Fortnightly Challenge - Oct 9 thru Oct 22 - Topic: foofaraw

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  1. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    Fortnightly Challenge - Oct 9 thru Oct 22

    Challenge topic :
    1) Foofaraw which means "Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration" & "a fuss over a matter of little importance".
    2) Nocturnal (only because we may have trouble with Foofaraw)

    The challenge will run from right now until : 11:59PM Oct 22

    Rules
    1. Photos should be your own work.
    2. Produced within the challenge period if possible.
    3. All positive feedback and criticism is encouraged and welcome if you posted or not.
    4. There is no real limit to the number of photos you may enter.

    Challenge topics:

    1. Suggestions for the bi-weekly's challenge are made in a single thread which will be set up the week before (I'm going to make a big effort to do this with this challenge).
    2. The challenge topic will be voted on by all members in a separate thread.

    Lets have fun!!!
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Are there bonus points for a nocturnal foofaraw?
     
  3. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Does this mean I get a bonus point?
     

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  4. BarryJ macrumors 6502a

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    Nocturnal Solstice candles

    There was lots of foofaraw... foofeeree... ahh, fun, after the bon fire started.
     

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  5. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    This really is nocturnal. I shot this in the Uplands on Maui after sunset but just before losing all light. (I needed my flashlight in less than 5 minutes after I took this). It was a long exposure, and I had no idea what would come out. I was very surprised when it looked like daylight.
     

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  6. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Sorry. I ment that Nocturnal may be hard to shoot. Holiday season Foofaraw should be a cinch.

    Dale
     
  7. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Lunar eclipse

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    Jupiter - both of these photos were difficult without a tripod.

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  8. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Just want to say I think this thread is a terrific idea--the perfect complement to the contest thread. :)

    Now I need to go find me some foofaraw!
     
  9. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    This beautiful Parisian building was spoilt by the foofaraw at street level.

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  10. chown33 macrumors 604

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    But it makes the photo. The top of the building appears very much nocturnal: quiet, dark, and evocative of night. As I scrolled down, it revealed progressively more details, more light, and finally a "city that never sleeps" foofaraw at the bottom. Some of the impact is the scrolling for a progressive reveal, but it stands by itself, too. I'd definitely give this shot bonus points.
     
  11. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Well I hope someone else is going to join in.

    The French have decided the huge number of lights on the Eiffel Tower are foofaraw and are going to reduce the amount because of global warming.
     

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  12. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps if the French turn out some of those lights global warming will come to an end and we can go back to wasting our own power and overusing fossil fuels. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I will submit as soon as I have something. I have dusk but not nocturnal (except for those pictures of my woods that I recently posted). I have lots of crap I haven't purged yet but nothing that qualifies as foofaraw. Be patient and I'll post something tacky.
     
  13. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    This is nothing. My aunt and uncle lived in suburban Philadelphia. There was some kind of thing that started that beginning the day after Thanksgiving many folks tried to "out-foofaraw" one another. The place you shot wouldn't even make it into the "bottom 10."
     
  14. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Believe me this is not even bottom 10 back in the UK either but luckily we often have sensible laws that prevents too much foofaraw. It usually involves it being distracting and therefore unsafe for drivers. I'm so glad not to have to suffer this any more.
     
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    sziehr - That is foofaraw :D Great colours and detail. Bonus points scored for nocturnal foofaraw !!!!
     
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    Christmas in Tokyo

    Christmas in Tokyo. This tree was under the Tokyo Tower.
     

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  17. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    More bonus points given for both Foofaraw and nocturnal - good stuff. I would like to see a larger version but this is very interesting in an abstract way.
     
  18. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Guess what this little guy said when they got him in this? Foofaraw?

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    Dale
     
  19. platypus63 macrumors regular

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    sziehr i love the vibrance of the neon sign.

    Here's mine. A painted elephant taken a few years back in Jaipur.
     

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    el hodgepodge, Mazatlan, MX

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    Camera: Panasonic
    Model: DMC-LZ8
    ISO: 100
    Exposure: 1/800 sec
    Aperture: 6.3
    Focal Length: 26mm
     
  21. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    Did he say "foofaraw" or did he leave the foofaraw behind. No matter......

    sziehr -- this is a great photo.

    mikshayne -- I really like this. I would like to see the entire tree (as a curiosity) but you did appeal to my preference for very tight cropping. :rolleyes:

    Here is mine. This is my kid's room but the hat was one of my 40th birthday presents. It still reflects my attitude, 13 years later. I took this at about 9:30 this evening. Does it count for both themes?
     

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  22. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    To a lonely female somewhere maybe its highly attractive. Hopefully she was nearby because he could well be eaten along with all his competitors who were also showing off their foofaraw.
     

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  23. munkees macrumors 65816

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    love the colors, great shot, how did you capture that shot?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Here's my addition! Took this last week, it's 120 exposures blended together out my back door.
     

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