*** MiniChallenge #349, "Simplicity" ***

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*** MiniChallenge #349, "Simplicity" ***
Dec 10, 2012

Thanks to Dave Vichich for choosing my photo for his MC winner!

My shot was pretty simple, really. (And it may have left a little for the viewer's imagination, too.) That made me think "Yeah, simple."

Sometimes less is more. In keeping with that idea your challenge is to create a photo(s), or retrieve them from your archives, that show "Simplicity."

Whatever method you choose is fine: show merely a stand-alone subject; make use of background bokeh, or create a simple background in photoshop; shoot a subject with a naturally plain background; make use of a homemade 'studio' for a shot. The subject may be inside or outside and macro is okay too if you're into that.

I'll be looking for pictures that prominently display the subject and don't lead my eye around in the photo looking for, or at, other details. In other words, not a 'busy' photo.

This is just another expression of photography being a compatible blend of tech and art. I know you guys and ladies have them. I've seen this technique several times in forum posts. Show us what you can come up with

The challenge will end at 6pm Mountain Standard Time, Monday December 17th.

The regular rules apply.

The host gives you a topic of interest. You post a maximum of three images. Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera.

You can do all the post processing you want. However, it is most helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo (because we like to know).

Feel free to comment on other contestant’s images. If you want people to give you constructive criticism, ask for C&C.

The host chooses the winner. The host's decision is final. The host is not eligible.

The winner then hosts the next challenge, judges the winner, and passes on the baton to that person. The winner has 48 hours to post the new challenge. If that doesn't happen 2nd place has 24 hours to do so, and if that doesn't happen it's up to the 3rd place winner.

Posting Guidelines

When posting your picture, change the Subject of your post to display your picture titles and/or your name. This way, when someone replies it will refer specifically to you. If all entries read "Re: * Mini-Challenge xxx - ... " it would be very boring to scan the list.

Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).

You may enter up to 3 pictures, but put them in a single post. Please give a title to each photo, this makes it easier to differentiate when giving comments.

Please size your photo no bigger than around 1200 pixels on the longest dimension. This is to let those with smaller monitors to see your image at full resolution. Please limit the file size of your entries to conserve bandwidth.

As a show of courtesy, and to save bandwidth, please remove the original post when replying, so you don't bring back any previous photos.

Some Previous Mini-Challenges

318 Multicolor

319 Serenity now

320 B&W at its best

321 Show Us Your Gear

322 That Reminds Me...

323 Shadows and Light

324 Part of the Whole

325 Lifeboat

326 Signs of Spring

327 Amazing Feets

328 Macro

329 Candid

330 Great sport

331 Perfect Shot - Imperfect conditions

332 Openings

333 Classical Elements

334 Summer Coolers

335 A Rainy Day

336 Raw Editing

337 High Speed Shutter Water

338 Light Trails

339 Homeland Insecurity

340 Food

341 Autumn/Fall

342 Colors of America

343 Nostalgia

344 Tools

345 Walk in the park

346 Vivid Colour on a Black Background

347 Photo art gallery

348 Four Legger(s)

349 Simplicity


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