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Waterscapes Month: Conclusion and Winners!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 30, 2016, 5:00 AM
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Thank you for joining us at AnimalsPlantsNature for September's Waterscape Photography month! Each week we brought you a variety of features, interviews, or tutorials. In case you missed one of the articles, or want to see something again, here is a recap!


APN Features: Waterscapes

 


 


 ...murter I... by roblfc1892
Between Purple And Green by JoniNiemela
Between the Pines by MaciejKarcz
.: The Elders :. by hugogracaphotography Unknown Germany pt. CLXXXXVI by TheChosenPesssimist
 Dance of the Dead by Dee-T
Kirkjufell by LinsenSchuss
Wonderful Tonight by werol crystalline by JaclynTanemura
Kuang Si Waterfall by DrewHopper
The Death Falls by Inebriantia
  APN Features: Mist on WaterSeptember is Waterscapes Month here at AnimalsPlantsNature 
Have you ever browsed  the Animal, Plants, and Nature category here on DA?
If not, you should! This world of ours is filled with such beauty and so many amazing things, from the vastness of space to a little tiny insect no bigger than a fleck of pepper.
Each month here at AnimalsPlantsNature we will be having a theme, this month's theme is  Waterscapes.
So please sit back relax and enjoy the vastness of our world one category at a time.









Thanks for sharing your time with the works of all of these wonderful photographers, and be sure to check out all of the special themed journals that you will find each month here
  APN Feature: Where the Water Meets the SkySeptember is Waterscapes Month here at AnimalsPlantsNature 
Have you ever browsed  the Animal, Plants, and Nature category here on DA?
If not, you should! This world of ours is filled with such beauty and so many amazing things, from the vastness of space to a little tiny insect no bigger than a fleck of pepper.
Each month here at AnimalsPlantsNature we will be having a theme, this months theme is, Waterscapes.             
So please sit back relax and enjoy the vastness of our world one category at a time.
“Meet me where the sky touches the sea. Wait for me where the world begins.”  
~Jennifer Donnelly

The APN Guide: Interesting WaterscapesIt doesn't matter how often it happens to you, but there are probably occasions where you find yourself walking around outside and thinking:
"This would make an amazing photo!"
During the Summer on your days off, you may find yourself at the beach, on a deck or near a stream. When the mood strikes, you take out your camera. And that's when you realize that photographing animals, flowers or trees is very different from shooting a waterscape.
Moving Water
Water moves. It flows, crashes and trickles. A storm might be brewing, ebb could be changing into flood. Those circumstances will affect your photo. Fast shutter speeds freeze the action, while slower speeds create soft, nebulous effects.

Golden Hour by Vitaly-Sokol
To create these stunning waves, Will used a shutter speed of 1/1000 second - in this millisecond he has frozen the motion.  This allows you to see the individual motion and droplets.
  The APN Guide: Water in Photography
Why do we try to photograph water?
Water is, as everyone knows, the source of life. This is precisely why it has a fascinating effect to us since the beginning of time. In Religions (to the baptismal), essence (source of life), as well as in art (E.g. gargoyles) one could repeatedly see our fascination with water. Water encourages Farming, economy, and development; it is therefore the origin of sustained prosperity. There are also thousands of other reasons, why water attracts us, and why we feel comfortable while watching it. One of the biggest Reasons for this is probably the unique dynamic off liquids. The dynamic component is, what we are trying to photograph and what the following tutorial is about.
How Water is used in Photography:
When we take a closer look on water as a dynamic element, we see several conspicuous features. Rapidly moving water forms small droplets, which are then being moved in random t

Artists of Waterscapes: @stefanprechHello and welcome to an interview series that will introduce the artists of our monthly themed categories at AnimalsPlantsNature group! September is Waterscapes month and so we're excited to be bringing you an interview with a well-known Waterscapes photographer to get a closer look at his artwork and his thoughts behind the pieces he submits to the DeviantArt community... StefanPrech!
Introducing StefanPrech!

First of all, I think we would all like to get to know you a little better, so please tell us a bit about yourself.

