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#477- Nature claws back
Posted By: jchorst, 11-14-2019, 12:10 PM

Thanks again Kerrowdown for a wonderful contest last week. Here we go again! My theme is "Nature claws back", meaning your picture should show a man built structure of any kind being recaptured by nature. Apart from this there are no requirements, so feel free to use the decay, for instance, as background for a portrait. Have fun!

1. Post ONE photo.
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 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.

One example:

---------- Post added 11-14-19 at 08:15 PM ----------

I forgot one thing: The contest will close next Wednesday 27th November at midnight CET.

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Well - not so abandoned anymore, as far as I know the ~130 year old greenhouse is beeing renovated at the moment after 25 years of decay.

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It's perhaps an overstatement to say this is nature recapturing, but it's all I have, some moss on a little stone wall portra 400 or colorplus, can't remember, FA 35/2 and Super Program which I've sold both since.
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A couple or three centuries ago. . .
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I would like to bend the rules a bit, the "structure" in this photo is the lawn in front of the park building at Metropolitan Park in Panama City, and park employees are strictly enforcing a demarcation line between the territory controlled by man and the territory controlled by a very wild jungle (in spite of being inside city limits).
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I just realized that I got the end date wrong. Since this is a weekly challenge it should have been November 20, of course! In order to avoid disadvantaging anybody who trusted in the previously stated deadline I prolong the contest until Sunday, November 24. Sorry for the mistake!
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Also known as "the Delta of Bucharest", Vacaresti lake is a strange, intriguing raw nature island between communist blocks of flats in a southern district of Bucharest, covering around 200 hectares, including some 80 hectares of water; a stable ecosystem consisting of fish, wild ducks, swans, lizards and gulls where during the summer nest over 90 species of wild birds. The area was supposed to be a reservoir and a concrete dam was built to surround it. From an unfinished piece of urban water infrastructure abandoned in 1989, Văcărești has been reconquered by nature and wildlife without any human intervention, to become one of Romania’s most diverse ecosystems.


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