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Image Quest #11: Spooky

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Plumballs, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran

    218
    Jul 11, 2014
    Whitchurch, Hampshire
    Phil
    1. The theme for this challenge will be "Spooky".

    In accordance with rule #3, I'd appreciate if you would note the date of your photo. I don't plan to dig through exif data. It's the honor system here. The whole point of this challenge is encourage all of us to go out and shoot and not to go thru our back catalog of images. Thanks in advance.

    Please post a single image which represents the theme. The deadline to post entries to this challenge will be Saturday November 7th at 23:59 [11:59 PM] GMT (Greenwich Mean Time.)

    After that, voting will remain opened through Sunday November 8th at 23:59 [11:59 PM] GMT. Votes will be tallied, then the winner will be announced. The next challenge should be posted by the winner soon after.

    Good luck and have fun!

    Rules:

    1. A single "theme" will be provided for each challenge. These can specify a particular subject (e.g. "trees", "vehicles", "animals", "water"), a shooting/post processing method ("black and white", "shot in M-mode (manual)", "blur", "multiple exposure") or it can be more ephemeral ("happy", "orange", "renewal", "symmetry"). Note: since our audience is global, themes that reference a particular season of the year should be avoided.

    2. Each challenge will run for a period of two weeks. This should give everyone that wishes to participate a chance to get out and exercise his/her vision.

    3. Since the intent of this challenge is to get people out and shooting, entries should be shot during the time-frame of the challenge (i.e. no searching through back catalogs for images that match the theme.

    4. Since this is a Micro Four Thirds forum, entries should be shot with a Micro Four Thirds camera.

    5. Each participant must choose a single image to share in a post on the thread.

    6. A winner will be declared at the end of each challenge based on "votes" received from forum participants. A "like" (thumbs-up) will count as one vote and a "winner" (medal) will count as two votes. Voting is open to anyone (not just participants) and voters may cast as many or as few votes as they wish. Ties will be broken based on the larger number of "winner" votes, beyond that, any ties will be broken by the member who chose the theme (see below).

    7. The winner will choose the theme and post the subsequent challenge in a new thread. If the winner fails to post a new challenge within five days, the responsibility passes to the runner-up. At the end of the challenge the winner of the previous challenge should total the votes and announce the winner and the runners-up.
     
  2. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    Saw this on the way home from walking one of my dogs yesterday above a retail store. Had the big lens attached and should have gone back across the street probably, but then again the POV was a bit unique and had some sky in it.

    22716118992_3ba596ce0c_o_d.
     
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  3. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

    679
    May 28, 2014
    British Columbia
    Evan
    Batman keeping an eye on things. :biggrin:

    Edit: Taken on Oct. 22nd with E-M1 and 12-40/2.8
    20151022-PA220048-X2.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
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  4. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
  5. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    592
    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    'Twas a dark and stormy night ... taken on November 1st from the window of my house.

    ES20151101_001_casa_lightning-2.
     
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  6. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
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  7. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    592
    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    Slightly off topic: participants here might be interested in a discussion of the future of this contest currently taking place in a different thread:
    https://www.mu-43.com/threads/81212/
     
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  8. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

    04.11.2015


    OM-D E-M1 P20 f/1.7
    image.
     
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  9. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Who's that by the window!

    22789321521_d289b1dd5b_b. Spooky by Michael, on Flickr

    Taken 4th November 2015
     
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  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    3 days left for entries...
     
  11. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
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  12. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Pinned wheel bug. Still testing the Leica Macro-Elmar 100 4.

    22805152221_924b1e9e71_b.
     
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  13. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro


    That's awesome! Looks like something that belongs at the Mos Eisly Cantina...
     
  14. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran

    218
    Jul 11, 2014
    Whitchurch, Hampshire
    Phil
    As i set the challenge am i allowed to enter, or would that be wrong?

    Thanks

    Phil
     
  15. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    Of course you can enter anytime.
     
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  16. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    I was really hoping I'd get a foggy morning during this challenge and finally did this morning so my subject was the trees down by the creek behind my house. This is a double exposure of a snarl of dead tree limbs and the huge vine that threatens to pull the tree down. The camera was turned 180 degrees between exposures, and I processed it in Silver Efex Pro.
    spooky.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
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  17. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran

    218
    Jul 11, 2014
    Whitchurch, Hampshire
    Phil
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  18. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran

    218
    Jul 11, 2014
    Whitchurch, Hampshire
    Phil
    Just under 11 hours left to vote...
     
  19. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran

    218
    Jul 11, 2014
    Whitchurch, Hampshire
    Phil
    Congratulations Ger.mcg, a worthy winner with 18/19 votes. Sorry not sure how to check when the last vote was cast, but has no bearing on the result.
    TwoWheels a solid second with 14 votes.
    Well done all.
     
  20. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    Thanks Phil, I'll post the new challenge this evening when I get home from work. Are we going with a monthly time frame as discussed in the other thread or staying with the two week format?