BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Photography/Videography > Official BimmerPost Photo Contest #17: Beauty in the Mundane
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-15-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
oneintheory
no longer a BMW owner
United_States
83
Rep
1,467
Posts

Drives: 2011 Ford Edge Sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Suffolk/Chesapeake, VA

iTrader: (0)

Official BimmerPost Photo Contest #17: Beauty in the Mundane

Official BimmerPost Photo Contest #17: Beauty in the Mundane
________________________________________
RULES:

1. Any interpretation of the theme that falls within Bimmerpost.com rules is welcome.
2. You must be the person that took the photo. Previous photos are acceptable as long as you are the one that captured the image.
3. One submission per contest.
4. Images must be no larger than 800px in any direction. Links to larger images are allowed but you must have one that is under 800px for the poll.
5. All contestants must host their own pictures (which includes hosting them on bimmperpost).
6. All images must have a title.
7. While post processing in Photoshop is allowed, adding or removing parts of the picture is not. In the event a photo is suspected to be "photo-chopped," the contestant will be asked to provide the original picture.

THEME:

Beauty in the Mundane Your entry in this contest should incorporate something you see or are likely to see every day. The goal is to capture some element of an ordinary object in your photograph that is either unusual or usually escapes notice. This could include a different angle, a different light, or a specific piece of something that is typically overlooked.
In the interest of creating difficulty and ensuring competitive submissions that adhere to the theme, the following will not be considered for voting:
Photos of monuments & vehicles, portraiture, sunsets/sunrises, and anything you would consider "once in a blue moon" or "once in a lifetime" (i realize that's a bit tricky, but we'll see how it goes), and most importantly, SELECTIVE COLOR. Eliminating all but one color in photoshop is a neat trick, sure, but it doesn't push the envelope of your photographic skill.

*I reserve the right to enforce these standards as necessary.


The idea here is to stretch your respective imaginations a bit and capture something unique in that which is around you. Go forth and do great things.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries must be submitted to this thread no later than Sunday, November 29th at MIDNIGHT PST.

The poll will commence shortly thereafter. Happy shooting.


I've decided to give away a real prize to the winner of this one. I've got a set of RD LEDs that I don't want anymore and haven't used in forever. Win the contest, pay the shipping, and they're yours.

Last edited by oneintheory; 11-17-2009 at 08:44 PM..
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
oneintheory
no longer a BMW owner
United_States
83
Rep
1,467
Posts

Drives: 2011 Ford Edge Sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Suffolk/Chesapeake, VA

iTrader: (0)

I'd definitely consider that as meeting the theme. That process takes place all the time, yet people rarely pay attention to it. That said, it's a pretty commonly photographed phenomenon, and it's not really pushing any envelopes. Great photo, though.
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
M_Six
Free Thinker
M_Six's Avatar
United_States
2672
Rep
6,630
Posts

Drives: 2012 MB C300 4matic
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Foothills of Mt Level

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Early Snow

__________________
Mark
markj.pics

"There is no shame in dropping fruit in your glass."
-UncleWede
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2009, 10:06 PM   #4
UdubBadger
Banned
No_Country
497
Rep
24,713
Posts

Drives: '04 330i ZHP
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago Burbs

iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2004 BMW 330i ZHP  [4.75]
2011 135i  [3.73]
2008 328xi  [4.38]
that was quick
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2009, 12:10 AM   #5
kamek
Brigadier General
United_States
265
Rep
3,436
Posts

Drives: 2018 X3 M40i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Queens, NY

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 BMW 328xi  [4.10]
Send a message via AIM to kamek
This is a great theme! Will try to submit a photo for this one.
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2009, 09:52 AM   #6
MetsFan
Lieutenant
MetsFan's Avatar
46
Rep
437
Posts

Drives: 2013 G37x
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 BMW 328xi  [0.00]
Sweet, a new contest. Now to remind myself to take my camera everywhere
Appreciate 0
      11-16-2009, 07:54 PM   #7
rodi
. . .
109
Rep
2,400
Posts

Drives: your FACE!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta proper

iTrader: (-1)

great theme! first challenge we've seen!

i commend you, sir.
__________________
2009 135i | space grey | sport | navi | hifi | heated
dinan stage 2 software | bmw performance exhaust
kw v2 | hotchkis front sway | vmr v710

Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 03:54 AM   #8
LaYzEe
Major
LaYzEe's Avatar
58
Rep
1,040
Posts

Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area, Ca

iTrader: (4)

Atomic Cloud

__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 11:55 AM   #9
UdubBadger
Banned
No_Country
497
Rep
24,713
Posts

Drives: '04 330i ZHP
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago Burbs

iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2004 BMW 330i ZHP  [4.75]
2011 135i  [3.73]
2008 328xi  [4.38]
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaYzEe View Post
Atomic Cloud

can you post the original please
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 01:40 PM   #10
E92NV
Second Lieutenant
7
Rep
283
Posts

Drives: E92 alpine white
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Long island NY

iTrader: (2)

A pond near my parents house. I love shooting here. If look closely you can see a few stars. This is the ORIGINAL image. No photoshop used. (only to re-size to comply with rules)


