"This is an incredible honor for me," Mr. Harnik said. "I am a native Washingtonian, and the photos I saw in the morning newspaper when I was kid that really influenced and moved me, well, many of those photographers are still out there shooting. To be recognized by them is really an honor."
"A lot goes into finding a really good image and sometimes you have to have a lot of forethought and planning to be in the right place at the right time," Mr. Harnik said. "The waterfall photo was to illustrate a hot summer day and I waited at a water park for hours before a young girl walked into the fountain with her eyes closed and there was the photo for the day."