Shooting Challenge: Fall Leaves Part II

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Our first Shooting Challenge ever was "Fall Leaves." This year, we're running it again. But instead of accepting your photos from this week only, we've been allowing anything shot in fall 2010. Now, this week is your last to submit!

The Challenge

Capture autumn's epic decay into winter through a photo that celebrates the changing colors of leaves. Oh, and we're doubling down for this one. Submit up to two photos.


The Method

There's so much you can do here. Our lead shot, submitted by Charlie Dwyer to last week's freelensing challenge, epitomizes fall by capturing the process of the leaf from tree to ground. It's a perfect use of the technique.


But consider other approaches as well. Consider abstraction, compositing, diptychs and HDR. This challenge will celebrate photography, pure and post-processed. Capture the classic beauty of fall or do something completely different. Either way, use the extra submission to experiment, to push yourself outside of your comfort zone.


The Rules - READ THESE

1. Submissions need to be your own.
2. Photos must be from fall 2010.
3. Explain, briefly, the equipment, settings, technique and story behind shot.
4. Email submissions to, not me.
5. Include 800px wide image (200KB or less) AND a 2560x1600 sized in email. (The 800px image is the one judged, so feel free to crop/alter the larger image for wallpaper-sized dimensions.)
6. One TWO submissions per person.
7. Use the proper SUBJECT line in your email (more info on that below)

Send your best photo by Monday, November 8th at 8AM Eastern to with "Fall Leaves" in the subject line. Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameFall.jpg (800px wide) and FirstnameLastnameFallWallpaper.jpg (2560px wide) naming conventions-and be sure to add a "1" or "2" on those filenames if you submit multiples. Include your shooting summary (camera, lens, ISO, etc) in the body of the email along with a story of the shot in a few sentences. And don't skip this story part because it's often the most enjoyable part for us all beyond the shot itself!

And once you've shared your two shots with Giz, consider sharing some shots of fall in your neighborhood over at my site Life, Panoramic.


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