Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing dots in the Dots Photo Contest with chances to win prizes by CECILIA.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Brad Olson for his collaboration as a guest judge. Brad approaches photography with a fascination for light, a keen eye for beauty and a quirky sense of humor. Specializing in fashion, editorial and lifestyle photography, Brad brings his experiences from video production, graphic design and music to create a visual style that is uniquely his own. Brad is a PhotoVogue Artist and a Getty Images contributing artist. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and daughter.

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Grand Jury Winner

"This is such a strong image for so many reasons.  The subject's gaze, the black and white edit, the shallow depth of field, the rhythm and repetition of the dots and beads all create such a powerful composition.  This photo really captured my attention and I know I'll be back to look at it again and again.   Well done!" - Brad Olson

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"I love how this photo embraced the theme in such a hauntingly beautiful way!  The cool tones under the sunny dots and the soft shadows make such an ethereal effect.  The exposure and post processing are evidence of a very experienced and skilled photographer." - Brad Olson

Runner Up

"Here are nature's dots captured expertly.  It is evident that the composition, exposure and timing were all carefully calculated for this photograph.  I like the background tones and the first bit of sunlight just starting to be seen.  The blurry background makes me think of movement and it's a nice contrast for this fast animal that was caught in a moment with nowhere to go." - Brad Olson

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