PHOTO: Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge #17: Mountains

The beauty of this area would not be what it is without those beautiful snow capped peaks around us.

Therefore this week we are challenging you all to get out there and shoot us a photo with mountains in it. We don’t care which mountains or if there’s another focus or subject within the frame with the mountains (although we are fans of mountain photos that have something else in it besides just mountains, that’s just a heads up when the “judging” comes around) just get out there this week and capture an image depicting mountains.

Remember we ENCOURAGE you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is posted, being as the whole reason for these challenges is to get people out there with their cameras having fun with photography. But we understand that not everyone has the luxury of getting paid to wander around with a camera all day (Larry, Derek and I never take that for granted I assure you) so we will accept previously shot photos…though it is still frowned upon. 😉

Choose your best or favorite photo and upload it to our site and a recap of the challenge rules and instructions will be at the bottom of this post.

You’ll have until until June 17th. to show your images.

Here are a few photos from our archives to get you thinking:

An orange full moon from the just appearing sunrise sets behind the Olympic Mountains as a flock of birds fly overhead from the Warren Ave. Bridge in Bremerton. (Larry Steagall | Kitsap Sun)

Mt. Rainier and the Seattle skyline are seen through the haze as people walk along Point No Point in Hansville during low tide. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

A heron has a front row perch on a piling to view the Olympic Mountain range from Beach Drive in Port Orchard . (Larry Steagall  |  Kitsap Sun)

A pair of kayakers paddle to the end of the bay past the Gig Harbor Marina as Mt. Rainier looms in the background. (LARRY STEAGALL |  KITSAP SUN)

The setting sun casts light streaks through the Olympic Mountains at sunset from the Lions Park dock. (LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

The 4:20 p.m. Washington State auto ferry from Seattle to Bremerton passes under Mt. Rainier as the setting sun lights the west side of the mountain. (Larry Steagall  |  Kitsap Sun)

Clear skies made for a good day to sail and to see Mt. Baker from Bainbridge Island. (CAROLYN J. YASCHUR  |  KITSAP SUN)

A buck deer walks along the Hurricane Hill trail in the Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles, as the morning clouds burn off over the Olympic Mountains. (Larry Steagall | Kitsap Sun)


***To recap: Every week we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will however accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).
~ Meegan M. Reid