The Washington Trails Association's 7th annual Northwest Exposure photo contest is underway now, with a deadline of October 16th, 2009. If you have an interest in photography and the outdoors, I highly recommend you consider it; it's a lot of fun!
I first became involved in the contest in 2006 when I entered this image of Prusik Peak at sunrise. The image won 1st Place in the Wilderness Landscape category, paving the way for several other honors and opportunities for the image and its use.
Since then, I have been asked to return to serve as a contest judge for the event, and have been honored to do so. The honor will continue for this year's 2009 contest.
Check out the Contest Rules and submit your best images for the five listed categories. If you place, your image will appear on the pages of the January/February 2010 issue of Washington Trails magazine.
About the Image: The image of Prusik Peak was taken very near camp at Sprite Lake in the Enchantment Lakes. It had rained all night. We awoke to find ourselves in clouds, with not much hope for a sunrise. Still I set up for this shot and watched the sky. Soon, hope emerged as the suns rays began to penetrate the low clouds and highlight the granitic peak. Then the larches began to turn a brilliant orange as the sun's rays penetrated further and cast magic upon the foreground. It was a celebration!