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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

The runners-up 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 point. 

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 water."

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 light.

Honorable Mention

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 way back. 

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 Europe."

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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