NEW 72-hr Blue Ribbon Challenge: Travel

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Chrisnmn, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    Hey guys i just got a PM letting me know i won the 72 Hours challenge! but since im overseas getting married and travelling, i think it would fit a Travel challenge.

    By travel i mean: any photos from any of your travels, the point is, all pictures here should be not from your home town and hopefully not from your original country if you've been outside yours. The last is not a must obviously, but lets try to keep photos bit far from your countryside. Show, places, people, culture, streets, anything that would show a place or would show the sense of the place you're visiting.

    Im currently in Chile, and here are some snaps from the first two days I should also point that this two examples were shot with a X100s as I havent shot the OMD, since i dont have any primes to put on it and i like that when wondering the streets. I know is against the rules, but the photos here are intended as an example and do not participate in this contest obviously.

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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 shot with camera 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. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Here are my take

    Louvre

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8494232643/" title="Louvre HDR tonemapped by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8494232643_7fccd06891_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Louvre HDR tonemapped"></a>

    Statue of statue of Marc Aurelius in Capitoline Museums Rome

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8349261085/" title="Marc Aurelius by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr">"1024" height="768" alt="Marc Aurelius"></a>
     
  3. denniscloutier

    denniscloutier Mu-43 Veteran

    204
    Dec 24, 2011
    Philippines

    Here are two from my trip to the Philippines last year. For someone from North America, the traffic was insane! Most of my shots were underwater, but here are two I shot from the windows of the buses and vans we travelled in. I'd love to know where the crew on the motorcycle were going. Fishing maybe? I was experimenting with zone focusing and blasting away through the open window of a bus as we passed these guys at about 60km/hr.

    The single guy on the motorcycle was threading his way through a traffic jam in Manilla selling snacks.

    Both photos have technical issues since I was shooting through bus windows, into the sun etc, but I like them because they capture a bit of the place.

    philippines-3. philippines.
     
  4. Kirill

    Kirill Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Feb 13, 2013
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Evening view of Hong Kong island :

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  5. Kirill

    Kirill Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Feb 13, 2013
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Houses on River Weser in Bremen:

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  6. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    I haven't had any out-of-the-country travel since I got my µ4/3, but Hawaii is definitely not my neighborhood.

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    lava road by foxtail_1, on Flickr
    Volcano National Park, Big Island. (The haze in the distance is from the volcanic vents — the sulfur smell got strong from time to time.)

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    Polihale State Park2 by foxtail_1, on Flickr
    Polihale State Park on the west coast of Kauai.
     
  7. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    122
    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    Here are my two. First one is from Kenai Fjords Alaska Pedersen Glacier.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34870254@N03/8298453355/" title="P7020816 by fm289302, on Flickr"> 8298453355_b6316b21bd_c. "800" height="534" alt="P7020816"></a>

    Second one is from a camping trip to the Sierras at quaking aspen campground where friends and I were playing around with light and long exposures.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34870254@N03/8644956754/" title="quaking aspen by fm289302, on Flickr"> 8644956754_141c5a5284_c. "800" height="800" alt="quaking aspen"></a>
     
  8. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    122
    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    foxtail1

    Love your Lava shot great one!
     
  9. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    392
    Nov 30, 2011
    900 year old temple built in the same era as Angkor Wat. This temple is in current day Thailand approximately 200 km east of Cambodia.

    EPM1 - ISO200 - 17mm F/2.8 @ F5.6 - 1/500

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    Current Buddhist Temple (part of) in the northeast of Thailand.

    EPM1 - ISO200 - Oly14-42 MRC @ 14mm - F/5.6 - 1/800

    Temple.
     
  10. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    Taken in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV April 2013
    Yucca in Bloom
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    Taken in Paris with a Sony 4mp p+s in 2003 (still one of my favorites)
    Paris at Night (from Montparnasse)
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  11. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
  12. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    788
    Feb 1, 2010
    Patong, Phuket, Thailand

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    Helix Bridge, Singapore

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  13. vallver

    vallver Mu-43 Rookie

    20
    Jul 15, 2012
    Hi everyone! I am Spanish and here are two pictures from some of my recent trips :)

    Tokyo Skyline with Mt. Fuji (Japan)

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    New York (USA)

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  14. joma

    joma New to Mu-43

    7
    Mar 23, 2013
    Toronto
    John
    When I first saw this thread, I thought I would have a unique place to share becuase it is a bit off the beaten path for tourists. But I think that Sokar has beaten me to it. These are from Phanom Rung in Thailand.

    GF-2 with 14-42 kit lens - ISO 100 1/400 f/7.1

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmacgill/8646263308/" title="P1000818_RW2 by John MacGillivray, on Flickr"> 8646263308_a61249224a_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1000818_RW2"></a>


    GF-2 with 14-42 kit lens - ISO 100 1/320 f/6.3

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmacgill/8645188121/" title="P1000726_RW2 by John MacGillivray, on Flickr"> 8645188121_9784b30b8a_c. "800" height="600" alt="P1000726_RW2"></a>

    They are ooc jpegs. I probably should have used the raw files and post processed them abit.
     
  15. sac

    sac Mu-43 Regular

    114
    Sep 5, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Steven
    Bibury, UK

    London_2012-1020067_Custom_.
     
  16. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    ^^ I love this photo, sac!
     
  17. Kirill

    Kirill Mu-43 Regular

    78
    Feb 13, 2013
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Me too. I hope it wins ... and mine get second and third places :biggrin:
     
  18. sac

    sac Mu-43 Regular

    114
    Sep 5, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Steven
    Thanks for the support. These photos make me aware of how many places I want to see. :smile:
     
  19. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    I think i loved almost every entry in this challenge, but this were my three favorites!

    #3rd place , i simply love this shot and i love and appreciate a great exposure ooc no pp!

    #2nd place, this 'postcard' never gets old.

    #1st place, wow! Love this shot, obviously the light the mood and the whole place! Congrats!

    Thanks everyone!!!
     
  20. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    congrats to sac! and thanks chris for the 2nd place :)