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kdemas
11-06-2013, 16:21
Decisive Challenge V - Winter Edition 2013

It's ON! Although this is a competition it's meant to be fun, so join in and enjoy! Take your shot at capturing a great Street image over the Challenge weekend and submit them to the competition. Whether you have a classic take on Street Photography or one all your own, show your stuff!

Simply it's a weekend of street photography in your city or town, no matter where you may be. It's a competition where all the entries will be displayed and voted on. It's a competition where your name and reputation do not matter (entries are posted without names), your photo does. And finally, it's a challenge where your gear, supremely expensive or a hand-me-down, isn't the determinant...your image is..

So make the weekend of December 14th & 15th a time to remember and take part in the Decisive Challenge. Pick your time out on your own or make it a day with friends...whatever suits your style. No matter the choice, make it fun and show your stuff. Not many rules (http://www.decisivechallenge.com/p/the-rules-how-to-submit-your-entry.html). Photos must be in black and white and sized to the specs listed here (http://www.decisivechallenge.com/p/the-rules-how-to-submit-your-entry.html). Other than that, shoot what you want as much as you want during the contest shooting window.

Key Dates:
December 14th & 15th- Weekend to shoot your image.
January 12th at midnight PDT- Deadline for submitting your image.
January 16th, 2014- Voting begins.
January 31st at midnight PDT- Voting closes.

Note: We’re putting in a call for prizes. I will be donating 100’ of B&W film to kick things off!!

Curent Prizes:
- Leitz 90/2.8 Elmarit (v1)
- $100 B&H Gift Certificate
- 100' Roll of B&W Film
- Two Tom Abrahamsson Soft Releases (M240-specific)
- Thumbs Up in nice shape.

Scrambler
11-06-2013, 18:00
Sounds great - in fact I've been waiting for this.

What about regional prizes? For example, a "Down Under" prize division.

Rodchenko
11-07-2013, 02:00
I think I'd be up for this. Might even get round to submitting some photos, even. :D

Scrambler
11-07-2013, 03:00
I think I'd be up for this. Might even get round to submitting some photos, even. :D
You don't have to get decisive for a few weeks yet... hope that's enough time :D

erikhaugsby
11-07-2013, 03:14
Awesome. I'm in!

kdemas
11-07-2013, 11:31
Sounds great - in fact I've been waiting for this.

2 points -

1) Presumably you mean January 2014.
2) What about regional prizes? For example, a "Down Under" prize division.

I fixed the date, thanks for the heads up! As for the regional prize we'll see about that if we get enough geographically dispersed entrants. We have shipped prizes around the world so I somewhat prefer everyone participate in the same competition.

kxl
11-07-2013, 12:12
I missed the last one when I was supposed to meet up with RFF'ers in SF (something came up), so I've been looking forward to this one. I'm in, but will be shooting locally here in SoCal.

Jamie Pillers
11-07-2013, 12:12
I'm in. Hopefully I'll have a 'street' camera by then (sold the GR, Kent!).

mth
11-07-2013, 21:38
I'm in - should be fun.

kdemas
11-07-2013, 22:30
I missed the last one when I was supposed to meet up with RFF'ers in SF (something came up), so I've been looking forward to this one. I'm in, but will be shooting locally here in SoCal.

Look forward to you taking part Keith! If you have friends in SoCal who enjoy photography let them know as well.

kdemas
11-07-2013, 22:31
I'm in. Hopefully I'll have a 'street' camera by then (sold the GR, Kent!).

Jamie!!! LOL! I'm sure the XP1 would do just fine :)

Jamie Pillers
11-07-2013, 23:11
Jamie!!! LOL! I'm sure the XP1 would do just fine :)
That may not be around either! :bang:
Suppose I'll have to make the X20 do. :p

Scheelings
11-07-2013, 23:21
That really is biased for the Northern Hemisphere. Even though I'm technically in the Northern Hemisphere - it's never winter.

kdemas
11-08-2013, 07:46
That really is biased for the Northern Hemisphere. Even though I'm technically in the Northern Hemisphere - it's never winter.

