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MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for July 2016 - Close to the Earth (closed)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by ddekadt, Jul 3, 2016.

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  1. ddekadt

    ddekadt Mu-43 Regular

    129
    Aug 30, 2013
    Cambridge, MA
    Daniel
    Hi everyone! This month's contest theme is "Close to the Earth". You should feel very free to interpret it as you wish -- I've included a sample (my personal interpretation) below.

    Rules for Participants:

    o 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.

    o 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.

    o Post a maximum of two entries, each in a separate post.

    o 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.

    o 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.

    o 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:

    o 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.

    o 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.

    o 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).

    o On the last day of the month, post that entries are closed and voting will be open until the 3rd.

    o 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, Closed: MU-43 Photo Contest for November 2015 - "Red"
    December 2015 - "Black and White". Winner: @Harvey Melvin Richards, Closed: MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for December 2015 - Black and White
    January 2016 - "Self Portrait". Winner: @TwoWheels, MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for January 2016 - Self Portrait
    February 2016 - "Architecture". Winner: @pdk42, THE WINNER IS... - MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for month of February 2016 - Architecture
    March 2016 - "Minimal Mono ". Winner: @Plumballs, Closed: MU-43 Photo Contest for March 2016 – Minimal Mono
    April 2016 - "Nature's Gift". Winner: @Dogman@Dogman, Closed: MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for month of April 2016 Theme - Nature's Gifts
    May 2016 - "Something Old". Winner @rav@rav, Closed: MU-43 Monthly Photo Contect for month of May 2016 Theme - Something Old
    June 2016 - "Water". Winne @ddekadt@ddekadt , Closed: MU-43 Monthly Photo Contect for month of June 2016 Theme - Water

    An example of "Close to the Earth" (not an entry):

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    Good luck, and have fun!
     
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  2. _Jimmy

    _Jimmy Mu-43 Rookie

    19
    Aug 25, 2015
    2016-07-03

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  3. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran

    218
    Jul 11, 2014
    Whitchurch, Hampshire
    Phil
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  4. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Taken 7-10-16 along the Middle Prong in the GSMNP
    27614880524_31c10ac9b1_h.
     
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  5. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
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  6. AlaskaAce

    AlaskaAce Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Mar 13, 2014
    Pin Cushion Cactus flowers that are only in their glory for a day or two. Very small flower. Grows very low to the ground. Saved-Pin-Cushion-for-WEB. Shooting Date 07_09_2016
     
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  7. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    Add the shooting date to your post. Nice shot!
     
  8. AlaskaAce

    AlaskaAce Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Mar 13, 2014
    Date Added sorry
     
  9. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    965
    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    Geoff
    Taken 18.7.16. Fox's Earth

    P7180044.
     
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  10. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    June 16
     
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  11. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    7-15-16
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  12. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

    977
    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    on 02JUL with a refitted lens from a Sony digital projector (it is massive) offering very shallow depth of field and dreamy glow
    entry#1

    27756355580_29e431c462_b. Evening feed_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  13. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

    977
    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
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  14. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 Veteran

    430
    Apr 29, 2014
    California
    The July full moon hovers above the horizon (Jul 19). E-PL7/Pana 45-200.
    P7191232-Edit-5.
     
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  15. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
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  16. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
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  17. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
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  18. July 24th.

    Ground.
     
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  19. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

    679
    May 28, 2014
    British Columbia
    Evan
    Entry #1 - Taken last week, July 20, in Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park in BC while on a kayaking trip.

    20160720-EG013412-X2.
     
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  20. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

    390
    Oct 12, 2015
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