"Portraits in Monochrome" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our March, 2016 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Apr 26, 2016

"Lana" by nedjo

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our March, 2016 "Portraits in Monochrome" photo contest! In first place was forum member nedjo from Croatia who captured "Lana" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-5 and an smc Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro lens.

Our runners-up were forum member ivalkila from Finland in second place with "Elina with Kitten" and K McCall from USA in third place with "Easter". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Elina with Kitten" by ivalkila "Easter" by K McCall

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our current photo contest. Read all about it in the monthly contest forum.

The Making of "Pentax Table"

Winner of our February, 2016 "Tables and Chairs" photo contest

By Tapio Kekkonen in Photo Contests on Apr 8, 2016

"Pentax Table" by Tapio Kekkonen

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you who voted in the PentaxForum's ”Table and Chairs” competition and special thanks to those voting me into the finals. There were so many great photo entries so it was an honour to get through to the final and this even with my first photo entry ever in any competition!

I've been taking photos almost all my life and it has been my main hobby since the 70s when I got my first Canon F1. There was a period of lazyness as I got tired of playing with the chemicals and developing, but a new interest emerged along with the digital cameras and Pentax. Now I'm eagerly waiting for my new K-1!

My photo was taken in Hanko, my home town in Southern Finland. The Hanko Peninsula, on which the city is located, is the southernmost tip of continental Finland. Hanko has a coastline of approx. 130 km of which 30 km are sandy beaches. This makes the light very special in Hanko! 

"Table and Chairs" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our February, 2016 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Mar 25, 2016

"Pentax Table" by Tapio Kekkonen

Our February, 2016 "Tables and Chairs" photo contest has ended and we're happy to announce and congratulate these winners:

In first place was forum member Tapio Kekkonen from Finland who captured "Pentax Table" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-3 and an smc Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4 lens.

Our runners-up were forum member BrianCollins from Canada in second place with "Table and Chairs" and Ivar from Estonia in third place with "Waiting for Summer". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Table and Chairs" by BrianCollins "Waiting for Summer" by Ivar

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our current photo contest. Read all about it in the monthly contest forum.

The Making of "Watching the Sunset"

Winner of our January, 2016 "Composite" photo contest

By miguelfenoglio in Photo Contests on Mar 20, 2016

As most of my pictures are film it is hard for me to participate in PentaxForums contests. Film requires me to think, shoot and develop, which I can’t do in a single month (mainly as I don’t shoot enough to develop every month). When I saw the theme was composite and that it could be about anything I thought that was my chance, as I could use images I already had. I had never done composites and I had never participated in a PentaxForums contest before, so I thought it would be a good start. I never thought I would win, or even be one of the top choices. I mainly entered to see if anyone would like my picture.

"Watching the Sunset"

The composite uses 2 pictures. Both were taken in Gili Trawangan island, Indonesia. I wasn't initially thrilled about having nothing else to do than go to the beach, but I was dead wrong. Snorkling was great and the underwater camera we borrowed from a friend was a lot of fun. And I got a chance to take some interesting pictures and now it has even earned me the honor of winning this contest, so it was great!

The “main” picture is the sunset. Although both images are used in full, the sunset is stronger and it sets the background. Then, there is the underwater image, which has my wife as the subject.

"Composite" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our January, 2016 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Mar 2, 2016

"Watching the Sunset" by miguelfenoglio

Voting has ended for our January, 2016 "Composite" photo contest where we had four prizes, first prize being a Pentax K-50 DSLR. The voting came out as follows:

In first place was forum member miguelfenoglio from Spain who captured "Watching the Sunset" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax 1000  for the sunset and a Pentax W60 for the underwater shot. The lens used with the K1000 was an smc Pentax-M 28mm F2.8 lens.

In second place we have forum member gazart from the UK with "The Age of Reason", shot with a Pentax K-5 and an smc Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Ltd. lens:

"The Age of Reason" by gazart

Our runners-up were forum member msalicat from South Africa in third place with "Horse in Sea" and arne.oestlund from Sweden in fourth place with "The Cat by the Tree". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Horse in Sea" by msalicat "The Cat by the Tree" by arne.oestlund

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our current photo contest. Read all about it in the monthly contest forum.


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