:iconstefanprech:

  Hello, my name is Stefan Prech, I am 27 years old and am based near Munich, Bavaria Germany. I started taking photos during childhood, however only recently began to improve my technique and equipment. In 2010 I got my first DSLR, since then I have tried to improve my skills whenever pos
  Artists of Waterscape Photography: Glenn-CrouchHello and welcome to an interview series that will introduce the artists of our monthly themed categories at AnimalsPlantsNature group! September is Waterscape Photography month and so we're excited to be bringing you an interview with a talented scenery photographer to get a closer look at their artwork and their thoughts behind the pieces they submits to the DeviantArt community... Glenn-Crouch!
Introducing Glenn-Crouch!


Who is Glenn-Crouch? Tell us a bit about yourself!

:iconGlenn-Crouch:
My name is Glenn and I call myself a serious hobbyist photographer. That is, I'm not a professional and I'm not trying to make money out of my photography (I'm lucky if I sell 1 or 2 prints a year). Photography has always been an interest in my life, from when I was about 8 years old and I was given a little instamatic film camera for my birthday. With the advent of digital
  Artists of Waterscapes: EmilStojekI had the  pleasure of interviewing the lovely EmilStojek, and I will be sharing this interview with you today! Don't forget to check out his full gallery!

Hi! Let's start off with the obvious: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

:iconemilstojek:
My name is Emil Stojek. I'm 37 years old and live in Warsaw, Poland. I'm a self-taught photographer. I mainly use long exposure technique because for me it is the best way to express my emotions, my view of the world. I shoot mainly waterscapes so the composition, the form is much more clear when I use this technique. I rarely make works in colour. Colour for me must bring something to the photo if not - it's expendable. I am introvert with a very low self esteem so every published work is a challenge for me. I hate sunsets and sunrises but I have to deal with them - usually only then the light is satisfactory.

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And of course, we held a contest!

There were a bunch of wonderful entries and the judges had a difficult time narrowing it down to three winners, but we did it! For a reminder about what the contest entailed, you can visit this journal:

Waterscapes Month: Intro and Contest Details!Hello and welcome to AnimalsPlantsNature's next themed month. During the month of September, we'll be showcasing...   
Waterscape Photography!
Waterscapes is a widely popular subcategory of APN! Capturing the beauty and ferocity of our planet's water bodies, Waterscape photography can display a mix of emotions. From the still, smoky waters of a long exposure photograph to crashing waves that show the tempermental movements of a stormy ocean, this category can bring truly stunning visuals to your computer screen! You'll see crystalline reflections, foamy waves, and water that turns the color of the sky... Among much more!  Waterscape photographs should include some sort of water body as the main subject of the photo. Pieces that put an emphasis on landmasses or skies would belong in different subcategories. Check out some prime waterscape photographs b

And now let's announce the winners of September's Waterscape Photography contest!

In first place is gustiidiaz with their piece "Clouds come floating into my life"

Clouds come floating into my life, by gustiidiaz

They have won: 
12-month Core Membership or Points from communityrelations
Features from Eruanna17Mouselemurlinneaphoto, and Amarantheans

In second place is aw-landscapes with their piece "Hidden Gem"

Hidden Gem by aw-landscapes

They have won:
6-month Core Membership or Points from communityrelations
Features from Eruanna17Mouselemurlinneaphoto, and Amarantheans

And in third place is TarJakArt with their piece "Mollymook Dawn 6"

Mollymook Dawn 6 by TarJakArt

They have won:
3-month Core Membership or Points from communityrelations
Features from Eruanna17Mouselemurlinneaphoto, and Amarantheans

Congratulations once again to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!


:butterfly: We will be returning with themed months in November; however, keep an eye out for a new contest on October 10th! :butterfly:




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aw-landscapes Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Thank you very much! Glad to be second place :)
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Feytoh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats to all the winners! The submissions were absolutely stunning overall :)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats, everyone :clap:
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Alena1950 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Beautiful! Congrats to the winners.
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats :clap:
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ShinyphotoArt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to winners:w00t:
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StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There were so many beautiful entries! :love: Congrats winners!
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gustiidiaz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Wow, thank you very much for selecting my shot!  I'm very thrilled!  :happybounce: 
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TarJakArt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The winner and 2nd place were excellent images.  Congratulations to you both. Thank you so much for the 3rd place. :)  
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful stuff.. congrats to the winners
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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