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theMusicMan
29th May 2010, 07:37 AM
The e-group 2010 Bank Holiday Challenge

Many thanks to those who responded yesterday with some great suggestions, so here are the chosen themes/subjects/categories for the 2010 May Bank Holiday challenge;


Water
Blue
Sunrise
On the BBQ
Relaxation
An 'arty-farty' Artistic image: conducive to hanging in a gallery (this should be interesting, eh ;) )
Symmetry
Mother Nature in all her glory
Legs
the number '6'

Finally... as a tie breaker just in case, please can you complete the following caption... "Bank Holidays to me, are......"

The prizes for the winner are typically the same as last year (NB: could be different to the list here, final prizes are yet to be confirmed);

A couple of 1GB Compact Flash cards
An Olympus RM-1 infra red wireless shutter release

So, trying to keep this nice and easy... here are the simple rules:

The challenge is open to members of eGroup or FTU
Please only submit 1 entry per theme/category (the same image can be used in multiple categories if required)
Please complete the caption and submit it at the bottom of the same post you show your images in (i.e. this thread!!)
All your images must be posted in the e-group challenge thread here by linking them from your page or your e-group gallery page.
All images must be a maximum of 800px on the largest side
Please submit your images by 22:00 Monday 31st May
The winner will be determined by John and Ian, and will be announced on Wednesday, 2nd June, 2010
Judges decision is final
If you take the challenge too seriously... please don't - it's not worth it.

Now get out there and find an image for each of those categories. Heck, you could even try to capture several categories in one image - how's that for forward thinking eh...:)

Enjoy!

Mr Jones
30th May 2010, 08:44 AM
Water
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/01Water.jpg

Blue
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/02Blue.jpg

Sunrise
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/03Sunrise.jpg

On the BBQ
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/04BBQ.jpg

Relaxation
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/05Relaxation.jpg

An 'arty-farty' Artistic image
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/06ArtyFarty.jpg

Symmetry
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/07Symmetry.jpg

Mother Nature in all her glory
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/08MotherNature.jpg

Legs
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/09Legs.jpg

the number '6'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/halfpast5/10Thenumber6.jpg

"Bank Holidays to me, are all of the above."

theMusicMan
30th May 2010, 09:03 AM
Wow... you've been out already shooting yes...?

theMusicMan
31st May 2010, 12:50 PM
Well, I have managed 5 out of the 10 thus far. Out again later for a walk and small picnic with Heather and her best friend, and also with the dogs, we'll see what else I can muster up out of those categories.

How you all doing...? or am I going to be the lone entrant?

snaarman
31st May 2010, 01:55 PM
Here we go!

First. Sunrise - and 6 sheep. Well there wasn't a sunrise, OK. :mad: Check the time stamp, I was out at 04.45 BST to get this rubbish shot.... Still: The sheep were surprised.

(This is Avery's Pightle near Newbury. I'm sure its quite nice there on a nice day).

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/62319161A.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24154)

Next. Blue Tiny flower in our garden.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/100531141000105.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24152)

Now Nature in all her glory. Aaaah :-)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/100531140400102.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24150)

Relaxation and On the BBQ...

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/62319168A.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24156)

This one is Arty-farty. (My splendid 50mm macro lens insulted by placing an old plastic bag on the front...)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/100531140600104.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24151)

Now Water. The essential Bank Holiday garden maintenance...

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/62319165A.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24155)

And Legs (Well, you didn't say what sort...)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/614/100531141100107.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/24153)


"Bank Holidays, to me, are generally a surprise..."

*chr

Pete

Janet
31st May 2010, 02:43 PM
I've been away for a month, so only just caught up on this thread...my pics were all taken between the first Bank Holiday this month and the last...couldn't take any this weekend as I'm snowed under with a whole month of washing to do!

Still, it's all in fun, so here's my efforts!

Water - rather more of it than we'd have liked, as we ventured onto the tidal Thames. The boat in front is Keeping Up, who was accompanying us on our grand adventure...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4651629661_08c76b0381.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4651629661/)

Blue - well, it's mostly blue, innit?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4650442160_eb2949550f.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4650442160/)

Sunrise

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4652315276_34a0a49764.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4652315276/)

On the BBQ - well after the food had been served...my OCM is a secret pyromaniac!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4656287440_604065b46f.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4656287440/)

Relaxation...the end of a long day. Time to crack open a few beers and update the blog...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4651697229_e4dc583463.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4651697229/)

Arty farty...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4656237714_11ae5cfbba.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4656237714/)

Symmetry - the tunnel end...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4656239084_844e99ff5b_b.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4656239084/)

Mother Nature in all her glory...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4651697567_a0f72701ec.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4651697567/)

Legs - and various other extremeties that really have no place on a canal bank....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4655757497_3f4388d8e4.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetstansfield/4655757497/)

You really don't want to see what I came up with for the number six!

