|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment was "friends". We saw everything
from snapshots to well composed images like the winners you see here. Here are the winners.
We want to congratulate both the winners and all those who
participated. Special thanks to our sponsors, FujiFilm, Jasc
Software, and new this month Cameras Up Photo Gear.
The winner receives 20
rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice, a copy of the
Paint Shop Power Suite – Photo Edition which includes Paint Shop
Pro 8.0, Photo Album 4.0, Paint Shop Xtras 1&2 and Animation Shop courtesy
of Jasc Software, and a photo vest from Cameras Up Photo Gear.
receive 10 rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice and
a copy of the Paint Shop Power Suite – Photo
Edition which includes Paint Shop Pro 8.0, Photo Album 4.0, Paint Shop
Xtras 1&2 and Animation Shop couresy of Jasc Software, and a photo
vest from Cameras Up Photo Gear.
The winners will be contacted by email for their choice of film.
Stony Brook, Della O'Malley
Della captured this classic landscape image while on a field trip
with her camera club in a state park in New York using her Digital
Canon D60 and Tamron Zoom 28-300mm lens. No modifications were made
to the original.
|Goose Lake, Carl Raymond Piesch
To get this image Carl used his Canon 10D & 17-40mm
f4 L lens to create two separate exposures. The first was
exposed for the sunset, the second for the foreground. It's
the digital equivalent of a splint neutral density filter.
The shadowed tree line provides a natural blending
Goose lake is part of the Lakes Basin Recreation area
located approximately one hour North of Lake Tahoe. Carl
took advantage of his digital to show a friendly camper what
he had in mind with this sunset shot and was able to
"borrow" his campfire.
What's interesting is that while Carl says he's enjoying
digital he still prefers the feel of Velvia.
Sawhill Ponds, Greg Summers
"Sawhill Ponds just east of Boulder, Colorado on a warm September
morning - the light on the foothills is as it was - almost too
orange to be real - there wasn't a ripple of wind to stir the
To get the shot Greg used his Nikon F100 and Tamron 28-200
to capture the image onto Fuji Provia F100. The slide was scanned
using a Nikon LS2000. The final image was adjusted for contrast and
|The Mighty 12 Apostles, Chris Malcolm
The Twelve Apostles are icons of Australia's Great Ocean Road
which stretches from Princetown to Peterborough. The site is
located in awesome Port Campbell National Park and these
spectacular rock formations soar 70 meters (230 feet) above the
swirling waters of the Southern Ocean.
Chris captured this shot while on vacation using a Nikon F80,
Nikkor 28-80G and Fuji Reala 100. The negative was scanned using a
Scanjet 4100C and levels were adjusted in Photoshop.
|Lakeside, Linda Beverly
Linda tells us "We love the outdoors and choose every free
moment to pack our jeep and head for parts unknown. It has been a
wonderful asset for my hubby and I to jus pack snacks, coffee, and
a full tank of gas in his old jeep, and with luck we can find our
We live in a beautiful country, and love to explore."
Unfortunately Linda didn't tell us too much about this shot,
but that's OK we'll let the image speak for itself.
Canon EOS 7E, Fuji 200 speed film, Scanmaker X6. The image was
tweaked with Photoshop and Picture It!
|Heidelberg Schloss, Donna Martinez
"Our Heidelberg Schloss is one of the prettiest castles along
the Neckar River. This view is from across the river from
Philosopher's Way. I loved how the misty weather shrouded the
castle. I burned it in just a bit so it popped a bit more. But it
is one of my favorite shots of the castle. One of the perks to
being a military spouse overseas. We are having a fun tour in
Donna used her Olympus E1 and Zuiko 14-54mm to capture this
image which was cropped and dodged and burned in Photoshop 7.
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