Winter 2023 Competition

Theme: Three Open and High-Low Key
Start date: January 1, 2023
End date: January 31, 2023
Judging starts: February 6, 2023
Judging ends: February 13, 2023

The Winter 2023 Competition will include the Color, Monochrome and Creative open categories, and a theme category “High or Low Key”

High key photography is a style of photography that uses unusually bright lighting to reduce or completely blow out dark shadows in the image. High key shots usually lack dark tones and the high key look is generally thought of as positive and upbeat.

Low key photographs are underlit images that feature dramatic contrast and dark colors.

Note that entries in the High or Low Key theme category can be color, monochrome or creative.

Competition Rules and Guidelines can be found here


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Current Entries

  • The (Dark Side of) Moon and Stars

    The (Dark Side of) Moon and Stars

  • Conjoined

    Conjoined

  • Wood Grain

    Wood Grain

  • Caught!

    Caught!

  • The Chosen Path

    The Chosen Path

  • A Mouthful

    A Mouthful

  • Blooming Thistle

    Blooming Thistle

  • Beach Sentinel

    Beach Sentinel

  • Moonset at Destructed Pier

    Moonset at Destructed Pier

  • Portrait

    Portrait

  • Moon on a Foggy Morning

    Moon on a Foggy Morning

  • North Pacific Sunset

    North Pacific Sunset

  • Eye Contact

    Eye Contact

  • Alstomeria

    Alstomeria

  • Sea Clef

    Sea Clef

  • A SHADOW FIGURE

    A SHADOW FIGURE

  • Spider Man

    Spider Man

  • Are You Talking to Me

    Are You Talking to Me

  • Eastern Meadowlark

    Eastern Meadowlark

  • Sisters

    Sisters

  • Flamingo

    Flamingo

  • Flying into the Sunset

    Flying into the Sunset

  • Peek-A-Boo

    Peek-A-Boo

  • Fortress Segovia, Spain

    Fortress Segovia, Spain

  • Agitated

    Agitated

  • Cruising for dinner

    Cruising for dinner

  • Scanning for Breakfast

    Scanning for Breakfast

  • Stranger Things Woodstork

    Stranger Things Woodstork

  • Lone Rider

    Lone Rider

  • Riding at Dawn

    Riding at Dawn

  • I’ll Protect You Mom

    I’ll Protect You Mom

  • A Mouth Full

    A Mouth Full

  • Proud Pelican

    Proud Pelican

  • The Look

    The Look

  • Miami Beach Babe

    Miami Beach Babe

  • Miami  Muscle Man

    Miami Muscle Man

  • Beata Beauty

    Beata Beauty

  • Brooklyn Skyway

    Brooklyn Skyway

  • We Miss You!

    We Miss You!

