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: Camila Deribeprey, fashion blogger; Bill Hughes, photographer; Jerry Metellus, photographer; Victor Rodriguez, creative director; Dana Satterwhite, gallerist; Christopher Smith, Desert Companion art director
Cannon EOS-1D Mark IV
Nikon AFS 24-70 F/2.8