Outdoor Photography Guide Water Photo Contest

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  1. George

    During quarantine, access to places for landscape photography was impossible. However, there are some opportunities that lie ahead of us and we did not give proper attention to them. I live in a suburb of Athens and 100 meters from my house, I found a forest with a small stream that descends from the mountain of Penteli and creates an incredible landscape in the urban space. I designed the photo shoot in good weather so that there was the right lighting and in the morning, I would have more peace of mind. I was lucky that last night it had a light rain and increased the amount of water even for a while. I went into the water several times until I thought it gave me a good combination of water flow and the rest of the environment, so that the composition would give the feeling of natural beauty and spring awakening.

  2. Linda

    We had booked a holiday in Yorkshire thinking we would have a relaxing, sunny and enjoyable stay. The stay WAS enjoyable despite Haygarth Falls flooding everywhere. It was a spectacle to be behold and I love photographing water. Got very wet trying to get a perfect shot but I am pleased with the result and my submission for this contest is one of the best that I too that day.

  3. Juan

    Nikon D750 (Tamron 150-600 mm), 1/2000 sec at f/5.6, ISO250, 300mm – Feb 12,2021.

  4. Martin Smith
    Martin Smith

    As stated first foray into moving water do regulary now and always facinated with the results.

  5. Gary Edwards
    Gary Edwards

    Our camera club set up a water drop station. I used a double exposure to capture 2 different collisions to get this particular scene which I call “Reaching Out”.

  6. Rene LaPlante
    Rene LaPlante

    I like the fact that this picture makes your eyes follow the water up and down. Soft and calming

  7. Henry Goodman
    Henry Goodman

    Acadia National Park, a slow exposure of fall leaves circling in an eddy on Duck Creek

  8. Bernie L'Hirondelle
    Bernie L'Hirondelle

    It’s unfortunate that this contest is only open to those in the U.S. I am from Canada and as per the rules, I not eligible to enter.

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  9. Jerry Hannah
    Jerry Hannah

    New Zealand is the only other place I would live other than in the Southwest of America where I was born, raised and educated, then married. I live now in New Mexico between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. My eldest daughter lives in New Zealand and we have visited there many times and in fact bought a house in Hanmer Springs so we could winter there.

  10. Rob Schwarze
    Rob Schwarze

    I was on a photo trip in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park guided by Back Country Journeys. With my Canon t7i, I ran a 30 second exposure of the base of this waterfall to highlight the motion of the water. I had the aperture closed to its minimum and an nd32 neutral density filter.

  11. Mark Fuller
    Mark Fuller

    Savage Creek drains a series of lakes (Savage Lakes – what else?) near the continental divide, flowing through lush subalpine vegetation to its confluence with the Fryingpan River near Basalt. This shot was taken with a Canon T5i using a 10mm wide angle lens, f13, 1/5 second, ISO 100.


    Canon 80D, (Tamron 18 – 400mm), 1/400 sec at f/9, ISO640, 71mm – Jan 19, 2019
    Taken from the Ventura Pier, CA

    I love the way your eye is drawn up to the break in the wave and the rainbow in the mist.

  13. Alan Friend
    Alan Friend

    I just happened to catch a wave on a windy day at sunset on Lake Michigan as it hit a breakwall and splattered up millions of water droplets backlit by the setting sun.

  14. Ronald D Wickline
    Ronald D Wickline

    Took this on vacation in Alaska in Kenai Fjord National Park. Beautiful little Crowned Puffin sitting on the water which was sparkling the sunshine.

  15. Don

    Heavy fog was actually ‘frozen’ on this early December morning. Photographed on nearby lake in N. Mississippi.

  16. Jody Merritt
    Jody Merritt

    The clouds were great that morning with few low clouds. As the sun came up it gave the clouds some wonderful colors that reflected on the water.

  17. Mike Hauser
    Mike Hauser

    Fly fishing at Colorado Bend State Park, TX. Just dipped the camera in the water about 100 times before I got the water and sky in equal parts.

  18. Scott Mirceta
    Scott Mirceta

    Taking the opportunity for a rare bit of sunlight on our trip to Iceland to capture Skogafoss Waterfall with a rianbow

  19. Lugene Spalding
    Lugene Spalding

    I was surprised to see 2 herons at the tiny pond where I live, usually the 2nd one is chased away. This was shot at over 500 feet or more away. 30 April 2021

  20. paul j Price
    paul j Price

    Captured with a Canon 90D and Tamaron 150-600mm. Taken in Canton , Ohio. US.

  21. Laura Wall
    Laura Wall

    One of my favorite places is the beach… especially at sunrise. Pure therapy & awe of the beauty around us.

