Mon 03-Feb-14 12:04 AM | edited Mon 03-Feb-14 02:55 PM by dm1dave
February Contest – “Selective color in competition”
This month’s challenge, chosen by rjjj629, is “ Selective color in competition” This month’s challenge will require a little fun post processing. We are looking for examples of sports photography using the trite and overused technique of selective color.
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.
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 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.
Bradley Wiggins and the GB team in the Road Racing Event in the 2012 Olympics. I chose a spot near where I lived that was about one-third into the race, but arrive hopelessly late to get anywhere near the edge of the road - I was there about 2 hours before they came through! As a consequence I had about three seconds warning of the team coming past me and no chance of panning as they went through. However, this shot highlights the passion of the crowd as their heroes pass by; it's just a shame they didn't get any medals on this occasion
Nikon D200 Nikon 85 mm f1.4 ISO 800 1/350th sec @ f 1.4
In karate (like many sports) the photographer must anticipate the action before it happens -- because it will happen in the blink of an eye. This sport has always had selective colour in competition, red against blue on a white background.