Second place: “Drop” was taken at Parsons Lake in North Kenai, by Judi Price, of North Kenai. Judges’ comments: Instantly startling in the crispness of the central focus contrasting with the soft, surrounding area. Cropping would improve the overall image, but the central crispness and refraction of light serves the photo well. Great tonal range. The almost perfectly symmetrical freezing of the water creates a lens effect, concentrating darks and lights, which wouldn’t work as well without the crispness and surrounding softness of focus.