Yvonne Naughton La Conner WA United States 1st Place Nature
Originally from Wexford Ireland Yvonne Naughton made Washington State her home few years ago. In addition to being an accidental photographer as she calls herself she is a part time pediatrician aspiring ultra runner and mom of two busy pre teens and three energetic hounds. The photo was taken on one of my daily morning dog walks on Snee Oosh beach last October. It was a moody Pacific Northwest day with a thick fog lingering on the beach. There had been heavy dew overnight so the spiderwebs which covered rocks logs and bushes shone like strands of diamonds. As the dogs chased each other on the beach I captured as many different images as I could and began editing as I sat on a log and finished my coffee. Due to the low light I converted everything to black and white and focused on making the ?diamond webs the focus of the image.