Focus On Nature Photo Contest Contest Winners
First Place Winner: Kendall Rittenour
Title: Rushing Creek Below Moraine Lake
Congratulations to Kendall Rittenour who’s the First Place winner of this year’s Focus On Nature photo contest. Thanks to sponsorship from Ilford, Rittenour will receive $1,000 in cash and a $500 gift certificate for Ilford paper products. Rittenour describes the winning photo: “I’ve been to Moraine Lake many times, but this time I tried a fresh perspective. Instead of the typical vantage point everyone shoots, I saw people walking over this creek on their way to the main lookout and knew it would make a great foreground. I balanced on some rocks in the creek to capture the shot.”
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L USM , heavy-duty tripod
Second Place Winner: Leif Smith
Title: Palouse Falls
Palouse Falls under the Milky Way. Gear: Nikon D600, Tokina 16-28mm f2.8
Honorable Mention: Ajit Menon
Title: Aurora, Uttakleiv
A lovely aurora swirl over the beach in Uttakleiv in the Lofoten Islands of Norway.
Gear: D800, Zeiss 21mm
People's Choice Winner: Miles Morgan
Title: The Snake
Getting close to an active ocean entry is extremely dangerous, and one must constantly be looking out for explosions. Between retreats, I was able to get a couple of up-close images.
Gear: Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24, RRS Tripod and Ballhead