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#311 Silhouette
Posted By: Cory Tarilton, 01-14-2015, 12:12 AM

Stoked to win a weekly challenge on this forum. I mainly frequent a ski-lifestyle specific forum that gets a lot traffic but very little talent. It's all about getting people 'stoked' and living vicariously through others so I hope my liked/post count never drops below 1.0, otherwise I'm not doing a good enough job.

Rolling off of last weeks challenge, I've got an idea for a photo that is a combination of long-exposure, self portrait, silhouette, and flash that I want to try and nail down sometime in my life and would surely fit into the realm of 'get more photos published', and the hardest part will be framing the silhouette. So that's what I want you all to work on this week.

I'm currently living on friends couches and in the back of my truck skiing around B.C., Wa, Mt, Id, and Wy. If I haven't given notice that I'll be MIA or replied for 3 days after the challenge ends, RollsUp can pull double duty and pick a winner

Here are a few examples from my portfolio. I love skiing if you can't tell.

This last one is what I mentioned earlier. For a personal goal, I want to apply this concept to snow.

The fine print:

The Challenge will run until midnight next Wed, January 21, PST, USA.

Every week, a new theme is picked and judged by the winner of the previous week.

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 one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax (or Samsung DSLR) camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.

Read more at: #310 - New Years Resolutions

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Well~ Coming in again this photo.

KLCC in backlight...
ƒ/11.0 23.0mm SS 1/160 ISO100

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Chinese Lantern Sunset

The sunset was beautiful, and there was a wedding letting off Chinese lanterns, as you see in the background floating away. Took the moment to capture an awesome sight!

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Here's my attempt:

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Minimalistic. The last leaf.
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This would make a great print.

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WOW, such a terrific selection of photos in this theme. Beardedclam, I do not envy you having to judge this one. There are so many good shots that I almost didn't enter. But what the heck, why not? So here's my humble submission...

Maple Silhouetted Against a Coppery Storm Sky

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I am glad I saw this weekly challenge the other day as it made me think of new compositions to try and gave me some variety. Last night I saw the weather down at the coast looked good for photography(different than good for normal people, I am finding out more and more) so me and a buddy of mine took a 15 hour long roadtrip spontaneously to shoot whatever we could. Almost fell in the ocean 3 or 4 times walking out on a slick jetty, and it was cold as hell, but as the sun rose on us that morning it became obvious that the tip was worth it.

So, here is my submission: Why We Do What We Do
Being cold, wet, hungry, and with a nagging headache can make anyone want to go home. But when the light comes out from beyond the horizon and lights up our world it makes all the crap just a good story to go along with the pictures.

01-17-2015, 01:26 AM - 4 Likes   #28
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Here's my contribution ;-)

I took this pictures a couple of years ago when I was 18 or so. The rock in the middle disturbs me now a little, but I did not know how to deal with it...
Any comment is -of course- welcome!

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[not for the challenge:] By the way, this is a much more recent picture I took while I was trying out my brand new second hand Samyang 500 mm
Since it fits the theme, I'm glad to share it too
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Hello this is one of my first shots with my new pentax k-50 last summer in Greece.
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