Site search Web search

Vivid Light Photography, digital and film photography online
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.

  Subscribe to Vivid Light 
Photography by email 

Tell Us What You Think


Vivid Light Photography, monthly photography magazine online

Site search Web search

Vivid Light Photography, digital and film photography online