*** Mini-Challenge 403 - What-How-Why? ***

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*** Mini-Challenge 403 - What-How-Why? ***

Thanks to Brightcolours for hosting the last Mini Challenge (panning), and for choosing an entry of mine as the winner.

There is no specific subject or technique this week, I am looking for any photo that stimulates a question or curiosity.

What?: I often have macros that aren't obvious at first glance what the subject is. This can be more nuanced as in "what place is that?" when viewing a landscape. Architecture can also cause me to do a double-take. Anything that leaves you wondering "What" is going on in the picture.

How?: Pretty common in general form when viewing great shots, "How can I do that?" It can also be more subtle (hint), "How did they get that angle, lighting, colors, etc... I think I am looking here for a certain aspect of the photo that grabs your attention and leaves you wondering about the mechanics.

Why?: A lot of possibilities here, from why a photo was taken to why something in the photo is there or is happening. I have a high regard for silliness.

These are all just examples of things I imagine might stir curiosity, any photo that makes you stop and wonder is fair game. If you want to add text or story that draws the viewer into the image to find meaning, it will be considered as part of the entry. I expect I will choose winners with the score heavily weighted towards the curiosity aspect and a smaller consideration given to technical quality. If I have difficulty deciding I may shift completely towards the former.

This Challenge will end at 5:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, May 7, 12:00 AM GMT, Thursday May 8.

Example photos to follow in a reply to this thread

Remember to post each photo separately if you want them to be considered for the "peoples choice."

Challenge Rules

The host gives you a topic and you post up to three images that fit. Any picture you have taken is eligible regardless of time taken or camera.

The host chooses the winner, second and third places, and any number of honorable mentions, and posts those in a new thread. The host's decision is final. Remember, it's all about fun, sharing, and learning.

The winner of this challenge then hosts the next challenge, judges the winner of that one, and so on it goes. The winner of this challenge will have 48 hours to post the next challenge. If that doesn't happen, 2nd place will have 24 hours to do so, then it's up to 3rd place.

Submission Posting Guidelines

Post each one of your three submissions in its own reply to this post. Give each post a unique Subject, like, "HCB - Derriere la Gare Saint-Lazare", "HCB - Boy With Wine Bottles", and "HCB - Mexican Ladies".

It's best to embed an image in it's post rather than linking to somewhere else (you'll get more views that way). If you want people to give you constructive criticism, ask for C&C.

Feel free to post photos "for exhibition only" if you want to share more than three or won't be available to host the next challenge, just let us know that in your posts.

Size your images to no bigger than around 1,500 pixels wide or 1,000 pixels tall, so those with smaller monitors can see your image at full resolution. Use a reasonable amount of JPEG compression to limit the file size of your entries so we conserve bandwidth.

You can do all the post-processing you want, but try to preserve the EXIF so we can see which camera, lens, and settings were used. If you know the EXIF won't come with the image, let us know that kind of stuff in the text of your post.

Comment Posting Guidelines

Feel free to post comments on the images. If you want to save bandwidth, remove the image from your reply so you just post text.

If you like an image submitted by someone else, click on the green "Like?" thumb on the top right of the post, so we know which images were most popular. The host will make up their own mind which images best fit their topic without being influenced by that.

Some Previous Mini-Challenges

382 Hidden Beauty

383 Wind in action

384 Let's talk about Cars

385 Abstracts in Nature

386 Children

387 Christmas in the Air

388 All One Color

389 Old Things

390 New Things

391 Mountains and Hills

392 Places of Worship

393 Reflections

394 Cold

395 Pattern(s)

396 Shallow Depth of Field

397 Close-up

398 Pictures of You

399 Family

400 Sign/Signs

401 Double Exposure

402 Panning

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