Welcome to Mini Challenge #175 - Nightscapes

kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not.Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
edited October 27, 2013 in The Dgrin Challenges


Its fall, and the days are getting shorter (here in the Northern half of the planet), and that gets me in the mood for night photography. So, this challenge will be Nightscapes. Anything taken at night, outdoors, is acceptable. I will post a few examples, just cause its the tradition, but feel free to pick out your best night shots whatever they may be (big city, a tree, stars, whatever) and lets see what you've got!
IMPORTANT: ENTRIES DUE NO LATER THAN 6PM CENTRAL TIME ON SUNDAY, 27 OCTOBER!!!

OUR UN-OFFICIAL 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 becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
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.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. 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.

IMPORTANT: ENTRIES DUE NO LATER THAN 6PM CENTRAL TIME ON SUNDAY, 27 OCTOBER!!!

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. 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 starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this 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 using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
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7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, 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 next mini challenge!

My examples:


Oklahoma City
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Stuttgart
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Paris
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REMEMBER: ENTRIES DUE NO LATER THAN 6PM CENTRAL TIME ON SUNDAY, 27 OCTOBER!!!

Comments

  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2013
    Hi

    I think you may have forgotten to set a closing date and time.

    Alan
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2013
    was actually in there in a couple of spots, but i put it in there again to be in a spot one would more clearly notice - thanks!
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2013
    1) Haymarket at Night

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    2) New gateway to Institute Park with new Music Pavilion

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    And one more found!

    3) Providence Water Fire

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    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
    'I was older then, I'm younger than that now' ....
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2013
    First congratulations for your win!

    I'm not big in night photography, but here are some:

    1. By the lake - Ottawa, Canada

    December 2, 09  By the lake  Dow's Lake, Ottawa Canada, Canada Ottawa

    2. Moonlight on the French Riviera

    Marina at night on the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

    3. Winter night in the streets of Barrie, Ontario

    Winter night in the streets of Barrie, Ontario
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2013
    I rarely shoot at night but here are a few. I will try pushing myself next weekend so I might change some after.

    1. Wildlife night gathering
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    2. When I woke up in the Sahara
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    3. Singapore by night
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    Claire
    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2013
    I don't shoot much at night either. After taking out shots taken at night indoors (like food), and photos of restaurant signs at night, photos taken at sunset, and a few photos I have of fireworks, I'm left with some that I'm not terribly thrilled with.

    Front Street, Hamilton Bermuda, from the last ferry November 27, 2007

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    And I said I wasn't going to have any restaurant signs, but I think I will submit this one taken in New Orleans in December 2004 (before Katrina). It's really three restaurants - Tandoori (2nd floor), Lenny's Picadilly Lounge and the Half Shell Bar

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    And last this one which is really early morning - taken in Manta Equador in 2008. I was thinking this was the harbor lighthouse. But it wasn't. It was a tuna boat. It is a fairly pretty photo though.

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    (The lighthouse I was looking for was this one which isn't an entry)

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    And then when we left the harbor I have a photo taken at night of this lighthouse, but you can only tell that it is there because it blocks out the lights from shore. (also not an entry - just for general interest)

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • freddie_dfreddie_d Beginner grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited October 20, 2013
    Portland Skyline, Oregon

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    This was my first real attempt at night-photography with a sturdy tripod.


    Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, Oregon

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    This was my second attempt and I decided to focus on the Hawthorne Bridge because it looks so cool at night. (HDR)


    Mt Jefferson, Oregon

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    For something less civilized and to contrast the busy city, a picture from an overnight hike in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness last month. This was from my camp site by a mountain lake in the middle of the night.
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2013
    WOW - some really awesome shots in here already!
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2013
    I have a couple.

    Downtown Minneapolis
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    The Badlands
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    The Badlands II
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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2013
    NOTE: I added my third in Post #4!

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    :D

    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
    'I was older then, I'm younger than that now' ....
    My Blog | Q+ | Moderator, Lightroom Forums | My Amateur Smugmug Stuff | My Blurb book Rust and Whimsy. More Rust , FaceBook .
  • bluekulasbluekulas Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited October 20, 2013
    Nuit, Toronto, Canada
    Canon 40D with a Sigma 10-20mm
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 21, 2013
    Evening Light

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    Istanbul

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    Fairground Ride

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    Alan
  • NAubinNAubin Big grins Posts: 17Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 22, 2013
    Apologies - Dgrin seems to only allow me to upload 1 file at a time, so will have to submit 3 posts...

    Lamposts
  • NAubinNAubin Big grins Posts: 17Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 22, 2013
  • NAubinNAubin Big grins Posts: 17Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 22, 2013
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 24, 2013
    Overpass
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    Bare Trees
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    Moonrise
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 27, 2013
    challenge over! will have results up shortly.
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