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      12-20-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
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***Le Official Bimmerpost Photo Contest #47: "Reflective Transparent Translucent"

Official BimmerPost Photo Contest #47: "Reflective, Transparent, Translucent"

transflectent? reflucent? reflectarucent? refluscaparent?

BACKGROUND:
Reflections: the property of a propagated wave being thrown back from a surface (such as a mirror).
Transparencies: light passes through almost undisturbed, such that one can see through clearly.
Translucencies: allowing light to pass through but diffusing it so much to cause a degree of opaqueness.

THEME:
For this contest, submit your photos that contain Reflections, Transparencies, and/or Translucencies. MUST contain at least two of these, or all three. Any photo that doesn't meet that requirement will not be included in the poll. No Multiple Exposures! No post-trickery! You may want to utilize a Circular Polarizer, but it is not required to achieve these properties.
Transparencies must be able to be seen through to some imaginatively-identifiable content.
Translucencies require light passing through a plane that is at least somewhat opaque (subjects on the other side may need to be very close to the plane or a reflection on this plane that also allows some transparency still qualifies.
Reflections are pretty easy to achieve.

Reflected or pass-through content/subject matter is NOT REGULATED.

If you can get all three, you are awesome. and you are entitled to vote on your own image. but we'll still throw internet tomatoes at you. in the face.

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alright, i think i need to clarify. i'm expecting to see images that are focused on these properties - not images that happen to include them. i want you to use these properties in an abusive and manipulative way - just like my ex-wife. no, i've never been married, i'm just kidding.
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Examples:
The first three images contain all three properties.



not the best photograph, but an example of 2 out of 3:



IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries must be submitted to this thread no later than Thursday, December 29th @ 11:59 PST. Voting begins the following day.

Voting will be as it always has been. Screw it.


RULES:

1. Any interpretation of the theme that falls within Bimmerpost.com rules is welcome.
2. You must be the person that took the photo. Previous photos are acceptable as long as you are the one that captured the image.
3. One submission per contest, and you cannot resubmit a photo that you've submitted before in a previous contest.
4. Images must be no larger than 800 px in any direction. Links to larger images are allowed but you must have one that is under 800 px for the poll.
5. All contestants must host their own pictures (which includes hosting them on Bimmerpost).
6. All images must have a title.
7. While post processing in Photoshop is allowed, adding or removing parts of the picture is not. In the event a photo is suspected to be "photo-chopped," the contestant will be asked to provide the original picture.
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      12-20-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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cheers.

also, i did not take any of those examples.


let's see some submissions. and i altered the poll just a bit.
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i vote for rodi to submit all themes..
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i vote for rodi to submit all themes..
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Great theme! I like that this one and the previous one are more conceptual by nature of the composition and technique of the photograph rather than just the physical subject content. Definitely makes this a more competitive contest to have to identify a subject as the composition itself. This reminds me of Eggleston's work in color as a subject.
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nice work rodi, this will be a fun one for sure.
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no, not like that. but yes that does contain the properties.
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maybe just two of them. arguably three.
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no, not like that. but yes that does contain the properties.



missing translucent maybe?
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Would this count?

Bubblefish by PRotography EU, on Flickr

Not sure on entering it as would like to get out and get a new shot but with Xmas etc - may prove difficult.

If that's not ok, then I'll enter this.
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I'm going to say no.
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just took this, reflective and transparent?

Glass half full:
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alright, i think i need to clarify. i'm expecting to see images that are focused on these properties - not images that happen to include them. i want you to use these properties in an abusive and manipulative way - just like my ex-wife. no, i've never been married, i'm just kidding. but not things that we always see reflections in - like the water or a full glass.

does this make sense??
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No not to me anyway - I'm struggling to see why my pic wouldn't count?

Transparencies must be able to be seen through to some imaginatively-identifiable content.

It does - a fish.

Translucencies require light passing through a plane that is at least somewhat opaque (subjects on the other side may need to be very close to the plane or a reflection on this plane that also allows some transparency still qualifies

Mine also adheres to this does it not?

Re the reflection - quite clear in the bubble - it's a fish.
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"VOTING: PLEASE READ!

We are going to try a modified version of the new voting system. The two previous winners (Udub & Caspita) along with myself (rodi) will select 35% (or a quantity of 4, whichever is greater) of the submitted photo pool that we feel are the best photographs and put them in a 1 vote only poll. "

Since when do the contest winners just decide how to vote and who votes?? - It's exclusive - selective - non-inclusive - contrived - need I go on? Why is the system being changed and who voted for it, or was it decided by PM to a few selected "buddies" ?
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alright, i think i need to clarify. i'm expecting to see images that are focused on these properties - not images that happen to include them. i want you to use these properties in an abusive and manipulative way - just like my ex-wife. no, i've never been married, i'm just kidding. but not things that we always see reflections in - like the water or a full glass.

does this make sense??
Or like a window as per ALL your examples
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