September 2018 Full Moon

“Harvest Moon”. Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

September’s full moon is almost upon us, with the moment of the full moon happening on Monday, Sept. 24th, at 10:52 pm (all times midcoast Maine). The best viewing of moonrise of the full moon should be Monday night, with moonrise occurring at 6:43 pm just after sunset at 6:29 pm. Moonset at 6:41 am on Tuesday should be a good opportunity, too, occurring just after sunrise.

I’ve had more success in September than pretty much any other month with photographing the full moon, and I’ve included a few examples here in this post. You can find a wider selection of my full moon photographs in my Adventures in Celestial Mechanics portfolio here.

This year (as happens 2/3 of the time) the September full moon is the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is considered to be the moon closest in time to the autumn equinox and usually falls in September. Other common names for the September Moon I’ve used are the Autumn Moon, the Chestnut Moon, Dancing Moon (from the Klamath in the Pacific NW), the Moon of Plenty, and the Rice Moon.

“Blood Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Harvest Moon II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Chestnut Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Rice Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Rice Moon II”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dancing Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Calls for Entries September 2018

“Illuminations #147”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

School starts for my daughter tomorrow, but today it is time for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for September 2018. This tends to be a pretty quiet time of year.

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!

The Griffin Museum is managing the John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship, with entries due September 5th. The winner gets a solo exhibition and a grant of $3,000.

Lensculture Magazine is teaming up with Aperture to run their annual Emerging Talent Awards, with entries due September 5th. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “Poetics of Light” due September 6th and “Portrait:Photography” due October 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The SoHo Photo Gallery has their next call up, entitled the “2018 Alternative Processes Competition”, with entries due September 7th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Travel: Places and Faces” due September 10th and another entitled “Fictional Narrative” due October 15th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

Maine Magazine is having an open call to their annual guide with entries due September 17th. This is a new thing (I believe) for a magazine that has had some recent struggles, but it is worth investigating if you are a Maine artist.

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA has their 2018 International Juried Exhibition up, with submissions due September 23rd. I will note that this one is more expensive than the typical submission.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “Summer”, and submissions are due September 23rd.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, the 12th incarnation of their Portfolio Showcase exhibition, with submissions due September 30th.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “Fauna” due October 7th.

 

 

August 2018 Full Moon

“Moon When Cherries Turn Black I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

August’s full moon is tonight – hopefully you were able to see the lovely almost-full moon last night. Here in midcoast Maine, you’ll see moonrise right after 7:16 pm and sunset right around 7:24 pm, so it should be a great viewing and photographing opportunity. Moonset tomorrow morning at 5:45 am should also be a great opportunity.

August has been one of my best months for photographing the full moon , with some of my favorites coming from this month. Some of the names are quite wonderful, too — Moon of the Ripening, Moon When Cherries Turn Black, and Dog Days Moon I particularly like. I’ve included a few photographs from my series here, and enjoy the real thing tonight and tomorrow!

“Moon of the Ripening I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Dog Days Moon IV”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Cutter Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Corn Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Calls for Entries August 2018

Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Iceland, 2018. Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

I’m back from my Iceland residency now, and much more on this very soon. Today it is time, though, for my monthly summary of upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for August 2018. This tends to be a pretty quiet time of year.

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, entitled “Abstract”, with submissions due August 5th.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “The Altered World” due August 5th and another entitled “The Contemporary Portrait” due September 2nd.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has three upcoming calls… “Photo Shoot: 2018” due August 9th, “Poetics of Light” due September 6th, and “Portrait:Photography” due October 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Open Call 2018” due August 13th and a second entitled “Travel: Places and Faces” due September 10th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The SoHo Photo Gallery has their next call up, entitled the “2018 Alternative Processes Competition”, with entries due August 27th.

Lensculture Magazine is teaming up with Aperture to run their annual Emerging Talent Awards, with entries due September 5th. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA has their 2018 International Juried Exhibition up, with submissions due September 23rd. I will note that this one is more expensive than the typical submission.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call up, entitled “Summer”, and submissions are due September 23rd.

