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FRAMES: Our favorite fair photos (and a plea to enter yours for challenge #80)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

I was a bit slammed this whole week with assignments for the upcoming high school football preview section so I am ONLY just getting to this fair and rodeo recap (apologies).

I also figure that a recap of OUR favorite shots would be a good opportunity to remind everyone that this month’s challenge was of course the fair and rodeo and YOU have until SEPTEMBER 5th. to enter your photo(s).

A recap of this challenge is HERE, so gosh darn it get editing and get uploading because I saw many many cameras snapping away while at the fair and I only have a few entries thus far.

Here are a few favorite shots from Larry and I that we shot last week at the fair and rodeo (you may advance the slideshow by clicking on the image, or just let it run through on its own):


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #80: The Fair

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Oh boy, it’s just about that time of year again, that time of year when my co-photog Larry Steagall and I start getting antsy and start finagling ways so we each get to spend the whole last part of the week at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede (fyi, I’m better at finagling than he is so odds are I’ll be the one there most often ;) ).

We absolutely love to shoot the fair and rodeo! For a photographer, you’ve got everything right in front of you; cowboy hats flying through the air during all the rodeo action, bright neon colors of the carnival rides illuminating the puke faces of kids who have rode them a little too soon after eating elephant ears, capturing the heartache of tears streaming down an adorable kids face as she auctions off her pig to Farmer George and all those deep-fried culinary classics just waiting to be captured in a still-life.

So, your photo challenge this time (as it is this time every year) is to show my your best photo taken at the Fair (which includes the rodeo and demolition derby).

Here’s the thing, I don’t care what fair you are photographing, sure the Kitsap County Fair is August 20th.-24th. and it is local and convenient,  but if you have been to another awesome county fair (and by fair i mean the kind with 4H animals, cotton candy and a carnival) this summer and have an amazing photo, I will accept it. BUT IT MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN THIS SUMMER. It does not matter what kind of camera you are using, by all mean if you are a hardcore iPhone photographer than show me your best instagram of deep-fried twinkie etc.

Deadline is September 5th. which gives you plenty of time to edit down your shots, do not send me 20 photos, send me 5-7 at the max.

You may email me your submissions at mreid@kitsapsun.com or use the handy uploader on the right of this page that says” Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.”

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

As usual, here are some photos from our archives to get you thinking:

A bull named Dump Truck gets a piece of cowboy Dallee Mason, of Weiser, ID. after his dismount during the Xtreme Bulls at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A bull named Dump Truck gets a piece of cowboy Dallee Mason, of Weiser, ID. after his dismount during the Xtreme Bulls at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

The air of the blow dryer sends 11-year-old Kyah Martinez's hair flying as she helps her friend Autumn Keehan, 9, wash and dry her 4-H goat named Bella at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday August 22, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

The air of the blow dryer sends 11-year-old Kyah Martinez’s hair flying as she helps her friend Autumn Keehan, 9, wash and dry her 4-H goat named Bella at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday August 22, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Fairgoers ride the YoYo at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Fairgoers ride the YoYo at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Davis Amusements worker Brenna Coale gets the balloon store game ready for customers at the Kitsap Fair & Stampede. ( LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Davis Amusements worker Brenna Coale gets the balloon store game ready for customers at the Kitsap Fair & Stampede. ( LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Cordell Burt, 4, gives a big thumbs up to the judge after competing in the pee-wee division of sheep at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Cordell Burt, 4, gives a big thumbs up to the judge after competing in the pee-wee division of sheep at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Fairgoers watch the Wenatchee Youth Circus at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Fairgoers watch the Wenatchee Youth Circus at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Mason Summers , 11 months, makes a dash to the finish line to win the diaper derby event at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Mason Summers , 11 months, makes a dash to the finish line to win the diaper derby event at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Jonathan Hoenig, 12, of Port Orchard, uses his goat cinnamon as a pillow as he relaxes in the sheep barn at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Jonathan Hoenig, 12, of Port Orchard, uses his goat cinnamon as a pillow as he relaxes in the sheep barn at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Lani Sylvester, 6, and her brother Ali, 5, soar through the air on the Squadron ride at the Kitsap County Fair on Wednesday. MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN

Lani Sylvester, 6, and her brother Ali, 5, soar through the air on the Squadron ride at the Kitsap County Fair on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Emily Williams,left,18, of the South Kitsap FFA works to get her stubborn animal Cosmo to the judging arena at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Thursday. With her are her dad and mom Mark and Cathy Williams. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Emily Williams,left,18, of the South Kitsap FFA works to get her stubborn animal Cosmo to the judging arena at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Thursday. With her are her dad and mom Mark and Cathy Williams. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Amber Bumbalough,10 , snuggles with her pig Lucky prior to the start of Saturday's market auction at the Kitsap County Fair. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN.

