Weekly Photo Contest #5 (April 11, 2008)

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  1. shieldyoureyes macrumors 6502

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    Rules (Copied from the first thread)

    #1 You may submit only one photo per contest.

    #2 The contest runs for exactly one week, from the time stamped on the first post in the thread (this will be made by the winner of the previous week's contest).

    #3 Please refrain from commenting on the photos submitted in the contest. I think that a good photograph is one that can appeal to someone who may not know much about the technical aspects of photography. I think it would be best if the judge isn't swayed by someone else's opinion of the photograph.

    The judge will decide his/her favorite at the end of the week, place a post listing it and a short synopsis of why he/she chose that photo. The winner is then responsible for starting a new thread containing a new contest and topic which again will run for exactly one week.


    This weeks topic is 'motion'
     
  2. ghostguts macrumors regular

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    Not my favorite shot by any means, but a fun one from a shoot I did today to start it off:

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  3. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

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    With April comes Soccer....lots of movement haha!

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  4. likeavaliant macrumors regular

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    hmm don't know if this is the best... but it's motion.

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    In training...

    I was down on the beach in Nelscott, a part of Lincoln City, OR, and there was this pooch flying down the beach. I had time to grab a couple of shots. I converted to b/w because the color was fairly monotone due to the sun behind the subject (looking west in late afternoon, too early for sunset.) He's got all four feet off the ground by a good margin...

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    Model: NIKON D50
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/1250 sec
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 55mm
     
  7. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    Old fighter plane

    Based at Duxford, UK.
     

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  8. merlynhome macrumors member

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    Good Friday waves in North Wales. Taken quickly before the spray got to us.
     

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  9. blade1139 macrumors newbie

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    High School Softball Game.

    Rebel XTi
    1/1000
    f/10

    Edit: sorry about no picture, won't let me upload.......working.....on.....it............
    New Edit: Success!
     

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    Hi, sorry to say but your photo hasn't appeared .. :confused:
     
  11. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    Nikon D80

    Air show in Spain. This is the Swiss Air Force.
     

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    EOS 5D w/ Tokina 12-24
    1/4000
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    ISO 250


    This is my first submission ever :O
     

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    smashed

    from a couple years ago
     

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  14. shieldyoureyes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted everyone to know I'm going to be traveling when the contest ends, so my choice will come a few days late.
     
  15. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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  16. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Downtown Hot Springs, AR. Not necessarily my best, but the best motion shot I came up with this week...
     
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    Shieldyoureyes said he/she would be traveling at the end of this contest, and that the winner would come late. I'm about ready to ask one of the previous winners to pick from this set of submissions so we can get this back on track again. I'm done with finals and can shoot a lot more now, I was really looking forward to it.

    What does everyone think we should do? Have a past winner make the choice, or what?

    SLC
     
  19. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    If Shieldyoureyes can't make it back to do the judging on this one, I wouldn't mind having you judge this one for us.
     
  20. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I'll volunteer to be the judge! :) Someone does need to get this one wrapped up, thread starter or not.
     
  21. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    Alright Phrasikleia, judge away! Lets get this on the road again!

    SLC
     
  22. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Oh good!! Shieldyoureyes did say a few days late and it's been a month now. I've been looking forward to this so lets go!!
     
  23. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    We have a winner!

    And the winner is...Hello.there (post #15)

    There are some terrific photos in this thread, many of which play with the idea of motion by a clever association with its opposite, stasis. The photo of wildflowers by Hello.there edged out the competition in this case because the subject is delightfully unexpected, and Hello.there had to get down-and-dirty for the shot. The perspective and depth of field give the photo great visual interest. We all know that plants move very slowly on their own, but do not ordinarily associate them with the concept of motion. To see some plants defiantly resisting the force of the wind while others bow down in concert creates a wonderful sense of personality and community in this photo. The tallest stalk seems to rise above the rest like a staunch colossus, and the blurred foreground blossoms seem to lean into the frame as if craning to see that stalk too. To my eye, the photo is whimsical and beautiful. Oh yeah, and the colors are great!

    Congrats to Hello.there and thanks to everyone for sharing. And thanks for letting me be the judge! :)
     
  24. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    :) Thank you! Really appreciate your comments!

    Okay, I'll start the new thread now....
     

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