Colors Coming Through Assignment Winner Jody Partin

Congratulations to Jody Partin for winning the recent Colors Coming Through Assignment with the image, “Gros Ventre Sunrise.” See more of Partin’s photography at

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Winner: "Gros Ventre Sunrise" By Jody Partin


“I camped alone in my car the night before, and it was a frigid 7 degrees,” recalls Partin. “I got up early and headed to this spot where I thought there might be potential for a good sunrise over the river. I pulled my Subaru Outback over to the road shoulder to wait for sunrise, and as I pulled over and stopped, I felt the car slip a bit further than I intended. I knew the car was stuck in the snowbank, but I decided to think about that after the sunrise. I took this image, and after the light became overcast, I started trying to dig out of the snow. After a good bit of failure, some nice men in a pickup truck came along and offered to pull me out. It took about 45 minutes to get me unstuck, but I walked away with a beautiful shot. Well worth the embarrassment!”

Nikon D810, Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens. Exposure: 1/25 sec, f/16, ISO 500.