FinalGear Bi-Weekly Photo Assignment #5 - 'Atmosphere'

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Hormone Induced
Jun 21, 2005
Alberta, Canada
The Jeep of Theseus, Angry Wagon
OK, I'll admit that the last contest had a very easy theme. So, this week I'm throwing you all a curveball! This assignment's theme is "Atmosphere", and the idea is to use your image to give the viewer a sense of the mood, the emotion, and the feeling of the setting. One example would be an image of the crowd at a soccer game, showing the atmosphere of excitement. Another would be a funeral, showing the atmosphere of solemnity and sadness. Those are just a couple of obvious examples, there can be atmosphere in almost any shot - it's your job to bring it out!

Timeframe: Your entry must be emailed to on or before midnight Mountain Time 07/09.

Prize: Bragging rights, and a position in the Winners' Gallery!

Restrictions: Please follow the following restrictions in order to submit an eligible entry.

- Your image must be a maximum of 1024 pixels (height or width), and a minimum of 500 pixels (height or width).
- Your submission email should have the title of the image and "Contest #5" in the subject. Please title your images, as the poll must have some way to distinguish between them - I don't want half the vote options to be "Untitled."
- Also, when you email your submission, make sure you include your FinalGear screen name so I know who's submitting what!
- Only one submission per user. Please do not create multiple accounts to submit more images, as it is 1) unethical, and 2) statistically reduces your chance of winning anyway.
- Your image must NOT contain any borders or signatures or anything to identify the photo as your own. The images will be stripped of EXIF data as to make the vote 100% anonymous. Please do not mention which photo is yours, and please do not post that image anywhere until the contest is over.
- Your image must have been taken after the contest has started, I will not accept old photos that happen to match the subject. This contest is designed to promote creativity, not find out who has the biggest backlog of good photos.
- Your image may be altered in whatever imaging software you choose, without actually altering the content of the photograph. (i.e. you can alter the curves as much as you want, but you can't paste in David Hasselhoff.) Editing out distracting non-content objects such as power lines is also acceptable.
- Please keep the submissions taseful and without gore/nudity. I like nude photography as much as the next guy, but this is a public forum. Don't submit anything you wouldn't put up in a public area.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the rules of the FinalGear contests, please voice them in the appropriate forum, or in this thread if you want.

When submitting your image, feel free to suggest a topic for the next contest!

It's a tough assignment, but it's pretty open-ended and I have every confidence you can pull it off! Good luck! :mrgreen:
Thats tough, I was going to have a bash at the next contest but I can't think of anything to try.
Hmm.. This is gonna be really tough (for me). I never did something like this before, but the time has come :mrgreen:
Yeah, interesting indeed...

How can you run out of ideas when he already gave you the hint!
Another would be a funeral, showing the atmosphere of solemnity and sadness.
Now I gotta find me someone to kill and film the funeral :twisted:
Be patient :)
Allright, sent! :thumbsup:

I had some problems during the sending, so can you confirm that you got it?
Thats sad :? :eek:
I think you may have overestimated peoples creativity with this one. :D
Pfft, the theme is perfectly fine - you could post a picture of just anything, it's only the intenseness of the atmosphere that differs. (e.g. sunset, picture of a countryside, your grandpa watching TV - there really are unlimited possibilties!)
extension please? :roll:
Alright, I will extend the deadline by one week, so people can get their entries in.

If you have already sent in an entry and wish to change it, please feel free to do so.
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