And for my tie-breaker?

Bank Holidays to me, are days spent wondering where the hell the last month has gone! I must have been particularly careless to lose a whole month so quickly!

It's good to be back, but I know where I'd rather be....

Janet

Rocky
31st May 2010, 07:44 PM
Here's my entry all taken this week end.

1. Water

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5307519s.jpg

2. Blue

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5317690s.jpg

3. Sunrise. Snaarman, I was waiting at 4.45 as well, just cloud showing, but by 5.05 there was sunlight (below the cloud) Just noticed my gamera is still an hour behind.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5317659ss.jpg

4. On the BBQ ... Nothing like warm beer and beans for breakfast.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5317698s.jpg

5. Relaxation ..No animals were injured during this shot.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5307517s.jpg

6. An 'arty-farty' Artistic image. Brian on speed.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5317706ss.jpg

7. Symmetry

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5307528s.jpg

8. Mother Nature in all her glory

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5317728s.jpg

9. Legs

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5307508s.jpg

10. The number '6' My keyboard No.6 macro.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a105/Rockyfella1/P5317739s.jpg



Bank holidays to me, are supposed to be a time to relax, get out with my camera, and enjoy myself.
So how come I've been cutting grass trimming hedges and laying a patio....Oh what fun.
I did manage to take a few photos in between the list of work to be completed.

theMusicMan
31st May 2010, 08:03 PM
Here's my attempts, all the images were taken today...

Water: the River Usk, well before it becomes tidal
http://www.reflectingme.com/img/s10/v18/p664797251-4.jpg

Blue: I think this is a Common Blue
http://www.reflectingme.com/img/s6/v5/p1016314976-4.jpg

Sunrise: Over Llandegfedd Reservoir
http://www.reflectingme.com/img/s7/v7/p615818438-4.jpg

On the BBQ: No Ollies were harmed during the making of this shot :)
http://www.reflectingme.com/img/s7/v7/p688608183-4.jpg

Relaxation and the Number 6: Boat on the water
http://www.reflectingme.com/img/s10/v17/p702455175-4.jpg

Arty Farty: Emma and the fairies...!!
http://www.reflectingme.com/img/s6/v5/p898535379-4.jpg

Symmetry:

:(

Sorry... didn't manage one in this category

Mother Nature in All Her Glory: Cormorant basking in the sun
http://www.reflectingme.com/img/s9/v13/p672354028-4.jpg

Legs: Girls playing!
http://www.reflectingme.com/img/s7/v8/p558495336-4.jpg

There you go...

dbutch
31st May 2010, 08:59 PM
Here we go (Just in time:))

Water - Water Splash
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/water-splash.jpg

Blue - Blue Petals
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Blue-petals.jpg

Sunrise - Over Slept*zzz
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/missed-sunrise.jpg

On the BBQ - Sausage on the Barbies:D
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Sausage.jpg

Relaxation - Lost in a book
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/lost-in-a-book.jpg

An 'arty-farty' Artistic image: - Flower
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/arty-flower.jpg

Symmetry - Walk
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Symple.jpg

Mother Nature in all her glory - Where's Mother
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Wheres-mother.jpg

Legs - Pink
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/pink-legs.jpg

the number '6' - Throwing a Six
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/throwing.jpg


"Bank Holidays to me, are Challenging"

Thanks Musicman

Cheers

Dave

stevednp3
1st June 2010, 12:40 PM
A very impressive set of images from everyone, great challenge John !

Shame I couldnt find the time to join in, I didnt see the challenge till Sunday night and I had spent so much time taking photos and learning lightroom (after Johns great Tutorial) over the weekend, that I needed to spend Monday with the family*yes and had no choice in the matter :o:D

dbutch
12th June 2010, 03:00 PM
And the winner is?????

Janet
12th June 2010, 05:40 PM
I think this one has been overlooked, but I'm sure someone will be along soon.

Janet

Ian
14th June 2010, 12:00 PM
There are some fantastic pix here :tup!

Ian