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Official Photo Contest #19 - Simple Machines

R U L E S:- The host gives you a topic of interest and you get going. You post ONE image (only first image by one person will be judged) that is relevant to the challenger theme. You can change your image as many times as you like before the deadline.

- The host chooses a winner *AND* runner-up after closing. The decision of the judge (the Host!) is final. The judge is *not* eligible. The winner then chooses the next topic, tells everyone when the photo's must be posted by (give some reasonable amount of time like a week), runs the challenge, judges the winner and passes on the baton to that person. Winner/Host, please post a reasonable topic that someone who's not a pro photographer can be a part of. Remember it's not just cool shots, but the story that can be told for some.

- If the winner fails to post a new challenge within 48 hours of being declared the winner then the runner-up should post the new challenge within a further 24 hours.

- Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera it was taken with. You can do all the post processing you want. However, it is most helpful if you list your camera, lens and exposure info along with your photo.

- All levels welcome. If you don't have the best lens or just a plain old pocket camera but your shot tells a wonderful story then there's no reason you can't win! This is about overall photo's and their story, not just about expensive equipment.

- Feel free to comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you a piece of constructive criticism, ask for it...after all we are here to learn too and practice.

- Provide any additional information concerning your entry you want. Explaining how the shot might relate to the topic could help too.

- Winner/Host, please copy and paste these rules into the topic and thread that you post because some might start doing contests later and miss the first one.


TOPIC: Simple Machines

In this complicated world of machines, computers, and mechanisms it is a good idea to remember where they all got their start. For this contest you will photograph a simple machine in use:

Lever
Wheel and axle
Pulley
Inclined plane
Wedge
Screw

End date: Friday, August 22nd.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

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Awesome subject idea!

Gives me lots to work with!

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I am not sure if the "Mount-O-Matic" is simple.. Because I still don't know what it does...

Here is my submission for now
crappy resolution on a crappy camera somewhere in a crappy town in wisconsin

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Are you looking for motion? How picky are we going to be on the "in use" part? Sorry....

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One of the simple machines I posted above in use. In use as in being used in some way. I'm not going to be too picky about the use, but the photo does have to be of a simple machine.

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Don't be picky, you'll be lucky to get 4 submissions. This thing has kind of died out lately....

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See above post, I'm not going to be picky.

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Don't be picky, you'll be lucky to get 4 submissions. This thing has kind of died out lately....
It's riding season
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I've always found this to be a simple, but effective lever

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I've always found this to be a simple, but effective lever

OMG That is a few bucks...

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a simple inclined plane that's allowing me to drive to the top of pikes peak.




although no actual driving was taking place at that point as I was behind the car taking that picture.

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Pulley system used to open/close the old heavy factory doors in my loft.


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Now those last few have been very good examples. You guys are making it tough to decide.

I hope we can have a few more entries before the deadline.

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Bump!

I'd like to see more submissions!

I'll try and get mine done tonight. I was hoping to do it over this weekend, but got sidetracked...

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got my first camera finally..canon sd1100 IS elph. I'll edit this with a pic once I get one

edit...not sure which I would rather use. Could you tell I was hungry when thinking about this?? lol

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ah crap....I didnt train any mice for my pic!

wish I would've noticed the 'in motion' part


That, and i've already kind of ate most of my inclined planes

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I am unhappy with my photos...they didn't do what I wanted them to do. So ya'll go on wit your bad selves.

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Can we pick a new topic already??? Pick a winner Chills

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Whoa, I forgot about this. I'm sorry everyone!

I'll look them over and pick a winner....

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There were some very good entries in this contest. It was a tough decision.

Troy, very clever.

DefyInertia and Saq C1, very nice photos. Those are great examples of what I was looking for.

Audiofyl, you know I'm a sucker for mountains.

In the end, though, I think the winner is Steve (hexraptor) for his chocolate plane. I really like the colors and the angle at which the photo was taken.

Excellent job everyone and thanks for the submissions.

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Congrats

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Audiofyl, you know I'm a sucker for mountains.

I did not know that. However I do now.

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DefyInertia and Saq C1, very nice photos. Those are great examples of what I was looking for.
Thanks, man. I just got my first camera and am looking forward to the next round.

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edit..just read the rules..I'll get a new topic up within a few hours, great photos btw everyone!

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good job!!! can't wait for the next theme!!!

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