Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best HDR photos of color in the HDR Colors Photo Contest from the Explore Series in collaboration with our friends at Macphun.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer John Barclay for his collaboration as a guest judge. John Barclay freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. John is a passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader. He is also an inspirational speaker, presenting his programs to audiences around the world. John’s work has been published in a number of books and magazines and is treasured by a number of private collectors. Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine and was chosen by Dewitt Jones to participate in his www.healingimages.org program. You can see his work and view his workshop schedule at www.barclayphoto.com

Grand Jury Winner

"This fits the theme of the contest so well and it has it all. The colors of HDR, an elegant simple composition and tasteful use of light. " - John Barclay

Runner Up

"I love the color of the fog with the tops of the building peaking through." - John Barclay

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"I’m a sucker for simple compositions. This is wonderful and enhanced by the solitary figure adding depth and scale." - John Barclay

Runner Up

"A great example of HDR done well. I love how the light is managed so well here. Light were it needs to be yet dark where it should be. A great story here." - John Barclay

Runner Up

"This is an elegant composition with color and a leading line that makes it sing! I especially like that it succesfully breaks the rule of never cutting an image in half." - John Barclay

Congratulations Amateur Winner "Riomaggiore - Cinque Terre - Italy" by CedricMayence

"What is not to like here? The soft gold light gracing the colorful buildings is so beautiful. The processing is subtle and not over the top." - John Barclay

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