Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the red color as found in nature in this photo contest made possible by our friends at The Nik Collection by Google. Easily create the photos you’ve imagined with six powerful plug-ins for Photoshop®, Lightroom®, or Aperture®.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Michael Shainblum for his collaboration as a guest judge. Michael Shainblum is a 24 year old fine art landscape photographer and a filmmaker based out of San Francisco CA. He has worked with companies such as Nike, Disney, BMW and Jeep as well as being featured by National Geographic, Vice, The Weather Channel and Wired Magazine.

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Grand Jury Winner

"This image is a perfect representation of red in nature, a beautiful mountain scene. I love the layers in the photograph and the red/orange tones against the foggy monochromatic mountain side. This is a very well put together photo, nice work." - Michael Shainblum

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"Crisp details and a captivating scene captured here. The water droplets add a wonderful element to the frame and the complimentary colors work super well here. The frame seems a little cramped and the edge tangets at the bottoms of the left/right sides are a bit distracting, overall this is a fantastic image." - Michael Shainblum

Runner Up

"This flower image is very beautiful. The composition is stunning and the wonderful spiral lines help give the image a very pleasing shape. My only nit pick is that it appears the red channels seem to be blown and are out of gamut.  My favorite part of this image is that its a perfect example that you do not need a super dramatic scene to make a beautiful photograph. " - Michael Shainblum

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