Weekly Photo Contest - 20-27 August - Nature Fights Back!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Foogoofish, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Foogoofish macrumors regular

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    Since I can remember, I have always been fascinated in how nature somehow has a way of surviving and thriving in the built landscape around us. My first photography book I purchased aged 12 was actually on solitary trees in LA's urban jungle (can't remember the name, will post next weekend when I see it!). Whether it's a blade of grass poking through a crack in the pavement, or one of the huge plane trees we get here in London, it always amazes me how tolerant nature is.

    I would like to see how you guys document this idea, that even though we can change the landscape so dramatically, we are still surrounded by things that are alive!

    This can also include birds and animals, so I would love to see what you guys can find.

    Please feel free to bend the rules if you can argue in your favour that it hits the topic. I know we have some astounding nature photographers here so I'm excited to see what you come up with! A couple lines on where your shot was taken would be ideal, so we can all learn a bit more about your neck of the woods.

    Good luck!


    The rules are as per normal:

    · 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 one week, starting NOW!

    · At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible.

    · If the Judge 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).

    · Winners please update the Weekly Photo Contest Master thread
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/weekly-photo-contest-master-list-2015-tbd.1945331/
     
  2. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Not sure if thats WITHIN the subject. I tried my best.
     
  3. JoeRito macrumors 6502a

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    IMG_0211.JPG Nature reclaiming the area occupied by an abandoned factory in Western MA.
    Flickr handle "Joe Rito"
     
  4. Digger148 macrumors member

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    Tomato plant. I watered it daily during my bike commute from work, and, if you look closely at the top, it was beginning to bloom. Unfortunately, 2 days after I took this photo, someone had removed the brave tomato plant. Tomato plant IMG_5273.jpg
     
  5. Alexander.Of.Oz, Aug 22, 2017
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    Taken at a local park, this tenacious weed is poking out of a rocky outcrop.

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  6. Naturebug macrumors newbie

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    IMG_0152.JPG Great Lakes shipwreck being claimed by the sand IMG_0152.JPG
     
  7. deep diver, Aug 22, 2017
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    Mother Nature patiently and persistently wears away at the pier.
    Mama always gets her way.

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  8. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    This frog comes out onto our decking at night; I've seen it climbing up through a drain pipe gap and disappearing again when disturbed.
    There's no pond nearby so I can only assume it gets enough damp conditions from living under there, and plenty to eat from the many woodlice and slugs around the area.

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    Midnight Frog
    by Hugh Russell, on Flickr

    Olympus E-M10 ii, Olympus 12-40mm @ f/2.8, onboard flash and a lot of stealth used.

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  9. kenoh, Aug 24, 2017
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    Late swap out. Feel Free to disqualify me as I am picking a new picture and it is one I was reminded of by @Mark0. Personally I think I am cheating for his reminding me but I think it fits the bill better than my last one.

    [​IMG]DSC09823.jpg by Ken OHagan, on Flickr
     
  10. Foogoofish thread starter macrumors regular

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    48h to go.... It's bank holiday so I'm giving until Sunday evening (when I'm back from the pub!)

    Get those entries in! :)
     
  11. Mark0, Aug 26, 2017
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    Industrial Retribution - maybe not ideal to the challenge brief, but this is a shot from 10 years ago with my 5D mk1 and Sigma 12-24 @ 12mm - what a combo that was! Distortion city though, even after lens "corrections."
    This features one of the most interesting places I've ever been, and it was only 3 miles from where I grew up. My family had a lot of ties to the place and I was there again 2-3 weeks ago - it's a shame seeing it all being swallowed up by nature even more now than it was in 2007 when this image was taken.

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  12. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Was this taken at Patna rail depot? it is a wonderful place to shoot but yes sad to see it go to ruin.
     
  13. Mark0, Aug 26, 2017
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    Yeah, formerly Dunaskin Heritage Museum. It is now the site of the Scottish Industrial Railway Museum. Dunaskin got a lot of funding in the early 00's which did a lot to preserve the site but it only lasted a few years and shut down in the mid 00's. The Steam trains moved from their site at Burnton to the Dunaskin site in the late 00's and continues to run there.
    My Nana lived nearby and grew up beside the industry. She tells me how it was back then at the tail end of the industrial era there.
    It's a fascinating place - maybe more so for me because my Nana was directly linked to the community there and that my Dad worked in the coal industry at Pennyvenie after leaving school.
     
  14. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    I have a slightly amusing story about the day my brother in law and I went to get some pictures... SatNav stitched us up...

    Good luck next week BTW... and maybe see you soon... :)
     
  15. Mark0 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! I'm putting a post on my fb photo page about the exhibition today and might do a sort of "meet and greet" for an hour or two on the opening day. Some locals have suggested that would be a good idea so might do. If you do decide to come down, let me know and I'll see if I can nip out.
     
  16. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Sounds like a plan! will let you know if I get chance to do it...
     
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    Caretaker Cottage

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    On the grounds of the former Crimea Estate in Baltimore, all of which is now just part of Leakin Park.
     
  19. mollyc macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not quite the right genre, but I have always been impressed by the tiny little mushrooms that try to sprout up in the grass after a few rainy days.



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  20. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    The unceasing battle between driveway and crabgrass .....

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    Don't you hate that??
     
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    Apparently no-one takes care of the caretaker... !
     

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