Mini Challenge #142 -- Power

Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grinsPosts: 346Registered Users Major grins
edited May 24, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Round #142 of the Dgrin Mini-Challenges!

Your challenge topic: POWER (I don't think this has been done before and I'm hoping for a broad range of interpretations)

This challenge will run through Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm GMT (2 weeks). Be sure to check the guidelines following my sample shots below.

Your Judge: Alans Grin

chrisdg , thank you very much for hosting the previous challenge.



POWER will be defined here as any photograph that either illustrates Power in one of its many forms (from Nature to Nuclear, Politics to Pistons) or one of the hundreds of well-known expressions with the word Power in it - Power of Love, Power Chord (as in music or wiring!), Power of the people etc. As such, it may help your image if you can include a title with it.

I am hoping for a broad range of interpretations and my wife will be helping me judge, so I'm hoping for softter gentle shots as well as hard cutting shots of car engines etc.

Here are a few of my shots simply to illustrate diverse possibilities and styles -

Horse Power

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Magical Power

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Fire Power

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Power Grid


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Guidelines:

1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post. (With mini challenges, any photo you have taken is eligible, regardless of the date created.)
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. When quoting a post change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (see here for help)
7. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round your first step is coming up with a new theme, and start a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=205082 thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging start a new thread (again use the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up, it is important to have runners up incase the winner does not show within the 72hr window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72hrs.
7. After the 72hrs and the winner does not show up, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the show.

Good luck!
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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Interesting theme Alan! I can't wait to see all of the different interpretations.

    When I saw the theme I immediately thought of my image of a steam train. I'm sure that I have more that will work but I wanted to submit this one just to get the ball rolling.

    Steam Power
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    More to come soon.
    —Kevin

    Here are two others that I have in my archives.

    Water Power
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    Fire Power
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    Thanks for looking.
    —Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    My Site, My Book
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,717Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Love your train. I know I have a photo of a steam train in Western Maryland, but can't find it. These will have to do.

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    Police Power - 1964 Spain (taken from a train if that counts)


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    Harnessing Wind Power - (putting the sails on a windmill - Netherlands - 2009)

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    The tug POWERFUL - 2011
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • chrisdgchrisdg Major grins Posts: 366Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Metal Power!

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  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbPosts: 1,508Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Mysterious Power of the Race Track
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    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • silversx80silversx80 I like noise Posts: 604Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    The power of water:
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    Power to start your day:
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    Air Power:
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    - Joe
    http://silversx80.smugmug.com/
    Olympus E-M5, 12-50mm, 45mm f/1.8
    Some legacy OM lenses and an OM-10
  • ghinsonghinson p&#477;u&#633;n&#647;dn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    The first thing that came to mind for me was a weather phenomenon that I have witnessed three times here on Nantucket. A roll cloud. This is an unusual cloud on the leading edge of a storm front that stretches across the horizon and literally rolls over your head. As it passes, the bright day disappears and the temperature drops 10 degrees. It's downright end-of-the-world spooky when it happens.

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
    ackdoc.com
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Wow ... I'm not sure if I would run for my camera or run for the hills!
    Great shots guys ... keep them coming.

    Alan
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    1. Outer Space.

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    2. Fire Power.

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    3. Ram Tough.

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Posts: 2,765Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    People power
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    Staying power
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    Hydraulic power
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  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    F-18E Super Hornet at the sound barrier! Military power!!

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • ghinsonghinson p&#477;u&#633;n&#647;dn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    damn!
    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
    ackdoc.com
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    Alans Grin wrote:

    Here are a few of my shots simply to illustrate diverse possibilities and styles -

    Excellent photos and congratulations on the win!

    I don't know of I have any, but I'll look for :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    Jeromy, I have to agree with Greg. Damn! Where were you when you took these? On the flight deck of an aircraft carrier?
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    My Site, My Book
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    KevXman wrote: »
    Jeromy, I have to agree with Greg. Damn! Where were you when you took these? On the flight deck of an aircraft carrier?

    I agree - fantastic photos Jeromy!!!

