Mini Challenge #227 - The small things

sdways01sdways01 Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
edited June 6, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #227 - The small things
Doing a lot of hiking, I see people all the time that only look at the big picture and fail to notice the small things that can be just as interesting and add even more to the experience. This challenge is intended to be about the smaller details of a bigger scene. The doorknob on the big beautiful house instead of the whole house for example.

This challenge will run for 2 weeks - from today until Sunday, June 5, [email protected] 8:00 am EST-USA.


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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.

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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!

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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.
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Examples:

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On a hike with great views, I also notice this little guy on the ground

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In a patch of Lupine, this was how the water was gathering on plants after a brief ran shower

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With gorgeous views in all directions, I made sure to take plenty of pictures of the rime ice around the summit as well

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Details found in the window of an interesting abandoned house
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"If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous

Comments

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2016
    What a nice great theme! clap.gif

    ... and your examples are wonderful - I saw the frosted branches in your smugmug gallery the other day and I admired it a lot! :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2016
    I start :)

    1. Souvenir crafting in the plaza of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

    Working hands

    2. Leaf cutter ants in Valle de Anton, Panama

    Leaf cutter ants

    3. Keyhole on an antique door in Sagunto, Spain :)

    Kewhole
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,751 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2016
    Oh I love the leaf cutter ants. And the wonderful idea for the mini. Even if you don't have any photos in your archives, you can go take some.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    Oh I love the leaf cutter ants. And the wonderful idea for the mini. Even if you don't have any photos in your archives, you can go take some.

    Thank you GrandmaR - I took it some years ago and completely forgot about... thank to the mini, I found the opportunity to show it :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2016
    I just changed my first and last entries for something smaller :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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    VegasGreatAttractions.com
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,751 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2016
    I will have to look for two more, but I couldn't resist using this one

    1. Spring Flowers
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    These were flowers in the sidewalk next to a shop that I went into in Willemstad (north Holland - not the one in Curacao) to get out of the rain

    2. License
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    I have a habit of taking photos of license plates. I think they are interesting although they aren't as picturesque as old windows and door handles. I collect the photos rather than the plates themselves. This was taken of the car in front of a taxi in Antwerp

    3. Scorpion
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    From Manuel Antonio rain forest in Costa Rica. I have more colorful little animals, but I picked this one because I found it myself and the guide didn't see it. After I pointed it out to him, he took a leaf and moved it to a nearby bush because he said it was dangerous on the hand railing.

    These are all pictures from 2015-2016. Normally I have some old photos to include, but I decided not to this time.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,852 Major grins
    edited May 22, 2016
    What a fun challenge! The idea is just up my alley.

    1) Window-pull in the city hall, Hamburg, Germany

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    2) Detail from a ceramic vessel, Chateau de Blois, France

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    3) Flowers and spiderweb
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  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited May 23, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I have a habit of taking photos of license plates. I think they are interesting although they aren't as picturesque as old windows and door handles. I collect the photos rather than the plates themselves. This was taken of the car in front of a taxi in Antwerp

    I have a gallery of just license plates and bumper stickers myself. Anything that I find humorous or creative (provided it's safe to take a picture at the time). In a state with lots of custom vanity plates, there are some good ones around to find.
    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
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,751 Major grins
    edited May 23, 2016
    sdways01 wrote: »
    I have a gallery of just license plates and bumper stickers myself. Anything that I find humorous or creative (provided it's safe to take a picture at the time). In a state with lots of custom vanity plates, there are some good ones around to find.

    Yes most of the time I do this in the US. And if I post those, I usually smudge the plate numbers. But I do often take photos of the license plates on cars in the Caribbean - it is sometimes important to know if they have special plates for rental cars or for taxis. (And if I am on a tour where there are several identical vehicles in the parking lot, I may take a photo of the license plate of the one I came on so I can be sure of getting back on the right one.) :)
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • TonyCooperTonyCooper Major grins Orlando, FloridaRegistered Users Posts: 2,243 Major grins
    edited May 23, 2016
    FLY ON THE WALL

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    STRINGS ATTACHED

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    WINDOW FAN

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    Do I just get three? Hard to choose!
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/
  • JustRamblingJustRambling Big grins Registered Users Posts: 26 Big grins
    edited May 23, 2016
    Little Acorn cap nestled in a few grass blades

    27135164831_6b5523b337_b.jpgDSC_0264 by Diana Williams, on Flickr

    Little stamens

    26458044453_f2a8b3f0f8_b.jpgDSC_0342 by Diana Williams, on Flickr

    Tiny flowers among big leaves

    27107798652_263b9a18a4_b.jpgDSC_0348 by Diana Williams, on Flickr
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    JustRambling AKA: Diana
    Currently a Newbie
    Camera: Nikon D3300
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,549 moderator
    edited May 24, 2016
    Great theme! I will play along but as always, do not consider my images in your judging.

    1. Seedling sprout (although a bit manipulated ;) )



    2. Banana seed (yes bananas have seeds! They are benign seeds, but they are there just the same, in the fruit)



    3. Wet Pussy Willow

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,486 Major grins
    edited May 24, 2016
    OK, I'll play too. Here are my three:

    A small fern frond in Fern Creek, Yosemite Valley.

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    Grass reflections along the Merced River outside of Yosemite NP.

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    More small fern fronds growing wherever they can - off of a tree limb- Hoh Rain Forest, Washington State.

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    And the following one is not for judging - small things in the larger picture......my height-challenged friend embedded in a fallen Giant Sequoia.

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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USARegistered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited May 24, 2016
    1) Orb spinner

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    2) Grass Hopper on Grass

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    3) Faerie Chair

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    Image close to actual size.

    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 .
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,852 Major grins
    edited May 25, 2016
    I'm really enjoying all the entries! (although Don, I am suprised not to see any rust! mwink.gif )
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USARegistered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited May 25, 2016
    I'm really enjoying all the entries! (although Don, I am surprised not to see any rust! mwink.gif )
    Just for you, not a entry, a small rust guy, saluting.

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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' ....
    My Blog | Q+ | Moderator, Lightroom Forums | My Amateur Smugmug Stuff | My Blurb book Rust and Whimsy. More Rust , FaceBook .
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited May 27, 2016
    This is a fun challenge...loving the images so far! It's been a while since I could play, but getting back into it:

    #1 Part of a Tree
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    #2 Part of a Guitar
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    #3 Part of a Sunflower
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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited May 27, 2016
    Some great entries so far, keep them coming.
    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
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,102 Major grins
    edited June 2, 2016
    Great challenge!

    #1: No entry
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    #2: Turn right
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    #3: Rocks on the roof
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    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • JWatsonJWatson Big grins Toronto CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 55 Big grins
    edited June 2, 2016
    Here are my entries.
    1. Birds do it, bees do it... and apparently so do butterflies.
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    2. Get that bug off my back!
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    3. Dainty steps for a dainty piggy
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,993 Major grins
    edited June 3, 2016
    A little smile
    Natures smile but you have to look hard
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,993 Major grins
    edited June 3, 2016
    Drone drop off of a little sushi
    Drone drop off of a very little sushieek7.gif but is was tasty
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,993 Major grins
    edited June 3, 2016
    Memorial Day prayer
    Memorial Day prayer

    It was taken on Monday and the only bird shot I got in a 2 hr hike ,when I got home and saw the shot on the computer rolleyes1.gif it did make me smile :D
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited June 6, 2016
    Narrowing down the entries today, results will be posted tonight.
    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
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