Mini Challenge # 301: Vacation

pegellipegelli Major grinsBelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,836 Major grins

This mini will feature the theme of Vacation. I know I'll make my judging life difficult because you can imagine a large diversity to picture this subject. However since it's almost July which is vacation time for the northern hemisphere I also think it's timely to do it now. Hopefully I'll be able to pick a worthy winner and if not too bad, I'll pick a winner anyway ;)

The principle is simple, the photo needs to be taken during a vacation, can be long or short, can be city, woods, mountain or seaside or any other place you went on vacation. Season doesn't matter either, all are good. Some people even stay home for vacation, allthough I would call that a staycation >:) and would like to see photo's taken while away from home for a least a couple of days.

Here's a few examples from me to warm you up (or cool you down)

Northern light over the Harstad harbour (Lofoten, Norway)

Overlooking the Sierra de Mijas (near Málaga, Spain)

Ice fishing on a Finnish lake

Good luck, happy shooting and this mini will stay open until Saturday July 11, 2020, midnight, NWE time.

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 then passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used, but for this challenge new photo's are strongly encouraged.
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, just ask within your post.
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.

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 start 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 use 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 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 next show.

Pieter, aka pegelli
My SmugMug


  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 2,766 Major grins

    Well Pieter, you certainly haven't made this easy on us either! That's a pretty broad subject... I'll have to do some heavy thinking about this one. B)

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,371 moderator

    This is difficult to figure out which images to use because 95% of my images are from vacations! I might change these up as time goes on.

    1 Arizona, Grand Canyon, my first ever time seeing it, Nov. 2019 (panorama using my cell phone)

    2 Tarcoles River, Costa Rica

    3 Athens Greece

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,357 Major grins

    Ok, I'll start. And I hemmed and hawed over which ones to use for the mini :smiley:

    Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, Arizona. This shot is far enough away that unfortunately it's hard to see the petrified logs strewn on the desert floor.

    Arches National Park, Arizona

    Canmore, British Columbia - starting up the Icefield Highway on the perfect road trip :)

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 5,836 Major grins

    Thanks for starting Joyce and Jo, great entries.

    And Sara, I'm sure you'll find some very good entries for here as well, just take your time :)

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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