    Your entries are very nice too, Kevin clap.gif
    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 May 11, 2012
    One year ago, I was fascinated to see how powerful swans can be... so, here there are 3 of the shots I took:

    1. Fighting swans

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    2. Fighting swans 2

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    and a total different approach:

    3. Power failure (at the restaurant)

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    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Posts: 400Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    Thank you for the kind words!! I think everyone has posted some really fantastic images so far!! thumb.gif

    These where taken last year at the Houston airshow. I had just gotten my 2x extender for my 70-200 and broke it in good that day! I think I took right around 2,200 shots! This was one of those shots when 10 frames a second really came in handy! I titled it at the sound barrier because he was not allowed to actually break it. But he got right to the edge!

    If anyone's interested the other shots from that day are here http://smu.gs/K2uW75
    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    #1 - Boom!
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    #2 - Bang!
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    #3 - Charge!
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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,311Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    Horsepower:

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    Water power:

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    Pedipower :

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  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2012
    Power Punch

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    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaPosts: 2,239Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2012
    kentwaller wrote: »
    . could not figure out how to post three photos in one reply. would only let me upload one at a time. where did I go wrong?

    There are probably other ways, but I upload my images to my
    SmugMug site in a non-public gallery reserved for just images
    that I will link to in forums.

    Then, go to SHARE and get a link for the first image. Use the
    INSERT IMAGE icon (yellow box with mountain) and insert that
    image in your post. Do the same thing for the next image(s).

    Before you post, click PREVIEW POST to make sure you did it
    right. Then, SUBMIT REPLY.

    Your SmugMug site won't display the gallery to the viewers,
    but you'll have the images there. Keep this gallery for future
    submissions to forums.
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 16, 2012
    LeMans, France - 24 hour race
    these are not real competitive - too many unbelievable photos in this thread, but here are a few I took a couple years ago at the LeMans 24 hour race in france with my old olympus e500 dslr. wish i had my 7D back then, but hey, its an entry at least - my first time in this forum!

    1. into the grandstands
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    2. through the dunlop tire
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    3. its a living
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  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 16, 2012
    thank you tony
    TonyCooper wrote: »
    There are probably other ways, but I upload my images to my
    SmugMug site in a non-public gallery reserved for just images
    that I will link to in forums.

    Then, go to SHARE and get a link for the first image. Use the
    INSERT IMAGE icon (yellow box with mountain) and insert that
    image in your post. Do the same thing for the next image(s).

    Before you post, click PREVIEW POST to make sure you did it
    right. Then, SUBMIT REPLY.

    Your SmugMug site won't display the gallery to the viewers,
    but you'll have the images there. Keep this gallery for future
    submissions to forums.


    terrific instructions!! thank you very, very much!
  • NelsonKNelsonK Big grins Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 16, 2012
    Steamed Up
    These are some great photos, I love the topic. I have this one from last July 4th. Our local parade has a bunch of well preserved steam engines every year. They are great fun (for all that bring earplugs).

    Steamed Up
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  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 17, 2012
    1. The Power of the Ocean

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    2. The power of a calving glacier

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    3. Pyrotechnic Power

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  • mjoshi123mjoshi123 Major grins Posts: 216Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 17, 2012
    War & Peace...

    Saratoga Battlefield
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    Power of Peace - my trip to Gandhi Ashram in India
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  • Shooter67Shooter67 Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited May 18, 2012
    The other photos are amazing! After my intimidation wore off I went through my photos to find some other representations of power:

    Power in Decline
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    Abuse of Power- The Tower of London
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    Power of Love
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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 19, 2012
    Power to the People
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    Powers of Observation
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    Power of the Offshore Winds
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    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 21, 2012
    There are great photos in this "Power" competition - eeak ... judging will be difficult!

    Just a reminder, there's only two days to go before competition closure - Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm GMT,
    so if you've got shots to put in - now is the time.

    Alan.
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 21, 2012
    One year ago, I was fascinated to see how powerful swans can be... so, here there are 3 of the shots I took:

    I think the links to you lovely swan shots may be broken but it could be me. Could someone else please confirm or not.

    Thanks

    Alan
  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 21, 2012
    Alans Grin wrote: »
    I think the links to you lovely swan shots may be broken but it could be me. Could someone else please confirm or not.

    Thanks

    Alan

    I'm not seeing them either Alan. Tatiana, did you move them, change the setting on your gallery, or change the name of the gallery? ne_nau.gif
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    My Site, My Book
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