*** MINI-CHALLENGE: Events of Autumn ***

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*** MINI-CHALLENGE: Events of Autumn ***
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A topical challenge to occupy you as the days grow shorter.

In the northern hemisphere we normally consider September, October and November to be the months of Autumn. (If you’re reading this from the other end of the planet, please substitute March, April and May…). We’ve had more than one challenge in the past concentrating on the colours of autumn and these have produced some spectacular images. This time I’ d like to take a different tack: the subject of the challenge is ‘Events of Autumn’.

A wealth of events and activities is linked to the autumn season. To begin with, there is the harvest and all the produce associated with it. The grape harvest takes place wherever wine is produced. Harvest festivals take place across the US, UK and Europe. Hallowe’en is an autumn event, as are Thanksgiving (just) and, in the UK, bonfire night (cue pumpkins, turkeys and fireworks). In Mexico and points south, the Día de Muertos follows hard upon Hallowe’en. The Oktoberfest takes place in Munich. The Chinese celebrate a mid-autumn festival in September. Regional good food festivals celebrate everything from reindeer soup to roast chestnuts. Believe it or not, next Thursday is National Apple Day in the UK.

In the words of a song I have some liking for, 'Through autumn's golden gown we used to kick our way'. Yes, autumn leaves are in order, provided they're being put to good use 

The challenge, then, is to show your best pictures of autumn’s richness with an emphasis on events and how people enjoy the season. The topic is very broad: I hope there will be something to interest everyone. Enjoy!

The closing time is Midnight, GMT on Sunday 4th November.

Boilerplate 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 winners and honorable mentions. 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 you 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).

PLEASE reply specifically to this posting with your images/entries? If you post an image in response to someone else's image as a "sub-thread", not only does it clutter up the thread and make image viewing difficult, but your image may get lost in the "mess".

If you want people to give you constructive comments and 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.

Try to post photos that share the EXIF information - if EXIF info is not available, a description of the PP application used, and maybe even some info on how you went about creating the image would be great!

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 would give someone else's submission a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, 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 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 would give someone else's submission a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, 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.

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