Weekly Photo Contest: August 11 - 18 (Odd Couples)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by imac wannabe, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. imac wannabe macrumors regular

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    Welcome to this week's photo contest thread!

    Theme: Odd Couples

    This is a saying in the US that applies to any 2 or more things that just don't fit together. Doesn't have to be people...have fun!


    Rules:


    1. Please submit only one photo per contest.

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

    3. The contest runs until 08:00 GMT 5th August 2014.

    4. 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. (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)


    *To see all of our past contests please see the sticky thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=580184*
     
  2. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Odd Couple

    By odd couple, 2 things that dont fit together, do you mean like my camera, and me? :)
     
  3. gaswerks macrumors 6502

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    tim and boris doing oscar and felix ...
     

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  4. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68020

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  5. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG]

    I wasn't going to put this up again but thought a bump couldn't hurt.
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Tornado & Spitfire

    Separated by some 60 odd years in technology. I still know which one I'd rather fly though!

    [​IMG]20140712-_DSC4985 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr
     
  7. imac wannabe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Winners

    I'm sorry for the dud of a theme:eek: I look forward to the next one!:cool:


    gaswerks - This one obviously made me laugh. The Odd Couple! Cute photo.

    Alexander.Of.Oz - I have to admit I'm not a gardener and had to look up which was bad and which was good lol...nice macro I just wish the focus was on the lady bug and not the leaf/flower. I recently got my first macro lens and I know how hard that can be sometimes!

    Cheese&Apple - Well another laugh! It is a very funny photo and I like the color. It is also funny the only 2 looking up are the stuffed animals! Very much like our modern world sadly.

    Apple fanboy - Huge aviation fan! I am a professional pilot and yes, like you I'm guessing, I'd take the Spit! Nice capture of a historic event the composition is the only thing I'd change.

    Well my heart won't let me have a "loser" this week with so little activity. Thanks for all of you posting your photos:


    3RD - Tie Apple fanboy and gaswerks
    2ND - Alexander.Of.Oz
    1ST - Cheese&Apple
     
  8. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the feedback iMac wannabe, I thought this weeks theme would have had many more entries, with the potential for all manner of things to be entered... Possibly too many Summertime activities going on up in the Northern hemisphere!? Macro is a challenge when handheld, just a half a millimetre makes all the difference to nailing the focus when you are positioning yourself, maybe even less when using extension tubes.

    Peter, I still get a smile from your entry, which is the sign of a good image, to me. Congratulations!

    gaswerks, I thought yours was a good entry, another that brought a smile to my face!

    AF, I'm with you on the loving the vintage version. We have a Tiger Moth locally and one day, I'll get in for a joyride. A really nice capture with the contrast of technologies, the 70-200 is working a treat for you, if that's what you used!
     
  9. needfx macrumors 68040

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    I am so so sorry

    I had an idea but forgot tjat time was finite
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I was a bit suprised there weren't more entries for this one. There was lots of scope to do something.
    Like you say, people probably on holiday.

    And yes 70-200 with 2 x TC was used on the aviation shots. Despite all the wonderful planes on show, it was the Spitfire that I enjoyed the most.
    An absolute classic little plane.

    Here's to the next!
     
  11. Ish macrumors 68020

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    I really like that photo of yours Peter, never fails to raise a smile! Well done!

    I'm disappointed not to have taken part this week, it was a good theme, just been rushed off my feet.

    Look forward to seeing what's next :)
     
  12. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    imac, I was surprised there weren't more. But, I didn't participate either. Sometimes the universe just doesn't line up I guess. I had an idea but just coudn't get around to it. As my Dad would say...I need to get some round toits.

    I think it was a good idea for a theme. Sometimes they can be incredibly hard to come up with.
     
  13. someoldguy macrumors 68000

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    Nothing wrong with the subject , everyone was just tied up with summer stuff . I had some ideas , but trying to tie up some loose ends before heading out on a vacation road trip never got around to them.
     
  14. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

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    Thanks very much guys and thanks to imac wannabe...it is tough when so many are away enjoying vacation. Another month and there will be a flood of posts.

    Well done all and the new contest is up here: Weekly Photo Contest: August 19 to 26
     
  15. jkramerbob macrumors regular

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    No Problem!

    Congrats to the winners. Not to worry imac wannabe, I did not have time to treat this contest as an assignment and I could not find an appropriate entry. Next time!
     
  16. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Fabulous shot. Love the contrast of technology. The Typhoon is an awesome weapon system! (sorry sorry sorry pedantic alert! it isn't a Tornado)

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    On topic of the challenge this week, sorry, I just couldn't come up with anything worthwhile to post. Nothing wrong with the subject, purely a challenge in converging time and creative thought.
     

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