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New 72 hour blue Ribbon Challenge: Heroic

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Kirill, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Kirill

    Kirill Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Feb 13, 2013
    Tallinn, Estonia
    My first photo competition win since school and that was ages ago :redface: . Having thought long and hard about a theme I have decided that it would be interesting to see different people's visual interpretation of heroism: heroic people, deeds or their results in the world around us. Thank you in advance for contributing and good luck!

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    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. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Congrats Kirill!!!

    Here are my 2 entries, both shot with my trusty m. Zuiko 40-150mm during the recent St. Paddy's Day Parade in NYC...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8592963469/" title="March by yekimrd, on Flickr">"800" height="600" alt="March"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8592963495/" title="Officer by yekimrd, on Flickr">"800" height="600" alt="Officer"></a>
     
  3. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    122
    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    Here is my first one.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34870254@N03/8594226932/" title="P1110041 by fm289302, on Flickr">8594226932_e259d89143_c.jpg"600" height="800" alt="P1110041"></a>
     
  4. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    ill add some heroic "humor" to it.

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  5. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
  6. PatrickVA

    PatrickVA Mu-43 Veteran

    264
    Jul 31, 2012
    Central Virginia
    World War I doughboy statue in a neighboring town
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/timewellspent/8587461888/" title="Doughboy by liacatherine, on Flickr">8587461888_23110c7420_c.jpg"600" height="800" alt="Doughboy"></a>
     
  7. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Kelly
    Hero's on a ladder

    Taken from across the highway from a local Volunteer Fire Department with a GH1 and 100-300 pana at 200mm.image23.jpg
     
  8. bobraynard

    bobraynard Mu-43 Rookie

    14
    May 27, 2012
    Shreveport, LA
    Bob Raynard
    Local Results

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/n5fk/8595827975/" title="P1000033.JPG by bobraynard, on Flickr">8595827975_26646c286f_c.jpg"800" height="600" alt="P1000033.JPG"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/n5fk/8595829825/" title="P1000039.JPG by bobraynard, on Flickr">8595829825_fe4f37b353_c.jpg"800" height="600" alt="P1000039.JPG"></a>
     
  9. jfdana

    jfdana Mu-43 Regular

    171
    Jan 23, 2013
    South Portland, ME
  10. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
    Les
  11. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    122
    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    Ok found some more for this from when the apartment building across the street was on fire. The First one here is my second entry the others are just for fun.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34870254@N03/8598276489/" title="P7090007 by fm289302, on Flickr">8598276489_239edb05be_c.jpg"800" height="600" alt="P7090007"></a>


    Just for fun not entries below but I really couldn't pick lol.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34870254@N03/8599377156/" title="P7090026 by fm289302, on Flickr">8599377156_a07d5ecdf1_c.jpg"600" height="800" alt="P7090026"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34870254@N03/8598278215/" title="P7090070 by fm289302, on Flickr">8598278215_b61d796077_c.jpg"800" height="477" alt="P7090070"></a>
     
  12. Kirill

    Kirill Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Feb 13, 2013
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Thanks to everyone who has taken part!

    3) The honourable mention goes to Chrisnmn for his image of road workers bravely dealing with a (maybe not so) hazardous substance :redface: .

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    2) The runner-up is mkee with this impressive image of a modern knight of law and order on his trusted metal steed.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34870254@N03/8594226932/" title="P1110041 by fm289302, on Flickr">8594226932_e259d89143_c.jpg"600" height="800" alt="P1110041"></a>

    1) And the winner for me is yekimrd with this powerful photo of a parade, with proud policemen (?), young and old, marching together. Congratulations!!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8592963469/" title="March by yekimrd, on Flickr">"800" height="600" alt="March"></a>
     
  13. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Thank you! Totally unexpected. I should be posting a new challenge by tonight. Was just really busy at the hospital this past week.
     
  14. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    Wow! Thanks for the third place! Really appreciate it! Also just to point out they were not road workers they were actually firemens putting a little 'piƱata' some people burned in front of a hotel in auckland, thats why the whole police squad. And comgrats to yekimrd for the first place!
     
  15. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    122
    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    Thanks for the runner up Kirill and grats yekimrd for the win! Great shots everyone.