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Challenge 166 - The Road To...

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    Challenge 166 - The Road To...

    Thanks to all for the great entries to the last ‘two for the price of one’ Challenge. The theme for the next challenge is ‘The Road To...’. This could of course be physical, with images of great civil engineering, regional, with images of Mandalay, Zanzibar or Wigan Pier or philosophically looking forward or back. Let your imaginations run wild...

    If you haven’t entered before, why not it a go. It provides not only a fun challenge and a reason to get the camera out, but it is a lovely confidence boost when someone completely independent judges your work kindly.

    Judging will be based on the following:
    * fulfilling the brief,
    * a good photo based on composition, focus and consideration to the light,
    * Having impact. Will I remember your image after I go away from the computer?

    I will do my best to give friendly and constructive comments and find a winner based on my criteria stated above, bearing in mind I have absolutely no qualifications other than I know what I like.

    The usual rules apply:
    • The competition subject shall be selected by the winner of the preceding competition who will also judge the competition.
    • One picture per person; images should conform to general image posting rules.
    • Use a Canon EOS camera - DSLR or M series.
    • Posted images should be taken during the running period of the competition. Any images submitted that were taken before the competition started, or after the competition has ended, will be deemed invalid.
    • Images 800 pixels widest max.
    • No Photoshop frames and borders.
    • Include a title; although the image should convey the theme without title description.
    • No comments on images (on this or another thread) until the round is over.
    • No canvassing e.g. “I’m thinking of posting this image for the challenge, what do you think?”
    • I will pick 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite images.

    Closing date for entries is midnight (GMT) on the evening of Saturday 3 October, so you have 3 weeks to think, snap and process. Have fun.
    Canon EOS 7D
    EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5 USM, EF 24-105mm 1:4 L IS USM, EF 50mm 1:1.8, EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM
    Luminar 4, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Aurora HDR Pro

    Out of tracks.


      SWMBO & I went to meet up with an old pal from our ballooning days, who has upped sticks and taken to the canals.

      We met at Bradford upon Avon on a sunny (and very busy!) day.

      This view is from the locks, looking east along the canal-dwellers "road" to Devizes, then Reading and hence onward to the Thames.

      The road to Reading by John Liddle, on Flickr
      John Liddle

      Backwell, North Somerset - "Where the cider apples grow"


        The Rail-Road to Edinburgh.

        The Railroad to.... by David Miller, on Flickr


          The Road to . . . Speyside!

          EOR_4593 by Ian, on Flickr