January 2017 Assignment: "NEW"


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Challenge Team
January 2017 ... "NEW"

"NEW" Any photo that contains something NEW. It is the New Year and in our travels we come across new things all of the time. It could be something that is "New" or something that is new to you. Please explain your photo in your title. A new item, a new technique, a new... whatever. Have fun!!

HOW you create it is up to you. The idea is to challenge you to think outside of the box. Be creative and artistic for this one. Set it up, stage it, enhance it in post processing, or just get lucky. Your creativity is limited only by your imagination.


There ya go, let's get shooting! CREATIVITY/TECHNIQUE rules in this challenge, but there are a few guidelines:

1. Any photo submitted for a monthly assignment must be taken using a Nikon Camera!

2. All submissions must be taken during the month specified in the assignment thread and taken by YOU! (Please insure that EXIF is either posted with the photo or if it gets messed up, hold yourself to the honor system and add the minimum Exif data of the Camera used and the date the photo was taken to your post)

3. Obviously, for this challenge, your photo must contain something with "NEW." Other than that, it's all up to your interpretation of the theme. Any photo will be accepted, SOOC or edited, doesn't matter.

4. Photos must be posted in this thread to be considered. Links to photos will not be considered an entry (In other words, no Flikr or similar links)

5. Only THREE entries per member for each assignment. Please post entries separately (1 photo per post) and number the entry.

6. Entries will be judged by the number of likes received.

7. The top 5 shots will be displayed in a separate thread, and will be displayed in no particular order.

8. This is intended to be a FUN challenge. No critiques unless specifically asked. Also, please limit posts to just photos and brief descriptions/titles. Any comments/discussion should occur elsewhere, PLEASE.

As listed in other challenges, please note: NO CASH OR PRIZES will be awarded for this Monthly Assignment.

HAVE FUN, can't wait to see the results!


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Entry # 1, Ice Fishing Village
Icefishing Village.jpg

Ever winter we get a new fishing village that pops up on Windermere Lake. The cold weather came in a little late this season, and I was thinking the lake might not develop thick enough ice. Temperature dropped mid December, and stayed cold, -20ish since then. The little village is still getting new additions weekly.


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Entry #2, "Frozen"
Little tree.jpg

This little tree has found itself in a new environment. At the beginning of January, an ice jam caused the river to overflow its banks, creating a new channel, that enveloped this little tree, then froze around it. The workers are still trying (unsuccessfully) to shore up the banks of the dyke.