"Just Waiting" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our July, 2015 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Aug 26, 2015

"Avoiding Boredom" by d.v.d

Voting has ended for our July, 2015 "Just Waiting" photo contest with the following result:

In first place was forum member d.v.d from Hungary who captured "Avoiding Boredom" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-5 II and an smc Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 lens.

Our runners-up were forum member redridinghood from USA in second place with "Last Cat" and exnito from Slovakia in third place with "Waiting to Pass". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Last Cat" by redridinghood "Waiting to Pass" by exnito

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our next photo contest, "Night Time is the Right Time".

The Making of "Diversion"

The winning image in our "Converging Lines" photo contest

By panonski in Photo Contests on Aug 20, 2015


The winning photo - "Diversion"

It was a beautiful sunny day, and I was walking around with my old body and companion in making art, Ricoh GX 200. It is always in my pocket or even better in my hands.

I shall not compliment my Ricoh GX 200 too much here, since its superb optical and physical quality has been proven many times, and its brother, the GR, lives on now in its sixth generation as the GR II.

So, like I said, I was just roaming around like I often do, especially if it is a lovely day. I decided to turn left to the railway tracks and found myself in a wilder scene with a lot of empty old trains and track with rust, lots of iron and black oiled wood everywhere:

Scene - Click to Enlarge

I like such a setting for shooting because I always feel that it is right there just for that purpose. To tell the story of the past, like some poem.

"Converging Lines" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our June, 2015 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jul 30, 2015

"Diversion" by panonski

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our June, 2015 "Converging Lines" photo contest! In first place was forum member panonski from Croatia who captured "Diversion" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a RICOH GX200 digital compact camera.

Our runners-up were forum member kgyd from Hungary in second place with "Minimal Zebra" and Meg4mi from France in third place with "Colorful Converging Lines". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Minimal Zebra" by kgyd "Colorful Converging Lines" by Meg4mi

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our next photo contest, "Junk". Click the link to read more and submit a contribution!

The Making of "Serenity"

The winning image in our "Serenity" photo contest

By tessfully in Photo Contests on Jul 13, 2015
Serenity - Sunset on Pinetree Lake, Algonquin Park Ontario

Thank you to all who voted on my image. I am very honoured to have won as every photo in the final 15 displayed beautiful work and could easily have taken the prize.

My photo was taken on our last canoe trip of 2014. We headed into Pinetree Lake in Algonquin Park, set up camp and spent 4 serenly gorgeous fall days photographing the height of autumn colours.

As I didn't have a graduated neutral density filter with me I took several shots of this scene using various exposure settings, hoping that in post processing I could reveal what my eyes could see; the sky, landscape and reflective calm waters under a sunset glow. The rocks and two red leaves on bottom right helped to anchor and balance the distance landscape.

"Serenity" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our May, 2015 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jul 1, 2015

"Serenity" by tessfully

Our May, 2015 "Serenity" photo contest has ended and we're happy to announce and congratulate these winners:

In first place was forum member tessfully from Canada who captured "Serenity" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-5 and an Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 lens.

Our runners-up were forum member closhlab from Australia in second place with "Serenity in Angkor Wat" and scootatheschool1990 from USA in third place with "Serenity in the Sawtooths". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Serenity in Angkor Wat" by closhlab "Serenity in the Sawtooths" by scootatheschool1990

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our July photo contest, "Just Waiting". Follow the topic link to the left to go to the submissions page.


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