Popular Photography's 16th Annual Readers' Contest
*Grand Prize Winner*“This was taken in January 2009 on a remote beach in
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, OR, during a rare dry, clear spell.
Access to this corridor is limited to a few sandy beaches down steep slopes.
I was photographing just before sunset when fog started to form and the tide
was at its lowest, revealing these tide pools. Everything seemed to come
together. I made three vertical images and then stitched them together, for a
quality similar to that of a 4x5 camera.” See more images at www.fratesphoto.com.*Tech Specs:* Tripod-mounted Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III with
Canon 24–105mm f/4l IS lens and polarizing filter. Exposure, 1 sec at f/16,
ISO 100. three images stitched into one using photomerge in Photoshop CS4.