Friday, February 19, 2010

What’s at your core? A photography contest from Intel

I received an e-mail today from someone from Intel who wanted to give me a heads up on a photo contest that’s being launched this week to promote their new Core Family Processors (the Core i3, i5 and i7).

The contest, “Access Your Core”, allows you to submit your work in one of three categories: Photo, Slide Show or Short Video. The work should depict what is at your “core”, what makes you who you are and what you are passionate about.

Anyway, should be interesting. Especially since the winner in each category receives a new Intel computer with Core processor and a cash prize. So if you’re into photography, why not give it a go?

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I may submit the photo above on behalf of my husband. He took it just this afternoon and I don’t know about you but I think it’s pretty good. I love how the white-throated sparrow is in focus and the motion of his wing. My husband has always been passionate about birds and he has been getting into photography lately, so I think this would be a good photo to enter for the theme ‘access your core’.

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A male cardinal warms himself in the sun. It went up to 40 something today.

Do you remember that tv show called 30 Something? I watched every single episode of that show. Those people looked so grown up to me at the time and but watching the opening credits just now, well they all look so young . . .

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A male slate-colored juncoe looking very sprightly here. My husband took all of the photos in this post using our Nikon D80 and our Quantaray 70-300mm lens. For $100, that lens was one of the better purchases we ever made. It isn’t the greatest but it’s been pretty darn good to us.

Hope your day is a good one. Until tomorrow, then?

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like all three photos, but the colors of the cardinal against the icy, snowy background is especially pretty.

GillLink

yorksnbeans said...

Oh, they look so young! Have you ever seen the movie "Shirley Valentine"? The same thing. When I first saw it, I thought how much older she looked, then a couple of years ago I watched it again and I thought, goodness gracious, she looks so young! Ugh.

Good luck with the contest! I'll have to think about that!

just jill said...

yorksnbeans is me!

These Nine Acres said...

The wing blur is beautiful. A good choice I would say!

JackDaddy said...

Oh, I love Shirley Valentine! The movie that is! :)

Julie Harward said...

Makes me want something besides the little digital I have. These photo's are awesome...love the fluttering wing..all the detail..wow, what our eyes can't see! Thanks for sharing them and good luck to entering! Come say hi :D

beth said...

yeah for your hubby and his love of photography ! he's got an eye and a quick finger :)

Hilary said...

Good luck with the contest. :) Your/your hubby's bird photos are always so great.

Hilary said...

Absolutely gorgeous.....kudos to your husband.
I have yet to figure out why some weeks there are tons of birds at the feeders, and then other weeks, nothing.
Was it something I said??

Journey said...

The cardinal is by far my favorite - the colors are spectacular! And he "speaks" to me.

Char said...

the cardinal is beautiful - the others are good, but the cardinal is one of those iconic type shots

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Yes, 30 Something was a must see in my house at the time. That feels like sixty years ago. An entirely different life.

Those photos are fabulous, but I have to agree with you - the one your husband took is great - the wing blends so well with the arched design on the bird feeder.

Speaking of temperatures, it's going to be a balmy 50 degrees on Sunday so they say. Not sure who "they" are, but that's what they're saying.

Betty said...

I love that little red cardinal. I looked at that contest thing-y and if you send in that first picture it is a shoe-in none of the other pictures come close. Of course that is just my opinion(LOL)

♥♥ Love Hugs and Good Thoughts ♥♥

ELK said...

the birds know where the party is...love them kate!!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Enter your husband's photo....it's great and the cardinal is beautiful!

bv said...

i don't think intel is interested in the back story but 'what's at your core?' is pretty emotional to me. husband has found a new way to look at his life through photos. and he's good at it! anywho, all the pix are lovely.
bv who always over thinks things

Mary said...

These are wonderful, Kate! Your husband should be proud. He's getting to be really good with that camera!

Jon said...

Wonderful photos

dibear said...

Good Luck with the Intel contest, your/hubbies work is just terrific. I love the fluttering wings shots. :)

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

The bird in flight is a winner! Wow, I hadn't seen that into in many years to 30 Something. When it was a hit, I was 30 something, now my children are moving into that place with new babies, relationships, and trying to find that special one. I guess I'm the one looking old now. Life goes on...

Daryl said...

It was pretty damn good to me too .. I am posting the photo of the mourning dove on Monday and I think I have a cardinal set for WW .. maybe, my brain is leaking facts so I am not sure when I set his eminence to post ..

I think all of A's pix are winners!

Jayne said...

Hi Kate! I'm here via Anne at reverent irreverence who told me to come sneak a peek at your wonderful birdie photos. Beautiful! Enjoyed my visit with you and your lovely blog. Have a great weekend. :c)

commoncents said...

Thank you for posting this! I really like your blog!!

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Mental P Mama said...

Love them all!

Sue said...

Your bird photographs are always wonderful...I am off to find myself a lens like yours...

Deb said...

I love me some of Kate's photos!!!

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE all of these - but the WT sparrow is my fav! Now GO WIN that contest!!

Deb said...

30 Something was the favourite show in our house in it's time :-) Loved it and all the characters & never missed an episode!
I also LOVE the Sparrow photo your husband took ~ the wing motion is a fantastic capture!
Hope you are having a great weekend Kate.

Oliag said...

Love that wing blur too!...grat shot by the Mr...

30 something was not missed here either...but look at the shoulder pads on those girls!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Good luck. I hope he wins!