Mini-challenge #67 -- Humor

RichardRichard Mildly bemusedMadrid, SpainPosts: 19,031Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
edited December 29, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini-challenge #67 - Humor

Let's have some fun. Just about anything funny will be OK, but I will be looking for humor conveyed mainly by the image, not just by words. So, for example, a picture of a clever bumper sticker or sign will not impress me. Juxtaposition, irony, slapstick, absurdity are all welcome. If this isn't clear, feel free to post questions in this thread.

Here are a couple of modest examples:

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I know we are trying to shorten the length of these contests, but I thought I would give a little more time since many people are going to busy with the holidays. The challenge begins now, and ends on Monday, December 29th 2008 at 12:01 AM EST. Any post made after that will be disqualified.

Winner and runner-ups to be announced by the end of this year. :D

Good Luck !

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, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
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Comments

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    This is a VERY good idea for a mini challenge! Let's have some fun :giggle

    I have already 1-2 photos that I didn't know where to fit... rolleyes1.gif
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    Not that it really matters, but how did we jump from mini-challenges 1 thru 15 to 66 and now 67?
    http://www.adamclarkmedia.com

    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 19,031Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited December 16, 2008
    sdways01 wrote:
    Not that it really matters, but how did we jump from mini-challenges 1 thru 15 to 66 and now 67?

    I think the numbers were too similar between DSS and the mini-challenges so we just bumped the number. Hey, Windows went from 3.2 to 95 so this was nothing. :D
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    Richard wrote:
    I think the numbers were too similar between DSS and the mini-challenges so we just bumped the number. Hey, Windows went from 3.2 to 95 so this was nothing. :D

    Good point. If we follow the Windows example though, soon we will have challenges with letters and names instead of numbers.
    http://www.adamclarkmedia.com

    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
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    Chris
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    Richard wrote:
    I think the numbers were too similar between DSS and the mini-challenges so we just bumped the number. Hey, Windows went from 3.2 to 95 so this was nothing. :D

    That is the exact reason for the jump Richard.
    For some of the newer members, I think there was some confusion as to which rules applied to which challenge, and with the challenge numbers being so close, it just added to the problem.

    Emily and I had some discussion about it, and thought that this was an easy way to separate the challenges better.

    Our last host, Michael, put that change into effect.
    We decided that moving ahead 50 numbers was a good way to go.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    This is fun Chris :giggle
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    Here is one of my entries for humor. LoL. I call this one, "The better to see you with."

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    Frank Martinez
    Nikon Shooter
    It's all about the moment...
  • PaulThomasMcKeePaulThomasMcKee Ars Gratia Artis Posts: 429Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    rolleyes1.gif Entrance - NOT AN ENTRANCErolleyes1.gif

    clap.gif Fantastic Start!clap.gif
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    Richard wrote:
    I think the numbers were too similar between DSS and the mini-challenges so we just bumped the number. Hey, Windows went from 3.2 to 95 so this was nothing. :D

    so maybe mini-2009 should be more appropriate....

    great subject Richard i look forward in digging up something!
    Aaron Nelson
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    Ha, ha, ha, Frank :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    Maria Bonita (Beautiful Mary)

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    Contrast

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    Yummy...

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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,026Super Moderators moderator
    edited December 16, 2008
    "Oh man! I cannot believe they are cuttin' us off!"
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    She has her mother's eyes...
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    "¿Quiere usted que yo limpie su lente? (translation-Do you want me to clean your lens?)"
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 16, 2008
    Sneaking up on some weeds
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    Ankle Biter
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    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • BenjerBenjer Begrinner Posts: 275Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2008
    Christmas Carred
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    My roommate (as all 4 passengers) in his '65 Pontiac LeMans hamming it up.

