The Making of Kaleidoscope

The winning image in our "Fill the Frame" photo contest

By Konstanta in Photo Contests on Jun 27, 2015

Hello friends!  I'd like to thank everyone who voted for the contestants' photos, and I especially thank those who nominated my picture in the first and second rounds of the competition.

My name is Igor, and I live in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev. We have already "met" on our forum earlier, namely in of April 2014, when I talked about how my picture "Recent Paint an Autumn Day" was made; that picture won the March competition "Moonscape".

Today's picture, which I called "Kaleidoscope", was taken on December 28, 2014, three days before the New Year, in one of the business centers of Kiev.

"Fill the Frame" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our April, 2015 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on May 30, 2015

"Kaleidoscope" by Konstanta

Voting has ended for our April, 2015 "Fill the Frame" photo contest with the following result:

In first place was forum member Konstanta from Ukraine who captured "Kaleidoscope" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-5 II and an smc Pentax-DA 10-17mm Fish-eye lens.

Our runners-up were forum member PeterF from USA in second place with "Crane Surprise" and panonski from Croatia in third place with "Poppies in the Magic". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Crane Surprise" by PeterF "Poppies in the Magic" by panonski

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our June photo contest, "Converging Lines".

The Making of "Hay Bale Kiss"

The winning image in our "Mirror Image" photo contest

By darkmunk in Photo Contests on May 10, 2015


"Hay Bale Kiss"

Thank you to everyone for voting for my photo in the "mirror image" photo contest. I’m guessing the cute factor tipped the balance.  There’s otherwise not much to say about this photo I’m afraid. 

I took Molly for a walk and saw these shiny bails of hay. I could see the potential for a photo and pointed out to Molly that there was another Molly looking out at her. The rest was simple. The K10D with its punchy CCD sensor just produces beautifully saturated images right out of the can, so I didn’t do anything to the photo above the usual levels and possibly some sharpening. Then convert to sRGB for the web.

So there you go! A lovely surprise to win and Molly herself is very pleased!

All the best,
- darkmunk

"Mirror Image" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our March, 2015 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Apr 26, 2015


"Hay Bale Kiss" by darkmunk

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our March, 2015 "Mirror Image" photo contest! In first place was forum member darkmunk from UK who captured "Hay Bale Kiss" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K10D and an smc Pentax-DA 16-45mm lens.

Our runners-up were forum member Lucky-Luc from Canada in second place with "Go Away!" and unkipunki from Scotland in third place with "Castle Mirrored in the Mist". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Go Away!" by Lucky-Luc "Castle Mirrored in the Mist" by unkipunki

We'd like to congratulate the winners and also thank everyone who participated or voted! Also, be sure not to miss our May, 2015 photo contest "Serenity".

The Making of "Recent Paint an Autumn Day"

The winning image in our "Moonscape" photo contest

By Konstanta in Photo Contests on Apr 14, 2015

"Recent Paint an Autumn Day"

Hello friends!
I am a beginner in photography (my first ever DSLR, a Pentax K-5II bought in August 2013) so when sending in a picture for the contest I did not expect to even get into the TOP-15, and even less so – to become the winner. I am very grateful to everyone who voted for the contestants' work and especially grateful to those who in the first and in the second rounds nominated my picture! Without you, I would not have won!

Now on to how did this picture ...
I don't own a car, so when I really want to leave the city in search of subjects for shooting, I turn to my friend. His (and my) name is Igor. He has a car, loves fishing, does not like to sit at home, and if not busy at work – goes with me out in the nature.


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