72hr Challenge: Monochrome Landscapes & Nature

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by jloden, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    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! :2thumbs:

    Here are a few example shots to kick things off.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7861272818/" title="Mt. McKinley (B&amp;W) by jloden, on Flickr"> 7861272818_f3319059b7_c. "800" height="608" alt="Mt. McKinley (B&amp;W)"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7861284822/" title="Resurrection Bay by jloden, on Flickr"> 7861284822_07a9c61e7d_c. "800" height="601" alt="Resurrection Bay"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7896863320/" title="Golden Grounds (B&amp;W) - Grounds For Sculpture by jloden, on Flickr"> 7896863320_4e056886d5_c. "800" height="601" alt="Golden Grounds (B&amp;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."
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  2. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    I don't shoot monochrome a lot but I do have a couple of B&W nature shots (Nothing to be proud of. And I do hope insects count).


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  3. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Looks good to me!

    I let it open on purpose and insects are part of nature, so it's fine by me :smile:
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  4. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI

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  5. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
  6. troll

    troll Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
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  7. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey

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  8. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Love the sky:

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  9. OSidPhoto

    OSidPhoto New to Mu-43

    Feb 27, 2010
    Karachi, Pakistan
    The first one is an infrared image taken from a Full Spctrum converted GF1, using Panny 14-45 lens with a Hoya R-72 filter and a 0.45 wide angle adapter. Taken at 6.3mm (12.6mm FF Equivalent) f/13 at 1/60s.

    Second one was taken with a regular GF1, with Panny 14-45 with a 0.45 wideangle adapter attached to it. Taken at 6.3mm (12.6 FF equivalent) f/22 at 1/640s from a moving boat.

    Attached Files:

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  10. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
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  11. srivastava

    srivastava Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 26, 2012

    Tuscany 2012
    GX1 with PL25
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  12. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    A heart carved in a tree that is bleeding....... sap

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  13. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand

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  14. agpr

    agpr Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 2, 2010
    Heraklion, Crete
    Maroondah Dam, Victoria

    Yan Yean Reservoir, Victoria
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  15. stonetape72

    stonetape72 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75427647@N07/8057417839/" title="PA050017.jpg by S P Collins, on Flickr"> 8057417839_14a79ffae3_c. "800" height="600" alt="PA050017.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75427647@N07/7997112973/" title="P9150019.jpg by S P Collins, on Flickr"> View attachment 234789 "800" height="450" alt="P9150019.jpg"></a>
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  16. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 15, 2011
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  17. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    From my recent vacation in Norway...


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  18. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Invervale, NH (handheld pano EPM-1 + 45mm 1.8)

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  19. blinky

    blinky Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 10, 2011
    One of the HDR sets that I liked better in BW, still some ghosting but it's not too obvious
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  20. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Whoops sorry folks, forgot to update this thread as I got absolutely slammed with work. Contest is now closed, I'll go through the entries and announce the winners later tonight.

    Thanks to everyone who participated!
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