Thanks for all the great contest entries. It was really tough choosing the top 3 and HM's. With so many great images I feel like I've left out photos that could have easily made the winners post. With that said, here are my choices starting with the HM's in no particular order:
Gill Kopy " FarnLkResort"
Brad Claypole "Tree Falls"
Dennis Camp "Rolling on the River"
Marcel de Jong "Lake Louise, Banff NP"
Jolie Alcantara "Sunrise in Lake Sebu"
Now for the winners:
3rd Place-- Sandi Whitteker "Under the Pier"
Sandi's image is a great example of what happens when wood meets water. I can imagine the tides pounding
the underside of the pier year after year. Great detail and POV.
2nd Place-- Bartosz Kotulski "Barna"
The soft colors, detail and wonderful textures caught my attention and I couldn't help but put Bartosz's Barna in the top 3. Please click on this image and view it in it's original size; you will be happy you did.
1st Place-- Guy Rochette's Boats in La Loire
Guy's image of the Five little rowboats floating on the perfectly still water kept my attention for the entire week. It could have been the excellent composition or the pleasing color and tones. Whatever it is, it caused me to come back to image over and over again.
Congratulations Guy! Have fun with the next contest.