*******Challenge #64 Geometry******

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*******Challenge #64 Geometry******
Nov 13, 2008

A little while back Alexring posted a picture that I just loved. When I tried to figure out what it was that excited me so much, I realized it was the geometric shapes and how they interacted with the composition. Then I began to look at my own pictures and realized that a very high percentage of my favorites also had a lot of geometric elements.

I chose this topic because it will be fun for me to judge. I also hope it will be a little exercise in "Seeing creatively".

Here is the link to Alexring's thread. I hope he doesn't mind. Needless to say, Alex, you will have to come up with a different picture for this challenge.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1039&message=29660658&q=The+Embrace&qf=m

Here are some examples from my own files. You can see that I interpret "geometric shape rather loosely.

A circle with lots of squares and rectangles:

Two circles with lots of triangles. The triangles are not true mathematical triangles because their corners are lopped off, but acceptable for this challenge.

A curved line with a seven sided figure. (What kind of polygon you call that?)

Triangles again

Lines and parallelograms

A line and a circle

Just a set of stairs at night.

I will be out of town without a computer from Saturday morning until Tuesday evening, so I would like to have the judging finished by then. The challenge will be only 1 week long and will end at 10 AM on Friday the 21st. That will be 8 PM Thursday the 20th Eastern Standard Time.

And here are the

RULES

The host gives you a topic of interest and you get going. You post ONE image (if you post more than one image, the first will be your entry in the challenge). The host chooses a winner after closing. The decision of the judge (the Host) is final. The judge is not eligible. If the winner runs next challenge; if s/he fails to post a new challenge within 72 hours of being declared the winner then the runner-up should post the new challenge within a further 24 hours, and so on.

Any picture you’ve taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera it was taken with.

You can do all the post processing you want. However, it is most helpful if you list your camera, lens and exposure info along with your photo. Feel free to comment on other contestant’s images. If you want someone to leave you a piece of constructive criticism, put (CC) next to the title of your image [e.g. Sunset with Canada Geese (CC)].

VERY IMPORTANT!!! - Please reply to the FIRST (ORIGINAL) post if you are submitting an entry and please RENAME THE SUBJECT TO INDICATE THE TITLE OF YOUR PHOTO ENTRY and please make sure you reply to the original thread when submitting your image. Otherwise it's getting confusing!!

THE PICTURE THAT YOU CHOOSE TO ENTER MUST NOT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED IN A PREVIOUS CHALLENGE!!!

Please embed your image in the thread. Try to resize your photos prior to posting so they’re sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll ( 800 to 1000 pixels on the longest side works best.)
Instructions for embedding a photo:

Basically putting http: your-hosting-site/ your-photo.jpg will show your photo here. This means you can:

1. While your photo on Pbase (or any other web site) is open, copy the URL address from the address box on your tool bar, then paste it into your reply thread. Add a .jpg extension to get the photo to show up. Click on preview to make sure it’s what you want.
or

2. Right click on the image in Pbase (or where ever you’ve hosted it), click on “Properties”... highlight the link with the .jpg extension on it and paste it into your message text.

This might give you a chance to see some of your own pictures in a different light, or better yet to go out and get some new creative shots. Have fun!

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