Capture The Color

Capturing The Color

Again this year the great folks over at Capture the Colour are sponsoring their “Capture the Colour” photo contest. 

And again this year I’m throwing my hat, er my images, into the ring.

Not remotely as well-traveled as many of my blogging friends, my travel is usually confined to the wild and scenic places of New Hampshire.

Enjoy the Color!

Red

Autumn Road

Autumn Road.

Though red is not the dominant color in this image, I chose it for the brilliant reds found in the foliage. Red is the reason, along with the yellows, oranges and golds, that so many flock to the region every fall. 

Autumn in New Hampshire is certainly worth traveling to. 

Yellow

Yellow rose petals on the brick sidewalk. Downtown Portsmouth, NH

Rose Petals On The Sidewalk. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Blue

The brilliant white steeple of the North Church in Portsmouth, NH

North Church Steeple. Photographed during the “blue hour.”

Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Green

Above tree line, looking over Tuckerman Ravine towards the summit of Mt. Washington, NH

Overlooking Tuckerman Ravine from the Boott Spur Trail. The summit of Mt. Washington in the distance. Captured on my inaugural hike to the summit of the tallest peak in the eastern U.S. and “Home to the worlds worst weather.”

White Mountains, New Hampshire.

White

Winter wonderland. The snow covered mountains of New Hampshire.

Winter Wonderland. 

From the summit of Mt. Avalon, over-looking the valley below, Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range receiving the last rays of the setting sun in the distance.

White Mountains, New Hampshire.

From the mountains to the sea,

We have it all here. Without question, New Hampshire is worth a visit.

I’d like to invite the following bloggers, all of their photographs and travels I greatly admire, to take part, and with luck, win!

Tina

Zhang Wenjie

Julie

Paula

Lucy

All of the above create excellent imagery, and most travel way more than I will ever be able to. (Big bonus, only one of them is likely to kill me for including her :-D) I encourage you all to stop by their blogs and pay them a visit.

Tell Me Your Favorite Image From 2012…

…And You Could Win It!

One of the brick paths, with a white bench on the left, leads deeper into the Prescott Park garden. A bright red, leafy plant dominates the right foreground, with the garden seen deeper into the frame on a misty morning in Portsmouth, NH

It’s almost that time of year again, time to recap 2012 with my 12, give or take, favorite images made over the past year. This year I plan to do something a little different as well. Not only am I going to be sharing my “Top 12 Of 2012,”  but with your help I would also like to share the top 12 “Fan Favorite” Jeff Sinon Photography images.

Now here is where the “And You Could Win It” part comes in. As incentive to get you to take part, one lucky person, drawn at random from those who cast a vote, starting today, 12/13/12 and ending 1/5/13,  will receive a signed 8″x12″ print of their favorite image, FREE.

Since not all the images I’ve made this year end up on my blog, you are not restricted to only photos I’ve shared here. You may also visit the Jeff Sinon Photography Fan Page, where my most recent photos are often shared first (“Liking” my page, though appreciated, is not required to view photos), or my website, www.jeffsinon.com.

Rules, Gotta Have The RulesPlease read carefully.

1) Any image from any post on the Jeff Sinon Photography blog, written between January 1 and December 31, 2012, is eligible.

Important: Since I almost always share more than one image per blog post, please click on the image you are voting for first, then copy that link to put in your comment. Thank you!

2) Any image shared from my fan page must have come from a post dated between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012.

3) Any image shared from my website must have been taken between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. (Shooting date can be obtained by clicking on an image, then clicking on “Photo Information.” Hint: photos appear on my website most recently taken first.

4) All votes/links must be entered in the comments section of this post no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5 Hours) Jan. 5th, 2013.

5) The top 12 “Fan Favorite” images along with the lucky winner will be posted no later than 11:59 p.m. on January 12, 2013. The winner will also be posted on my Fan Page. Good reason to become a fan on facebook, or subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss the announcement. ;-) At least for the duration of the contest. (You may unfollow/unlike at any time).

6) The winner will have 30 days to contact me with shipping information. Which will only be used to mail their print and then promptly discarded. You’ll never have to worry about unsolicited mail from Jeff Sinon Photography.

Thank you! 

I look forward to seeing how your Top 12 compares to mine. Happy voting!

And The Winner Is…

The New England Photography Guild’s Free Print Give-Away Contest.

Each month at the New England Photography Guild we randomly select one lucky person to receive a free matted 5″ x 7″ print, donated by the artist of the month. For the month of August, that artist was yours truly :-)

And the lucky winner is:

Elaine Somers of Rockport Massachusetts.

Here is the image Elaine chose as her prize,

common loon adult with chick on it's back

Congratulations Elaine!

Capture The Colour

A New Twist on The Photo Challenge. 

I love a challenge, and the chance to win free stuff!

The folks over at TravelSupermarket.com have come up with a Capture the Colour photo challenge. The object is to post five travel photos showing the colors blue, green, yellow, white, and red. Well I don’t travel much outside the New England area, and even that is pretty much restricted to New Hampshire and Maine. I was given the heads-up about this challenge by The Retiring Sort, and figured “what have I got to lose?” The prizes are pretty good too, and if all I have to do to enter is share a few photos, I’m in.

