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Challenge 78 Comfort

The subject for this challenge is "Comfort". Started out with Favourite Things (stuck in my head after hearing it on the radio) but too naff. Went on to Comfortable Things, but what about family, friends and pets So ended up with Comfort.

Closing date: Midnight (UK time) on Saturday 5th December 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 78 Comfort

Hi everyone. I notice there were no entries. I should have given it a bump. Unless there are any objections I will extend the deadline to Dec 31.
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Comfort eating.

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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

Watch with G'Mother...

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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

It's a Dog's Life.

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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

Sitting waiting

Paddy at the beach by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a COMFORTable one. Bump.
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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

Don't even think about asking me to move over when I am so comfortable.

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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort


Giving Comfort.
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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

" When Mum is out, rules do not apply !"

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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

Loving comfort:



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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

Sorry it has taken me a couple of days but the marks from the Orpington jury are as follows:

Having disqualified Graham and DavidM for non-compliance and OMUser because they look like his unmentionables in the background and we need some level of prudishness after some of John's (Zuiko) jokes

3) Alfbranch - Despite being an exiled Geordie I couldn't see the comfort in being up to my ankles in the North Sea. A definite case of playing to your strengths Alf.

2)DavyG - Couldn't resist the Ahh factor and I would be under fire for not selecting a breastfeeding picture in the current climate

and, despite me being a cat person, the winner is

1) Imageryone - cute and cumfy!

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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

Thanks for that, surprised and pleased considering the competition
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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

Jim
That is the Irish which is far more comfortable than the North sea an he is sitting in it waiting for me to stop phaffing with that camera
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Re: Challenge 78 Comfort

BTW Alf Paddy would have won if the challenge had been patience. I imagine he is sorely missed as a companion on those long cold mornings waiting for the right light.
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