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Makonde
23rd November 2008, 01:56 PM
Hi there folks.

Grateful if a Figure of Authority could make this a sticky in the forum.

Here is the 11th e-Group Photo Challenge. I am advised by John that the aim is to get two challenges in before the year's end (12 in all) so the final date for submission for this one will be midnight on Saturday 6 December.

This indicates an easily accessible indoor or outdoor theme for the challenge so that you can get entries in pretty soon. The subject is: "The Pub." How you convey the essence of the pub is up to you. I trust that members under eighteen will be able to find an escort....

Please include a suitable title (which can help to explain any inspiration that may not be immediately obvious). This distinguishes your photo when it comes to voting.

I have added to the rules a note on max file size based on gallery limitations on this site.


The Rules

1. Photos should be taken (dated in EXIF) between now (1400 GMT Sunday 23 November) and midnight Saturday 6 December. Photos will be posted in the gallery on 7 December and voting will be completed by midnight Friday 12 December (leaving 18 days to set up and complete the 12th challenge).

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 and (b) your e-group forum name in the email. Any entries that are not clearly identifiable won't be entered into the challenge.

3. Entries to the challenge :-

a. Should contain no watermarks, distinguishing effects and no borders
b. Must be jpg format and no more than 800 px on the longest edge
c. Must have been taken on an Olympus E-Series camera
d. Must have all EXIF data included.
e. 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.

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. Pictures to be included in this 11th Challenge must arrive in my inbox before midnight on 6 December.

Please send your entries to Makonde2000@hotmail.com and include the word OLYMPUS in the title.

Good luck - anyone can win (as you see...!)

snaarman
27th November 2008, 10:18 PM
I went out to the pub tonight - only in the line of research for this challenge you understand. Most enjoyable, however I neglected to take the camera.

Doh.

Do I have to go again in that case...?

Pete

Rod Souter
27th November 2008, 10:25 PM
Frequently, until you remember to take your camera!

Rod

Makonde
28th November 2008, 12:51 PM
Just a reminder - in order to get two challenges in before the end of the year - making a dozen in all - you have until midnight Saturday of next week - 6 December - to go to the pub and take a cracking pic, inside or outside.

Can't be too hard but I haven't received a single entry yet!

andym
28th November 2008, 01:02 PM
Just a reminder - in order to get two challenges in before the end of the year - making a dozen in all - you have until midnight Saturday of next week - 6 December - to go to the pub and take a cracking pic, inside or outside.

Can't be too hard but I haven't received a single entry yet!


I'm working on it.

I'll risk taking the E3 out when I meet my mates next week.:eek:

Ps I'll go out for some practice tonight.

theMusicMan
28th November 2008, 01:08 PM
I am trying to conjure up some good ideas, and have a few in mind I hope to try out. I have every intention of submitting an image in the 11th challenge.

ndl0071
28th November 2008, 02:18 PM
Can't be too hard but I haven't received a single entry yet!

The calm before the storm?:)

tlove
28th November 2008, 05:42 PM
I missed doing the 10th challenge, and so had decided that I was going to have a go at challenge No.11 - and then you came up with this subject :rolleyes:

It's a cracking subject, but OMG what a toughie!

I still have no idea where to begin (specially as I don't drink, and rarely visit pubs!). I'm still hoping inspiration will strike soon :o

One for the boys this one I think ;):D

theMusicMan
28th November 2008, 06:12 PM
Thea

I know Makonde has said 'get down the pub', but really, 'the pub' is the theme and can be interpreted as you see fit. What do you see in your minds eye when you say those words...? is there anything that can be constructed that represents 'the pub'...?

I too don't go to pubs that often, in fact the only trip I have to the pub is on Christmas Eve on our traditional (20+ yrs) visit with a mate. I have a few ideas but it's the execution I have trouble with!!!

Good luck Thea... :)

tlove
28th November 2008, 06:29 PM
Didn't say I wouldn't have a go John - just stuck for inspiration ;)

I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you, and everyone else, good luck also *chr

Barr1e
28th November 2008, 06:33 PM
Entry sent.

Regards. Barr1e

Makonde
28th November 2008, 07:13 PM
C'mon Thea - indoor or outdoor..... there's a thousand possible themes...including architecture, signs....even temperance.... and there's not a pub I know where they would pass up the opportunity to be photographed (unless a customer with a clandestine lover, or an underage drinker caught in the act).

If I'd said 'The Church' would you think you had to be a practising worshipper to do it?

tlove
28th November 2008, 07:32 PM
C'mon Thea - indoor or outdoor..... there's a thousand possible themes...including architecture, signs....even temperance.... and there's not a pub I know where they would pass up the opportunity to be photographed (unless a customer with a clandestine lover, or an underage drinker caught in the act).

If I'd said 'The Church' would you think you had to be a practising worshipper to do it?

