New 72-hour Blue Ribbon Challenge-Heavy Metal

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by marcsitkin, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. marcsitkin

    marcsitkin Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Harwich, MA USA
    Marc Sitkin
    Thanks to yekimrd for selecting me as the winner for the previous 72-hour challenge. Without further ado, I would like to announce the next challenge topic: Heavy Metal

    Not the hard rock kind, but more in the line of big industrial slabs of iron and steel. They can be old, new, wrecked or working, rusty or painted. Think construction, demolition, shipping, railroad, building.

    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.
  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Here's my contribution:

    Corroded Aluminum 1
    Panasonic G2 Nikkor-Micro 60mm f/2.8

    Corroded Aluminum 2
    Panasonic G2 Nikkor-Micro 60mm f/2.8

    Some background in taking the pictures: Photographing the Mundane
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  3. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
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  4. Marc0

    Marc0 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hi, I try with this one

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  5. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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  6. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    WWII Battleship Texas, now a tourist attraction and sometimes a Boy Scout sleepover.

    Attached Files:

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  7. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
  8. jfdana

    jfdana Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    South Portland, ME
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  9. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    Didn't have a lot of photos for this one but here is mine.

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  10. sge998

    sge998 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Don't really have that many chance to encounter big metallic things around here so only one this time.

    <a href="" title="Abandoned machine by iceCreamMecha, on Flickr"> View attachment 262796 "684" height="1024" alt="Abandoned machine"></a>
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  11. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    The ruins of an old belt-driven sawmill in rural West Virginia.

    And a big chain around a tree at a Renaissance Festival.

  12. merosen

    merosen Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    Somerville (Boston), MA
  13. asterinex

    asterinex Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 14, 2012
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  14. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Powershift transmission disassembly.

    <a href="" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8237352166_68d66ab3e6_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Workshop Series"></a>
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  15. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Feb 17, 2011

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  16. marcsitkin

    marcsitkin Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Harwich, MA USA
    Marc Sitkin
    The envelope please..... Here are the results of the "Heavy Metal" 72 hr Blue Ribbon challenge.

    In 3rd place:
    "Gear" by unkabin

    In 2nd place:
    "Old Harbor, Antwerp" by asternix

    And the Blue Ribbon Winner is:
    "Power shift Transmission Dissassembly" by Iconindustries

    Many thanks for your participation, keep on shooting!
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  17. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Fine choice of winners, Marc, and my cogratulations to them all. Thanks for setting such an interesting challenge. :smile:
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  18. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Wow! Thanks for the third place. My first ever photo contest place, and I snuck in just under the wire this morning.

    Congrats to merosen and Iconindustries, too. I have to say, having admired for a long time how Iconindustries has been making art from machinery on this forum, I'd say this contest just about had his name on it. Beautiful shot.
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  19. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Wow! what a surprise. Thankyou everyone who contributed and I'll have a new challenge up shortly.

  20. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I'm glad I didn't miss it. I've been in and out lately and have not kept up with the challenges but this one I knew I couldn't pass up. Thanks for the nugget of encouragement unkabin.