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Featured MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for January 2019 - GEAR

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by joma416, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. joma416

    joma416 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    172
    Aug 31, 2014
    Toronto, ON Canada
    John
    Happy New Year and welcome to the monthly challenge for January 2019! This month’s theme is GEAR. This can be artistic shots of your photography gear, or any creative interpretation of gear that you can think of such as gears on tools or machinery.

    Three rules to read before we look at some examples

    I. Photos must be taken in the contest month
    II. Must resemble the theme
    III. Max 2 entries (each in a separate post), the date the photo was taken must be shown with photo

    I. .Some examples:

    A picture of camera gear…
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    The gear mechanism on a can opener…
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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 and Happy Photo Hunting!

    Previous Monthly Contest Themes can be found here.
     
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  2. Santa

    Santa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    362
    Oct 13, 2016
    Tennessee
    Tom Staggs
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    Hamilton Pocket Watch. 1/4/2019
     
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  3. gwydionjhr

    gwydionjhr Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    353
    Nov 7, 2017
    Dude, you're going to win your own contest with that can opener shot!
     
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    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. JDS

    JDS Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    419
    Nov 11, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    David Schultz
    This is an old music playing device, from the Museé Mechanique in San Francisco, E-P5 + Rokinon 7.5 from a couple days ago:

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  5. Rifleair

    Rifleair Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2016
    Midlands, UK
    Whoops, not so great an entry, I forgot that it has to be taken in the month of the competition. my mistake, please disregard the entry and I will delete it. Many thanks to those who liked it, my apologies.
     
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  6. JDS

    JDS Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    419
    Nov 11, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    David Schultz
    From today, my lovely Pen F (this contest is getting a slow start!):

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  7. Santa

    Santa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    362
    Oct 13, 2016
    Tennessee
    Tom Staggs
    Not real slow...it takes a few days for the guys to get out and start shooting. We have had 3 in 4 days. Last month the first two entries came in on the 9th and in November we didn’t have this many by the 7th. They will come.
     
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  8. JDS

    JDS Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    419
    Nov 11, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    David Schultz
    Oh, my bad- I'm new to the monthly contest thing. Thanks for the info, happy shooting everyone!
     
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  9. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Kelly
    1/8/2019 taken of Vertical riser gear assembly on my Lead Sled shooting rest.

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  10. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle haunted scrap heap Subscribing Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    Like, The Valley
    Boring old worm gear on a macro slide rail... tried to make the lighting pretty, though. :rolleyes:  (Oh, yeah... taken on the 8th)

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  11. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Kelly
    2nd entry taken 1/10/2019 "Hunting Gear"
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    • Like Like x 7
    • Winner Winner x 2
  12. DennyVanNostrand

    DennyVanNostrand Mu-43 Regular

    186
    Jan 3, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
    • Like Like x 9
    • Winner Winner x 1
  13. Santa

    Santa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    362
    Oct 13, 2016
    Tennessee
    Tom Staggs
    Where did bushboy’s entry go? The one with the old reduction gear at the board factory. It was a good one
     
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  14. joma416

    joma416 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    172
    Aug 31, 2014
    Toronto, ON Canada
    John
    He must of pulled it out for some reason. I agree it was a great pic.
     
  15. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
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  16. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    "This message by Bushboy has been removed from public view. Deleted by Bushboy, Saturday at 7:16 PM."
     
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  17. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    483
    Jun 22, 2013
    Finland
    Oops, not a m43 ‘gear’ and not even taken with m43, but still...

    Taken Jan 12th, 2019
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    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019 at 12:50 AM
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    • Winner Winner x 1
  18. Santa

    Santa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    362
    Oct 13, 2016
    Tennessee
    Tom Staggs
    How can one turn down a Red Dot gear picture? But you do need to date the picture, when taken, needs to be taken this month
     
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 2
  19. Mack

    Mack Mu-43 Veteran

    439
    Jan 14, 2018
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  20. DennyVanNostrand

    DennyVanNostrand Mu-43 Regular

    186
    Jan 3, 2018
    That looks serious.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
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