MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for June 2016 - Water (Closed)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by NigelD, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. NigelD

    NigelD Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 23, 2015
    Sorry about the last subject matter for those who are in different parts of the world. I hope we've all got some water to take images of....

    This month's contest theme is, "Water"

    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 time-frame of this contest. 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: [​IMG]@Plumballs, Closed: MU-43 Photo Contest for November 2015 - "Red"
    December 2015 - "Black and White". Winner: [​IMG]@Harvey Melvin Richards, Closed: MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for December 2015 - Black and White
    January 2016 - "Self Portrait". Winner: [​IMG]@TwoWheels, MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for January 2016 - Self Portrait
    February 2016 - "Architecture". Winner: [​IMG]@pdk42, THE WINNER IS... - MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for month of February 2016 - Architecture

    March 2016 - "Minimal Mono ". Winner: [​IMG]@Plumballs, Closed: MU-43 Photo Contest for March 2016 – Minimal Mono

    April 2016 - "Nature's Gift". Winner: View attachment 473601 @Dogman, Closed: MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for month of April 2016 Theme - Nature's Gifts

    May 2016 - "Something Old". Winner View attachment 473602 @rav, Closed: MU-43 Monthly Photo Contect for month of May 2016 Theme - Something Old
    An example of "Water" (not an entry):

    View attachment 125956
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  2. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

    Winter is coming... :biggrin:
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  3. NigelD

    NigelD Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 23, 2015
    Looks like you're a couple of hours north of my son and family.
  4. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Crabtree Falls, VA 6/2/16

    27149668920_407c430054_b.jpg Crabtree Falls by Rick McNelly, on Flickr
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  5. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sunset shot taken from atop Mount Washington in Pittsburgh, PA on June 11th. A 3-minute exposure taken with my GH4 and 12-35 f/2.8. I really loved the reflection of the sky in the Ohio river, which fulfills the "water" requirement for this month's competition.

    27525616972_b360bf3665_b.jpg Ohio River on Fire by Ian Menego, on Flickr
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  6. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    Missed out on the May contest, so here's my first (slightly tangential..) entry taken today, 12th June.
    Taking on water by wi-fli, on Flickr

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  7. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Hi Paul, entries have to be from the current month, and please specify the date taken.

  8. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Well, May 28th is ALMOST June ! Apologies, thought I'd taken it this month. I've deleted it now.
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  9. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 28, 2014
    British Columbia
    Taken June 5, 2016 with E-M1, 50-200 SWD and MC-14.

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  10. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Photographed June 11, 2016.
    Space Centre Stainless Steel Crab by Graham Moore, on Flickr
    I used a 10-stop ND filter to get a long enough exposure.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016
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  11. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Photographed June 12, 2016.
    Bugbath by Graham Moore, on Flickr
    This can potentially go in 5 threads: 'Water', for this contest; 'Mushrooms', 'Reflections', '12-40 Pro' and 'Focus Stacking'.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016
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  12. joma416

    joma416 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 31, 2014
    Toronto, ON Canada

    Taken June 13, 2016. Evergreen Brickworks Toronto, Ontario.
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  13. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    not a lot of water but hey, I live Down-under, notorious for being dry (except :drinks:)
    taken on 04JUN

    27450051325_c06aa48267_b.jpg JX042348 by gnarlydog, on Flickr
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  14. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Have we already had a water theme before?

    Anyway here's an entry that I took the other night.

    Night shot down by the Brisbane River. A ferry created the swirls that lead into the picture

    27387539650_ae8d53b9a5_b.jpg P6120403 by hazwing, on Flickr
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  15. scamartist

    scamartist Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 10, 2015
    Taken on 3/6/16 GX7 and Panasonic 14-140mk2

    27060943554_e629dabb8a_b.jpg Journey Home 2 - Islay 2016 by Carl Jorgensen, on Flickr
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  16. _Jimmy

    _Jimmy Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 25, 2015
    Taken last night, June 13 in one of my favorite areas (reasonably) close to home.
    (EM-10, Olympus 12-40/2.8, f/8, ISO 200, 8s, 3 shots stitched and processed in LR)

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  17. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Point of order question: Are images captured in the calendar month, but prior to the creation of the thread still acceptable?
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  18. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Hope so because my waterfall pic was taken this month but before the creation of the thread.
  19. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    I think the point behind this competition is to encourage people to get out and shoot more. However having said that, I don't think we need to be too strict about it. If the pic was taken this month, I feel that falls within the rules and I'm happy with that.

    Not sure how other members feel... Anyone else with a differing viewpoint?
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  20. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2016
    taken 2016-06-12 /w GX8, 14-140mm mkii
    Interestingly this was taken thru my bedroom window which had mosquito netting. Gave it a nice hazy look w/o PP.
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