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Weekly Challenge: 142 The 'hood
Posted By: NaClH2O, 07-26-2010, 09:15 AM

If you are like me you feel that you need to go somewhere to practice your photography. Get in the car, drive to the park, go to the city, somewhere away from where you live. What I would like to see instead is shots taken within a short walk from your house/apartment. You don't need to go far for good photos, they can be out your window or just around the corner. I don't care what the subject is, it can be abstract, street photography, architecture...whatever. Just so that it is no further than a short walk away from your door.

Contest will end midnight EST Tuesday Aug 3.

The fine print....
1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread, and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose 1 of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus a day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax camera will do or a Samsung DSLR.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.

Previous Challenge Subjects:
1-Statues, 2-Wheels, 3-Speed, 4-Peace, 5-Survival, 6-Macro, 7-Mountains, 8-Children, 9-Post Processing, 10- Windows & Doors, 11-Sport, 12-Urban Landscape, 13-Wisdom, 14-Power, 15-Music, 16-Pathways, 17-Lines, 18-Storm, 19-Boats, 20-Water, 21 - Golden Hour, 22 - Natural Lighting, Portraits, 23-Motion Blur, 24-Simplicity, 25-Color, 26-Cars, 27-Repetition, 28-Wildlife, 29-Epiphany, 30-Contrast, 31-Pets, 32-Landscapes, 33-Coastal, 34-Churches, 35-Bridges, 36-Creation, 37-Still Life: Food, 38-At the Zoo, 39-Wide Aperture, 40-Merry Christmas, 41- Sunsets, 42-Action, 43-Fireworks, 44-Manipulated Light Portraits, 45- Advertising/Product Shot, 46- B&W Street Shooting, people/buildings, 47-Vanishing Point, 48-Reflection, 49-Tranquility, 50-Expressions, 51-S Curve, 52-Hands, 53-Shadows, 54-Your Favorite Beverage, 55-Barriers, 56-Perspective, 57-Night Scenes, 58-Zen-like...Water and Stone 59-Modern architecture, 60-Sunrises, 61-Red, 62-Action on water, 63-Bodies in Motion, 64-Ruins, 65-Blue and green, 66-Iridescence, 67-Anthropomorpha, 68–Sound, 69-Backlight, 70-Group Shot, 71-Railway Scenes, 72-Technology, 73-Color on Color, 74-History, 75-Autumn/Harvest 76-working men and women, 77-Silhouettes, 78 Stranger Portrait, 79-Transportation, 80 - Lonely, 81 - Holidays, 82 - Toys 'n Games, 83 - Machines, 84 - Ice, 85 - Cats, 86 - Stories, 87 - Cultures, 88 - Absence, 89 - Weather, 90 - Old roads, 91 - The River, 92 - The Seventies, 93 - Beautiful Bokeh, 94 - Balance, 95 - Crop a miniature landscape, 96 - Opposing gravity, 97- Feet, 98 - Sacred Grounds, 99 - Extraordinarily Ordinary, 100-added textures, 101-still life, 102-bicycles, 103 - Broken, 104- Flowers (B&W), 105 Backlighting, 106-Water. 107-Wind, 108-Parent/Child candids, 109-Passion, 110-Events, 111-Streets, 112-The Aged, 113-Fire and Heat, 114-Nature vs. Culture, 115 - Letters or Numbers, 116 - Self-Portrait, 117 - The Tree, 118 - Minimalism, 119 - Rust, 120 - Before & After, 121 - Negative Space, 122 - Decay & Dereliction, 123 - Cold, 124 - Melancholy, 125 - The Element of Time, 126 - Public Transportation, 127 - Yin Yang, 128 - Sepia or Dual Tone, 129 - Hand Coloring, 130 - Light Trails, 131-Once in a lifetime, 132 - Moms & Motherhood, 133 - Beautiful Blur, 134 - B&W Abstract, 135 - History, 136 - In and around the kitchen, 137 - Habit, 138 - Perspective: From the Ground Up, 139- Mist/fog, 140 – No faces, 141-Bubbly, 142- The 'hood

Here are a couple of shots to get you started:

The rising sun hitting my neighbors' chimmneys

My next door neighbor's picnic table umbrella just after a rain storm, taken from my kitchen window.

NaCl(get out! walk around! shoot some stuff!)H2O

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07-27-2010, 04:35 AM   #16
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This was taken just round the back of the Terraced street I live on:

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In my backyard. Crossposted, but hey, wth?

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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
Robin, do you want to use the horse as your entry or the dahlias?

NaCl(is confused)H2O
Doh! Actually neither. I posted them in the wrong thread. That'll teach me to have ten tabs open at once. I'll delete those and find another.

EDIT: Done. Images replaced.

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A view from my backyard. Taken last winter.

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About as ordinary as the 'hood gets.

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Found this little guy outside my house the other day.

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This is outside my front door in the park right across the Ave.

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First day with then-new K100D and 10-17. And, yep, that's my foot...

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Neighbourhood skyscape

Whenever I have been unable to get out for a more dedicated photo session, I take a walk around the block with my camera for the practice if nothing else (well it's more like a 12 block route). This shot is taken at the end of my street.

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the fence at the back of the property.

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Hahahaha, this one will be terrible to judge, with so many different and great entries.....
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the fence at the back of the property.
Nice one.
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The Bee Hood in our Neighborhood. Bees feeding on my deck.

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Uh Oh

Like Rense said this is gonna be a hard one! Many wonderful photos so far, if this keeps up I might just have to tie everyone for first place!

NaCl(keep them coming folks)H2O

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