The Making of "Snake Road"

Winner of the June, 2017 "S-Curves" photo contest

By henry8 in Photo Contests on Jul 29, 2017

"Snake Road"

This picture was taken in the Autumn, October 2015 at 9:30 am. I took this photo at Hawk's Nest, a scenic location outside Port Jervis, New York. Its name is derived from the birds of prey that nest in the area. The location is also known for its winding roads and scenic overlooks in the Delaware River valley.

It wasn't easy to get this image without any cars on the road. It took me several shots to get it right. I used a Pentax K-3 camera with the Sigma 18-250 mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM zoom set to 210 mm. The exposure data were ISO 100, 1/5s, and F16. The camera was set to shoot jpeg files.

The picture is almost not post processed outside of the camera. The custom image mode of the camera was set to vibrant which gave me a little extra saturation. The only thing I did in Lightroom was to adjust the exposure.

Thank you all so much.

- Henry Kocanda (henry8)

"S-Curves" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our June, 2017 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jul 24, 2017

"Snake Road" by henry8

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our June, 2017 "S-Curves" photo contest! In first place was forum member henry8 from USA who captured "Snake Road" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-3 and an Sigma 18-250mm lens.

Our runners-up were forum member mikeSF from USA in second place with "Crookedest Street" and K McCall from USA in third place with "Richmond #4". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Crookedest Street" by mikeSF "Richmond #4" 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 "Kadin Bridge"

Winner of the May, 2017 "Bridges" photo contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jul 9, 2017

"Kadin Bridge" by lanselot

First of all thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for my photo in May 2017's "Bridges" contest. This image was taken on 29 October 2013 in Nevestino, Bulgaria.

Let me begin with a little history: Kadin Bridge (Bride’s Bridge) is an impressive architectural monument in the centre of Nevestino, Bulgaria. This is a medieval 100-meter long bridge built over the river Struma and has five circle vaults, the highest of which is in the middle. The name of the bridge “Kadin” or “of a bride” is connected to the legends concerning its building.

"Bridges" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our May, 2017 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Jun 30, 2017

"Kadin Bridge" by lanselot

Our May, 2017 "Bridges" photo contest has ended and we're happy to announce and congratulate these winners:

In first place was forum member lanselot from Bulgaria who captured "Kadin Bridge" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-3 and an Sigma 10-20mm lens.

Our runners-up were forum member candid from Germany in second place with "U Bein Bridge" and gzub from Poland in third place with "Mostar". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"U Bein Bridge" by candid "Mostar" by gzub

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 "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).

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