I am so excited to announce the five finalists for last month's challenge, "night." It was a hard one--for as beautiful as the night is, it is indeed hard to capture!--but your photos were spectacular. I decided to go with five finalists this time, instead of ten. Thank you all for joining me and sharing your talent; I hope you'll scroll down to the bottom of this post to see what April's challenge is!
This is an utterly amazing shot. Some serious telephoto-lensing here, plus a quick capture--great work, Alison!
Wow. The colors, composition, lighting--this almost looks like the dusty red sunsets of Africa. Gorgeous.
A beautiful, creative view of the fireworks in Disneyland! Stunning.
I like how Raquel captured the sun's last little peek above the black silhouette of the trees--and the fishermen, perfectly captured on the still golden waters. Lovely!
This is hauntingly beautiful--I like how the trees frame the sky, yet almost seem as though they are leaning over you.
Lovely work, ladies! The poll is up on the sidebar--vote for your favorite and we'll announce a winner next week!
I am in love with natural lighting. Back-lit portraits are my favorites; there is just something about the golden-ess of the sun framing a person's face and hair that is stunningly gorgeous.
Thus, for this month's photo challenge I thought I would run with that!
April photo challenge: Sunlit Portraits
So. Ready to take on the new challenge?
Grab your camera (or your computer's picture folders, whatever is most handy), take an amazing shot, and then come back here and link up your blog post, flickr photo, or whatever you want to use to link it up. Just fyi:
-"Linking up" means to copy & paste the link to your blog post containing your photo, or the link to your photo on flickr, into the linky box below. Just submit your name, and voila! You're all "linked up."
-Please include the button in your post, or beneath your flickr (etc.) photo, give the link to this challenge. That way, others can join in, too!
-If you can, visit other entries and give them some support. :) Everyone likes a comment or two!
Have fun--I can't wait to get started. :) This challenge ends on April 31st, 2012. Finalists will be announced soon afterwards, and we will all vote on a winner the following week.