The entries are in, and we have an unprecedented fifty-one! And competition is as fierce as the summer sun.
The results will be out on Labor Day or whenever all the judges report in, whichever comes first. Good luck to all the contestants.
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Well, the page for the Lightning in a Bottle: Capturing Summer is up. Have a look. Shoot some shots. Submit some entries.
There is not really too much hurry, though,as the entry deadline is August 8th. So, you have some time to take some naps in the hammock, head out on that float trip, catch some lazy summer ball games, or whatever else floats your canoe, before you need to submit.
But don’t forget either! Though there is little worry of that as I am sure to remind you.
If you have not read the haiku already, have a read, and then enjoy seeing who are the winners. Thanks to all the contestants and to my very fine judges. I could not do this without either set of you.
- sheet lightning illuminating the sky like a backdrop
- lighting bugs twinkling one by one in the gloaming, in tiny galaxies in a child’s bottle
- fireworks fountaining into a humid night sky above a sweaty crowd, above a glimmering skyline
- water from a sprinkler fountaining around children, droplets flying, slip and slides and snow cones
- a rainbow arcing above the city, a thunderhead hemming in the prairie, ponderous as a mountain
- watermelon juice tracking sticky down a boy’s face and arms and chest, popsicles, corn dogs and funnel cakes
- concentric ripples on a dusky pond at evening, cicadas
- summer corn and sweet tea, fried chicken and washers, lawn chairs and grills
- sundresses and cut-offs, flip flops and bare feet
- festivals and mosh pits, coolers and canoes, road trips
- bear cubs and redbirds
I could go on. But hopefully these images of summer help you get an idea of the wide open scope of the next photo contest on the Dassler Effect, wide as prairie. Summer truly is an amazing season. I encourage you to add your own iconic images of summer in the comments and let’s make this collective brainstorm a thunderhead.
“Lightning in a Bottle: Capturing Summer”
At long last, The Dassler Effect is having a Spring / Summer haiku contest.
Submission deadline: April 9th, 2010
Winners announced: May 9th, 2010
Details on rules, helpful suggestions, and long-winded pontification on Spring / Summer haiku appear here!
Get your entries in! There are $100 in prizes!