The Glory of Trees
The Glory of Trees
Trees have been a favourite subject for photographers since photography began, and not only because they keep still and don’t complain. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and occupy our landscape views as well as our cityscapes and domestic gardens. We all love a lone tree on the top of some mountainous ridge as much as a well-choreographed trio making an interesting contrast against the glass walls of a modern building in the High Street.
Trees offer us colour and shape and graphic lines. Trees can be hard or soft, stand out or blend in, full-and-bushy or stark-and-skeletal, and in all their forms they are our friends.
For this round I want to see your best tree pictures. Use your imagination, look hard with your eyes and use your camera to capture an image that makes us look twice – and then again.
The winning image will be striking – not necessarily by its impactful contrast and bold colours, but by the thought that has gone in to the making of the shot. The colours might be muted and soft, and the contrast almost non-existent – none of that matters. It has to be a picture that makes us stop and say ‘Wow, that’s fabulous’.
As this is the first competition for a while I’m going to give everyone a bit longer to enter. Tell your friends and past friends of the Lumix G Experience, and anyone you know who shoots Lumix to get their pictures prepared and entered. I’m not going to demand that you go and shoot specifically for the competition, but you might want to use these competitions as a bit of inspiration to get the camera out and to exercise that shutter finger.
Best of luck to you all,
The prize for this round is the fabulous Manfrotto PIXI EVO mini-tripod. I have loads of mini-tripods and most are too unstable to be properly useful, but this is one I use a lot. As handy for off-camera flash as it is for holding any of the Lumix cameras, its ball head is easily adjustable and it actually locks into position where you want it to. The 2-section legs have two working angles, and extend to offer either some extra height or a surprisingly wide spread for extra stability.
The PIXI EVO is a lightweight set of legs that can hide away in your camera bag for expeditions, but with a maximum load of 2.5kg the tripod can manage the worst that Lumix G can throw at it – including the Leica DG Vario Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH Power OIS mounted on the front of a DC-GH5!
See Manfrotto’s website for more information.
- The Competition (“The Lumix G Experience Photo Challenge”) is open to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children & spouse regardless of where they live) of Panasonic U.K. Limited (“Promoter”), its affiliated companies, their agents or anyone professionally connected with this promotion.
- To enter, submit one picture representing the current theme of the challenge. Only one picture per user is allowed for this competition. The competitor who submits the best picture will be awarded an A3 canvas of their photo. There will be no prizes awarded for 2nd or 3rd runners up.
- The picture should be submitted between 17th August 2017 and 17th October 2017 through the Photo Challenge section of the Lumix G Experience website: www.lumixgexperience.panasonic.co.uk/photo-challenge
- Winners will be selected by a third party chosen Panasonic agency with an independent promotional verification service, from all valid entries received by 17th October 2017.
- Winners will be notified by phone or email using the information supplied at time of entry within 7 days of the end of the competition.
- At no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws when taking pictures. In particular do not provide to us images of any individual without obtaining their prior consent for us to publish and process their images.
- By participation in this promotion you confirm that you have the ownership rights in the pictures and do grant Panasonic a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide.
- Prizes are not transferable and unless outlined in these terms and conditions of Promotion there are no cash alternatives available.
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to offer alternative prizes of equal or greater value.
- Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of the prize. Prizes will be delivered to UK and ROI addresses only.
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- Promoter is Panasonic UK, a branch of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, Willoughby Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12
- Please do not send entries to this address.