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Week 31 Winner

The winner of Week 31 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Mitchell Overson. The 20 mile drive along the Alpine Loop in the Wasatch Mountain Range just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, has some of the most impressive views in the entire United States. Mitchell has won a $100 gift code to and we are donating $100 to the Surfrider Foundation in his name. Learn more about Mitchell below.

Where was the image shot?
I shot it while driving the Alpine Loop Byway near American Fork, Utah.

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: Sony A6000
Lens: Zeiss 24-70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
Nothing specific. I always try to be ready when a moment arises to shoot! (Basically, my camera never leaves my side.)

How long have you been shooting?
I have been shooting seriously for almost four years, but I've been following several photographers and learning the art of photography for six to seven years prior to that.

What's your camera of choice?
I started by shooting on Canon systems, but last year I made the transition to my Sony A6000 and haven’t looked back! It is so lightweight and fast. However, I believe the best camera is always the one you have with you.

What’s your favorite subject matter to shoot?
I love to capture landscapes. I'm also into macro photography.

Do you shoot with a crew or shoot solo?
Most of the time I shoot solo.

What excites you about photography?
I love to be able to use the world around me to create something. Photography has provided me with an outlet for both creativity and meditation.