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February Contest: Skies


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Valentino Awarded for high level skills in landscape and wildlife photography Registered since 04th Dec 2004
Thu 31-Jan-13 03:20 PM | edited Fri 01-Feb-13 01:21 AM by dm1dave

This months theme is Skies. Skies can make or break a composition and for this one we want the sky to be the subject itself. The sky can including everything from the drama of an approaching storm, magnificent cloud patterns, a colorful transition of orange to blue during magic hour... As the subject your entry is expected to make the sky the attention grabber. It can occupy 1/3, 2/3 or even 7/8 of the composition, or whatever you think works best.

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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