Jump to content

This weeks Photography Challenge is "Something New"


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 mummy26

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

With Christmas this week and the giving of gifts, I have made the theme this week "Something New". Don't limit it to gifts though,  you may have opened a new carton of milk or a new tin of coffee etc. or have a new niece/nephew etc

Now ending NYE as usual due to lack of entries

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:

Bokeh - mummy26
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 mummy26, 30 December 2012 - 10:06 PM.


#2 Peanut

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas!  Here's our "Something New"!   xmas_cool.gif


New Wheels

Edited by Peanut, 31 December 2012 - 01:56 PM.


#3 Bec .

Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

original.gif I got a new coffee machine from my IL's for Christmas. It has had quite the workout these past few days! I also got a new filter but thought using that was pushing the boundary of the theme. I will share it anyway as it is the last of my project 12, which was nature's beauty.


Morning cup of coffee by rbat75, on Flickr


Project 12 finished - 12/12 by rbat75, on Flickr

Edited by rbat, 28 December 2012 - 06:58 PM.


#4 Bob-the-skull

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

here is mine... beginner rating...

DS1 enjoying his new slip n slide biggrin.gif

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d48/mumo...zps2a5ccbc6.jpg

#5 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Peanut: Love the new wheels! original.gif

rbat: I had a similar pic (not as good as yours) because DH got a new coffee machine for Xmas too. I am in love with your photo at Henley, I was down there doing some pics yesterday too and it was such a beautiful day out original.gif

meh: Yay for the slip'n'slide! Your little man looks like he's having an absolute ball on it.

Here's mine, nothing spectacular as I am all out of time or enthusiasm for the camera right now - have spent every waking minute since Christmas lunch taking photos for people but I have some beautiful shots and we are all determined to make 2013 the year of the photos - the one thing we've learnt after losing Dad is the importance of having pictures with all of us in them. It's a good thing I have a tripod so I don't have to always be behind the camera.

These are my new additions to my home, my Mummy and Baby owls. No idea why I suddenly became infatuated with owls, but they appear to be creeping into every room of my house!

Owls

Edited to correct the link - temperamental!

Edited by ~Kee~In~Hawaii~, 29 December 2012 - 04:22 PM.


#6 mummy26

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Only 4 entries?????  huh.gif   blink.gif   cry1.gif

Please, please, please guys!!!  I want more so I'm going to keep this open until tomorrow night. I'll judge it somehow, even if I have to sneak off to the toilet with my ipad...  tongue.gif

Will comment so far so I don't have to be in the bathroom too long tomorrow  - they might think something is wrong with me.

Peanut - I'm intrigued as to how bug your new wheels are?  I saw the image when you first uploaded it and didn't see the bears in the background (I thought they were kids initially). Love the composition and use of DOF

rbat - you lucky duck getting a coffee machine for Christmas, I'm so jealous. Hubby's buying one for us soon. The photo makes that coffee look so delicious which I'm sure it was.  What filter did you get (and nice sunset too)

-*meh*-  - Memories, memories, memories. We had one of those when we were kids and had so much fun. I bet it was a real hit

~Kee~In~Hawaii~ -  I love owls too. Are these candle holders?  love them original.gif

Now hoping for some new entries tomorrow...

Edited by mummy26, 30 December 2012 - 10:16 PM.


#7 Jjbeanz

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

First day using my new DSLR original.gif
Hope I did this right

My daughters new loves

Edited by Jjbeanz, 30 December 2012 - 11:25 PM.


#8 Peanut

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

The "wheels" are part of my DD's Christmas gift, the Sylvanian Families brand toy car and campervan!  This might help with the size:



#9 raven74

Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Merry Xhristmas and happy new year!  Gosh been so busy!
This is a dear friends New Thing.  He's not actually due for a few weeks, and he's tiny.  
Not a great shot TBH, I've lost my phojo lately but eh, an entry is an entry!

2 by raven:74, on Flickr

Edited by raven74, 31 December 2012 - 06:15 PM.


#10 mummy26

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

Sorry on my iphone so will be doing this quickly
6 or 7 awesome entries and so hard to choose.

Have commented on a few already

Jjbeanz - very cute rabbits, well done on a great photo

Raven74 - awww, I'd love to take baby photos like that. How do you get skin looking so creamy

Came down to Peanut and Raven74. Yesterday a woman in one of the groups I belong to on Facebook lost her 3mth old son and I've been feeling sad since hearing it. Raven74, your photo really lifted my mood. What a gorgeous baby and you're the winner this week. The photo even made my daughters heart melt and she said it had to win

Well done everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!!

