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Weekend Challenge 5 - In Miniature

  • Jul 12, 2013 · 5:00 PM

Weekend Challenge 5 - In Miniature

A small weekend challenge this time, and it's easy because you don’t need to specifically go anywhere or catch up with anyone.

The idea is that Amelia, Jim and Jess will be issuing a challenge each weekend, and you are welcome and encouraged to submit a single image that you think fits with the (loosely) interpreted theme of the weekend.

We’re still debating if the best way is to upload the images to Meetup.com, or to flickr, or even to facebook, and we’d be interested in your thoughts on this. For the moment, let’s just stick with Meetup.

 

This week

Tilt-shift (Google it!) or photographs of toys, small things etc.

Here are links to some example images from Amelia to get you thinking:

[Little Workmen in Little Cars] [Almost Home Time] [Making a Getaway]

And a couple of toy/small images from flickr:

[Mr Tow Truck Man] [Happiness Is A Warm Puppy]

And a tool that can be used to create the sort of look we're thinking of if you don't actually own a tilt-shift lens. (and I'll be a little surprised if many of you do. I sure don't!)  As always though, interpret the theme as you wish.

[Fotor]

 

Rules and hints…

  • New Rule:  The image supplied must be a photograph, or a combination of photographs. That doesn't mean you cannot manipulate it, but it must have started as an actual photograph.
  • 5PM Friday to 8AM Monday to take the image. Images taken outside this timeframe are not eligible.
  • One image only.
  • You can't RSVP after the event has started. Don't worry about it, just get going. You can still enter.
  • Interpret the theme any way you want.
  • It's best to give your image a caption. Honest, it might help your chances…
  • Have fun. No, really. Otherwise, what's the point?
  • Jess, Amelia and I are ineligible to win, but we might enter, to keep the pace up. :-) We're all pretty busy though…
  • We have sorted out the best way to manage the album, and you can upload images to it once the meetup starts. A link will be supplied in my first comment. Once the meetup finishes (8AM Monday) a link will also appear in the meetup itself, and you can use that to achieve the same thing.
  • There are no prizes (unless you want to sponsor one) but you'll have all the bragging rights you can handle.
  • The judges' decision is final. We'll provide a 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetter.
  • No need to enter every week. But it's good fun!

 

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  • Sarah F

    Congrats David, Sian and Kerry! Excellent job guys :-)

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First place, along with the associated congratulations, goes to David Alderman (again!) for My Train Set. Well done! Now everyone get busy for the next challenge and push him off his perch! :-)

    http://www.meetup.com/WellingtonPhotographyMeetupGroup/photos/16075402/259383172/

    July 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you sir. I wasn't expecting two in a row. I liked Mini Botan more than mine!

      July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First off, third place goes to Kerry, for her thoroughly carnivorous entry, Angle Snapper. Simple, clear, cute, and clearly fake in a good way. http://www.meetup.com/WellingtonPhotographyMeetupGroup/photos/16075402/259587442/

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • Kerry

      Thank you:) I'm looking forward to the next challenge!

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Second place, with a botanical shot, goes to Sian Burling-Claridge, for Mini Botan. Well crafted, and definitely has that 'fake' look!

    http://www.meetup.com/WellingtonPhotographyMeetupGroup/photos/16075402/259369842/

    July 19, 2013

    • Sian B.

      Oh, wow, thanks! I'm looking forward to doing more and trying more tools and styles of photography.

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, sorry about the delay. Time is short, and everyone is having a busy week, so please also excuse the brief introductions.

    Many thanks for all the entries. It's great to see so many people involved, and commenting on each other's images.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great stuff. Commiserations to those who couldn't quite get there. Real life is very intrusive sometimes. Jess, Amelia and I will vote, collate the results and get back to you, but I'm going on holiday today. It might be a day or two before I can sit down and publish the results.

    In the meantime, keep an eye out for the announcement for next weekend, and get thinking!

    July 16, 2013

  • Brian Z.

    Unfortunately I had to work all weekend
    And was unable to find any time to take
    photos. I've been looking at the photos
    Posted, like the experimentation.

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I struggled with this one ! a bad cold hasn't helped, but I have nothing to put in this time. some great photos by others though ! fantastic. Love these weekend challenges..

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Four hours left to get those images uploaded...

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seeing some VERY cool photos! Good work guys :)

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Tracilee

    Sorry but work had gotten into the way of me completing this challenge - blergh! Can't wait to see everyone's photos.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay folks, time's up for actually taking the photos. You have until midnight to post one. Just one. Thank you. Link above.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am I just being dull, or is there nowhere to upload photos?

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Here's the link. You have until 8AM Monday to TAKE the picture, and then until midnight on Monday to POST the picture. :-)

      July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I took the old Fuji fire and forget out with me today and had a play with one of the images in lightroom. I'm quite new to lightroom but surprised myself with the result. This may or may not be my submission, just thought I would share one of my experiments along the way. There is a link to a blog article in the comments which was what I followed to get the effect:
    http://flic.kr/p/f8CxaN

    July 13, 2013

    • Brendon D.

      Thanks for sharing David. Wellington station was one of the places I was thinking of going for my photo attempts :) I hadn't thought of using lightroom either so thanks for the link! And good luck, its a great photo.

      July 13, 2013

  • Jeffrey H.

    I'm going tilt shift mad waiting for the weekend to roll around :-) can't wait to get started

    July 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Practice, practice, practice. :-)

      July 11, 2013

  • George S.

    Will tax my inventiveness!!

    July 10, 2013

  • Brendon D.

    Another example (my Little People Photo5 entry from last year):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brendonkeryn/8045394768/in/set-72157631671357278

    And inspiration from the other 1075 entries to the Photo5 category:

    https://www.canon.co.nz/en-nz/worldofeos/photo5/2012-Entries?briefID=fc3cac9d-e1df-41f2-90d0-ca63ae696e2a

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's unlikely I'll have time, this week...

    July 9, 2013

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