Mini-Challenge 239: your best of 2016
Since it's the end of the year I'll make it easy for you, I just want to see your best 3 pictures of 2016. No special theme is required, only that you made the picture between Jan 1, 2016 and Dec 31, 2016. If you leave the exif in the shot I can check it, but if it's stripped out I can't check but if you "cheat" who are you fooling then anyway
I'm looking forward to your entries, and don't be surprised if picking the very best 3 is a harder task then you think. Picking the best 10 or 15 is probably easy, but limiting to your very best 3 is a different story.
This Mini-Challenge will end on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 8am Pacific Standard Time (17:00 Central European Time), that way you can still use the last 10 days of this year to produce a few more masterpieces for entering here.
OUR UNOFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
- Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
- 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 then passes on the baton to the new champion.
- Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used (but for this challenge it has to be taken in 2016).
- 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, just ask within your post.
- 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.
- Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
- 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).
- 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.)
- Give each image you enter a title.
- Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
- 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)
- Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
- 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.
- Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
- Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
- After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
- 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.
- PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72hrs.
- 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.
- Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the show.
Here are some of my examples. The good thing as organizer is that I can post more then 3 pictures, but the bad thing is I can't win