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AnnF
08-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Greetings,

The theme for August 2008 is "Hidden Subject". Here (http://scenicphotos4u.smugmug.com/photos/343384250_8byAu-M.jpg) is a sample, but the subject(s) can be anything. This is a chance to use your imagination and be creative.

The contest runs from the 1st - 31st, and is closed out the following day to allow for any entries taken during the 31st.

Please reduce your entry to 800 pixels in width.
The Album is located here - http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/5605194_UCVkU
Log in using this Username: 43photo and Password: hidden.
If you have a smugmug account, please log out, then in again with the above username/password.

The photo must be taken in the month of the contest. You are allowed to submit one (1) photo. You can resubmit another one, but be sure to include your username again and PM me so I can remove the one previously submitted entry. Some have expressed wanting to wait until the end of the month to submit theirs and that is fine.

It would be nice if your entry has a title. Please make sure the exif info is attached to the photo. It must also be from a 4/3 SLR camera, which includes (but not limited to) the Olympus E-3, E-1, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-500, E-510, E-520, Panasonic L-1, L-10, etc.

The entries will be judged according to these criteria:

Subject: Does the subject fit the theme?



Creativity: How effectively/dramatically/interestingly is the subject presented?



Composition: Has the subject been composed appropriately/interestingly?



Lighting: Has lighting been used appropriately/effectively for the subject?



Technical: Has the subject been exposed, focussed, etc appropriately/correctly?

1st place and 2nd place winners will each have a choice of one of the prizes below. There will also be two who place 3rd and 4th, and they will have a chance at the end of the year for the Photographer of the Year.

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zbahu
08-04-2008, 02:48 PM
I have put one in the competition gallery but I'm not sure if I am way off base for the theme or not!

Colin

erichammer
08-25-2008, 09:25 PM
This may be a dumb question, but it's been a while since I participated. Is cropping allowed? I assume editing with Photoshop isn't, but I got a nice shot with a bit more of the surrounding background than I wanted and I'd like to crop to focus on the subject. Just wanted to know if I can. . .

Eric

AnnF
08-26-2008, 03:52 AM
Thanks guys. Sorry it took so long in answering. Well there are a number of ways to "hide" your subject, so we can't say one way is the only way. That's where creativity comes into play. : )

Yes, post-processing is allowed. Just try to keep your exif info embedded so we can see when it was taken. If you cannot get it to do that, then PM me and I can help.

Thanks,

Ann

AnnF
08-26-2008, 05:23 AM
This updated entry is missing a username. Please PM me or let me know here.:)

http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/344930908_jBWyH-Ti.jpg

Thanks,

Ann

Caver
08-27-2008, 12:01 PM
Damn, for one that's hating spiders this months gallery might not be the best place to look...

Jim Flinchbaugh
08-27-2008, 08:41 PM
Looks like another tough month for the judges!

Jim

AnnF
08-28-2008, 06:49 AM
Lots of interesting shots there. But the judges should have some winners in a few days after it closes this time.

windsprite
08-28-2008, 07:02 AM
Another question! Can the final submitted image be a composite of several images, as long as they were all taken this month?

Thanks.

AnnF
08-28-2008, 07:09 AM
Hi Julie,

Yes.
Another question! Can the final submitted image be a composite of several images, as long as they were all taken this month?

Thanks.

swglera
08-29-2008, 07:10 PM
Hi Ann:
I am sorry to bother you about this, but per your comments, could you please delete my entry no.5, "Sneaking a Sip". My user name is "swglera". I am replacing this shot wth "Master of His Domain", which I have just posted.
I'm sure I'm speaking for all of us in thanking you for your work on this contest.

AnnF
08-29-2008, 08:51 PM
No problem at all, Erik.

Thank you,

Ann
P.S. I will be away for the weekend, but will return Monday evening. So, I'll get to any other messages at that time. The contest will close then, and judging will commence the next day.

AbeakerZ
08-31-2008, 01:38 PM
I just submitted mine. It is a 9 image HDR stack of 1 frame in PSP X2 so the exif was lost.

I uploaded the individual frames at the different exposere values at my PBase account so you can see the exif so you know it's a 4/3rds camera taken in the month of August.

Photos are here: http://www.pbase.com/abeakerz/four_thirds_contest

Oh, and it looks like I mispoke on the shutter speed on the smugmug upload, I tried so many different ones that night, it was at 1 second.

Thanks and good luck everyone. There are some really good photos to compete with so I'm glad I'm not a judge.

VicF
08-31-2008, 02:58 PM
I uploaded a file I named masquerade but the exif info isn't there? I exported the image into photoshop from lightroom2 and set the size to 800 wide and saved it as a png.

My first attempt.

Cheers, Vic.

Viperman500
09-01-2008, 04:19 PM
Hi Ann, I want to upload a picture but will only have time tonight (september 1rst). Of course the picture was taken in August. Could you please leave the contest open until tomorrow? Thanks a lot!

Tertulia
09-02-2008, 08:10 AM
I've added my entry also. Quite difficult for me to choose between the photos with "Hidden" subjects taken this month.

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Cristian Samoila
www.tertulia.ro/blog
E-3, E-500, ZD 14-54, ZD 40-150, ZD 70-300, ZD 35, ZD 14-45, FL36, Lensbaby 2.0

AnnF
09-02-2008, 09:19 AM
Thank you, but I'm not sure which one is yours. Is it "Alone in the Storm"?

Thanks,

Ann

I've added my entry also. Quite difficult for me to choose between the photos with "Hidden" subjects taken this month.

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Cristian Samoila
www.tertulia.ro/blog (http://www.tertulia.ro/blog)
E-3, E-500, ZD 14-54, ZD 40-150, ZD 70-300, ZD 35, ZD 14-45, FL36, Lensbaby 2.0

AnnF
09-02-2008, 09:29 AM
Ok, I verified the original exif and noted it next to the photo entry.

Thanks,

Ann

I just submitted mine. It is a 9 image HDR stack of 1 frame in PSP X2 so the exif was lost.

I uploaded the individual frames at the different exposere values at my PBase account so you can see the exif so you know it's a 4/3rds camera taken in the month of August.

Photos are here: http://www.pbase.com/abeakerz/four_thirds_contest

Oh, and it looks like I mispoke on the shutter speed on the smugmug upload, I tried so many different ones that night, it was at 1 second.

Thanks and good luck everyone. There are some really good photos to compete with so I'm glad I'm not a judge.

AnnF
09-02-2008, 09:31 AM
Sometimes that happens. Just PM me and you can send me the original and I can put the exif in or show me where I can find it elsewhere.

Thanks,

Ann

I uploaded a file I named masquerade but the exif info isn't there? I exported the image into photoshop from lightroom2 and set the size to 800 wide and saved it as a png.

My first attempt.

Cheers, Vic.

AbeakerZ
09-02-2008, 11:42 AM
Thanks Ann