The Best of Show image was very difficult to choose this year. There were so many really fine photographs submitted. The final image was chosen for its wonderful composition and its portrayal of the small wonders of the alpine environment. The red Columbine is an iconic species and the image of it entwined with the edible wild vine is a great example of found photography in the field. – Fred Lord, photo judge
Best of Show – Frank Zurey “Humpback Breaching” Fauna Category. Judge Fred Lord commented: “This is one of those iconic images many of us dream of. The award is given in honor of the persistence, luck and preparation that are necessary to capture such a photograph.”
Sixteen RMOWP members submitted photo and video entries, down from an average of 25 for the past five years, but the quality remained high.
Best of Show Photography – Laurie Ford “Return to Freedom” Scenics Category
A little more than 500 still photos and videos were submitted for RMOWP’s 2018 contest, according to contest chair Frank Zurey. He said these came from 26 RMOWP members. The winners were announced at the closing banquet of this year’s conference in Alamosa, Colorado, along with a presentation of the images. See the gallery of winners at the bottom of this page.
The number of entries and items entered in this year’s contest increased by about 25 percent over the last few years. Thirty-two members submitted 502 images in this year’s contest, almost 100 more than last year. Winners were announced at the conference closing banquet in Sierra Vista, with a presentation of the images.
Below are the results of the 2015 photography contest, which were announced during our annual conference in Ouray, Colorado. A total of 427 images were submitted by 24 members. Continue reading 2015 Photo Awards