  22. Jon Cope
    Jon Cope

    I love this photo. It was taken while on vacation on the Oregon coast. I even have it printed and hanging over my desk.

  23. Isabel

    Only after having uploaded my photo I noticed that this Contest is for US residents only. I do regret that once I am from Portugal. I’m receiving some messages in my email box from you inviting me to join this Contest and I thought that I could. So, I may leave my photo and kindly ask you to please remove it from Contest . Thank you.

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  24. Cameron Forbes
    Cameron Forbes

    Photo taken aboard the longest free ferry in Canada on Kootenay Lake, BC

  25. Kent Owings
    Kent Owings

    Made this at sunrise at St Simons Island GA a few years ago. Great place to make photos.

  26. Ian Braisby
    Ian Braisby

    My daughter Madison playing on Hastings, UK, beach, about to get very wet

  27. Arline Vinson
    Arline Vinson

    One of my favorites as it was fun attempting to capture a single rain droplet during or after a rain

  28. Ross Brown
    Ross Brown

    After uploading my favourite water feature photo, I noticed that the contest is limited to USA residents. Oh well, I trust my photo will be enjoyed and appreciated by nature lovers whatever their nationality

  29. Steve Current
    Steve Current

    Snow melt moving across a low water bridge after the bitter cold of February began to ease.

  30. Jacqueline

    This was taken during my evening walk on a resort in Pangkor Island, Malaysia. Melancholic feeling as I captured this.

  31. Lynn House
    Lynn House

    The first night we got to our vacation spot the lightning was doing a great show for us!

  32. Shane Demo
    Shane Demo

    The pond this particular morning was almost mirror smooth with a slight fog coming off the water. It was a great place to be !!!!

  33. William Akerley
    William Akerley

    Living on an Island in the pacific northwest we are luck to have many opportunities to photograph water.

  34. Sharon Letz
    Sharon Letz

    Photo taken after a fall rain fall in the north woods of Wisconsin.

  35. Mary

    I’ve never seen the sky and the water with such a bright coral coloring.

  36. Ken Halverson
    Ken Halverson

    A February afternoon in Iceland. Taken in 2020 we got home just days before international travel was cancelled. I can’t wait to go back.

  37. Caroline Page
    Caroline Page

    This was a grab shot taken on a cloudy day at the lower end of Buttermere a few days before lockdown last autumn- the fields were flooded and the water surging around submerged rocks briefly caught the light during a fleeting break in the cloud – I was happy to have caught the shot as I clung to a tree and leaned out over the water

  38. Terry Huntingdon Tydings
    Terry Huntingdon Tydings

    I frequently go out 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach where there are many excellent places to take photographs and videos.

  39. Royce Johnson
    Royce Johnson

    Just one of those magic captures, the colours really pop when using an ND filter

  40. Sherry

    I’m a backyard photographer and a bit intimidated by the quality of the other entries, but decided to take the plunge with my dogs playing in the water.

  41. Robbin

    My wife and I escaped for a 10-day relaxation stay at Calabogie Lodge in May to celebrate the end of tax season… a killer-time for my spouse. The resort was closed for all special features but open for those just relaxing… no restaurant, no pool, no tennis court, no boat rentals, etc., etc.. However, the loons were on the lake and the sun played it’s games on the scenery. We loved it!

  42. Rico

    I photographed this scene at Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles during the holidays. I just the play of colors on the water. It’s a very tranquil and yet surreal scene.

  43. Pastor Paul Stewart
    Pastor Paul Stewart

    love watching water and genderra creek only realy gets flowing after heavy rain

  44. George H.
    George H.

    My photo of the Mendenhall Glacier has water is three different states of matter; liquid, solid and gases ( vapor).

  45. Michelle Wood
    Michelle Wood

    My typical subjects are flowers and landscapes, but I happened to be walking in the park one day and was in the right place at the right time to catch this goose splashing in for a landing. 🙂

  46. Steven Flanders
    Steven Flanders

    I love photography and have been taking pictures for many years I would like to submit a beautiful photo to Outdoor Photography Guide Water Photo Contest that i took with my camera. I am not sure how to submit it please advise. I would absolutely love to win.

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  47. Sharon

    I took this photo while on a visit to Swallow Falls In Wales, I loved the sound of running water. really enjoy waterfalls and lighthouses. My entry is one from the day out to wales.

  48. Kim Menghi
    Kim Menghi

    I am not sure I entered correctly (first timer!). This photo was taken at Sandstone Ranch in Longmont, CO.


    Photo taken in Québec city at Charny waterfall Canada! The dam was open to maximum and creating a fog like i never seen before!! My best water picture ever!