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The Green Leaves of Summer Challenge finished on Saturday, 02 Apr 2016 This is the second challenge about leaves in the four seasons. Show us in this challenge the green leaves of SUMMER, their ability to give us shade and shelter from the hot sun, protection for birds, animals or insects to raise their young, and protection for the fruits on the trees or smaller plants. Macro and close-ups welcome. Insects may be present on the leaves but should not dominate the picture. SUMMER: approximately May through September in the Northern Hemisphere; November through March in the southern hemisphere. Make sure your entry is 1,600px MAXIMUM on its longer side. DPR does NOT resize your photos for you. You need to do this yourself BEFORE you enter a challenge. Entrants with oversize photos will not be invited to re-submit them. Get the size right the first time!
Spring is Sprung! Challenge finished on Saturday, 02 Apr 2016 The vernal equinox, heralding the beginning of Spring is just round the corner so lets see your photro that best depicts this wonderful season of new life!
Winner: Moon Lit Surf (1 of 1)
Black and white long exposure night photography Challenge finished on Friday, 01 Apr 2016 Show your best shots of nighttime, using only two colours - black and white. Be sure it is a long exposure shot of at least 1 sec.
Winner: A Heavenly Landing----Akureyri, Iceland
A mile of highway will take you a mile, but a mile of runway will take you anywhere Challenge finished on Friday, 01 Apr 2016 The subject of the challenge is the airport. Upload the picture of an airport runway, control tower or any other airport infrastructure element.
ND, or not too ND? Challenge finished on Thursday, 31 Mar 2016 Let's see how extreme ND (neutral density) filters compare with stacking using milder or no ND filter. Extreme ND filters cut light enough to allow long, motion-blurring, exposures even in bright daylight, but there is another way: image stacking of shorter exposures. Instead of one 16s exposure, you could stack (average) a rapid sequence of 16 1s exposures using a much lighter ND filter or none at all. Stacking should give higher IQ (e.g., lower noise) without needing the expensive filter. This challenge is to determine if it does... and you should label each submission with number-of-shots@ND-stops, e.g., 2@ND10 would mean two shots with a 10-stop ND filter.
Winner: Red Crayon
Macro - Writing Utensils Challenge finished on Thursday, 31 Mar 2016 In this challenge, show us your best macro photo of any writing utensil. Writing utensils consist of but are not limited to: pens, pencils, markers, chalk, colored pencils, sharpies etc. Anything goes as long as you can write with it. Please make sure the photo is macro. Any photos that I do not consider to be macro will be disqualified. If you are unsure what a macro photo is please visit the following link for clarification: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macro_photography
Winner: Black as a crow white as a cockatoo
Black and White in Nature Challenge finished on Thursday, 31 Mar 2016 Black is the absence of all color. White is a mixture of all color. Neither truly exists in nature. Take a picture of black or white or both as it occurs in nature. Try to get as much contrast as you can. Understand, this is an exercise in understanding. I will be the final judge on what is black or white for this challenge.
Winner: From the cave
Landscape Photo with Natural Framing. Challenge finished on Thursday, 31 Mar 2016 Frames in photo composition help to concentrate attention on the subject by directing the eye away from the sides of a photo. Frames may be man made, such as walls or roofs, or natural, such as branches or geology. Can you create a landscape photo with natural frames? Please vote on which photo is most technically accomplished, most aesthetically pleasing, and that contains natural framing. If you are a member of Flickr you may also wish to post your photo to the group "Landscape Challenge", newly created for this challenge series: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2918843@N21/
Winner: No swinging in Winter
Empty Playground Challenge finished on Thursday, 31 Mar 2016 Time to get spooky with an empty playground. The image must scream out loneliness and isolation. maybe throw some light painting into the mix, a fog machine if you have one available. Think about your post processing and also your settings. A grungy black and white treatment? Film Noir? Something to suit a Hitchcock movie?
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