  • Blue Boat Reflection

    Blue Boat Reflection

  • Joy

    Joy

  • Magical Wheel

    Magical Wheel

  • March of the Reflections

    March of the Reflections

  • Your Looking At Me

    Your Looking At Me

  • Storm Approaching

    Storm Approaching

  • An Orchid Pearl

    An Orchid Pearl

  • High Speed Sushi South Beach

    High Speed Sushi South Beach

  • Downy Woodpecker

    Downy Woodpecker

  • Flamingo Rose

    Flamingo Rose

  • Fluffy Duo

    Fluffy Duo

  • Sania

    Sania

  • A BOATER’S DREAM

    A BOATER’S DREAM

  • WAITING FOR LAUNCH

    WAITING FOR LAUNCH

  • WHAT GRANDMA SAW

    WHAT GRANDMA SAW

  • PEACEFUL SILENCE

    PEACEFUL SILENCE

  • Water Buffalo

    Water Buffalo

  • Parrot Stretching Its Wings

    Parrot Stretching Its Wings

  • Gorilla Watching the Crowd

    Gorilla Watching the Crowd

  • Sandhill Crane

    Sandhill Crane

  • Buttercup

    Buttercup

  • Together is Better

    Together is Better

  • Bedazzle

    Bedazzle

  • Rosy Dawn

    Rosy Dawn

  • Sunset Shadows

    Sunset Shadows

  • Icelandic Church

    Icelandic Church

  • Maroon Bells Sunset

    Maroon Bells Sunset

  • Blue Hour Moon

    Blue Hour Moon

  • Receding Tide

    Receding Tide

  • Waiting

    Waiting

  • Many Mirasol

    Many Mirasol

  • Crafty Croc

    Crafty Croc

  • MISSED OPPORTUNITY

    MISSED OPPORTUNITY

  • SLIPPERY SLOPE

    SLIPPERY SLOPE

  • Brrr

    Brrr

  • YOUR GOING TO BE A DAD

    YOUR GOING TO BE A DAD

  • Splashing The Day Away

    Splashing The Day Away

  • Celestial Wonder

    Celestial Wonder

  • In Harmony With Nature

    In Harmony With Nature

  • Glacier Ice

    Glacier Ice

  • Isabella

    Isabella

  • The Black Knight

    The Black Knight

  • Living in the Shadow

    Living in the Shadow

  • Portrait of a Fox

    Portrait of a Fox

  • Lake Pepin Sunrise

    Lake Pepin Sunrise

  • Watch your step

    Watch your step

  • Coming at cha!

    Coming at cha!

  • Saddle Me Up

    Saddle Me Up

  • Spoonbill

    Spoonbill

  • Wyoming Sunset

    Wyoming Sunset

  • Jordon Pond

    Jordon Pond

  • Staredown

    Staredown

  • Lurker

    Lurker

  • Sacre Coeur

    Sacre Coeur

  • River of Sand

    River of Sand

  • Petit Dejeuner

    Petit Dejeuner

  • Otherworldly

    Otherworldly

  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Love

    Cloudy With A Chance Of Love

  • Dinner Time

    Dinner Time

  • Blue Eyed Beauty

    Blue Eyed Beauty

  • Tampa At Night

    Tampa At Night

  • Mr. Brown’s Barn

    Mr. Brown’s Barn

  • Desert Dawn

    Desert Dawn

  • Misty Morning on Moose Pond

    Misty Morning on Moose Pond

  • First Door on the Left

    First Door on the Left

  • Broken Lisa

    Broken Lisa

  • Platform

    Platform

  • Deep Breathing

    Deep Breathing

  • Morning Prayers

    Morning Prayers

  • Glowing From the Dark

    Glowing From the Dark

  • Backyard Beauty

    Backyard Beauty

  • Colombian Gulp

    Colombian Gulp

  • Andes Buff

    Andes Buff

  • Inca Glow

    Inca Glow

  • Walk On By

    Walk On By

  • IF LOOKS COULD KILL

    IF LOOKS COULD KILL

  • THE DOMINO EFFECT

    THE DOMINO EFFECT

  • Lightfall

    Lightfall

  • Once a Ballerina

    Once a Ballerina

  • Double Axel

    Double Axel

  • YMCA!

    YMCA!

  • Missed!

    Missed!

  • Window in Giverny

    Window in Giverny

  • Quiet Zone

    Quiet Zone

  • Souriez! (Say Cheese!)

    Souriez! (Say Cheese!)

  • Follow the Path

    Follow the Path

  • Photographing the Milky Way

    Photographing the Milky Way

  • Road to Paradise (NZ)

    Road to Paradise (NZ)

  • High Key Reflections

    High Key Reflections

  • High Key Tree

    High Key Tree

  • Snug

    Snug

  • Hidden

    Hidden

  • bracelets

    bracelets

  • up, up and away

    up, up and away

  • Stargate

    Stargate

  • mountain high

    mountain high

  • Standing Their Ground

    Standing Their Ground

  • Torres Del Paines

    Torres Del Paines

  • Swirling Cloud

    Swirling Cloud

  • In the Fishing Maze

    In the Fishing Maze

  • Merced River View

    Merced River View

  • Cloudy Classic

    Cloudy Classic

  • Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones

  • Moody Micah

    Moody Micah

  • Lost in the Big City

    Lost in the Big City

  • Ghostly Cypress

    Ghostly Cypress

  • Going Out

    Going Out

  • Fiery Swamp Sunset

    Fiery Swamp Sunset

  • White Shadow

    White Shadow

  • The Ring

    The Ring

  • Three Gannets

    Three Gannets

  • Sheets In The Wind

    Sheets In The Wind

  • Sarasota Park

    Sarasota Park

  • Marco Sunset

    Marco Sunset

  • Myakka River Park

    Myakka River Park

  • Ivory Gulls

    Ivory Gulls

  • Maternal confict

    Maternal confict

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