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Focus on Nevada:Landscapes/nature

Awards: Honorable Mentions | Smartphone | Landscape/nature | Artistic/abstract | People in the moment | Places | Grand prize

Welcome to Desert Companion’s second annual “Focus on Nevada” photo contest. A quick note before you feast your eyes on the pages of terrific imagery that follow: This year, to bring a heightened mojo to these proceedings, we enlisted a cohort of judges — folks whose aesthetic sophistication jumped the decision-making process to a new level.

And there was plenty to judge: We received 1,442 submissions covering every conceivable permutation of our five categories: People/In the moment; artistic/abstract; landscapes/nature; places; and smartphones. The entries were strong, too; collectively they remind us what a vivid, diverse, fantastically interesting place we call home. We’re glad we had help picking the winners.

Now: enough of these words — on to the photos!

Judges: Julian Kilker, UNLV associate professor; Flo Rogers, Nevada Public Radio CEO; Jo Russ, artist; J.W. Zunino, landscape architect

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Landscape - 2nd place - Eric Wright

2nd Place
ERIC WRIGHT
Semi-professional

Camera
Nikon D7000

Lens
Nikon 18-55MM

 

Landscape - Mike Wetzel - 1st Place

1st Place
MIKE WETZEL
Amateur/Student

Camera
Canon EF 16-35MM F/2.8L II

ISO
5000

Shutter Speed
30 Seconds

Lens
F/2.8

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