If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took previous to the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves another facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.
Now, here’s more from Greg:
Title of photo: Texas Winter No. 2
Equipment used: Canon 1Ds Mark II and a Canon 14mm f/2.8L II lens on a sturdy tripod
Tell us more about your photo: Texas Winter No. 2 was taken in Erath County on Dec. 23, 2009 late in the afternoon (about 5 p.m.). Twenty four hours later, this land was covered with a thick blanket of snow! Texas Winter No. 2 is actually an HDR (high dynamic range) image constructed with seven separate RAW images ranging from +3EV to -3EV tonemapped in Photomatix Pro via Lightroom 2.
This area of Texas is cool because it is where the plains and the hill country kind of collide. Thus, you see yucca alongside oak trees. It is a beautiful area.