Weekly Photo Contest: May 31 - 7 June 2016: Devil is in the Detail

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  1. kenoh, May 31, 2016
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    For the theme of this weeks contest, I challenge you to show me that the Devil is in the Detail.

    During my journey in photography, I have always thought of the mantra of a snap shows a moment in time, whereas a picture tells a story. With this in mind, I have always been fascinated with aspects of photography such as knowing where to crop tight to focus the viewer’s attention while not losing context. Like capturing the number 10 and the door knocker, yet knowing it is Downing Street, London.

    So, with this in mind, I would like you to show images that draw my attention to the details either macro or micro, wide angle or tight angle but tell me a story, maintain the context, Show me an image that is part of the whole but paints the whole in the minds eye. Show me how to capture the devil in the detail.

    Whilst I am not looking for a macro shot per se, here is an example. Tight in, but you know it is a camera.

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    Enjoy the theme and have fun with it!

    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).
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    More examples just for ideas:

    Maserati side grille, but anyone who knows cars knows this detail.
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    Another car one... sorry these are pants examples...
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    See this is what I am talking about! Yes! thank you. Bring it on...
     
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    One from three years ago when my photographic journey started proper.

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    Despite all the quality vintage lenses I have, this came out best with the Sony kit 16-50mm, plus a 1950s BDB +2 dioptre close-up filter...

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    Rose Drops
    by Hugh Russell, on Flickr

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
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    Guys you really are doing me proud on this one. Thank you very much for taking time to post. Brilliant entries this week. Gonna be tough to call
     
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    Oh! someone is trying to influence the judge.... :)
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    OK, 24 hours to go. Just 24 more hours to make my job even harder than it is already! How am I supposed to judge this one!?!? Wow! great entries...
     
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    Is it a Beetle?
    Here's mine. Do I get a bonus point for the flower actually being in my own garden?
    [​IMG]_DSC0549 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr
     
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    I followed the brief to the letter..!
     
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    Is that a pineapple flower? :)
     
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    Big headed lavender!
     
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    Cool. Is Lavender normally full of itself? Bada bum tish! :)

    On a serious note that must smell lovely does it?
     
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    Not as much as you'd think. But I only bought them a few weeks ago, so they aren't that big. Just waiting for the bees to find them.
     
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    [Face palm] What was I thinking going with my submission. [shakes head] I should have known better, I could have done something more 'judge appealing' if I had just given it a little more thought.

    Oh, a very nice picture by the way. I know I would not have done something this nice. I am very interested in knowing how you shot this.
     
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    Only if you can name it! :)
     
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    Well, mine was a leaf from a Lady of Megginch rose bush, in our garden, so there :p

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     

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