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NEW (Year) 72-hr blue ribbon challenge:

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by yekimrd, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    First and foremost, I wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year! To my Pinoy countrymen, please try not to lose any of your fingers by recklessly playing with fireworks (Remember that you definitely need your fingers to handle your camera).

    Thanks again woof for the win! Totally unexpected.

    Without further ado, the topic I choose to welcome 2013 is "Lightbeams and Fireworks". I realize that not everyone is into shooting fireworks so I figured a good substitute would be any photo that prominently features a beam of light. It could be a ray of sun or strobe lights so as long as there is an actual BEAM (see below for example).

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/yekimrd/8194841469/" title="Nocturnals by yekimrd, on Flickr"> View attachment 248691 "1024" height="768" alt="Nocturnals"></a>

    Hope you all have fun with this challenge. I'll name the winners sometime the evening of January 3 (US time).

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


    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. TDP

    TDP Guest

  3. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
  4. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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  5. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Fireworks (Crop from 4th of July Fireworks 2012 at Mohegan Sun Casino in CT.


    Light Beams (View from the balcony of a Terrace Suite at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV

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  6. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    From my home.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/73403162@N00/8256787859/" title="P1080264-Edit.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8256787859_90f3144a09_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1080264-Edit.jpg"></a>

    This "Dalek" christmas tree have zapped my G2 sensor and forced me to get G5.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8350311398/" title="P1080745-Edit.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8350311398_9119fd7a87_b. "774" height="1024" alt="P1080745-Edit.jpg"></a>

    For noon doctor Who followers - Dalek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  7. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Excellent entries thus far. Hoping for a bit more participation to welcome the New Year. :) 
  8. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    No fireworks (our New Year's Eve was wet and cold), but a bit of sunshine recorded around Christmas while waiting for a good dinner in a restaurant in Malta...:) 

    COOLPIX P7700    ---    11mm    f/2.8    1/30s    ISO 180
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  9. Jazztrumpet5

    Jazztrumpet5 Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 20, 2012
    Kansas City
    That light is beautiful!
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  10. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
  11. Panut

    Panut Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 25, 2011
    New year fireworks on the streets of Espoo

    Just before midnight, I left for a local bar.
    I put my RX100 in my coat pocket - just in case - and as soon as I got on the streets, I felt regret for not taking E-M5 with me. However, Sony did the job, even in the rain.

    More street photography than fireworks photography, but fireworks were surely involved:

    DSC-RX100    ---    10mm    f/2.5    1/20s    ISO 1600

    DSC-RX100    ---    10mm    f/2.8    1/13s    ISO 800
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  12. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Yesterday,New years day,Solana Beach,California.One of more intense sunsets I've ever seen.A great way to start the new year.

    E-M5    LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4    25mm    f/2.8    1/800s    ISO 250

    E-M5    LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4    25mm    f/6.3    1/640s    ISO 250
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  13. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Was at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts yesterday to see Dale Chihuly's glass exhibition.

    DMC-GX1    ---    20mm    f/4.0    1/20s    ISO 800
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  14. badcatgary

    badcatgary Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Denver, CO
    Eiffel Tower:

    DMC-G3    LUMIX G VARIO 14-42/F3.5-5.6    14mm    f/3.5    1/2s    ISO 160

    DMC-G3    LUMIX G VARIO 45-200/F4.0-5.6    171mm    f/5.6    1/25s    ISO 1600
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  15. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    I think I'll extend the challenge by another 18-24hrs to encourage more participation.:smile:
  16. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Really? There are some great photos here already (and I don't mean mine). Why not pick a winner and move on to the next contest?
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  17. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    I was just hoping for 3 pages in the thread but I'll call it in a few hours.
  18. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Not a lot of entries but it was all about quality rather than quantity. Before I hop on a 6-hr plane ride to Vegas, I wanted to announce the winners for the 72-hr challenge: Lightbeams and Fireworks.

    HM goes to...

    Great PP work here. Hang-worthy in my opinion.

    Runner-up goes to...
    COOLPIX P7700    ---    11mm    f/2.8    1/30s    ISO 180

    Another outstanding b&w image, my friend.

    And the winner of the 72-hr New Yr challenge is...
    DMC-G3    LUMIX G VARIO 14-42/F3.5-5.6    14mm    f/3.5    1/2s    ISO 160

    Majestic image. Nuff said.

    Congrats to everyone! Can't wait for the next challenge.
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  19. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Mikey for organising this one and picking my picture as runner up..:)  Look forward to the next challenge!
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