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04-04-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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Point & Shoot Contest #5

Welcome to the PentaxForums POINT & SHOOT PHOTO CONTEST #5

How about the theme, "Architecture". I'm sure many of us have taken shots of interesting buildings, homes, bridges, and skylines while out walking or on vacation. Interior shots of buildings are also welcome.

Good luck to you all, and I hope to see some great entries.

Rules:

1. Any non SLR camera can be used. ANY BRAND. Film or digital;
2. No limit as to how long ago the photo was taken;
3. Location photo was taken is desirable but not essential;
4. ENTRIES CLOSE at midnight April 18, 2008, Eastern time.
5. The maximum allowed photo dimensions are 800x800 pixels;
6. List camera brand and model;
7. Some post-processing is fine;
8. Will award 1st, 2nd, 3rd place;
9. Max limit of 5 photos per member for the contest; and,
10. The winner of the contest will host and judge the next one.

Here's a shot to give everyone an idea. City Hall in San Francisco, California. Dec. 2007
Taken with my Canon Powersot S60.




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04-05-2008, 09:32 PM   #2
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2007 Eurotrip

I'll get the ball rolling. I went to Europe last year and took a bunch of photos, i thought a few would apply to this category! bonus points for identifying the locations!

Pictures taken with a Sony DSC-P8; what a crappy P&S, it never wants to go above ISO 100 and still crazy noisy. but i got it for free and it has served my family well for years.

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Taken with a Pentax Optio M50 (pink) in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA.
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Couple of oldies

Taken with Samsung Digimax 201 - Sputnik in foreground at Smithsonian and Appalachicola - Gulf of Mexico area. Ken.


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04-13-2008, 03:58 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
I'll get the ball rolling. I went to Europe last year and took a bunch of photos, i thought a few would apply to this category! bonus points for identifying the locations!
Looks like you went to Berlin! Number two is of the Reichstag and the third is the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz. How do I know? Well, um...



The Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche:



Burnt-out pier at Brighton, England:



All taken with a Pentax Optio S4.
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hahaha good guess rparmar :P
i really like your Potsdamer Platz photo, i think you captured it a lot better than i did
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Well there were only fou members that submitted pics for the P&S Contest #5. Thanks to ever yone who submitted an entry. All were great shots and were very good for the subject I chose.

After thinking about it over night, I have decided to award 3rd palce to barondla, second place to k10d, and the grand prize winner to rparmar.

I think it was rparmar's version of the Potsdamer Platz that gave him the edge. It was nice to see 2 images by 2 different photographers of the same location. Nicely done.

I'll send rparmar a PM to congratulate the winner.

Frank

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Wow! Thanks for that. Too bad there were not more entries, since it's always great to see how the theme is interpreted. I'll have to read up on the rules now.

EDIT: OK, I think I get the idea. What do people think of giving a full month for entries, just to get more?


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and maybe posting in the contest forum for more attention?
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
and maybe posting in the contest forum for more attention?
I think that's a good idea.
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Thank you for picking my shot for 3rd place. All the images were really nice. Architecture isn't the first thing people associate with P&S cameras. Difficult subject handled well by all. Congratulations to rparmar and K100D. Great job.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
posting in the contest forum for more attention?
Nice shots rparmar. Agree contest forum could offer more exposure Ken.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bbpa103 Quote
Nice shots rparmar. Agree contest forum could offer more exposure Ken.
Thanks to you and all for encouragement. Will set up next contest forthwith!
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
i really like your Potsdamer Platz photo, i think you captured it a lot better than i did
I think I may have laid down on my back for that. I do remember getting a lot of strange looks! Tinting it was a complete afterthought. For some reason the shot looks better in this colour that any other. Weird.

Visiting Potsdamer Platz was surreal since I had two contrary images in my head: the first from old pre-war footage of the bustling street-corner and the second the desolate no-man's-land so well portrayed in Wim Wenders Wings of Desire. The current-day reality is poles away from either of these.

Berlin is a brilliant place. I should have moved there when I was 18. Would never have left and might know German by now.
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Contest number 6 is open and announcements posted to "Mini-Challenges and Games" and "Monthly Photo Contests".
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