Neowin Monthly Photography Challenge - Jan '14


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Chasethebase

Welcome to the Neowin Monthly Photography Challenge!

This month's challenge closes on the 28th January 2014 at 23:59 GMT

The entered photos will be collected into a single thread with a poll, these will be voted on by everyone.
 

The theme for this month, as chosen by the winner of the last challenge is "Flat"

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:

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  • 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!

 

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Skiver

God I didn't even see that this was posted... Flat!?

 

That's a difficult concept, nothing is coming to mind yet but I will keep that in mind.

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ArcticRift

It is the 14th and not a single image yet....

 

Guess we have a slow start to the year? All the best for 2014 - and happy shooting...

 

Table Mountain in South Africa is Flat, well Kinda Flat....

 

My one tire was a little flat. And I live in a Flat.. if that makes sense.

 

I think I have one to enter on this one... will post next week sometime :)

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Draconian Guppy

Bumpage hope to post mine soon

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AJerman

Still haven't really thought of anything good for the subject. Hmm....

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ArcticRift

Well someone needs to post something that is flat sometime...

 

So guess I will start...

 

IMG_1651.jpg

 

 

This was taken from the top of Table Mountain - Cape Town - South Africa :)

 

Canon EOS 6D

50mm f1.8

f/3.2

1/4000

ISO-100

Max Aperture 1.75

 

:)

 

Something flat

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+warwagon
This was taken from the top of Table Mountain - Cape Town - South Africa :)

 

 

nice

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KingCracker

Meh

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ArcticRift

ps... next topic should be a fun one to make people think a bit.... I think the next topic should be Frozen in Time :)

 

We can get those super fast shutters going, and get some drops in mid air, some birds frozen in flight, maybe even hadouken or levitation photography?

 

This should be a fun year!

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+warwagon

ps... next topic should be a fun one to make people think a bit.

 

I dunno, if a theme as simple as "Flat" stumps the ###### out of people .... :laugh:

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Skiver

I've had an idea in my head, just haven't had the time to actually go out and do it!

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Draconian Guppy

My video card just died 2 days ago, so unable to edit photos until I get the replacement here :( So until feb.

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AJerman

I dunno, if a theme as simple as "Flat" stumps the **** out of people .... :laugh:

Says the one who just laid something on the floor and took a picture of it? :laugh:

 

Flat isn't a very exciting photography concept because flat makes a boring picture most of the time. Given plenty of time, I'm certain we could find quality "flat" photos, but it's not a concept I'd frequently find pictures that conform to. If I still lived in Oklahoma, I'd have some awesome landscape opportunities, but around here there isn't much that's flat, haha.

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Says the one who just laid something on the floor and took a picture of it? :laugh:

 

Actually I had a much better idea planned out. I just needed someone to help me with it. I'll give more details on what I was going to do in the voting thread.

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Chasethebase

Annoyingly the only times I now have available to shoot are weekends and evenings. Leaves me a bit limited in what I can do, especially with the weather lately...

I really need to participate myself in these things.

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AJerman

Hmm... still haven't come across anything for flat other than just taking a picture of the hardwood floor or something, haha. 2 more days, huh? I'll keep looking!

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sanctified

This is the most decent theme in the history of Neowin's photo challenges and no one is responding :/

 

There's an entire photography history around the concepts of flatness, frontality and silence (Quite near equivalents in photography).

 

:/

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ArcticRift

This is the most decent theme in the history of Neowin's photo challenges and no one is responding :/

 

There's an entire photography history around the concepts of flatness, frontality and silence (Quite near equivalents in photography).

 

:/

 

Flatness - no one said flatness - the topic just says "Flat" - of course we could have had amazing pictures with flatness....

 

Who do we blame for such a great mistake in the definition of the topic...

 

O the horror....

 

No wonder no one was interested....

 

Guess we missed out...

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Arachno 1D

Maybe it fell a bit flat..

Can't say my imagination is stirred by the topic but good on the guys who have made an entry.

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He's Dead Jim

Too dark for photos here since october.

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Draconian Guppy

My video card just died 2 days ago, so unable to edit photos until I get the replacement here :( So until feb.

 

 

This is the most decent theme in the history of Neowin's photo challenges and no one is responding :/

 

There's an entire photography history around the concepts of flatness, frontality and silence (Quite near equivalents in photography).

 

:/

Really that interesting and where would your entry be? :shiftyninja: (sorry had too).

 

 

:( Living in third world country means waiting 1 week for courier so i'm afraid i'll be missing out this one.  I've got a slight idea of what I wanted to do, maybe i'll try with my phone tonight.

 

Flatness - no one said flatness - the topic just says "Flat" - of course we could have had amazing pictures with flatness....

 

Who do we blame for such a great mistake in the definition of the topic...

 

O the horror....

 

No wonder no one was interested....

 

Guess we missed out...

I think sanctified nailed it, problem is to many people think to literally in terms of definition I guess.

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AJerman

I wasn't taking it literally, I just can't think of interesting to shoot that's flat or has anything to do with flat or flatness. I thought about taking a picture of a flat tire, but that didn't sound interesting. Or flat colors, which I don't know of any to take pictures of, or flat objects which mostly seem boring to me unless it's just a show of DOF or something... I dunno. I could take all kinds of plain old boring flat pictures, but I've gotten very picky about my photography and won't post anything I don't really like. *shrug*

 

I was kind of hoping to see some interesting entries to perhaps give some ideas. Actually, I just had the idea of using the lake down the road if the water was really smooth but I can't make it in time now, it'll be dark every time I have a chance to go today or tomorrow. Ahh well.

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