The American Landscape 2012 Photo Contest

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Grand Prize Winner - Stephanie Sawyer
Grand Prize Winner
Stephanie Sawyer
Antelope Flats, Wyoming
Stephanie Sawyer wins a DSLR courtesy of Roberts Camera, a print courtesy of Duggal Visual Solutions, a one-year Zinio subscription to Outdoor Photographer and a hardcover book commemorating the contest courtesy of Blurb. Sawyer describes taking the photograph: "I was vacationing with my husband and two children, enjoying the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone for the first time. This was our last night before heading home. My family and I were walking around the town of Jackson Hole looking for a place to eat dinner. There were clouds rolling in, with a few isolated brief downpours. I kept thinking of the wildflowers on Antelope Flats Road I had noticed when visiting the cabins at Mormon Row earlier in our trip. I really wanted to photograph this spot with the stormy skies.

"I made a spur-of-the-moment decision, told my husband and kids to eat dinner without me, took the rental car and found a spot along the roadside of Antelope Flats Road. I waited for one of the brief downpours to pass before I crossed the road to set up my tripod and Canon in front of the wildflowers. For the next two hours, I just enjoyed the view, watching the sky change, clouds breaking and letting the colors of sunset hit them as the sun sank behind the Grand Tetons as I intermediately snapped away."

Sawyer created the panorama format by merging two overlapping horizontal images in Photoshop.

Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 17-40mm ƒ/4L USM, Lee soft graduated ND filter, Manfrotto 190 tripod, Manfrotto ballhead
Second Place - Adam Baker
Second Place Winner
Adam Baker
Third Place - Robert Beideman
Third Place Winner
Robert Beideman
 
People's Choice - Scott Reither
People's Choice Winner
Scott Reither
 
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Grand Prize Package:
  • Your choice of one Canon EOS 7D, Nikon D7000 or Sony SLT-A77, from Roberts Camera
  • Showcased in a special multi-spread feature in August 2012 Outdoor Photographer
  • Online publication in the Winners' Gallery.
  • A 16x20 print of your photo from Duggal
  • Hardcover high-quality Blurb photo book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Zinio Digital 1-Year Subscription to Outdoor Photographer
Second Place Package:
  • $150 Gift Card from Adorama
  • Showcased in a special multi-spread feature in August 2012 Outdoor Photographer
  • Online publication in the Winners' Gallery.
  • Hardcover high-quality Blurb photo book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Zinio Digital 1-Year Subscription to Outdoor Photographer
Third Place Package:
  • $100 Gift Card from Adorama
  • Showcased in a special multi-spread feature in August 2012 Outdoor Photographer
  • Online publication in the Winners' Gallery.
  • Hardcover high-quality Blurb photo book featuring winners and all finalists
  • Zinio Digital 1-Year Subscription to Outdoor Photographer
Finalists' Award:
  • Online publication in the Finalists' Gallery.
  • Hardcover high-quality Blurb photo book featuring winners and all finalists
 
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