No slight to our Southern neighbors intended obviously. Feel free to think of it as:

Decisive Challenge V - December Edition 2013
Decisive Challenge V - Holdiay Edition 2013
Decisive Challenge V - Festivus Edition 2013

zauhar
11-08-2013, 07:50
I'm there, dude.

Randy

kdemas
11-08-2013, 08:06
Great Randy!

kdemas
11-09-2013, 20:59
Remember, tell your friends.

SausalitoDog
11-09-2013, 21:33
I'm in, Kent

Rom
11-09-2013, 23:44
I am in too !

Was waiting for it :D

02Pilot
11-10-2013, 03:45
I'll be in on this as well.

kdemas
11-11-2013, 11:12
Good news, great to have you on board. Tell your friends!

kdemas
11-11-2013, 16:10
We have our first prize donations! Erik is donating:
- Leitz 90/2.8 Elmarit (v1)
- Two Tom Abrahamsson Soft Releases (M240-specific)

Thanks Erik!! Our community here is THE best.

Other donations will be greatly appreciated by the participants.

Kent

gb hill
11-11-2013, 20:37
Last one was fun & I even got my submission in on time. So I'm in.

varchs
11-12-2013, 07:04
I am in as well!
;-)
I am looking forward for this weekend!!!! ;-)

kdemas
11-12-2013, 20:58
Welcome aboard guys!

kdemas
11-15-2013, 09:52
Remote bump from LA.

kdemas
11-20-2013, 11:46
Join in friends! Post here if you're taking part.

burancap
11-20-2013, 11:58
Sure. I am in.

kdemas
11-22-2013, 15:40
Sure. I am in.

Excellent Jeff!

lam
11-22-2013, 16:00
Oh yeah going to partake in this one. :) Missed the last one.

CosmicCharlie
11-24-2013, 07:39
Kent, I am in also. Thank you for setting this up.

OurManInTangier
11-27-2013, 06:05
I'll try to take part this time, though I say it often and don't get the chance to.

This time :)

kingjon
11-27-2013, 07:42
I'll give it a shot! Sounds fun.

Jon

kdemas
11-30-2013, 14:50
Two weeks until it's time to shoot.

milosdevino
12-02-2013, 04:10
count me in

pet905
12-02-2013, 10:56
Count me in! should be fun!

Jake06
12-02-2013, 15:07
I'm in again. Haven't been active on RFF for a wee while now so the decisive challenge seems like an apt place to return...

icebear
12-02-2013, 15:19
I'm in, I really have to squeeze in some shooting on the 14th during daytime, no chance on the 15th as far as schedule looks like. It would be a real pity to miss the challenge.

Alowisney
12-04-2013, 10:56
I'm in! Hopefully I'll be able to get something that weekend.

paulfish4570
12-04-2013, 14:20
keep the updates coming, and i'm in ... :)

Warren T.
12-04-2013, 17:38
My wife (Gail T.) and I will be shooting again! :)

--Warren

Chris101
12-04-2013, 18:49
Ah cool. I'll be shooting that weekend, so yeah: I'm in.

kdemas
12-06-2013, 14:43
Glad to see more members taking part!

kdemas
12-07-2013, 13:54
One week until we all can participate! All entries must have been shot on either December 14th or 15th.

kdemas
12-12-2013, 13:27
Reminder: The shooting window is this Saturday and Sunday.

bobbyrab
12-12-2013, 13:45
Do we have to register first?

Mauro
12-13-2013, 05:42
I will try yo take part: that is an interesting and exciting photo experience!

kzphoto
12-13-2013, 06:25
What the hell! Might be something interesting going on this weekend.

erikhaugsby
12-13-2013, 06:25
Hope nobody minds shameless self-promotion.

If you're participating in The Decisive Challenge, why not join the RFF Print Swap (v19) (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=138763) and make a print to swap with another member of our community?

B-9
12-13-2013, 07:15
I'm in, looks like ill spend Sunday in the red room.
Maybe the EP2 will give me something easy to upload.

podcat
12-13-2013, 12:46
Hectic Christmas schedule might get in the way but I hope (and need) to get out and take some shots. We'll see if it works out.

(also hoping for snow which seems to be about 50/50 atm)

kdemas
12-14-2013, 05:53
Do we have to register first?

