Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best still or moving water photos in the Lakes Or Rivers Photo Contest with chances to win $500 cash prize – to cover round-trip airfare, two nights hotel + lens rental to create the best photo adventure!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Valerie Millett for her collaboration as a guest judge. She’s captivated by the geology, sediment sculptures, sandstone art and colors of The American Southwest. She aspires to see as much of it as she can. To touch it, sleep under it, dream about it, write about it, photograph and paint it.

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Grand Jury Winner

"Searching for the words, kind of speechless and then finally, Exquisite. That's what I come up with when I see this image of Hillary Younger.  Hillary's image is so beautifully balanced. The deliberate thoughtfulness of the composition makes this image exceptional. This is a photographer serious about the craft and it's appreciated. I love the complex lead in, well seen! It's an exquisite trip from the bottom to the top of the starry night. Kudos to you for keeping the colors real. The processing is superb!. Congrats" - Valerie Millett

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"I love this foreground, its detail and again, careful composition. Breathtaking scene, perfect exposure, beautifully processed. Great work!" - Valerie Millett

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"Just beguiling! Natures fractals, I love them. Beautifully seen and processed. I love the muted colors. " - Valerie Millett

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"Wonderful scene with a dreamy warm feel. Thoughtful composition, beautiful use of the ice as a lead in. Beautiful light! Superb image! " - Valerie Millett

Amateur Winner

"I found myself drawn a bit to this image because of how unconventional the composition was. I really like the thinking outside the box-ness of this. The interesting part of this (for me at least) is in the patterns and the muted colors. Lovely image." -  Valerie Millett

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