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Hello fellow forumers:

Belated Happy New Year, everyone! Hope all is well in 2013, both body and soul. I also hope more of you will visit our little world of art. While on the topic, thanks Heike, for your suggestions :)

As they say, a new year, a new contest. So, submit your photographs NOW :heart:

Submission deadline:
Thursday 28 February, 2013 at 07:59 GMT

Jan-Feb 2013 Photo Contest Topic: "A World Apart" *
* Photographs - taken by you, capturing --
* 1. the Contrast and/or Similarity of people, objects, events, nature
* 2. ordinary objects, transformed by light, time and/or serendipity
* 3. As always, imagination (and jokes) welcome :)

Please submit your images in this thread

Submitting

If you are interested in submitting your own work, you may

* Enter up to 3 pictures allowed per person
* Post up the link or the picture directly
* All entries must be in by Thursday 28 February, 2013 at 07:59 GMT
* Only use pictures you photographed yourself
* All images must be Non-professional in nature
* It is alright to use Photoshop
* Please give each image a title
* Tell us about the camera/lenses/software you used
* Tell us about the time, place, how/why you took this and
* any other personal notes
* You may re-submit image(s) that have not been voted on

Voting

* Starts on Friday March 1 and ends Wednesday 13 March 2013 (at 07:59 GMT)
* Anyone can vote, you don't have to have entered.
* Anyone can vote BUT you cannot vote for your own photo(s), kudos.
* State your preferences in this thread. We will tally them up
* Vote for your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th favourites.
* 1st choice is worth 5 points
* 2nd choice is worth 4 points
* 3rd choice is worth 3 points
* 4th choice is worth 2 points
* 5th choice is worth 1 point
* It is mandatory that you vote for all 5 choices
* Please, Do Not Edit your votes, thank you
* Any Edited votes will be cancelled

Winning Images

* The image with most points wins the First Prize
* There are 5 winning categories: First, Second, Third, Fourth,
* and Honorable Mention
* Winners will be awarded Titles

About the XT Photo Contest

* You are witnessing the making of our fourth year of
* XT Photo Contests
* The Contest will take place every 2-3 months in the Art forum
* Each XT Photo Contest will feature a specific theme.

Looking forward to your photographs :)

All the Best!
Punkette B. and LaBlanca
 

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So any nature related pics are welcome?
 

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Jan-Feb 2013 Photo Contest Topic: "A World Apart" *
* Photographs - taken by you, capturing --
* 1. the Contrast and/or Similarity of people, objects, events, nature
* 2. ordinary objects, transformed by light, time and/or serendipity
* 3. As always, imagination (and jokes) welcome
Sorry to sound like a n00b - but I didn't really get the theme. :(

Can you post a few examples, or share links for "inspiration", please? :angel: :)
 

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No Iain and Rhiz, you cant post nude pictures of sexy women you spy on in public bathrooms or lockerooms etc.., but you can send me them by pm however.
 

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I could take pic for my cat taking a piss in a hole and then bury over it and then take a pic of someone taking a piss and flushing.

Am I close enough? :hmm:
 

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if merging photos together does that count as 1? or if i used 2 images to create 1 image is that 2 entry slots done?
 

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So any nature related pics are welcome?
Sorry to sound like a n00b - but I didn't really get the theme. :(

Can you post a few examples, or share links for "inspiration", please? :angel: :)
Could be anything, gents.

Think something that doesn't belong in the environment it's in, maybe a rose growing in a concrete jungle (cliched example, think along the same lines but beyond it).

Or as Bonita often encourages, a story made up of several pictures. You might find a great picture you took X years ago, and go to take the same picture from the exact same spot again, and highlight the change between the two pics. You might want to recreate in your adulthood a lovely picture of yourself from when you were an infant.

You might want to highlight the contrast between say, a beautiful, natural landscape and a dark storm coming over it (if you're lucky enough to catch it).

You could even share a few pictures of your cat (for you, decoys), as a kitten, as an adult and as a pensioner.

Bonita makes these things very vague which is why I want to slap her. But for the artsy types, it opens up a million doors to endless possibilities, and at the end of the day that's really what these contests are about - creativity.
 

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Second Place Winner, February 2013 XT Photo Conte
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Woah !! Livin' advertisement for the contest :happy: thank you Zico.

Dear forumers, I am well aware that you will need to have a second (or more) photo as reference so, yes, go ahead with whatever you can to express yourself. *

( ;) * The only limitations are those already listed in the XT posting guidelines.)

You can submit up to 3 sets of photographs. Each set consists of 1 main picture plus additional support pictures if needed.

The only thing we ask is that you put each set in 1 single post. The gallery designer and the vote counter thank you :)
 

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Personally I consider it a creative challenge to try and capture the theme of the contest in a single picture. I think it's quite possible.
 

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punkette and blanca can you please give one photo as example of topic in here.

im not good in photoshop and picasa so i will have to take only 1 pic, as i cannot join 2.
 

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Imagine a homeless person and a rich man sitting next to each other on a park bench. They are a world apart. Take a picture of that and you're set for the contest. :)
 

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Made an excellent picture I'm dying to enter in this one.. But have to find a way to do it from android phone as I'm still traveling.
 

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Picture number one:

In list, I call these emptiest, empty, and full. And it shows how with the right timing even the busiest of places can be completely empty.

I call this one "calm before the storm":

It depicts a completely empty Real Madrid stadium, where you could hear a pin drop. It is a contrast to the full Madrid stadium where you can't hear yourself think. Not a single soul here, it is interesting to see something this grandiose, empty. Not a single person was there, just me. One of my favorite days of living:




Entry number two: A completely empty street in Central London, no one could be heard. This photo was taken during the Olympics:



Compared with the lively streets of London before the Olympics, it's interesting to see such a huge contrast:




This is my first ever time doing this so I hope I do well
 

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punkette and blanca can you please give one photo as example of topic in here.

im not good in photoshop and picasa so i will have to take only 1 pic, as i cannot join 2.
yes Bonita, please give an example. Coz I have no idea either! :lala:
 

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yes Bonita, please give an example. Coz I have no idea either! :lala:
Hey Heike :) Besides the examples given above by Boyo and Zico 10, another approach to this contest is abstract photography. You can show us how an image is affected by the time of day, creating the contrast between light and darkness.
 

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