The Making of "A Girl's Best Friend"

How the winning photo of the "Portraits" contest was made

By ckeene in Photo Contests on Nov 5, 2019

"A Girl's Best Friend"

Let me start by saying thank you very much to everyone who appreciated my image enough to vote for it. It is a real honor to win this month’s contest amongst a grouping that I believe had many, many creative entries. So, again, thank you.

“A Girl’s Best Friend” was an image I took of my daughter, Madelyn, and our then, new 7 year old pup, Bridgette. We had just adopted Bridgette only a few months before this image was taken, but Madelyn and her, soon became fast friends.

Announcing Our November 2019 Photo Contest

Win a Pentax LX and other prizes in our contest for November

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Nov 1, 2019

We're excited to announce our monthly photo contest for November, which features special prizes!

As a part of the PentaxForums "100 years in 100 days" Celebratory Giveaway & Contest Series, the theme for the official PentaxForums photo contest for November, 2019 is open, that is you're free to submit any one of your photos as long as it hasn't been submitted for an earlier contest here at PentaxForums.

As usual your submission must be taken with a Pentax or Ricoh camera (film or digital).

For this celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Pentax (Asahi Optical Co.) we have special grand camera/lens first prizes for the October through December photo contests and there will be no specific themes in any of these three months! Good luck!

  • The winner of first place in the November contest gets to chose between a Pentax LX or a Pentax MZ-S camera body!
  • Second prize is a two year forum account upgrade.
  • Third prize is a box of photo paper form Red River or alternatively a one year forum account upgrade.

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.

"Portraits" Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our September, 2019 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Oct 23, 2019

"A Girl's Best Friend" by ckeene

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our September, 2019 "Portraits" photo contest! In first place was forum member ckeene from USA who captured "A Girl's Best Friend" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-3 and an smc Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 lens.

Our runners-up were forum member mdpace from USA in second place with "Portraits" and ghosteclipse from Philipines in third place with "Portrait of a Lady". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Portraits" by mdpace "Portrait of a Lady" by ghosteclipse

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.

September "Portraits" Contest Finalists Announced

Vote for the overall winner!

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Oct 15, 2019

After the end of the nomination phase of last month's official "Portraits" 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 October "Open theme" photo contest, which closes to submissions at the end of the month.

The Making of "Asio flammeus"

How the winning photo of the "Birds in Flight" contest was made

By ogunturkay in Photo Contests on Oct 8, 2019

"Asio flammeus"

First of all I want to say a big “THANK YOU!” - not only to those who nominated/voted for my photo, but to all PENTAXIANs on this amazing forum!

Generally weather conditions and light are the most important aspects of wildlife photography. Light should be in taste and wind has to be limited for example; this holds of course for all other outdoor photography as well. But when photographing such beauties in flight, there are some additional things that affect the result or must be taken into account to achieve the best shot.

The effect of different inputs/factors actually affects almost everything in the image in the end, that’s why I needed to think:

Species (biology & behavior), (seasonal) weather conditions, light direction & angle etc.

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