Contest Corner Challenge #81: Reflections Announced

Contest Corner Challenge #81: ReflectionsIt is becoming increasingly difficult to come up with unique themes for our Contest Corner Challenges. I thought for sure we had done “reflections” already… but after looking through the list, it’s not there, so I must have been imagining things. So the theme to the 81st edition of the PhotographyCorner Contest Corner Challenges is “Reflections” - it could be in a mirror, a window, a puddle, glasses - it doesn’t really matter. Your task for this challenge is to photograph the reflection of something. The subject of your photograph can be anything, as long as it’s a reflection.

This contest marks the last, at least in 2010, where you could win a Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD telephoto lens courtesy of Tamron, so this is your last chance to get your hands on this fantastic lens. If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD telephoto lens (a $449 value!!) in winner’s choice of Nikon, Canon or Sony mount (for use on full-frame and APS-C cameras - in event winner is Pentax user, they will receive a $449 credit towards a Tamron lens). If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Tamron Domke Bag and Tamron Optech Large Lens Wrap (a $75 value).

In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron’s 60th Anniversary lens - the SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) - uses an advanced optical design that features LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens elements that prevent chromatic aberration. As a result, the SP 70-300mm Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class. This is the first Tamron lens to sport USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron’s very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism. This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports and other fast-moving subjects. The lens also boasts Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to assist in hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom. This combination of best in class image resolution, Ultrasonic Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation is a new achievement of Tamron technology, culminating in the production of a premium 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens. Winner of EISA Best Zoom Lens 2010-2011. Available for full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts (the latter without VC). $50 rebate thru 12/31/10.

Entries are due in by Sunday, December 12th, 2010, and voting will begin late on Monday, December 13th. Get all the nitty-gritty details in the contest thread, and make sure to read through the Contest Corner Challenge Submission Guidelines before sending in your entry - I had to reject almost 2 dozen photos last month… I hate that!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2010–12–01 03:32

Announcing the 2009 Photograph of the Year Contest

If you follow @thecorner on twitter or are a fan on facebook, you probably already know about the 2009 Photograph of the Year contest, as we “pre-announced” it on Twitter and Facebook a couple of days ago. For those of you that are hearing this for the first time - the biggest contest of the year on is finally here. With $10,000 in prizes from 9 fantastic sponsors headlined by PhotoBook Press, the contest this year is going to be nothing short of exciting. Any and all information about the contest can be found on the main 2009 Photograph of the Year Contest page.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2009–12–11 16:21

Contest Corner Challenge #56 Announced

As the sun sets on Contest Corner Challenge #55, the next day brings with it the announcement of the next CCC. Contest Corner Challenge #56: Overflowing, which asks the community to “find something that is overflowing (a coffee cup, a street, a bag of leaves, a garbage can, etc) and photograph it.”

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2008–09–09 16:23

The Winner of the 2006 Photograph of the Year Is...

…Winston Rockwell (aka Rocky, aka squirl033) with his photograph Refraction!!

After a month-long entry period, followed by the first round of voting, which featured 15 voting threads of 9 photos each, followed by the final voting round, Rocky was crowned the winner of the 2006 Photograph of the Year Contest!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2007–02–01 14:39
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