Photo by Terry Skaggs

Many thanks to those who submitted entries to our 2015 photography contest, with the categories "On the Waterfront," "School's Out," "Summer in the City," and "Hot Stuff!" Our favorites are presented here, along with any comments from the photographer. Click on each photo for a larger version.

Summer in the City, Second Place
Terry Skaggs

"Because of road construction, we had the bridge to ourselves. We floated there for a time with the sound of a ballgame in the stadium on one side and music from Ya Maka My Weekend on the other. It was a dreamlike no man's land where the sunset roared in reds and golds. We were happily abandoned between two worlds, alone among the crowds."

Photo by Aric Keil

Hot Stuff, Third Place
Aric Keil

"Clouds of steam rising from the Excelsior Geyser in Yellowstone National Park."

Photo by Sebastiana Freiburg

On the Waterfront, Honorable Mention
Sebastiana Freiburg

"Taken in July 2014 after the Mississippi flooded."

Photo by Monica Overberg Goodrick

Summer in the City, Third Place
Monica Overberg Goodrick

"Frisbee at the park."

Photo by Vicki Wassenhove

On the Waterfront, Second Place
Vicki Wassenhove

Photo by Lyricals Way

Hot Stuff, First Place (tie)
Lyricals Way

"While attempting to escape the Miami heat, I stumbled upon a 'cool down' area of fans."

Photo by Erling Larson III

On the Waterfront, Honorable Mention
Erling Larson III

"Taken in March 2015 along the California coast just north of Morro Bay."

Photo by Monica Overberg Goodrick

On the Waterfront, Honorable Mention
Monica Overberg Goodrick

"Friends at sunset, Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California."

Photo by Kelly Rehnberg

Hot Stuff, First Place (tie)
Kelly Rehnberg

"My stepson Liam helping me practice off-camera flash during our first bonfire of the season!"

Photo by Jessica Kaskie

On the Waterfront, Fourth Place
Jessica Kaskie

Photo by David K. Sebben

Hot Stuff, Honorable Mention
David K. Sebben

"This was shot in my driveway using charcoal-starter fluid and, of course, a standard jack-o'-lantern with my Nikon D3000."

Photo by Joseph Maciejko

On the Waterfront, First Place
Joseph Maciejko

"I was making pictures of the winter sun on a black, volcanic sand beach in southeast Iceland on a cold winter morning. The beach was littered with icebergs that washed up after breaking off a nearby glacier into the ocean. I saw the opportunity to make a picture of the low, winter sun with its light fractured into a blaze of spectral colors as it passed through the ice in this small 'berg. I waited for the distant man on the beach to move below the water droplet suspended over him before making the picture."

Photo by Kathy Nice

Hot Stuff, Honorable Mention
Kathy Nice

"Fiery sunrise over farm fields by Orion, Illinois."

Photo by Margaret Sherwin

School's Out, First Place
Margaret Sherwin

Photo by Erling Larson III

On the Waterfront, Honorable Mention
Erling Larson III

"This is my interpretation of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse near Bristol, Maine."

Photo by Darcie Dynes

Hot Stuff, Honorable Mention
Darcie Dynes

Photo by Margaret Sherwin

On the Waterfront, Third Place
Margaret Sherwin

Photo by David J. Genac

Summer in the City, First Place
David J. Genac

"In London."

Photo by Kathy Nice

On the Waterfront, Honorable Mention
Kathy Nice

"Pelican flying over the water at Lock & Dam 14 in Hampton, Illinois."

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