Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shows the golden hour in The Golden Hour Photo Contest with chances to win a Nations Photo Lab Credit and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Joe Desjardins for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Joe Desjardins is an award winning, published and nationally accredited photographer in multiple disciplines of photography through the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). He’s also received a Master Photographer designation in Nature Photography ( MPN ) with the Masters Photographers International Organization. Working out of the Calgary, AB region, his passions includes wildlife, equine and landscape photography. Teaching has also become a large part of his photographic life and loves the enthusiasm the students bring to the classroom.

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"Beautiful light, impeccable timing and a different spin on what could of been a more traditional shot of a whale tale. The ability to freeze the action in this gorgeous golden hour is impressive. A fine print for the wall! " - Joe Desjardins

Runner Up

"Great mood to this image. It makes me want to know more about this shipwreck. Love the movement of the water and the leading footsteps in the sand. Great composition and beautiful light!" - Joe Desjardins

Runner Up

"The long exposure creating movement in the clouds along with the stillness of the water gives me a sense of calm. The rock wall leading to the end of the pier hitting the sun, keeps me captive within this image." - Joe Desjardins

Runner Up

"Takes me back to my childhood innocence, when fun time was all the time. The attention to detail, rim lighting and control of the shadows to see the wonderful expressions is what makes this a strong image. Just can’t help but smile. Excellent job!" - Joe Desjardins

Runner Up

"The attention to the shadow detail, placement of the sun and the leading lines from the first flower moving to the right then left towards the sun keeps me engaged. Beautiful subject, gorgeous light." - Joe Desjardins

Runner Up

"Such a strong image with it’s leading lines, perfect silhouette and the sense of tranquility. Well done!" - Joe Desjardins

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