NEW 72-hour Blue Ribbon Challenge: Abstractions

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by yekimrd, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks to luiztakei for selecting me as the winner for the previous 72-hour challenge. Without further ado, I would like to announce the next challenge topic:


    I can't believe we've never had this topic before. I think the topic is self-explanatory. :biggrin: The more abstract, the better. :thumbup: Here are a couple of examples:

    <a href="" title="Ophthalmus by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 261241 "600" height="800" alt="Ophthalmus"></a>

    <a href="" title="Slit by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 261242 "600" height="800" alt="Slit"></a>


    Please refer to the comprehensive list of previous topics and winners via the links below:

    72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2013 Q1)

    72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2012)

    72 Hour Challenge Rules

    As the title suggests, each challenge lasts for 72 hours. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos in line with the chosen theme. The winner of the previous challenge gets to choose the new theme (topics can be anything under the sun) and serves as the judge for his/her 72-hour challenge.

    For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own 72-hour challenge. Instead, he/she should post up to 2 photos as examples to start out the challenge. Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next judge, the responsibility is passed on to the runner-up.

    At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a blue ribbon winner, a runner-up, and 1 honorable mention. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner.

    To make sure we don't break any Mu43 rules/regulations, by participating in this thread you are allowing the judge to repost your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners for the 72-hr Blue Ribbon Challenge.
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  2. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
  3. merosen

    merosen Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    Somerville (Boston), MA

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  4. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
  5. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
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  6. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    My 2, both from nature.

    Mangrove shoots in sand (reminds me a bit of a Fred Williams painting in a way):


    Reflection and water plants, kind of a scribbled effect:


    Good choice of topic and interesting entries so far.
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  7. iGonzoid

    iGonzoid Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 6, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Entanglement. OM-D, Olympus 75mm f1.8; @ f2, 1/2000, ISO 200. Photo © Giles Hugo 2013.

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  8. Lisandra

    Lisandra Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2010
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  9. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
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  10. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    <a href="" title="40 West by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 6141783623_b0061a317a_z. "428" height="640" alt="40 West"></a>
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  11. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.

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  12. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    Here's mine

    <a href="" title="P9150218 by fm289302, on Flickr"> 8524860216_c3b5d1a08f_z. "480" height="640" alt="P9150218"></a>

    <a href="" title="P9150223 by fm289302, on Flickr"> 8523745795_c1baff1ff2_z. "480" height="640" alt="P9150223"></a>
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  13. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    here is my interpretation.

    <a href="" title="Grand Palace Paris - Daniel Buren Monumenta by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8300949904_1ed2fdf42e_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Grand Palace Paris - Daniel Buren Monumenta"></a>

    Second try
    <a href="" title="Abstractions by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8524228027_6a4ca86143_b. "1024" height="1024" alt="Abstractions"></a>
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  14. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    <a href="" title="Escape by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7012918119_e2048eeb23_c. "800" height="600" alt="Escape"></a>
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  15. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia

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  16. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Two from me:-


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  17. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Here's a couple..

    Attached Files:

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  18. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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  19. rdearth53

    rdearth53 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 4, 2012
    Wadsworth, Ohio
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