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Monday One Hour Challenge

By Goggz
Tonight's One Hour Challenge theme is

Shallow Depth of Field. Your picture must use a shallow depth of field to convey your message. It can be of any subject you wish.

Please note: messing in Photoshop or the like to achieve a blur effect is not acceptable. Any image that I think may have been manipulated in this way will be disqualified


For those of you who have not done this before you need to use a large lense aperture and/or distance between subjects to make sure that only a part of your image is in sharp focus. The rest should be blurred due to shallow depth of field.

The rules:

1. The photo must be taken, processed and uploaded before 9:00pm (one hour).
2. The challenge is started in the main gallery and the gallery description box states what the challenge is. You enter the challenge by uploading your picture as a 'modification' to the challenge announcement.
3. Any submission that appears to be taken before the competition started will be disqualified.
4. Any submission posted after the 'Time's Up!' image is uploaded will also be disqualified.
5. The challenge was originally just for fun but recently great prizes have been added, courtesy of Photoskill! See below for details.
6. The person who hosts is the judge for that week.
7. The winner gets to create, run, and judge the challenge the following week.
8. As this uses the modifications feature, the winner needs to be an e2 member but if not, another member may step in and upload a challenge for you.
9. If the winner is on holiday the following week he/she can select another member to upload and take care of the challenge.

OK, off you go!
Good luck and CYA back 'ere in an hour Smile

Cheers, Goggz

Tags: Monday Challenge One General Night Hour Depth of field One hour challenge Monday night challenge Mnc

Voters: rowarrior, Glynn, Milla and 1 more


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Comments


Sep 13 1.3k England
24 Mar 2008 8:07PM
cool.
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
24 Mar 2008 8:18PM
Don't forget - you have until 2109 to upload...

zarozinia - where you see a big M above, press "Upload a Modification" Smile

Good luck all!
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
24 Mar 2008 8:23PM
One thing that has not been clarified yet is the one months E2 membership as part of the prize. We still don't know if it is or not.
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:31PM
I did do this right didn't I? To enter, I just upload a modification? Quick....clocks a tickin!
irishman 16 1.1k 2 Ireland
24 Mar 2008 8:34PM
Yes, that's right ghostwalker but it must be taken within the hour
Slippery_Jim 13 597 England
24 Mar 2008 8:34PM

Quote:I did do this right didn't I? To enter, I just upload a modification? Quick....clocks a tickin!


Yup
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:35PM
Thanks Irishman- small world I am Irish-italian. Wink
Slippery_Jim 13 597 England
24 Mar 2008 8:36PM
wish I`d thought of that Hook
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:36PM
I can't stand the suspense! Ahhhhh
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:38PM
Holdup! Does the actual shot have to be taken within the hour, even if I did a great DOF shot the other day and submitted it?

Clarification required! Wink

Okay I am worried now!
Slippery_Jim 13 597 England
24 Mar 2008 8:39PM
1. The photo must be taken, processed and uploaded before 9:00pm (one hour).
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:40PM
It was taken before 9pm, it was taken the other day!
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:41PM
I hope the small print isn't going to shaft me!
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
24 Mar 2008 8:46PM

Quote:I hope the small print isn't going to shaft me!
It will I'm afraid ghostwalker. The shot must be taken within the hour.
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 8:46PM

Quote:I hope the small print isn't going to shaft me!


Afraid it is, it must have been taken tonight within the hour, and having spent the best part of 12 years of my life round there, I know it's not light at this time of night Wink Probably spent some of that time on that train too come to think of it lol
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:50PM
But how do you know all shots were taken within the hour? Just as a matter of interest, I see my honesy has betrayed me!
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 8:55PM
exif !
neill5409 14 188 1 England
24 Mar 2008 8:55PM
Two in and no site slow down or problems, a first!
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:55PM
Hello? How does the good Goggz know, that one of those ruler shots wasnt taken weeks ago or even years? Just looking for answers! Wink
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 8:57PM

Quote:Hello? How does the good Goggz know, that one of those ruler shots wasnt taken weeks ago or even years? Just looking for answers!


