Weekly Photo Contest: April 27 - May 4: Serenity

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by AlexH, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. AlexH macrumors 68000

    AlexH

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    Welcome to this weeks photo contest! The theme is serenity.

    Last week's theme was movement. I do love energy and movement running through an image, but this week I want to focus on the other end of the spectrum. This week I'm asking for your best serenity themed photographs. Any photograph conveying a sense of serenity, peacefulness, and/or relaxing calm is invited. So hit me with your sunsets, cozy creeks tucked away in peaceful forests, or anything else you interpret as serene.

    Enjoy!

    Rules:
    • 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! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread.)
    • 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.
    • 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).
     
  2. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    We had a very similar theme back in June Alex of Tranquillity. We set up a master list to avoid repeating themes that winners need to add to each time they create another one. The list can be found here.
     
  3. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Seems to be different enough don't you think?
     
  4. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    Well, it's been quite a while since that similar subject, and since we have a few new members and others that will have taken fresh photos, why not just carry on?

    Just make sure nobody posts the entry they submitted last year.

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  5. AlexH thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I knew not reading the instruction manual would come back to bite me someday...

    Tranquility is a synonym of serenity. They're pretty close. I was going for a theme somewhat opposite of last week's.

    Here's the deal, no one has posted an image yet. I still like the theme, but if a couple more users post their desire for a substantially different theme, I don't mind changing it. I dig democracy. Except when judging, then I'm a dictator.
     
  6. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    If anyone can post a picture that perfectly encapsulates Serenquility then I say we go with that..... as well as petitioning the OED to get it included.
     
  7. needfx macrumors 68040

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    challenge accepted, the photographic one
    not sure if I can adequately describe Serenquility in words. It's an emotion, a state of being, a mindset :D
     
  8. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Thats where the Lions hang out right? The Serenquility in Africa? :)
     
  9. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    I would like to keep the theme and start shooting.
     
  10. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    You got second place in the tranquility contest Alex you plum :)

    I'll kick us off then....

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    A bit late, but I'd have suggested mediocre or dull as a theme. Then I'd have plenty to post! ;)
     
  12. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    I'll make it to the top three for once!!
     
  13. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Last week's Movement wasn't that different from the recent Motion one I judged but as far as I could see there was only one picture that was the same in both so, as @CmdrLaForge said, let's keep it and not double up on photos and carry on.
     
  14. needfx, Apr 29, 2016
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    Alright, guys, those photos were nice and all, but can we please get back to comparing and contrasting present and past contest themes?
     
  16. Hughmac, Apr 30, 2016
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    Getting ready to sit down and enjoy the sunshine.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. inkmich macrumors 6502

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    Adirondack Chairs

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    A couple of tall glasses of lemonade or sweetened ice tea would be nice here. Or perhaps some other drink of ones choice. ;)
     

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