Greetings and salutations!
Last Friday was the second Nature photo competition of the 2017/2018 photo season at the Cleveland Photographic Society, and it was another tough one! There was a perfect score during the Nature category which meant that everyone else had to do better just to get average scores. Be that as it may, I still did pretty good!
"Canola Field" - Did Not Place
This shot was taken during my trip to Washington and Oregon earlier this year. This was taken in the rolling hills of Palouse, Washington. Although it looks like it was a beautiful day, I actually digitally inserted the skyline, because it was otherwise washed out and bland.
"Sea of Clouds" - 3rd Place
I took this photo in the great Smoky Mountains in TN during a trip with several friends from the photo club. I was standing on the observatory at the top Clingmans dome. You are able to get good views of sunset from the parking lot, but if you're daring or motivated, there's a 1/2 mile hike up a very steep incline for this view.
"Oregon Coast" - 3rd Place
Another shot from my trip earlier this year while I was in Bandon, Oregon. It rained almost the entire time I was in Oregon, but there were a few days that turned out nice. This was during sunset among several sea stacks on our way from Newport towards Crater lake.
The next photo competition will be a People category on October 13th, and I'm really looking forward to it!
Hope you have an awesome day/week/month!