Weekly Photo Contest (March 17 - 24) - Awaken

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  1. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

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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 stamp)

    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)

    This week's theme: Awaken

    This topic is broad and allows for creativity.
    Thought starters: Transformation, change of position or action, or what imparts onto you emotional or cognitive impact.
    Have fun with it, I'm looking forward to seeing your creative interpretations of the topic.

    I'll be keeping tabs on this thread all week, and will have a winner "late" Wednesday 3/24 evening.
     
  2. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    Love awakened

    I recently shot this while visiting a nursing home. I thought this was a couple that had been together forever. I learned later that they had recently met in the nursing home and reawakened a sense of romantic love in one another.
     

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  3. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    This tree is in the process, but hasn't fully awakened

    [​IMG]
     
  4. macrumormonger macrumors 6502

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    Shiva Nataraja
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    Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture: f/3.5
    Focal Length: 18 mm
    ISO Speed: 2000
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
     
  5. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    This thread is already 4 days old. I hope more people post.
     
  6. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    Awaken little guy, Spring is coming...

    [​IMG]
    Clickable...

    EXIF Info:
    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
    Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture: f/8.0
    Focal Length: 40 mm
    ISO Speed: 400
     
  7. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    'Seeing the light' in a museum about the blind and the experience of sight, playing blindfolded dominoes.
    ( first real outing with my new flash)

    [​IMG]
     
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    The bees have awoken

    First bee of spring 2010
    [​IMG]
     
  10. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    Very literal but best I could find to fit the theme...

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  11. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Spring's a month late this year but, finally:

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    Canon 450D
    18-55 IS lens
    1/125 @ 5.6
    ISO 200
     
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  13. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thx for everyone's submission, the contest is now closed.

    I'll have comments and 3rd/2nd/1st place up by tomorrow Thur 3/25 10am EDT.
     
  14. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    The suspense is killing me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. :)
     
  15. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    I concur, I saw the thread in the 'UserCP' and got all excited and was like, "Yes! the results"

    No offense, but sadly it was just your post. :p
     
  16. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    I have been checking every 10 minutes. I can't handle this anymore.

    mtbdudex - please post the results before one of us snaps. :D:D:D
     
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  18. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm sorry gang, at work they "shut down" picture/video/music hosting sites (too much excess bandwidth being used per IT dept), so I can not view any picts anymore at work :(, and last night had a family function at elementary school, and then my parents over for my dad's 75th B-day, so I'm up early @ home judging.


    I was kinda hoping to tie into Spring with out calling the theme Spring, so I choose Awaken as more artistic viewpoint.

    deep diver; great shot, spot on composition and DOF. One can sense the timeless desire to love and be loved with this shot.

    Chappers; I love the colors here and how the tree is coming alive, it's signaling the coming of a new dawn. The path draws my eye into picture, wondering whats beyond.

    macrumormonger; This shot works and shows where "breaking the rules of 1/3" is appropriate. I found myself after looking here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nataraja pondering on the role of the 2 background figures in the Dance of Bliss. Picture wise, I'd like to see the streak along top removed in PP, just a slight distraction to a nice shot.

    NeGRit0; I like this, simple and effective. The brightness of the light I'd like to see slightly dialed down in PP would be my only comment.

    oblomow; This shot definitely fits into "Awaken", and also lends one to appreciate others situations. I think a crop of this shot may get rid of some of the clutter and re-focus the attention better.

    bunyfofu69; I like this shot, really. Capturing ones spiritual awakening in a group setting is difficult, yet you did this with DOF. Looking here I can feel emotion .

    damov2; Great shot, spot on clarity, captivating. Flower shots with insects are one of my favorite.

    nomad01; Wake up cat! Wait, cats do things on their own time.
    (I had cats for 7 years in the 90's before my allergies made that impossible)

    Ish; This shot shows the very beginnings of spring, as the flower petals slowly peel back day by day. Very nice.

    JDDavis; I like this shot, the bright sun works here, clearly showing the dawn of a new day, the mist and birds.

    iSax1234; This shots got me... "the chains of whats been holding me back have been thrown down, and I'm now free". I wrote that before going to your flickr site.

    and now for the results...

    3rd place: iSax1234

    2nd place: deep diver

    1st place and the winner is: bunyfofu69. I kept going back to this shot again and again. I captures awakening, congratulations.
    Your turn for the weekly photo contest.

    I'd like to again thank everyone for submission.
     
  19. Ish macrumors 68000

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    Nice job mtbdudex! It must be 6:40 am for you, your dedication is appreciated! :)

    Well done bunyfofu69!

    Chappers: Are you privvy to inside information or just psychic!
     
  20. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    A great collection of images.

    mtbdudex - great job judging. I really appreciate that you looked for the theme in each shot rather than having a preconceived idea about what you were looking for.

    bunyfofu69 - This is a truly outstanding image. Where was this and what was the gathering about?

    Looking forward to the next one.
     
  21. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    Thanks mtbdudex for your judgement and dedication. I think you picked the right winner. Congratulations bunyfofu69.
     
  22. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tell you, by judging I also learn.
    Fun stuff, keeps the brain going.
    Looking fwd to more good shots in the next contest!
     
  23. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I agree - its nice to see a refreshing change.

    Well done bunyfofu69 - your first entry on the weekly contest here and a win.

    Thanks mtbdudex for the judging
     
  24. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully bunyfofu69 is checking this thread, I tried to PM him but can't.
     

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