Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shot showing the magic of light in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Focal Press. Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for over 75 years.

A special thanks to friends and renowned photographers Steven Biver and Paul Fuqua for their collaboration as guest judges. Steven Biver has over twenty years of experience as a commercial photographer specializing in portraits, still life, photomontage, and digital manipulation. His client list includes Johnson & Johnson, USDA, William & Mary College, Condé Nast, and IBM. He has been honored with awards from Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW Magazine, and Adobe, who have also included his work on a Photoshop 'extras' disc to inspire other photographers. Paul Fuqua has worked as an editorial and wildlife photographer for more than thirty-five years.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Foggy Night at the Oceanside Pier" by larrymarshall

Foggy Night at the Oceanside Pier by larrymarshall - Magical Light Photo Contest

"This striking image combines a beautiful range of colors with a naturally focused and directed beam of light. The result is a wonderful example of light used in both a creative and masterful way." - Steven Biver and Paul Fuqua

Congratulations Runner Up "Before dawn gathering" by fletche

Before dawn gathering by CPF_Photography - Magical Light Photo Contest


"This is an excellent example of how diffuse light, a limited tonal range and brilliant composition combine to produce an eye-catching painterly image." - Steven Biver and Paul Fuqua

Congratulations Runner Up "Curious Kitten II" by Cbries

Curious Kitten II by Cbries - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Great example of the use of backlighting to produce a bright “rim light” around the subject. In addition this photograph of the kitten “captures a moment” beautifully." - Steven Biver and Paul Fuqua

Congratulations People's Choice "Tevere" by Tomek

Tevere by Tomek - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Daybreak" by philipjohnson

Daybreak by philipjohnson - Magical Light Photo Contest

"NewYearsDayStormComposite" by brennanellis

NewYearsDayStormComposite by brennanellis - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Barn Owl" by TML777

Barn Owl by TML777 - Magical Light Photo Contest

"In the herd" by jessebrownnelson

In the herd by jessebrownnelson - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Elan Valley at Night" by philowen

Elan Valley at Night by philowen - Magical Light Photo Contest

"NY Sky" by ShutterSpeak

NY Sky by ShutterSpeak - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Sparkle" by sharischultzmccollough

Sparkle by sharischultzmccollough - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Golden Glow" by MissSandy

Golden Glow by MissSandy - Magical Light Photo Contest

"In the Shadow" by howardashton-jones

In the Shadow by howardashton-jones - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Fall in Ottawa" by eNasser

Fall in Ottawa by eNasser - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Wet" by Child_Expressions

Wet by Child_Expressions - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Winter Carnival" by GeoffColeImages

Winter Carnival by GeoffColeImages - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Autumn Storm" by ajbeardslee

Autumn Storm by ajbeardslee - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Just Another Day" by heathermcfw

Just Another Day by heathermcfw - Magical Light Photo Contest

"A bond begins" by samanthawhitelaw

A bond begins by StudioEquine - Magical Light Photo Contest

"sunset at the windmill" by philbailey

sunset at the windmill by philbailey - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Up on the hill" by alexandrubobica

Up on the hill by alexandrubobica - Magical Light Photo Contest

"LONDON, Tower Bridge, UK." by felicebellini

LONDON. by felicebellini - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Diavolo" by kdm222

Diavolo by kdm222 - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Olivia" by imagineit

Olivia by imagineit - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Morning Dew!" by sharischultzmccollough

Morning Dew! by sharischultzmccollough - Magical Light Photo Contest

"soft toned winter" by geertweggen

soft toned winter by geertweggen - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Water Art" by SueAnnSimon

"misty meadow" by PhotobyArntsen

misty meadow by AlexanderArntsen - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Enter the light" by saintek

Enter the light by saintek - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Mt. Ranier Sunset" by larrymarshall

Mt. Ranier Sunset by larrymarshall - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Sous-le-fort street" by JeffTTL

SOUS-LE-FORT STREET by EricCoulombe - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Creation" by mikemarshall

Creation by mikemarshall - Magical Light Photo Contest

"SteveDondero_Iceland_AuroraOnBeach" by sdondero

SteveDondero_Iceland_AuroraOnBeach by sdondero - Magical Light Photo Contest

"image" by JACJAX

image by JACJAX - Magical Light Photo Contest

"untitled" by lianeguerinbolles

Upper Antelope canyon. by lianeguerinbolles - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Water Jewellry" by Andriystepanov

Water Jewellry by Andriystepanov - Magical Light Photo Contest

"City of lights" by spikerbagger

City of lights by spikerbagger - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Coney Island-2" by Ed_Erglis_Photography

Coney Island-2 by Ed_Erglis_Photography - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Just Think" by jimmoon_8772

Just Think by jimmoon_8772 - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Perfect Light" by CasaBay_Photo

Perfect Light by CasaBay_Photo - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Adventure in the snow" by jennygreen1878

Adventure in the snow by jennygreen1878 - Magical Light Photo Contest

"October" by AgnieszkaD

October by AgnieszkaD - Magical Light Photo Contest

"morning rays" by geoffrobb

morning rays by geoffrobb - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Aurora" by Soulkey

Aurora by Soulkey - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Fog through the forest" by filiperemita

Fog through the forest by filiperemita - Magical Light Photo Contest

"estonia in early spring" by Robert222

estonia  by Robert222 - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Njordljos" by Boholm

Njordljos by Boholm - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Sun and rain" by corradomariani

Sun and rain by corradomariani - Magical Light Photo Contest

"Rainography" by ginnardarchibald

Rainography by ginnardarchibald - Magical Light Photo Contest