Monday, November 3, 2008

The October 2008 photo contest winners...

The thing I love about this contest is all the beautiful images I get to look at, the bad thing is I can only pick two as winners.

And it's only coincidental that both of this months winners shoot Nikon.

;)

So, drum roll please...

The first October 2008 winner is Mark Pellegrino of New York City "New York City?" (ala Pace salsa commercials).


Location: New York City
Equipment Used: Nikon D700 and the 14-24 2.8 Ultra, ultra wide angle lens
Post Production: The post processing was done in Lightroom 2.0 with the de-saturation brush

From Mark: "This is clearly the 9-11 lights of New York last month on Sept 11, 2008. The tunnel you see is the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance and the bridge in the back is the Verrazano Bridge. It was taken from the 20th floor of a residential building on Rector Street as the ceremony was going on. The lights were moved from the actual ground zero site to the top of this parking garage as construction has begun on the new freedom tower. Funny from afar I always thought they were two big spot lights. Turns out its about two sets of 50 spot lights."

The second winner is Sheri Lewis from sunny (and warm) Florida.

Location: Sarasota, Florida
Equipment Used: Nikon D50, Nikon DX 18-55mm Lens
Post Production: Adobe CS3, converted to Black & White and darkened the black silhouettes

From Sheri: "I'm an amateur photographer and was scouting a location for a friend's outdoor wedding, to see where the sun would set. I was walking the grounds and noticed how beautiful this tree's silhouette was with the sun setting behind it and the clouds just made it perfect. I wanted more contrast so converted it to Black & White and it came out beautiful."

It certainly did.

The prizes for Mark will be a ProShot 2 GB compact flash card from EdgeCorp and a compact flash case from Hakuba USA.

Sheri will be receiving a ProShot 2 GB Secure Digital (SD) card from EdgeCorp and a LensPen also from Hakuba USA.

Thanks to everyone who entered this month, the November contest is now open so start sending those beauties in!

1 comment:

Miguel Palaviccini said...

I love that shot from Lewis. It's great to see people with non-pro cameras and lenses taking spectacular images!