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April Contest - Happy Accidents


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dm1dave

Lowden, US
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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Tue 01-Apr-14 03:54 AM | edited Mon 14-Apr-14 10:12 PM by dm1dave

This month’s challenge is "Happy Accidents”

Sometimes a photo really turns out differently than intended, but it may still be effective. Sometimes a setting is off -- the exposure compensation may not be correct, or the shutter speed may be too slow, or the depth of field may create a surprising result. Sometimes the lighting creates an unexpected effect. Sometimes something shows up in the image that you didn't notice when the shot was taken but really adds to it.

For example, the exposure compensation was set for darker shadows on a cloudy day when three wild turkeys came walking over a snow drift as the sun came out. With the other image the shutter speed was set for low light conditions when a pheasant launched. The resulting images are not what was intended, but they are interesting in their own way.

Entries should include a brief explanation of what happened and how the image surprised the photographer.

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Participating in our monthly contests can help us to become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work each month.
These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the Annual Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.
The top images will be selected by the winner of the previous months challenge and will be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the theme, and creativity just to name a few.

The winning image will be added to the Wildlife Contest Winners Gallery. The winner will be recognized in our weekly newsletter and will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Good luck!!!

RULES:
-- Post up to 5 images but only one image per post
-- This is a contest – Please present your best, portfolio quality, work
-- Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
-- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners.
-- When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
-- Include a title in the subject line
-- Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens
-- Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback
-- WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice.


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Dave Summers
Lowden, Iowa
Nikonians Photo Contest Director
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