Best Scenic Photographer

Chippewa Falls photographer Mike Howard captures the Valley’s loveliest scenery in all its golden-hour majesty, using long-exposure shots to soften skies and waters and create a dreamy portrait of our region. Tina Ecker earns a top spot again for her fun perspective on local parks and sometimes graveyards – every time she posts a photo of our community, the internet goes wild! Tim Abraham, known for his time-lapses, fireworks images, and aurora-chasing, can be caught at any hour or location searching for those special scenes that might otherwise go unnoticed. – Lauren Fisher