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The best lit waters are the shallows, the layer where most changes occur. The temperature changes and waves interact strongly with biological diversity. The sunlight is also at its fullest there, for even one meter deeper the water will filter out the red from the spectre! All of this makes the shallows the richest aquatic zone in every aspect. That includes photography. Accessible by the simplest of equipment, the myriads of themes wait for your curiosity.
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PLEASE OBSERVE ALL THE RULES! It's the best way of avoiding disqualification and having to re-submit.
Tuesday, 20th December, 2011 (GMT)
Tuesday, 27th December, 2011 –
Monday, 2nd January, 2012
Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012 –
Monday, 9th January, 2012
- Digital JPEGs with full EXIF and quality Analog film scans* are allowed.
- *Film, camera, lens & settings information is useful and welcome.
- The longer side of the photo should be up to 1600px. The aspect and orientation may be as you prefer.
- Minimal post processing interventions such as contrast correction, moderate sharpening and cleaning of minor distractions are acceptable.
- No frames, watermarks, date/time nor other identification marks.
- No color shifting, no distortions, no HDR allowed.
- No added-on content (composites) allowed.
- Upload your entry resized to a maximum set by the Rules, not larger.
- Camera optics must be 100% submerged (underwater photos only)
- Waters not deeper than ~6 feet / ~2 meters, please.
- If there are people in your pictures please ensure that these are presented as anonymous, having their faces suitably hidden, averted or changed. Otherwise have a signed Model Release ready to present upon request.
- No provocative titling and/or descriptions, please. Be moderate and neutral if your photo depicts some ecological or legal negativity.
- No nudity. Observe the DPR rules.
- Voting suggestions: Award from one to two stars if the photo does not quite impress you... three, if you'd tolerate the picture adorning your living room wall... four stars if you would actually like it there… and if the picture really excites you in both thematic and photographic sense, give’em five! Half-a-star above or below your decision means “leaning toward…” and should be applied accordingly.
- No sandbagging, please. It's the same as begging for glory: disgusting.
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