Amber Bumbalough,10 , snuggles with her pig Lucky prior to the start of Saturday’s market auction at the Kitsap County Fair. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN.

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Ty Breuer, of Mandan, ND., holds on tight as he rides a horse named Arabella during the bareback portion of Kitsap Stampede in Silverdale, Wash. on Friday, August 25, 2012. (Kitsap Sun/ Meegan M. Reid)

Ty Breuer, of Mandan, ND., holds on tight as he rides a horse named Arabella during the bareback portion of Kitsap Stampede in Silverdale, Wash. on Friday, August 25, 2012. (Kitsap Sun/ Meegan M. Reid)

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Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun

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Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun

Jamie Milliron, 15, and Robert Jogerst, 15, watch as their friends ride the Octopus at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Friday. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN

Jamie Milliron, 15, and Robert Jogerst, 15, watch as their friends ride the Octopus at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Friday. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN

Kitsap Fair and Stampede cowboys move away from the chutes as Red Headed Stepchild tries to jump out during the bareback riding competition Saturday night. (LARRY STEAGALL)

Kitsap Fair and Stampede cowboys move away from the chutes as Red Headed Stepchild tries to jump out during the bareback riding competition Saturday night. (LARRY STEAGALL)

Fair attendees ride the Orbiter at the Kitsap County Fair on Friday. (Meegan M. Reid | Kitsap Sun)

Fair attendees ride the Orbiter at the Kitsap County Fair on Friday. (Meegan M. Reid | Kitsap Sun)

A Davis Amusements / Cascadia ride looks ready to take off Friday night at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on the midway. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A Davis Amusements / Cascadia ride looks ready to take off Friday night at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on the midway. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A cowboy is silhouetted against the sky during the first night of the Kitsap County Stampede on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID)

A cowboy is silhouetted against the sky during the first night of the Kitsap County Stampede on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID)


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #79: Summertime: STAND-OUTS

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Nice job on the Summertime themed photos shutterbugs! As usual (and yes I know I ALWAYS say this) but I love seeing the different subjects and photography styles that were showcased for this challenge.

 

Remember, there aren’t any winners or losers, I just pick a few photos and ramble on about why the “stand-out” to me for various reasons.

The following photos will be published in the Sunday, August 10th. of the Kitsap Sun print edition.

 

"Celestial Eruption" Kim Hart This is a gorgeous and very well executed shot of the Milky Way lighting up the sky above Mt. Rainier. I just love the lights of the climbers snaking their way up the snowy face.

“Celestial Eruption” Kim Hart
This is a gorgeous and very well executed shot of the Milky Way lighting up the sky above Mt. Rainier. I just love the lights of the climbers snaking their way up the snowy face.

"Twins At The Beach" by Kayleigh Lewis Oh my this is just an adorable shot of two twins who of course are sporting matching hairdos and swimsuits while enjoying a summer day at the beach.

“Twins At The Beach” by Kayleigh Lewis
Oh my this is just an adorable shot of two twins who of course are sporting matching hairdos and swimsuits while enjoying a summer day at the beach.

"Kayaking at Silverdale Waterfront" by Jack C. Harpel Reflections always add a little something extra to kayak photos and Jack captured a lovely and vibrant one here.

“Kayaking at Silverdale Waterfront” by Jack C. Harpel
Reflections always add a little something extra to kayak photos and Jack captured a lovely and vibrant one here.

"Jumping 2.0" by Samantha Rowan I took a little photo editor liberty with this shot and cropped out some of the water on the right hand side to put the focus of the image squarely on the jumping action gong on. I really like how everyone in the frame is frozen in a different moment of their jump and that makes this image just a great image of summer fun.

“Jumping 2.0″ by Samantha Rowan
I took a little photo editor liberty with this shot and cropped out some of the water on the right hand side to put the focus of the image squarely on the jumping action gong on. I really like how everyone in the frame is frozen in a different moment of their jump and that makes this image just a great image of summer fun.

"Sailing At Sunset" by Richard Miles I again took a little photo editor liberty with this image and cropped out a bit of building on the left hand side because I felt it took away from the focus of the photograph which of course is the lovely little sailboat framed but the tree. I am a big fan of images that frame objects with other objects in the frame. Fellow Sun Photojournalist Larry Steagall and I use this composition technique almost daily because it is a great way to make interesting images and put the focus on something that otherwise might get lost in the photo.

