This contest is open to photographers ranked between 1 and 250 in this week’s Leaderboard.
Given the display that our skies put on so regularly, it’s surprising how rarely photographers find themselves drawn to shoot just the sky, with no land or sea in shot. How does our perception and appreciation of the sky change when it is unanchored from the ground? We’ll find out in this first weekly outing for the new Expert Judged ‘Ranked’ contests. Images should be shot during the daytime please, including sunset and sunrise, and not be night shots or astrophotography. For the avoidance of doubt, images should not contain any land, sea or land-based nature or structures.
Ranked Contests are a weekly chance to compete alongside photographers of a similar Leaderboard ranking. Three contests with the same theme run at one time - for photographers ranked 1-250; 251-1000; and 1001+. They open Saturday morning after that week’s leaderboard has been updated, and are open for 5 days. They are Premium Contests, Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote, so are worth 3x the standard ranking points.
This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.