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Winner: Water Lily
My Best Photo of the Week Challenge finished on Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 Did you capture a wonderful photo this week, but there's no current and appropriate challenge to display it? Here is your opportunity to show it to us. Make sure your entry is 1,600px MAXIMUM on its longer side. Please remember that this is a family-friendly site, and enter photos appropriate for everyone to view.
Winner: Needle and Threads
Macro - Cloth, Fabric, Thread & Fiber Challenge finished on Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 Take a macro photo of cloth, fabric, thread or fiber. If you don't have a macro lens, a closeup and/or cropped photo is acceptable.
Advertising Photography II Challenge finished on Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 Your challenge is to take a photograph suitable for advertising. It took nearly 100 years for photography to become mainstream in the advertising business. The ad industry itself became a professional effort in the 1920s, and advertising largely became photographic by the end of the decade. Not originally considered a fine art form, advertising photography nevertheless employed the highest-paid photographers who used the highest level of quality and technique for their final product. Because of its base origins, the influence of commercial photography on the general art is often neglected. Advertising photography was greatly influenced originally by Pictorialism; but then mainly used the techniques of Photographic Modernism. Many advertising photos incorporate conceptualism and abstraction. Famous advertising photographers include Lejaren à Hiller, Anton Bruehl, Edward Stetchen, Margaret Bourke-White, Paul Outerbridge, Ralph Steiner, Onofrio Paccione, Irving Penn, and Richard Avedon.
Winner: Diatoms in darkfield illumination, 400x, Lomo microscope
Microscopy Challenge finished on Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 Most of us are familiar with macro photography and how it reveals details which may not be visible with unaided eyes..... But let's go further. Submit your best photo of a subject which was taken at extremely high magnification. Even the most dull subjects can reveal a wealth of fascinating structures under close scrutiny, so be as creative as you can, and have fun. Please read the rules carefully and refer to the sample images before entering.
Winner: When I was young
- Retired - ( BW shot + Border) Challenge finished on Monday, 14 Apr 2014 Take a dayshot or a well lit shot of the above with adult human(s) as the main subject(s). Put a Border on the photograph. Photo can be taken with any camera, i.e DSLR, SLR, Mirrorless, Compact, Smartphone, etc... Sunset/sunrise shots are acceptable provided they are not those silhouette type of shots.
Winner: The Cathedral
Konica Minolta Challenge Challenge finished on Monday, 14 Apr 2014 Photos taken with a Konica Minolta camera.
Winner: Skutz Falls
Long Exposure - Motion of Water - Water Falls, Streams, Rivers, etc. Challenge finished on Monday, 14 Apr 2014 The challenge is here to showcase what you can do with a long exposure where you see moving water in nature (usually streams, rivers and waterfalls, but rocky beaches may also work). This is not a challenge for macro water drops. It's a nature challenge. The time limit for the shutter speed is min .25 seconds, max 30 seconds.
Motion blur Challenge finished on Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 convey the energy of an object by providing blur to the motion. it may be achieved by panning with the object in motion (freezing the object blurring the background), slowing down the shutter adding blur to the object in motion, or zooming. if you have other techniques to create motion blur please share in the techniques section when submitting so we can all learn. BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN.
Winner: Red Kite Apogee
Mid-flight Challenge finished on Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 I have always been intrigued by images of birds taken mid-flight, with sharpness and details of unbelievable levels. Your images are to include any bird species taken mid-flight. The image has to show details of feather, color, and good composition. Black and white images are also acceptable.
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