G'day mu43 friends. After a bit of a delay thanks to work/family commitments we have a new 72hr challenge. HIP TO BE SQUARE. Fear not, you won't be asked to post your favorite Huey Lewis & The News images !!! Yesterday I finally had a chance to catch up on some photography stuff, checked out the forums, Flickr and processed a few more images from my recent holidays...and it dawned upon me that despite dabbling in just about every genre or style of photography from landscape to street, abstract to portraiture...I have not a single SQUARE crop, 1:1 aspect ratio image in my entire collection...and this despite the fact that quite often a nicely done 1:1 image really captivates me, perhaps because I really do stick to 3:2 or 16:9 quite staunchly...even here on the forum 1:1 images are quite a rarity. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to show off a 1:1 image, one that YOU think works for whatever reason, any subject, any theme, and offer us all an opportunity to perhaps think INSIDE the square. --------- 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.