Announcing Our October 2019 Photo Contest

Win a GRIII and other prizes in our contest for October

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Oct 5, 2019

We're excited to announce our monthly photo contest for October, 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 October, 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 October contest gets to chose between a Ricoh Theta V or GRIII!
  • Second prize is a one year forum account upgrade.
  • Third prize is a box of photo paper form Red River or optionally 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.

"Birds in Flight" Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our August, 2019 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Sep 25, 2019

"Asio flammeus" by ogunturkay

Our August, 2019 "Birds in Flight" photo contest has ended and we're happy to announce and congratulate these winners:

In first place was forum member ogunturkay from Sweden who captured "Asio flammeus" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-1 and an HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW lens.

Our runners-up were forum member Valeriu from Romania in second place with "Stork with Snake" and kengoh from Singapore in third place with "Pin-tailed Whydah". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Stork with Snake" by Valeriu "Pin-tailed Whydah" by kengoh

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

Announcing "Portraits" - Our September 2019 Photo Contest

Win prizes in our contest for September 2019

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Sep 3, 2019

We're herewith announcing our monthly photo contest for September. The theme for this month is "Portraits".

The theme for the official PentaxForums photo contest for September, 2019 is "Portraits". Your submission can be a portrait of a single person or of a small group. It can also be an informal portrait of a stranger (aka "street" or "candid" photography). 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.

The Making of "Merlot Dawn"

How the winning photo of the "Dominant Color - Red" contest was made

By Phil Thomson IPA in Photo Contests on Aug 31, 2019


"Merlot Dawn"

Thank you most sincerely to everyone who nominated and voted in the Pentax Forums ‘Dominant Colour - Red’ for my image ‘Merlot Dawn.’ I am honoured and humbled and it has been a very precious favourite of mine, and one of my most popular images for a number of years.

It was captured a few years ago now on a very foggy morning at one of my favourite locations, The Minya Winery near Torquay on Victoria’s Surfcoast and Great Ocean Road. Minya in Aboriginal means the place of many birds, and they have documented around 150 species there. I am privileged to be allowed to go onto the property at anytime of the day to photograph wherever I like.

"Dominant Color - Red" Contest Winners

Announcing the winners of our July, 2019 contest

By PF Staff in Photo Contests on Aug 26, 2019


"Merlot Dawn" by Phil Thomson IPA

Voting has ended for our July, 2019 "Dominant Color - Red" photo contest with the following result:

In first place was forum member Phil Thomson IPA from Australia who captured "Merlot Dawn" (pictured above). This photo was shot with a Pentax K-5 and an Pentax-DA 55-300mm lens.

Our runners-up were forum member louparker from USA in second place with "Red Routemaster" and Zeicoma from Germany in third place with "Lady in Red". Click on either thumbnail for a larger version.

"Red Routemaster" by louparker "Lady in Red" by Zeicoma

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


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