“Sailing At Sunset” by Richard Miles
I again took a little photo editor liberty with this image and cropped out a bit of building on the left hand side because I felt it took away from the focus of the photograph which of course is the lovely little sailboat framed but the tree. I am a big fan of images that frame objects with other objects in the frame. Fellow Sun Photojournalist Larry Steagall and I use this composition technique almost daily because it is a great way to make interesting images and put the focus on something that otherwise might get lost in the photo.


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #79: Summertime ROUND 1

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Deadline for Summer themed challenge photos is FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st!

For a recap of this challenge click here.

So here’s a shot of “Summer” that I snapped today:

Kaseem Bell, 11, floats in Wildcat Lake on a sunny and warm Monday, July 28, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Kaseem Bell, 11, floats in Wildcat Lake on a sunny and warm Monday, July 28, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

 And here are a few of the entries that have come in so far:

 

"Twins At The Beach" by Kayleigh Lewis

“Twins At The Beach” by Kayleigh Lewis

"End Of Play Time" by Judy Black

“End Of Play Time” by Judy Black

"Picking Flowers" by Jamie Booth Dudley

“Picking Flowers” by Jamie Booth Dudley

Boy

“Boy With Bucket” by Dee Kamp

Summer

“Summer Kite Festival” by Dee Kamp

Roasting

“Roasting Marshmallows” by Dee Kamp

 

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“Pink Clouds, Pink Water” by Erin Lozowski

Sounders

“Sounders Games and Sunsets” by Stephen Castleton

Summer

“Summertime Dog With Sunglasses” by Dee Kamp

Exercising

“Exercising With Star” by Jack C. Harpel

Picnic

“Picnic Time At Waterfront Park” by Jack C. Harpel

Picnic

“Picnic Fun At The Park” by Jack C. Harpel

Ahhhhh,

“Ahh To Be Young Again” by Jack C. Harpel

Robin's

“Robin’s Restaurant” by John Haydon

Jumping

“Jumping 2.0″ by Samantha Rowan

Hat

“Hat In Blue Chair” by John Haydon

summer

“Summer Fun” by Hayley B. Rowan

Better

“Better Things To Do” by John Haydon

Safety

“Safety First” by Cara Kurts

Cool

“Cool Tasty Turtles” by Jennifer Brown

I'm

“I’m Going Places” by Jennifer Brown

View

“View From My Kayak” by Grace Kouper

 

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“Lily Pads Over iPads” by Cameron Carrier

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“A Summer Dip In The Lake” by Mistey Neff

Look

“Look At All The Polly Wogs” by Mistey Neff

 

first

“First Swim” by Trinitee Rose

 

Lake

“Lake Fun” by Mistey Neff

Crabbing

“Crabbing In Puget Sound” by Tom Recknagle

The

“The Bay Watcher” by Grace Kouper

Open

“Open Waters” by Grace Kouper

 

Celestial

“Celestial Eruption” by NWPixelChick

"All Done With Strings" by Steve Johnson

“All Done With Strings” by Steve Johnson

"Listen Up" by Steve Johnson

“Listen Up” by Steve Johnson

"Starry Night" by Steve Johnson

“Starry Night” by Steve Johnson

"Scoping It Out" by Steve Johnson

“Scoping It Out” by Steve Johnson

 

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #79: Summertime

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Ahhh summertime! The season of sunsets, ice cream cones, beaches, kayaking and s’mores.

The weather out there has been so amazingly delightful, that I’m going with the challenge theme of SUMMERTIME for this round.

So your challenge this month if you choose to accept it is to show me your BEST photo that depicts the Summer season. You may 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 before the leaves start to fall!

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

1) The whole point of these challenges is to get you out in your community and get those shutters (or phones) snapping while building on your current photography skills and to push you to take better photos. I will accept photos captured earlier this summer, BUT THE PHOTO MUST BE SHOT AT SOME POINT IN THIS 2014 SUMMER SEASON.

2) Put your name, REAL NAME somewhere on the upload entry or included in the email to me.

3) Pay attention to your light, subject matter and composition because those three things are the most important parts of a good photograph.

4) Have fun, photography is funnest thing in the world darn it!

5) Take the lens cap off of your camera (if you are using an actual camera that is).

6) There are 12 Hasselblad cameras on the surface of the moon. They were left there after the moon landings to allow for the extra weight of the lunar rock samples to be brought back.. (You don’t really need to remember #6, I was just seeing if anyone actually reads these and I think it is a cool tidbit of photo info).

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AUGUST 1st.!

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.

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


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #78 : Selfie (or Self-Portrait): Stand-outs

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Nice job on the Selfie/Self-Portrait Challenge!

