Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos of nature at night in this photo contest with chances to win Manfrotto Tripods and more. The Altura Photo Professional Rain cover protector is designed to protect your Medium to Large DSLR camera from any unexpected weather condition. The Compact Light is the lightest tripod in Manfrotto range and is the natural connection between a mini and full size tripod. It has been perfectly designed to fit all Compact System Cameras and thanks to its compact dimensions and feather-light weight, it is born to be with you always. With the universal ¼” camera attachment and the new quick wheel you can attach and detach your camera in seconds.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Nicholas Pappagallo for his collaboration as a guest judge. For Nicholas, noticing the small treasures in life has really helped him fine tune his skills. Eventually, his passion for photography expanded & he formed PAC (Photographers Adventure Club llc), the biggest and most active photography club. Being surrounded by many gifted photographers has given Nicholas the unique opportunity to broaden his own talents into a variety of different categories. When he isn't behind the camera shooting events, weddings or portraits he is teaching other photographers basic photography skills, Lightroom editing & how to take their own skills to the next level.

Grand Jury Winner

"I really enjoyed this image, the composition was excellent, and the image has it all.  My eye starts in the foreground, near the snow and travels up to the Aurora, then back down to the city lights and around the rest of the image.  It is a stunning image.  The other thing I love is the sharpness of the stars, they are pinpoint and that is not only knowing the settings but all the limitations of the gear you own.  The clouds are a nice touch as well, and well the reflection - just wow - this image has it all!  Congratulations and keep up the outstanding work." - Nicholas Pappagallo

Runner Up

"The milky way is looked upon around the globe and photographed many times, this image connects us with all the details and stunning colors that are not often seen.  I love the selected location, it is not only beautiful but adding the human element shows the scale of how huge the rocks and cliffs are.  The silhouette reaching for that one bright star is a great touch to this image that set it apart for me from other images.  The stars are very sharp aside for some slight lens "coma" in the upper right corner.  Thank you for sharing this beautiful image." - Nicholas Pappagallo

Runner Up

"This is a perfect reflection of the first snow.  I love the mirror image of the  mountain in the moonlight. Compositionally it works for me as the reflection is a beautiful foreground.  the image draws me into the story.  I like how the trees naturally frame the tall part of the mountain.  Thank you for sharing - keep up the great work!" - Nicholas Pappagallo

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