Photo Contest: Honorable Mentions
We had so many wonderful photos in the Trailspace photo contest, that we wanted to highlight a few more of the top contenders in each category. Here are the Honorable Mentions photos (fourth- to sixth-ranked per category).
- Landscape - Honorable Mentions
- People Outdoors - Honorable Mentions
- Nature and Wildlife - Honorable Mentions
"Angwin Sunset" by Ken Seino (Kendog)
About Ken: Ken also had the top-ranked photo in People Outdoors with "Eichorn Pinnacle."
"White Water River" by Scott McWatty (squatty)
About Scott: Scott was our grand prize winner in the contest with "Freeze," his picture of a red-bellied woodpecker.
About the photo: This image was taken at the base of the Upper White Water Falls along the Foothills Trail in Oconee County, South Carolina. My brother and I had just completed the decent into the valley where the trail crosses over the White Water River. I told my brother to take a rest while I took some photos. Literally, while I'm taking this shot, my brother decides he's going to begin climbing out on the rocks to get to the bridge that allows you to cross the river and slips and sprains his ankle. He was a trooper though and hiked out nearly two miles from there with a bummed up ankle back to the car.
"Cottonwoods and log barn with Grand Teton" by Gary Palmer
About Gary: I am a 30+ year veteran of hiking, camping, traveling, bicycle touring, and photography. I have been all over the USA since my first trip in 1977 at age 21.
About the photo: The picture was taken at a place called Mormon Row in central Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is of an old barn built in the end of the 1800s. The area was settled by pioneers around the later part of that century, before them came the mountain men and fur trappers.
"Vidmo" by Vaclav Bednar (vaso)
About Vaclav: Vaclav was the third-place winner in People Outdoors with "Resolution."
About the photo: I was on my way down the Alpspitze, a hill near the Germany and Austria border (it is regarded as the most beautiful hill in Germany), when I saw Vidmo — an interesting atmospheric phenomenon arising from small water drops in air. It took only a few seconds, but just enough to take interesting photo.
"The Wave" by Nancy Adams
About Nancy: Nancy was our third place winner in Landscape with "Bearpaw Fire, Grand Tetons."
About the photo: The Wave is a sandstone rock formation near Page, Arizona.
"Buckskin Gulch" by Gary Palmer
About Gary: Gary also earned an Honorable Mention in Landscape, above.
About the photo: This shot was taken about halfway down the Buckskin Gulch canyon. It is the longest slot canyon in America at 13 miles long. It is 3 to 6 feet wide and 600 to 1,000 feet deep.
"Looking over the menu" by Ed Suer (77bronco_ed)
About Ed: Although it does not happen as often as I would like, I still enjoy getting out the Moss tent and walking nature trails, and on occasion the mountain bike gets off pavement and onto some dirt. Recently I have begun photographing and displaying the Michigan wildlife I have been fortunate to experience while outdoors. Photography is a personal and peaceful way to enjoy nature and get a little exercise while outdoors.
About the photo: This photo of a Barred Owl was taken in Michigan last fall using Nikon equipment.
"Okefenokee Swamp Resident" by Michelle Cutter (shell684)
About Michelle: I am a nurse at Shands Children's Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. On my days off I love hiking, camping, and being outdoors. I have been learning about photography and hope to someday use my photos to inspire people to protect our wild outdoor places.
"Oregon Coast" by Nancy Adams
About Nancy: In addition to her Honorable Mention in People Outdoors, above, Nancy was our third place winner in Landscape with "Bearpaw Fire, Grand Tetons."
Congratulations to all of our Honorable Mention photographers, and a big thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Trailspace photo contest. Whether you entered, voted, or just enjoyed the photos, your participation made the contest a success, and a lot of fun. Thanks!
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All images entered in the Trailspace photo contest are copyrighted by the photographer.