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4/26/2019
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Anza-Borrego Foundation is proud to partner with Borrego Art Institute and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to present the 2019 Anza- Borrego Desert Photo Contest. The contest is meant to encourage desert lovers and photography enthusiasts to capture their favorite views, moments and adventures in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Since the theme of the contest is the unique and natural beauty of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, all photographs must be taken within the Park boundaries. Ribbons will be awarded to First, Second, and Third place winners, as well as Best of Show. All place winners also receive a gift membership to Anza-Borrego Foundation, good for one year.

https://theabf.org/events-calendar/photocontest/

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Here are last years winners.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmzXErx4

My favorites are the smoke tree and the rattler with the mosquito.

Most are really good. Others dunno
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Some nice photography.

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Outstanding photography. Way beyond my photo skills. I'm not worthy. ;-)
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Deadline is Dec 1'st.

@Buford - Hope you got some in.

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22 days ago
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I plan on entering a couple. Haven’t picked which ones yet. Still time to get more.

Mine are no where near as good as some previous entries.
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Buford wrote:

Mine are no where near as good as some previous entries.

I disagree....you have some crazy good photos.

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Buford wrote:
Here are last years winners.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmzXErx4

My favorites are the smoke tree and the rattler with the mosquito.

Most are really good. Others dunno



Agree, the snake/bug pic is nice. Looks like everyone else just discovered HDR, brush tool and the vibrance/saturation sliders. Don't understand the second place for a pic of illegal scraped off tent sites at Wind Caves. Maybe I just need a drink...
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Agree with you Buford, the smoke tree photo is tops. The rain hitting the desert had potential if the composition would have been wider. The black-throated sparrow reflection is nice, but overexposed and composition a bit off. [ Mr. Critical here... who has limited photography skills ] smile

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21 days ago
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I like the vibrance and saturation sliders, but I try and keep it tasteful. I try not to use HDR. I have yet to learn photoshop to do a better blend than HDR.


Missed a picture of a Bobcat stalking Quail last weekend, although it was outside the park. A couple from last weekend that will not make the cut to submit in current form if ever. I need to get closer to the birds in flight for more detail.











Probably overdid this one:
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21 days ago
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I like the smoke tree photo from last year so much because it is different. Any idiot, me included, can drive out to Font’s Point and take a picture of the spectacular view. Everyone in Borrego drives by hundreds of smoke trees and I haven’t t seen anyone else capture one in a picture like that.
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6 days ago
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My entries are in. Not sure I made the right choices in what to enter. Not 100% happy with my processing on a couple. Some of my entries have been posted here, others have not been posted before.

All pictures in this post are B sides that were not entered. Hopefully none of these are repeats from previous posts.

This would have been an entry if the action was closer. I was following them for a while hoping they would fly nearer to me. Had to be a huge crop as is. Talons up:




I got a whole sequence of 40 hawk images that were almost good but not sharp enough. I think I posted some already. Here are some more:




One of my earlier pictures. Never got the colors right with the flowers in the foreground and the sun setting on the mountains:


Stereotypical badlands shot:


Never got the caked mud in the foreground the way I wanted it:


I culled through many BHS to come up with just a couple to enter:


















Before I got a real camera I always took cell phone shots on trips. Here are some I almost entered in the cell phone category

Why I hike in potentially bad weather sometimes. Chasing the rainbow off Collins BM into Salvador Canyon:


Chasing rainbows up Ode BM, Kay BM, Sirens, Webo BM and Ted BM all day.



One of the best sunrises I have seen:
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