Honorable Mention: Northwest scenics
Photographer: Ken Vensel, Renton
Photo taken: Dec. 17, 2010, Snoqualmie Pass
Photographer's description: "I went up to snowshoe with my dog and camera. The moonlight was amazing, the wind was blowing the low hanging clouds at a quick pace ... and ski-area lights lit up the trees and clouds with a nice warm glow. 30-second exposure at f4, 18 mm, 100 ISO, with a Pentax K-7."
Judge's comment: "The incandescent glow of lights gives off a wonderful Northern Lights-like hue. Follow the brush strokes that create the clouds and you find warmly lighted fir trees hidden in the shadows of giants."