Andy Spliethof, the Leader of the Medford, Oregon Photo Walk. There were so many good photos, it was really hard to choose one winner, but I found myself coming back to this image again and again. Its composition, color and energy really come together to make a fun, captivating image.

I posted the other Leader photos in an Album over at my Google+ page that were in the running right up to the end and I thought they deserved some recognition, too. Here’s the link. 

Congratulations to Andy, and to all the leaders who submitted such great images for our first Leaders Competition.

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  1. My hat goes off to you for being able to choose a winner from all those excellent shots.

  2. This is a great shot, good job Andy Spliethof!

    Scott, I’m so happy to see my shot in the group of 21, too cool!! THANKS!

  3. Congrats Andy – wonderful image :)

  4. Awesome! I was five feet away when that was shot : ) Congrats Andy!

  5. Scott, Thank you so much! It’s a little surreal for a hobbyist photographer like myself. Although I had enormous hopes, I would never would have assumed I would be close in the running. Thank you! What a great day for me! I love photography!

  6. Congrats Andy! That’s CAKB for sure!

  7. Congratulations, Andy. Great image! I am sure the competition was tough.


  8. All great photos. And a great choice.

    Wondering if you’d ever consider a “People’s Choice” award? Maybe next year?

  9. An excellent image, Andy! Congratualtions.

    Scott, the Leader Competition was a wonderful idea. I’m glad our leaders get a chance at winning something too.


  10. Congrats Andy.

    Thanks for the inclusion in the leader’s gallery Scott.

  11. Way to go, Andy! Seeing Andy’s photos over the last couple of years encouraged me to pick up a camera again and try for more than just the usual “snapshots”. You rock!

  12. Congrats to the winner! Good pic, it is a fun photo!

  13. hey Scott, thanks again for putting this together. i believe you guys may have a techncial issue. i never got an email for the leader’s competton, and neither the winner of my walk nor me has received the link for the book.

    is this allright? am i the only one with this issue?


  14. Congrats Andy. It’s a big deal to have Scott pick you as a winner!

  15. Great picture with a cool composition and it gives me a positive feeling.

  16. Congrats Andy! I did see a lot of the images on G+ and I’m not sure how you were able to narrow them down. That said, nice choice!

    Also, do you know when the leaders should be hearing back about the LR4 book. I thought we would be getting an email, but I never did!

  17. Ricardo, I just checked and it looks like that was for last year’s competition.

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