This weeks theme: DSLR: 50mm; Phone: 2x Zoom
FIRST: Some news
First, I know I need to do a better job of marketing the contest. Will work on that this week. I'm finally not traveling for awhile. Thank you Covid-19.
Second, this weeks theme was originally just "50mm". Those photographers who use DSLR's likely all have a good, prime 50mm lens. I have two. At the time I built out the list I wasn't even thinking of mobile phones as cameras, but many, many entries have been from phones. To accommodate, I modified the theme to include "2x zoom" for phones. Otherwise, the subject is photographer's choice for both.
Third, it appears as if the steem blockchain is going to fork off into the "hive" blockchain: https://steempeak.com/communityfork/@hiveio/announcing-the-launch-of-hive-blockchain. What does this mean for this contest?
In a word: nothing. From what I understand the fork is going to be seamless and there will be a cutover of sometime on Friday.
My assumption is that before too long steem-engine and SCOT tokens will migrate as well. This may or may not happen immediately, but I'm 99% sure it will. So, my suggestion for this contest is this:
Do not post on Friday. Just don't. Thursday is good. Saturday and beyond is good. Don't do Friday.
I will keep (and I am keeping) a running tally of weekly Victor's (I always capitalise Victor, because it's my name; ultimately, I am the Victor 😂) and when scot tokens are available on Hive, rewards will be paid out and resumed.
Incidentally, you can view the list of entrants and winners here: http://wwwiebe.servebeer.com:3000/d/1i4huPiRk/photo-52-weekly-entries?orgId=2 I'll make an official announcement about that after the fork.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled contest:
Welcome to the Steem Photo 52 Challenge Contest, 2020 Edition! This contest is an extension of a Photo 52 project, in which a person takes one photo every week based on a pre-defined weekly theme. For this contest I will supply the weekly theme, and the community will supply their photos! At the end of each week I will determine a weekly champion.
This Steem account, "photo52", was created specific for this contest by @wwwiebe. All rewards and prizes will be issued by photo52.
- Weekly theme will be supplied every Wednesday.
- Weekly challenge closes midnight EST (GMT-5) the following Tuesday.
- On Wednesday I will present the weekly champion as well as the new theme for the week.
- Weekly participation is not mandatory. Come and go as you please.
- Upvotes are not required but are appreciated.
- Resteem is not required but is appreciated to get the word out.
- Please use three tags in your entry:
- Please also reply to this post with a link to your weekly entry.
The Weekly champion will receive that week's prize.
- 50 PHOTO
- 20 CCC
As stated, this photo52 account is dedicated to this year-long contest; as such, all upvote rewards will be available at the end of the year for a final grand prize.
At the end of the year I will put up a dPoll with all of the weekly contest champions, at which point there will be a few days before NYE where the community can vote for the Grand Champion. The Grand Champion will receive 100% of all liquid Steem in the Photo52 account by Dec 31!
All 52 themes have already been created and can be viewed here: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AhEIx14z2g9DkbcQ_MkBBO3-fNQ5PA
This weeks theme: 50mm!
This is both a Creative Coin as well as a Photography contest, so aim for something creative as well; I will be judging on both the creative features of the photograph as well as the creative features of the subject. "Art" does not always need to follow the rules! I like outside the box. Maybe shoot a photograph from inside a box of something new outside the box!
Jump outside your comfort zone! Just don't jump into heavy traffic. Feel free to explain the image to tell me how it's "####." I might not understand just by looking at the image, but I promise you, if you lead me to water, I will drink.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!