This was SO tough. Each photo was excellent in its own way and I now feel sorry for judges of winning things all over the world. The task is not easy. I wanted everyone to win.
Great job to everyone who entered and to the finalists! We asked and you guys delivered your best raw photos without photoshop and the flash and dazzle of editing. It was your excellence and your cameras and that's what we wanted to celebrate.
But alas, this is a contest.
And we have chosen a winner.
The runners up:
Both of these photos were completely excellent and were favorites of the judges. Fantastic entries, both!
And the winner is...
Congratulations on your fantastic photo!! You are a Raw Photo Maven!
Email awesomecrazylady at gmail dot com to get your badge code.
The next contest will be announced in September. Get your cameras ready!