* * * * Mini Challenge 293 - Valentine's Day * * * *

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* * * * Mini Challenge 293 - Valentine's Day * * * *

This weeks Mini Challenge is Valentine's Day

First of all, Thanks to Ray for the honor of hosting this challenge.. As Monday is Valentine's Day I thought I'd keep this one simple... the rules are these...

I'm looking for photos not of hearts, or love, or kisses.... simply, the photos submitted must have as a predominant color Red, White or Pink. With two exceptions...

1. If Red is your predominant color, NO SUNRISES OR SUNSETS.
2. If White is your predominant color, NO SNOW.

Everything else is fair game...Mini 205 was the Color Red, so if I'm judging two photos equally for the win, Pink or White will get the nod over Red.. so if you submit Red shots they've got to be killers to take home the top spot

The challenge begins today Feb 11, 2011 and will end on Sunday February 20, 2011 @ 11AM MST.

You may use post processing to enhance your pictures; if you do please share the treatment you applied. If you're familiar with extracting exif-data, let us know camera model, shutter-speeds, f-stops and ISO-numbers, others may be able learn from that!


1. The host gives you a topic of interest and you get going.

2. You may enter up to three competition images.

3. The host chooses the winner after the challenge closes. 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.

4. If you submit a photo, please check in when the winners are posted. The first place winner is expected to host the next challenge. If the first place person cannot host, it moves to the 2nd place, etc...?

5. Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera.

6. Please reply to the FIRST (ORIGINAL) post if you are submitting an entry and please remember to change the Subject of your post to display your name or picture titles. This way, when someone comments (i.e. replies), it will refer specifically to you. If all entries read "Re: Mini Challenge #292"... it would be very boring to scan the list.

7. Please (!) Try to put your entries within a 'single' post.

8. Please give a title to each photo - this makes it easier to differentiate when giving comments.

9. Feel free to comment on other contestants' images. If you want someone to leave you a piece of constructive criticism, put an asterisk * next to the title of the image.

10. Unlike some other hosts/judges I try not to comment on submissions as they’re made because I think I get too attached to particular photos in a way that probably skews my judgment and objectivity. Don’t take it personally – I’m not ignoring you – I’m trying to ignore everyone until I look at the shots all at once!


1.Please embed your image in the main thread. Also please re-size your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (approx. 800 pixels on the longest side works best.)

2. 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.

List of previous CTF Mini Challenge topics and winners thanks to blademeister:

The main rule and general guideline is -- Have fun!!

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