Nope! Just go make images.

kdemas
12-14-2013, 05:56
The Challenge is ON! Go out and make some great images this weekend. Entries must be shot this weekend.

Have fun! You have until midnight on Sunday Pacific time (California) to create an image to enter. Remember, no posting so we keep entries anonymous.

Enter at DecisiveChallenge.com.

icebear
12-15-2013, 04:25
I was out there yesterday and it was real challenge. Not sure if I have something decent. Weather was horrible...

helenhill
12-15-2013, 04:45
I was out there yesterday and it was real challenge. Not sure if I have something decent. Weather was horrible...

Arghhh, beyond horrible, Brutal in fact!

boomguy57
12-15-2013, 05:22
Yes I was out yesterday as well. Overcast, and almost no light. The cold had most people indoors as well. Decisive challenges aren't great in the winter months up north here.

burancap
12-15-2013, 06:25
So far, my decisive challenge this weekend has been getting my catookus off the couch.

02Pilot
12-15-2013, 06:35
I had plans to be out shooting both days, but the snow meant I had an enforced day in yesterday, and the decisive challenge for today seems like it's going to be getting out of my driveway.

Robin3mj
12-15-2013, 09:23
I'm in. Got a couple good ones this morning.

varchs
12-15-2013, 09:39
I did go out and shoot even if I had to work even today.
I have finished a Tmax @400 as well as some digital with my little compact Ixus...
I have to order bulk film asap... ;-)

I think there are some interesting frames in this weekend!!! waiting to develop the film and make selections from ZI and Ixus ...

I hope all RFFfriends had a creative weekend!!!

gb hill
12-15-2013, 17:19
I flubed out this time around. Saturday was a washout with heavy rains & today I did get out but found nothing worthy to enter. & I really mean nothing. Maybe next time will be much nicer & more productive. Hope many of you excelled. :)

02Pilot
12-15-2013, 18:26
Finally got out for a little while this afternoon, but only shot half a roll before the light ran out. Have to see if anything worthwhile turned out once I get the film developed.

cassel
12-16-2013, 14:53
Shot nearly two rolls over the weekend of BW400CN in two rangefinders- Leica M4-P and Vivitar 35es. Not sure there is a winner in those 70 shots, but it was fun...now I need to process the film.

Chris101
12-16-2013, 14:58
Well, I shot a bunch of film over the last two days. Once I look at it, I'll see if there is anything to submit. Oh the anticipation!

kdemas
12-16-2013, 19:32
Submit your entry here. (http://www.decisivechallenge.com/p/enter-decisive-challenge.html)

kzphoto
12-17-2013, 17:00
Alright! Submitted my entry. Can't wait to see what else shows up.

zauhar
12-17-2013, 18:13
I gotta develop my shots - not happy with what I have, but I will find something to submit .

It's a great idea, whether or not the universe cooperates with us!

Randy

Chris101
12-17-2013, 19:42
I just tried to sign up for email updates, and the Decisive Challenge website asked me for a google account login. Are updates only sent to gmail accounts?

kdemas
12-17-2013, 19:55
I just tried to sign up for email updates, and the Decisive Challenge website asked me for a google account login. Are updates only sent to gmail accounts?

Nope Chris, it should work for any email address. Hmmm.

02Pilot
12-18-2013, 06:46
Not thrilled with my work, but submitted nonetheless.

kdemas
12-18-2013, 07:11
Not thrilled with my work, but submitted nonetheless.

I'm not all that thrilled with my attempt this time either but I'll be throwing it into the ring too.

Ko.Fe.
12-18-2013, 07:24
I developed film from this weekend last night. One frame seems to be suitable to participate.

Rodchenko
12-19-2013, 03:20
I was too ill to shoot at the weekend. That's the way it goes.

Good luck to all who enter!

kdemas
12-19-2013, 11:54
I was too ill to shoot at the weekend. That's the way it goes. Good luck to all who enter!

Hope you're feeling better!

Rodchenko
12-20-2013, 00:30
Thanks, kdemas.

mth
12-22-2013, 05:48
Developed the roll this morning, as expected not overly happy with the results (still collecting excuses) , but submitted nonetheless.

Thanks for organising!

