Hot Pic of the Week
Get published, get famous! Each week, we select our favorite reader-submitted photo based on creativity, originality and technique. Every month, the best of the weekly winners gets a prize valued at between $15 and $50.
Here's how to enter: Send us your photograph in JPEG format, at a resolution no higher than 640 by 480 pixels. Entries at higher resolutions will be immediately disqualified. If necessary, use an image editing program to reduce the file size of your image before e-mailing it to us. Include the title of your photo along with a short description and how you photographed it. Don't forget to send your name, e-mail address, and postal address. Before entering, please read the full description of the contest rules and regulations.
This week's Hot Pic: "Sunset," by Claude Adams, Luling, Louisiana
Claude says that he took this picture with a Fuji FinePix 3800 at Lake Catouhatche after a fishing trip in Southeast Louisiana. "The portion of ground that's visible in the middle of the lake contained a fishing camp 20 years ago and has since eroded," he says.
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This story, "Digital Focus: Punch Up Photos With the Histogram" was originally published by PCWorld.