“Grand Canyon.” Shot with the Nikon Z7, Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8, f/9.0, 1/10, ISO 64, @28mm, with Lightning Trigger-IV. © Gabriel Lee
If the entries in our newest Time of the Season images contest are the rest to head by means of, it’s been relatively the summer season certainly. We won some completely surprising pictures showcasing the essence of this splendidly various season.
Gran Prize Winner
Thunderstorms will not be best of thoughts after we assume of summer season (cue psychological pictures of ice cream, watermelon, fireworks, and swimming). Nevertheless, storms are phase of summer season for lots of of us. And they make for spectacular images.
That’s why Gabriel Lee (Instagram @cardiophotographer) is the Grand Prize winner of the Time of the Season summer season contest. He blew us away with an incredible shot of a typhoon cellular monitoring in opposition to the Grand Canyon. Lee can stay up for receiving the Grand Prize pack of prizes, which contains $500 money and an outstanding package deal of images equipment:
Time of the Season Photo Book ($57)
Lee explains he used to be collaborating in a monsoon and lightning images workshop at Desert View Point on the Arizona facet of the Grand Canyon. “It used to be the 2d to closing day of the shoot, and the lightning monitoring app confirmed a typhoon cellular forming,” he says. “We moved quickly to the location and arrange our cameras and lightning triggers.”
Lee explains, “The mushroom-shaped cloud used to be impressive to look. I marveled at the good looks of our nationwide park, and used to be in awe of the microcosm of monsoon with lightning and blue sky up above.”
Our 5 Runners-Up, who additionally captured some superb summer season scenes, take house a $50 Amazon present card and a duplicate of Skylum’s Luminar AI photograph enhancing device.
Their pictures will probably be featured in the “Time of the Season” photograph e-book, along the grand prize winners and finalists of the iciness, spring, and upcoming fall contests. We stay up for generating and liberating the e-book at the finish of the yr, as soon as the last fall spherical has concluded.
”Sunflowers.” Shot with the Canon 80D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II VC B005, f/13, HDR 1/80 to one 2d, ISO 100, @24mm. © Harold Rau
t’s arduous to not really feel the summer season vibes when taking a look at an unlimited box of sunflowers. Harold Rau (Instagram @harold.rau) captured this spectacular HDR scene bursting with summer season emotions close to the Missouri River in St. Charles County, Missouri. Rau says he had scouted the box up to now and returned to seize the scene on a windless night time simply after sundown.
He merged seven exposures in Lightroom HDR and processed the ensuing photograph additional in Lightroom Classic to reach at this surprising end result.
“Webs.” Shot with the Leica Q2, f/2, ISO 5000, @28mm. © Trent Kanemaki
Visiting the “Bruce Munro – Light at Sensorio” show off in Paso Robles, California, Trent Kanemaki captured this gorgeous scene hand held. “The venue does no longer permit tripods, and it used to be an evening tournament with low gentle,” Kanemaki says. “I used to be compelled to hand-hold the camera the use of prime ISO, low f/forestall, a wide-angle lens, and symbol stabilization.”
Kanemaki named the photograph “Webs” for the community of optic fibers connecting the 1000’s of colourful and different-colored gentle bulbs.
“Swingset.” Shot with the Nikon D60. © Dwaine Phifer
“Fireworks.” Shot with the Nikon D850, Nikon 24-70mm AF-S f/2.8 E, ED VR, f/16, 3.7s, ISO 160, @26mm. © Jennifer L Brinkman
“Hill.” Shot with the Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35, f/4, 1/30, ISO 100, @19mm. © Pawel Zygmunt
If you’ve been following the Time of the Season contest, our ultimate runners-up would possibly strike a chord. Pawel Zygmunt (Instagram @breakinglightpictures), our Winter Grand Prize winner is again with any other surprising panorama photograph. It would possibly no longer appear to be a summer season scene, however Zygmunt assures us that’s precisely what it’s.