Weekly Challenge #6: Isolation

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by griswoldo, May 31, 2013.

  1. griswoldo

    griswoldo Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 27, 2011
    When I first considered this theme, it seemed a little specific. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized it could mean more than shallow depth-of-field subject isolation (although, like most everyone else, I love that technique). The subject could be something or someone that appears isolated by way of body language, facial expression, color, lack of surroundings, etc. Or it could be that the photo's setting itself communicates isolation (e.g. wide-open prairie).

    Since we're a few days late getting this week going, maybe we can go from Friday-Wednesday, then Week #7 could be Thursday-Tuesday, and Week #8 could get back to the normal Wednesday-Monday timeframe. Thoughts?

    Anyway, here's a couple examples to help you get started.

    Shallow DOF

    Isolation by color and lack of immediate surroundings
    View attachment 280557

    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. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Ooh, me first!

    Isolation via focus: A yucca tree in bloom (also an isolated event)

    Isolation via motion: (not to mention the driver is pretty isolated in there)
  3. zethanos

    zethanos Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 20, 2013
    ZR Li
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8524085207/" title="Jurong Bird Park 2013 Part One (77 of 200) by Zethanos, on Flickr"> 8524085207_30725220e3_b.jpg "840" height="1024" alt="Jurong Bird Park 2013 Part One (77 of 200)"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8391239791/" title="Taiwan_2013_part_02 (260 of 337) by Zethanos, on Flickr"> 8391239791_2295490f9b_b.jpg "1024" height="854" alt="Taiwan_2013_part_02 (260 of 337)"></a>
  4. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Using a strobe and camera setting I got the two isolated photos.

    In the first by controlling the shutter speed i got the white wall to appear black.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8537725610/" title="The bite by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8537725610_a375e958d0_b.jpg "1024" height="838" alt="The bite"></a>

    By shooting the dog using a side strobe, i managed to darken most of the background.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8525348262/" title="Lets play by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8525348262_a8549e7b64_b.jpg "842" height="1024" alt="Lets play"></a>
  5. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
  6. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    I'll upload it to a site other than Facebook as they do horrible things to resolution on there. Shoot from the other day, my friend and his girlfriend. We found the gun lying on the ground and he picked it up
  7. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Cool theme. :thumbup:

    I thought I would go with some of the more isolated places I've seen around the world:



    (yep those are teeny, tiny people up on the top right of the rocks)
  8. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8474109553/" title="Untitled by GFFPhoto, on Flickr"> 8474109553_244800550a_b.jpg "1024" height="769" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8636822754/" title="Untitled by GFFPhoto, on Flickr"> 8636822754_5dcbe65521_b.jpg "1024" height="576" alt="Untitled"></a>
  9. luiztakei

    luiztakei Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2012

    I really like the first picture. Where was it taken?
  10. ill_dawg

    ill_dawg Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2010
    Here are a couple "isolation" shots to go with the changing seasons:

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/36225292"> 4.jpg "Untitled by Adam Bowers (AdamBowers)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/36225292">Untitled</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/AdamBowers">Adam Bowers</a></font>

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/31652659"> 4.jpg "Spring by Adam Bowers (AdamBowers)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/31652659">Spring</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/AdamBowers">Adam Bowers</a></font>
  11. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    My input for this nice theme :



    C U,
  12. luiztakei

    luiztakei Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2012
    This is an odd scene I saw another day while walking on the streets:

    Untitled by Luiz Takei, on Flickr
  13. PENasonic

    PENasonic Mu-43 Regular

    After ripping our couch P10108681.JPG
  14. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    Here is my first one for this theme...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8497305056/" title="P7020761 by fm289302, on Flickr"> 8497305056_905e00746b_z.jpg "640" height="512" alt="P7020761"></a>
  15. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
  16. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)
  17. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland
  18. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Isolated in thought

  19. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons