August 2021 Competition - Motion

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Timothy Mayo

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First of all congratulations to last months competition winners and thanks to everyone who took part.

1st place with 5 votes was @Paul stuart
2nd place with 3 votes was @FowlersFreeTime
3rd place with 2 votes was @Mehmet Toroglu

Since Paul was last months competition winner he also received the job of choosing this months theme, he has decided to go with motion.

You'll find some tips on photographing motion
here, along with lots of images for inspiration over on Flickr.

Competition Dates
Entries start: The date that this post is published.
Entries end: August 15th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)

Voting starts: August 15th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)
Voting ends: August 28th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)

What Do I Get if I Win?
1st Place - The first place winner will receive a $50 (US Dollar) voucher for B&H Photo OR Amazon (you can choose depending on your country and preference).
2nd Place - The second place winner will receive a $25 (US dollar) voucher for B&H Photo OR Amazon.
3rd Place - The third place winner will receive a $20 (US dollar) voucher for B&H Photo OR Amazon.


There are no alternative prize options or cash options, so if you are unable to accept a B&H or Amazon voucher I'm afraid you will miss out on the prize.

If your local currency is something other than US dollars then the above amounts will be converted based on the exchange rate at the time.

In the event of a draw the entry date will be extended but not past the last day of the month. If there are still equal votes for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place then the entry prizes will be split. I can't think of a better way of doing this for the time-being! If this happens I may also only be able to offer Amazon vouchers since $20 is the minimum for B&H.

The first place winner will also have the job of choosing the topic for the next competition. Don't worry, a list will be provided!

How to Enter + Rules
  1. Simply post your entry below. It will be best to insert the image as full-size rather than a thumbnail.
  2. Only one photo entry per member
  3. Keep the photos clean and family friendly
  4. Sony cameras only
  5. Archived shots are allowed
  6. Don't use sky replacements
How to Vote
  1. Use the vote button (up arrow) to the right of the post (below post on mobile) to vote up images that you like
  2. You can vote on as many images as you like apart from your own
Feedback
I'd really appreciate feedback about how the competition is running but please don't post it in this thread. Instead please post any feedback in this thread in the Feedback Forum.

Thank you for participating and good luck!

Tim
 
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Well... just for the sake of variety. PhotoPills app said that at 3:56AM the frequency was supposed to be 88.2 meteors per hour. I dragged a buddy along and we would guesstimate it at more like 8 per hour. And nearly all of them were exactly where my camera wasn't pointed. :D. Was disappointed but it was fun trying at least. And an epic breakfast at a nearby casino at 5:00am provided a ton of entertainment. Very umm... colorful clientele at that hour.

Caught exactly one fireball. A1 / Tamron 17-28. First astro outing. Might look into a cheap mf UWF prime for trying more of this kind of thing.
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I was messing around with settings and caught my cat mid yawn this afternoon.... I suppose this is showing motion.


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I'm going to extend the voting until the 30th since we currently have 3 images all with the same number of votes in second place.
 
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A big thanks to all who have taken part in this months competition.

The winners this time around are as follows:

1st place with 6 votes is @WeeMalky
2nd place with 4 votes is @liggy
3rd place with 3 votes is @Kevriano

Well done everyone and thanks for taking part. :)

I'll be in touch with the winners soon to arrange the prizes.

Tim
 
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