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#1 Peanut

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

This weeks photo challenge is AUTUMN.  

(I think its about time we have this challenge again)!  

Show me how this season affects you.  Does it mean glorious change in colour of the leaves?  Bringing out the quilts for the chilly evenings/mornings?  A change in sports?  Are you dusting off your recipe books for those warming comfort foods?  Does a steaming hot mug and a blanket over your toes mean Autumn has come for you?

This weeks theme was also inspired by this stunning photo by Millie71 - Autumn at Araluen.  

I'm looking forward to seeing your entries everyone!   original.gif

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:

Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull
Circle - mummy26
Coke - rbat
Abstract - mummy26
The Natural World - Abbygirl
Bokeh - blue4me
Love - Abbygirl
Favourite things - Red Cabbage
Creepy crawlies - Goggles
Four Colours - Nut
Take a walk - Jalex
Christmas - rbat
Relax - Mummy26
Fear - Peanut
Solitude - Mr Gadget
3 - iplantedpeastoday
10 mins from home & low light - staremperor
Hair - Raven74
Somewhere to Sit - paris-stella
Elegance - rbat
Food, Glorious Food - Staremperor
Architecture from a different point of view - ~spirited~
Painting with light - Angel#82
Express Yourself - BlueLavander
Water - rbat
Springtime - madreader
Rustic - ~spirited~

#2 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:26 AM

Great theme this week Peanut original.gif
Hoping to get an entry in this week, lacking serious motivation in getting the camera out.

#3 rbat

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

Lovely topic Teri original.gif Good luck with the new camera search. What are you using at the moment?

#4 Mercurial

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

Mmm autumn - still about 28 degrees here and balmy summer feeling days!

#5 Peanut

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

That is what I love about "Autumn at Araluen" Mercurial  Its not your typical "cool weather" photo but it does evoke the feeling of Autumn with its spectacular golden colour!

Here in Brisbane its still warm during the day, but the early mornings and evenings are getting chilly.

Bec, I currently have a Nikon D70.

#6 Millie71

Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

Thanks Teri! I peak too soon, keep providing the inspiration but then cant get a decent entry in!!!

I do have a few Autumn ideas though, the leaves are starting to turn  colour :-)

#7 Mercurial

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

Yep Brissy here too.  I agree getting up at 5 to work there's a noticeable chill in the air - can't wait for it to cool down a bit more though.  

That shot is just awesome Millie - gorgeous colours.

#8 winkwink

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

Yay, another Brissy girl here  biggrin.gif   I'm loving these cooler mornings.

Teri, didn't you get that camera not long ago?  Where are you going overseas?  Seems to be the week for broken cameras, a friend of mine dropped hers in the water.

Millie71 - stunning shot.

#9 Peanut

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

Wendy, I can add another person to the broken camera tally!  On the same day that I took the photo that won last weeks challenge, my father-in-law got swept off his feet when a rogue wave came in and he lost his camera (and mobile and wallet all got a dunking too).  It was a little p&s and while we did manage to recover it (the waves sucked it back towards the sea), it had sand all through it.  A total write off.  I was hanging back far up the washline because I was afraid of just that happening to me!!

I've had my D70 for some time now, it was a secondhand camera and bought because our previous D70 had died.  We had all the lens etc so we just bought a replacement camera body.  It did the job and worked well for so long, but no longer.  sad.gif

#10 mummy26

Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

There's no autumn colours in Melbourne sad.gif. W seem to have either bypassed them or it's too early. I did take a photo today so if I can't come up with anything else, will just enter it

#11 Red Cabbage

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

We still have summer heat!

#12 madreader

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

Canberra, 1 degree overnight.  huh.gif

#13 Jupiter123

Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE (madreader @ 10/04/2012, 06:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Canberra, 1 degree overnight.  huh.gif


Yup and the heater is already on sad.gif

#14 Abbygirl

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

5 degrees here tonight, our heater will be on low tonight because Miss G has a nasty cough and it's noticibly worse when the air is cold.

Great challenge Teri, I have a few ideas already...

#15 winkwink

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

QUOTE (madreader @ 10/04/2012, 06:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Canberra, 1 degree overnight.  huh.gif
  
Feeling like a wuss right now after complaining it's getting down to 15 degrees tonight laughing2.gif

Teri, your poor FIL, I hope at least he's been able to get his phone working again.

Marika, I hope your DD gets a good nights sleep.  My DS had croup a few weeks ago, it's not nice seeing them sick.

#16 Abbygirl

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

Thanks Wendy, croup is very scary, thankfully I don't think Gracie has that, but I really don't like the sound of her cough, so we might be off to the DR's tomorrow. Glad that your DS is feeling better now, does he get it often?

#17 winkwink

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

No it was the first time he's had it (hopefully last).  He had a regular cold/cough for about a week before and then it just changed quickly one afternoon.  Two courses of steriods to get over it.

#18 Abbygirl

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

Thats terrible Wendy, the poor little man. Fingers crossed it doens't become a regular thing. How old is your DS?

#19 winkwink

Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

He's 4, only a few weeks younger than Gracie - his birthday is 12.02.08.  I hope she feels better soon.

#20 mummy26

Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:58 PM

Freezing here, no autumn colours so the best I could do was throw the few leaves I could find into the water and snap away

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

#21 raven74

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:20 AM

Gee girls, a few of you are having a  rough time sad.gif   Get bettter, kids, that's an order!
Do I boast and say I had to put the aircon on yesterday and that we are still sleeping with a light rug?  Heck, the horses aren't even rugged yet!  Come on, cold!

#22 Red Cabbage

Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

Our Air Cond hasn't gone off. 35 yesterday.

Edited by Red Cabbage, 11 April 2012 - 10:40 AM.


#23 Peanut

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

Well, we've had cold winds and even some rain today!  Odd weather.

#24 SUSIE25

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

Bit of sun today in Melbourne. Could see it through my office window while I was next to the heater,lol.
Might have a play on Sunday if we go down to the local gardens. Hopefully something has changed colour there.

*PS - anyone buy this week's Thats Life mag. My sig pic is in  cool.gif

Edited by SUSIE25, 12 April 2012 - 10:37 PM.


#25 Abbygirl

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:51 PM

My entry this week original.gif


Hahndorf, one of my favourite places to visit. This historical town is covered with beautiful deciduous trees and vines. It's a wonderful place to sit and soak up all the autumn beauty original.gif




http://www.flickr.com/photos/marikagirl/70.../in/photostream


I can't wait to see other entries, I love autumn!




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