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This week's contest will run two weeks in a row, to account for the tie last week. You've got extra time, make some awesome water photos!


This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 2 April to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with a camera and a general understanding of the artistic aspects of photography. Remember, the selected photo will be displayed on our main site header for a week. Submit something that you and the members of our site will want to look at and admire for seven days! This contest is for the community to choose what they LIKE (not what they dislike), with the most liked being displayed on the main site header for a week.

.: Voting Closes on April 1st at 11:59pm EDT (UTC-4) :.


THIS WEEK's theme is WATER

This theme is the third of a four-week series. The NEXT TWO WEEKS will conform to the theme below. Each week will be for a different element: Earth, Air, Water, Fire. The idea is to depict the ancient "Classical Elements", often involved in magic, fundamental to the workings and creation of the universe. Opposing and complementary.

This week's theme is about the Classical Element of Water. All photos must involve this serene element in some way or another. We encourage you to show you creative side here - show us the water in a way we've never seen. See full details about the theme here.


Submissions may be added any day of the week until voting closes. The winning image (with the highest votes) as of the close of voting will be exhibited on the main site.

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    Apparently the theme is actually 'coast line' lol – rfusca Mar 20 '12 at 0:45
  • :-). I started it. – Vikas Mar 20 '12 at 4:04
  • So, this is a "2 week challenge", but people can start voting right away. So in a 2 week span we might get more entries, but really the earliest to enter have a much better chance at getting the largest amount of votes. – dpollitt Mar 21 '12 at 20:58
  • @dpollitt Yup, its just like any other contest we do. Early entries obviously have more time, but honestly, its never seemed to be much of an issue. The community votes for good stuff regardless. For example, last week the two winning photos were entered days after the majority of the entries. We don't have a way to enforce a different system. – rfusca Mar 21 '12 at 22:27
  • @dpollitt also see this question – rfusca Mar 21 '12 at 22:30
  • @Vikas - I broke it. :) – John Cavan Mar 22 '12 at 3:26
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    I find it very dissapointing to see that the person who suggested the theme hasn't bothered to post any picture. :mad: ;D ;D – Aquarius_Girl Mar 23 '12 at 16:04
  • I'm with Anisha... Why hasn't @mattdm joined the fray?!? – John Cavan Mar 27 '12 at 3:28
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    I'm waiting for the one about cats! – mattdm Mar 28 '12 at 16:48
  • @mattdm In portraits by candle lights, you can even try the cat as the subject. ;) – Aquarius_Girl Mar 29 '12 at 13:17

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After Sunset

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Larger Verison

Taken just after sunset near Cape Town, South Africa

Canon 30D, ISO 200, EF70-210mm @ 70mm f/4, 1 second exposure

I believe this is my last chance with this particular photo but if there were ever a week for it, this would be the one.

  • Nice and moody! :) – jaxxon Mar 23 '12 at 23:31
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    @jaxxon Thank you :) This is one of my oldest photographs but also one my my favourites. So low budget, I still have nicks on my 30D from resting it on rocks to take this pictures. Nicks and scratches of pride! :P – Vian Esterhuizen Mar 24 '12 at 5:45
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Splash

Splash

You can see the fullsize image on Flickr.

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    Nice moment captured. Like the contrast.. B&W is a good choice! – jaxxon Mar 23 '12 at 23:32
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Water Always Wins

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Give it some time and it will cut through mountains to find its way. This beach is one place where cracks, stacks and other structures are evidence of power of water.

Davenport, California

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Seagull at Hug Point

seagull on a rock ignoring the waves

He didn't even flinch as the waves washed over him.

(resubmit from almost exactly one year ago!)

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    Hahaha, this one makes me laugh – dpollitt Mar 21 '12 at 20:57
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Falls

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Winter Cushions

Winter Cushions

Nobody said it had to be liquid water! Larger version on Flickr

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    "Nobody said it had to be liquid water!" A good one. :hattip: – Aquarius_Girl Mar 20 '12 at 3:22
  • @AnishaKaul - Thank you! :) – John Cavan Mar 22 '12 at 3:25
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Wet Feet

Wet Feet

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Priceless view

Classic

FlickR

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Relief...

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"Enclicken to Embiggen at Flickr...en"

Taken at out yearly block party. In 2010 the Chicago area was in the middle of a heat wave and our fire dept. came out like they do every year to show off the fire engine and equipment to the kids. The firefighters though it would be fun to cool the kids off the easy way.

A view from the other end of the hose.

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Puzzling

Puzzling

Not exactly what I was hoping for, but probably the best I’ll manage before the end of water week…

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    What am I looking at? – rfusca Mar 26 '12 at 5:44
  • Ice cubes in puzzle piece shapes is my guess – Vian Esterhuizen Mar 26 '12 at 7:07
  • @rfusca: Vian Esterhuizen was spot on, it's a bunch of ice cubes. I was really looking to get a bit more underlighting to bring the colour in the pieces out more, but couldn't quite get it to work the way I wanted. – forsvarir Mar 26 '12 at 7:22
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Oh hai

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I'm probably submitting too late, but here's my water picture:-

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This picture is taken at a very bright sunny day. I was looking at the sky with my friends, we both had sunglasses on. Suddenly this cloud came in front of the sun and it looked all very epic. We thought of this story regarding the cloud: it was as if we were looking from below at Icarus falling into the sea. The sun rays to the left being one of the wings (I could not get the other wing into the frame, but it was there), the cloud being his back cutting through the water creating all this turbulence. I took a picture of "Icarus" with my analog camera through my polarised sunglasses. Hope you like it.

tl;dr: A cloud is water too. Taken through my polaroid sunglasses with a Praktica MTL-3

Clouds are water too

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Image was taken in Dahab, Egypt where water looks very clear and you can see objects underwater.

Larger version here

Clear Water

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Falling Diamonds..

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Taken in Nottingham City Center..

Mode: Shutter Priority.. 1/4000s, f1.8, ISO 100 -1EV

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    Hi Flowerking and welcome to the contest. You'll need to post this in the correct dimensions per the rules "Images must be 210 px high and up to 375 px wide". – rfusca Apr 1 '12 at 22:41

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