Earlier this week, we issued our first shooting challenge "fall leaves" to the photographers among you. And holy crap are there some impressive photographers among you.

First Place

Wade Saathoff: Nikon D300, Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4, 1/100th, f/3.2, ISO 320, 14 bit RAW, .nef converted using Raw Therapee and edited in Photoshop 7

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Second Place

Tess Davis: Sony A350, 18-70mm kit lens, f/4.5, 1/200s, ISO 100

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Third Place

Neal Rosenblat: Nikon D90, 50mm lens, f1.8, 1/2000

Thanks to everyone for making the first Shooting Challenge so much fun. And since these results are completely subjective, enjoy the full gallery below before mocking my taste in the comments. Still, I don't think there's a lousy shot in the bunch.

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