(87) "Morning Star" Wins Second Place

by Robert A. Burns

Morning Star
Morning Star
Contest Winning Photo

7/27/2006 Photographer Robert A. Burns of Dalton, GA, has won Second Place for June in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by, the site's founder, Jim Miotke, announced Thursday.

More than 25700 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.

Burns's stunning image, "Morning Star", garnered top honors after being submitted in the Nature & Landscapes category.

All of the winning images can be viewed at's contest page:

The contest is conducted each month. Categories include Nature and Landscapes, Animals, People, Elements of Design, Digital Darkroom, Travel and Place, Flowers, Details and Macro, Special Effects, and Monthly Theme. Judging is performed by a panel of professional photographers.

Besides its free, popular photo contest, also offers a variety of services: digital camera reviews, online photo courses, free newsletters, a discussion forum, Web sites for photographers, question-and-answer section, how-to articles, photo galleries, and more.

Photographers can enter this month's contest and learn more about photography at: