Over the Bars has had 6,000 visitors since I announced the Five Minute Friday Photo Contest, but only one person has entered to win the sweet prizes. And that person is a professional photographer who also works at COG Magazine. That tells me that perhaps the contest is either too hard for the average Joe or Josefina to do. So I am changing the rules to make it more appealing and easier to enter. The new categories are:
Category A: Panda shot
A Panda shot is just a self-portrait taken while you ride your bike. It is a photograph you take of yourself while riding your bicycle that includes part of you and/or your bike in the shot. It’s a self-portrait of a decisive moment of you and your bike together. According to the Flickr group Panda Portraits, it got its name from a woman who’s Flickr sign in is Faster Panda Kill Kill who shoots tons of these. Visit the Flickr page to get more ideas, but here is one I took as an example:
Category B: Lycra Free Riders
These are just a photograph you take of a real person riding a real bicycle in real clothes with his or her bicycle. It can be an action shot or just a portrait. Here are a couple of examples:
Category C: Bicycle portraits
These are just photographs you take of a bicycle or part of a bicycle you like. Here are samples:
How to enter?
Just email photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for entry remains is August 26th.
Prizes will be randomly drawn and announced Friday, August 27th