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Picture This Contest Winners for October 2010

Early August Annuals

Ready for the results? Here’s what this month’s judge, Craig Cramer of Ellis Hollow, had to say…

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Picture This Photo Contest for October 2010


This month, we’re going to challenge you with something a bit different: capturing an image without using a camera. I first learned about this technique from a fellow blogger, Craig Cramer of Ellis Hollow, and we’re thrilled that he has agreed to be our judge.

Here’s what Craig has to say: “This month’s theme is Fall on a Flatbed Scanner. If you can scan a photograph, you can do this. It’s easy. It’s fun. It can help you see your garden in new ways. And it doesn’t take any special equipment or exceptional technical skill – just a typical office flatbed scanner, a basket full of subject matter gathered from your garden and a little time to arrange your material and make the scan.

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Picture This Challenge: Bloom Scans

Bloom Scan Brights June 29 2010

In the upcoming months, we’re planning to mix things up a little for Picture This. To that end, we’re expanding the judging pool to include some of our fellow garden bloggers, and at the same time, we’re going to showcase the out-of-the-ordinary photo techniques they are known for.

We usually don’t announce monthly Picture This themes ahead of time, but since most of you probably haven’t tried these techniques before, it seems only fair to give you some extra time to practice. One of these challenges, which will be coming up in October, is creating “bloom scans,” or digital collages.

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