Courtesy Darin Pointer First place- Gallery name, Moon Rise at Sunset.
Photographing the moon isn?t as easy as it looks, but this image really captures the essence of an autumn evening sky in the foothills. Photo by Darin Pointer, username FFG Photography, commented on his photo, saying, ?As I was driving home up Foresthill Road on Thursday I saw the sky turn pink at sunset, happens a lot up here. But then when I saw the moon rising up from the trees, I hit the brakes and started shooting. Best moon rise I have seen in years.?
Courtesy user name TroJan Second place- Gallery name, Auburn Beauties.
This photo of a squirrel soaring through the tree tops is an one time moment not easily captured, considering the unpredictable movement of the animal and any obstructing branches getting in the way. Focus is sharp and the action of the little critter fully extended gives a real sense of flight. Photo by username TroJan.
Courtesy tcamilli Third place- Gallery name, Eye of the Beholder.
Normally, a photo of an old, rusty, truck may not be impressive to some. But this abandoned classic at Mt. Vernon Winery however, captures great composition, even lighting and vibrant colors that are eye catching and attractive earning the third spot. Photo by username tcamilli.