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Our theme for December and January was white balance. White balance is simply how you camera picks up the range of colors in your photo, specifically in the lighter portions of it. We challenged our club members to play around with this concept, making settings in which the white balance may be more cool toned, such as near a water source, warmer, and vice versa.
Winner: Mr. Agree
“While I was in Acadia National Park in Maine over the summer there were so many incredible hikes, lookouts, and scenic overlooks throughout the park. Sometimes, however, the best views come at unexpected times. When you’re driving, especially through our national parks, it’s good to just keep an eye out. Take your time. There is no rush. While I was driving to one of those aforementioned hikes, I looked out my window and saw two skies. I turned the car around, parked on the side of the street, and spent a few minutes just taking in the beautiful scenery. That’s when I snapped this photo. I’m glad I captured this moment so I can continue to look back and remember how peaceful and unexpected it was.”
Honorable Mention: Charlotte Hamilton
“I took this picture in Time Square in New York City during one of the snow squalls. The usually cooler toned white balance from snow was changed to more pink from the advertisement and lights in Times Square. I thought this looked cool and was interesting due to its unusual warm tone.”