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ChrisW
8th December 2011, 03:13 PM
Could the MODS make this post a sticky …. thanks All done!

The December challenge is AFTER DARK

Have a go - long exposures, light painting, Santa's arrival on your roof or whatever takes your fancy.

Please PM your entries to me, ChrisW, or email them to cwhytock @ blue yonder. . co . uk and mark the PM or email with "Olympus Challenge". Entries accepted until midnight 8th January 2012

Class dismissed, have a lovely holiday and we’ll meet again in January *snowmanhat *rudolf *waving

General rules:
-Max. 800 pixels in width or height
-Up to 512KB
-EXIF intact
-Taken by you on an E-series (4/3 or m4/3) camera between 8 December 2011 and 8 January 2012.
-Include your name, your forum moniker and a title for the picture.

Full rules:

1. Photos should be taken (dated in EXIF) between 8 December 2011 and 8 January 2012 inclusive and sent in during that period. Photos will be posted in the gallery after 8 January. We will vote in the week following, results announced soon after voting closes. More reminders and details nearer the date.

2. You must be the photographer who created the picture in order to enter the challenge, and all entries must be visibly anonymous and should be sent to the challenge organiser. You must indicate (a) your real name, (b) your e-group forum name and (c) a title for your photo, in the email. Any entries that are not clearly identifiable and verifiable won't be entered into the challenge.

3. Entries to the challenge :-

Should contain no watermarks, distinguishing effects and no borders
Must be jpg format and no more than 800 pixels on the longest edge
Must have been taken on an Olympus E-* camera
Must have all EXIF data included for the organiser to verify.
Max file size to suit the gallery here is 512kb.

4. You need to be registered on e-group.uk.net forums to qualify for entry into the challenge. The organiser may also enter the challenge (the entries are anonymous and the organiser is trusted to record votes accurately).

5. Only one entry permitted per challenge please. But if you want to withdraw an entry or replace it with another that's OK, you must make it clear in an email to the challenge organiser before the closing date, also ensure the email contains clear instructions and (if required) your replacement picture.

6. Voting on the challenge:-

Any registered member of the e-group forum may vote, including those who submit entries.
Those who submit entries may vote for their own photo but are expected to allot their choices fairly on perceived merit.
Voters should list their three choices in order of preference, by display number and title to avoid confusion.
Points will be allotted as follows: three to first choice, two to second choice, one to third choice.

dbutch
8th December 2011, 05:43 PM
Catching Santa now that is a Challenge:)

Chevvyf1
9th December 2011, 09:53 AM
Catching Santa now that is a Challenge:)

I am usually in bed when the Fatman in the Red Suit :D stops by for his shot of Scotch ... :)

Great Theme ! :eek:

StephenL
9th December 2011, 10:11 AM
I am usually in bed when the Fatman in the Red Suit :D stops by for his shot of Scotch ... :)



But I've not got a red suit ....

Chevvyf1
9th December 2011, 11:40 AM
But I've not got a red suit ....

awww ! Schucks ... but you have a remarkable sleigh ... *yes

Actually, its Dalwhinny this year :D and Cardu :D *chr ... two of my Favs from the Seven Best Single Malts of Scotland ...

Dewi9
15th December 2011, 02:21 PM
Typical - Lincoln Xmas market was from the 1st to the 4th December.

Rules that lot out then ... unlucky or what.

ChrisW
20th December 2011, 09:57 AM
One entry received so far, 20 days left until the challenges ends :)

Chevvyf1
20th December 2011, 11:50 AM
Chris thanks for the reminder *chr In the storm of Christmas Tasks and the Deluge of Presents and ... our old friend Alcohol ... THIS could easily slip past ... *yes

ChrisW
3rd January 2012, 04:57 PM
Just a reminder that entries to this challenge will be accepted if the EXIF data shows the photo has been taken up to midnight 8th January 2012 - only five days left, and only two entries received :eek:

ChrisW
7th January 2012, 12:18 AM
Less than 48 hours to go folks, and four entries received so far *yes

paulf
7th January 2012, 02:24 PM
sounds like a cool challenge

mark_airey
11th January 2012, 09:16 AM
Awh........missed the deadline by a few days :(

Had my camera less than a week and totally forgot about this, bugger!

ChrisW
11th January 2012, 09:44 AM
Just waiting on the arrival of the last entry. All being well, I plan to upload the entries tonight and the voting can start *yes

mark_airey
11th January 2012, 10:03 AM
I look forward to seeing the entries!