The Making of "Dutch Reflections"

How the winning photo of the "Best of 2020" contest was made

By ropa in Photo Contests on Mar 3, 2021

"Dutch Reflections"

The Idea:

The plan was to take this picture in the North of The Netherlands which is about a 2.5 hours drive (one way) from my house. Planning was therefore a key factor in making this shot. Important weather conditions were: no wind and no clouds. The idea which I had in mind was to take the image during the blue hour and with a perfect reflection in the water. I checked the weather channel to find a day with sun, no clouds and no wind.

Announcing Our March 2021 Photo Contest

Win a gift card and other prizes in our monthly photo contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Mar 1, 2021

We're herewith announcing our monthly photo contest for March. The theme for this month is Portrait.

The topic this month is "Portrait". Your submission can be in monochrome or color, and range from portraits of strangers through informal portraits of your loved ones through portraits of a person taken in a studio. Your submission must convey something about the person portrayed. Good luck!

First prize is a $50 gift card to B&H Photo, second prize is a one year forum account upgrade, and third prize is a box of photo paper form Red River.

The official contest rules are found here.

Click here to submit a photo for the contest.

If you haven't done so already we invite you to browse our special gallery of last month's photo contest submissions and nominate your favorites.

January 2021 "Best of 2020" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our monthly contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Feb 24, 2021

"Dutch Reflections" by ropa

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our January, 2020 "Best of 2020" photo contest! In first place was forum member ropa from The Netherlands who captured "Dutch Reflections" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax 645Z and an HD Pentax-DA 645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SR lens.

Our runners-up were forum member Dennis Forster from South Africa in second place with "Young ellies at play at the waterhole" and Watrs from Czech Replublic in third place with "Best of 2020". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Young ellies at play at the waterhole" by Dennis Forster "Best of 2020" by Watrs

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, "Cityscape by Night". Read all about it here.

January "Best of 2020" Contest Finalists Announced

Vote for the overall winner!

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Feb 15, 2021

After the end of the nomination phase of last month's official Best of 2020 photo contest, we're now ready to announce our top 15 finalists!  Click on the link below to view the photos in full size and cast your vote in the poll:

Vote for your favorite photo in the poll

As usual for our monthly photo contests, voting closes in a week, and then we'll announce the winners.

Don't miss our February Cityscape by Night photo contest, which closes to submissions at the end of the month.

Announcing Our February 2021 Photo Contest

Win a gift card and other prizes in our monthly photo contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Feb 3, 2021

We're herewith announcing our monthly photo contest for February. The theme for this month is Cityscape by Night.

The topic for February is Cityscape by Night. Good luck!

First prize is a $50 gift card to B&H Photo, second prize is a one year forum account upgrade, and third prize is a box of photo paper form Red River.

The official contest rules are found here.

Click here to submit a photo for the contest.

If you haven't done so already we invite you to browse our special gallery of last month's photo contest submissions and nominate your favorites.

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