#11 raven74

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

Ali, I'm really sorry that your MG friend lost her child, that's devastating sad.gif   I'm glad the pic of this little guy lifted you up. This boy is very lucky to be here, he caused quite a commotion during the pregnancy and birth, firstly by trying to come at 26 weeks.
  As for the skin, I shoot it pretty hot  and I've found in newbies that staying in 2.8, MAX 3.5 helps with a softer skin look - it hides a myriad of newborn lumps and bumps! Balancing the background can be tricky so I try to shoot pretty close and do minimal cropping. The iso for this was huge (it was pretty dark inside) and I up exposure if I have to in LR and if they are bumpy apply a skin smoothing tool. If it's a bit grainy a little tweak with the reduce noise application gives it that softer look.  Pretty easy!
Thank you for the win!  
Now to ponder the next challenge...
Happy New Year ladies biggrin.gif

#12 Peanut

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Well done Raven, its a beautiful photo!  

Sorry to hear of your friends loss Ali.  sad.gif

Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year everyone!

#13 mummy26

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

Thanks For sharing Raven. She wasn't really a friend so to speak but I had been following her sons progress. It's not fair when they are lost before having a chance at life

#14 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Well done Raven, such a precious picture. I opened it while out celebrating NY's last night and actually said "awwwwww" and gushed until my mother asked what I was looking at, you made her gush too! Such a cutie!

mummy26: Sorry to hear your news, it's such a tragedy when little one's leave before they get to really live. I hope your friend is doing as best as can be expected.

Happy New Year everyone original.gif


#15 MegMogandFiestyCat

Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Congratulations Raven.

Sorry to hear about your Friend's loss Mummy26. Death of a child is never easy for anyone to accept.

Happy New Year everyone.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Vote in our Parents' Choice Awards

Vote now and you could win a a share of $2500 worth of prizes including a Redsbaby Jive, an ErgoBaby 360, and $1500 cash.

'I will defend my son's right to wear a tutu'

Three-year-old boy Roo likes to wear tutus and, until now, it hasn't been a problem.

Chinese sign up toddlers for chief executive classes

CHILDREN as young as three are being enrolled in "chief executive courses" in China as pushy parents become obsessed with giving their offspring an advantage over their young peers.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

The 'best little baby' and the police officer who rescued him

"And just in my head, I'm a father myself, and I couldn't sit there and let him ... I couldn't let him sit in that."

Olympian sells medal to pay for child's cancer treatment

An Olympian has sold his medal to help fund cancer treatment for a 3-year-old boy.

Family of mum who took her own life speak out about PND

From the outside it looked like Allison Goldstein was blissfully happy. She had a new baby, a loving husband, and was part of a close knit-family.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

BuggyCart solves the dilemma of shopping with a pram

Ducking to the shops for some groceries is a whole other ballgame once you have a baby.

Viral photo shows powerful moment before second baby's arrival

While our second baby was very much wanted, I wondered if I could love another baby as much as I loved my first.

What does a baby with whooping cough sound like? Sometimes like this

It's a heartbreaking video that's difficult to watch, but that's just what Sydney mum of two Sandra wants people to do.

Cheers! Why we're all happy to be bad mothers now

A new generation of mums is resisting the pressure to be "perfect" - and revelling in their naughty side?

Dealing with mealtime fussiness: mums share their tips

It can be frustrating, worrying, and turn into a battle of wills - but it doesn't have to be like that

Why having a puppy is like parenting a child

Despite being a dog owner and a parent, I've never been able to relate to the idea that the two have many similarities – until now.

Baby Joey is sleeping star in adorable photos

When photographer mum Laura Izumikawa puts her baby daughter down to sleep, the last thing on her mind is rest.

The necessity of 'Do not disturb' signs for napping babies

Needless to say, the last thing any mum wants is for someone to loudly knock on the door and wake their sleeping cherub.

Mum's brutal truth about c-section: 'This is not the easy way out'

A new mum has shared photos of her caesarean section scar to prove she did not "take the easy way out" when giving birth to her son.

Twins give birth in same hospital just hours apart

Leanne went into labour on July 28, and remarkably, her twin sister Natalie soon followed.

Goki Ride-On cars for toddlers

Toddlers just love to ride on anything with wheels but will often reject the pram once they can walk.

Letting your health slide as you look after the kids? Here's how to get out of the trap

It's time to start prioritising our own health, as well as the health of our children, to avoid longer lasting health challenges.

How to child-proof every room in your house

A guide to making your home a safer place for little ones.

Portable pool safety reminder after toddler's death

The drowning of a Hobart toddler has prompted a coroner to remind the community that even inflatable and portable pools must be fenced.

I have a clingy toddler - help!

"Nothing stops the clinginess - he cries when I put him down, no matter how long I hold him."

Woman sues after botched termination leads to motherhood

A 23-year-old mother is suing her GP and the public health system for thousands of dollars to support her son after her termination went wrong.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Vote in our Parents' Choice Awards - and WIN!

Vote now and you could win a a share of $2500 worth of prizes including a Redsbaby Jive, an ErgoBaby 360, and $1500 cash.

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

 

SYDNEY SHOW - 23-25 Sept

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Sydney

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.