The next Readers Photo Challenge assignment will be a little different than most of the previous assignments which have been about specific things or techniques. This assignment is more of a theme. And that theme is “spring.”
Just because there isn’t a specific subject it doesn’t mean that there won’t be plenty to shoot. Many of the subjects from past challenges and the techniques you’ve learned from them can work for this assignment as well.
Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal, which is perfect for a revisiting of the flower/wildflower challenges from the past There are plenty of places from the mountains and foothills to the Delta to you own backyard, flowers can be plentiful and easy to find this time of year.
It’s also the time for wildlife, especially newborn animals, so lessons learned from the pet or recent bird challenges will come in handy. Insects can also make for good subjects. Bees, butterflies and ladybugs are plentiful during the spring.
With springtime comes a nicer climate and people spend more time outdoors, released from being cooped up inside from winter’s cold wet, weather. For this you can revisit the past assignments of motion and sports. There are several spring sports that you can photograph including baseball, softball and track and field. In addition any outside activity will do, cycling, picnicking, gardening, etc.
These subjects as well as any other that you can think of that represents spring will be acceptable.
How to enter:
1. Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type in “Spring” in the subject line.
2. Photos have to be shot between March 20 and April 21.
3. Include your name (first and last), hometown, and the kind of camera/lens you used and where it was taken (ie: “John Doe of Stockton. Canon EOS Rebel Ti with 55-300mm lens. The photo was taken at Oak Park in Stockton.”)
4. If there is a recognizable person in the photo, please identify them (name, age, hometown), what they are doing in the photos and their relationship to you.
5. Please feel free to include any interesting anecdotes or stories on how you took the picture.
6. The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 21. The top examples will be published on Thursday, April 28 with an online gallery at recordnet.com of all the photos on the same day.