey with photography not long ago,” he explained. “Sometimes we travel for miles to take nice pictures, but I didn’t even realize that we have great spots just around us. This was …
February 3rd, 2016

Your Best Photo Of 2015 Assignment Winner Anthony Bonafede

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Anthony Bonafede
  Congratulations to Anthony Bonafede, whose image “Winter’s Twilight” is the winner of the Your Best Photo Of 2015 Assignment! “During the last week of December, my son Vincent and I had planned to photograph the Three Brothers in Yosemite with the recently fallen snow,” explained Bonafede. “A classic shot and a sought-after image for the …
January 20th, 2016

Close-Up Nature Assignment Winner Rick McPherson

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Rick McPherson
Congratulations to Rick McPherson, whose image “Bee on Flower” is the winner of the Close-Up Nature Assignment! “I was at a local botanical garden—Botanica, The Wichita Gardens—taking advantage of a warm day in late October.  I was surprised to see a few bees buzzing around the flowers, and I thought this could be my last …
January 12th, 2016

Autumn Sunsets Assignment Winner Denis Dessoliers

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Flow To The West" by Denis Dessoliers
Congratulations to Denis Dessoliers for winning the Autumn Sunsets assignment! “On November 3, 2015, my good friends Larry and Doug along with myself decided to head out to Zion National Park, Utah, to get a shot of the Watchman Tower. To our surprise, we arrived along with roughly a hundred photographers lined up on the …
December 2nd, 2015

iPhone + Instagram Assignment Winner Jeff Sullivan

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Jeff Sullivan
Congratulations to Jeff Sullivan for winning the iPhone + Instagram Assignment! “While on a 3,500-mile lap of the Western United States and Canada, I came across this scene one morning in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, and it was unique and compelling enough that I had to pull over and capture it,” explains Sullivan. “Single exposures …