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Backpacker Magazine – January 2014

Your Best Shots 2014 Reader Photo Contest

Pouring over 500-plus photo submissions would be grueling work in any other contest. Not this one. Your striking images prove BACKPACKER readers explore the backcountry's best places, and have the skills to bring home amazing photos. Here are the best of the best.



Indian Peaks Wilderness, CO
Jessica Kiser

With the morning sun illuminating the Lake Isabelle Trail in Roosevelt National Forest, Kiser, 22, of Manassas, VA, wanted to frame a photo that did more than recall a place-she wanted to capture its feeling. "I was sure to have the sun peeking through the tall trees," she says, "making the viewer almost be able to feel the warmth of it in the brisk morning air." Mission accomplished. Shooting into the sunlight, while exposing for shadowed areas, gives the effect of sunlight pouring in. Info Nikon D80, 1/20 second at f/4


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