Photo Challenge

PHOTONews Challenge Summer 2011

The Captain Brandi Boutilier of Thunder Bay, ON, captured this image of “The Captain” on the north shore of Lake Superior near Thunder Bay, with an Olympus E-410 and a 14-42mm f3.5 lens, shooting at 1/200 second and f/9, ISO 100. “We went on a sailboat tour while the HMS Bounty (the ship used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) was docked in town. Our sailboat captain stayed true to the theme and dressed as a pirate that day.”

In the early days of photography, people would share their favourite images with friends by sending picture postcards, often accompanied by a simple message, like “wish you were here”, “look at us now” or “scenes from this summer”.

The PHOTONews Challenge for the summer of 2011 is to step back in time, and choose one photo that you think would make a perfect postcard. The theme lends itself to a wide range of subjects, and you may submit photos from previous summer adventures.

To participate in the PHOTONews Challenge, please visit our flickr® group at click on the discussion thread titled “PHOTO News Spring Challenge”. Post a 600 pixel wide version of your entry in this thread – please include your name, your location, a description of how you took the photograph, and why you feel it is a special image. Full instructions on how to join the flickr® group, and how to post photos, can be found at the flickr® site.

The photo pool at our flickr® group will also be used to select images for our Reader’s Gallery – so take a look, sign in, post a few of your favourite photos, and enjoy our interactive photographic adventures!



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