Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing rocks on water for a chance to win a fitbit wireless wristband. Tracks steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, it's slim, comfortable and easy to wear. A big thank you to guest judge Alex Mody. An emerging talent in nature photography, Alex Mody—winner of the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International 2009 Youth Photographer of the Year Award—specializes in landscape photography. Alex, based in Olympia, Washington, is a full-time professional photographer and tour leader. His nature images have been featured in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Nature’s Best Photography Magazine, N-Photo Magazine, as well as on a number of websites including Discovery Channel.com and NatureScapes.net. Additionally, Alex offers both private and full-group workshops near his home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Grand Jury Winner

"This is a very nice image, which captures a beautiful convergence of light and form. I like how the shape of the rounded cove along the shoreline mimics the shape of the clear patch of sky. Many of the shapes in the clouds provide nice symmetry with the rocks, sea, and mountains. Great light, too. The crepuscular rays are a nice touch. " - Alex Mody

Runner Up

"This is a very beautiful, surreal and otherworldly photo. I love the dreamy, soft water, and the contrast it provides with the sharp, contrasty rocks. The moon is in perfect position, and I really enjoy the subtle stars in the sky. I think it was a very good to go monochrome on this one." - Alex Mody

Runner Up

"Vibrant, colorful scene. The backlit water is very nice. I wonder if you could have gotten a sunstar at f/22" - Alex Mody

People's Choice

"Beautifully balanced composition. The placement of rocks and blurred water in the fg/mg keep my eye in the image because they provide symmetry with some of the shapes in the clouds. The color palate is wonderful, as well. Good job working with the ominous light and storm skies." - Alex Mody

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