 

 

 

Calls for Entries July 2018

Untitled #34, East of the Sun, West of the Moon project, Copyright Jim Nickelson.

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for July 2018. This tends to be a pretty quiet time of year. And I’m actually a few days early this time!

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, entitled “Wonder”, with submissions due July 1st.

Lensculture Magazine is teaming up with Aperture to run their first LensCulture Art Photography Awards, with entries due July 3rd. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

Monson Arts (in Monson, Maine, a gorgeous and remote area) has opened up this year and is offering artist residencies in the fall, with applications due July 7th. I saw an early version of their facilities and I think it should be great.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Still Life: Elevating the Mundane” due July 9th and another entitled “Open Call 2018” due August 18th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has one upcoming call… “Grayscale: A Picture Show” due July 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The popular Lenscratch website has their next free call for entry called “Road Trip”, with submissions due July 18th. This exhibition is juried as part of their new trend, but submissions remain free.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “The Altered World” due August 5th.

June 2018 Full Moon

“Summer Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

June’s full moon is almost upon us, with the time of the full moon being tomorrow night (technically just after midnight on Thursday morning, all times Eastern and in Maine). Moonrise on Wednesday, July 27th will be at about 7:55 pm, about 30 minutes before sunset, so moon viewing (and photographing) should be good. In scenarios like this with moonrise coming well before sunset, we’ll get the more pastel colors rather than the colors of night (like we’ll get Thursday night).

I’ve been surprisingly unsuccessful with June full moons, though my Summer Moons included in this post from an earlier June are some of my favorites. Other years have been a bit of a washout because of weather, travel, and myriad other reasons. Other common North American names for this moon are the Flower Moon, Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, and Green Corn Moon, all representative of early summer.

You can see my full moon project on my website if you’d like to see more…

“Summer Moon III”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Summer Moon IX”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Calls for Entries June 2018

“Painted Hills #11”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for June 2018. And sorry it is a few days late!

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!

Critical Mass, one of my favorite calls in terms of effectiveness, has early bird entries due June 5th (tomorrow!) and final entries due June 25th.

The popular Lenscratch website has their next free call for entry called “Good Manners”, with submissions due June 6th. This is the first juried one I’ve seen from them (though I may be forgetting some older ones).

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture” due June 7th and “Grayscale: A Picture Show” due July 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call posted, which is titled “Humans” and due June 10th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Environmental Portraits” due June 11th and another entitled “Still Life: Elevating the Mundane” due July 9th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA has their 93rd Annual International Competition open now, with entries due June 12th. This is a very good one, and it seems very competitive as well.

The Maine Arts Commission has their annual call for grant applications open now, with applications due June 14th. So if you are a Maine artist looking for grant money…

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their next call posted, entitled “Wonder”, with submissions due July 1st.

Lensculture Magazine is teaming up with Aperture to run their first LensCulture Art Photography Awards, with entries due July 3rd. A free submission review is also part of the package for all entries, a nice little perk.

Monson Arts (in Monson, Maine, a gorgeous and remote area) has opened up this year and is offering artist residencies in the fall, with applications due July 7th. I saw an early version of their facilities and I think it should be great.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “The Altered World” due August 5th.

May 2018 Full Moon

 

“Buddha Moon I”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Today is May’s full moon – moonrise tonight should be a great viewing and photography opportunity if you are so inclined. Here in midcoast Maine, moonrise will be at 8:11 pm and sunset at 8:10 pm.

Photographs from my Adventures in Celestial Mechanics series of previous May full moons are included here. Enjoy!

“Milk Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Bright Moon”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Calls for Entries May 2018

“Pyrotechnic #35”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for May 2018.

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!

The SohoPhoto Gallery is accepting submissions for their 2018 National Competition, with entries due May 1st.

