It's time to announce this week's photo contest -- weather! Last time, we focused on fall colors and many of our readers expressed sadness at the fact that in their area, the weather has moved on to be more wintery than autumn-y. To make up for that, this week's contest is simply "weather" which will work no matter where you are in the world! Experiencing glorious sunny, hot days like I am in California? Make the rest of the world jealous with a gorgeous pic showing that off! Still suffering on the East Coast from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy? We want to see that, too. Or if you're in Colorado and already getting hit with snow, show the rest of us (except spoiled Californians) what's coming soon.
In case you missed the point, we want to see photos that show off any and all weather conditions whether it's sunshine, rain, snow, fog, clouds, lightning, hurricanes, or tornados.
The prize: $30 iTunes gift certificate
In addition to a thumbs up from the iMore crew and all of us yelling about how great of a photo star you are, the winner of this week's photography contest will receive a $30 iTunes gift card allowing you to stock up on some of those photography apps you've been dying to buy!
The rules of entry are very simple. The photo must have been taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (we'll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify) and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop CS6! If you have external lens accessories you are more than welcome to use them. You can submit as many photos as you'd like, but remember, this is a contest, so make sure you submit your best work!
Now, before you run off to take your photo, remember that it's not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you're not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win.
However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out our iPhone photography series for some tips.
How to submit
Submitting your photos is easy. just head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photos to the official contest thread. Don't forget to state which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!
That's it! Now go out and shoot!