Our year-long contest is now over and our jury, composed of professional photographers and wild lovers, have chosen winners in six categories. Congratulations to:
Milky way over the Creston Valley by Howard Smith
“Overall, I’m trying to communicate the rich experiences to be found in the backcountry through fine art prints. An approach I’m working on lately is to connect elements in a scene. Often, it takes time and I have to revisit the scene a number of times. This photograph in particular is set on an alpine ridge, overlooking a community, set against the cosmos. Nature, humanity and the cosmos, when photographed together, are purposefully contemplative.”
WILDLIFE --- $250
A Mt. Haystack Greeting by Tom Weager
“I’ve always found it difficult to communicate the beauty that you can witness in nature with just words. That is why I love to take pictures. Photography for me is an inspiration to get out of the door and go on an adventure. Even if you are visiting a place you have been many times before, it is always going to look a little different and new experiences will await you.”
LANDSCAPE --- $250
Northern Lights by Marlene Chabot
"Photography allows me to experiment, explore, and continually learn about our beautiful surroundings. I find the process of creating images to be as exciting as the end result.
Nature is abundant with inspiration... the details, the expansiveness, and the wonder, are all there to capture through the lens of a camera. There is something magical about dark, quiet nights and the opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights."
PEOPLE --- $250
A life without adventure is unlikely to be satisfying by Jessica Platz
“I love living in the Kootenays and exploring all it has to offer—the adventures are endless. When taking photos and connecting with landscapes, I’m normally trying to find the fairytale lands that most may think don’t exist. 'Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,' says Jonathan Swift. I open my imagination and hunt for these places on a regular basis not only for the photos, but for the experience. When taking my photos I am not only pausing a moment in time I am capturing memories, moments and feelings.”
WONDER --- $250
Black forest ridge and storm clouds by Lyle Grisdale
SOCIAL MEDIA --- 2 tickets for the opening night of the Banff Mountain Film Festival
Full Moon Rising through a Smoky Sky by Lyle Grisdale
"Using photography I seek to portray the incredible nature of the East Kootenay and the Purcell Range."
Thank you to all of the participants and to our sponsors for making this contest so beautiful and meaningful, and helping us to celebrate the wilderness of this unique place.
The Look Outside Team.