Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 91
Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!
Welcome to the 91st round of my special weekly photo challenge known as Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun :)
I know a lot of photo contests with nature as the main theme were/are/will be hosted by various people on the Hive blockchain but I wanted to come up with something more than just another photo contest where participants would submit their best natural photos. Therefore, I decided to go for quite an unusual concept that I am going to introduce in the following lines.
The aim of the Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun photo challenge is not to make you dig up your photo archives and submit the best pictures of nature that you have ever taken. Instead, I want you guys to go out and appreciate the beauty of our nature right now.
The internet (and the Hive blockchain as well) is flooded with picture perfect shots of landscapes, mountains, forests, beaches etc. taken years ago. But this is not what I want to see in this challenge. I want to see shots that may not be necessarily stunning but they must be fresh, proving that you have just physically spent some time outdoors in the fresh air. But remember that nature comes in many forms. It doesn´t have to be a pristine jungle or a deep remote forest. An urban park, a botanical garden, a little grove on the outskirts of your town - pretty much any place with some trees, plants, rocks, bodies of water or any other natural features would be just as fine ;)
Obviously, there is no way for me to verify whether the photo that you submit in the challenge is really fresh or if it was even taken by you so I am relying on your honesty guys. The prizes for the winners (as described below) are more symbolical than overly motivating so I don´t expect too much fraudulent behavior in this challenge anyway.
I want to keep the rules of this challenge as simple and benevolent as possible so let´s agree on just this:
Only one entry (photo) per person per round.
The photo must be yours and not older than one week.
Add a few words about the photo, at least where and when you took it.
You can start submitting your entries to this round in the comment section below from now until the next round.
Prior to publishing the next round post, I will pick 3 winners, give my full upvote on their entries and feature them in the next round of the challenge. As long as the response is not too overwhelming, I will also try to give some smaller upvotes on all of the other entries to reward all participants.
I might change the concept and/or the rules of the photo challenge later on, depending on how things go. I usually host the challenge on Thursday but when needed for some reason, I can host it on some other day so better check my blog regularly not to miss out on it ;)
To keep up with you guys, I submit my own fresh natural photo to every round´s post too :) Here is my contribution to start out this round:
Today is a national holiday here in Poland so streets are empty and so was the Jordan Park in Krakow when I was there on a little walk earlier today to capture some nice fresh natural photo for this challenge. Well, it´s not exactly an overly impressive shot what I ended up with, I know, but I liked the contrast between these two "worlds". In the foreground, you can see some details of the hoarfrost that was still on the fallen leaves in the shade after the freezing night but in the background, you can see blue (I mean white, overexposed :D) sky and trees lit up by the sun. That´s pretty much what it feels like these days - quite nice and warm during the day when the sun is out but super cold in the night already... Winter is coming.
In the last round, we had 9 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:
@astinmin with this entry:
I have some pictures from a last Sunday walk in the Niepołomice Forest, near Krakow, Poland. There were places wholly covered with a thick carpet of autumn leaves, but I also found fresh green grass - a fabulous combination of colors!
@kohsamui99 with this entry:
This morning sunrise on top of Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, Australia over looking Byron Bay Beach these are the breathtaking views you see when you have jogged 4km along the beach to the top of mountain refreshing and stunning another beautiful morning in my home town of Bryon Bay this morning nice way to start the day.
@dodovietnam with this entry:
Hi @phortun, it has been a long time I come back with this amazing contest. This photo I took yesterday at an empty land near my house in Danang, Vietnam. This is the autumn time in my place and it's also the reed season. So I just went out to take photos of them.
Congratulations guys! It was my pleasure to give you 100% upvotes on your entries :)
I am looking forward to what you will come up with in this round.
Have fun and appreciate the beauty of nature!
I post this series in the Amazing Nature community, a great community for all nature lovers. Feel free to check it out ;)