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November Contest – “The Stretch”

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 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Sat 02-Nov-13 09:19 PM | edited Sun 03-Nov-13 01:36 AM by dm1dave

This month’s challenge, chosen by our October winner is “The Stretch”

In sports still photography it is often difficult to truly show effort, as motion must be implied rather than shown. One way to convey great effort is to show that Stretch – when the athlete has to reach further than they seemingly can, whether to catch a ball, tag a runner, swing a racket, clear a hurdle -- it lives in almost every sport somewhere. So find us your best shot that captures that Stretch, and also that is a great sports shot.

Participating in our monthly contests is a fun way to 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 Sports 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!

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
-- 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.


Dave Summers
Nikonians Photo Contest Director
My Nikonians Gallery | Current Nikonians Contests

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