2019 The American Landscape Contest Finalists

We received more than 1,700 submissions to our 2019 The American Landscape Photography Contest. The following slideshow displays our 25 finalist images, as well as the three winning shots!

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Rolling Sky Over The Prairie

Rolling Sky Over The Prairie
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Photographer: Constance Mier

Description: These are typical summer storm clouds over a wetland prairie in south Florida, located in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Being accessible only by paddle boat, it’s not an area where I can get out of my canoe and set up to shoot on foot. Instead, I must stay in the anchored canoe and place the tripod off to the side in the shallow water. The legs sink a foot or more in the soft mud but once firmly planted, I can attach the camera and shoot.

Gear & Settings: Sony a77 II, Sony SAL 16-50mm lens at 16mm, Induro CLT303L series 3 tripod, Oben BC-126 Ballhead. Exposure: 0.6 sec, f/13, ISO 100.


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