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#1 Bec .

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

This week's challenge is Christmas. I look forward to seeing what Christmas/festive season means to you.

The rules:
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.

If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)

All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.

Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.

Challenge history for the winner:

Food - rbat
Portrait - elle-M
Macro/close up - ILBB
Rule of Thirds - mummy26
Vanishing point - rbat
Patterns in nature - Jupiter123
Fun - Silverwattle
Seven - mummy26
Texture - ILBB
At Home - elle-M
Nostalgia - rbat
Reflection - Bryden
Half - Nut
Spring - millie71
Antique - elle-M
Tells a story - Ev
Postcard - raven74
Favourite things - winkwink
Long exposure - rbat
Wings - silverwattle
Sweet - rbat
Light - Skepticaemia
Wild - Mecurial
Moody - BeagleBoy
In the eye of the beholder - cat
Symmetry - JamieLee85
Serenity - winkwink
Out Of Place - Peanut
Water Drop Shot - blue4me
One - Raven74
Black & White Portrait - rbat
Red - Luckyseven
Suggestive - Abbygirl
Mostly Black/Mostly white - PrincessPinkenIt
Autumn - Superman+4Sisters
Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull
Circle - mummy26
Coke - rbat
Abstract - mummy26

Edited by rbat, 11 December 2012 - 11:07 AM.


#2 Bryden

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Congrats on the win rbat! Beautiful image.

Hopefully I'll be back this week! I finally caved and bought a new laptop. I was really trying to delay it because I wanted to buy myself a 100mm 2.8 with the money I had saved but I'll have to wait again  cry1.gif

Looking forward to seeing the entries.

Teressa

#3 Peanut

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

I actually have an entry for once!   happy.gif

These are the Christmas/class breakup gifts my DS handed out to his kindy classmates today.  They are a pompom critter sitting on top of a golden chocolate coin.  Those kids who don't eat/not allowed chocolate can remove the critter.  They were a big hit!


Christmas Pompom's





#4 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

I completely missed the food challenge but was drooling over those donuts! Yum!

Chirstmas in my family means seafood lunch on the beach and hunting for the perfect shell that will be added as an ornament to next years Christmas tree. We have one that represents each year we have spent together on a beach. This Christmas is about to be our first one without Dad so it's going to be very strange to be the beach baby on the sand without my beach-bum Daddy. Anyway, I figured since that's what Christmas time is about for me, I'd snap a pic of all our Christmas shells with our latest addition, the Hawaiian shell ornament from our last trip back to Hawaii all together.

Christmas Shells

#5 rogue-shadow

Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

Oooh, I have one from today that fits this one perfectly, though I first thought of last weeks. My laptop is broken though so I'm not sure if I'll get to post it here. Look forward to seeing everyone's entries.

#6 winkwink

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Yay, I actually have an entry this week.  I made some mini gingerbread houses yesterday and today we had some friends over and the kids got to decorate them.  My DS was lucky to get any on his house, he was too busy eating all the lollies.  


gingerbread house by wmc75, on Flickr

Teri those critters are the cutest, what lucky classmates.  Your DS starts prep next year too doesn't he?

~Kee~in~Hawaii~  What a beautiful collection of shells and such a lovely tradition.  I'm so sorry that your dad is no longer here to continue it with you.

#7 mummy26

Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:42 AM

I did a few Christmas ones today and this is one of them

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28286225@N02/.../in/photostream

#8 eM_Mille

Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

SUCH good entries so far!!!

#9 Calmar

Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

I wanted to go for some thing different.  To me Christmas means fun.  So I had fun with the Christmas lights


christmas by silver wattle, on Flickr

#10 Peanut

Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

Great photos ladies!  original.gif

Wendy, the gingerbread house looks delicious!  Yep, my little munchkin will be starting Prep next year, eek!

I was playing around with Christmas lights too Silverwattle, but going for the bokeh effect!  

Tree bokeh

Rudolph bokeh

#11 Bec .

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the beautiful Christmas shots this week, has been a bit of a tragic weekend and this was a little ray of sunshine for me to look at tonight.

Peanut, what can I say - that is just too cute! What a great gift idea. What have you used as the feet? I might have to try this myself! I think Micah will love it! Love your bokeh shots too, particularly the one with the stars. Great effect!

Kee In Hawaii, what an absolutely beautiful tradition. And such a wonderful idea making ornaments from your finds. I hope partaking in this tradition helps you feel connected to your dad as you experience your first Christmas without him. These first events are very hard.

winkwink, gorgeous! Nicholas is very clever and that looks completely delicious - particularly those spearmint leaves at the front. Yum yum original.gif. The beautiful Christmas tree bokeh is a lovely touch also.

mummy26, what a beautifully composed shot. I love the darkness and light coming out of the box. It makes me curious as to what is in there too! Love the sparkles of the ribbon, hat and bokeh too. Wonderful shot and really expresses the joy of Christmas.

silverwattle, fabulous! Christmas means fun to me too and Christmas lights are my favourite thing at Christmas time. I'm glad you had some fun with long exposure. Did someone run around with them? Great job!

I kept coming back to one photo and smiling - it is just way too cute for words and I'm so stealing that idea next year as a craft activity with my classes. So congratulations Peanut! Special mention to mummy26, yours was outstanding. A really close second and was my DH's favourite!

#12 Peanut

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

Yippee!  Thanks Bec, my little man will be thrilled that his critters won!   biggrin.gif

They were so simple to make, a bag of chocolate coins and 2 bags of pompom critters from the cheap shop.  The feet are stickers, so peel off the paper and plonk them down on top of the coins.  His kindy friends adored them, and I'm going back to buy more to store for next year, lol!

Will be back with this weeks challenge soon!

#13 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Great win Peanut, loved your bokeh shots too.

And thanks for the kind words rbat, having only lost Dad a month ago and very unexpectedly it's been good to get out the Christmas ornaments and try to remember some of the good moments.

#14 winkwink

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

Congrats Teri, they are super cute.

#15 mummy26

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

Thanks for the mention Bec original.gif and Congrats to Peanut original.gif


Edited by mummy26, 18 December 2012 - 09:11 PM.





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