Winner: “Raindrops of a Flower” By Jeremy Janus

“My buddy and I met through photography a while back and we finally decided to meet and go shoot together. We were on the trek up to Lone Eagle Peak when he kept stopping to take photos of the flowers in the fields. I normally turn and burn on hikes, but he started showing me some of the macro shots he was taking, and he got me interested in them. I slowed down long enough to take some shots of the raindrops on the flowers and this one struck me instantly. I never took the time to slow down and appreciate the beauty of life up close, but this shot instantly captivated me. As the saying goes, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses, or put another way, don’t forget to stop and look at the raindrops on flowers.”