I was walking with friends near the Park Pobedy (Russia, Moscow) and decided to take a picture of Triumphal Arch of Moscow. As soon as we got on the side of the road where the arch is, a beautiful sunset appeared. So I took a photo.
Shot on iPhone 5 with HDR on

- Anton Penkov

The challenge came at thesame time I had been meaning to start a new little pet project I'd been thinking about; chronicling the hijinks of a couple of little claymen doing... stuff. With things that are way too big for them. This is the first of the series-to-be, the little guys taking pics of eachother with my Canon G11. After posing and framing my subjects I set the G11 to a 2 second timer and exposed my own frame for a little longer so I'd get both the flash and the G11's monitor on there. In case you're wondering, the portret of Green turned out pretty well, but his left arm fell off shortly after the shoot.
Canon EOS 500D, 18-55 mm IS at 20 mm 3.2 sec, f13 at ISO 100

- Bart Tieman

So I took this picture when I got back from a grueling drive back home through a April snowstorm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While the other parts of country are enjoying Spring, we are still waiting, but my somewhat sour mood was gone in a jiffy when I saw these Robins eating wild berries next to my driveway. I wasted no time, I blowed the snow away, parked my car and ran for my camera and lens before the light was gone. This one picture out of the hundreds I took caught my eye and I thought that it would make a nice submission.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II
Settings: f/2.8 1/320s ISO 200 taken in aperture priority
Software: Adobe Lightroom 5 beta, cropped and processed for exposure and saturation.
Mode: AI Focus - High speed shutter and AWB.

- Chaitanya Polumetla

I waw this tree frog the day the contest was announced. About an inch long and very lively. Took me a while to get a decent shot.
Canon 50D
Canon 100mm macro lens
Canon MT-24EX Flash

- Chris Andrews

A day at the dog park w/ my Pentax K-x and my 40MM f2.8 xs lens. Speed of the lens really showed itself off well letting me fire off 1/1250 shots with ease getting some really nice action out of the dogs at the park. Larger size image is about 1/4 crop of the original.
Shot is @ 200 iso f/4 1/1250 40mm. Minimal raw processing.

- Damien Trippenda


My clock fell off the wall, just in time for this challenge! I guess some good came out of this unfortunate timepiece mishap. As the old saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. All this shot took to set up was a strategically placed lamp. The levels were only very slightly adjusted in Photoshop, and it didn't even need to be cropped.
Panasonic GH1, handheld, Lumix G Vario 14-45mm, @39mm, f/5.3, ISO 400, 1/13 sec.

- James Rogers

I live in Miami & my AC went out. I couldn't sleep so I decided to do the challenge. I saw this art we have in our house called "manos" (hands). It closely resembled what I was feeling so I decided to do my take on it. I had no subject to work with so I had to self portait. I just couldn't get the lighting & focus right. After hundreds of attempts I just settled on this one cleaning it up in Lightroom & Photoshop.
Canon T1i
18-200 lens
speed 1/50
ISO 800
Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS3

- Javier Valencia

This photo was taken with a Fujifilm x100, ISO 1000, F 10, 1/250 in Huntington WV, and I think that it captures the slow decay and religious fatalism that is rampant in this town. As far as editing it was converted to black and white in Lightroom 4 with adjustments made to exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, lights, dark, and clarity.

- Ken Maynard

Taken at Chestnut Hill Park in Philadelphia. I used a Cannon Rebel EOS T3i

- Michai Morin

I have always wanted to participate in the photo shooting challenge, brush some of the dust off of my rapidly aging DSLR. Yet the opportunity never presented itself. It was always "wait till this is finished," or "I'll do it tomorrow." As I'm sure you guessed, work was never done and tomorrow never came. More on the photo; I was taking photographs through a compound light microscope and I couldn't get them quite as focused on the light source as I liked. After getting some satisfactory pictures from cat genitals (yes, for real), I really liked the accidental photos I took. It reminded me of the first photo challenge I read about, back in 2010, it was of lens flares. So I'm taking you guys up on your suggestion, and this is my first photo challenge submission of the first photo challenge I ever read!
This photo was taken with an iPhone 4S, using the stock camera application and later edited using iPhoto for some minor saturation and levels adjustments.

- Rhys Mucik

We went to the tulip Garden near there was lots of colors, colors in the garden was overwhelming, I was confused to choose which tulip color to shoot, finally I settled with yellow. Result is what you are seeing.
I shot this with my Nikon D5000 and with 18-200 lens, ISO set to 250 and f/6.3

- Sathish Kumar

I was fishing with my father at Mirror Lake, SD. After a light rain the sky cleared and the wind died down and I got the chance to photograph this awesome reflection of a thunderhead over Crow Peak. I took two photos then spliced them together in photoshop.
Pentax MX Film, Lens: 35mm

- Seth Harwood

"Diamond in the rough!!" .
It was beautiful rainy day in Radnor, PA today.
Shot using iPhone 5.

- Shankar Malapaka

My schedule doesn't exactly allow for much planning when it comes to photos so I exploited my current situation. We frequent Starbucks most days to enjoy a few cups and attempt schoolwork. At this particular location, we are well known as the usuals, so I mentioned to one of the baristas I wanted to snap a picture for a photo contest and thus the photo was born. This was taken after hours and the inspiration was how coffee shops tend to house those in a hurry. It helped that my friend is a dancer. No flashes or accessories were used.
Shot with Nikon D3 24-70mm f2.8 ISO 4000. The cups on the ground were added solely because Mark said to use Photoshop.

- Tyler Besh

I picked up this Pizza Hut shirt in a charity store while travelling through Cambodia in December 2012. I love it.
I was sufficiently bored yesterday and decided to go for a self portrait. I used Dave Hill's classic shots as inspiration for the look of the shot. Although, my editing skills are somewhat lower than his.
I used my Canon 7D with a Sigma 18mm-200mm. Unsure of other settings as I was just mucking around. Editing done in PS6.

- Dean Jacobs