Weekly Challenge #5: Silhouettes and sunsets

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by acercanto, May 22, 2013.

  1. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    I hope this isn't too specific, but I really love seeing sunsets with silhouettes of stuff (people, trees, buildings, anything neat). Bonus for awesome cloud formations! :biggrin:

    Here's two photos to give ya an idea of what I'm looking for.
    The first was taken back in my P&S days with a Kodak Z730, but I really like it. I don't know what the phenomenon is called, but every now and again, right as the sun sets, there'll be a brilliant spike of light straight up, like a candle, for just a moment.

    The second I just like for the silhouette.

    Have fun!

    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. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Maybe not quite sunset but getting close, definitely silhouettes and clouds. The sun is actually the bright spot behind the trees. E-M5 with Olympus 17mm F/1.8:


    From my backyard, silhouetted trees and the roof of the house behind me with lots of clouds. E-M5 with the original 17mm F/2.8 pancake:

  3. jjviegas

    jjviegas Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    Porto, Portugal
    Here's mine:

  4. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    Not really a silhouette but maybe still fits...

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/7339445"> 4.jpg "Sunrise by quatchi on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 80%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/7339445">Sunrise</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/olli_muc">quatchi</a></font>
  5. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    From the archives. A little dark and noisy, but I still like the idea behind this shot. :)

  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member


  7. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I think I've got only one that fits this theme...but I've got 5 days to take a second one.

    sunset by foxtail_1, on Flickr
  8. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M

  9. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
  10. griswoldo

    griswoldo Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 27, 2011
    My wife and son. Taken last year with G3+14-42

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/griswoldo/8789799818/" title="P1050929 by griswoldo, on Flickr"> 8789799818_ed3de03247_b.jpg "1024" height="769" alt="P1050929"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/griswoldo/8783212303/" title="P1050932 by griswoldo, on Flickr"> 8783212303_9a3dc25250_b.jpg "1024" height="769" alt="P1050932"></a>
  11. ducktapeguy

    ducktapeguy New to Mu-43

    May 16, 2011
    I guess this could be a really, really early sunset on both these, taken in late afternoon


  12. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013

  13. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Tel-Aviv harbor sunset

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8645464454/" title="Sunset at tel-Aviv harbor HDR by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8645464454_5bf5b5f557_b.jpg "1024" height="766" alt="Sunset at tel-Aviv harbor HDR"></a>

    From where i live

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8256787859/" title="From My House by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8256787859_90f3144a09_b.jpg "1024" height="768" alt="From My House"></a>
  14. PMCC

    PMCC Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 18, 2013
    Try something different...
  15. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    My 2 entries:


  16. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    Man, if the rest of the week is as phenomenal as these entries, I'll have my work cut out for me! Great job, everyone! Keep 'em coming!

  17. iamajai

    iamajai Mu-43 Regular

    Taken with my G1 and Canon 24mm/f2.8

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  18. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    From my front door.