Okay, to be honest I don’t really ever take selfies, nor did I study them while getting my photojournalism degree.

The thing is, the same guidelines for a “good” photo should still apply to the selfies of the Facebook generation as well, those guidelines being of course; composition, light and subject matter. I admit, many times I see a selfie posted to facebook and I cringe because of lack of all or some of those guidelines.

I realize that my profession causes me to be a wee bit more critical of every photo I look at, but come on people, if a selfie must be taken and posted for the world to see, make it photographically stellar in every way possible!

But I digress.

I really enjoyed the diversity of the selfies entered, there were some straight-forward shots and some lovely “out of the box” creativity going on. Of course, I especially liked the ones that made me laugh because I think we can all admit those are always the ones that we remember. One entry of two dogs and an owner was particularly hilarious, but it was too small of a photo to be printed, thus I couldn’t make it a “stand-out”.

Here are my “stand-outs” that will be published in the Sunday, July 13th. edition of the Kitsap Sun.

 

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“Feedback” by Steve Johnson

Steve used his Olympus OMD-EM1 camera, (which sends image and shutter functions to his phone) to capture this selfie of a selfie of a selfie. It is a very creative and well executed photo. I also really like how he used both forms of “camera technology” (phone and actual camera) to capture this

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“Untitled” by John Haydon

This was of course one of those shots that made me laugh. I really don’t need to see John’s face in this selfie, I can get a sense that he is a funny guy who likes the color blue.

Setting up the fireworks for the Poulsbo show. Tyler Boyle

 

“Poulsbo Fireworks Set-Up” by Tyler Boyle

I don’t even know if Tyler meant to enter this in our challenge since it was posted to the Kitsap Sun Facebook page. But I grabbed it when I saw it because to me a selfie that gives a sense of place or action by showing what is in the background are the best ones. These selfies tell more of a story of the person in the photo and being a photojournalist I am of course all about the photos that tell stories.

"Train Ride" by Benjamin Steele

“Train Ride” by Benjamin Steele

Sure the viewer is looking up the nose of the photographer/main subject of this shot but that nose perspective is pretty humorous and gives this frame a very interesting composition.

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“Selfie With Spike” by Dan Kuhs

The expressions of both subjects and the adorable spiky hair of this youngster really makes this image delightful.


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #78 : Selfie (or Self-Portrait): Round 2

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Deadline for Selfie challenge is still Monday, July 7th.

With Bremerton’s Gamecon this weekend I have high hopes for a multitude of last minute entries of cosplay selfies so don’t let me down!

Recap of challenge rules and regulations is HERE

Here are a few more entries.

Selfie

“Selfie With Spike” by Dan Kuhs

Baby

“Baby And Me” by Sandi Seed

Ronald

“Ronald And Me” by Amanda Templeton

To

“To Be One With The Lens” by Jerry Mercogliano

3

“3 Behind These Hazel Eyes” by Megan Garrison

Adventures

Adventures With Jeff #4: College Graduation by Stephen Castleton

**Note from photographer: From my series of selfies in which I wear a shirt featuring a shirtless Jeff Goldblum in a variety of locations. Gifted to me by my friend Clint.

Train

“Train Ride” by Benjamin Steele

Selfie

“Selfie of Me and My Newborn Bella Snow” by Mistey Neff

Selfie"

“Selfie” by unknown

Selfie

“Selfie of Me and My Newborn Bella Snow” by Mistey Neff

Ida

“Ida and Dakota” by Ida Gibbs

 

 

Love!"

“Love” by Mike Bishop

***Note from Meegan: this one isn’t in the running as a stand-out since that is my silly fella who snapped and uploaded this selfie as I (with camera on the left) was taking a photo in the Hoh rainforest. I suppose I need to add a “Boyfriends and Family Members of Frames Photo Blog Not Eligible For Stand-Out Status ;)***

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #78 : Selfie (or Self-Portrait): Round 1

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Alright come on people where are all the selfies?!?!?

Challenge deadline is still July 7th.

A recap of this Selfie challenge is located HERE.

Here are a few entries thus far:

Serious

“Serious Fishing” by Bill Henry

Getting

“Getting The News” by John Haydon

Point No Point Trail by Johanna Antes

Point No Point Trail by Johanna Antes

"Star Party" by Steve Johnson ***note from the photographer: Okay, you wanted out of the box? This may be too far out to qualify for your challenge, but here it is: I shot Heather & me in one shot, our van in a separate shot, reduced everything to silhouette, and superimposed us over a photo of the Orion Nebula (which was shot by an astronomer, not me).***

“Star Party” by Steve Johnson
***note from the photographer: Okay, you wanted out of the box? This may be too far out to qualify for your challenge, but here it is: I shot Heather & me in one shot, our van in a separate shot, reduced everything to silhouette, and superimposed us over a photo of the Orion Nebula (which was shot by an astronomer, not me).***

4 Whole Fam Damly

Whole Fam Damly

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Morning Weigh-in by Steve Johnson

Morning Weigh-in by Steve Johnson

Store Closure by Steve Johnson

Store Closure by Steve Johnson

Yard

“Yard Selfie” by John Haydon

Me,

“Me At Work” by Denise Brooks

Yes?"

