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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #545 - Stars

 
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Jul 28, 2015 09:51 |  #1

Challenge #545 - Stars
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Description of this week topic:
The subject for this week is Stars! What kind of stars? You name it! Outdoor starscapes, TV stars, decorative stars, and in honor of Spoco's new grandson even the "newest" stars in your universe. If you're a knowledgeable fan of Gilligan's Island, you can even post pics of hot dogs. :)
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To submit, click the button labeled 'POST TO THREAD' and put your Photo Title in the first line of the post, above your photo.
Don't forget your Camera Model.

Post until Monday noon GMT, August 3rd 2015.

Photo Submissions

  1. Camera -- Canon G-Series Camera G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, G1X, G1X Mark II, G7 X and Pro1 only.
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  2. Time -- any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
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  3. Size -- photo must be no less than 800 pixels and no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS.
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  4. Post-Processing -- do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
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  5. Posting --
    • One photo per photographer in each challenge.
    • Photo Title in the first line of the post.
    • Camera model.
    • EXIF data, if you like.

  6. Commenting -- No commenting on photos by anyone, including the photographer. Once the winners are declared, photographers can add comments to their images and everyone is invited to discuss.
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  7. Photo Display -- Photos must appear in this thread to be eligible.
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Time

One challenge every week, on the following schedule:
  • New Topic ... As soon as possible after winning.
  • Posting Starts ... Right after topic is announced.
  • Posting Stops ... Monday noon GMT
  • Winners Announcement ... As soon as possible, max. until Tuesday noon GMT.

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Notifications of new posts will appear below the POTN logo and the main links in the top of each forum page.
Note: Email notifications are not active at the moment, they will be available soon.
Pay attention to your PMs or 'Heads Up!' messages. This will allow the host, helpful members or moderators to contact you about winning or ineligible photos.
Thank you.
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Click this sentence for Hosting Rules and Winners List.

Click this sentence for Discussion of Rules thread.

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Information below is for reference and should NOT be included with each new challenge thread.
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Hosting

1. The Challenge Host is the winner of the last challenge.

2. Choose a topic and list any special rules -- but DO NOT POST a photo.

3. Post the topic in a thread with this title: POTN G-series Speed Challenge #xxx - Subject

4. At the end of competition, choose a Winner and two Runners-up -- No Ties, please -- and explain why the photos were selected. Comments on other photos are nice but not required.

5. Post the winners at the top of the first message of the Challenge, so that entries and winners and comments all remain in a single thread.

6. Winner starts with Rule #1 above.

7. If the winner can't be contacted and doesn't respond by Wednesday noon GMT, the second-place winner will host the challenge. Etcetera.
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Jul 30, 2015 11:24 |  #2

G1X MK11 Stars and crosses R I P


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Aug 02, 2015 15:09 |  #3

A kite, no wind ...


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Aug 03, 2015 15:54 |  #4

It's noon GMT or after, so here are the results. A bit shocked at the low number of entries - I tried to specify a very liberal topic.

Even with only 2 entries, (two excellent ones at that) I had a tough time deciding. I had to go with which one spoke to me more, and, as a veteran, the cemetery picture grabbed me most. So the winners are:

#1 Trumper - Stars and crosses RIP

#2 rpolitsr - A kite, no wind...




  
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Aug 03, 2015 19:22 |  #5

Congratulations to the winners and my sympathy to you, HWolf - I know how it feels when one's challenge almost bombs! I felt sure someone would come up with a version of the American flag but, being Canadian, it wasn't going to be me.;-)a

I tried hard to think of anything "starry" to photograph but was uninspired. Lots of photos of sea stars in my archives but none taken with a G-series. E.g. this taken with an S5:

IMAGE: http://community.netidea.com/teekay/temp/Star.jpg



  
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Aug 03, 2015 20:03 |  #6

I apologize for not submitting an entry this week. I was a bit distracted with the new grandson and helping out at his home with cooking and cleaning chores (when not fighting for my chance to hold the baby). It was a fine challenge and I thought it would attract more entries! Must have been an off week for everyone.

Thanks for doing the honors, HWolf! Congrats to Trumper. A very meaningful photo.

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Aug 03, 2015 22:29 |  #7

Thank you HWolf for running the challenge.
Congratulations Trumper for the first place.

It was a busy week for me, but I got the time to go with my old star-kite to the park.
July and August used to be windy months here, with the young people in vacation and the sky full of kites, but alas! this Sunday it was calm and I ended with a photo of the kite in the ground.

Sadly we have had challenges with a small number of entries lately, but I have the absolute record: 0 entries in challenge #512 :(

We need to do something to re-activate the enthusiasm for the G-series challenges.


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Aug 04, 2015 03:32 |  #8

It is such a shame when a week like this happens.I must admit when i first saw the subject i thought oh blimey this is hard.I do like to try and take the photo for the competition,makes me think,look and get involved and out and about.
I was driving home and i live about 5 miles from here https://en.wikipedia.o​rg …can_Cemetery_an​d_Memorial (external link) and i pop up there several times a year and the thought of the star hit me .
Rafael,i don't think i have ever seen a star shaped kite. :)

I will put up a challenge very soon,later today.




  
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Aug 04, 2015 04:54 as a reply to  @ Trumper's post |  #9

:-) New challenge here https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1436536




  
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Aug 04, 2015 04:57 |  #10

Congrats Trumper and Rafael. And thanks, HWolf, for hosting this week.
I, too, was surprised on the lack of entries this week. Could be many of the usual crowd was on vacation last week.
Personally, I wish I had a less painful excuse for being absent this week. I re-injured an old injury (ACL, right knee).
Walking is hard enough. And without a single star related photo in my archives, driving was totally out of the equation.
Hopefully, I'll be on the mend enough to participate in this week's challenge.

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Aug 04, 2015 09:55 |  #11

teekay wrote in post #17655358 (external link)
I tried hard to think of anything "starry" to photograph but was uninspired. Lots of photos of sea stars in my archives but none taken with a G-series....

I think that's the big issue right there. I too have several cameras from which to choose, and sometimes it's hard to pick a G as the camera for an outing. I'm fortunate to have two - my G12 is my biking camera, and I keep my G15 in my work bag so I can always pick it up for a lunchtime shoot.




  
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Aug 04, 2015 10:59 |  #12

I have long thought that the need is for a new challenge to be started in the "Competitions" section, with rules the same as this G-series, but open to ALL digital cameras including DSLRs, G-series and small compacts.

The DSLR weekly speed challenge in "Competitions" is just about dead, with few entries and forgetful judges. The small compacts "Powershot" challenges gets quite a few entries, many of high quality, but the system of voting doesn't appeal to me and results in some unjustified winners (IMHO!).




  
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Aug 04, 2015 11:25 |  #13

My only concern is that how can a G camera compete with a dslr with a whopping L lens.
I did wonder a while ago whether the competitions should last for 2 weeks to allow everyone a chance to try and get the photo.I know in the winter when the light is restricted to a few hours a day it may be quite hard to get out and about.




  
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Aug 04, 2015 11:44 |  #14

Trumper wrote in post #17656161 (external link)
My only concern is that how can a G camera compete with a dslr with a whopping L lens.
I did wonder a while ago whether the competitions should last for 2 weeks to allow everyone a chance to try and get the photo.I know in the winter when the light is restricted to a few hours a day it may be quite hard to get out and about.

I've seen many photos here and in the "compact" challenges that at web size would be impossible to distinguish from a fine DSLR shot, and I'd bet that most of the entries and winners in an "open" challenge would still be from sub-DSLR cameras.

As for lengthening the challenges to two weeks, I personally like the weekly ones, so that if I can't make an entry I've only got to wait a week and there will be a new subject.:-)




  
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Aug 04, 2015 23:02 |  #15

I had every intention of getting in on this & apologize that I missed the deadline. I went to San Diego for a few days & on the day I came home, I ended up in the hospital for a couple of days. Nothing to worry about & I am fine now....... Back in to the swing of things tomorrow.


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