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Our assignment for this month was Seascapes and frankly we were completely blown away by the quality of the images we received. Readers from all over the world sent in a wave of great images that touched on the many moods of the sea. We're sure you'll agree.

Mexico Beach: Steven Wilner sent us this evocative image made in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He photographed with a Mamiya 7II with a 65mm lens on Agfa Scala black and white slide film. He then scanned the image on an Agfa Duoscan T2500 and toned the sky in an image-editing program. No other image manipulation was done on this Epson 2200 print.
© 2003, Steven Wilner, All Rights Reserved

Herbert Glacier: This photograph of the Herbert Glacier in Alaska was made by Ken Weissblum with a Nikon F2 and Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 lens on Kodak EPP film. Weissblum sent us the panoramic crop, which worked great for this image.
© 2003, Ken Weissblum, All Rights Reserved

Moon Over Monhegan: Frank E. Pierce sent us this image from Monhegan Island, Maine, a place that has inspired artists for years. He worked with a Nikon F100 and Nikkor 80-200mm AF f/2.8D lens and photographed on Fujichrome Provia 100F at f/5.6 at 1/30 sec.
© 2003, Frank E. Pierce, All Rights Reserved

Laguna Shore: William Prescott found the sunset at Laguna Beach, California, a bit "uneventful," so he went on a search for other photo ops. He found this great shot of water swirling around a rock and caught it with his Canon EOS D30. His exposure was 2 seconds at f/14 with the D30 set at ISO 100.
© 2003, William Prescott, All Rights Reserved

Malibu Light: This brilliant play of light was caught by Dr. Peter Sabolch with a Nikon D100 and 28-70mm f/2.8D lens. Exposure was 1/750 sec at f/14. Sabolch used an incandescent white balance setting to get this great blue tone.
© 2003, Dr. Peter Sabolch, All Rights Reserved

Point Lobos: A pilgrimage spot for photographers, Point Lobos has always inspired the eye and heart. Ed Printz caught the mood and sense of place with his Nikon Coolpix 950. No exposure information was provided.
© 2003, Ed Printz, All Rights Reserved

Artistic Touch: Kevin James sent us a series of manipulated images that catch all the spirit and romance of the sea. James wrote that he has been "collecting skies for a long time" and that he works with a Nikon F3 or Nikon D100, scans his images with a Nikon 4000ED, and does a series of manipulations and composites for
each image.
© 2003, Kevin James, All Rights Reserved

Foggy Flight: Mark Peterson caught the perfect moment of this bird in flight using a Minolta Maxxum 9 and Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 lens. He photographed on Fujichrome Velvia with an exposure of f/5.6 at 1/200 sec.

© 2003, Mark Peterson, All Rights Reserved

Hard Water: Just looking at this picture made us cold, even here in Florida. Joseph Busch photographed with a "rare" Optica Model IIA with a Koki Luminant F 105mm lens on medium format Ektachrome 100 with an exposure of f/8 at 1/200 sec.
© 2003, Joseph Busch, All Rights Reserved

Sunset In Mendocino: The sunset in the West means photographers don't have to get up so early to get sun over water pictures. But Elmer Dudik caught a beauty anyway using his Nikon F4s and 24mm lens. He photographed on Fujichrome Velvia at f/22 at 1/2 sec.
© 2003, Elmer Dudik, All Rights Reserved

Pier At Long Beach, North Carolina: Sonny Poole caught all the mood of a night at the shore with his Nikon D1X with a Nikkor 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D lens. Exposure was 6 seconds at f/22. Poole used a remote release with his tripod-mounted camera and mirror lockup to avoid vibration.
© 2003, Sonny Poole, All Rights Reserved

Fort Myers Sail: Mary F. Ruppert made this amazing study of light, with illuminated sails, using her Canon EOS Elan II and 28-80mm lens on Kodak Royal Gold 100 film.
© 2003, Mary F. Ruppert, All Rights Reserved

Brilliant Sky: Made off Point Loma in San Diego, California, this sky dazzles the eye with color and light. Richard D. Grafton made this shot with a Nikon F5 with a 28-200mm Nikon lens. He exposed on Velvia film using a polarizer with an aperture of f/22.
© 2003, Richard D. Grafton, All Rights Reserved


© 2003, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Picture This! - Our Next Assignment

Fill Flash

Flash isn't just for lighting up a dark room--it's a great tool to use outdoors for taking care of heavy shadows on a bright, sunny day or, in this shot, of adding a dash of color on an overcast, snowy one. Fill flash is more automatic now than ever before and is both an enhancer and problem solver. So send us your fill flash shots and show everyone how you use this great technique. This photo was made with a Nikon D100 camera on a snowy day in New Hampshire.
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1) Images sent to us cannot be returned. You retain complete copyright over the
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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: December 15, 2003.
Images will appear in our March 2004 issue.
Our next topic: Winterscapes: The Beauty Of The Season
Deadline: January 15, 2003.
Publication Date: April, 2004

Rodgers's picture

Amazing photos related to traveling... Especially Hard Water, it looks tremendously magnificent and really cold indeed.