Archive for April 1st, 2008

April Come She Will

April 1, 2008

“Lundy Canyon Wild Flowers 15” by David Cresine

Now that spring is finally upon us, I’m starting to see wild mustard plants and California poppies alighting our freeway medians and hills with their vibrant yellow and orange colors. It’s really a feast for the eyes. What better way to celebrate the return of spring, with its longer days, warming temperatures, and the birth of new plant and animal life than with a photo contest dedicated to this dazzling time of year?

That’s right: I’m happy to announce the opening of our Photobird Photo Contest for April. The theme this month is “Spring”. The contest, as always, is free to enter. “Spring” is such an evocative theme. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful entries we’ll no doubt be getting in the days and weeks ahead from you, our creative Photobird users, and the photography community.

As you know, each month we choose one Photobird Award Winner for the best overall entry of the month, while your votes determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award, the most popular entry of the month. Each of our winners receives the following prizes:

Photobird account with 500MB storage space
• 1GB SanDisk Ultra II memory card
Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson

So be sure to read more details about the monthly contest here. And click here to enter the April contest. While you’re at it, be sure to vote for your favorite entries to help decide the People’s Choice Award.

If you have any questions, ask away in the Photobird forums.


Two “Cool” Contest Winners!

April 1, 2008

A big shout out to the winners of our Photobird Photo Contest for March, announced today. Allyssa Kaiser has won the coveted Photobird Award for her entry “Storm Approaching”, which features a purple-hued skyline above a hedgerow of snow-covered conifers. Way to go, Allyssa!

The People’s Choice Award goes to Helen Duffield for “Sunset at Mordialloc” which captures a gorgeous expanse of the burnished Australian skyline at sundown and, curiously enough, also features lilac-tinted clouds. Nice work, Helen!

Allyssa and Helen will each receive a Photobird account with 500MB of storage space, a 1GB SanDisk Ultra II memory card (their choice of format), and Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson. Congratulations again, to both of our winners!

And to those of you who entered this past month but didn’t win, please don’t get discouraged. We have a new contest starting up for April and we can’t wait to see what exciting and visually evocative things you, our creative readers, will dazzle us with this time.

For more information on the contest, please check out the details on our Look at Pictures page and, if you have any questions, please ask in the forums.