FRAMES: Photo Challenge #64: Spring Has Sprung

I think we can officially say it is Springtime out there and it’s time again for the annual Spring Has Sprung Photo Challenge!

So, your challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best photo depicting the theme of “Spring Has Sprung”. This challenge is of course open to interpretation and as usual all “out of the box” thinking is encouraged. We also HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to shoot the challenge in the time frame that it is posted since the whole point of these challenges is to build on your photography skills, and the only way you can do that is by taking more photos. Therefore I will only accept photos taken THIS SPRING. If you went to the Tulip Festival in 2012, well don’t enter it because I want photos of this 2013 Spring not pics of Springs of the past.

Deadline will be May 6th. which gives you plenty of time to get out there and capture this theme with whatever camera you so choose.

Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : mreid@kitsapsun.com.

YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR REAL NAME SOMEWHERE IN THE EMAIL TO ME OR ON THE UPLOAD FORM, I will not credit photos to StayPuffMarshmellowMan78@yahoohotmailgmail.com

Stand-outs will be chosen and published in an upcoming print edition of the Kitsap Sun.

Here are a few from our archives that could fit in the “Spring Has Sprung” theme that we have shot this season:

A crow sits in a flowering tree Friday as the signs of spring begin to appear. The tree is at Mountain View Middle School in Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
A crow sits in a flowering tree Friday as the signs of spring begin to appear. The tree is at Mountain View Middle School in Bremerton. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
A pair of lambs relax in the grass as their mother keeps a watchful eye over them in a pasture on Bainbridge Island, Wash. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (KITSAP SUN / MEEGAN M. REID)
A pair of lambs relax in the grass as their mother keeps a watchful eye over them in a pasture on Bainbridge Island, Wash. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (KITSAP SUN / MEEGAN M. REID)
Olympic's Trevor Ward tries to out run the throw to Klahowya's Drew Fagan at second base during their game in Silverdale. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Olympic’s Trevor Ward tries to out run the throw to Klahowya’s Drew Fagan at second base during their game in Silverdale. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

Bruce Beckwith, untangles a kite from the cattails for his granddaughter Wendy Beckwith, 9, at Silverdale Waterfront Park on Tuesday. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Bruce Beckwith, untangles a kite from the cattails for his granddaughter Wendy Beckwith, 9, at Silverdale Waterfront Park on Tuesday. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Brad Gihl of Bremerton enjoys the spring weather as he relaxes on a bench with his dog Vonnie at Lions Park in Bremerton on Thursday. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Brad Gihl of Bremerton enjoys the spring weather as he relaxes on a bench with his dog Vonnie at Lions Park in Bremerton on Thursday. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Sails are reflected in the water at Liberty Bay in Poulsbo as the sun lights up the sails on the small boats. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Sails are reflected in the water at Liberty Bay in Poulsbo as the sun lights up the sails on the small boats. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
A fallen cherry blossom comes to rest on the leaves of a rhododendron plant in Bremerton's Evergreen Rotary Park on Thursday, April 4, 2013 (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A fallen cherry blossom comes to rest on the leaves of a rhododendron plant in Bremerton’s Evergreen Rotary Park on Thursday, April 4, 2013 (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A banana slug feeds on a pansy plant in the garden of a home in Brownsville on Friday, April 5, 2013 (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A banana slug feeds on a pansy plant in the garden of a home in Brownsville on Friday, April 5, 2013 (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Tracy Huntley of Seabeck uses the back of her SUV to get ready for her golf lesson Monday at the Gold Mountain Golf Club. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Tracy Huntley of Seabeck uses the back of her SUV to get ready for her golf lesson Monday at the Gold Mountain Golf Club. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
Abby Leigh carries a pair of oars down the beach as she and fellow Bainbridge High School rowers prepare for practice at Bainbridge Island's Waterfront Park on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Abby Leigh carries a pair of oars down the beach as she and fellow Bainbridge High School rowers prepare for practice at Bainbridge Island’s Waterfront Park on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

 

 

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***To recap: Every week or so 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 begrudgingly 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).

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