NEW 72-hour challenge: phoTOYgraphy

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by yekimrd, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
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    Hopefully everyone will see this as a fun challenge, and with the weather getting cold outside, I wanted to this to be a challenge that anyone can do from the comfort of his/her own home.

    Without further ado, my chosen topic is: PhoTOYgraphy. i.e. I want pictures highlighting your (or your kids') toys/collectibles. Happy shooting! :biggrin:

    An example from my E-PL3 days...

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

    Just a review of the rules for the 72-hour blue ribbon challenge:

    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 "Your Best Shot: A 72-hour Blue Ribbon challenge."
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  2. Giant bubble guy

    Giant bubble guy Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    Great photo and subject. Nice toy too ;)
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  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Here are mine

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    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
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  5. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    What? It's a Toy ...

    <a href="">
    <div align=center>" width="400" height="300"
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  6. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    [​IMG]"1024" height="880" alt="P9220002"></a>[/IMG]
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  7. donlaw

    donlaw Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 19, 2011
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    Don Lawrence

    Superman toy

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  8. YouDidntDidYou

    YouDidntDidYou Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 18, 2012
    these two

    <a href="" title="cheeky wedding bouquet by YouDidntDidYou, on Flickr">[​IMG]"540" height="720" alt="cheeky wedding bouquet"></a> and
    <a href="" title="Jessie cowgirl from toy story in wedding shoes by YouDidntDidYou, on Flickr">[​IMG]"480" height="640" alt="Jessie cowgirl from toy story in wedding shoes"></a>

    just a few more domestic dispute | Flickr - Photo Sharing!, nerves of bokeh | Flickr - Photo Sharing! and connect 4 classic expression | Flickr - Photo Sharing! enjoy :-]
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  9. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I'm still a kid, I like toys... although just a little different.

    <a href="" title="The complete Spark Gun unit by iconindustries, on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="576" alt="The complete Spark Gun unit"></a>

    <a href="" title="Spark gun result by iconindustries, on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="512" alt="Spark gun result"></a>
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  10. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
    dice and pawn


    [ ... GF1 & Lumix 14 ]
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  11. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
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    Old School

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  12. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
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    A toy dog with its toy

    <a href="" title="P1060230-Edit-2.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="P1060230-Edit-2.jpg"></a>
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  13. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Well.. what can I say..


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  14. MikeinAlexandria

    MikeinAlexandria Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 10, 2012
    I took these with the E-M5, macro arm light and 45mm F2.8 lens. Steve Mqueen and his Bullet Mustang say hello


    Sean Connery and "Little Nellie" from the 007 movie "You Only Live Twice"

    From the '70s series UFO, we have Ed Straker's car, the UFO Intrceptor and Shado Mobile, all vintage Dinky Toys!


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  15. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
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    Luke needs to grow a bit !

    Sent from my iPad using Mu-43 App
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  16. greysonj

    greysonj Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 12, 2012
    That first picture of McQueen is fantastically creative.
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  17. soundpete

    soundpete Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 17, 2011
    Landspeeder Servicing

    <a href="" title="Landspeeder Servicing by Peter Bullard, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Landspeeder Servicing"></a>
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  18. badcatgary

    badcatgary Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Denver, CO
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  19. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    Found this in the backyard ... kids do strange things.

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  20. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
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    Thanks so much! These are great, really nice retro toys. Which 2 would you want me to consider your formal entries though? :smile: