Weekly Photo Contest (31 March 31 - 6 April) Topic : Battle

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by munkees, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. munkees macrumors 65816

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    Rules:

    1. You may enter only one photo.

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

    3. The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread)

    4. At the end of the week, The Judge (last weeks winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision)

    5. 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)

    Topic : Battle
     
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  3. tmagman, Mar 31, 2011
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    "Overwatch" (sorry for the lower resolution)
     

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  4. ScotlandBard macrumors newbie

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    Echoes in Eternity

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    Gettysburg, PA

    "What we do in life...echoes in eternity." - Gladiator
     
  5. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    Stalking the prey.
     

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  6. GT41 macrumors regular

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    Crosses Row on Row.

    The sad end to battles.
     

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  7. Chappers, Apr 3, 2011
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    The battle for food is a battle for survival. Ironically the bee can see the spider (crab spider) but finds the flower more attractive because the spider is there.

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  8. Waybo, Apr 4, 2011
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    Warrior in Cozumel, Mexico

    This (Mayan?) warrior was found near downtown San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico. Prepared for battle, he is ready to face the turmoil of being away from his family. Not only does he have his own enemies, he has to wage battles against the seagulls overhead, and the rust of the metal clamps holding him and his family in place. In a battle of land versus water, the retaining wall allows the ocean into the monument. His final battle is against the weather: Those threatening clouds gave way shortly after this shot was taken, giving us the only rain we had during our week-long cruise.

    Taken with our point and shoot, Olympus S1030 SW, which someone in Costa Maya, Mexico, is hopefully now enjoying. ISO 80, f/4.5, 1/400, 0 ev, 5mm.
     

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    Montreal Juniors trying to score against Halifax (QJMHL)
     

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  12. munkees thread starter macrumors 65816

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    contest is now closed, will post results later
     
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    ScotlandBard : shame the foreground could not of had more light.

    rookpsu : did not see the battle in this photo.

    OllyCH : wished it was a clearer shot.

    bigt2000 : shame you could not sort out the picture.

    JDDavis : Very very cute.

    CK Williams : battling the fire is no easy feat, good choice of a photo, but need to bring more light into the photo to capture the firefighters better.

    acearchie This shot really needed more light, to bring more detail into the shot.

    Waybo : very good photo, I think it would better if the colors could be enhanced.

    Chappers : When I first saw this photo, I did not even notice the spider, good capture.

    Patriks7 : good job on capturing a moment, these are hard photos to perfect.

    GT41 : This is just a great photo, seems so timeless and solemn.

    emorydunn : This one made me laugh, had the potential of being a winning shot, if it was a better shot photo, meaning depth of field better. Also better lighting.

    deep diver : love this photo.

    jodelli : I see battles in this photo:

    1> position of the race cars.
    2> the guy with the extinguisher, ready to battle a bad event.

    tmagman : would be a better photo if it had more developed picture. I do like this shot however.

    jabbott : A very touching photo, I like that is simple in BW, and which helps the viewer focus on the meaning of the photo rather than the emotion of color.

    Keleko : I love this photo, very good shot.

    the1sttransport : I did not see how this is a battle.

    Thank you all for your submissions some great photos.

    3rd place is Chappers, such a great photo, with natures battle.

    2nd place, JDDavis this was a hard one, I love this shot so much, such a cute shot.

    This week winner is GT41 Such a timeless shot, that draws in the emotions of life sacrificed in battle for the betterment of mankind.
     
  14. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Congratulations GT41 - a beautiful photograph.

    Thank you munkees for the judging - good job.
     
  15. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    i add my congrats as well. Probably my favorite picture of the bunch!

    Great critique munkees. Shows how MR really has great constructive photography forum!
     
  16. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    I don't really get my comments? From my computer the subjects are well exposed and full of detail?
     
  17. Chappers, Apr 7, 2011
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    Different screens and how things will look is always a struggle - my picture is a good example of the problem. I tweaked various things because the spider in mine really was invisible originally and no one could see it. Even now people nearly miss it, hence the comment on this contest from munkees "When I first saw this photo, I did not even notice the spider, good capture."

    If I'm truly honest with you - I think yours is a beautiful photo but I would tweak it a little, it looks a bit dark on my screen too.
     

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