|This Month - Americana
will mark the first 4th of July celebration in the United States
since September 11th. There will be many remembrances and many
tributes to America. But to me its the little things that make
America both strong and unique. A whole genre of photography has
grown up around capturing these nuances of American life. Its called
The examples here vary widely, a flag draped Victorian porch, a
50's Cadillac sporting tail fins advertising a crab restaurant,
or just a slice of Caddy tail fin. Other examples to explore include
roadside attractions, diners, juke boxes, Harleys, parades, ice cream stands,
the grandeur of our National Parks, or people in
uniquely American settings (think of a short order cook behind the
counter of that diner, or a cowboy riding into the sunset).
This one is really broad folks so have fun with it. Submit
multiple entries. Overflow Chuck's mailbox. Experiment with
different perspectives on things that we take for granted. How would
that shot look through a 17mm lens? or a 400mm lens? Tip the
horizon. Play. But most of all have fun with it.
As for those readers outside the U.S., if you've visited here
recently you may actually have an edge in this contest. Someone who
doesn't live here is often better able to capture the day to day
nuances of life since there is nothing that you take for granted.
Negative, slide, or digital are all
OK. Images can be color or black and white.
Lens Types (35mm format used as a reference)