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Discussion in 'Challenge and Contests Forum' started by Uncle Frank, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. I found out yesterday that my reward for winning CAFE CHALLENGE #1 was having to run the next CHALLENGE round :?.
    Silly me; I thought I was going to win a new lens. Anyway, I thought I'd let the excitement die down before foisting a new
    assignment on the eager contestants, and try to think of something that might take you out of your comfort zones.

    My first thought was hummingbirds, but I've overplayed that a little. Most of us take nature pictures all the time, so
    that's out. People pics... that's an interesting field, but it ranges anywhere from snapshots to erotica, so I needed
    to narrow it down before Backdoctor ran wild. Then I came across Todd's thread:


    What better use of a camera than to take pictures of children? So kid-pics it is. Anything from environmentals to candids
    to studio portraits are acceptable for this contest. Just try to capture the innocence and joy of childhood.

    I'm going to use the same rules that Yves (Boobie Joe) came up with for CHALLENGE #1, with one exception. Each artist can
    only enter one picture... BUT, you can edit your entry post and change that picture as many times as you'd like up to the
    filing deadline.

    You can start entering now, but it must be a picture taken specifically for this contest, so don't go searching your archives.
    And the cutoff for entering will be Thursday, February 17th at midnight EST.

    Feel free to ask questions on this thread, but only post pictures and exif data on the CHALLENGE #2 SUBMISSION THREAD.
    No selling your pictures with commentaries, either. They should speak for themselves.

    Good luck to all!
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  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Gee, UF....;-)

    Great topic, and certainly a challenge for those of us who don't have any kids left around the house.... :D  :D 

    Seriously, this what NC challenges should be about, and that is to challenge each of us to expand our photographic horizons.

    Let's all see what we can come up with. :wink:

  3. Re: Gee, UF....;-)

    Hey, borrow one from a neighbor! Just tell them you'll give them an 8x10 print in return for the favor :p .
  4. Fun challenge Frank, looking forward to it.
  5. gho


    Feb 7, 2005
    Wow! Cool... Exactly my forte!
  6. Hey, Greg, no fair submerging them in your reef tank.
  7. Great Challenge Topic ...

    Now guys, not childhood of a bird ... :lol:

    I am sure Uncle Frank meant human being ... :wink:
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  8. gho


    Feb 7, 2005
    I've got a question! Can I shoot with an SLR/n? I've got Nikon glass on it and Nikon Flash. Yves said Nikon Cameras only. Does the SLR/n count, since the body is made by Nikon?
  9. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    Frank, what a great topic. I'm sure we should see some great pictures, and I'm glad my post helped you pick the topic. Now let the fun commence.
  10. lol Gregory, does it say Nikon on the name plate ? :twisted:
  11. gho


    Feb 7, 2005

    Ah... I do 90% of my kid photography with my SLR/n

  12. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Hey Gregory,

    I do 0% of my photography of kids. Who do you think will be more challenged?? :wink:


  13. gho


    Feb 7, 2005
    Nah, it not that, Frank - its just that when I go to take pics of kids, I pick the SLR/n first - I'd rather have the higher resolution for larger/sharper prints.

    Hey, after all, isn't this a Nikon forum in general and not a D1/D2/D70 equipment forum?

    The SLR/n uses a Nikon body, with Nikon lenses, with Nikon flash system, Nikon metering and Nikon AF.

    Its okay though, I do use the D70/D2h occasionally for snapshot situations:

  14. Personally, I don't object , but it's not my call, GHO. Patrick and Flew created the Cafe, and it should
    be their decision. I was chartered with running Challenge #2, not setting policy for the site.
  15. gho


    Feb 7, 2005
    No problem Frank, its no biggie.
  16. Outside of the competition picture

    Since I will be on the road I cant take any pictures within the timeframe of the competition, but I would like to post this picture for the enjoyment (?) of you all. For me it is like the commercial for MasterCard says: Priceless

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  17. Ohmygod, what a mess -lol! I feel like I need to get a wet towel and wipe his face off.

    Sorry you couldn't find an entry before you left on your trip, but thanks for this wonderful picture, Andreas!
  18. Boy does that bring back memories. Thanks for sharing.
  19. Here is another one while I'm at it

    My sister in-laws son Liam at his first bout with Guacamole, no words needed..
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    and the innocence...
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    well it's so much easier when one doesnt have to take them now but can dig into the archives

  20. Paul, I'd love to give you an extension, but it wouldn't be fair to several others who have the same problem. Besides, I think it's best to get this particular Cafe Challenge round over with, because it hasn't generated much interest . Hopefully the next contest manager will come up with a more popular theme.

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