Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!"- Winners Chosen

A photo challenge starting January 5th 2009. One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Aster has been appointed moderator of this forum in recognition of her commitment to making it great fun. This does not prevent others from setting challenges!

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One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Participants should provide basic camera data (body, lens, ISO, mode, exposure over-ride or WB settings), and details of raw processing and subsequent PP.
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Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!"- Winners Chosen

Unread postby aster » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:24 am

Hi everyone, :D

Welcome to a new challenge with a subject not so surprising: All seasonal holidays and celebrations to put a grand end to 2012 and start a glorious new year with hopes and wonderful wishes in the name of 2013. :)

Let's observe in our photos, what we observe these lovely, peaceful and controvertial days around the World to be as they take shape.


You're welcome to be as creative and open-minded as you like!

Good luck and prosper! :D

Yildiz


Specifications for the submissions:

1.. The challenge ends on 14 January 2013.
2.. The photo dimensions should not exceed 1024*1024 while the size should be equal or less than 250 KB, if you decide to upload using the website's image-submission feature. These limitations don't apply if you link from an external website/gallery.
3.. You may enter with as many photos as you like.
4.. Please title your photos during submission process to make the listings more sensible during the setting up of the polls. Should you not title you photos as you submit them, I'll temporarilly take the liberity to title them and ask you to title them as we go along by PMing you.
5.. Thank you and good luck! : ))

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 06 January 20

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:35 pm

Yildiz, could you extend it for 2 more days? Make it 8th of January, allow us to play a bit with our new toys Santa will/would bring (hopefully). :wink:
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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 06 January 20

Unread postby aster » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:12 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:Yildiz, could you extend it for 2 more days? Make it 8th of January, allow us to play a bit with our new toys Santa will/would bring (hopefully). :wink:




Santa will arrive with some precious toys, it seems... :D

I'd love to see what those toys can do too, Dr. Harout.

Good luck!



Yildiz


ps. The deadline has been extended to January 14th, 2013.



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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:09 pm

A big thank you Yildiz. :D
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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:41 pm

New rule: A99's are not allowed due to a condition called 'jealousy' which it most certainly will bestow upon the other contestants. Sorry Doc!

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:03 am

mvanrheenen wrote:New rule: A99's are not allowed due to a condition called 'jealousy' which it most certainly will bestow upon the other contestants. Sorry Doc!

:lol:


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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby Ken M » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:52 am

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A65 16mm-50mm 2.8
Tamron 72E 90mm 2.8 Macro
Sony 35mm 1.8 Sony
Sony 55-300mm and 55-200mm

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:42 am

Wow! Great shot Ken.

David

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby InTheSky » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:48 pm

Very cool picture ... and now you have to tell us where to buy Star war xmas tree kit ... I know I have a very good gift for a lot of my friend :-).

Regards,

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby Ken M » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:25 am

HALLMARK ornaments collecting since 1990.
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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:27 pm

My first entry.

"Hot chocolate in pink!"

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby Ken M » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:11 am

This years house

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby Ken M » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:13 am

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A65 16mm-50mm 2.8
Tamron 72E 90mm 2.8 Macro
Sony 35mm 1.8 Sony
Sony 55-300mm and 55-200mm

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby Ken M » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:20 am

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A65 16mm-50mm 2.8
Tamron 72E 90mm 2.8 Macro
Sony 35mm 1.8 Sony
Sony 55-300mm and 55-200mm

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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Re: Challenge #50:"Sweet Sweet Holidays!" ends 14 January 20

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:17 am

Wow, you've put a lot of work into the Christmas decorations Ken. Don't all the different lights bother you?


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