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America The Beautiful

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Our Picture This! assignment this month was America The Beautiful, and we received images from all over this great land. The feelings for our country are stronger than ever now, and many people chose to include the Stars and Stripes in their images. But we also got a good share of pictures showing the pure beauty and grandeur of our land.

July 4th Dress: Navid Yavari wrote: "This is a picture of my daughter on the 4th of July. We were on vacation in Destin, Florida, and I took this shot of her before the fireworks started." Yavari used a Canon D60 with a Canon 28-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens to make this great image of Shana Yavari.
© 2003, Navid Yauari, All Rights Reserved

Spring in America: Randy C. Finch wrote: "I was building a web site for the school (where my wife is a teacher and my son is a student) and needed some additional photos. This photo stood out as a winner even though it didn't actually picture the school building." Finch used a Kodak DC4800 zoom digital camera at 17.7mm (82.5mm equivalent) and exposed at f/9.5 at 1/500 sec.
© 2003, Randy C. Finch, All Rights Reserved


The Coast of Maine: Drea Koval braved the icy winds of winter to make this beautifully lit shot of Nubble Light in York, Maine. Wrote Koval, "Every season at Nubble Lighthouse is beautiful, but I think the winter storm season is the best--cold(!!), but great!"
© 2003, Drea Koval, All Rights Reserved

Arizona Highway: Tina Wright made this image of cholla cactus with Arizona Highway 88 in the background in the Superstition Wilderness Area. She used a Nikon F4s with a Sigma 17-35mm lens mounted on a Bogen tripod with an exposure of 1/30 sec at f/22 on Kodak E100VS film.
© 2003, Tina Wright, All Rights Reserved

The Hills of North Carolina: Steve DeLorenzo made this color rich shot of Chimney Rock, North Carolina, with a Minolta 800si on Fujichrome Velvia ISO 50 film. He then scanned the slide with a Nikon LS2000 and sent us this Epson Photo Glossy Premium print.

© 2003, Steve DeLorenzo, All Rights Reserved

Mountain Valley: Wrote Bruce Gay, "This picture was taken in Swan Valley, Idaho...It was one of those moments where you see a picture and know you need to stop the car, compose and take it!" We agree. Gay used a Canon EOS-3 with a 28-135mm USM IS lens on Fuji Superia 100 film. Exposure was f/16 at 1/15 sec. Gay used a polarizer and said he switched on image stabilization to ensure a steady shot handheld at this slow shutter speed.
© 2003, Bruce Gay, All Rights Reserved


Pacific Sunset: Cynthia Lee Katona titles this photograph: "Man, Dog, Pacific" and that says it all. She shot with an Olympus OM2n with a 35-70mm zoom lens on Ektachrome 200 slide film. We took the liberty of cropping this to a panoramic framing.
© 2003, Cynthia Lee Katona, All Rights Reserved

Our 50th State: Peter S. Storozuk made this shot while driving up the Pali Highway in Olomuna, Oahu, Hawaii. Wrote Storozuk, "I noticed Mount Olomuna coming out of the clouds so I went off into the woods and took this shot." He photographed with a Canon EOS A2 and Canon 24-85mm lens on Fujichrome Velvia 50.
© 2003, Peter S. Storozuk, All Rights Reserved

© 2003, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Picture This! - Our Next Assignment

Group Portraits

Ever since photography began people have been lining up, or have been posed, in the classic group portrait. But these images tell us more than just a recording of faces in places--they speak of the times and the social interaction among family, friends, and often odd groups of people assembled for some event. This tintype is from the 19th century and the people are posed in the classic triangle. The photo was made, no doubt, in some summer resort, perhaps by an itinerant photographer who would set up for the season and then be on the road again.

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It is important that you read and follow these guidelines. We need to follow this procedure because of the large volume of images we receive.
1) Images sent to us cannot be returned. You retain complete copyright over the images, but do grant us permission to print your image(s) in the magazine and on our web site, www.shutterbug.net
2) Because images are not returned please send a quality print or duplicate transparency. We will not accept or view images on CD, ZIP, or any other electronic media.
3) Images will be selected on the basis of content and technical quality. Please mark your outer envelope with the topic of the month (for example, "Wide View").
4) Enclose a short caption with the image stating camera, lens, film and exposure, plus location. If you are submitting an image with a recognizable person we must have a model release or signed permission from that person to reproduce their image in the magazine and on the web site.

Send your image and information to:
Picture This! Shutterbug Magazine,
5211 S. Washington Ave.,
Titusville, FL 32780.
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2003.
Images will appear in our February 2004 issue.
Our next topic: Fill Flash
Deadline: December 15, 2003.
Publication Date: March, 2004