This month’s theme, selected by last month’s winner, DAJolley, is Green.
From Dave: "Green is the universal color of nature. It signifies life and the richness of spring. Those of us in the northern hemisphere are looking forward to seeing more green as spring approaches. Green should be the predominate color in your image."
He has included this photo as an example for this contest:
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 Winner’s 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
Photo taken at Muir Woods after the rain. Standing on the bridge looking downstream when the doe and fawn stepped into view. D200, 70-200/f2.8 zoom, f3,2 @ 1/30s., center weighted, tripod. Post processing limited to white balance correction, cropping, brightening the overall photo and brightening again the doe/fawn, and sharpening.
I think these last three images are amazing, not just that each captures a Spring/Summer day but captures a specific day. I feel like I'm standing right next to your tripod with a corded remote in my hand. Well done!
Photo from the second bridge looking upstream. D200, 24-70/f2.8 zoom at 100mm, f4.0 @ 1/10s, center-weighted, auto exposure -0.67, tripod. Post processing limited to white balance, crop, and sharpening.
D200, 24-70/f2.8 zoom, f8.0 at 2s, matrix meter, auto exposure, flash fill at +0.67, tripod. Post processing limited to white balance, crop, and sharpening. If you ever visit the San Francisco Bay Area, spend a Sunday morning here when the crowds are low. People respect photographers and the restaurant by the gift shop has been featured in the Food Channel as one of the "best places I ever ate."