It’s getting chilly outside and is a perfect time to shoot that weather for the cold Instagram challenge. Especially considering a large number of fair weather photographers out there that miss this great season. You can hunt for color, go for an all grey scale shot with this snow, or even a family photo of the kids playing outside.

It’s the time of the year for your Christmas shots and this week it’s your challenge. As everyone does not participate in Christmas you can upload anything of the holiday season or your respective religion.  Merry Christmas, now get shooting!

To enter post your photos on Instagram before noon next Friday with the tags #PRTV and #PRTV_hohoho.

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And the team!
Toby – Photorectoby Roy – RoyMcKeeIII

Toby’s Winner:

Frosty kale #prtv #prtv_cold #kale

A photo posted by ten8e (Heather) (@ten8e) on

Frosty bits on the kale just pops with that color. The frostiness of the kale makes me feel cold and it works perfect for this challenge.

Toby’s Honorable Mention:

I love this tree! The post processing is great with a crisp black and white. The composition is perfect with the straight on shot of the tree cropping the buildings.

I love this photo from Ursula. I saw this and it made me smile, it’s got a great balance with a tall flag and teeny tiny snowman.

Roy’s Winner:

Officer's row winter edition

A photo posted by Mike (@fotogmike) on

A nice chilly fit for the winner of #PRTV_cold. The black and white with a low contrast really help to push the feeling of the photo. I do tend to think though a shorter aspect ratio would really help to focus the shot.

Roy’s Honorable Mentions:

Its summer here so this drink was the coldest thing i could find. #prtv_cold #cocktails

A photo posted by Tony Lawrence ( on

As I said, cold was not limited to snow and Tony did just that. It’s a good out of the box shot and the color contrast between the flower and berries works quite well.

Roger makes it in on a edited image using a tutorial making the rounds on social media. In this shot he’s transformed a grassy scene into an icy one with a bit of editing making for a nice frosty photo.

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 I feel lucky - a 3 minute walk from home puts me on a little secret beach access looking across Elliott Bay to Olympic Mountain views like this! I had hoped to try a longer exposure to get the clouds all smooth and wispy but a 600mm lens and a stiff breeze caused too much shake, so I just sat there, shooting, watching the sun, hoping for a moment when the clouds would light up like this! * Captured last night with the #Sony #A7RII and #Tamron #150600G2 at 500mm
 I love that light on the Northern Flicker's breast! This image has a few issues - it's getting a little noisy, I'd have love to shoot at a slightly smaller aperture to get his head in focus and that bright light around his beak is distracting but I keep coming back to that light and the soft green frame :) Also related to my recent video 80D vs the 77D - why buy an older camera? learn more Captured with the #80D and #Tamron #150600G2 Lens at ISO 2000
 #mondaymorningshare - Were you trying to impress the ladies this week like this green winged teal? Visit to share your favorite photo from the last week and check out all the submissions! It's a great way to get your work seen! * Captured with the Sigma 150-600 C as I wrap up my comparison vs the Tamron 150-600

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