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Awards: Honorable Mentions | Smartphone | Landscape/nature | Artistic/abstract | People in the moment | Places | Grand prize

Welcome to Desert Companion’s second annual “Focus on Nevada” photo contest. A quick note before you feast your eyes on the pages of terrific imagery that follow: This year, to bring a heightened mojo to these proceedings, we enlisted a cohort of judges — folks whose aesthetic sophistication jumped the decision-making process to a new level.

And there was plenty to judge: We received 1,442 submissions covering every conceivable permutation of our five categories: People/In the moment; artistic/abstract; landscapes/nature; places; and smartphones. The entries were strong, too; collectively they remind us what a vivid, diverse, fantastically interesting place we call home. We’re glad we had help picking the winners.

Now: enough of these words — on to the photos!

Judges: Linda Alterwitz, artist; Diane Bush, artist; Patrick Duffy, arts patron; Brent Holmes, Desert Companion designer; Jerome Thym, curator; Todd Vonbastiaans, gallerist/artist

Abstract - 2nd place - Geoffrey Meza

2nd Place
GEOFFREY MEZA
AmateurStudent

Camera
Pentax K-3

Lens
Tamron SP 90MM F2.8

ISO
100

Shutter Speed
1/40

f-stop
F/16

 

Landscape - Mike Wetzel - 1st Place

1st Place
JEFF SCHEID
Professional

Camera
Canon SD Mark II

ISO
1000

Shutter Speed
31/400

Lens
16-33MM


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