The Making of "Autumn Colors"

Winner of the February, 2017 "Benches" photo contest

By vaksi in Photo Contests on Apr 4, 2017

"Autumn Colors"

My story is very simple. I had too many lenses to carry, and I wanted an "all round" lens for my hiking tours. I bought a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (Contemporary) lens and I was trying that out with my Pentax K-50 camera on a foggy morning in November on a passage on the north coast of lake Balaton, Hungary.

The passage was empty, and that together with the fog gave a mysterious atmosphere. I tried to find a good position to shot, which it was not difficult, the place presented itself!

"Benches" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our February, 2017 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Mar 23, 2017

"Autumn Colors" by vaksi

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

In first place was forum member vaksi from Hungary who captured "Autumn Colors" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-50 and a Sigma lens.

Our runners-up were forum member codru from USA in second place with "At Peace" and Ikarus from USA in third place with "Bench". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"At Peace" by codru "Bench" by Ikarus

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

The Making of "Racing against the Sunset"

Winner of the January, 2017 "Sunrise/Sunset" photo contest

By candid in Photo Contests on Mar 4, 2017

"Racing against the Sunset"

First of all, my sincere thanks to everyone who nominated and voted for my photo in January 2017's "Sunrise/Sunset" contest.

Now on to how I took and processed this picture:

Most of my photos are taken while on vacation and I have never travelled with the specific purpose of taking photos. I just travel to different places and take pictures of things that I find interesting and inspiring.

This image was taken on 22 January 2013 in Bagan, Myanmar. It is home to the largest and densest concentration in the world of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas, and ruins with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries.

"Sunrise/Sunset" Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our January, 2017 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Mar 2, 2017

"Racing against the Sunset" by candid

Voting has ended for our January, 2017 "Sunrise/Sunset" photo contest. This contest was very popular with almost 350 excellent photos submitted. The result of the voting is as follows:

In first place was forum member candid from Germany who captured "Racing against the Sunset" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-5 and an smc Pentax-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited lens.

Our runners-up were forum member Dan R from USA in second place with "Day is Done" and slowpez from USA in third place with "Mesa Arch Sunrise". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Day is Done" by Dan R "Mesa Arch Sunrise" by slowpez

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 Photo Nominations

Browse the stunning photo gallery!

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Feb 6, 2017

Our members' "Best of 2016" photo gallery is now live and ready for viewing!

The photo that receives the most comments from the community will be named the overall winner, and the photographer will get to pick a prize, including a Pentax lens or flash.

So, please take a moment to stroll through the gallery and say a few nice words about your favorite photo(s).  We'd like to wish the best of luck to the participants!

Browse the gallery | view on the forum


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