The 10-Day #StayOutThere Challenge is over, and I have to say I had a lot of fun watching all of your entries pour through. I’ve posted some of my favorites at the bottom of this post.

This challenge was just a start … it’s even encouraged me to get out with my camera more. The weather is finally starting to cooperate here in Portland, which means the cloudy skies and rain are coming back! I have a feeling I’ll be “staying out there” quite very soon amidst mossy forests, changing Autumn leaves, and waterfalls.

Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Adobe CC Photography giveaway is …. (drum-roll please) … Rick Manning! Congratulations! :)

Your #StayOutThere Challenge Photos

Here are just a handful of the photos I’ve chosen to highlight from the last half of the challenge (InstagramTwitter, and Google+). The Facebook embed code is not working so well on my blog, so I was unable to share your photos from there. :(

Thank you all for participating!

A photo posted by Tony Gillilan (@tgillilan) on

A photo posted by Mandy Sloan (@mandy_sloan) on

A photo posted by @sunmallia on

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A photo posted by Nick Nieto (@nicknieto) on

A photo posted by Maki (@makisphoto) on

A photo posted by @pascaleroy on

A photo posted by Mandy Sloan (@mandy_sloan) on