Dec 12, 2006, 11:13 PM
Allrighty. Congratulations to Ninjatune for the victory in the Shallow Depth of Field contest. After some thought Ninjatune has chosen Urban Exploration (URBEX, URBANEX, call it as you want) for contest number #45. According to Ninjatune, "I don't wanna see a gas station on the corner that's been empty for a few weeks - i wanna see real urbex photography!" So there you go, find something really abandoned and vacant. To make this easier, the entry period will be extended until December 31st, midnight (which probably means prior to noon on New Years Eve if you drink like I do.)
You know the drill:
- send a PM with the link to your entry to HomeInMyShoes
- one photo please, makes layout easier to do
- 800 x 600 maximum size (well close to anyway)
- entries are due by December 31st, midnight
The contest may be slow in showing up on the 1st, so just give me some time to deal with the inevitable headache I'm going to have that morning.
Dec 12, 2006, 11:54 PM
its all about subject matter here.. significant abandonment’s or anything having to do with UE.. draining for example..
quality and technical merit come second.
Dec 13, 2006, 12:05 AM
I've already got a few ideas...but it depends on if I can capture something before I move. OH...btw: yeah, I'm moving from Oakland to DC at the end of the month.
Dec 13, 2006, 4:35 AM
Hmm, I might have a few contenders for this that I took recently. I'll have to pick one.
Dec 13, 2006, 5:16 AM
heh, this could result in forumers getting arrested, injured or just having fun.
i've got some entries ready, maybe i can get some more.
Dec 13, 2006, 1:15 PM
Hmmm... Taking photos of abandonded buildings is part of my daily work... I think I can find some good pic to enter.
Edit: Or maybe that doesn't count as urban exploration...
Dec 13, 2006, 3:26 PM
This is a great idea for a contest. Hopefully, I can come up with an entry. If not, I'll still be interested to see what others have done.
Dec 13, 2006, 5:06 PM
I've got a pretty decent idea for one...
Dec 13, 2006, 6:18 PM
Right on.. I'm glad to hear ppl responding.. I wasn't sure if we had a strong UE following around here or not.
And yeah, if anyone ends up getting arrested or ticketed - they win.. ;)
Dec 15, 2006, 11:19 PM
I'm looking forward to this.
UE is something that I find most enjoyable.
Border City Boy
Dec 16, 2006, 12:15 AM
Excellent idea! I just sent my entry so I don't foget to do it later...
Dec 20, 2006, 2:51 PM
We're up to nine entries already everyone, keep 'em coming and let's make this the biggest photo contest of 2006.
Dec 23, 2006, 5:27 AM
^ not to nitpick -- but won't this end up being the first contest of 2007? I have no idea what to take a picture of. the only abandoned areas of NYC are most likely areas that I may not want to go and visit. Then again there is so much that looks run down and abandoned. I'm finding this one a tough assignment.
Dec 23, 2006, 6:00 AM
^ hit a few spots around roosevelt island... or go hit the highline!
if anyone needs a ue resource for ideas/tips, check out UER (http://www.uer.ca/)
if at all possible, i'd like to give ppl the chance to describe their shot - what when where how etc.. as much, or as little as they'd like to share..
Dec 23, 2006, 4:47 PM
I'm kinda afraid of Roosevelt Island. Something about an abandoned Smallpox hospital kinda bugs me out :/ I'll check the website.
Dec 23, 2006, 9:50 PM
wear a mask.. lollz
Dec 24, 2006, 8:04 PM
WHen do I have to describe mine by?
Dec 25, 2006, 2:04 AM
you don't have to, but if you could just submit whatever you'd like to say to HIMS along with the picture itself. On contest day, it can read as a caption.
Dec 26, 2006, 3:08 AM
^Good idea. I was thinking captions would make the entries that much more interesting. Honestly, I can't wait to see what folks came up with. I'll have an entry myself, though I wasn't able to enter an actual building.
Dec 27, 2006, 8:43 AM
Photobucket is being a pain in the arse, so I'll have to borrow my sister's account for this one. :)
Dec 28, 2006, 4:47 AM
How many pics can we enter? If we can enter more than one, I have a couple others that I took on the same shoot that are appropriate.
Dec 28, 2006, 5:16 AM
just one per... create a UE thread somewhere.. i'd love to see the others..
Dec 28, 2006, 6:24 AM
Please check your PM inbox, HomeInMyShoes, I've resent my entry. Thanks.
Dec 30, 2006, 3:48 AM
Okay, I'm back everyone. I've answered any questions (I think) in my PMs and there's currently 11 entries.
Ninjatune: Arriviste already did, I'll post a link with their entry because it's a kick-ass thread that everyone should see. I'll wait until the contest posting though to keep the entry a surprise.
KevinFromTexas: taken care of.
Dec 30, 2006, 8:36 AM
KevinFromTexas: taken care of.
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