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Grand Prize Winner - Brad Goldpaint
Grand Prize Winner
Brad Goldpaint
Nighted Vail
Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Brad Goldpaint. This photograph is much more than just a night scene with the Milky Way. Goldpaint took advantage of digital technology to capture a unique place and moment in time. He describes the shot, "As an avid landscape astrophotographer, I wanted to find a perfect location for the annual Orionids meteor shower, peaking on October 21, 2011. I remembered a place called Middle Falls, located just outside McCloud near my home in Mount Shasta, Calif. This location had an open view just above the falls and faced directly east where the majority of the meteors would be coming from. 'Nighted Vail' is a composite consisting of every meteor captured during the night and includes the Milky Way crashing into the illuminated falls. www.goldpaintphotography.com
First Place - Sam Swartz
1st Prize Winner
Sam Swartz
People's Choice - Paul James
People's Choice Winner
Paul James
Honorable Mention - Jim Shoemaker
Honorable Mention
Jim Shoemaker
Honorable Mention - Larry Takemoto
Honorable Mention
Larry Takemoto
Honorable Mention - James H. Egbert
Honorable Mention
James H. Egbert
 
 
Grand Prize Package:
  • Your choice of one of three zoom lenses from Tamron
  • Publication of the winning photo in an upcoming issue of Outdoor Photographer
  • Tamrac's Evolution 9 Photo Backpack
  • A Gitzo Series 2 Systematic tripod with a GH2780QR Center Ball Head
  • A PNY 32GB Pro-Elite Series SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card
  • A Strobist Lighting Kit from Lumiquest
  • A 16x20 print of your photo from Duggal
  • Online publication in the Winners Gallery.
First Place Package:
  • Tamrac's Velocity 7x Camera Bag
  • A Manfrotto 190CXPRO4-M0Q4 Carbon Fiber tripod and head kit
  • A PNY 16GB Pro-Elite Series SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card
  • A Bounce Lighting Kit from Lumiquest
  • A 16x20 print of your photo from Duggal
  • Online publication in the Winners Gallery.
People's Choice Award:
  • Online publication in the Winners Gallery.
 
See Official Rules for more details and make sure to check out last year's winners.
 
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