Grand Prize Winner Hua Zhu

Mt. Assiniboine

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 16×20 print of the winning photo.


1st Prize Winner Don Hurzeler

Mauna Loa Milky Way


Honorable Mention Troy Shinn

Lady In The Canyon

This is Lower Antelope Canyon, with No HDR, just edited in post production.


Honorable Mention Peggy Alessio

Lake Reeds At Sunset

Lake reeds silhouetted at sunset. ISO 100, 1 sec exposure at f 11 @ 70 mm. Shot at sunset at Garrison Lake 2/3/2011 at 6:55 pm.


Honorable Mention Monica Royal

Frosted Sunrise

Frost of a window


People's Choice Winner Jeffrey Van Daele

Sunrise Frog

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