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May 29, 2019

Shallow Depth of Field Contest Winners

seg1-2019winer-110px.jpg We are proud to announce the winners of the first segment of The Best of Nikonians 2019 Photo Contest, Shallow Depth of Field.

The winning photo is "A windmill buck wheel" by Gerald Oliver (geraldroliver)

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In addition to our winner we have five images earning the designation of Honorable mention. All images will be advanced to the final round of the Best of Nikonians 2019 Photo Contest.

Please join me in congratulating the winners.
(follow link to see full images, and congratulate winners)

1. "To Dance...perchance to Dream" by Jeff Atchley (Graceland)
2. "No Mail for 617" by William Middleton (wrmiddleton)
3. "Parson's Chameleon" by Bill Klipp (billklipp)
4. "Meet Bumble Bee" by Tom Jacob (sevendayimages)
5. "GAS" by William McEwen (Wolfgang55)

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May 11, 2019

May Contests

may contests-110px.jpg All of the May contests are up and running.

Contests are open in Wildlife, Landscape, Macro, Travel, and Digital Artistry Forums.

Don't miss you chance to get your image in the first segment of the Best of Nikonians 2019 Contest.
Entries will close on May 15.

The theme is Shallow Depth of Field, lets see your best work!

All contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Can you meet the challenge of our monthly contests? All contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

This month's themes are...

Wildlife > Wildlife Courtship
Landscape > The Beauty of Shadows
Macro/Closeup > Details of Spring
Travel > Abandoned Places
Digital Artistry > Black and White

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Special Edition Contest

We are calling all Nikonians who shoot with non-Nikon cameras.

The first of two non-Nikon camera contests is now open for entries. It is open until May 31, 2019 and the theme is simple: People & Culture.

So, get out there with your non-Nikon cameras, have some fun, and enter for your chance to win.


Be sure to vote: You choose the winners! Vote for your favorite images from the April contests. Voting is open to all registered members.

Here is a full list of Current Polls:

Wildlife Poll: Environmental Portrait
Landscape Poll: Reflections of Nature
Macro/Closeup Poll: Opposites
Travel Poll: Vivid Color
Digital Artistry Poll: Left of Center

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May 4, 2019

March Contest Winners

mar-winrs-110px.jpgPlease join us in congratulating our most recent contest winners.

All winning images will be entered in the Best of Nikonians 2019 Photo contest.

Click on the name of the member to offer your congratulations.

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Wildlife
Michael Kawerninski (qanik)
Theme: Beak and Talon / Fang and Claw
Title: Grizzly and sockeye salmon


Landscape
Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)
Theme: Beautiful Cityscapes
Title: Vancouver From Granville Island


Macro
William Middleton (wrmiddleton)
Theme: Vintage
Title: The Beat Goes On


Travel
Robert Brown (RP62)
Theme: Roadside Attractions
Title: Lowell Arizona
D7200 | 24mm | 1/200s | f/10 | ISO-320


Digital Artistry
William McEwen (wolfgang55)
Theme: Liquid
Title: Organic Car Wash

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May 2, 2019

How do you recover lost images?

Have you ever lost images kept on a hard disk? I guess I am not the only one that would reluctantly answer that question with a "yes". Were they maybe even on a redundant disk array, a "RAID" system for extra safety? Member Geoff Baylis (GBaylis) experienced that dreadful moment when he lost all of his images, several TB of data due to a Windows 10 glitch prior Christmas 2018.

Read how he kept a cool head and managed to restore the images, which tools came in handy and how to prevent this from happening to you in the first place. See his article

I am wishing you some great captures and a data-loss-free upcoming weekend,
Bo (bgs)


From the portfolios

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Orchid Study 3.1 by Jim Donelson (jcdonelson). See his complete portfolio

Improving your photography
Getting better group photographs: Pro photographers Frank VillafaƱe (frankmv) & Rose Rios tell you what works and what not in this premium article using five easy-to-remember "rules" with examples. See their article

Interested in digital art? Preston Moochnek (massulo) shares some good thoughts on the topic in his new article

Inspiration
Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) has interviewed another of our members in the I Am Nikonians article series. This time Gary Paige (JazzDoc) is in the limelight. Gary is a recent winner in the Annual Best of Nikonians photo contest. Read the interview

Talking about contests... We are calling all Nikonians who shoot with non-Nikon cameras.

The first of two non-Nikon camera contests is now open for entries. It is open until May 31, 2019 and the theme is simple: People & Culture.

So, get out there with your non-Nikon cameras, have some fun, and enter for your chance to win. Five images from this contest will be advanced to the finals of the Annual Best of Nikonians 2019 contest. It is open to all Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

More info on how to enter.

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