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    So here we go with the latest Challenge: City Life

    I always think cities are fascinating places for photography. The mix of architecture, people, movement and light (natural and artificial) is endless. And there's no season, weather or time limitations - cities are great whatever the climatic conditions or time of day. Whether it's gritty urban decay, busy or quirky street life or majestic buildings reflected in rivers or lakes, let's see your best images! I'm looking forward to seeing the entries!

    Closing date: Midnight (UK time) on Saturday 29th Nov 2014.

    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:
    E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
    Portfolio Site

  • #2
    Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

    OK someone has to be first to take the plunge.

    South Bank Youth


    • #3
      Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

      How about a crop of one I posted earlier.

      Escape from the Crowd


      • #4
        Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

        I had to do laps and walk past this fella 3 times before I got a shot I was happy with..but he was just too photogenic to walk away from!


        Focal Length




        Smoke break

        Last edited by themosttogain; 17th November 2014, 11:20 AM. Reason: Weird gap!
        Slowly expanding Flickr
        ..and my horribly out of date website


        • #5
          Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

          Welcome to the rat-race.

          All the best

          Being left handed my brain sometimes works sdrawkcab


          Lots of cameras and lenses.

          My Flickr


          • #6
            Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

            Tower Bridge from the river...a bumpy ride!

            My flickr photostream....


            • #7
              Re: Challenge 62 - City Life


              "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


              • #8
                Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

                Here's my offering.....anyone using the phonebox??!!


                OMD-EM1 Mk2, 40-150. f2.8Pro, MC-14 converter, 7-14mm 2.8, 17mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8G, OM50mm 1.8, OM 28mm F2.8, OM 200mm F4 Giottos Silk Road YTL8384Tripod Giottos MH5011 head FL36 and other bits and bobs...
                I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.


                • #9
                  Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

                  Abbey Road?


                  OM-D E-M1, 12-40 f2.8 Pro, Tamron 14-150mm f5.8, E5, E3, Zuiko 50-200mm SWD, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, Zuiko ED 70-300mm f5.6, 50mmf2, Zuiko ED 9-18mm f5.6, Sigma 50-500mm f6.3, EC14, EC20, RM-1, VA-1


                  • #10
                    Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

                    A streetcar named...Schwebebahn.

                    A version 'of sorts' was featured in Thunderbirds...

                    QUOTE: Not a lot of people know that.
                    It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

                    Wally and his Collie with our Oly bits & bobs


                    • #11
                      Re: Challenge 62 - City Life



                      E-M1 Mk II, E-5, E-510, 9-18mm f4-5.6, 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 II, 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD, 5omm f2, EC-14, 14-42mm, 40-150mm, Velbon GEO E640L/PHD64Q, METZ 48 AF-1



                      • #12
                        Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

                        My go.
                        20 Seconds of Edinburgh
                        P1178068_edited-1 by iusedtobeamember, on Flickr
                        Olympus E3


                        • #13
                          Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

                          High Street

                          Regards Paul.
                          One day I hope to be the person my dogs think I am.



                          • #14
                            Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

                            Night in Berlin


                            my Website ; my Flickr ; my Facebook


                            • #15
                              Re: Challenge 62 - City Life

                              Thank you for the time Storm - Graffiti - South Bank - London
                              Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.