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Grand Prize Winner - Hua Zhu
Grand Prize Winner
Hua Zhu
Congratulations to Hua Zhu who takes the Grand Prize in our Sony-sponsored 2012 Nature's Colors Photo Contest. OP's 5th Annual Nature's Colors Photo Contest was made possible thanks to sponsorship by Sony and cosponsors Duggal, Gitzo, LumiQuest, Manfrotto, PNY and Tamrac. Their generosity enabled us to make the contest one of our best thus far.

"This photo was taken in Canada's Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. Located on the border of British Columbia and Alberta, Mount Assiniboine isn't accessible by road, leaving its natural beauty and unspoiled wilderness well preserved. In order to find the best view of the majestic mountain, we hiked for two hours to get to the top of Nub Peak, a post that awarded us with a wonderful and unobstructed view of Mount Assiniboine. At just about sunset, the warm sunlight shone across the top of the mountains, coloring the sky as the alpine larches turned a glorious and majestic gold color. The view was breathtaking." -Hua Zhu

As the Grand Prize winner, Zhu receives $1,000 cash, Publication of the winning photo in an upcoming issue of Outdoor Photographer, Tamrac's Evolution 9 Photo Backpack, a Gitzo GT2532S Series 2 Systematic 3-Section Tripod and GH2780QR Center Ball Head, a PNY 32GB Pro-Elite Series SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card, a Strobist Lighting Kit from LumiQuest and a Duggal 16x20 print of the winning photo.
First Place - Don  Hurzeler
1st Prize Winner
Don Hurzeler
People's Choice - Jeffrey Van Daele
People's Choice Winner
Jeffrey Van Daele
Honorable Mention - Troy Shinn
Honorable Mention
Troy Shinn
Honorable Mention - Peggy Alessio
Honorable Mention
Peggy Alessio
Honorable Mention - Monica Royal
Honorable Mention
Monica Royal

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Grand Prize Package:
  • $1,000 cash
  • Publication of the winning photo in an upcoming issue of Outdoor Photographer
  • Tamrac's Evolution 9 Photo Backpack
  • A Gitzo GT2532S Series 2 Systematic 3-Section Tripod and 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

LumiQuest Sony Duggal Manfrotto GITZO PNY Tamrac

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