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2012 MOUNTAIN CLICK PHOTO COMP WINNERS:
Congratulations to all who participated in the 2012 Mountain Games photo competition.

Some really amazing work from a group of very talented photographers.

Our panel of judges had a difficult time selecting one "winner" in each category.

Each judge ranked the images starting with their favorite (1) lowest to highest assigning each image a value based on the number of entries in each category (Performance, Vibe, Mountain Magic). Places for each category were determined by talling the four judges scores for each photo. The competitor with the lowest NET total by all four judges in each category was awarded 1st place.

There were clearly a lot of images of sporting moments.

A handful of talented photographers exhibited great insight into capturing a decisive moment, or by catching a genuinely unique vision. This was done by combining unexpected angles, dramatic lighting, or an empathetic eye into the participant's struggle.

Drum role please....

2012 VIBE CATEGORY:

2012 Vibe Final Results

1ST PLACE MATT TRAPPE

"Matt really nailed a great candid here and the fact that it's family oriented really put him over the top." - David Clifford, Head Judge

2012 Vibe 1st Place

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"There is a special story behind this photo of Matt and Campbell that personifies the vibe of the Mountain Games. Matt ran the Eddie Bauer Mud Run on Campbell's behalf, even carrying him on his back for the last mile. By pulling together and putting others first Matt and "Campbell's Crew" were able to create a lasting memory for Campbell and I am grateful to have captured the moment."


2ND PLACE LESLIE KEHMEIER

2012 Vibe 2nd Place

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3RD PLACE ERIK UNGER:

2012 Vibe 3rd Place

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2012 PERFORMANCE CATEGORY:

2012 Performance Final Results

1ST PLACE ERIK UNGER:

"Erik captured the intensity and emotion of this athlete but it was his perfect awareness of where to place his subject in the frame really set the image apart from the pack." - David Clifford, Head Judge

2012 Performance 1st Place

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"For me, sports photography is all about capturing that special moment. Peak moments of action where you can feel the intensity that is going through the athletes mind. The expression on Jacob Nemec as he steers his way through the rapids of Homestake Creek exemplifies the hard work and dedication these athletes have and share."

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II

2ND PLACE DAVID LETTOW:

2012 Performance 2nd Place

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3RD PLACE ANDREW BISHOP:

2012 Performance 3rd place

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2012 MOUNTAIN MAGIC CATEGORY:

2012 Mountain Magic Final Results

1ST PLACE ERIK UNGER:

"Erik won the Mountain Magic category for having an epic set of very solid, interesting images that each capturing a great moment of the Mountain Games." - David Clifford, Head Judge

2012 MMagic 1st Place

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"For the Mountain Magic category, I wanted to share my favorite moments from the 2012 Mountain Summer Games. These moments captured the feel of the event. From peak moments of action to the fun that everyone had while at the games, athletes and the crowd alike. I wanted this one image to show the various sports at the Games and express how truly amazing these athletes and the Games are."

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II

2ND PLACE JODY GRIGG:

2012 MMagic 2nd Place

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3RD PLACE BRENNAN SCHLOO:

2012 MMagic 3rd Place Schloo

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3RD PLACE CARIN HERMANN:

2012 MMagic 3rd Place Carin

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