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- Rich Vivid Colours - Painted Buildings (+ Border) Take an outdoors dayshot scenery with one or more than one building(s) as the main subject. It has to has eye catching rich vivid colour(s), but not too much that it looks ultra unnatural. It is preferred that the amount of human should be limited To less than 1% of the photo area. Put a Border around the photograph. Photo can be taken with any camera, i.e DSLR, SLR, Mirrorless, Compact, Smartphone, etc... .
Starts: Thursday, 02 Apr 2015
Processing rules: No photo doctoring please. Cropping is OK, but do not cut out / replace the background. Filters are allowed as long as the other rules are respected
Capture date rule: No restrictions
Additional rules: Only entrants who have won at least one photo challenge in Dpreview.com can enter. I might consider allowing entries from beginner participants if their shot are on par with the rest of the entries. The total entry limit is now set at 85, might slightly increase the limit if this challenge is well received. Do not submit shots used in previously completed DPReview.com challenges. No political statements please, any photos with the slightest hint of controversial statement or message will be removed without any notice. Shots I find offensive might be removed. Make sure the entries look good and tasteful (at least you must find your own shot tasteful). Complaints might not be entertained after the voting has ended. The host's action (or inaction) is up to him.
The American Cowboy The west certainly isn't the west that it was back in the days when the Earp brother’s battled a gang called the cowboys in Tombstone Arizona, but the days of the traditional cowboy that herded cattle and horses of years past are still with us to a degree. Today’s cowboys work on modern ranches, and some of them follow the rodeo circuit. We also have those, today, that dress up like the cowboys/gunslingers of the past, staging old west gunfights with reenactment groups. But apart from those that work as cowboys, there are individuals that just love wearing cowboy style clothing. Submit your images of him, whether working on a ranch, rodeo, in a reenactment group, or just looking like a cowboy in his everyday life. I will be picky in what I accept. An image of someone wearing a cowboy hat in shorts and running shoes doesn't cut it. Realism is a must, which means from his hat down to his boots, and correct attire in between. So please don’t let me have to bury your image in Boot Hill. :)
Starts: Saturday, 04 Apr 2015
Processing rules: No restrictions.
Capture date rule: No restrictions
Additional rules: Color or B&W. A cowboy who has lost his hat while riding on a ranch or rodeo, or acting in a reenactment group, for example, that's fine. These things, at times, can't be helped. If some in the image are not dressed in cowboy style attire, that will be fine, as long as at least one guy is. That also applies to a reenactment group where the actors are dressed in period costumes. At least one of the actors must be wearing the traditional cowboy attire, whether before, during, or after the performance. See sample image below. Although some guys like to wear their hats, boots with jeans and T-SHIRTS, for example, those images will be buried in Boot Hill. In other words, I will DQ them. So please - NO T-SHIRTS, or any other type of clothing that isn't western cowboy! Blue jeans are acceptable attire. It must be a full image of him. We want to see him from his hat down to his boots. :-) FYI, my outfit in the sample image is authentic period used in reenactment gunfights.
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