Wed 01-Jan-14 08:06 PM | edited Sun 12-Jan-14 10:14 PM by dm1dave
This months theme, selected by last months winner, skibreeze7, is Silhouettes.
These images should feature the silhouette of something as the main subject element. Could be the silhouette of a mountain, tree, etc. as long as it is a natural object.
The image still needs to be a landscape image. Buildings, people, vehicles or manmade elements may be present as long as they are not the subject of the image.
Participating in our monthly contests is a fun way help us 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 Landscape Forum 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!
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 -- Include a title in the subject line -- When posting please do so by hitting the reply link below this top post, not the reply link to another post. -- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners. -- 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. - No people in the composition such that the people become or compete for the main subject
Sat 25-Jan-14 06:25 PM | edited Sat 25-Jan-14 08:34 PM by geneluck
This was shot from the train on the east coast of India between Bubaneshwar and Puducherry (a 24 hour train journey) D90 18-200mm at 97mm f5 1/4000s Jean-luc Edited: Sorry, posted in the middle of the thread by mistake
Nikon D800, F/16, 1/15 sec, ISO 100, 16-35VR @ 16mm, +2.5 ND Grad
I've been working 6-day weeks, 10-hour days for most of the last few months, and decided to use this month's theme to force myself to get out and do some shooting. Today was the first time in over a month that I had the opportunity to actually shoot a sunset. Fortunately, the tide, weather and sand level conditions worked in my favor.
Sat 04-Jan-14 02:20 AM | edited Sat 04-Jan-14 06:26 AM by skibreeze7
Thanks for a most uplifting remark, Daymon.
This is a photograph of Haystack Rock, located in Cannon Beach, Oregon, about 25 miles south from where I live. Haystack Rock is generally considered the most-photographed natural landmark on the entire Oregon Coast, and this area of the coast is my usual go-to place for shooting seascapes.
Cannon Beach (the town) is a tourist's mecca, and it sometimes can be quite a challenge to get sunset shots of Haystack Rock, without people cluttering up the composition. With this image, I had to crop out part of the left side, because of a few bystanders dominating the scene.
Of course, the "trick" to getting these sorts of captures, is to repeatedly return to one of these locales, until you get all the right conditions necessary for a "keeper" shot. This was probably the first time in half a dozen trips to Cannon Beach that the conditions worked in my favor. It can eat up a lot of time and gas, but what a great place to enjoy the scenery even if I never take a single shot.
D700, 80-200/2.8, ISO 500, f/18, 1/3200, PP in LR3.x.
NOTE ON SAFETY: NEVER compose such an image in the viewfinder, as it could burn your retina beyond recovery. This was made using liveview, which could have damaged my sensor - a risk I was willing to assume...
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You shot is so crisp, something I am trying to achieve. The long thin branch on the tree to the left looks like it is trying to reach for the one that looks like it is about to fall. This is one of those photos that your eye travels around, going from the trees to the sun, rocks, and back to the trees. Makes you not want to leave.
John Denver was right about Colorado. A view from my porch last year
In case you were wondering, the silhouette in the image is not the trees at the bottom, but rather, the clouds themselves, silhouetted against the clouds themselves. Ha! Fractal silhouettes of silhouettes of silhouettes.
I have been playing with mirror images lately by combining an image with its reversed copy and the result sometimes is a surprise. I see an adult or an angel and a child. There are many more surprises the closer you look.
D700 1/200s, f/11.0, ISO 200, 24.0-70.0 at 62.0 mm
An afternoon snow squall started as the sun was getting low.It created a soft focus effect on the world, and gave the resulting images a type of grainy look. As the light changed and the clouds moved, it would go from blues to oranges to dusky peach. This shot caught what might be described as a 'fireball' in the clouds.