3rd Annual YFP Photo Contest Photo Contest Winners
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
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
Honorable Mention Kevin Schelp
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.