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New 72-Hour Blue Ribbon Challenge (Feb 20 -23): SOLITUDE

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by hkpzee, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    After participating in so many wonderful challenges, I am honored to be finally hosting one. So many interesting topics have been used before, making it harder and harder to come up with a new challenge, but I found one topic I really like that haven't been used before: Solitude.

    Oxford definition:
    1 [mass noun] the state or situation of being alone:
    "she savoured her few hours of freedom and solitude"
    2 a lonely or uninhabited place:
    "the battle to preserve beloved solitudes flared up all over the country"

    I find myself often drawn to photos that show solitude. Perhaps it is due to me living in a bustling city, making it difficult to find solitude... I don't have any photo to share, but if you google for solitude images, plenty will show up, so have fun... :wink:


    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. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Here are my two entries

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8236958007/" title="P1080096-Edit.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8236958007_2ec42f7ef3_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1080096-Edit.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8181510061/" title="Dog on highway by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8181510061_2e31324cf7_b. "1024" height="659" alt="Dog on highway"></a>
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  3. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2011
    Glad to submit my 2 humble shots. Thanks for posting up!

    The odd one.

    A seaweed lady with humpback toiling in the beach alone.
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  4. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 4, 2012
    Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
  5. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    100 years of solitude....

    20mm /GX1

    Attached Files:

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  6. marcsitkin

    marcsitkin Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Harwich, MA USA
    Marc Sitkin
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  7. nikki

    nikki Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 2, 2010
    dublin ireland
  8. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
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  9. luiztakei

    luiztakei Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2012
    This is an older one that I like:

    Bus stop by Luiz Takei, on Flickr

    I will try to take another picture before the end of this challenge.

    I also like the theme by the way. Very nice choice!
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  10. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    I'll give it a shot . . .

    E-P3    LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4    25mm    f/1.4    1/160s    ISO 1250

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  11. denniscloutier

    denniscloutier Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 24, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    Baldy on Snag

    Mine is another Bald Eagle photo.

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/500s    ISO 800
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  12. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Rev. Is that owl your pet? How did you get so close? Zoo?
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  13. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Not a pet, it was at the zoo. I took this through a glass wall. He watched me as I moved around to avoid reflections. :smile:
  14. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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  15. Matt917k

    Matt917k Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 10, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    A simple entry, but I think it fits the challenge!

    Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 45-200, f/11 1/125, ISO-200

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  16. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
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  17. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
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  18. luiztakei

    luiztakei Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2012

    Hi Rev, I like this photo. Where was it taken?
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