EXIF as Eviscera said above Smile
neill5409 14 188 1 England
24 Mar 2008 8:59PM
Mark I think you may have given the game away with the fact your shot is in daylight!
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 8:59PM
Correct me if I am wrong but Goggz doesnt have access to the EXIF data, as the photo has been processed by GDImage or similar in order to upload it via PHP, which ephotozine is powered by. Hmmmm
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:01PM
My question is, how do we know all shots were taken within the hour, I coulda taken a shot of a tape measure weeks ago, without EXIF which Goggz doesnt have access to, you cant tell. Therefore, it doesnt seem all that fair.
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:02PM
I hate to be nit-pickin, but does anyone see my point? Try and get EXIF data from any of these shots.
Strobe 13 1.3k United States
24 Mar 2008 9:02PM
Sorry about the same upload 3 times, not sure what happened I got an error from site and guess I got bit trigger happy !!! then the image appeared three times
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:07PM
Can someone please show me the EXIF data from my shot? Just to put my mind at rest? So I know we are all fair and square! Wink

Not trying to make waves, just equalize my body pressure! Wink
SteveHunter 13 386 1 England
24 Mar 2008 9:08PM
Ghostwalker, You have a point, but if the Host of the challenge believes anyone is cheating, they could always ask the poster for the original shot.
Anyway, it's all meant to be a bit of fun. There's no fun in cheating Smile
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
24 Mar 2008 9:09PM
ghostwalker - gimme a while to judge this lot and I'll get back to you...

Some nice entries in there folks Smile
Back in a while...
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
24 Mar 2008 9:09PM
Three attempt and it refused to take the two first thanks to siteproblems
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 9:10PM
If the shot was not taken within the hour of 8pm & 9pm tonight, then the image is rendered null & void - rules are rules.
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:12PM
Hey guys, just playing devils advocate here, I hope I have not offended, but it was just something that struck me. Thats what open forums are about. Hope I made fewer enemies than I did freinds.

Wink
SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 9:13PM
Only managed to get one out of three up ... site message saying ephotozine was unavailable .. dangit! The other two were much better Wink
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:15PM
Glyn, prove a shot of a ruler or tape measure as above wasnt shot within the last hour, show me the EXIF data?

That is my point, a good DOF is a good DOF. And nobody can prove when it was taken via this medium, so I will be disqualified immediatley because my shot features daylight, which could not be possible between 8pm and 9pm in march 2008.

I am not bitter lol, just curious! Wink
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Mar 2008 9:18PM
Yes, you are right, ghostwalker.
We can't tell most of the time (if the poster use save for web, that EXIF data won't be there anyway), so, we normally trust other people that the photos are taken within 1 hour.
hook 14 706 England
24 Mar 2008 9:18PM
some good ones tonight all of you. chris when you said mine was in daylight i wounded what you meant. then i realised there is more then one mark!!

see you all back on the forum
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 9:20PM
cut and paste your metadata tag here ,

dave
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
24 Mar 2008 9:22PM
OK - results appearing over in the MNC thread in a mo... Smile
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 9:23PM
I am not going to argue with you as i really dont give a sh*t. We just ask for the original and then check the EXIF DATA - simple as that. If the person who is hosting the challenge has any reason to think that there is fraud taking place then his/her decision is final, ok.
Now if that is not clear enough, then go speak to a mod or the epz team as this hour is supposed to be fun not a court room!!
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:24PM
Hmm I wonder how many takers you get Eviscera, we already know I errrr 'cheated' and uploaded a shot I had taken a while back.

Lets see shall we. As Eviscera says, upload away. However, I could upload a modified EXIF data via this text-box.

Devils advocate, again huh! Wink
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:26PM
Touched a nerve there huh. Would love to see your EXIF Glynn, so to speak.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Mar 2008 9:31PM
dont see any need for that.
it is called monday 1 hour FUN challenge. And suppose to be fun and based on trust and honesty.
Glynn Plus
15 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 9:31PM

Quote: Would love to see your EXIF Glynn
So the rumors are true lol Wink
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:33PM
He started it lol! I was being perfectly amicable. Oh dear doubt among the pigeons!
ghostwalker 14 21 Togo
24 Mar 2008 9:34PM
BTW I was truthful, I stated I took mine a while back, did anyone else?
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 9:48PM

Quote:BTW I was truthful, I stated I took mine a while back, did anyone else?


No, I even uploaded the file data as a mod as you really don't seem to be able to leave this alone...
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
24 Mar 2008 10:07PM
Wow! Two votes!! I am doing well Smile
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
24 Mar 2008 11:03PM
Hehe, this looks really incongruous, but for you historians in the distant future, the reason the previous post looks so out of place is that the site was extremely slow to upload messages. I simply missed the fact that a huge argument had been provoked by ghostwalker...

dang! miss all the fun I do Sad
Milla 12 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2008 12:16PM
D'oh, I've missed the challenge again lol

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