Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results
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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results on 11/24/2009 18:20:34 MST Print View

Companion forum thread to:

Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results

Congratulations, winners! I'll be in touch tomorrow to set up your lifetime memberships and gift certificates. Thanks to everyone who submitted!

Edited by addiebedford on 11/24/2009 18:21:39 MST.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results on 11/24/2009 18:41:20 MST Print View

Awesome shots.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: Re: Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results on 11/24/2009 18:59:08 MST Print View

Truly fantastic.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results on 11/24/2009 20:30:49 MST Print View

Nice to see some familiar names in there!

Patrick Starich
(pjstarich) - MLife

Locale: N. Rocky Mountains
Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Calendar? on 11/24/2009 20:51:31 MST Print View

Wow! Could there a BPL photo contest calendar in the future?

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Calendar? on 11/24/2009 21:20:15 MST Print View

Well done to all the winners and those that got a mention, awesome photos.

Calendar is a great thought

Nia Schmald
(nschmald) - MLife
Re: Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results on 11/24/2009 23:55:22 MST Print View

Great stuff from the entrants. Also I loved the constructive criticism. It will help me fix similar issues in my photos.

Ed Huesers
(iglooed) - MLife
Woo Hoo! on 11/25/2009 12:32:27 MST Print View

What can be better than a lifetime membership as retirement gets closer.
Thanks for the comments on the picture too, my next camera gear addition is in the plans... A ND filter, I see the need/use in a large percentage of my photos.
Thanks Folks,

Casey Cardwell
(Niles) - MLife

Locale: On the Dirt in Oregon
Thank you! on 11/25/2009 12:55:46 MST Print View

Thanks to the judges for their kind remarks and apt criticism! Considering the entries, I feel very lucky!

Thanks again!

David Johnston
(dsjtecserv) - MLife
Almost as much fun as taking them! on 11/25/2009 16:12:22 MST Print View

Thank you to the judges for their comments and suggestions, and congratulations to Sean and the other honorees.

Dave

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results on 11/25/2009 17:25:32 MST Print View

Since the entire lot of pictures were submitted electronically, why not post them ALL? I would imagine even the least rated picture would be inspiring and welcomed by all.

Sean Mahoney
(cutlassdude70) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Thanks!!! on 11/25/2009 20:37:29 MST Print View

What an awesome surprise! With all those amazing entries, I feel really lucky. :D There are some truly talented photographers in this community. :)

Sean

Patricia Combee
(Trailfrog) - F

Locale: Northeast/Southeast your call
RE: BPL photo contest on 11/26/2009 13:11:49 MST Print View

Very Sweet! Made me want to shoulder my pack, pick a scene and start walking into the photo.
Congrats to all.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
good, bad, ugly on 11/27/2009 21:43:56 MST Print View

First of all, awesome work! The finalists represent such a diverse body of work. Very inspiring.

Second, I enjoyed the article format enormously. As a complete hack photographer myself, the learning aspect was most welcome.

I do take issue with the winner (and I want to do this without any disrespect to you Sean, or your excellent work). Mesa Arch is 1/2 mile from the road, and at sunrise it's been photographed to death many times over. That would seem to disqualify it, given the stated criteria (emphasis added).

Keep up the good work BPL and fellow forum members.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Woo Hoo! on 11/27/2009 22:21:17 MST Print View

Ed, your photo is beautiful.

Ed Huesers
(iglooed) - MLife
Re: Re: Woo Hoo! on 11/30/2009 15:29:35 MST Print View

Thanks Craig. I've taken a lot of pictures over the years but I do believe this is my best one. I do keep looking for a better one though.

Sean Mahoney
(cutlassdude70) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Woo Hoo! on 12/03/2009 12:00:17 MST Print View

I agree with Craig. Ed, that photo is absolutely stunning. While it's dominated by dark tones, it works incredibly well and almost feels like a painting. I love it! :)

John Brochu
(JohnnyBgood4) - F

Locale: New Hampshire
Re: Re: Re: Re: Woo Hoo! on 12/03/2009 12:08:54 MST Print View

Wow, all of those photos are great and some of them are absolutely stunning. I first saw the article a few days ago and when I got home from work that night I pulled out my camera system and started thinking about how I could lighten it up so I would bring it along again!

(Figuring out how to capture shots like these would also provide extra motivation.)

Juston Taul
(Junction)

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Photos on 12/10/2009 10:03:04 MST Print View

Awesome pics guys/gals! Just makes me want to be outdoors even more.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Ask & Receive on 12/18/2009 16:06:07 MST Print View

I'm glad when I am able to finagle a little receiving back at ya when ya do some askin' about a really neat community project for us this year!

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