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Weekly Challenge #7: Happy

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by ill_dawg, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. ill_dawg

    ill_dawg Mu-43 Veteran

    201
    Aug 26, 2010
    I'm currently in the process of moving from one country to another. While dealing with the immigration paperwork, little things keep popping up. I need to get another stamp here, there should be another signature there. This needs to be translated, and the translation needs to be stamped and signed. and then the stamp needs to be stamped. You get the picture. It's at times like this when one can either get bogged down in the frustrating details, or focus on the happiness that abounds.

    On that note, show me some happy!

    Anything goes, really. It could be someone's happiness
    Happy_1.

    or something that makes you happy
    Happy_2.

    or just anything else the theme brings to mind.

    Happy shooting!

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    Weekly Challenge Rules

    The challenge will be open from Friday through Thursday, with a winner announced on Friday (unless people think I should make this one longer or shorter to get the schedule back on track). 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. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

    326
    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    Here are two pictures expressing "Happiness" for me.

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/762059"> 4. "Tea 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/762059">Tea</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/olli_muc">quatchi</a></font>


    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/18866707"> 4. "End of Summer 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/18866707">End of Summer</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/olli_muc">quatchi</a></font>
     
  3. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
  4. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
  5. zethanos

    zethanos Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Apr 20, 2013
    Singapura
    ZR Li
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/89076932@N04/8271356175/" title="Zoo 121312 (100 of 129) by Zethanos, on Flickr"> 8271356175_3c9254b152_b. "1024" height="633" alt="Zoo 121312 (100 of 129)"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/89076932@N04/8386726800/" title="Taiwan_2013_part_01 (85 of 346) by Zethanos, on Flickr"> 8386726800_84e501835f_b. "1024" height="769" alt="Taiwan_2013_part_01 (85 of 346)"></a>
     
  6. DanSullivan

    DanSullivan Mu-43 Regular

    63
    Jun 21, 2010
    Colorado
    Dan Sullivan
    My niece with her new son

    [​IMG]"800" width="591" /></a>[/IMG]
     
  7. ill_dawg

    ill_dawg Mu-43 Veteran

    201
    Aug 26, 2010
    Some great stuff here, keep 'em coming!

    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk HD
     
  8. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

    720
    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)
  9. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
  10. ill_dawg

    ill_dawg Mu-43 Veteran

    201
    Aug 26, 2010
    I'll be picking a winner later today, any last minute entries?

    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk HD
     
  11. mlapinel

    mlapinel Mu-43 Regular

    30
    Mar 14, 2012
    Happy kids and dogs

    PA202793.
     
  12. graben

    graben Mu-43 Regular

    88
    May 2, 2013
    Chicago, Illinois
    1371122505944.

    Sent from my HTL21 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  13. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
  14. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    Happy Place (Frankie's Tiki Room, Las Vegas, NV)

    i-P3Ss3H8-L.
     
  15. ill_dawg

    ill_dawg Mu-43 Veteran

    201
    Aug 26, 2010
    Thanks for all the entries, and sorry to take so long wrapping this up. It was tough for me to call this one, but I have finally narrowed it down to three:

    Honorable mention: atomic
    i-FqM426n-L.
    Excellent panning shot, and that car looks like a ton of fun!

    Runner up: zethanos
    8271356175_3c9254b152_b.
    I had a hard time not picking the happy cat. I love the wink and the angle of his head.

    Winner: quatchi
    4.
    Great colors, great composition. I thought this one captured the theme in a unique way, focusing on the warm afterglow rather than the moment itself.

    Thanks to everyone who participated, great job all and I look forward to seeing more from you all in the future!
     
  16. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    Wow! My first honorable mention! Thanks. Congrats to the runner up and winner, great shots! Looking forward to the next contest...
     
  17. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

    326
    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    Wow, thanks for selecting my image! I shot it in 2011 in the late summer. I went out before sunset, took my time for the shot and afterwards headed over to a friend for a drink. So, indeed, it was a 'happy' evening. :)

    Here is a making off shot.
     

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  18. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Shows that planning, preparation and attention to detail pays off. :smile: