Here is my theme for the next 72hr challenge: Monochrome Landscapes and Nature Originally I was going to go with landscapes alone, but in order to encourage more participation I'm expanding it to nature shots as well so feel free to include monochrome shots of flowers, wildlife and other natural elements. I will let this one run until Tuesday, 12pm EST before choosing the winner. Good luck everyone, looking forward to seeing some great entries! Here are a few example shots to kick things off. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7861272818/" title="Mt. McKinley (B&W) by jloden, on Flickr">"800" height="608" alt="Mt. McKinley (B&W)"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7861284822/" title="Resurrection Bay by jloden, on Flickr">"800" height="601" alt="Resurrection Bay"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7896863320/" title="Golden Grounds (B&W) - Grounds For Sculpture by jloden, on Flickr">"800" height="601" alt="Golden Grounds (B&W) - Grounds For Sculpture"></a> 72 Hour Challenge Rules As the title suggests, each challenge lasts for 72-Hours. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos in line with the chosen theme. The winner of the previous challenge gets to choose the new theme (topics can be anything under the sun) and serves as the judge for his/her 72-hour challenge. For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own 72-hour challenge. Instead, he/she should post up to 2 photos as examples to start out the challenge. Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next judge, the responsibility is passed on to the runner-up. At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a blue ribbon winner, a runner-up, and 1 honorable mention. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner. To make sure we don't break any Mu43 rules/regulations, by participating in this thread you are allowing the judge to repost your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners for "Your Best Shot: A 72-hour Blue Ribbon challenge."