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May 2011 Photo Contest - Sponsored by Nik Software

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Amin Sabet, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    As previously announced, Nik Software is sponsoring a monthly photo contest here at Mu-43.com. For the month of May, the contest theme will be Black and White.

    The contest winner will receive a full copy of the Nik Software product of his or her choice. There are six packages to choose from: Nik Software, Inc. | Products
    Contest Rules:

    • Participants must be registered members who have made no fewer than 3 posts here at mu-43.com.
    • You may enter a photo now and post later, but both the contest entry and the 3 qualifying posts must be made prior to midnight (GMT) on May 24, 2011.
    • Only one contest entry per person.
    • You may only enter a photograph which you yourself have made.
    • The entry photo must be taken with a Micro Four Thirds camera, and EXIF data must be intact so that this can be verified.
    • Maximum photo dimension should not exceed 1024 pixels.
    • The photo may have been taken at any time, not necessarily during the month of the contest.
    • Moderators at Mu-43.com and SeriousCompacts.com and their families are ineligible.
    • To enter, simply post a photograph in this thread. HTML and code are enabled to make posting as easy as possible. For detailed information about how to post a photo in this or any other thread, see [URL="https://www.mu-43.com/f77/how-post-images-forum-threads-316/"]here[/URL].
      [*]Each month, we will show the winning photo on the Mu-43.com home page. By entering the contest, you grant us permission to show your photo for this purpose in the event that you should win. Other than that you continue to hold all rights reserved with respect to copyright of your image.
      [*]The contest winner will be determined by member vote (poll). Voting will begin on May 25, 2011 and end after 7 days.

      For our next (June) contest, we plan to ask members to submit a photo which has been processed using one of the many excellent Nik Software tools available for [URL="http://www.niksoftware.com/trial"]free trial download[/URL] and easy to install. To get up to speed quickly on the Nik products, visit their Learn center at [URL="http://www.niksoftware.com/learn"]www.niksoftware.com/learn[/URL] to watch on-demand videos or sign up for a
      live training webinar

      [B]Reminder: Mu-43.com members are eligible for a [COLOR="Red"]15% discount[/COLOR] on all Nik Software products by using the coupon code [B]MU-43[/B] at checkout.[/B]

      Nik contact information for our members in Europe who would like to apply the discount coupon is here: [url]https://www.mu-43.com/f74/nik-european-contact-info-12831/[/url]

      Thanks to Nik Software for sponsoring this contest!
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  2. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Wow, looks like people are serious with this contest - no post for almost a whole day! With the talent in this forum, I can't wait to see those images. Maybe I'll try one, too. :) 
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  3. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Well here's my contest entry.

    The photo was taken in Grand Central Station using my Olympus EP1 with the 9-18mm Olympus zoom lens set at 9mm. The camera was set at ISO 200 and the exposure was 10 sec at f/18. I processed the original image using LR3 to slightly crop the image. The black and white effect was created with NIK's Silver EFX Pro plug-in for LR3.

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  4. Briar

    Briar Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Bonnie Scotland
    Waiting in the Wings

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/briar34/5595706831/" title="Edinburgh Fringe 2010 by Briar34, on Flickr">
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    "731" height="1024" alt="Edinburgh Fringe 2010"></a>

    My entry is from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last August, captured with my e-pl1 and pan 45-200mm lens, then pp'd with the trial copy of Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop Elements 9.
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  5. baldphotog

    baldphotog New to Mu-43

    Apr 22, 2011
    with my new GH2 - 14-140 lens. Tripod. Nik HDR software
    the bird(s) is actually just one or two - this is a 7 exposure HDR image. I got totally lucky on that

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  6. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
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  7. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
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  8. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    On Deck - Opening Day Little League Baseball - Granbury, Texas - March 19, 2011

    Shot with a Lumix GF-1 and processed in Nik Silver Efex

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  9. DumplinkNet

    DumplinkNet Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 23, 2011
    GF1 with the 20/1.7.
    My little nephew- yes, he forgot his blanket at home when spending the night at his Grandmas.

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  10. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
    I'm in too much of a hurry to notice angels!

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    GF1 + 20mm
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  11. Mark Hilliard

    Mark Hilliard Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    Pawleys Island, SC
    The Way South

    The Wheel House Bell


    Olympus E-PL1 Full Spectrum Infrared Conversion with 590nm Filter.
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  12. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    GF1 + 45-200 taken at night.

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    B&W conversion done in Picasa. :cool: 
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  13. kevenv

    kevenv Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 21, 2011
    My Black and White cat

    Playing around with my MF Jupiter-8 on an Oly EPL1 resulted in this.

    Attached Files:

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  14. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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  15. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Since this already got positive feedback on here, I'll give it a go in the contest :) 

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachpierce/5618064224/" title="P1070222.jpg by zach.pierce, on Flickr"> View attachment 163128 "457" height="640" alt="P1070222.jpg"></a>
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  16. Paint and Shoot

    Paint and Shoot New to Mu-43

    Sep 4, 2010
    Bellingham, WA
    Frost on the Euphorbia

    Took this one of hoar frost on a euphorbia on a very frosty morning February 1, 2011 with my GH2 and the 45 macro lens.
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  17. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Here's a shot I made last year with the G1 and 7-14 UWA lens

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    C U,
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  18. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5660992970/" title="Back Part of John Deere Log Skidder by iconindustries, on Flickr"> View attachment 163288 "1024" height="650" alt="Back Part of John Deere Log Skidder"></a>
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  19. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Most of my recent B&W work is not with m43. So here's one that is and that was well received in the discussion and examples of Silver Efex Pro work. This was the EP2, with the 9-18 lens at the wide end. Processed in Aperture and Silver Efex Pro.


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  20. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    shot on a grey day -

    G1, SMC-M 135mm f/3.5
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