*** - Challenge 93 - "This & That" (2 photos per person!) - ***

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*** - Challenge 93 - "This & That" (2 photos per person!) - ***

The subject for the next Challenge is "This & That" .

The deadline for entries will be 10:00pm GMT on Thursday, 7th January (I am making the entry period slightly longer than usual due to the upcoming holidays).

Given the broad nature of the challenge (see explanations below), I will allow 2 entries per person

Now, "This & That" can mean many different things in photography. It can be a funny or an absurd juxtaposition with two contrasting elements (e.g. a classical cliche of a homeless person against the background of some luxury item poster), it can be a gentle picture of a person with his dog, it can be a combination of two colours, it can be a compositional statement (e.g. - the foreground/background points of interest), patterns helping each other are good, interesting symmetries are great too - whether of geometrical or human nature. Any interpretation of this broad subject is welcome.

How I judge

As we all know, tastes differ and art is subjective, therefore it would only be fair for me to tell you what I like and what I'll be looking for when judging the challenge entries.

For me, substance is more important than form, in another words - I don't really care if one spent 1 minute or 1 week doing the PP, as long as the picture talks to me emotionally. Also, for me photography is much (much!) more than 'visual art' - it's the only genre (known to me) which can help people share their frozen 'time capsules' full of emotion. So, if ever in doubt which image to submit - the more 'polished' or the more 'interesting' 'emotional' - you know which one will stand better chance of winning The best option: an image which is BOTH technically perfect AND emotionally loaded (such as many of Ian's pictures including the one that deservedly won the "Dreaming" challenge).

Now let's get it rolling and have fun.

Technicalities a.k.a. R U L E S:

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. The winner then chooses the next topic, runs the challenge, judges the winner and passes on the baton to that person. If the winner 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.

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.


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.


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.

Provide any additional information concerning your entry you want.

Alex Glickman


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