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kdemas
04-27-2017, 14:14
It's been a couple years but it's back. Grab your camera and head out into the streets the weekend of June 30th to test your street shooting prowess with a little added time pressure.



To add a little twist, color images will be allowed this year (sorry HCB!).



Here are the details...



What: Decisive Challenge VII - Street Shooting Challenge

When: Images must beshot on 6/30, 7/1 or 7/2

Where: Wherever you are. Big city, small town, wherever!

Rules:

Submitted image must be shot on June 30th, July 1st or 2nd 2017

Submitted image can be in B&W or Color (color being allowed for the 1st time)

Submitted image must not be posted anywhere else as we want to keep images anonymous for voters (no shooter IDs like watermarks allowed)

Submitted image must be sized so the longest side is 1250px

Maximum file size is 500k



Submissions: Images will be submitted on DecisiveChallenge.com via the “entry form” from July 3rd through the 15th





Key dates:

Images must be shot June 30th, July 1st or 2nd 2017

Images can be submitted from July 3rd through July 15th 2017

Voting will commence on Wednesday July 19th and end July 30th (one vote per person please)

Winners will be announced on August 1st 2017





This is the seventh time we’ve put a challenge together and each has been a terrific collection of street shots from around the world. The emphasis with this challenge is on the image, not on the equipment or the reputation of the photographer.



Equipment:

Use whatever equipment you like, from a rangefinder to a DSLR or a cell phone… it doesn’t matter. Film or digital… your choice. Use your creativity and tool of choice to capture an image that will delight the viewers/voters and reflect your inspired vision of the world around you.



This is a fun competition, see if your local photo group wants to take part and make it a day of shooting and stories. Others may choose to go it alone, concentrating on your environment and the search for that “moment”.



Whether you’re a seasoned street shooter or someone who just wants to give it a try, go for it!



Prizes: As usual Prize Donations will be appreciated (contact me if you're interested in donating). I will kick things off by offering a $100 Adorama gift card!



Finally, tell your friends who may be interested in participating!

kdemas
04-27-2017, 19:28
Reply with "I'm in" if you're going to participate.

Jamie Pillers
04-27-2017, 21:42
I have a new camera with a 35mm lens. So, of course… I'm in!

skopar steve
04-28-2017, 08:30
I'm in. These challenges get me out shooting more. And of course having fun in the process.

rfaspen
04-28-2017, 10:27
I'm, like, totally in!

I missed the last one. I think my wife was able to submit something though. This year, I plan to be somewhere interesting over the specified weekend.

Thanks for making the challenge happen!!!

gb hill
04-28-2017, 20:18
Glad it's back. Yes I'm in.

randolph45
04-28-2017, 21:41
Been awhile for me too I'm in

kdemas
05-07-2017, 18:26
Good to see new and familiar faces alike joining in!

kdemas
05-08-2017, 13:17
The RFF community comes through again!

petronius has generously donated the following prize: Olympus XA2/A11

So now we have:

$100 Adorama Gift Certificate
Olympus XA2/A11 Camera


Thank you petronius!

Other prize donations will be happily accepted.

Dave S.
05-08-2017, 15:24
Hooray! I'm in. Thanks for putting this together again!

kdemas
05-08-2017, 18:35
Great news Dave! Glad you're taking part.

Kent

Hooray! I'm in. Thanks for putting this together again!

andrewmore
05-10-2017, 11:55
Yes please - I'll have another go. It takes me well out of my usual comfort zone and if you pardon the pun, gives a focus to my photography.

Thanks for organizing this.

Regards

Andrew C. More

kdemas
05-10-2017, 20:35
Excellent Andrew. Welcome back!

Yes please - I'll have another go. It takes me well out of my usual comfort zone and if you pardon the pun, gives a focus to my photography.

Thanks for organizing this.

Regards

Andrew C. More

Mauro
05-11-2017, 05:19
I would like to join it!

kdemas
05-12-2017, 14:41
Welcome Mauro! Tell your friends :)

I would like to join it!

kdemas
05-23-2017, 15:23
Mark your calendars! If you're going to take part say "I'm in" in this thread.

