Weekly Photo Contest (Aug 12)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Fuzzy14, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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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 week's theme is ENGINEERING
     
  2. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    Antikythera Mechanism

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    I shot this on a recent trip to Greece. Extremely low light conditions inside that room of the museum; 24mm, 1/10s, f2.0, ISO200

    From Wikipedia:
    The mechanism is the oldest known complex scientific instrument. It has several accurate scales, and is essentially an analog computer made with gears.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism
     
  3. CATinHAWAII macrumors member

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    very interesting! i like!
     
  4. Fuzzy14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    [fingers in ears] la la la I'm not listening [/fingers in ears]:p
    Rule no.3
    (just noticed there isn't a hash key on my MacBook. odd.)
     
  5. ghostguts macrumors regular

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    Simple, but engineering to design nonetheless:

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    Room for error?

    I guess the engineers in Saranda, Albania are using some fuzzy math...

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  10. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    Clockwork

    I believe it is a clock, or at least once was a clock.
     

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    It's alt + 3 on my MBP if that helps :)
     
  14. MaddMacs macrumors 6502

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    Structure

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    This was my project for the summer. A new roof on my house, just before it rained.
     
  15. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Saratoga Auto Museum in May

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    50mm f/1.8 1/200 ISO 400
     
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    Just took this 20 minutes ago..

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    engineering being the cityscape setting in the storm
     
  18. Fuzzy14 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks to everybody for their entries. Just to explain the selfish reason for the subject, as you might have guessed I work in engineering (AMIMechE) and so quite a few trade magazines land on my desk, but there aren’t many ways to take a good picture of a petrochemical works! So when I set up the thread I was looking for two things;

    I wanted really good examples of the more clichéd engineering subjects – I was expecting a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge or a watch mechanism/cogs (so I was particularly pleased to see the entries from JohnMC and bootedbear!)

    I was also hoping to see photographs that either injects drama and dynamism into the subject or gives a completely new definition as to what they think of it (again this was fulfilled by entries from gnd and ghostguts!)

    These criteria would have been met by Martin C’s Brooklyn Bridge (here), Doylem’s excellent landscape of wind turbines with dramatic lighting (here) and Ja Di ksw energetic shot of turbine blades (here). Unfortunately these featured in the photo of the day thread and weren’t entered into this competition so they don’t win!

    So in 3rd I’ll go for gnd’s "Antikythera Mechanism” mainly because it challenged my own perception and made me ask, what the hell’s that!

    2nd is apearlman’s fire tower in Woodstock. It looks kinda like the inverse of a famous picture taken from the top of the transmitter of the Empire State Building looking down.

    Winner is a toss up between JohnMC’s clockwork and emorydunn’s ermmm… clockwork. I like both images, JohnMCs classic picture has nice lighting which shows up every details and makes it look maintained and ready to spring into life at any moment while emorydunn’s dusty sunlight make it look ready to fall apart at any moment!
    But I need to choose one so let’s go for JohnMC. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing your chosen subject!
     
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  21. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    Thank You Very Much!

    Thanks everyone. I have posted the newest contest here. I hope everyone decides to enter.

    JohnMC
     

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