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One Day at a Time Challenge finished on Sunday, 11 Oct 2009 We live life one day at a time. Daily events can sometimes become so routine we don't think much about them. This challenge is about finding the unique or extraordinary in your daily routine or activities. Keep in mind that what may be boring or ordinary to you may be fascinating to someone else. So, try to create a unique image of something you or someone you know does every day, whether it be at work, home, at play. Capture interesting or surprising aspects of the activity that tell a story. The story may be about the activity itself, the person doing it, the location, or all three. Include a description to help tell the story, but try to make the image effective enough that it still has impact. The image should invite viewers to read the caption, not depend on the caption entirely to work. Be sure to thoroughly read the additional rules! NOTE TO VOTERS: Please take the time, as much as possible, to examine the images beyond your first impression. Thanks.
Winner: dust factory
Dilapidated Buildings Challenge finished on Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 From old barns, outhouses and abandoned warehouses to name just a few. This is a popular theme for many photographers and these buildings are quite common. Show us the old buildings in your area that are in a state of disrepair...
Winner: pas de toss
~ Dance ~ Challenge finished on Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 we have different type of dances around the world..Now this is the opportunity to see them
Winner: Salmon Bothy at St.Cyrus
Dramatic Light: Impressionist Landscape Challenge finished on Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 The arrival of the camera on the art scene caused some, including poet Baudelaire, to decry the eventual death of painting. One group of artists rebelled by creating a whole new type of art: impressionism. The camera, they realized, could only capture reality, while the artist could record impressions and feelings. Advanced photo editing techniques allow modern photographers to create impressionistic work as well. Start by examining the work of early impressionists. Find a suitable landscape (one of the most popular subjects). Use a mix of techniques to make an impressionistic version, but don't rely on automated filters (go hands-on!). Briefly describe how you created the look. (Note the rules!) NOTE TO VOTERS: You really need to evaluate these images at normal or large size. The thumbnail view does these images no justice.
Sigma-Foveon: Intimate Places Challenge finished on Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 Show us your best 'Intimate Places' photographs taken with a camera that uses a Foveon sensor. The challenge is to engage the viewer in your reasonably tight composition; make them feel emersed in the mood of your picture. Framing is everything! It could be a garden, a pond, a river, wild flowers, mushrooms or an isolated gully in the forest, park, garden or desert -- anywhere that is, or looks, 'intimate'. :: For those who aren’t technically minded about these matters: Most digital cameras use a Bayer sensor, which captures red, green and blue light (RGB) using a Colour Filter Array -- one colour at each photosite. The Foveon sensor captures RGB at each and every photosite. This is a very different way of capturing an image that produces pictures with great colour depth and sharpness. For more information, see: http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/key=sensors ::
Winner: IFC 2 tower
Lookin' Up! Challenge finished on Friday, 09 Oct 2009 Post a shot with the camera tilted upwards- you could show us a cluster of trees, buildings or whatever strikes your fancy. The only condition is that the camera must be looking upwards (not level and not down). Please do not include any people or animals in the image. For this challenge, the image must be taken AFTER the announcement date of the challenge. Note: Any complaints about the entries, must be submitted ONLY during the submission phase. Once the submission phase ends and voting starts, complaints will not be entertained.
Winner: Memento mori
Pictorialism Challenge finished on Thursday, 08 Oct 2009 A photographic movement called pictorial started in the late 19th Century. The purpose was for photography to imitate etching or oil painting and thus achieve legitimacy through that path rather than being thought of as 'snap shots'. Here is a good article with illustrations from the WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictorialism Alfred Stieglitz was probably the most famous of its practitioners although he was an American and the movement started in Europe. The movement ended or was greatly reduced in influence with the pure photography of Ansel Adams and his allies who insisted that photography was a fine art in and of itself. It didn't need to imitate anything. Here's your chance to enter a photograph in the pictorial style.
Winner: Will the real Mr. Bowtie please stand up
The Incredible Adventures of Mr Bowtie Challenge finished on Thursday, 08 Oct 2009 And now for something completely different: show us one adventure of an imaginary character - Mr Bowtie. Please download the template, printed it out, cut out Mr Bowtie, fold and stick it, take him somewhere and take the photo. I drew Mr Bowtie especially for the purpose of this competition. You can change the colours and give him some facial expression (draw eyes and lips) if you wish. The figure is only 18cm (7 inches) tall so be nice to him (don't maim him). Please do not use Photoshop to add him to a photo. Make this effort of using scissors, be creative and have fun with it. With your help we can give him perfect all around the world trip. Please read Additional rules.
Winner: Beam me up
Communications equipment Challenge finished on Thursday, 08 Oct 2009 Communication is the most important aspect of life, whether it is by phone, amateur radio, TV, satellite, or even two cans connected by a piece of wire. Show us communications equipment, either ancient or state-of-the-art. People using it may be included in the image.