Weekly Challenge #1

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by unkabin, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 17, 2011
    As per discussion of the revising the 72-hour challenge, I have titled this the "Weekly Challenge." I've added #1, since I think it makes sense to number these things (as do the post processing challenges).

    I've looked through recent past themes and was taken by the Freeze the Moment theme. I thought it might be fun to un-press the pause button with the theme of "Motion." I think there are many ways to imply or speak to the theme of motion with still pictures and am looking forward to seeing yours!

    (P.S. If anyone sees anything amiss in how I've set up this new format, please let me know. This is my first time running any challenge, much less a revised version.)


    A couple examples:


    Please refer to the comprehensive list of previous topics and winners via the links below (from the previous, 72-Hour Challenges):

    72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2013 Q1)

    72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2012)

    Weekly Challenge Rules

    The challenge will be open from Wednesday through Monday, with a winner announced on Tuesday. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos shot with an m4/3 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 weekly challenge.

    For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own weekly 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.

    Contests are scheduled to open on Wednesday of each week. On Tuesday of the following week, 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 Weekly Challenge.
  2. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    unkabin thanks for a great challenge and writing down the rules.

    Here are my two photos.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8479892558/" title="Riding the partk by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8479892558_c2e5515287_b.jpg "1024" height="768" alt="Riding the partk"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8567584489/" title="Tel-Aviv night run by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8567584489_31dc253de3_b.jpg "1024" height="768" alt="Tel-Aviv night run"></a>
  3. zcd

    zcd Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 14, 2013
    Alberta, Canada
    I took this one at the Anaheim / Edmonton game on Monday night. I feel like the moment before the puck drops is frozen in time, but as soon as the puck hits the ice - all heck breaks loose.

    View attachment 272552

    This is my first contest sub, hopefully I haven't missed the point..

    OM-D + 45mm @ f1.8 1/500 ISO200
  4. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 17, 2011
    Not at all, I'm hoping for broad interpretation.
  5. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2012
    Here's my two. One of our horses running back towards us after checking to see if we dropped some grain off up at their troughs. Our dog Mannix shaking the water off after taking a dip in the pond.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8678606231/" title="Horses-27 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8678606231_65ab733a1f_b.jpg "1024" height="576" alt="Horses-27"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8678605815/" title="Mannix-73 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8678605815_13e703dcfe_b.jpg "1024" height="768" alt="Mannix-73"></a>
  6. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Heres a couple...
  7. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    You shot that with the 45? Excellent seats!:2thumbs:
  8. zcd

    zcd Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 14, 2013
    Alberta, Canada
    Sometimes you get lucky! :D
  9. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
  10. zethanos

    zethanos Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 20, 2013
    ZR Li
    <a href="http:[email protected]/8536597570/" title="Jurong Bird Park 2013 Part Two (73 of 107) by Zethanos, on Flickr"> 8536597570_79ef5f51d7_b.jpg "1024" height="769" alt="Jurong Bird Park 2013 Part Two (73 of 107)"></a>
  11. sac

    sac Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 5, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    My entries.


  12. Kirill

    Kirill Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    Tallinn, Estonia
  13. Kirill

    Kirill Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    Tallinn, Estonia
  14. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
  15. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
  16. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 17, 2011
    A bump to remind folks. Two more days to get in your entries for this week's contest. Motion is the theme, so you'd better move if you want to play!
  17. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 8, 2012
    Carol Stream, IL
  18. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 17, 2011
    Last day for the weekly challenge :smile:
  19. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Well, I only managed to get one this weekend that fits the bill:

  20. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)