Lensculture has their 2018 Street Photography Awards up now, with entries due May 1st. They provide a written submission review, too, a nice perk.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “Memory of Place” due May 6th and another entitled “Color” due June 3rd.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry titled “Black & White 2018”due May 7th and another titled “Environmental Portraits” due June 11th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The San Francisco Bay International Photo Show is having an open submission, with entries due May 10th. This looks pretty interesting and I haven’t heard of it before, so I think it is new.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has three upcoming calls… “Color Space: Contemporary Photography” due May 10th, “Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture” due June 7th, and “Grayscale: A Picture Show” due July 11th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Daylight Photo Awards (from Daylight Magazine) have their annual contest up, with entries due May 15th.

Klompching Gallery in NYC has their annual FRESH Summer Show open now, with entries due May 18th.

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Individual Photographer’s Grant ($10,000 each), with submissions due May 18th.

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO has their annual Center Forward Exhibition posted now, with submissions due May 20th.

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA, has their 2018 Members’ Juried Exhibition open for submissions now, with entries due May 25th.

The Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY is accepting submissions for their various exhibitions throughout the year, with the next one up being “Portfolio Showcase 3” due May 27th.

Applications for the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography will be accepted until May 31st. The grant amount this year is $35,000.

The popular Lenscratch website has their next free call for entry called “Good Manners”, with submissions due June 6th. This is the first juried one I’ve seen from them (though I may be forgetting some older ones).

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next call posted, which is titled “Humans” and due June 10th.

 

 

Calls for Entries April 2018

“Cosmographia #10”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Every month I summarize some of the upcoming calls for entries for photographers, particularly those in Maine and New England, so please find below my list for April 2018.

This list is certainly not exhaustive and usually reflects ones of particular interest to me, but hopefully it will be helpful to many of you as well.

Good luck!

The CMCA in Rockland, ME is accepting entries for the next Biennial for all of you out there with Maine connections…entries will be accepted until April 2nd.

Boston’s PRC (now in Cambridge) has their 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition open now, with entries due April 8th.

The Southeast Center for Photography has a call for entry entitled “Home” due April 8th and another entitled “Memory of Place” due May 6th.

The PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont has a call for entry entitled “Water” due April 9th and another entitled “Black & White 2018”due May 7th. They offer free framing in standard sizes, too, to help minimize costs if selected.

The Fence has their annual outdoor photography exhibition call up, with entries due April 10th.

The BlackBox Gallery in Portland, OR has two upcoming calls… “Focus: Shadow and Light” due April 11th and “Color Space: Contemporary Photography” due May 10th. This gallery offers free printing and framing of selected work, keeping costs reasonable if you are selected.

The Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY is accepting submissions for their various exhibitions throughout the year, with the next one up being “In the Garden” due April 22nd.

The New York Center for Photographic Art has their next calls posted, one entitled “Urban/Suburban/Rural” due April 23rd and another entitled “Humans” due June 10th.

The Griffin Museum of Photography is soliciting submissions for their annual members juried show now, with submissions due April 23rd.

The SohoPhoto Gallery is accepting submissions for their 2018 National Competition, with entries due May 1st.

The Daylight Photo Awards (from Daylight Magazine) have their annual contest up, with entries due May 1st.

Lensculture has their 2018 Street Photography Awards up now, with entries due May 1st. They provide a written submission review, too, a nice perk.

The San Francisco Bay International Photo Show is having an open submission, with entries due May 10th. This looks pretty interesting and I haven’t heard of it before, so I think it is new.

Klompching Gallery in NYC has their annual FRESH Summer Show open now, with entries due May 18th.

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Individual Photographer’s Grant ($10,000 each), with submissions due May 18th.

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA, has their 2018 Members’ Juried Exhibition open for submissions now, with entries due May 25th.

Applications for the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography will be accepted until May 31st. The grant amount this year is $35,000.