|Last Month's Self Assignment Winners
Last month's self assignment was to create a great landscape image. Thanks to our sponsor, FujiFilm, the winner receives 30 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: Lake Powell Balancing Rock, Kirk
"So I made it up (with heart in hand). I kept shooting around the area, hoping for better light and I really wanted to catch the sunset from this point also. So I waited around until just before sunset, then it occurred to me that I actually had to go back down... There was no way I was going back the way I came, especially in the dark, it was really just too steep and treacherous. So I ended up walking halfway around the mountain in a panic trying to find a safe route down. I do some of the stupidest things when I have a camera in my hand. :) Moral of the story: Don't forget your camera, water, film and brains."
Kirk created this image with his Nikon F100 using a Nikon 17-35mm lens on Fuji Provia 100F. It was scanned with a Nikon Super Scan 4000. There was no digital manipulation except for adding the borders.
Saint-John's Baptist Sunset, Yves Vaillancourt
The camera was a Pentax K-1000 with a 50mm f2 lens. No filters were used to get this image on Kodak Royal Gold 200. The image was scanned using an Agfa SnapScan 1212. There was no digital manipulation.
Reith Austria, Robert Schnack
The image was taken using a Minolta 800si with a Minolta 28-105mm lens on Kodak Royal Gold 100. It was scanned using a Minolta Elite Scanner. The image was not manipulated.
This month's contest was very difficult to judge since we had so many great entries. I wanted to give special mention to two in particular. They didn't win the prize, but they certainly deserve an honorable mention - Chuck McKern
Sunset Fog Canoe, Lake Nockamixon, Don Biresch
Don tells us it was shot handheld using a Nikon D1 digital SLR with a Nikon Vibration Reduction lens at about 400mm at f/5.6. The final image was sharpened using PhotoShop 6.0.
Untitled, Knud Nielsen
This image was shot using a Canon F1 and an 18mm lens with a red filter onto Tri-X 400 ISO/D76 1:1 printed on AGFA extra hard paper. It was then scanned using and HP4 flatbed scanner. No digital manipulation was used. I would love to see this as a 12x18 print.
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