<Mini Challenge #13 ~ "A View from Above"

jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 1,535 Major grins
edited October 29, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
We capture a lot of images "from below" because it's easy for us to look up and snap a shot. Sometimes we even get down on our knees or lower to get a different perspective on things.

But how about getting over our subject and capturing an image "from above"?

Of course, I'm thinking that's what "A View from Above" means, but you may have another interpretation. Have at it. Let's see what fits this theme from your galleries or what you can shoot fresh in the next few weeks. Just have fun!

This challenge will run from Wednesday, October 15 (today), through Tuesday (midnight CST), October 28. I'll do my best to get the winners announced on Wednesday, Oct. 30, because I leave town the next day for the weekend.

GENERAL RULES

1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, put an asterisk (*) next to the title of the image.
5. * The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:

1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, dont let this just be an entry thread!
6. Dont be hesitant, share'em and enter!

Previous Challenges

#1 BIF's won by Jwear
#2 Birds won by davev
#3 Treasures won by Justiceiro
#4 All That Remains won by JAG
#5 Playing With Light won by davev
#6 Black and White won by Rhommel
#7 Self Portrait won by shatch
#8 The Every Day Mundane won by paulthomasmckee
#9 Abstract/Minimalism won by dlibrach
#10 Texture won by AaronNelson
#11 What Time Is It? won by DaddyO
#12 Rusty Old Things won by JeffMeyers
More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
Jeff Meyers
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Comments

  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,535 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    Examples
    Okay, if I were entering this, here's the kind of images I think would fit.

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    Or this:

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    Or maybe even this:

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    Now it's your turn!
    More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
    Jeff Meyers
  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    real good theme! ive got only a few like this, but i would like to try and better them...i am going out to some special places this next weekend...i will need to focus down from above, instead of the usual off in the horizon...

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    Aaron Nelson
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    I got one for this.

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    My little friend.

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    Fall.

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • SassyShotsSassyShots Big grins Registered Users Posts: 55 Big grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    Ozzy
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    Debi
    Canon 40D
  • PaulThomasMcKeePaulThomasMcKee Ars Gratia Artis Registered Users Posts: 429 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    Fun theme Jeff! I don't think I have much in my existing stuff that would fit so I'll definitely be on the look out (look down?) for photo opportunities!
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GARegistered Users Posts: 2,115 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    Maybe I'll have an opportunity to shoot something fresh, but here's these for now.

    Seeking Solitude
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    One of Six
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    Tangerine Playthings
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    Emily
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    Window seat
    308797275_BvkrS-L.jpg

    Omega
    386047265_mZ5cc-L-1.jpg

    Sweet temptation
    333533354_3KCB8-L.jpg

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,071 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    Santorini, a Knotaloon, and the Cave
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    330038542_dqyXn-L-1.jpg

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  • JulieLawsonPhotographyJulieLawsonPhotography Major grins Registered Users Posts: 787 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    As suggested, here's my go at it.

    Fall Day Beauties

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  • MikeInRochesterMikeInRochester Big grins Registered Users Posts: 11 Big grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    I have a great idea for this, but can't shoot the subject until Saturday.

    I'll post up on Monday (or so).
  • videotape74videotape74 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 39 Big grins
    edited October 15, 2008
    Roxie...
    Taken with my previous P & S. A Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS...

    Roxie...hungry?

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    Roxie and the Moon

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    Nikon D200
    Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Micro Nikkor
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF
    Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX
    Tamron 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF
  • CookieSCookieS Major grins Registered Users Posts: 854 Major grins
    edited October 16, 2008
    Should this not be mini challenge 13 ?
  • BrundigeBrundige Big grins Registered Users Posts: 19 Big grins
    edited October 16, 2008
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    and... #2


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  • emmalouemmalou Major grins Registered Users Posts: 412 Major grins
    edited October 16, 2008
    IMG_7151.jpg
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited October 16, 2008
    Looking from above photos
    View from the cliff
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    Ducks on Ottawa River

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    Skating accident

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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • onebaduceonebaduce Capture the Planet Registered Users Posts: 33 Big grins
    edited October 16, 2008
    A day in the life....
    #1 A view from above. My buddy Bailey, Deleware Water Gap Spring 07. Taken with my faithful Canon G7

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    exif

    #2

    Protecting or Controlling? I took this from Edinburgh Castle, Scotland 1/08

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    exif

    #3 Top of the World...Self Portrait me standing on the "Top of the World Highway" That runs from Dawson City Yukon and Chicken AK, on my solo Alaska motorcycle trip 7/7/07. What a gorgeous day that was.

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    exif

    Joe
  • VisualXpressionsVisualXpressions Major grins Registered Users Posts: 860 Major grins
    edited October 16, 2008
    view from the St Louis Arch...
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    calm before the rapids...
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    Times Square from our hotel room
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    Winston
  • SystemSystem Registered Users Posts: 8,195 moderator
    edited October 16, 2008
    Shadow...
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    Shadow of the Gateway Arch in St.Louis taken from inside the arch.
  • Karrie McDKarrie McD Major grins Registered Users Posts: 372 Major grins
    edited October 17, 2008
    1. puddle jumping
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    2. looking down from the top deck of a ferry (this is part of the big paddle thingy that makes the ferry move)
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    3. the forgotten 2nd story view
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    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right."
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 8,098 moderator
    edited October 18, 2008
    Anchorage Alaska
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    Alaska Forest floor...the natural carpet fibers...
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    flying high...
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  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited October 18, 2008
    Times Square from our hotel room
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    Winston

    nice treatment, very rich image!clap.gif
    Aaron Nelson
  • shatchshatch lv2grin IdahoRegistered Users Posts: 798 Major grins
    edited October 18, 2008
    Miniature? Nope.
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  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited October 18, 2008
    im waiting for the little electric toy train to drive byrolleyes1.gif


    thumb.gif cool shot
    Aaron Nelson
  • rwcope2rwcope2 Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited October 18, 2008
    My boy and I
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  • madrustymadrusty Big grins Registered Users Posts: 10 Big grins
    edited October 18, 2008
    First time in a challenge - hope I get this right
    Kilauea Volcano - Pu`u `O`o vent

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    Road to Hana

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    NaPali coast from the air

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,162 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2008
    Big Brother
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    Little Brother
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    Chris
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,322 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2008
    #1 Wickecheoke Creek
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    #2 - Slave Memorial, Mount Vernon
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    #3 Pond Critters
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  • The Curious CamelThe Curious Camel Peace Always Registered Users Posts: 942 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2008
    Frightened.

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    Flying the friendly skies.
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    Another view from the plane.
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    c&c welcome
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2008
    Up high, on the edge

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    Marin Headlands

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    Spiral

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    Swartzy:
    NAPP Member | Canon Shooter
    Weddings/Portraits and anything else that catches my eye.
    www.daveswartz.com
    Model Mayhem site http://www.modelmayhem.com/686552
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,071 Major grins
    edited October 19, 2008
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