SausalitoDog
12-22-2013, 10:33
Hi Kent-

I've tried to send you an email and PM but haven't heard back - must have old address?

Please PM me or email the address to send prize contributions for the HCB Challenge - I have a Thumbs up to contribute.

Tom

Ko.Fe.
12-22-2013, 20:47
Did anyone noticed and mentioned?

"our Decisive Challenge IV Summer 2013 entry has been received." :)

jcrutcher
12-22-2013, 21:11
I'm in. Also I'll supply a $100 gift card to B and H photo.

Jim

Chris101
12-22-2013, 23:51
Did anyone noticed and mentioned?

"our Decisive Challenge IV Summer 2013 entry has been received." :)

I did notice that. I hope this doesn't mead I haven't entered.

coelacanth
12-22-2013, 23:54
I wish I could contribute. I was diving in that weekend. I personally think underwater photography is one of the ultimate forms of candid photography full of "decisive moments" but the "street" happened to be underwater, and I guess it won't really fit the theme of the challenge. :p

icebear
12-30-2013, 09:22
I'm in, just submitted my entry.

SausalitoDog
12-30-2013, 10:30
Is there a link we should check to know that our entry was received?

icebear
12-31-2013, 12:15
When I submitted my entry I got a confirmation message :
"Your Decisive Challenge IV Summer 2013 entry has been received."
Don't worry about the summer, just worry in case you have not received this type of message. Sent a PM to kdemas to check for you.

kdemas
12-31-2013, 12:50
When I submitted my entry I got a confirmation message : "Your Decisive Challenge IV Summer 2013 entry has been received." Don't worry about the summer, just worry in case you have not received this type of message. Sent a PM to kdemas to check for you.

I will update the thank you message. Sorry about any confusion!

Kent

kdemas
01-04-2014, 15:19
RFFers keep on coming through. Make sure you get your entry in.

Enter Here (http://www.decisivechallenge.com/p/enter-decisive-challenge.html).

Curent Prizes:
- Leitz 90/2.8 Elmarit (v1)
- $100 B&H Gift Certificate
- 100' Roll of B&W Film
- Two Tom Abrahamsson Soft Releases (M240-specific)
- Thumbs Up in nice shape.

kdemas
01-10-2014, 06:23
You have until midnight on Sunday the 12th (California time) to get your entries in.

You can enter here. (http://www.decisivechallenge.com/p/enter-decisive-challenge.html)

Join in if you took photos during the shooting window last month!

lam
01-10-2014, 18:02
Nearly forgot!

kdemas
01-12-2014, 20:29
A couple hours left to submit your image. Midnight California time tonight us the deadline. If you took an image on the shooting weekend in December get your entry in.

kdemas
01-13-2014, 12:37
Entries are now closed. I should have the images up for judging on Wednesday.

Some great entries, nice work everyone who played along.

Jamie Pillers
01-13-2014, 16:36
Entries are now closed. I should have the images up for judging on Wednesday.

Some great entries, nice work everyone who played along.

Thanks for orchestrating this event for us, Kentů AGAIN! Much appreciated. :)

icebear
01-15-2014, 03:12
Winter it seems, has been more challenging than summer ;).
Looking forward to seeing all the entries!

icebear
01-17-2014, 03:16
Kent, what's happening ?
I hope you haven't caught a cold like so many folks around here ...
Let us know when the submissions are ready for voting.
Thanks for your efforts.

lam
01-17-2014, 11:44
Kent, what's happening ?
I hope you haven't caught a cold like so many folks around here ...
Let us know when the submissions are ready for voting.
Thanks for your efforts.

Yes I hope all is well! :(

skalfa
02-04-2014, 01:13
Hi,
i don't know where i can vote...
did i miss something ?
Steven

icebear
02-04-2014, 03:25
Hi,
i don't know where i can vote...
did i miss something ?
Steven

Yes, voting closed on Jan. 31st.
We are waiting for Kent to reveal the results.

kdemas
02-04-2014, 10:30
Working on the tabulations during breaks at work. Hope to have results in the next 24 hours.

kdemas
02-04-2014, 11:15
No pressure :D

Kidding aside, thanks for doing this Kent.

.

Always my pleasure Alkis! Thanks for taking part again.