focal length: 200 mm
shutter speed: 1/640
aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
flash: not fired

I cannot believe it has already been a full year since our very first What’s Your Play challenge here! Thank you so much to those who have participated even just once in the last year and also a big thank you to those of you who were nice enough to submit your own photos for us to play with.

As a little gift of gratitude and to commemorate our year of WYP, I’m giving away an 8×12 professional luster print of mine to one of our week 52 participants. The winner can choose one of these (the print won’t be watermarked):

Obviously, I am not eligible to win but each unique participant will have one entry into the draw. The winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday, July 6th at 9am PST, so any entries posted in the comments until that time will be eligible. I’ll ship it out anywhere around the world as long as you have a valid mailing address. Any questions?

So, go ahead and click the image above and download the 1024×681 pixel file and do your thing. I can’t wait to see your creations!

Remember to link to your version by leaving a comment below. You are welcome to add any specifics about what you did in your processing (software used, adjusted values, cropping etc) to help us learn. Click here to get the complete details for What’s Your Play. Remember, all readers are invited to submit their own photos for manipulation by emailing a high res photo (preferably SOOC) to play [at] dolcepics [dot] com.

I guess last week’s image was challenging for some. Nevertheless, your plays were all stunning!

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit