*** Challenge 65: Minimalism ***

Started Sep 30, 2004 | Discussions thread
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*** Challenge 65: Minimalism ***

Wow! I definetely wasnt expecting to win, thanks everyone! congrats to all the other winners as well!

Now, the next challenge...

One of my favorite styles of art is minimalism, so why not apply this to photography? So the next challenge is titled 'Minimalism'

Here are two dictionary definitions for clarification

  • A school of painting and sculpture that emphasizes extreme simplification of form, as by the use of basic shapes and monochromatic palettes of primary colors, objectivity, and anonymity of style. Also called ABC art, minimal art, reductivism, rejective art.

  • Use of the fewest and barest essentials or elements, as in the arts, literature, or design.

I believe in fairly open challenges that inspire people to be creative, so you can inteprete the term 'minimalism' as loosely or as strictly as you want.

The important thing is that you challenge yourself, maybe try new things, experiment with new ideas and hopefully take something out of the challenge.

The galleries are located at:


The Canon Talk Forum Challenges are open to everyone so please participate. You don't win anything (the eligible entry winner picks the next challenge topic, sets up the galleries and moderates the challenge), but it can be a fun way to practice your photography and get some feedback.

Eligible Gallery entries must be taken with a Canon digital camera during the specified time period.

Exhibition Gallery entries can use any camera and be taken at any time.

You may post a maximum of 3 photos in each gallery.

Photo by photo, please share your comments with your fellow participants. Challenges reach their full potential when the dialog becomes as important as the photos themselves.

Those who enjoy more plainspoken and critical comments on their work should mark their title(s) with an asterisk ( )

Challenge Begins: Thursday, 30th of September 2004 0:00 UTC

http://www.timeanddate.com/ ... ...004&hour=0&min=0&sec=0&p1=0

Challenge Ends: Sunday, 10th of September 2004 at 23:59 UTC

http://www.timeanddate.com/ ... ...&hour=23&min=59&sec=59&p1=0

That gives 12 days including two weekends for shooting.

Help pages for the CTF challenges are located here:

If you are new and do not know the userid and password, please e-mail ctf_a@eloptac.com Please allow a few hours to receive that information.

IMPORTANT: Please respect our PBase bandwidth and ensure that your photos are no more than 150K in size. Photos have no limit on dimensions, but bear in mind that the most popular screen size is 1024x768 so try to present your picture to fit accordingly. Viewers are more likely to appreciate your work at its original size without the use of scroll bars!

If you have problems or concerns uploading add a post to this thread.

Each submitted photograph should include...
1. Your Name
2. Picture Title
4. Camera Used
5. Date of Picture (for Eligible Gallery only)

Optional information that's always appreciated is...
6. Description and Comments
7. Photography Tips
8. Post Processing Details

Note: Pictures too large or missing any of the required information will not be allowed. Please do not send off-topic entries. The moderators have the final decision on uploading or deleting pictures.

Pictures that do not adhere to the guidelines will be moved to the Pending gallery, where the owners will have time to put them right and move them back to where they should be. Most pictures that end up in Pending are over 150k. See the tutorials for help.

Post-Processing -- Do whatever you like to your photo and the voters will decide if it's too much.


Begins: Monday, October 11th 2004, 00:00 UTC

http://www.timeanddate.com/ ... ...004&hour=0&min=0&sec=0&p1=0

Voting Ends: Tuesday, October 12th 2004, 23:59 UTC

http://www.timeanddate.com/ ... ...&hour=23&min=59&sec=59&p1=0

That gives us 2 days to vote.

Please vote at... http://www.liteserv.com/ctfvotebooth/

Current GMT time is displayed on the voting page. If there is a discrepancy between the voting times on the gallery page and the voting page, the voting page time will be considered official.

1. Anonymous voting.
2. Voting for your own entries.

Reasons why you voted for a particular image.

Good luck to everyone and have lots of fun with this!

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