Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the various shades of the color gray in this Pick Your Prize photo contest with chances to win a SanDisk 64 GB Card | Black Rapid Yeti Dual Camera Sling Strap | ViewBug PRO Membership | BESTEK® Nylon Backpack | Neewer® 3 In 1 Lens Kit Clip-On | 58MM Altura Photo Professional Super Fisheye Wide Angle Lens and more.

"All images were outstanding images that anyone could be proud of." - guest judge Charles Lupica

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Charles Lupica for his collaboration as a guest judge. International award winning photographer, author, and workshop leader. Owner / leader of the Online Photography learning community, 256 Shades of Gray™. My images have been sold worldwide for use in magazines, newspapers, brochures and even a jigsaw puzzle, featured artist July 2013 Artist Culture Magazine.

Grand Jury Winner

"The Polar Bear is a powerful image. Every line of the body denotes a wedge of natural power, grace, and beauty that it is riveting! The depth of field is outstanding." - Charles Lupica

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Runner Up

"I like everything about this.  This is such a familiar place and yet this is an entirely different representation of it.  Capturing the familiar in a way that is unique is the goal of every photographer. The misty river flowing into the fog gives an extra surreal feeling to the image. Wonderful tonal range and composition; especially the asymmetry created by placing the waterfall off to the right.  This is further to the right than I thik we would normally place it but this works beautifully to set up a dynamic that draws you in and around the image." - Charles Lupica

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"A really strong image and it looks like he could tell a few stories.  A well-executed example of using the Dragan Effect (or similar post processing) to add character and grit to an image." - Charles Lupica

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"Relies more on composition than the very extensive post of many of the other images.  It is well executed and draws the viewer in, at least dog lovers.  It speaks of the essence of a Golden Retriever.  The lines pull you around the image and the subtle vignette leads you into the picture.  It provides a sense of the comfort emotion captured." - Charles Lupica

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