Thank you to all the photographers that shared their your best shots showing the dark shape and outline of mountains in the Mountain Shapes Photo Contest with chances to win a $700 cash prize and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Cliff Baise for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Cliff Baise is a freelance commercial and portrait photographer. He specializes in seniors and corporate photography with a style consisting of colorful and energetic imagery. Based in Arlington, Texas, he feels fortunate to be able to spend a good amount of time on personal projects, traveling, collaborating and leading workshops.

Grand Jury Winner

"Such powerful elements had to come together to make this wonderful scene. I love the symmetry and graphic nature of the image, but what amazes me the most is the shape the aurora creates to perfectly frame the mountain." - Cliff Baise

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"This photo is nothing short of amazing. There are so many good elements, from the kissing of light on the golden trees, to the beautiful gradation on the field below. The little church is simply the cherry on top of an incredible scene." - Cliff Baise

Runner Up

"Wow. That mountain is absolutely incredible. The detail, clarity and light is amazing. Having the human element of the gondola really brings the scale into perspective and makes for a perfect composition." - Cliff Baise

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"It’s just so beautiful. It’s hard to believe this perfect scene is not a composite. Any professional would be proud to have this photograph at the top of their portfolio." - Cliff Baise

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"It is such a joy to see this unusual composition. The texture and shape of the wood is so good. The little peaks in the wood really compliment the shapes of the mountain and the overall tone is extremely relaxing." - Cliff Baise

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