New 72 Hour Challenge (Feb 15-18) STYLE

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by spatulaboy, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Hiya kids! Well it's time for another Challenge! I feel honored to host this great challenge series yet at the same time apprehensive. This has been a pretty long running series and it's covered quite a wide range of subjects. Now I find myself searching for a subject that's fresh yet accessible enough for most members to participate in. Well since it's my challenge I'll just pick something I like right? I looked through my flickr favorites to see what it is that catches my eye most often, and I think I've distilled it to one single element.

    Style. I like photos with style. What does that mean? It can be general and it can be specific. That's what I like about it, it's somewhat intangible yet it's there. Perhaps it's they way the photographer leaves his or her personal touch on the photo. Maybe it's the subject matter, or the way you like to process. It doesn't matter. Show me your style. :cool:


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    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.
     
  2. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Thanks for taking the lead, Vin! Hmm... this one sounds like a very interesting challenge. But I don't think I've quite developed my own style yet. Lemme think about it and get back to you. Can't wait to see what other people's entries are though. Care to share with us a couple of examples about what your style is? :biggrin:
     
  3. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Too high concept? Guys just look through your photos and find one you find 'stylish'. Or go out and shoot a stylish photo of a stylish person. Don't think too hard on this one. :wink:
     
  4. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Here are my entries, both are of subjects that influenced the world with their style.

    Citro├źn Traction Avant Cabriolet

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8103638122/" title="P1030391-Edit.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8103638122_7972f2e4b8_b. "1024" height="759" alt="P1030391-Edit.jpg"></a>

    Spiral stairs of the Vatican Museums, designed by Giuseppe Momo

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8374075326/" title="P1090212-Edit.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8374075326_0e5a5c56c7_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1090212-Edit.jpg"></a>
     
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  5. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    SoHo, NYC.

    8478398811_19d006d36c_b.

    Wardrobe Malfunction, Fordham Road, the Bronx.

    8478398377_db4bbca498_b.
     
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  6. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    392
    Nov 30, 2011
    2 photos were one has style and one potentially has style in a future role.

    Indian.

    EPM1 with 14-42mm MRC @ 17mm. ISO 200, F/5.0, 1/400

    Model_in_the_Making.

    EPM1 with 45mm Oly @ F/2.8, 1/1250 with FL600R in FP Mode
     
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  7. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'll bite :)

    There's one of the styles I like, strong colours, abstract strongly geometric shapes:

    Brisbane_012584.

    And then there's the style I often find myself shooting, much softer colours and more natural shots:

    P2153555.

    Consider me a photographer who's conflicted about style.
     
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  8. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    I am going to take this one as personal style, and submit a photo of my wife, from when a large group of us got dressed up for Carnival. Definately "stylish".

    tumblr_mi5ubxoFYu1rkpvlwo1_500.
     
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  9. Marc0

    Marc0 Mu-43 Regular

    137
    Jun 20, 2012
    Italy
    Marco
    Hi, here's my entry with my style.

    Hands2.
     
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  10. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    This is a pretty tough challenge. I picked a street shot taken recently because I like the processing style, as well as the strong geometry of the pedestrian crossing contrasting against the two stylish ladies j-walking... (I think I'm losing my point...)
    PC260377-1.
     
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  11. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
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  12. asterinex

    asterinex Mu-43 Regular

    73
    Nov 14, 2012
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  13. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    762
    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    I just dig this man's fashion sense:

    8324704626_da82d49ca0_b.
     
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  14. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    This is my second entry. I just love the lighting of this shot taken at a local pop rock concert:
    P1040133-7_01.
    E-M5 + 100-300 @ 150mm | ISO 3200 | f/4.5 | 1/200s
     
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  15. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

    651
    Apr 4, 2012
    Herradura de Rivas, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
  16. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

    651
    Apr 4, 2012
    Herradura de Rivas, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
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  17. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Okay, I went to the archives for the two most stylish people in my family:

    7001831905_80d519c486_c.

    8330685667_8a19a3aa27_c.
     
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  18. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    772
    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Frank
    Shopping at the Factory Outlets

    Check out our new boots!
    P2160129%20mr%20bw.

    I'd look cool in that outfit.
    P2160153%20mr%20bw.
     
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  19. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

    170
    Feb 17, 2011
    Minnesota
    hip daddy

    P1080763-L.
     
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  20. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    Viva Las Vegas Car Show

    Just one entry for this one... had to get something in under the wire:
    i-rXSd6RP-L.
     
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