Challenge series hosted by Aaro. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Art of Light, Light of Art. A journey to find the light, perfect light. As the photography is all about light. Perfect light does not need any post processing, a proper exposure is all that is needed.
Finished (16 challenges)
16. Q like Quattro
Winners announced: 15th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Kola Splash
The best of Sigma dp2 Quattro. Any type of images goes. Overall challenge rules.
15. M like Merrill
Winners announced: 19th September, 2012 GMT
Anything goes in the spirit of excellence. -Quote: Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. -Anything below the bar will be eliminated.
Winners announced: 30th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: Extreme Measures
Detail photo not enough to specify the utensil. Reveal it in desciption. See the sample images. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_utensil Read also the Soft Light series description.
Winners announced: 2nd November, 2011 GMT
Anything goes. But try to thinkin utside the box. Only for Sigma DP series cameras.
Winners announced: 19th October, 2011 GMT
Winner: Early moon
Landscape at Dusk. No Cityscapes
Winners announced: 6th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Upper Caney Creek Falls
Magic white water flow with long exposure. Colour images only.
Winners announced: 29th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Japanese Cutleaf Maple
Garden as a whole in one photo and a detail in other. Two photos per user.
Winners announced: 1st September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Ride by the pier
What is left after the Summer is gone. What are traces of Summer. Lets see them.
Winners announced: 21st July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sunrise in Nærøydalen (Norway)
Make artwork with an artwork. This challenge is for SIGMA DP cameras only. Color images.
Winners announced: 14th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Warerlily on a mirror
Waterlilies like Monet. In the shadows where the light is diffused trough tree leaves and reflected from the water surface creating a rich mixture of colors and contrast to waterlilies and like. Take the photo to be artwork without any postprocessing. "Waterlilies" any flowers in, on water. For voters: May the best interpetation of Monet's Waterlilies win.
Winners announced: 7th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Midsummer Night Maui
Summer Solstice, Midsummer, night special light. Sun does not set in north, and also does not rise at south. Contemporary national traditions of Summer Solstice, be ready and capture in COLOR. Show others what is happening and where. See capture and postprocessing rules.
Winners announced: 23rd June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Shimmy Forest
Lets turn an image from archive into an artwork by blurring it. Blurring means we lose detail, but at the same time we give the viewer more possibilities to make ones own interpetation of the image. See the other challenges in the Soft Light series. Please read the rules.
Winners announced: 16th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Egg' O Centric
Egocentrism and Narcissism, in natural soft light from window, style by Dali?. This should be easy. Camera set to a fixed WB of Shade or Shadow.All possible camera settings set zero or neutral position. Only variable allowed is exposure control on camera and if needed in raw conversion. Theme succested by Akita Inu. Please read the rules.
3. DIY Soft
Winners announced: 9th June, 2010 GMT
Winner: A softened Heart
Make it soft by / with: out of focus, soft lens, honey or jelly on uv filter, shoot trough fabric, bush ...... anything that makes the image soft and artistic.
Winners announced: 2nd June, 2010 GMT
Winner: Dutch landscape at dawn
Style: Claude Monet's Rising Sun. In the garden. But before we show our key player (the Sun) we will give an impression of it, the moment before we can see it. The moment when we can see the reflected and diffused light enabling us to perceive the surroundings around us. A perfect place to observe is in the garden where the flowers, plants and the nature in all are waiting for it. A brief...
Winners announced: 19th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Time Travel
Capture something common in soft light to make art of it. Light source natural indirect. Reflected, modulated with different surfaces etc. Camera set to a fixed WB of Shade or Shadow. All possible camera settings set zero or neutral position. Only variable allowed is exposure control on camera and if needed in raw conversion. For others to learn please share the lighting information. Thank...