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Winterscapes: The Beauty Of The Season

Our Picture This! assignment this month was Winterscapes, and the photos we received made us want to put on our sweaters and scarves, even here in sunny Florida. Readers braved the cold, and made the right exposures, in a wide array of scenes, from snowy field and ice-covered trees to frozen "sculptures" that truly communicated the many moods of the season.

Winter Shapes: The early snowfall and stream in Vermont created this wonderful design captured by Paul Lenz with his Nikon SLR and Sigma 28-300mm lens on Fujifilm Superia HQ ISO 200 film.
© 2003, Paul Lenz, All Rights Reserved

Winter Light: Wrote photographer Jane Scanlon, "The sun coming through the trees after a fresh blanket of snow gave the woods a magical look and feel." She caught this beautiful scene with her Minolta XTsi loaded with Kodak ISO 100 print film at f/8 and 1/60 sec.

© 2003, Jane Scanlon, All Rights Reserved

Early January Morning: Photographer Gene K. Mace braved -10Þ temperature and 30" drifts to capture this gorgeous scene. He worked with a Pentax ZX-7 and 28-80mm lens on Kodak Supra 100 film.

© 2003, Gene K. Mace, All Rights Reserved

US Capitol Snow: Frank Cruz caught a rare accumulating snowfall in Washington DC using his Nikon D100 with a 28-105mm Nikkor lens. He worked with aperture priority at f/13 and shot at a 3-second exposure.

© 2003, Frank Cruz, All Rights Reserved

Doe In Snow: Terry Swanson was traveling on a back road after a night of snow and found this solitary doe, which he said allowed him to shoot an entire roll of film before running off into the woods. He worked with a Canon A2 and 400mm f/5.6L lens and exposed on Fujifilm Superia 400 color print film.

© 2003, Terry Swanson, All Rights Reserved

Winter Seats: When we first looked at Marlene Gerbetz's photo we were perplexed, but her title tells all. This image was made at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park in Buffalo, New York, a snowy place indeed. She worked with a Nikon F100 and a 28-135mm Sigma lens and shot on Fujifilm ISO 400 color print film.

© 2003, Marlene Gerbetz, All Rights Reserved

Winter Festival: James Edmiston photographed Union Pacific Engine #119 at the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah during their annual winter photo festival. He worked with a Canon Elan 7 and 28-105mm lens and Kodak Portra 400UC film.
© 2003, RJames Edmiston, All Rights Reserved

Champaign Powder: The name for this photo comes from what locals call the snow in Yampa Valley in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Scott Hoffner made this sparkler with his Mamiya II 6x7 camera and 80mm lens on Fujichrome Velvia 50 with an exposure of f/11 on Program mode. He scanned it using his Nikon 8000ED and printed it out on his Epson 1270 printer, telling us the only thing he manipulated was a bit of sharpening and a minor crop.
© 2003, Scott Hoffner, All Rights Reserved

Winter Fun: Like some ski resorts, Theresa McCloskey felt the need to make snow for this wonderful photo of kids enjoying the season. She made the photograph with an Olympus C-5050 camera, then used motion, noise, and blur effects in Photoshop to give us a snow shower on an otherwise sunny day.
© 2003, Theresa McCloskey, All Rights Reserved

Winter Tones: AJ (Tony) Lazarecki caught the cold blue mood of winter in this image he calls "Winter Maple." He worked with a Sony Mavica CD-1000 and sent us a lovely print on matte surface paper.
© 2003, AJ (Tony) Lazarecki, All Rights Reserved

© 2003, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Picture This! - Our Next Assignment

Visual Perspective
Our next Picture This! assignment is Visual Perspective. All photographs are by nature two-dimensional, but we can use a number of visual tricks to enhance the sense of "dimensionality," including contrast, depth of field, and our point of view. This month's assignment deals with one of those techniques--leading lines. Whether it's a long and winding road, a strong diagonal, or even the use of a vanishing point (where all parallel lines seem to converge at infinity) it's all part of a photographer's bag of tricks. In this photo, a lone commuter makes his way toward a day working the Stock Exchange in New York's Wall Street. The point of view and strong shadow all lead the eye into the picture space. So keep an eye out for those dimension-adding visual techniques and lead us into and through your own personal image space.

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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.
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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").
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Send your image and information to:
Picture This! Shutterbug Magazine, 1419 Chaffee Dr., Suite #1, Titusville, FL 32780.
Deadline for submission: May 15, 2004
Images will appear in our August 2004 issue.
Our next topic: Historical Reenactments
Deadline: June 15, 2004
Publication Date: September, 2004