*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. Dennis Frates
Here’s last year’s grand prize winner from our Readers’ Contest to get you inspired.