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Some of the most famous photos ever taken are of our natural surroundings. Waterfalls, mountain peaks, forest colors in the fall, birds, wildlife...it's all fair game for this contest! Don't be limited by "traditional" concepts of nature's beauty, either. We want to see all kinds of shots, including macro images, black and whites, abstracts - whatever you can imagine! The only requirement is that your photo highlights a natural element. Send us your very best shots and see how they stack up against other images from the PhotographyTalk community!
Based in Verona, New Jersey, Sirui USA LLC manufactures a wide variety of equipment for photographers and videographers. From tripods to heads, camera bags to filters, and dehumidifying cabinets to mobile phone accessories, Sirui offers industry-leading products that help you get the job done whether you're an amateur, enthusiast, or a professional.
The grand prize for this contest is the Sirui W-1204 Carbon Fiber Tripod with a K-20X Ball Head. The tripod is lightweight, yet durable and sturdy, providing your camera with a stable base to take tack-sharp images. With innovative features like an integrated monopod, bubble level, and a compact, folded design, the W-1204 Tripod is something that any photographer is sure to appreciate. Add in the K-20X Ball Head that has triple bubble levels, strong locking force, and separate knobs for panning and locking, and you've got a great setup for your next photography adventure.
The second runner up receives a Sirui UrbanPro 13 Backpack that's designed with photographers in mind. With a large front-loading compartment and easy-access top, you can quickly grab the gear you need without any fuss. With an integrated tripod holder, tons of pockets for accessories, and Sirui's Air Run Ventilation system to keep your back cool, this is a perfect companion for photographers on a quest to photograph nature's beauty!
The third runner up gets a Sirui Weekender 13 Backpack that offers a stylish, yet functional carrying experience. The Weekender has a subtle look, which helps disguise the fact that your expensive gear is inside. The large opening allows you full access to your gear, and the versatile interior compartments give you flexibility regarding what you carry. The removable camera insert makes it nice for converting this into a more traditional backpack as well. From school to work to hiking trails on the weekends, you can take your camera anywhere with the Weekender 13.