    And although everyone's sick of looking at it:
    Runaway Sushi!
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    "Leftovers" from DSS#14 (Now, with minimal processing in...*smirk*...iPhoto)
    Nikon D300, 17-35, 24-70, 70-200, 105 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Lensbaby, iPhone!
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2008
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Sneaking up on some weeds
    394546124_dKdrd-S.jpg

    (sorry everyone this is a semi-inside joke)
    Aaron, shouldnt there be atleast two other Canon shooters hovering close by?
    Aaron Nelson
  • ilbcnuilbcnu Major grins Posts: 311Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2008
    Feed Me ~Lil shop of horrors alive & well in sonoran desert

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    Photo shoot mishaps~

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    Amanda
    It is never to late to become what you might have been.
    www.behindthezoom.com
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2008
    (sorry everyone this is a semi-inside joke)
    Aaron, shouldnt there be atleast two other Canon shooters hovering close by?

    I was going to link the thread but it is all messed up since I moved photos around on the site. :cry

    I'll have to fix at some point because that is one of the funniest threads ever on here.
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2008
    anwmn1 wrote:
    I was going to link the thread but it is all messed up since I moved photos around on the site. :cry

    I'll have to fix at some point because that is one of the funniest threads ever on here.

    i agree. the commentary made it for sure...

    "other tripod uses" about put me on the floor.... (cuz ive done that a million times myself...)
    Aaron Nelson
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2008
    rolleyes1.gif Entrance - NOT AN ENTRANCErolleyes1.gif

    clap.gif Fantastic Start!clap.gif
    Thanks Paul, et. al.! It's at the Griffith Observatory here in LA. On this particular day, the Entrance/Not an Entrance door was actually an Entrance! Go figure...

    This one made me Laughing.gif:
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    Chris
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 17, 2008
    keep out
    never ride your dirt bike in a butterfly reserve

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    ah now that was a good one
    or ADAM'S APPLE

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    ducking flatulence
    exif removed very carefully

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    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • achambersachambers mudtographer Posts: 255Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 18, 2008
    jwear wrote:
    exif removed very carefully

    I hope you gave it a sedative first
    Alan Chambers

    www.achambersphoto.com

    "The point in life isn't to arrive at our final destination well preserved and in pristine condition, but rather to slide in sideways yelling.....Holy cow, what a ride."
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 18, 2008
    achambers wrote:
    I hope you gave it a sedative first
    all I can say is that it was painful but this is the mini challenge :D
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Posts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 18, 2008
    Stuffed & Mounted Family Pet
    Dog Head on the Wall

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    More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
    Jeff Meyers
  • OhEddieOhEddie Mere Mortal Posts: 337Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 18, 2008
    Americas Favorite Pastime - Anywhere, anytime!!!

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    Blessed are those who remain flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape.
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2008
    :lol4


    this thread is great!....

    btw, love that windup!...hahaha
    Aaron Nelson
  • JDouglasJDouglas Big grins Posts: 42Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 19, 2008
    jeffmeyers wrote:
    Dog Head on the Wall

    Help me .. please ... I can't stop laughing


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  • leaheleahe Shooter Chick Posts: 168Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2008
    Whatcha Doin'?
    Hi everyone! I have been a member for a little while now and recently came across the challenges. This is my first entry into a MC so hopefully I posted everything right. The talent on this forum is just incredible and I hope to take my photography to the next level with the knowledge here.

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  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 19, 2008
    leahe wrote:
    Hi everyone! I have been a member for a little while now and recently came across the challenges. This is my first entry into a MC so hopefully I posted everything right. The talent on this forum is just incredible and I hope to take my photography to the next level with the knowledge here.

    439345835_mF9DP-M.jpg

    Welcome to Dgrin! When I joined this year, I knew absolutely nothing about photography. I recommend you try some of the assignments! Nice entry BTW.
    Frank Martinez
    Nikon Shooter
    It's all about the moment...
  • leaheleahe Shooter Chick Posts: 168Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 20, 2008
    Trevlan wrote:
    Welcome to Dgrin! When I joined this year, I knew absolutely nothing about photography. I recommend you try some of the assignments! Nice entry BTW.

    Thanks Trevlan. I guess I came to the right place then!
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