I know - I'm beginning to get a couple of 'ideas' now as I type this - I just need to figure out how to go about them.

Sorry - I've obviously had a harder week at work than I realised. Just ignore my earlier comments :D

tlove
30th November 2008, 01:28 PM
Okay folks - entry sent!

Makonde
30th November 2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks, Thea.

Four entries so far .... as it's been a cold, wet Sunday I expect a slew of entries this evening as you get back from the pub...

photo_owl
30th November 2008, 05:18 PM
what's a pub?

*chr

snaarman
30th November 2008, 07:56 PM
Doh. I scoped out a subject in Halifax this weekend, but wrong lighting, wrong weather and no parking.. Back to the drawing board

Pete

tlove
30th November 2008, 08:01 PM
as it's been a cold, wet Sunday I expect a slew of entries this evening as you get back from the pub...

Or should that be a slur of entries ;):D:D

Sorry - couldn't resist :o *chr

Susan
30th November 2008, 08:49 PM
good luck everyone :)

We'll aim to get to the pub this week, been a hectic few months.
Got a few ideas for shots, but will have to pick 'the right moment' to execute :D

Makonde
2nd December 2008, 03:51 PM
Six entries so far with at least two more pledged, and some classy shots. I had an enjoyable lunchtime and evening myself.

However, we are still looking for the killer shot: on a wild dark night, with just a touch of moon glinting under the racing black clouds on the snow below, rays of light, warmth and merriment stream from the open door of an ancient pub on Dartmoor while outside, the silhouette of a highwayman, beside his tethered horse, watches for his lover's candle in the window above....

Get on it! Extra points if you catch the horse's steaming, frosted breath.

snaarman
2nd December 2008, 05:09 PM
However, we are still looking for the killer shot: on a wild dark night, with just a touch of moon glinting under the racing black clouds on the snow below, rays of light, warmth and merriment stream from the open door of an ancient pub on Dartmoor while outside, the silhouette of a highwayman, beside his tethered horse, watches for his lover's candle in the window above....

Blimey, I should obviously get out more..


PS - put my pictorial effort into the pot tonight

Barr1e
2nd December 2008, 05:49 PM
Who's worried about the horse - I understand the lady is a looker - an equal in fact to the highwayman. ;)

Regards. Barr1e

Makonde
4th December 2008, 08:22 PM
Now, Olympians, it may be a challenge to take a defining shot of some set subject, but I'm sure you are equal to it. We have seven runners for 'The Pub.' So leave your birds and sunsets for a moment, and have a shot at this challenge. You have until Saturday evening to add your entry to the field....

Still no highwayman. How about some John Bull figure? John Prescott, even?....

Ellie
4th December 2008, 11:12 PM
*sigh* I'm totally stuck with this one. If I take a picture of the outside of a pub I'm fairly sure it'll be obvious it's down here, and anywhere's got to be within walking distance because my car's being fixed and won't be back till Saturday.

As for anything else, vaguely creative, I haven't a clue

I could probably get a picture of a daytime horse, but I don't think that would count! *laugh

Makonde
5th December 2008, 10:31 AM
*sigh* I'm totally stuck with this one. If I take a picture of the outside of a pub I'm fairly sure it'll be obvious it's down here, and anywhere's got to be within walking distance because my car's being fixed and won't be back till Saturday.

As for anything else, vaguely creative, I haven't a clue

I could probably get a picture of a daytime horse, but I don't think that would count! *laugh

C'mon Ellie - welcome to the world of photojournalism where you have to take a shot of something - at least here, you have a measure of choice in time, place and theme!

For the outside, I don't think the fact that your photo might be taken in a particular area of the country, or brewery, needs to stay your shutter finger. For ideas inside, think 'essence of pub:' warmth, welcome, fug, fires, barmen, barmaids, bars, beer, glasses, barrels, people talking (dressed in that inimitably British down-at-heel style).... dogs......lovers....married couples reading newspapers....

You can do it.....

Susan
6th December 2008, 07:34 PM
Entry submitted, skin of my teeth i know!

I never realised how hard it would be to get to a pub and take some photo's!
But glad to have joined in.

Sus :)

Makonde
6th December 2008, 08:36 PM
Entry submitted, skin of my teeth i know!

I never realised how hard it would be to get to a pub and take some photo's!
But glad to have joined in.

Sus :)
And a truly excellent entry, if I may say so!


the clock is ticking and entries should be sent (date-time stamp counts) before 24.00 tonight.

dwarfe
7th December 2008, 06:03 PM
Is it ok for anyone to vote I have already a favorite but not sure really how these things work. :D

Makonde
7th December 2008, 06:13 PM
Yes - any forum member can vote - send me a pm with your three choices ranked in order of preference. To send a pm, click my username at the head of any message and use the menu that opens up.