Layers in photography go beyond just stacking elements. They create a sense of depth, invite the viewer to explore different planes of the image, and weave a multi-dimensional story. We encourage you to experiment with various techniques - from foreground and background interplay, contrasting textures, to light and shadow dynamics. Whether it's a bustling cityscape, a serene landscape, or an intricate close-up, for this photo contest we invited you to show us how you can transform a simple scene into a layered masterpiece with chances to win a Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 lens and more cool prizes. Congratulations to the following finalists:

"Perpetua Storm_1883 " by (A)STownsend

"Love " by (A)BrittanyKnightFuller

"Alaska Glazier " by (A)jensen9cat

"Colleen " by Oaklandsteven

"Not much food for me... " by MetaHakan

"Golden Gate National Park " by (A)BrianvanNiekerk

"Frozen at sunrise " by (A)AllisLens

"Waifu " by SUGGA

"one tree" by lifearound

"Meteora Monastery " by JulieSanto

"incredible view of the dolomite mountains " by rockstalgica

"Dog portrait " by Fotojeanique

"Autumn foggy " by helaku

"Mirrors " by keegantwigg

"Down to the sea " by (A)LucaMenotti

"River Nith " by Shonaj

"BI Pier_Nov 2023-2 " by KyleForemanPhoto

"Mexican sunset " by Ashleygervais

"Blizzard of 2016 " by geniusart_works

"Cheetah contemplating " by (A)VanRensburg

"IMG_9713 " by Louisk

"DSC06089 " by mariguraspashvili

"Surfing " by fedorrazuvaev

"Ulysses and the Cyclops " by francescogola

"Margaret Bridge " by (A)milkyway

"Classic " by ezefer

"Gordes " by AlexandreDelPico

"Shooting cabin " by sully1364

"The redd foxx " by Patryk_George_Nature

"Chukotka Sleddog Tayèn " by Yonglei

"Bus " by Darrenp

"Overseas View " by GayleLucci

"_DSC9561.JPG " by TerriCoxPhotography

"Simona " by Denis09

"Along The Rocky Shorline " by AnnHopta

"Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak " by My_View

"Scotland at his best " by hedgehunter

" " by blankenshipphotography

"frame at st kilda pier " by caitlinjch

" " by CourtneyLuck

"London " by christopherbrearley

"Monument Valley, Arizona, 2023 " by Redleg76

" " by teodorasarbinska