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April Contest: Magic Hour


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Valentino

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Valentino Awarded for high level skills in landscape and wildlife photography Registered since 04th Dec 2004
Sun 31-Mar-13 07:33 PM | edited Wed 03-Apr-13 04:45 PM by Valentino

This months theme is Magic Hour. Magic hour is the hour which occurs 30 minutes before and after sunrise or sunset. At this time the sun passes through the thickest part of our atmosphere resulting in soft, warm light around the horizon. Light in your composition may be direct or indirect. Direct will have the sun in the composition while indirect may be a shot taken away from the sun showing its warm rays striking the landscape.

Tip: Cloudy WB setting can accentuate the warm colors, while Daylight WB will preserve the actual color and may be preferred if you want to show a transition of color across the sky with a wide lens.

RULES:
--Post up to 7 images but ONLY ONE PICTURE/post
--Include a title in the subject line
--Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
--Previously posted images are welcome but ot previous winners
--When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
--NO excessively post processed images unless that is the theme
--No people in the composition such that the people become or compete for the main subject
--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
--Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists - and may or may not be randomly removed during the month without notice. To be considered as a finalist the post must be a Landscape - see criteria here, AND also meet the monthly theme such that the theme is a standout feature - what one thinks about when looking at the picture. Image enhancement in the digital darkroom is acceptable as long as the final result looks mostly like a photo - the exception is when the theme specifically allows for digital art.

Six images will be selected by the previous months winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image will be added to the Landscape Winners Gallery

Good Luck

Albert J Valentino
Nikonian Moderator Emeritus

Vantage Point Images
Mastery of Composition is the Key to Great Photography

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Reply message Lake Matheson at Sunrise
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Reply message Early Morning Serenity
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Reply message Nature's Wonder
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Reply message Twilight
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Reply message Portal of Light
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Reply message Alpenglow
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Reply message Day's End
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Reply message The Port of Zakinthos Greece
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Reply message Flying Kites in Taloko Gorge at Dusk
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Reply message Sunset Under The Astoria Bridge
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Reply message Sometimes-the-sun-sets-in-Greenland
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Reply message Montana Sunset 1967
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Reply message Torres de Pena Sunrise
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Reply message Sunset on Hokitika Beach
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Reply message Moraine Lake at Sunrise
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Reply message Mt Tasman at Sunset
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Reply message Morton's Overlook
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Reply message Cottonball Basin
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Reply message RE: Cottonball Basin
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Reply message Death Valley Dawn
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Reply message Sun Touches the Dead Sea
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Reply message Evening Breezes in Bonaire
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Reply message Great Barrier Reef Sunset
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Reply message Sunrise Fishing
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Reply message Magic Hour in the Knysna Lagoon (South Africa)
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Reply message Wandering around Salem, MA
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Reply message RE: April Contest: Magic Hour Above the clouds
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Reply message Joshua Tree NP, California
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Reply message Mono Lake, California
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Reply message Crater Lake, Oregon
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Reply message Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona
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Reply message Grand Canyon NP, Arizona
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Reply message Monument Valley, Arizona
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Reply message Yosemite NP, California
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Reply message New Moon Setting
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Reply message New Moon Setting #2
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Reply message Cheshire Cat Impression
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Reply message Fire In The Sky- Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone
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Reply message RE: Fire In The Sky- Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone
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Reply message RE: Zooms
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Reply message Sunset, Ox Bow Bend
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Reply message Mesa Arch
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Reply message RE: Mesa Arch
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Reply message Golden Lake Michigan
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Reply message Smoky Mountain Dawn
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Reply message Dawn at the Dunes, Death Valley
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Reply message RE: April Contest: Magic Hour
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Reply message Canyon Country Magic Hour
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Reply message Moon and comet over Valley of Fire mud mountains
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Reply message Father admiring the sky with his children
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Reply message Waiting for sunrise at Mono Lake
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Reply message Indian summer magic hour
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Reply message My village on the shore of the St-Lawrence River
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Reply message Sunset at Moses Lake, WA
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Reply message Schawbachers Landing- Grand Tetons
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Reply message Where Rivers Meet
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Reply message Magic hour in Greek Islands
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Reply message Sunrise in my (almost) backyard
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Reply message Big Sur Sunset
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Reply message Carefree Cacti
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Reply message Tillamook Bay
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Reply message Youngs Bay Sunset
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Reply message Ocean Action
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Reply message Seagull at Sunset
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Reply message Sundrop
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Reply message Dusk Float
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Reply message Morning Float
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Reply message Lake Tree Line
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Reply message Simple Sunrise
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Reply message Column of Light
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Reply message Magenta Sunrise
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Reply message First Light Strikes the Peaks
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Reply message Sunrise Through the Trees
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Reply message Magical Sunrise
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Reply message Magical Sunrise 2
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Reply message RE: April Contest: Magic Hour
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Reply message Dusk on the Yellowstone
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Reply message Siletz Bay
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Reply message Seastack at Sunset
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Reply message RE: April Contest: Magic Hour -- Sunrise at White Sands...
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Reply message RE: April Contest: Magic Hour - Chapel
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Reply message RE: April Contest: Magic Hour - Chapel
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Reply message Foxridge Sunset
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Reply message RE: April Contest: Magic Hour - 14,410' Mt Rainier. Was...
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Reply message Red Rocks and Inyo Mountain Sunset
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Reply message Arches NP Sunset
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Reply message Leiden - just after sunset
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Reply message sunset in Rajasthan
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Reply message Fire in the sky
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Reply message Sunset - Goa -India
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Reply message Sunset on the atlantic
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Reply message Magic hour at the fjord
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Reply message Sunset at the Fjord -2
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Reply message Just After Sunset
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Reply message RE: April Contest: Magic Hour Sunset on L. Superior, No...
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Reply message April Contest: Magic Hour--A Suburban Landscape
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Reply message Reflection Lakes Sunrise I
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Reply message Ke'e Beach Sunset I
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Reply message Reflection Lakes Sunrise II
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Reply message La Push 4th of July
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Reply message Ke'e Beach Sunset Pano
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Reply message Dawn Breaks on Kahakuloa Head
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Reply message Sunrise
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Reply message Teton Sunrise at Oxbow Bend
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Reply message Sunset on the Pemigewasset River, NH
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Reply message The Lone Sentinel
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Reply message Sunrise on Haleakala
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Reply message Sunset During a Partial Solar Eclipse
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Reply message Sentinels of Dawn
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Reply message Icy Clouds of Morning
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Reply message Sunrise from Clearwater Beach
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Reply message Sunset off Siesta Key
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Reply message Goodnight from Maui
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