Mu-43 Monthly Photo Contest for August 2019 - High Contrast Monochrome Shadows

melanieylang

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Hi contestants,

I won the Monthly Photo Contest for July 2019 - The Road Less Traveled.

It may be winter in the southern hemisphere, but like me you might still enjoy the odd sunny day. Even if you don't get much sun to cast inspiring shadows, there are other means to create them, so I hope you're looking forward to this challenge!

Here's a photo I took with my phone which got me thinking about this theme:
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Rules:
1. The image must be taken within the contest month; the date of the photo must be indicated on the post
2. The image must resemble the theme, although a liberal and creative interpretation is encouraged.
3. A maximum of two (2) entries per participant, in separate posts
4. If you shot the image with a micro four thirds camera, include the make and model in your post for an added bonus of three (3) points.

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As usual, a liberal and creative interpretation of the theme is encouraged!

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. (The host may also enter.)
  • As the purpose of this contest is to get people out and shooting, photos must be taken in the contest period. 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), "funny" (happy face), "appreciate" (heart icon), or "agree" (green check mark) and two points for each "winner" (medal) or "Wow" (surprised face) clicked on the post. The photo with the most points wins the contest. A tie is resolved by the post with the larger number of "winner" and "wow" 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 and are thus discouraged. 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, Shutter Speed, Liquid, Reflections, Colour, 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 Monthly 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.
Good luck, but more importantly have fun!
 

protapic

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What a great theme! And just so happens we had a surprise sunset hot air balloon ride for my wife on August 1st as a her birthday gift. Brought along my panasonic GX85 and wide angle zoom to capture nice views of rural Indiana. Here we are skimming the treetops leaving some nice shadows (we actually hit the tree tops when the pilot was trying to slow us down for landing...very scary!)....In case some are wondering, the circles in the field are due to irrigation system that rotates a line of sprinklers to water crops. I will try to post color pics of this trip later as well.


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Taken yesterday. When I first looked it over hardly any colors changed as saturation was raised or lowered, so an easy monochrome choice. I boosted shadows so the eye in the dark is barely visible on my monitor.
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ah bummer, Polarr didn't include the exif data. GX1 and Lumix 12-60.
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My first post in these forums, since I just joined! But this looks fun. Here's a picture of a stray dog and his shadow that I took some time ago. Part of a project I'm hopefully building of highlighting the issue of stray animals in my country.

Hope you guys appreciate it!

Edit: Forgot to add this was taken with a Fuji X100F. Sorry!

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Interesting picture, but I am afraid it won't work here, in this thread/challenge. Images taken in this current month of August only... :(
 

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A Kansas City Park from 42 stories up.
Taken with an Olympus E-PL8 taken 8/11

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felipegeek

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Shadows of Manhattan's South Street - August 10, 2019
Shot with Oly E-M1, 45mm 1.8 in Mono JPEG mode. Only slight straighten in Win 10 Photos App (being quick about it)

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gwydionjhr

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Elk Lake Triathlon. This little pool of light was one of the only spots with any decent light at 7am on a heavily tree lined course. Embrace the contrast and shadows! Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, Wet Rocks and Kodak TMax 100 simulation (it's almost like the old days #smellthechemicals)

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Shadows of Washington Heights, New York City - August 12, 2019
Shot with Olympus XZ-1 pocket cam, Monochrome mode JPEG, Other than 4:5 ratio crop for IG no edits.

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melanieylang

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Shadows of Washington Heights, New York City - August 12, 2019
Shot with Olympus XZ-1 pocket cam, Monochrome mode JPEG, Other than 4:5 ratio crop for IG no edits.

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I'm quite excited to see someone still using this great little camera, as it was my gateway into micro four thirds! It had a special something in the JPEGs which - I felt - left with its successor (which was an improvement in every other way; if it had a built in EVF it would still be my every day carry).
 

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