Blue.

If you’re planning a visit to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and a drive up Mt. Washington is on your itinerary, why not make it a sunrise drive. The auto road to the summit is opened several times over the summer for people to be able to witness sunrise from the summit of the “Home of the worlds worst weather.”

Green.

lush green foliage and ferns line the sides of Silver Cascade in Crawford Notch State park

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are full of waterfalls in all shapes and sizes. The one above, Silver Cascades, is located just off Rt. 302 in Crawford Notch State Park. The mist that hung in the air the morning I made this photo added a dream-like quality to the image.

Yellow.

el camino with flames and supercharger

For the motor sports fans, here in New Hampshire we have New England Dragway, where “Hell Camino” was photographed. Personally, I enjoy the pit area, over the actual racing, for all the rolling works of art on display. We also have  Lee USA Speedway, Star Speedway, and for the NASCAR fans there’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Whether it’s a quarter-mile at a time, or lap after lap, there’s plenty of go-fast fun for the whole family.

White.

The Presidential Range, Mt. Washington the farthest peak on the left as seen from snow covered Cherry Pond in the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge. An unfrozen stream winds through the snow covered foreground.

One of my favorite destinations in the White Mountain National Forest, Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge offers spectacular views of the Presidential Range.  An easy 2+ mile hike along an old railroad bed brings you to this wonderful area.

Red.

vibrant falls foliage lines the base of these granite cliffs found along the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountain National Forest.

Nothing can compare to the vibrant reds, along with the yellows and oranges, of Autumn in New Hampshire. People come from the world over the see the explosion of color blanketing the mountains during the peak of the Fall foliage season.

Here are the 5 people I’m inviting to give it a shot.

Photos From The Loony Bin

Muse & Sparrow Photography

When This Becomes There

krikitarts

NBush Photography

And The Winner Is…..

Oops! I almost forgot!

For those not following along on Facebook, the winner of my recent print give-away was Paula Louise King of Strafford, NH. Paula was the lucky winner, by random drawing, of an 8″ x 12″ print of Wavy Green

I want to thank all  who entered and have become new fans. Stay tuned for future prizes and give-aways.

Important Update To The Rules For Entering My Print Give-Away

FACEBOOK STRIKES AGAIN!

As the rules state for the  “Kiss Me I’m Irish” print give-away, anyone who “Likes” my fan page and “Likes” the contest post, is entered. And, if you share the contest on your personal wall, your name is put in the drawing a second time.

Well Facebook has a “nice” feature I just discovered. I’m only allowed to see shares from my FB friends. Isn’t that a kick in the teeth! Of the 16 shares, as of this writing, I can only see four. I have every intention of honoring these shares, but this will require a little help from you.

How you can ensure your extra vote is counted.

1. Message me via the message tab on the Jeff Sinon Photography fan page with a link to your share.

2. Or, you can “friend” me on my personal page, link in the contest post on the fan page, so I can then see your share.

 

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: If you make your share public I will then be able to see it without you going through the above trouble!

Neither way is an ideal solution. This was supposed to be a very easy, click like in two places contest! I’m very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause those of you who were kind enough to share this.

Again, I am sorry!

Kiss Me I’m Irish, It’s Give-Away Time!

That’s right, another give-away!

In celebration of my daughters 7th birthday on St. Patrick’s Day, and the Irish heritage on my side of the family, I’m giving away something green! Something oh so very green!

How about an 8×12, on metallic paper, matted in white, ready to frame, print of “Wavy Green” to hang on your wall?

“The hell you say? What must a person do to get in on a sweet deal like this?”  you might ask.  Just scroll on down below the image and all your questions will be answered as if by magic!

The Rules and How To Enter.

It’s simple. I’ll be posting the give-away on the Jeff Sinon Photography fan page, and there are only two requirements to enter.

1) You have to be a fan of Jeff Sinon Photography (having clicked “Like,” and I will be checking ;-)) You must become a fan as a real live person, not as your fan page should you have one, to qualify.

2) Once you have become a fan of Jeff Sinon Photography, click “Like” on the Give-Away post as well. That’s it!

(since this blog will get published to the fan page wall as well, anyone who accidentally “Likes” the blog post on the fan page will be included in the contest, but you will make my life a lot easier, and reduce the chance your name will be missed,  if you “like” in the correct post. Thanks in advance)

CAUTION: Shameless Self Promotion Alert!   As a bonus, anyone who shares the contest on their Facebook wall will have their name entered a second time.

On Sunday, March 18th I will deploy my very sophisticated random drawing system (your name on a piece of paper, placed in a box, my daughter picking a piece of paper) and announce the lucky winner. The winner will be announced on the Jeff Sinon Photography fan page, on the Jeff Sinon Photography blog, and be contacted via Facebook message as well.

*The print will NOT have the watermark on it.*