Weekly Photo Contest - 17th to 23rd May - Contrast

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  1. redshifted macrumors 6502

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    Contrast - Light and dark, good and evil, happy and sad, up and down, life and death, hard and soft, order and chaos... :cool:

    Photography loves visual and metaphorical contrast so let's see your visual interpretations of contrast.

    Rules are the same as always -

    · The photographs must be your own work.

    · Be creative and have fun.

    · You may only submit one photo per contest.

    · Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

    · The contest runs for a week and starts now!

    · At the end of the week, last week’s winner will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible.

    · If the winner is unable to complete the selection within 48 hours of the deadline for close, then a vote will be carried out to select a winner. This will be based on the number of "likes" each image has. In the event of a draw, the second place winner from the previous week will choose the tiebreaker.

    · The 1st place winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme, after that it defers to 2nd place).

    · Please update the Weekly Contest Master List when you post a new contest.

    I look forward to all your entries.
    Have Fun!
     
  2. redshifted, May 17, 2019
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    I trust that the topic has encouraged folks to spend some time thinking about contrast in a pic and that some awesome entries will soon be uploaded.

    I trust, I hope, I dunno :D
     
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    The good themes take a little more time to get going. Here's mine.

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    A trip back in November to the Brecon Beacons.

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    You forgot the contrast between posting to the correct thread vs the incorrect thread. It's an interesting twist of the theme. :confused:
     
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    bonus points!!!
     
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    Well shoot... The image I wanted to use is missing online. It seems most of the gallery is missing, stoopid Facebook. Oh well, to the archives I go.

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    Some great entries - I'll close it up at Midnight tonight Eastern US Time and come up with a winner tomorrow by 6pm Eastern US time. Thanks to everyone that entered!!!

    Update - Sorry, I'm running behind today - I'll have it done by 9 pm Eastern US time.
     
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    Thanks to everyone that was brave enough to enter a kinda vague concept of a theme. You all hit the mark.
    Side note - Flickr is still not being nice (as of tonight) but it hasn’t kept me from seeing 100% versions of pics linking over.

    Darmok N Jalad - Bonus points for going first - Thanks! There’s nice leading lines, contrast and detail in the bench slats.

    deep diver - The light trace abstractions are really cool. Nice.

    Apple fanboy - A classic black & white, rule-of-thirds compo with leading lines, fog, tonal contrast and sharpness/softness…very nice.

    Foogoofish - A beautiful long exposure waterfall shot.

    Hughmac - IR done really well with well rendered foliage and bonus swimming geese.

    mollyc - A really nice motion study contrasting with static objects.

    tizeye - Full-size viewing reveals the alligator just beyond the bench-sitter’s calm perception :eek:.

    Somepix - Winter vs. all the other seasons :cool:.

    Laird Knox - Small aperture stars and a beautiful tonal range, nice composition, contrails and a wide range of textures...

    jagolden - “Lots of color contrast” - Indeed :D.

    AllegyDoc - So many textures :cool:.

    And the winners...

    Third places go to AllergyDoc, mollyc and Foogoofish.
    Second places go to jagolden, Hughmac, deep diver and Apple fanboy (my runner-up first place choice).
    First place goes to Laird Knox.

    Thanks again to everyone sharing their pics! It seems that this contest subject was a little intimidating given the low number of entries. I apologize for limiting the level of engagement this time around. It was the opposite of my intent.

    I look forward to Laird's contest subject for next week,
    Ed
     
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    Great feedback! Thank you for the coveted second place.
    No need to apologise for challenging subjects. It’s good to push the boundaries. I like how we always get so many interpretations on a theme.
    Well done everyone and a well deserved win for @Laird Knox
     
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    I sent a PM to Laird Knox. If he doesn't respond in the next 24 hours then the pleasure and pain go to AFB.
     
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    I always think that AFB's competitions are well thought out, well judged and well supported :D

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    Cheers :)

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    Best picture of Southend maybe?
     
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    I've spent many a happy shift around Canvey, Benfleet, Leigh on Sea, Southend and Thorpe Bay :)

    Cheers :)

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