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Pentax Photo Contest #3
Posted By: ramseybuckeye, 05-17-2020, 05:02 PM

Last week's theme was nature and we had some very good entries, and now for something completely different, we will do "machines".

Here is the Brittanica definition of a machine, direct from the internet:

Machine, device, having a unique purpose, that augments or replaces human or animal effort for the accomplishment of physical tasks. This broad category encompasses such simple devices as the inclined plane, lever, wedge, wheel and axle, pulley, and screw (the so-called simple machines) as well as such complex mechanical systems as the modern automobile.

Yep, it's really broad, everyone can find something that fits. So go find a subject and shoot away, good luck and can't wait to see the results! It starts NOW

The weekly Pentax Photo Contest is similar to the Weekly Challenge with a few exceptions. Participants get to vote on their favorite photo. To vote, one simply posts their choice for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Places are determined by the number of overall points each photo receives. You do not need to enter to vote, anyone can vote. Every week, the winner chooses a new theme, hosts the challenge for the following week and tallies the points to determine the next winner/host.

Points will be:
• 3 for 1st place
• 2 for 2nd place
• 1 for 3rd place.

Post until Sunday at 12 noon GMT, May 24, 2020
Voting starts Sunday at 12 noon GMT, May 24, 2020
Vote until Tuesday 12 noon GMT, May 26, 2020

*The host running this week's contest breaks any tie.
*New Topic ... As soon as possible after winning.
*Posting Starts ... Right after topic is announced.
*Winners Announcement ... As soon as possible after voting closes.
*Winner chooses new contest topic and starts the next challenge NLT Fri.

The Rules:

1. Camera -- Any Pentax camera is acceptable
2. Time -- Any on-topic photo taken during the ccontest week is acceptable. Photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size -- Photos must be no larger than 1024 x 1024 pixels with NO BORDERS.
4. Post-Processing -- Do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting -- One photo per photographer. Photo title optional.
6. Commenting -- No commenting on photos by anyone. Likes and or comments allowed after the new winner is announced.
7. Photo Display -- Photos must appear in this thread to be eligible.

NOTE: If the winner can't be contacted or does not respond by Sat noon GMT, the 2nd place winner will host the challenge. If both are unavailable, the 3rd place winner will host.

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05-20-2020, 07:48 AM   #2
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A mechanical winch to launch remote controlled gliders.

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Don't really have anything else so I'll go with this
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Looks like you are the winner Noel.

However, given the lack of participation we may want to consider dropping this thread????

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Sorry guys, I’ve been gone a few days and driving today, was it a bad topic or just not enough interest in weekly challenges? Don or Noel, either of you can try a new one if you wish. But, I was hoping for another of Noel’s screw series. That was partially the inspiration for the theme. Carry on!
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I say let's give it one more try.

Go ahead Noel, give it a go.

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