FRAMES: Photo Challenge #53: Summer

I think we can all agree that it is about time that Summer arrived here in Kitsap.

And to be honest I’m a little frightened that at any moment it could turn back to Fall and I won’t be able to get the Summer photo challenge in so with that fear in mind I might be jumping the gun a little but oh the heck with it, your challenge is to capture an image that depicts “Summer”.

Interpret this theme any way you so wish…maybe Summer to you is a still life of a good book in a hammock, an ice cream cone being devoured by a ravenous youngster or a silhouette at sunset. Summer is all around you so gosh darn it show me how you see it!

Deadline for entries will be July 30th.


1) The whole point of these challenges is to get you out in your community and get shooting (cameras not guns) while builidng on your current photography skills and to push you to take better photos. Shutterbug and challenge entrant Colette Wilson said it best, “I love the Kitap Frames challenges! They challenge me to be a better photographer.” Which was why Derek Sheppard and I started these posts a few years ago and why I still do them.

2) Put your name, REAL NAME somewhere on the upload entry. As blog reader and shooter kimmiee can attest, I will just make up some random name and put it on your entry. 😉

3) Have fun, photography is fun darn it!

4) Take the lens cap off of your camera.

5) Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting. (You don’t really need to remember #5, heck I don’t even think that it is true, I was just seeing if anyone actually reads these).

Here are a few recent photos from our archives to get you thinking and as usual entry rules/regulations will be included at the end of this post:

Aurora Syrovy, 11, left, blows bubbles in the water while cooling off with friend Bailey Vandusen, 11, in the shallow water on the shore of Long Lake Park in Port Orchard on July 5, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A personal watercraft churns up a wake while going under the Manette Bridge on Wednesday.   (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Scott Gray casts his line into the water while son Eric reties a knot on his hook while the two fished alongside Jim Pessolano at Long Lake Park in Port Orchard on July 5, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A dragonfly casts a shadow on a lily pad as it zooms across Long Lake in Port Orchard on July 5, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A trio of young ladies peer into the water at the end of the dock at Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton on Tuesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Mark O’Donnell, of Seabeck, paddles his raft past the end of Ilahee dock to set his crab pot on Monday afternoon. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A youngster jumps off of Manchester dock while Mt. Rainier looms in the distance on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Delaney Harader, 13, bottom right, enjoys a snow cone as she talks with her friends at the Party at the Pier in Silverdale on Monday, June 25, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Lilia Stodden,5, runs through the water near the shore at Bachmann Park in Manette on Wednesday. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

On a clear summer day Mount Rainier looms in the distance from Lions Park in Bremerton as a kayaker paddles on the calm water. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Sarah Merryman, 8, attempts to hop on her boogie board as she swims at Pomeroy Park with her grandmother Carol Watt in Manchester on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

The ferry Tacoma sails from Seattle to Bainbridge Island past a Seattle Fire Departement boat conducting pump tests along the waterfront on Sunday. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)



***To recap: Every few weeks 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) or click the “Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Entries” button over there on the right side of the page 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).

2 thoughts on “FRAMES: Photo Challenge #53: Summer

  1. With respect to #5, it is, in fact, COMPLETELY false. Not only was I reading all your points and paying attention, some part of my brain recalled one of those oddball trivia nuggets that made me question to total veracity of that statement. Plus Google helps.

    Any way, according to and numerous other sources, polar bears live at the North Pole, and penguins live at the South Pole. So the closest the ever get is probably neighboring exhibits at your local zoo.

    This Public Service Announcement brought to you by an excess of caffeine and too much time on my hands…

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