Mystical Adventures Photo Contest Contest Winners
Grand Prize Winner: Mike Stammberger
Title: Point Reyes, California
In Point Reyes, California, Mike Stammberger found himself with perfect photo conditions for the first time. The previous four or five occasions when he had visited the area, it was either extremely windy or foggy. “This time it was clear with no clouds in the sky,” he recalls. “So I thought I’d focus on those sea stacks offshore.” The dreamy image earns top honors in the OP Mystical Adventures Photo Contest presented by India’s Ministry of Tourism. Prizes include a Tamrac 3385 Speed Pack, a Duggal 16×24-inch print of the photo, a Pelican Storm Case and a Gitzo GT2541 tripod with GH2780QR head.
Nikon D60, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm ƒ/2.8G ED, Manfrotto Tripod and ballhead
1st Prize Winner: Jesse Estes
Title: Sourthern Oregon Coast
Taken at sunset along a remote area of the Southern Oregon coast as 20 foot waves crashed below.
Honorable Mention: Jan Dospel
Title: Lava Viewing
Lava viewing from a boat on the Big Island, Hawaii.
Honorable Mention: Mel Rabinowitz
Title: Bright Eyes
This young lady was very interested in my snow white beard, and kept reaching out to touch it. When I raised the camera to take her photo, she quickly wrapped her headpiece around her mouth. It’s not apparent in the picture, but she was actually laughing as I took it.
Honorable Mention: John Roush
Title: Storm Clearing At Yosemite
Following a rainy night, I made this image in Yosemite Valley late morning.
People's Choice Winner: Mitch Ridder
Title: Flattop Mountain
Shot in early October, the day after a snow storm blew through.