First Place - Red Rock, Blue Sky, Seven Mile Point by Dennis Hake
Photographer's Story: I had walked past this red boulder sticking out of the beach several times over the years, and had ignored it. This time, though, the light was right, the color was great, and I realized that making the boulder the centerpiece, in the foreground of a larger, attractive panorama had a lot of promise.
Judges comments: Red Rock, Blue Sky has strong lines drawing your eye toward the water and down the beach. Nice warm light. Good composition.