Thu 12-Jun-08 02:01 AM | edited Thu 29-Jan-09 11:03 AM by jrp
It is my pleasure on behalf of Nikonians.org to announce that Joe Iannandrea - skorj of Canada, image “Cold Wait” is the May segment winner. Joe's image will go on to the finals for The Best of Nikonians – 2008 Images.
Datacolor one of the contests sponsors will be providing Joe with a Spyder 3 Pro device and software.
Please join me in congratulating Joe for his stunning image.
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Joe, that is a wonderful picture. Though I don't live in the area any more, I am wondering if the vantage point is along Lakeshore Rd right in Ft Erie? I am an old Buffalonian, and that road along the shore provides a wonderful place to view the lake, and parts of the Buffalo skyline. Shots I can only wish I had taken as well as yours.
>"...I am wondering if the vantage point is along >Lakeshore Rd right in Ft Erie? " > >Dave Ralph
Yes, that's it exactly. I parked at the end of Lakeshore Rd and went towards the old Waverly Beach area for this shot. It was as fridgidly cold as it looks and I had the kids with me so we didn't spend too much time there. They are actually fiximg up the old promenade to, if not to it's former glory (check out http://cec.chebucto.org/ClosPark/ErieBech.html for an idea of that), at least a viable family recreation area. As recently as last summer the walk we took that day would have involved some degree of climbing over loose rocks and crumbling concrete. Now it's a nice little walkway with a rail and park benches. They're metal though, so there was no stopping for a rest that day.
I'm glad he won, I immediately remarked this superb picture... Color, shapes, composition, it's all there
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I mean no offence to the winner, but I completely disagree with the choice of the winning image. The colours are nice, the tree well placed and the exposure well controlled between the sky and tundra, but its dull and incredibly unimaginative... it could be any of a million images of such a pictorial/landscape type. A landscape with a lone tree........ my heart sank when I saw it. Is this to be what Nikonians 2008 aspires to? I left a camera club in the UK last year because of such images. I have stopped buying amateur photography magazines because of this, now Nikonians too???????
I'm sorry I really don't mean to be ungracious, but I feel strongly about this.