“Yes?” by John Haydon

Selfie,

“Selfie, Interrupted” by Meaghan Schmidt

Untitled"

“Untitled” by John Haydon

Sagrada

“Sagrada Familia Selfie” by Wes Stanton

Two

“Two Weeks Post Cancer Surgery” by Glenn Cuneo

***note from photographer: I took this photo 2 weeks after I had surgery for cancer. It was a tough day. I looked in a mirror and thought I looked pretty scary.***

 

 

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #78 : Selfie (or Self-Portrait)

Friday, June 13th, 2014

I’ve been covering quite a few graduations these last two weeks (hence the lateness in posting the challenge, apologies there) and I swear at every single one either the term “selfie” is used in a graduation speech or multiple grads are sneaking their camera out and snapping a quick selfie as they are walking across the stage.

All this selfie huh-bub go me thinking that it has been quite awhile since we did a self-portrait challenge so darn it I’m making this month’s challenge just that.

Your photo challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best selfie (or self-portrait if you just refuse to give into the whole selfie phenomenon).

I’m not going to explain it, it is simple enough, I want to see a photo of you, taken by you, or at least the camera must have been composed and set-up by you but if you must have someone else hit the shutter button then of course that is fine.

Just like any photograph, keep in mind your composition, the background, the subject (yes the subject is you but maybe there is a secondary subject or object as well) and lighting. I of course accept instagram photos and sometimes those filters just add an extra dimension to what would have been just a boring photo. Get creative, have fun and my goodness show me who you all are! “Out-of-the-box” creativity with photo challenge themes is ALWAYS encouraged and appreciated.

As with all challenges I encourage you to shoot these photos in the time frame of the challenge since the whole point of these is to get people out there creating new photographs and building on their current photo skills and becoming even better photographers. BUT I will of course accept earlier selfies because we all have that one that is just epic from our past that deserves to be showcased.

 

DEADLINE is July 7th. And “stand-outs” (or maybe I’ll publish everyone’s…who knows) will be published in an upcoming edition of the Kitsap Sun.

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.

***I shouldn’t have to type this, but to cover all bases I am: please refrain from sending me crude or inappropriate selfies.

 


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #77 closed and busted so bring on the festival flashback

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Our photo challenge theme of  “Festival Fun” this month was a total bust and since I didn’t get enough entries to publish in the Sunday edition, I decided to do some digging in the archives and share a festival flashback of sorts.

As you may have read in a blog post previously, here at the Sun we have shelves full of boxes that are in turn full of film negatives dating all the way back to 1959. Each sleeve of negatives has the date in one corner, a brief description of the assignment/subject of the images captured on that roll of film, the section category of the paper it was for and finally the photographers initials. Each time I pull a sleeve of negs, that is the only information I have about the photos I am about to look at. AND there are times when sleeves don’t have a single word or date on them that might even give me a hint about what I am looking at.

Festivals of course usually happen every year, which means every year a staff photographer at the Sun has most likely been out at that parade or snapping away at the lutefisk eating contest. Here is a very small sampling of festival photos that were taken by Sun photographers throughout the years:

Armed Forces Day Parade 1956

Armed Forces Day Parade 1956

Armed Forces Day Parade 1960

Armed Forces Day Parade 1960

Armed Forces Day Parade 1969

Armed Forces Day Parade 1969

May 24, 1965 Port Townsend Rhoddy Festival Parade

May 24, 1965 Port Townsend Rhoddy Festival Parade

June 24, 1965 Shelton Forest Festival Parade

June 24, 1965 Shelton Forest Festival Parade

May 16 1998 Viking Festival

May 16 1998 Viking Festival

June 24, 1983 Fathoms (Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun)

June 24, 1983 Fathoms (Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun)

July 29, 2002 Whaling Days Ducks (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

July 29, 2002 Whaling Days Ducks (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

May 28 1977 Scotch Broom Festival (CLIFF MCNAIR JR / BREMERTON SUN)

May 28 1977 Scotch Broom Festival (CLIFF MCNAIR JR / BREMERTON SUN)

 

 


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