"Red sky's at night..."
__________________

wtb: tial bov w charge pipe, Injen intake
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 02:51 PM   #11
LaYzEe
Major
LaYzEe's Avatar
58
Rep
1,040
Posts

Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area, Ca

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by UdubBadger View Post
can you post the original please
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 03:04 PM   #12
UdubBadger
Banned
No_Country
497
Rep
24,713
Posts

Drives: '04 330i ZHP
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago Burbs

iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2004 BMW 330i ZHP  [4.75]
2011 135i  [3.73]
2008 328xi  [4.38]
did you shoot that in RAW?
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 03:06 PM   #13
LaYzEe
Major
LaYzEe's Avatar
58
Rep
1,040
Posts

Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area, Ca

iTrader: (4)

no, i still use jpeg...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 03:21 PM   #14
LaYzEe
Major
LaYzEe's Avatar
58
Rep
1,040
Posts

Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area, Ca

iTrader: (4)

just let me know and i'll take out the pic from the contest then
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #15
jhv
Lieutenant General
jhv's Avatar
United_States
1008
Rep
17,311
Posts

Drives: 330e
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by oneintheory View Post
that's really very processed, man...
besides, I'm not really sure how that picture could be considered "the mundane". It seems as though people have different definitions of that word.
theres no rule against heavy processing.
__________________
Client Advisor @ Center BMW Sherman Oaks, CA

Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 07:02 PM   #16
jhv
Lieutenant General
jhv's Avatar
United_States
1008
Rep
17,311
Posts

Drives: 330e
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by oneintheory View Post
can you email me the original file?

overtonj@me.com

Just let me take a look at it. I'm not going to ask you to take it down based on the theme...I just think you could perhaps do a bit better. I do want to check the EXIF though.
__________________
Client Advisor @ Center BMW Sherman Oaks, CA

Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 07:12 PM   #17
Year's_End
RWD only.
Year's_End's Avatar
United_States
659
Rep
12,435
Posts

Drives: 2015 S550 GT
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jh valley View Post
theres no rule against heavy processing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jh valley View Post
i was basically about to post these exact same things.

peeps be jealous. that's a badass shot of his.
__________________
Past:'08 E92 335i|ZPP|ZSP|6AT|four (4) HPFPs

Present:'15 Mustang GT|401A|PP|6MT|Recaros
Sig pic unrelated. I like to go sideways and stuff.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 07:16 PM   #18
UdubBadger
Banned
No_Country
497
Rep
24,713
Posts

Drives: '04 330i ZHP
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago Burbs

iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2004 BMW 330i ZHP  [4.75]
2011 135i  [3.73]
2008 328xi  [4.38]
i think oneintheory is more concerned with this becoming a "who has better photoshopping skills" contest and not be as much about the actual photo as it should be. No worries, lets let them both figure it out and leave it alone.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #19
bimmer billy
Private First Class
bimmer billy's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
172
Posts

Drives: Sedona Red BMW 135
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cranford, NJ

iTrader: (0)

9/11 memorial
Attached Images
 
__________________

2008 Sedona Red 135i, JB3, Injen intake, 35% tint, Performance Rims, Performance Bumper, Performance Side Skirts, Boston Leather, Glacier Aluminum, iPod/USB, Sports Package w/ shifters,
Premium Package, Heated Seats, Xenon's.
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 08:38 PM   #20
oneintheory
no longer a BMW owner
United_States
83
Rep
1,467
Posts

Drives: 2011 Ford Edge Sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Suffolk/Chesapeake, VA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer billy View Post
9/11 memorial
Quote:
Originally Posted by oneintheory View Post
Official BimmerPost Photo Contest #17: Beauty in the Mundane
________________________________________
RULES:




In the interest of creating difficulty and ensuring competitive submissions that adhere to the theme, the following will not be considered for voting:
Photos of monuments & vehicles, portraiture, sunsets/sunrises, and anything you would consider "once in a blue moon" or "once in a lifetime" (i realize that's a bit tricky, but we'll see how it goes).
*I reserve the right to enforce these standards as necessary.

Do people even read the rules?
Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 08:38 PM   #21
rodi
. . .
109
Rep
2,400
Posts

Drives: your FACE!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta proper

iTrader: (-1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by UdubBadger View Post
i think oneintheory is more concerned with this becoming a "who has better photoshopping skills" contest and not be as much about the actual photo as it should be. No worries, lets let them both figure it out and leave it alone.
then Ansel Adams wasn't a better photographer, he just had better darkroom skills. none of his images were "straight from the camera."
__________________
2009 135i | space grey | sport | navi | hifi | heated
dinan stage 2 software | bmw performance exhaust
kw v2 | hotchkis front sway | vmr v710

Appreciate 0
      11-17-2009, 08:40 PM   #22
oneintheory
no longer a BMW owner
United_States
83
Rep
1,467
Posts

Drives: 2011 Ford Edge Sport
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Suffolk/Chesapeake, VA

iTrader: (0)

FWIW, I have no problem with heavy processing. I was just pointing out that fact. The point of requesting EXIF was to ensure that the photo adhered to the rules of the competition.

The image is fine, but I'm glad you all felt the need to get involved.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST