|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment was to capture the essence of fall.
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 - Autumn Tranquility, Hanxing Yu
Hanxing tells us "My friend and I were on a trip to White
Mountains of New Hampshire a couple of weeks ago. I wish we had
visited the place a week or two earlier, since it looked like we
just passed the peak time. However, at this particular place, at the
foot of a mountain, there were still awesome colors that were rich
and vibrant. What made it special, for me, was the calmness at that
particular moment. It seemed like everything stopped, even time.
Knowing it wouldn't last long, I quickly set up my camera and made
the scene perpetual - in my album."
To preserve the moment Hanxing used a Nikon N65 & Nikkor
24-120mm lens to capture the image on Fuji Velvia. The slide was
scanned using a Canon D1250U2F scanner. The resulting image was
tweaked using the levels control to bring out the fall colors and
the saturation was increased slightly in Photoshop.
||Worlds End, David L. Brittain
"During a trip in northern PA to enjoy the fall colors, my wife
and I visited World End State Park near Forksville. This spectacular
vista opened from an overlook. What you can't see is that there were
the thousands of Ladybugs that covering us! That wasn't so bad, but
these Ladybugs were biting, something I didn't know they did. They
could not however detract from the marvelous view."
David used his Canon EOS D30 and Tamron SP 24-135mm to capture
this image set at 31mm, f4.5, 1/60 sec. @ Digital ISO 100. Some
minor saturation and unsharp masking were done to the final image.
|Box of Gourds, Dom Macadino
Dom was checking out the roadside stands in New England when the
shapes in this box of gourds caught his eye. He captured the image
with his Toshiba M70 digital camera. No manipulation was necessary.
Photography by email
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