Reminder that we have two great prizes already!

$100 Adorama Gift Certificate
Olympus XA2/A11 Camera

Warren T.
05-30-2017, 08:46
I'm in....:) and everyone is in trouble now, Gail is in too! LOL!

Kent, thanks for bringing back the "Challenge", it was always great fun.

--Warren

Carey M
05-30-2017, 09:58
I'm not very comfortable with street shooting and I've never taken part in anything like this. I guess it's about time :D I'm in!

kdemas
05-31-2017, 14:14
Welcome back Warren! Gail is a force to be reckoned with.

Carey- Happy to have you giving it a try. Fun is the name of the game, no stress. Enjoy!

kdemas
06-15-2017, 08:12
June 30th is approaching. Have you decided where you're going to shoot and with what?

kdemas
06-25-2017, 15:36
Warren T. and his wife Gail have generously donated another prize:

Olympus Pen E-P1, with VF-1 optical viewfinder, Olympus 17mm f2.8 lens, 2 batteries and a wall charger. In beautiful condition.

So now we have:
- $100 Adorama Gift Certificate
- Olympus XA2/A11 Camera
- Olympus Pen E-P1 Kit

Great and thanks to those who have donated to make this challenge an even more enjoyable event!

Chris101
06-25-2017, 18:09
Oh yeah! I'm in. I entered the last one and even garnered a couple of votes!

kdemas
06-25-2017, 18:36
Good news Chris, welcome back!

Oh yeah! I'm in. I entered the last one and even garnered a couple of votes!

kdemas
06-27-2017, 12:26
Where are you planning on shooting?

I'll be in San Francisco shooting with a Pentax K-01 most likely. Haven't had that camera out for awhile.

kdemas
06-29-2017, 18:44
The window to take your images begins on Friday! Ends Sunday night.

Chris101
06-29-2017, 18:56
I will be shooting in and around Chandler, Arizona. I suspect I'll have an M4-p with a couple of lenses, as well as a Lytro and a cell phone.

froyd
06-29-2017, 19:06
In some areas, two weeks are barely enough to get film back from the lab, let alone near a major US holiday. Some users are not even done after the postman stops by if they have to scan and process. Any leeway in the submission deadline?

telenous
06-29-2017, 23:16
Thanks for organizing this Kent. The streets are roasting around here this weekend with temps soaring up to 43C/110F, but I'll still try to shoot a few frames. Good luck and much fun to all.

.

Carey M
06-30-2017, 04:11
Sunny weekend in my home town, so I have my M3 loaded with Tri-X. Cliché, I know, but it's a new-ish cliché for me ;)

dwojr
06-30-2017, 04:37
If it is not too late I will give it a go.

kdemas
06-30-2017, 09:51
The window to shoot your image for the Challenge is now open! Submitted images must be shot this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Good luck and have fun!!!

rfaspen
06-30-2017, 11:20
Well, I'm travelling through both Portland and Seattle over this weekend. Not too much time in either, but my camera is by my side and I'm "snap happy".

Ya never know...

expwmbat
06-30-2017, 11:42
Glad I stumbled on this. I'll try to give it a go too, depending on where I end up. Shooting a Sony A7II + ZM C-Sonnar 50/1.5 (HCB approved?).

Cheers,
Daniel

kdemas
06-30-2017, 19:43
Glad I stumbled on this. I'll try to give it a go too, depending on where I end up. Shooting a Sony A7II + ZM C-Sonnar 50/1.5 (HCB approved?).

Cheers,
Daniel



Good luck Daniel! The C-Sonnar is one of my personal favs.

kdemas
06-30-2017, 19:44
I will be shooting in and around Chandler, Arizona. I suspect I'll have an M4-p with a couple of lenses, as well as a Lytro and a cell phone.



Always wanted to shoot with a Lytro Chris. Have fun!

kdemas
06-30-2017, 19:44
In some areas, two weeks are barely enough to get film back from the lab, let alone near a major US holiday. Some users are not even done after the postman stops by if they have to scan and process. Any leeway in the submission deadline?



