One of the best ways to use wide-angle lenses is through landscape and architectural photography. It allows you to capture so much more of the environment than with a normal lens, and it's perfect for capturing large objects in an interesting way. When using wide-angle lenses, it's important to pay attention to the background; use the foreground object to guide your viewer through the photo so they're not distracted by a cluttered environment. For this photo contest, we invited you to share your best wide-angle shots with chances to win a Portable Projector and more in the process. Congratulations to the following finalists:

"Grand Canal Trieste " by ericcriswell

"Caf and the City I " by ArtMoodVisualz

"Snowy Bench " by taylormushinski

"Wildflower Sunset " by sdondero

"Tall Aspens " by CarlsonImages

"I took this photo after 3 days of very bad weather. So i was even happier to see this amazing sunset. " by curiosum

"Tekniska Hogskolan " by ajmphoto

"_MG_3872 " by Talmaza

"Hoover Dam " by JTello

"Wilhelmina Bay " by johndelalande

"On the plain " by candaphoto1

"Rising Tall " by paaluglefisklund

"Horseshoe Bend on The Owens River " by RS2Photography

"Trondheim " by AstaNor

"cinema colloseum " by kasper

"Guillemins, Liège, Belgium " by Pjerry

"Rocklyn Zion United Methodist Church " by BigJer

"Greenwood Plantation's Oak Alley " by BonnieMarquette

"Old Goldmine " by ConnyC

"Highway Weather " by HENKEL

"La Jolla Landscapes 10 " by kenfong_7038

"Colors " by LucBaekelandt

"Best with no roads " by dennisglisson

"The Mill " by HenrikSpranz

"Moody falls " by RangerRobPhotography

"Rocky Sunrise in Swiss Alps, 10β€˜800 feet above sea level " by patmeierphoto

"30th street sunset " by aprocchi

"Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters " by Uphollandlatic

"Lofoten Island " by AnnHopta

"Norge " by JBramerPhotography

"fire sunset " by Reallycrazykiwi

"Reach for the Sky " by simalg05

"Oscoda Pier Sunrise " by donbenderphotography

"LasA " by LukaszLisiecki

"The Survivor " by antocamacho

"Cabin Fever " by Hedde

"In the golden forest " by alekrivec

" " by tomtyson

"Winter Wonderland " by terryc

"Abandoned Nuclear Plant " by Justtheletterk

"Frankfurt am Main Spring " by olegpitkovskiy

" " by (A)nicwarren

"_DSC2205 " by (A)martinsmith_4872

"Somewhere over the Rainbow " by (A)ales_neumeister

"Sweden in late January II " by (A)Robert222

"Mokrsko " by (A)Shoovar

" " by (A)karyllgonzalez

"malignemattyVB " by (A)PaulLavoieImages

"Birches " by (A)JaakkoK