Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Congratulations to the Northwest Exposure Photo Contest Winners!

This year I once again served as a panel judge for Washington Trails Assocation's Northwest Exposure photo contest, joining my friend Dave Schiefelbein, Wade Trenbeath, Eli Boschetto and Kindra Ramos.  It was a fun evening, made easier for us thanks to all the hard work of Kindra.

This is an event I really enjoy taking part in.  I enjoy seeing the variety of images submitted, and seeing each photographer's perspective on both familiar and unfamiliar subjects.  There are a lot of talented photographers that take part in this contest.

Congratulations to all the winners!

The grand prize winner was Todd Mortensen for his fantastic image from one of my favorite Olympic beaches - Ruby Beach.  Todd also won Editor's Choice for his spring image from the Columbia Hills.

The categories being judged included Nature & Landscape, Flora & Fauna, Hikers In Action, and Families On Trail.  First, second and third place winners were selected.

To learn all the winning entries and to see these beautiful images, be sure to check out the Jan + Feb issue of Washington Trails magazine!  If you are not a subscriber, you can find the magazine at REI and other outdoor recreation supply stores.  Or better yet, go to http://www.wta.org/ and subscribe!

UPDATE:  The complete list of winners and their images can now be viewed on the WTA's web site!

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