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#1 Steve B.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 21:16

Welcome to the Neowin Monthly Photography Challenge!

This month's challenge closes on the 31st March at 21h00 GMT.

The entered photos will be collected into a poll for voting from the 1st to the 5th of March, with the next thread starting on the 6th again.

The theme for this month is "Motion".
 
When you submit an entry, you must include your choice of theme as a part of the post. If you fail to do this, or fail to reply within 24 hours of a topic request PM, will result in us selecting the runner up's theme choice.

If an image is not submitted using the sites listed, it will NOT be accepted for the competition, the EXIF data is required for proof of entry
 

FAQ

Q: What is the current challenge?
A: The current challenge is in the thread title.

Q: What are the rules for posting?
A:

  • Photos must be taken in the time frame of that theme (So in the case of March, from today (24th February) to the 24th March. Submission must be on a website that conserves EXIF data)
     
  • Spam will be deleted as per the forum rules, such as photos for sale.
  • The rest of the forum rules still apply.
  • One picture per theme.
  • Post your photo as a reply to this thread
Q: What sites are permitted for submission?
A:
  • Flickr
     
  • Picasa
  • min.us
  • smugmug
  • playlookit.com
  • 500px.com
  • DeviantArt.com
  • Google Plus
Q: Does Neowin get any rights to my images if I post them?
A: Not at all! The only rights Neowin get are simply to say you won and may post it to the front page with full accreditation.

Q: Can Staff/MVC/Veteran/Other Group enter?
A: Yes!

Q: I have a question not answered here!
A: PM me! I'll try my best.

 




#2 Snoopy2005uk

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 21:30

Ahhh I took a great photo for this theme just a couple of days ago. oh well.



#3 +Odom

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 22:19

Might I make a suggestion that the pictures should speak for themselves? I saw the February contest for "Envy", and to be honest, if it weren't for the extra text and explanations that were added, apart maybe from the laptop, you wouldn't be able to tell what the message was from the pictures.

I just think that if there is a theme for pictures, you should be able to tell it from the pictures that are taken, or see it reflected in them.



#4 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:06

Might I make a suggestion that the pictures should speak for themselves? I saw the February contest for "Envy", and to be honest, if it weren't for the extra text and explanations that were added, apart maybe from the laptop, you wouldn't be able to tell what the message was from the pictures.

I just think that if there is a theme for pictures, you should be able to tell it from the pictures that are taken, or see it reflected in them.

hmmm good point, however onto you I say, how many photos did you enter :shiftyninja:



#5 +Odom

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:19

I entered once so far. Reason being that I only found out about this contest a couple of months ago and up until last week I had almost no time at all to take any pictures. My work makes me leave early and come back late. However I started a new job this week and the working hours are now 9-5, so I'll have more time.



#6 Turk.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:54

Always Watch Crossing Rhino Trams -Motion-
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656a2g.jpg16jej49.jpg

Well, I did my best, I uploaded photos onto 500px, and EXIF's screen shots taken. I do not know how to post 500px photos here. It says one photo but how I can fit two sequential shots in one photo. I think, I messed it up? Nevertheless, I posted, just in case. Photos taken in Bundoora, Vic, AU.

#7 vetsanctified

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:10

My perennial problem with these contest: Motion as to what? What is the conceptual frame? A picture that represents motion? A picture that freezes motion? That's only the tip of the word's spectrum.

MOTION

1
a :  an act, process, or instance of changing place :  movement
b :  an active or functioning state or condition <set the divorce proceedings in motion>
2
:  an impulse or inclination of the mind or will
3
a :  a proposal for action; especially :  a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly
b :  an application made to a court or judge to obtain an order, ruling, or direction
4
obsolete
a :  a puppet show
b :  puppet
5
:  mechanism
6
a :  an act or instance of moving the body or its parts :  gesture
b plural :  activities, movements
7
:  melodic change of pitch



#8 vetsanctified

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:29

And well, since, to this point, we are free to interpret, I decide to adhere to this concept of motion:

 

an active or functioning state or condition

 

original link to 500px: http://500px.com/photo/62957949

 

firemen.jpg



#9 +zhiVago

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:19

I actually appreciate the idea that the clue for theme is just one word. It expands the potential instead of narrowing it down.



#10 Nashy

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:18

And well, since, to this point, we are free to interpret, I decide to adhere to this concept of motion:

 

an active or functioning state or condition

 

 

 

attachicon.giffiremen.jpg

 

I'd be more inclined to say 'Crews in Motion'.  Just the first thought when I saw it :-)



#11 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 13:48

Always Watch Crossing Rhino Trams -Motion-

16jej49.jpg

Well, I did my best, I uploaded photos onto 500px, and EXIF's screen shots taken. I do not know how to post 500px photos here. It says one photo but how I can fit two sequential shots in one photo. I think, I messed it up? Nevertheless, I posted, just in case. Photos taken in Bundoora, Vic, AU.

Lol you didn't have to post EXIF data mate

 

I actually appreciate the idea that the clue for theme is just one word. It expands the potential instead of narrowing it down.

+1 Exactly, it opens up worlds of possibilities, but I will agree it opens up useless ones too :laugh:

 

I actually appreciate the idea that the clue for theme is just one word. It expands the potential instead of narrowing it down.


People remember to include THEME for next month!



#12 vetsanctified

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:11

THEME for next month: Identity.



#13 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 13:50

Come on neowin! we need moar submissions!



#14 Skiver

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 13:52

I just havent found the time recently :(



#15 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 13:53

I just havent found the time recently :(

Well either you post your submission or you give me your login so I can start threatning people to post here :p