Grand Prize Winner Tomas Kaspar

Touch Of Light

On a morning walk through Redwoods National Park in California with his family, Tomas Kaspar finally got his shot. They had been there trying to take pictures for a week, but the fog would not let them. He captured this scene on the lastmorning of his trip after sunrise.”We just decided to go for a last walk, and the fogmoved in,” he recalls. They knew the area, having hiked the path they were on before, and hoped that the sun would burn through the fog.”Eventually that is exactly what happened for a brief moment,” he says.

Kaspar’s image takes top prize with winnings that include $1,500, a Gitzo GT2541 Carbon Fiber tripod and GH2780QR head, a Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo/Laptop backpack, a PNY 8 GB Hi-Speed Class 6 SDHC memory card, a Duggal 16×20 print of his photo, a LumiQuest ProMax System and a full pass to the Telluride Photo Festival.

Canon EOS-1Ds, Canon EF 17-40mm ƒ/4L USM, Circular Polarizer, tripod


1st Prize Winner John Williams

Evening Lullaby

Near shore rock formations provide ample compositions.
Be prepared for rain! Wading boots are helpful.


Honorable Mention Aaron Reed

The Sound Of Crashing Waves


Honorable Mention Fred Blood, III

Mono One


Honorable Mention Kevin Schelp

Rock Reflections

I’ve returned to Sand Harbor several times hoping for a nice sunset to back this small cove. The persistence seemed to pay off.


Honorable Mention Don Hurzeler

Zion Middle Pool


Honorable Mention Fred Littooy

Sand Dunes With Totem Pole, Monument Valley


Honorable Mention Leland Howard

Light In Forest

Aspen forest in autumn in the Wasatch Range.


People's Choice Winner Jim Wood

Fall Eagle River Nature Center Beaver Ponds

This is in Eagle River Valley just north of Anchorage at the Eagle River Nature Center at the Beaver Ponds. It was taken as the snow was beginning for winter.

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