32 Epic Photographs

BIG EXCITING PHOTOS!! Yup. We busted out the full caps. After all, we are talking about the 32 entries in this week's Epic Shooting Challenge.


Lead shot and WINNER - Inception

Late Wednesday my wife and I decided to spend the evening in Manhattan. It was cold, overcast and getting dark so we thought maybe the Top of the Rock wouldn't be so crowded. It was crowded, cold and windy, but the views made it worth it. I dreamed of this post-processing idea after watching a certain movie. The shot was taken with a Fujifilm F200EXR at f3.6 1/150 sec. exposure, and ISO 200.
- Michael Schultz

Front Loader #3

This image is the result of Drawing and Painting with light during a prolonged exposure. The camera was on a tripod and the shutter was held open with a cable release. I then jumped into the scene and ran around the Front Loader tracing it with Highway Flares. The bucket was filled with sparklers. Total Time of the exposure was 40 minutes...Timelight Picture Study with Highway Flares & Sparklers... Time Exposure on Film... No Digital Manipulation... Images come out of the Camera as they appear... Camera: Nikon FM2 35mm lens B, Film: Fuji Chrome Velvia 50
- Gary Stubelick


Wing Flare

When I set off to west texas this weekend to attend a 2 year old's birthday party, I figured I wouldn't be submitting for this challenge. Kids are funny, just not epic. That and the flights were full of dingy grey clouds and flat dusty plains. But on my last of four flights, for about a five minutes, we topped out just above the dense clouds and the sky was just immaculate. I saw this jet tail coming in the near distance and got my camera ready for about a 10 second window and got this shot. I got home and gave it some spice in photoshop. Canon 30d, Tamron 10-22mm lens, Focal Length 11mm, ISO 320, 1/500 sec, f/16
- Collin Fleck


Chamber of Ice

I was not sure where I was going with this shot. Soooo I returned to the ice caves to get the frozen water falls, they were melting and there is little left. I was, however, able to get a few good shots. But the problem was they were not "Epic". Soo I photoshoped them and got this beautiful blue picture that looks like it a cave lit with a black light. I created a mirror image and then used omni blue with a spot light. This was taken with a Canon EOS T2i, ISO 100 f 3.5 1/800 with a polarized filter.
- Jennifer Bartels


Beware of Drop

Just an average trip down to Fossil Creek near Strawberry, AZ, where we were doing some cliff jumping. Next thing I know, there are some kayakers looking to do some fall runs. Well, I just happened to find myself with my camera and one thing led to another. So there I was, taking pictures of these guys and gal kayaking off the falls. Shot with a Canon EOS 10D, Canon 28-200mm, 1/750, f/5.6, ISO 100.
- James Shaeffer


The Big Time

Visiting New York City for the weekend, so I thought I'd get a picture of some of the epic buildings. I was hoping to make it an HDR to capture the cloudy sky, but ran out of time (and my hotel wireless is about to give out). Taken on a freshly minted Canon T3i (my first SLR) with a kit lens
- Kevin Bonham


Some fantastic entries this week! See all the shots in the gallery below, with full sizes available on flickr.

Mark Wilson is the founder of photography blog Life, Panoramic as well as Philanthroper, a daily deal site for nonprofits.


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