(closed) MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for month of March 2016 - Minimal Mono

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by pdk42, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for month of March 2016
    Theme: Minimal Mono

    This month, I thought I'd keep the subject flexible but force a style - Minimal Mono. It's said that Photography is the Art of Exclusion and since mono's in fashion with the launch of the Pen-F, I though it would be fun to be minimal with our subjects and take the colour out while we're at it. So get out there and take shots of as little as you can - but with the most artistic flair!

    Since I can post an example, I will!

    Shapes in the mist
    by Paul Kaye, on Flickr

    Rules for Participants:
    • This is a fun contest with nothing to be won but bragging rights. Having said that, please read and follow the rules below to make it easier for everyone.
    • The contest period is the current month. Entries can be made until approximately midnight on the last day of the month local time. Voting will extend until the third day of the following month. The winner will then be announced and be responsible for posting the new contest. If the new contest is not announced by the 7th of the month, responsibility for posting falls to the second place finisher. Keep it simple and post/vote early so we don't have to obsess over deadlines and time zones.
    • Post a maximum of two entries, each in a separate post.
    • As the purpose of this contest is to get people out and shooting, photos must be taken in the time-frame of this contest. Please note the date the photo was taken in your post.
    • As a m43 community, we advocate the use of m43 cameras. However, since many of us shoot with multiple systems, we allow photos taken with any camera.
    • Photos receive one point for each "like" (thumbs up) and two points for each "winner" (medal). The photo with the most points win with the contest. The tie-breaker is the larger number of "winner" votes.
    Procedures for Winners/Contest Hosts:
    • As a contest winner, you are responsible for posting/hosting the contest for the next month. This is easy and just requires several steps as outlined below.
    • Select the theme for the next month. The theme should be accessible and relevant for everyone. Obscure and difficult themes limit participation. Avoid themes related to specific holidays, seasons, geography, etc. Suggested themes include: B&W, Portrait, OOC jpeg, Close Up, Self Portrait, Transportation, Minimalist, Architecture, Long Exposure, Art Filter, Motion, Specific Focal Length, Liquid, Reflections, Colour, Religious, Calm. Pick one of these or you may pick a theme of your own choosing. Themes may be used multiple times.
    • After you select a theme, post a new thread in "Contests and Challenges" section of the forum. The thread title should read "MU-43 Photo Contest for [current month, year] - [selected theme]". Copy and paste these rules and post. Also please add the contest theme that you just won to the list. You may wish to include a sample photo to demonstrate the theme (and this will not count as an entry).
    • On the last day of the month, post that entries are closed and voting will be open until the 3rd.
    • At the conclusion of voting on the 3rd or shortly after, tally the points and announce the winner and runner-up, being sure to tag them in the post and also sending a PM to the winner.

    Previous Contest Themes:
    November 2015 - "Red". Winner: @Plumballs@Plumballs, Closed: MU-43 Photo Contest for November 2015 - "Red"
    December 2015 - "Black and White". Winner: @Harvey Melvin Richards@Harvey Melvin Richards, Closed: MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for December 2015 - Black and White
    January 2016 - "Self Portrait". Winner: @TwoWheels@TwoWheels, MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for January 2016 - Self Portrait (closed)
    February 2016 - "Architecture". Winner: @pdk42@pdk42, THE WINNER IS... - MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for month of February 2016 - Architecture
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
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  2. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Whitchurch, Hampshire
    • Like Like x 29
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  3. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 28, 2015
    Here is my shoot at Mono date 6 march 2016
    MonoLightInTheNight 160306.
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  4. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    I should play this game more often. Challenging as I haven't had my mono vision on for ages. Taken today, 9 March 2016

    25634969625_2f719f5320_k. Nala Temma Presidio by Tassie Fig, on Flickr
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  5. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    I shot this snowdrop bud this morning at golden hour and knew it would be a good entry for this contest.
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  6. NCV

    NCV Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2016
    2 Bridges bt Calatrava, Reggio, Emilia Italy
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    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Taken 3/9/16 with E-M5 & P20/1.7 HH Jpeg
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  8. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 2, 2013
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  9. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2013
    • Like Like x 21
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  10. banj911

    banj911 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 12, 2014
    QLD Australia
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  11. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 2, 2013
    • Like Like x 3
  12. Ranter

    Ranter Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 29, 2016
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  13. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    March 12, 2016
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  14. Taz trooper

    Taz trooper Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 11, 2015
    Cambridge, UK
    Frost covered tree in freezing fog, next to work...
    Taken 14th March 2016
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
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  15. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Taken 14/03/2016 as I was taking apart a tablet my daughter thought would make a good step stool.....
    by Andrew, on Flickr
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  16. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    • Like Like x 9
  17. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    • Like Like x 23
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  18. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    What a terrific idea for this month's contest. The creative force is strong with this thread.
    • Agree Agree x 4
  19. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
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  20. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Taken today, March 15 testing my new Panny 14mm 2.5.

    The contest is minimal, B&W so...

    • Like Like x 15
    • Winner Winner x 1
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