Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing deserts arounds the world in the Desert Vistas Photo Contest with chances to win a G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive plus a ViewBug Prize Package, an
Exclusive Blog Feature and much more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Spencer Pablo for his collaboration as a guest judge. Bashful unless stirred by technology and with a penchant to laugh at his jokes before anyone else gets it, Spencer Pablo may be one of the most oddly placed characters among the Sony Artisans of Imagery. Introduced to his colleagues as the “nerd” of the bunch, he has a knack to always be on the lookout for an opportunity to learn– anything from circuit board design to child rearing. Comfortable behind a lens for over 20 years, his images have appeared in newspapers and museums.His work spans from landscapes to travel to family portraiture, and anything from behind the camera to in front of a classroom.

Grand Jury Winner

"This is my pick for the grand prize. Texture for days! I love the processing. The warmth of the earth and the cooler temperatures of the sky allow each to stand out and balance the image. This image must be printed large to fully enjoy. It’s tough to tell from this viewpoint if this is possible, but if a longer lens was used, you would be able to compress the the scene a little bit and make the moon a little larger. That would get you a different image, but would be something nice to try. Good work!" - Spencer Pablo

Runner Up

"The lighting, sharp edge, and pristine sand­­so much to like in this dramatic image. I love the composition. Personally, I would have preferred a slightly different palette for the sky­­something cooler to give the image additional interest and balance. Doing that would allow the dune to stand out a little more. This image needs to be printed large and stared at for hours." - Spencer Pablo

Finalist

"The lighting, sharp edge, and pristine sand­­so much to like in this dramatic image. I love the composition. Personally, I would have preferred a slightly different palette for the sky­­something cooler to give the image additional interest and balance. Doing that would allow the dune to stand out a little more. This image needs to be printed large and stared at for hours." - Spencer Pablo

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