The Making of "Island Hopping in the Tidal Stream"

Winner of the April, 2017 "Flowing Water" photo contest

By Brumtaffy in Photo Contests on Jun 10, 2017

"Island Hopping in the Tidal Stream"

Winning this month came as a complete surprise I´m quite new to the Forum. My first SLR was a Pentax SF7 c1988 and I've stuck with Pentax ever since, so it means a lot for one of my pictures to be recognised amongst my Pentax peers. Thank you to everyone for your generous comments and nominations.

I was truly delighted that so many forum users enjoyed this image, as it was taken at a special place for myself and my family. This was at Easter and we always meet up with our large extended family for a walk on the Pembrokeshire coast or countryside. Pembrokeshire is truly breathtaking, and this was along a particularly photogenic part of the Coast Walk, from Bosherston (famous for its lily ponds), out onto the coastline taking in the historic St Govan´s Chapel, along east through Broadhaven Beach and onward to Barafundle (one of the loveliest isolated beaches in the world, you can only reach it on foot).

The Making of "Architectural Elements"

Winner of the March, 2017 "Architectural Elements" photo contest

By lamerle in Photo Contests on Jun 1, 2017

"Architectural Elements"

Thank you for voting for my photo in the March, 2017 contest. I took this picture while riding Budapest's Metro line no. 4. Here is the original shot (in reduced resolution), click to enlarge and browse:

I converted the raw file to a jpg file with Adobe Lightroom 5.7.1.Then I made some adjustments of the highlights, sharpening, contrast and dynamic range settings compared to the raw file.

Finally I made some minor changes to the jpg image with Adobe Photoshop C5 to get to the image which I submitted for the contest.

The final image

Thanks again for voting for my photo.

- lamerle

"Flowing Water" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our April, 2017 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on May 30, 2017

"Island Hopping in the Tidal Stream" by Brumtaffy

Voting has ended for our April, 2017 "Flowing Water" photo contest with the following result:

In first place was forum member Brumtaffy from UK who captured "Island Hopping in the Tidal Stream" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-1 and an smc Pentax-FA 28-90mm F3.5-5.6 lens.

Our runners-up were forum member railbum from USA in second place with "Glade Creek Grist Mill" and Glenn5995 from USA in third place with "Kanarra Creek Falls". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Glade Creek Grist Mill" by railbum "Kanarra Creek Falls" by Glenn5995

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.

Best of 2016 Contest Winners

Announcing the Winners of our Special Contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on May 12, 2017

"Magik Maïdo" by bruno.cirou

Voting has ended for our special photo contest "Best of 2016". The winner of the #1 spot gets to pick a price amongst a Pentax DA 35mm F2.4 lens, DA 50mm F1.8 lens, or Bolt VS-510P flash shipped free of charge. The result of the contest was as follows:

In first place was forum member bruno.cirou from France who captured "Magik Maïdo" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-1 and a Samyang 24mm F1.4 lens.

Our runners-up were forum member Ex Finn. from USA in second place with "Rocket launch" and timautin from France in third place with "Bee eaters". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Rocket launch" by Ex Finn "Bee eaters" by timautin

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

"Architectural Elements" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our March, 2017 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Apr 25, 2017

"Architectural Elements" by lamerle

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our March, 2017 "Architectural Elements" photo contest! In first place was forum member lamerle from Hungary who captured "Architectural Elements" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-5 and an Sigma 17-70 lens.

Our runners-up were forum member K McCall from USA in second place with "Lamplight" and Heie from USA in third place with "Plaza de Toros". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Lamplight" by K McCall "Plaza de Toros" by Heie

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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