Time to Vote! Photo contest: 'Cold'. Voting ends January 22, 2010

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  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Please note: Due to my error while doing an update, all the votes were erased on 1/16/10.

    Please take a minute to vote again! -Amin



    The theme for our first photo contest is Cold.


    Contest Prizes (in US dollars, payable via PayPal):

    • 1st Place: $100
    • 2nd Place: $50
    • 3rd Place: $25
    Ties may be resolved via run-off or dividing the prize, depending on the situation.


    Contest Rules:

    • Participants must be registered members who have made no fewer than 3 sensible posts here at mu-43.com.
    • You may enter a photo now and post later, but both the contest entry and the 3 qualifying posts must be made on or prior to January 15, 2010.
    • Only one photo submission per person.
    • You may only enter a photograph which you yourself have made.
    • The photo must have been taken with a Micro Four Thirds camera.
    • Maximum photo dimension must not exceed 1024 pixels.

    Of course you continue to hold all rights reserved. We have no intention of trying to gain any rights to your photograph. You can remove it from the forums any time.


    To enter, simply post a photograph in this thread. HTML and code are enabled to make posting as easy as possible. For detailed information about how to post a photo in this or any other thread, see [URL="http://mu-43.com/showthread.php?p=1165#post1165"]here[/URL].


    [SIZE=5]Update: The contest is now closed to entries and open for voting.

    All registered mu-43.com members with at least 3 posts are eligible to vote.

    To vote for a particular photo, simply click the [IMG]http://mu-43.com/images/buttons/post_thanks.gif button underneath that particular submission (Note: the [​IMG] button will not be visible to you unless you have at least 3 posts).

    It is an "open" voting process; ie, your name will be displayed along with other members who voted for a given entry.

    Please limit yourself to 3 or fewer votes. At any time prior to the end of the voting period, you may add your vote to or withdraw your vote from an entry.

    The voting period will end on January 22, 2010 at 11:59:59pm GMT.[/SIZE]
     
  2. classiclenses

    classiclenses   Charter Member

    4
    Dec 16, 2009
    G1 14/45mm

    Dan
     

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  3. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Photo for contest "Cold"

    Please find attached my entry for the photo contest.

    It was taken with the GF1 + 20mm lens on a very cold and misty day.

    Thanks,
    Ian

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  4. eolake

    eolake Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    101
    Dec 21, 2009
    Lancashire, England
    Snowman

    I made this snowman just before Christmas, with two neighbor girls.
    I swear I had made a nice Easter-Island-esque face prior to the blonde one going "Rocky" on it.

    First white Christmas in my adult life, I think!
     

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  5. bebrox

    bebrox Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    80
    Dec 29, 2009
    Scotland
    For me this was one of those rare captures, the light and mist were just right, I had already taken 80+ photo's with my Trusty G1 + 14-45mm kit lens:2thumbs:;

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  6. eolake

    eolake Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    101
    Dec 21, 2009
    Lancashire, England
    Wish the file had been bigger, but very pretty, very nice colors, well done.
     
  7. antonisphoto

    antonisphoto New to Mu-43 Charter Member

    9
    Dec 29, 2009
    ice

    GF1 with 90mm Tele-Elmarit/2.8 at f/8 ISO 200 on a tripod with 2sec timer.
     

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  8. eolake

    eolake Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    101
    Dec 21, 2009
    Lancashire, England
    Nice.
    A flash photo?
    Why the timer?

    Is that a Leica 90mm lens? (There are also 135mm and 180mm Tele-Elmarits) How's it working out on the GF1?
     
  9. antonisphoto

    antonisphoto New to Mu-43 Charter Member

    9
    Dec 29, 2009
    Eolake, this is daylight only (from a window on a cloudy - and COLD day!).

    The timer: I felt that touching the release button at slow speeds with the tripod extended may compromise sharpness. Perhaps its an automatic reaction left over from the days of mirrored bodies!

    And yes, it's a 90/2.8 Tele-Elmarit. See my comments under adapted lenses. I only wish it would focus a little closer, but I am not complaining in the optical performance department.
     
  10. eolake

    eolake Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    101
    Dec 21, 2009
    Lancashire, England
    Thanks.

    Isn't the water moving? I'd have expected motion blur...
     
  11. antonisphoto

    antonisphoto New to Mu-43 Charter Member

    9
    Dec 29, 2009
    You are quite right - but the speed in this case is 1/25 sec. And, luckily, the ice didn't slide around!...
     
  12. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    545
    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4228386690/" title="Snowman by VidarFoto, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Snowman" /></a>

    Olympus E-P1, 17mm, f2.8, ISO 200, 1/3200 sec
     
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  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Lots of very strong entries already :2thumbs:.
     
  14. blork

    blork Mu-43 Rookie Charter Member

    24
    Dec 31, 2009
    Montreal, QC, Canada
    Taken a few days ago in the Parc Regional de Longueuil, just outside of Montreal. GF1, 20mm 1.7.

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  15. Lex

    Lex Mu-43 Rookie Charter Member

    20
    Dec 21, 2009
    this is my entry, taken with an e-p1 and the olympus 14-42mm in vienna

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  16. bg2b

    bg2b Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    53
    Dec 22, 2009
    Berkeley Heights, NJ
    My entry

    An icescape, "Moonrise over Siberia"

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  17. Marcus

    Marcus New to Mu-43 Charter Member

    5
    Jan 7, 2010
    My entry--Horses "kissing" in a snowstorm

    This was taken with a Panasonic G1 and the 45-200 lens. This is a rare snowstorm in East Texas. We may get another one in a few hours.

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  18. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    My entry, I really should be out much more with the cold weather here in the UK - hopefully tomorrow I'll be out and about!

    E-P1 + 20mm f1.7
    1/500s f/4.5 at 20.0mm iso200
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  19. eolake

    eolake Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    101
    Dec 21, 2009
    Lancashire, England
    Wonderful pic, Brian, one of my favorites.

    I can see a couple of alternative crops which might be interesting. One is just a bit off the bottom and right side, and another is further in on all sides.
     
  20. eolake

    eolake Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    101
    Dec 21, 2009
    Lancashire, England
    I think the magic of the angels and nearby elements is stronger without the very dominating tree on the right. Hoping for your kind acceptance I've posted it <a href="http://eolake.blogspot.com/2010/01/snow-angel.html">here</a>.
     
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