The Best Reader Photos of the Month: September 2013

A collection of this month's Best Shots

Your Best Shot September thumb
Your Best Shot September thumb

Our monthly Your Best Shot contest is getting bigger every month. This month's submissions were over 2,000, and many of them were fantastic. But, we need a finalist gallery, so here it is.

The result is a collection of great portraits, epic landscapes, macro shots, and a ton of other photographic experiments that worked incredibly.

Go through the gallery and get some inspiration. Then head over to our Contests page for a chance to show off your own work and win your own prizes.

The official winner of the September contest will be announced in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

Lost Church
Lost Church
By Jason Smith This photo was taken in the heart of the North Dakota oil patch, where dark skies are becoming tough to come by. A flare stack from a few miles away benefited the exposure, casting a light glow on the side of the church. Also added for affect were a few flash bursts inside with a green gel
She and the River
She and the River
By jc vera A portrait from our River Photo Shoots Series.
Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave.
Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave.
By Melania Brescia "If only my heart were stone” Cormac McCarthy
Iron World
Iron World
By Joshua Zhang In post production, I used quite a bit dodge & burn and color adjustment. Lucroit 14-24 Holder, Lee 0.9 ND, Lee 0.9 GND Soft.