I'll see what I can do about extending the submittal deadline.

konicaman
06-30-2017, 22:44
Ok, I am in. Not really a street shooter - will be challenging but fun.

antiquark
07-01-2017, 09:34
Me too! Maybe!

kdemas
07-01-2017, 21:37
Ended up shooting with my Panasonic GM1 today, enjoyable.

FrozenInTime
07-02-2017, 06:26
Heading out today : M6 plus 40/1.4.

kdemas
07-02-2017, 17:46
Heading out today : M6 plus 40/1.4.



Nice Donald. Hope you had a good shoot.

kdemas
07-03-2017, 14:02
OK gang, the shooting part is all done. Now you have until the end of day July 15th to submit your entry. Below is a link to the rules and the entry form itself.

Looking forward to seeing all the great work!

Click here to go to the rules and the entry form. (http://www.decisivechallenge.com/p/the-rules-how-to-submit-your-entry.html)

kdemas
07-05-2017, 19:56
Entries have started to come in. Submit yours here:

Enter (http://www.decisivechallenge.com/p/the-rules-how-to-submit-your-entry.html)

Chris101
07-05-2017, 21:35
Hi Kent, this is just a heads up, but the link in your first post leads to an error because it's not spelled right. (DecisiveChallenge.com is missing the 'n'.)

I can hardly wait to see the entries!

kdemas
07-09-2017, 12:53
Hi Kent, this is just a heads up, but the link in your first post leads to an error because it's not spelled right. (DecisiveChallenge.com is missing the 'n'.)

I can hardly wait to see the entries!



Thanks Chris, fixed!

kdemas
07-09-2017, 12:55
One week left to enter your image!

FrozenInTime
07-09-2017, 14:11
Nice Donald. Hope you had a good shoot.

:eek: I surprised myself this year and managed to develop the film, scan and submit an entry yesterday - well before the deadline !

kdemas
07-10-2017, 13:54
Nice Donald! Good luck!

:eek: I surprised myself this year and managed to develop the film, scan and submit an entry yesterday - well before the deadline !

kdemas
07-10-2017, 13:56
Thanks for the heads up. If that was regarding the use of color photos (allowed this year) it has been corrected.

Make sure you go back through your images, maybe something will suprise you the second time around. Thanks for taking part in any event!

I shot two rolls but unfortunately have nothing worth sharing.

BTW, in the rules item number four and the fourth bullet conflict.

John

kdemas
07-12-2017, 17:52
Entries continue to come in. You have until end of day Sunday to submit your entry at DecisiveChallenge.com.

Reminder: Images have to have been shot the weekend of June 30th (Fri, Sat or Sun).

froyd
07-16-2017, 21:12
Thanks so much for extending the deadline to Sunday! I just squeaked in under the wire!

Warren T.
07-16-2017, 22:02
That was close, I just submitted mine!

kdemas
07-18-2017, 12:23
All right friends, the submission deadline came and went and we have a nice, though small, pool of photos to have a look at. I'm getting them posted for display and I'll be providing a link to them tomorrow. I'll also have a link to the voting area.

kdemas
07-19-2017, 14:01
Voting for the decisive challenge is now open! You may vote until 7/31.

Images: Click here for an image slideshow (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/35839644882/in/album-72157686338440256/)

Voting: http://www.decisivechallenge.com/p/vote-here.html

Have fun!

kdemas
07-19-2017, 14:09
No Gail image Warren?! I guess we all have a chance this time around :)

That was close, I just submitted mine!

Chris101
08-03-2017, 00:26
Is the tally available?

Winners will be announced on August 1st 2017

froyd
08-03-2017, 16:11
Looks like the voting portal is still accepting votes.

Kent mentioned having lots of stuff going on these days.

kdemas
08-03-2017, 20:11
Hi gang. Voting was cut off as described in the rules but the voting page is still up. Votes cast after the deadline will be disregarded.

Sorry I'm a bit behind, some family items stepped in. I will announce the winners this Friday the 5th. My apologies for the delay!

Kent

Chris101
08-03-2017, 20:38
Thanks Kent. I understand about the complexities of life.