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Cranium Competitions => International Weekly Comp Entries => Topic started by: Hinfrance on January 31, 2010, 07:09:37 PM

Title: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: Hinfrance on January 31, 2010, 07:09:37 PM
Chat here:

The subject for next weeks competition is .....

Sharp

OK, following on from 'out of focus' let''s do the opposite. And add a bit of 3D too. Take a picture of something that is perfectly focused from front to back, or of a sharp subject. No flat things, the picture must have some depth. Just as long as the picture is pin sharp from corner to corner.

Rules:

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 1st to Sunday 7th February.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 8th February.
Poll will be up Tuesday 9th February until 23.59pm Friday 12th February.
Winner to be announced Saturday 13th (winner should post the new topic no later than 23.59 Sunday 14th February).

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
create an entries thread
create a chat thread
create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie sunday xx to Monday xx

pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night

Poll to be created Tuesday to run till Friday, winner declared Saturday

Editing limits to be specified by the person choosing the competition subject, if nothing is mentioned then there is no limit to editing allowed.

Montage images should only contain images taken within specified dates

Please don't vote for your own entry

Everyone is welcome and comments and critique on the entries are also welcome

Posting your entries, and setting up the poll.  Instructions are here: http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=382.0
Title: Re: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: Hinfrance on February 04, 2010, 06:33:42 PM
I hope everyone is thinking about this, hence the silence. . .

An idea popped into my mind this afternoon while I was shoveling rock. I'll see if I can get it done tomorrow. If my back stops aching.
Title: Re: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: picsfor on February 05, 2010, 07:50:27 PM
My idea has just popped into my head. Entry coming tomorrow - subject to lighting!
Title: Re: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: jimthetrain on February 05, 2010, 08:16:06 PM
Went for the needle and thread theme and found out afterwards that I've seen snooker cues with sharper ends than that needle.  :o  I'll stick with that topic but if I find a sharper needle then i'll exchange pics. :-[


EDIT.  Well I found a sharper needle so swapped it. ::)
Title: Re: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: oRGie on February 07, 2010, 01:25:46 AM
Plenty of sharp objects :)  thought I'd be different..   really old 12v light bulb I used to use to flatten & cycle nicads for racing remote control cars, had to go and pinch the charger, couple of battery's & bulb from my little brother who inherited all my kit many moons ago  ;D    Jeez I really want a good macro lens, gonna have to be the ef100L when I have some spare cash  :beer:

I like this one best

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_lightbulb_0989a.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/lightbulb_0989a.jpg)

But I think this one is a bit sharper overall, so I'll enter it..

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_lightbulb_0986a.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/lightbulb_0986a.jpg)

Damn fine entries so far, not holding my breath for any votes this week  :legit:

Title: Re: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: stevebedder on February 07, 2010, 03:25:47 PM
Damn!! Should have read the details before doing an entry!!

Just taken this shot but with it being a macro there is a shallow DoF which is outside of the comp guidleines!!

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_CRW_0766.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/CRW_0766.jpg)

Back to the drawing board......
Title: Re: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: jimthetrain on February 07, 2010, 03:42:31 PM
I submitted last weeks picture without fully reading up on your requirements and it came first. :-[ So maybe you could get away with it. ::)
Title: Re: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: stevebedder on February 07, 2010, 08:10:07 PM
"So maybe you could get away with it" - Don't tell anyone jim that it's not quite to the requirements  ;)

Title: Re: CHAT - Weekly Competition - 'Sharp' 1/7 February 2010
Post by: oRGie on February 07, 2010, 10:09:53 PM
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