Weekly Photo Contest (Oct 8th - 14th)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by liljohnny51, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. liljohnny51 macrumors regular

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    Rules:

    1. You may only submit one photo per contest.

    2. The contest runs for exactly one week, from the first time stamp of 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. A good photograph is one that can appeal to someone who may not know much about the technical aspects of photography, so it would be best if the judge isn't swayed by someone else's opinion of the photograph.

    4. The judge will choose his/her favorite at the end of the week, place a post listing it, and include a short synopsis of why he/she chose that photo. The winner is then responsible for choosing a new topic and starting a new contest thread, which will again run for exactly one week.

    This week's theme is: Pumpkins
     
  2. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Very hard topic. Should have saved it for Halloween.
     
  3. jake.f macrumors 6502

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    Not complaining but ive got no photos for this. Guess ill just wait to see what other come up with, should be interesting.
     
  4. Chappers macrumors 68020

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  6. flosseR macrumors 6502a

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    dont have anything on this

    this is the only pumpkin shot i found...
     

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  7. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Dawn at Farmer John's

    [​IMG]

    Model: NIKON D50
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: 7.1
    Focal Length: 32mm
     
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  9. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    I have a grand total of 3 images of pumpkins :). Here is one of them
     

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  10. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    My Entry

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    Dale

    Edit: ImageShack lost this link. It is not a double entry.
     
  11. liljohnny51 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Contest is now closed. I'll post the results tomorrow.
     
  12. jake.f macrumors 6502

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    Damn I missed it, I was going to take a photo of my Smashing Pumpkins CD and submit it, oh well.
     
  13. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    Next time, can we pick a topic that isn't so narrow? I count a whopping 9 entries. That's because most people don't have a large collection of pumpkin photographs. Maybe a snapshot or two. And that's what I mostly see here: snapshots. Topics that are more general and open to a larger variety of interpretations solicit a larger number of high quality photos and make for a better contest.

    Thanks.
     
  14. liljohnny51 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know it was kinda hard but I thought it would kinda neat to see what some people could up with.

    I never judged one these before so i'll give it my best! lol

    3rd place goes to:pdxflint Great shot. Really liked it, But I'm just not really feeling it. Maybe if you toned down the vibrance a little bit.

    2nd place: flosseR Love how you have the sparklers with the pumpkin and also how it's an all black background. Really hard for me to pick either yours or the 1st place winner. Great work!

    1st place goes too: sleepypanda Great macro shot I love the contrast and just how every thing is placed. It was really hard to pick yours or flosseR. you both had great photos good work guys!

    Its off to sleepypanda for next week contest. Congrats to everyone that entered this week!
     
  15. Merzie macrumors member

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    Just had a thought...

    I was carving a small pumpkin my mother got me when she was visiting me here at purdue university (boiler up!), and I thought--- "People might think this is cute." So I arranged my desk in a way that shows my apple pride while pulling in my creativity. Apple makes everything fun.

    I'll post both because they kind of tell a story...

    Sorry about the bad quality (iphone 2g). But enjoy nonetheless! :)
     

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  16. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Well done sleepypanda. I only really came over to congratulate you for producing one of the good photos in this weeks party.

    I do hope that the rather tight confines of the contest don't continue into the future, as it will quickly kill the contest.
     
  17. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Open-ended, conceptual terms do tend to draw the most entries.
     
  18. sleepypanda macrumors member

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    Wow! Thank you. This was a really fun subject. Surprisingly there were a ton of pumpkins in Tokyo for Halloween go figure.

    This being one of my first posts here and I gather I need to start a new weekly thread with a new theme. Would it be bad to ask for suggestions? I have a couple ideas. I'll start another thread Saturday morning JST. :)
     
  19. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    No more pumpkins :D:D:D
     
  20. liljohnny51 thread starter macrumors regular

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    god forbid dont pick anything to hard ;)
     
  21. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    Take a look at previous topics. As has been mentioned before conceptual topics are best.
     
  22. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Like "Purple cars with white walled tyres with German shepherd and Dalmatian dogs on the back seat smoking cigars and reading the Times newspaper."
    :eek:
     

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