Always wanted to be "King or Queen of PXL" ? this is your chance!
This tournament runs for 4 weeks, week 1 is 'open for all', which means everyone can enter. Week 2 only the top 16 members of week 1 will be able to participate, week 3 the top 8 members of week 2 and in week 4 the top 4 members of week 3. The winner of round 4 will be crowned king or queen of Pxleyes! This final round's winner will be awarded with $100!
Week 2, 3 and 4 will be posted on Thursdays but will be opened for entries on Sundays after the previous round is closed, when the next participants are known. If you participate, be aware you might have to re-enter next rounds too!
This week's theme is: motion blur
The objective is to get either the object blurry from motion or everything but the main subject blurred from motion. You have to have something in focus, like a runner in focus, but everything else blurry from motion... or the other way around: the runner blurry from motion, but the background clear.
Motion blur is the apparent streaking of rapidly moving objects in a still image, in other words... if there is no obvious streaking then it will be considered to be blurred due to bokeh or Depth of field.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
EmiK: Wow, sounds exciting! ( 5 years and 1233 days ago )
robvdn: To clarify: the top 16 members will go to the round 2. So even if your highest placed entry ends 25th in this contest you still have a chance to be in the top 16 members.
The names of members allowed to enter in the next round will be posted underneath the description next week. ( 5 years and 1233 days ago )
friiskiwi: Great idea ( 5 years and 1233 days ago )
kyricom: OK... I'm a little slow. If my entry ends in 25th place, how am I in the top 16? ( 5 years and 1233 days ago )
Lelaina: Mark, because everyone can submit 3 entries, it can be that several people have more than one entry in the "top 16". They can only get one place in the next round of course, so in this example, someone who has the 25th place can still go through. It's about the top 16 members, not the top 16 entries. I hope that's understandable ( 5 years and 1232 days ago )
kyricom: ahhhhhhh, I see. Thanks ( 5 years and 1232 days ago )
lchappell: Top 16 members on the photography side of the fence?... ( 5 years and 1231 days ago )
karaflazz: That's what i call CHALLENGE...Great,great idea...
Let the best man win!!!
Good luck to all. ( 5 years and 1231 days ago )
kyricom: Some of these are nice, but have very minimal blur ( 5 years and 1229 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Since there is a lot at stake here. This contest will be moderated very strictly. Motion blur is the apparent streaking of rapidly moving objects in a still image, in other words... if there is no obvious streaking then it will be considered to be blurred due to bokeh or Depth of field. ( 5 years and 1229 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Please consider your entries carefully. Entries with very little or minimal motion blur are technically on theme but will most likely score very low. ( 5 years and 1229 days ago )
Contest Moderator: After much deliberation between Mods, we have concluded that the true nature of this contest is to capture objects that are moving.. not camera movement. This means that objects in the shot must be in motion and not just due to movement of the camera or lens. Therefore, your subject, whatever it is HAS to be in motion...moving the camera or lens is NOT having the subject in motion, that is called "kinetics" or taking a 'blurry' photo by moving the camera, not the subject...kinetic photos are off-theme for this contest. ( 5 years and 1229 days ago )
Wayne Cheah: Just wish to point out that after an entry has been removed for whatever reason, it appears not possible to submit another picture in its place assuming the 3 picture quota has been reached before the removal. ( 5 years and 1228 days ago )
Contest Moderator: @ Wayne.... Pictures that are temporarily removed can be resubmitted with a new entry. Only entries that are removed permanently count against the "3". ( 5 years and 1228 days ago )
Wayne Cheah: Thanks Contest Moderator for the clarification. ( 5 years and 1228 days ago )
kyricom: Just a clarification, please. It's on theme as long as the subject is in motion? But the camera can move too, right? For example, you could use panning to follow an object in motion, thus creating "blur." For that, the camera would be moved too, but the subject is in motion. That's ok, right? ( 5 years and 1228 days ago )
friiskiwi: Panning is O.K. as it keeps the object in focus. ( 5 years and 1228 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Panning is fine as the subject is in motion... ( 5 years and 1228 days ago )
kyricom: Thank you for the info ( 5 years and 1227 days ago )