New 72 Hour Challenge (14-17 Jan '13) - Candid Connection

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by macalterego, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Real Name:
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    Okay, here's the new challenge, and in this case I'm more than happy to judge because this is one area I am not very confident in, especially since moving away from my full frame Canon and L-glass.

    I'm titling the theme Candid Connection, to indicate a photo that shows the human need for connection: to another person, or an animal such as a pet. I've included an example of each. Both were taken a few years ago prior to my switch to m43, and I'm still struggling a bit to get the kinds of shots with my current setup that I see some of you displaying that, frankly, amaze me.



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

    72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2012)

    Have fun! Winner shall be announced on or shortly after the 17th Jan 6:00 PM U.S.Central Time (-0600GMT).

    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. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
  3. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Real Name:
    Here's my entries, both on my old GF2 with the Panasonic 20mm

    <a href="" title="Best Friends by jloden, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="Best Friends"></a>

    <a href="" title="Marlana = Headrest by jloden, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="Marlana = Headrest"></a>
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  4. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    I know I used this one before but I just love it and its great for this category :)

    <a href="" title="Smile by fm289302, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="Smile"></a>

    and a new one

    <a href="" title="IMG_5999-2 by fm289302, on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="800" alt="IMG_5999-2"></a>
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  5. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Real Name:
    Kelly Gibbons
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  6. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Real Name:
    take the step by foxtail_1, on Flickr

    I don't take many pictures of people, but the care that this gentleman took with his wife really struck me.
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  7. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    1st entry: Caught a couple of hikers taking a break and enjoying the awesome scenery while sharing each other's company.


    OMD+12-35mm, Lake McKenzie, NZ
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  8. feilb

    feilb Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 4, 2012
    A safe place

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  9. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Real Name:
    Here is my take shot with the P14-45

    <a href="" title="P1080852 by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="P1080852"></a>

    This is a sculpture, but I like the interpretation. Shot with OM 50mm F/1.8

    <a href="" title="P1090223-Edit.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="767" alt="P1090223-Edit.jpg"></a>
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  10. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Real Name:
    rob collins
  11. fullbanani

    fullbanani Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 21, 2011
    Berlin, GER
    Tough guy loved by his dog:
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  12. mlapinel

    mlapinel Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    Great thread! My two:


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  13. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
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  14. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    I know I have posted this elsewhere, and forget where, but this one gets connection for me... both between the individuals as well as the place, as well as the connection through the place.

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  15. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    I've posted this one a few times.. I'm sure there's a connection here... at least enough to maintain the call :biggrin:

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  16. Jazztrumpet5

    Jazztrumpet5 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 20, 2012
    Kansas City
    My dad and my youngest daughter, on his birthday.


    My wife and youngest daughter, this Christmas.

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  17. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    <3 this one!
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  18. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
  19. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Real Name:
    Here's my entry:
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