Our last photo contest had a lot of great submissions so we’re going to run another contest.
This contest is called “Dramatic Sky” and I want people to submit photos that they’ve taken where a dramatic sky enhances the photo. This can be pretty skies, ugly skies, rainy skies, sunset skies, etc. HOWEVER, the sky should be PART of the photo and not the entire photo.
In other words, if there was just a plain boring blue sky, there should still be some type of other elements in the photo.
If you see an interesting sky, before taking the photo, try to find a unique way to capture some type of foreground elements and eliminate distractions such as power lines or garbage cans or whatever. In other words, do it right as opposed to just hanging your camera out your car window. Spend a minute to crop or straighten your images before fixing them. This can be done with even the cheapest graphics programs that come with just about any computer.
A quick camera tip…to get rich colors in sunset skies, underexpose your image using either manual settings or your cameras exposure compensation feature.
There is no prize other than a virtual pat on the back and having your photo displayed on our website.
Please email me up to 3 images.
Photos should be submitted by amateurs only and the person submitting the images must have copyrights to the image.
Images should be in jpeg format and should be emailed to: .
In your email, please write:
“Dramatic Sky Contest” in the subject line
In the body of the email, please include your name and the location the photo was taken. Also write info about the photo and why you like it along with any other information you want to tell me about it.
Please submit your images by October 15th at which point we will post some of the top images for review and voting.
Here are a few pictures to get the juices flowing: