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Last Month's Self Assignment Winners

Last month's self assignment was to show us your best travel photos. For the second month in a row you folks overflowed Chuck's mailbox. So despite his protests we gave him a bigger mailbox! We want to congratulate both the winners and all those who participated. Thanks to our sponsor, FujiFilm, the winner receives 20 rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice. The runners-up receive 10 rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice.  Winners are notified by email.

Winner Elise Guns, Dr. Mitchel A. Woltersdorf 
My wife and I were diving off Cayman Brac over this wreck at 70 feet when I saw in her and the guns on the ship, an exciting image that told a story about exotic travel, the Cayman Islands, Diving, and an unforgettable trip with a beautiful woman in one fell swoop.

To capture this image Mitchel had his Nikon N90 in an Aquatica housing mounted with a Nikon 16 mm rectilinear fish eye lens and loaded with Velvia which he rated at ISO 40. Exposure was f 16 at 1/30 sec with Sea and Sea YS-300 strobes at full flash. The resulting image was scanned using a Nikon LS 2000 scanner. No manipulation of the image was necessary.

Brugge, Belgium, John Engels 
John tells us "I took my wife on vacation to Europe for the first time a decade ago. During our visit, we stopped by Brugge, Belgium with a friend and wandered around town. As the sun set early (it was Feb), we were wandering around the old canals in town. I managed to catch the sun at a nice angle looking down one of the canals just over the top of one of the old buildings. A graduated sunset filter accentuated the color, as shooting into the sun washed out most of the sky". John used his Nikon FM2 and 50mm lens to capture the image onto Fuji Velvia. It was scanned using an Acer Scanwit 2720.

Radnor Lake, Jeff Holmes 
Jeff took this photo while in Tennessee on business. "I had a few hours before I had to get to the airport and figured I'd look around. There were thunderstorms, but I thought it might just blow over and there could be some nice light after the storm."

"Sure enough, the storm blew over leaving a dark sky behind the hills and a white cloud down among them. Then the sun came out at my back illuminating the lake."

This shot was taken at Radnor Lake State Natural Area just south of Nashville, TN with a Canon Elan IIe and a Canon 28-105mm lens onto Fujichrome film (type not specified).

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