Oct 6, 2009

Picture It

by Eli Overbey

The Champion is starting a photo competition. Every week we will have a theme for which entrants may submit pictures.
This week the theme is leaves. Find pictures of leaves in nature. If you see a leaf in the road, take a picture of it. If you see some beautiful orange foliage adorning an old oak tree, take a picture of it.

Be Creative! Get out and use your camera. This will happen each week with the theme changing every week. The winner will have a picture posted in the Champion the following week.

Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person or submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife or damage to the environment by the photographer.All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified.

Acceptable are adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness, removal of dust and scratches, cropping, black and white conversions and use of HDMI (high dynamic range imaging), where multiple exposures of the same scene are combined for a greater tonal range, are permitted.

Photo composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene); the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos; or the use of artistic digital filters and effects are not allowed.

Examples of artistic filters and effects are watercolor, neon glow, posterizing, stained glass, and others which do not show the scene in its natural way.

The final date for submissions is Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.
Please e-mail one photo per person to

Photographs will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.
The winner’s photograph will be placed in the Feature section of the Champion the following week.

Contact Eli Overbey at

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