If you're new to our membership, you probably aren't aware that we run an annual photo contest where the prize is fame and glory -- or at least, being a masthead photo in our monthly newsletter. Under certain circumstances, winners can go on to be used as the official Alberta Parks annual Kananaskis Country poster. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case this year, as though our photos were glorious, they were not of sufficient resolution to turn into a 20" x 24" poster (anyone out there shooting at LEAST 62 megapixel images?).
By popular demand, below are the Top 12 Images from this year's contest, plus 2 Honourable Mentions. Note: All of these photos have been reduced in size from the originals.
Derek Ryder, "I Can See You!" Shot with a Fuji HS10, 370 mm lens, 1/50th sec, f4.5, ISO 800
Jane Potter, "Along the Highwood River, 2011". Pentax *ist DL camera. 82 mm lens, 1/350 sec, f9.5, ISO 200
Robert Lee, "Mushrooms". Nikon D300, 72 mm lens, 1/40 sec, f10, ISO 2500
Sorrel Holmes, "Gray Jays". Nikon D800, 70 mm lens, 1/4000 sec, f3.2, ISO 200
Jessica Munier, "Hiking near Aster Lake". Panasonic DMC-LX5, 24 mm lens, 1/800 sec, f4, ISO 80
Robert Lee, "Winter Reflections", Nikon D300, 43 mm lens, 1/250 sec, f11, ISO 400
Jessica Munier, "View from the Top". Sony NEX-5N, 30 mm lens, 1/160 sec, f13, ISO 100
Sorrel Holmes, "Stark Winter". Nikon D800, 200 mm lens, 1/2000 sec, f5.6, ISO 250
Robert Lee, "Waterfall". Nikon D300, 46 mm lens, 0.6 sec, f22, ISO 200
Trevor Zaharichuk, "Kayaker". Canon EOS 40D, 324 mm lens, 1/6400 sec, f4, ISO 400
Derek Ryder, "West Wind Pass from Wind Ridge". Olympus SP-560UZ, 27 mm lens, 1/200 sec, f6.3, ISO 50
Robert Lee, "Canoeing in the Mist". Nikon D300, 105 mm lens, 1/400 sec, f10, ISO 400
Vince Zafra, "Mt.Baldy". Nikon 1 J1, 27 mm lens, 1/800, f5, ISO 100
Lawrence Ethier, "Sheep in Snow". Fuji HS-25EXR, 498 mm lens, 1/300, f5, ISO 100