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Challenge 76 - Small

The subject for this challenge is "Small"

Lets see what that means to you. We all have our perception of what is small so lets see what you come up with.

Closing date: Midnight (UK time) on Sunday 20th September 2015

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 responsible 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 after 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.

Please use the separate thread I have started for comments on this challenge whilst the competition is in progress. Discussions/Comments link

Good luck!
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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

Hi there Alf! I know the deadline has passed, but I'm hoping that it might be extended if people start to post images. To that purpose here's my offering -

M2x3mm

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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

Lesser Burdock seed head hooks.

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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

Small means different things to different people !

I`M small compared to this !

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Re: Challenge 76 - Small


When I grow up .... I want to be a forest.
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Re: Challenge 76 - Small



Under a big enough sky, even mountains can look Small...
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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

I took my Lego Ghostbusters on holiday to shoot them in front of the actual firehouse used in the movie, and while I was taking the photos I spotted a nearby NYPD cruiser so took the opportunity to get this too!


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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

It's the smallest things that cause the biggest fears.

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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

Well I have made a decision and I hope you like it.

Well here they are in reverse order

Third place Marageret with an image I love for may reasons one of which is mono another is its a great landscape



Second is Ralph with his bolts which lost out for some minor technical issues really



And the winner is Alan his Lego mini figure shot which I love being a kid at heart

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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

Good call, great shot. Everybody loves Lego!
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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

I love that Lego shot because it is very imaginative and well executed. Also, it fits the brief perfectly, but with a twist of originality and humour, a great example of what to enter for a competition.
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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

Can't disagree with those choices Alf. Well done everyone.
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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

Thanks Alf!

And before you say it, yes I should have diffused the flash more! To be honest I am very chuffed to have got a second place in this competition with all the fantastic posts. Thank you to Alf for running the competition, I'm looking forward to seeing what Alan comes up with for the next competition.

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Well done, Alan!
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Re: Challenge 76 - Small

Thanks Alf...Lego is a definite guilty pleasure of mine!

I'll come up with a new subject and report back in the next day or so...
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