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2013 Photo Contest Winners!
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Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
2013 Photo Contest Winners! on 12/10/2013 20:54:49 MST Print View

Companion forum thread to:

2013 Photo Contest Winners!

Hoot Filsinger
(filsinger) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: 2013 Photo Contest Winners! on 12/10/2013 22:23:00 MST Print View


Your photo was a stand out for me. Lighting, composition, and mood that speaks for wild places.

Corbin McFarlane
(raven15) - MLife
Why Thank You on 12/10/2013 23:59:11 MST Print View

There are a lot of great pictures here, I don't envy the judges (though I suppose the weighting system makes it easier for them to shoulder the burden of handing out places).

For better or worse, mine was/is still a bit of a work in progress, right now I'm leaning more towards this interpretation, though it may have lost some of the grit I liked.
Sunrise Over Old Lake Marian

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
2013 photo contest on 12/11/2013 07:02:19 MST Print View

Congratulations folks. Much stronger pool of entry than in previous years.

Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
Awesome on 12/11/2013 10:46:15 MST Print View

I'm so excited to be in the calendar. Thank you judges and all of the other photographers. What a great collection of back country images!

Brendan Mulholland
(dools009) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Calendar Discount on 12/11/2013 12:50:33 MST Print View

If anyone's looking to buy the calendar I found a 20% off discount coupon for (the company that BPL links you to when you buy the calendar through them). You can sign up for a 30 day trial of their free shipping program with an easy opt-out and the calendar comes to just under $24 shipped.

Disc: Not affiliated with Zazzle just wanted to get the discount out there if people were interested.

I'll post this in the gear deals as well (forum boss's feel free to zap me if that doesn't work).


Edited by dools009 on 12/11/2013 12:55:32 MST.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: 2013 Photo Contest Winners! on 12/11/2013 12:53:52 MST Print View

Brendan Swihart always bringing the goods. Congratulations to you sir.

Brendan S
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Re: Re: 2013 Photo Contest Winners! on 12/11/2013 14:18:13 MST Print View

Gracias. Good stuff everyone.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: 2013 Photo Contest Winners! on 12/11/2013 19:11:45 MST Print View

Great job Brendan, I remember loving that photo when it was first put up on your blog. I'm always excited to see you put something new up.

There are some great photos in there everyone.

Now if I can just work on getting Nick B. to share the location of that secret Channel Islands coveā€¦..

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Beautiful on 12/11/2013 19:16:31 MST Print View

Some exceptional shots here. Nice to be able to read a bit about the pictures as well. I am impressed!

Brendan Mulholland
(dools009) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Powerful work on 12/11/2013 23:36:29 MST Print View


Found your take on the Muir Hut really powerful. You did a great job bringing out the texture in the rock that ties the Hut to the mountains. Definitely a stand out.


Edited by dools009 on 12/11/2013 23:37:57 MST.

Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
Re: Powerful work on 12/12/2013 14:02:32 MST Print View

I echo Brendan's statement. Stunning image.

Corbin McFarlane
(raven15) - MLife
Showing faces on 12/12/2013 22:22:30 MST Print View

Along those lines...I would like to congratulate both photographers who showed faces. It is easy for the person behind the camera to get shy, or for backpackers to fall behind while fiddling with the camera. It takes extra effort to be bold enough and/or dedicated enough to show a person facing you.

R Alsborg
(FastWalker) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Re: Re: 2013 Photo Contest Winners! on 12/13/2013 00:42:01 MST Print View

Corbin and Joseph +1

joseph hawkins
(hawkjody) - MLife

Locale: Central California
Honored to be selected on 12/17/2013 14:52:03 MST Print View

I am honored to have had my photo selected for the calender. IT is fair to criticize the fact i lugged a canon 7d for 50 miles along the JMT, not a common item in a light weight backpacking kit.

However one of the great joys i get out of backpacking is the ability to share my experienced with others, who may not be able to get out into the back-country. For those of you who are interested you can seem more of my work at my blog site: , i also have an active presence on Google+ as +Joseph Hawkins publishing mostly in the #landscape Photography community.

Happy Trails


joseph hawkins
(hawkjody) - MLife

Locale: Central California
Re: Powerful work on 12/17/2013 15:18:03 MST Print View

Thanks for comments Brendan, to answer your question this photo is a hand held HDR composite of three exposures, then extra detail brought out using NIK Filter: Tonal Contrast