I do not call myself a photographer. I'm really not that good. And frankly, I used to love it a lot more than I do now. But every once in a while I take a shot that rekindles the love. And sometimes that spurs a new interest. I am grateful for the contest for relighting a fire that had faded out for a while.
Two twists to the contest: you had to submit one picture using each of the five lenses. And the pictures being submitted had to fit one of the categories. I guess that doesn't sound much like a twist, until you think that any pictures of people will require a model release. Pictures of nature generally require good light. HDR requires special software, know how...and you have to shoot in RAW, which I'm practically allergic to. Yeah, I realize it sounds like I'm whining. And, oh, did I. I went out shooting a bunch of times, only to realize later that nothing I shot fit the categories. Oh! The frustration!
But here's what I got. And since there's rarely such a thing as "no particular order", these are presented in the order in which they were taken.