Photo by Mike Distler
"A warmly lit man, stares serenely into the sunset: mountains fading into the distance, and a lens flare highlighting the path he's looking towards."
The photographer provided additional information that this shot was taken at “Craggy Gardens Pinnacle during sunset, (they were) able to get this picture to the person, and have made a lifelong friend along the way. This is the true beauty of landscape photography. Not always about the Scenery, but always about the friends you meet along the way.”
Photo by Esther Miller
Photo by Art Webster
Photo by Manoah Suttles
Photo by Jacob Hanlon
“A glowing mushroom in a field of grass at night-time. The glowing effect was achieved by placing a small flashlight behind the stipe of the mushroom, pointing up into the underside of its cap.”
Photo by Cierra Robinson
Photo by Paola Lopez Cervantes
Photo by Brenda Benik
“This photo was taken at the Tryon Equestrian Center at a hunter/jumper competition. The photo is a pan shot showing a motion blur in the background and a frozen-in-action, in-focus shot of the horse and rider at the moment of clearing the "gate" (or the highest point) during the jump.”
Photo by Beth Jones
Photo by Laura Stapleton
Photo by Pamela Mumby
Photo by Lindsey Freeman
“This image is of a firefighter shot through the flames coming off of a car. This was shot purely ambient light with the sun behind the camera."
Photo by Zack Morgan
“A figure study in black and white. A woman is sat hunched over on a stool. Her arms are crossed and hanging in front of her torso. Her feet are brought up on top of the stool with her knees splayed outward. Her hair is draped in front of her, hiding her face."
Photo by Anna Garner
“This photo is taken from a skateboarder’s perspective, with a Dutch Angle, that is laying in the bend in the road that wiped out.”
Photo by Falon Cornett
“During my first semester at McDowell Technical Community College, I took a close-up portrait of one of my classmates that showcases half of her face. The photograph was taken in ambient light, beside a large window embellished with blinds, which produced a striped lighting effect in the photograph.”