Mini Challenge #332: Sky

LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Registered Users Posts: 38 Big grins
edited February 21, 2022 in The Dgrin Challenges

The negative space of the sky can enhance a photo, or add drama to a scene. This mini-challenge is for photos where the sky is a key element that makes the photo work.

Here are some examples:

In this photo of Newfound Lake in NH, the expanse of grey sky sets off the snow and provides the expansiveness of the scene

In this photo of boats at Quidnet at dusk, the sky sets off the sand, so the houses and boats are sandwiched between them, providing both interest and expanse.

In this photo, the sky is the photo, as it is the mistiness of the distant mountains that makes the image work.

This is morning in Nantucket Harbor. I call this photo setting out. Here the clouds in the sky compliment the perspective and adds expanse to the photo

Here are two more examples. In the next photo, the sky is the subject, it is the color that offsets the palm trees.

And in this final example, the sky silhouettes the two witches on the beach, adding to the overall image.

All types of photos involving the sky as a prominent feature are welcome.

This Mini-challenge will run for two weeks until 12 PM March 7th (Monday night) East coast time.

Have Fun, and bear with me as this is the first time I have run a mini-challenge

Toby Sackton


1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and then passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
5. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (see here for help)
7. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round your first step is coming up with a new theme, and start a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging start a new thread (again use the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up, it is important to have runners up incase the winner does not show within the 72hr window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72hrs.
7. After the 72hrs and the winner does not show up, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the show.


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