Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best HDR photos showing objects in the HDR Objects Photo Contest Explore Series with chances to win over $500 in  prizes with an Pad Mini 4 plus GOAL ZERO Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit and more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Ed Heaton for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Ed is a full-time professional photographer / educator and owner of Ed Heaton Photography. He teaches workshops and has given lectures at most of the major photography events throughout the United States. He is a Tamron Image Master, a Gitzo Ambassador and a Manfrotto Ambassador. He has also been hailed by Outdoor Photographer Magazine as a “Landscape Master” he is an Arcanum Master, a unique on-line learning community for creatives. His motto is “learning to capture light will make extraordinary images from ordinary subjects”. He truly believes that photography is all about the light and being able to capture and see light will make your images stand apart from the rest!

Grand Jury Winner

"This image captured my attention immediately with its old world feel. The exposure, depth of field, composition and not to mention the wow factor are spot on! I love the warm earthy colors and the orange clouds are icing on the cake. This image has so many things going for it, lines, tones, reflection and clouds. I love how the photographer captured this right as a few rays shown behind the Castle. It’s all about timing, patience and mastering your craft!  Well done!" - Ed Heaton

Runner Up

"An amazing image with fantastic tonal range. This image is extremely well done. I love the Rushing clouds (fitting title) and the magic hour light that is captured here. The clouds all seem to be pointing at our main subject, the boat which is perfectly placed within the frame. The super long exposure was spot on!" - Ed Heaton

Runner Up

"Great capture and I love the leading lines. These lines are astounding as they pull me into the image directing my eye to the bungalow. I also love the reflection of the wet boards captured just at the right moment with a mix of ambient light along with the porch light." - Ed Heaton

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