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Old 5th November 2014
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Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

So here we go with the latest Challenge:

We Brits talk about it often enough and we certainly have our fair share of variety but this should apply equally to over overseas members. The Subject for this challenge is 'WEATHER'

Anything depicting the weather is fair game but 'extra marks' will be gained for getting those images where sensible folk are tucked up somewhere warm; whether it be the awesome power of a raging storm or the beauty of cascading icicles in sub zero temperatures (for example), the choice is yours.

Closing date: Midnight (UK time) on Saturday 15 November.

(Apologies for a slight extension to the closing date - the 14 day point falls at the start of a block of night-shifts for me. Now I will have something to do on my Birthday instead. )

Here are the rules, which should be copied and pasted into the opening post of each round:-

1) The winner of each round becomes the Curator of the next challenge and is resposible for setting the theme and making final judgement of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Ideally he/she will make a few comments concerning what they liked about the winning pictures and why they were chosen, but this is not compulsory.

2) A separate thread should be started for comments with each new round and all discussions should take place there, not in the main thread, which should feature pictures entered for the competition only.

3) Each round should be open for entries for two weeks, with the Curator posting the results as soon as possible after entries have closed and the winner setting a new challenge as soon as possible sfter that.

4) If for any reason a Curator is unable to complete judging their challenge, or a winner is unable or unwilling to become the next Curator, they must contact a moderator immediately so that alternative arrangements can be made.

5) The Curator's decision is final and cannot be disputed. The challenge is designed to be a light-hearted and fun way to encourage friendly competition.

6) All entries must have been taken on an Olympus digital camera, including compacts. Third party lenses on E-System bodies are acceptable. The Exif data should be preserved for every entry. The exception is for processing techniques where the exif for the final image is lost, i.e. for montages, HDR, focus stacking, etc and in this case all that is required is for one of the original images used to be available to the Curator to check Exif, if needed. It is not anticipated that this will be needed except in the case of a complaint from a forum member. Remember, this is not a competition with prizes at stake and the main purpose is to encourage members to showcase their favourite shots whilst having a bit of fun and friendly rivalry, at the same time demonstrating what a talented bunch we all are!

7) There are no time limits on when a picture was taken, provided it meets all other criteria.

8) Only one entry per challenge, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that's OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement picture that this is what you intend doing.

9) The Curator cannot enter his or her own challenge.

Good luck and let's try and repeat the superb standard set in challenge 60!!

Here's a link to the discussion thread for this competition: http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...218#post318218

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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

Rain & Sun

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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'


All the best

Being left handed my brain sometimes works sdrawkcab


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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

Yorkshire Ouse in flood
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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

Passing Storm.


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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

It's raining again....

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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

Had any rain lately?


"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

Here's mine.
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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

Some very good pictures here, I need to get out more
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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'


Sunset over the flooded River Tern at Walcot Shropshire by Tim J Preston, on Flickr

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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

Storm at the beach
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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

My feeble attempt. Rain in the High Atlas

(My Travels in Aus & NZ)
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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

My flickr photostream....

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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

Time to head back down.

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Re: Challenge 61 - 'WEATHER'

St Bees beach big sky v2 by alf.branch, on Flickr
OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

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