November 2017 Theme: "Your Local Area" "Your Local Area" can be anything that displays something where you live, work or play. This will be a wide open topic because we all have a "local area". A photo of something unusual in your area that others would not be familiar with will add to the fun. HOW you create it is up to you. The idea is to challenge you to think outside of the box. Be creative and artistic for this one. Set it up, stage it, enhance it in post processing, or just get lucky. Your creativity is limited only by your imagination. IMPORTANT TO READ THE FOLLOWING: Creativity and technique rules in this challenge, but there are a few guidelines: 1. Any photo submitted for a monthly assignment must be taken using a mirrorless camera as defined in this thread! 2. All submissions must be taken during the month specified in the assignment thread and taken by YOU! (Please insure that EXIF is either posted with the photo or if it gets messed up, hold yourself to the honor system and add the minimum EXIF data of the Camera used and the date the photo was taken to your post.) 3. Obviously, for this challenge, your photo must portray something in your "local area." Other than that, it's all up to your interpretation of the theme. Any photo will be accepted, SOOC or edited, doesn't matter. 4. Photos must be posted in this thread to be considered. Links to photos will not be considered an entry (In other words, no Flikr, Photobucket, or similar links) 5. Only THREE entries per member for each assignment. Please post entries separately (1 photo per post) and number the entry. 6. Entries will be judged by the number of likes received. 7. The top 5 shots will be displayed in a separate thread, and will be displayed in no particular order. 8. This is intended to be a FUN challenge. No critiques unless specifically asked. Also, please limit posts to just photos and brief descriptions/titles. Any comments/discussion should occur elsewhere, PLEASE. Please note: This month CWOM will award a prize to the winner! The prize will be an amazing CWOM watch cap to make all of your friends and fellow photographers jealous! Here are the Terms and Conditions that you accept in order to participate in this Monthly Challenge: In order to be Eligible, you must submit your entry prior to the Deadline of 11:59 PM EST on November 30, 2017. You must be 18 years or over and a member of Cameras Without Mirrors. You must not be employed by the Providers of the Service. Void where prohibited. United States laws apply. No purchase is necessary. The Winner will be notified by email. Failure to respond within 3 calendar days will result in an alternate Winner being chosen and awarded the prize. The Winner will be chosen based on the Contest Rules and Eligibility defined above. All rules and eligibility requirements must be followed in order to win. The Winner will receive the prize defined above. The Providers of the Service cannot accept any responsibility for submissions not received because they have not been entered correctly, or entries not received due to interrupted connections, miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions or entries not received due to lost or late entries. Any entries found to be fraudulent will result in exclusion from the contest. The Prize(s) are non-transferable and cash alternatives will not be available. Entrants agree that the Providers of the Service employees will have no liability whatsoever and will be held harmless by winners for any injuries, losses or costs or damage of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or parts thereof, or from participation in this promotion. The Providers of the Service reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions and to suspend or terminate contests at any time and for any reason, without notice. The Providers of the Service makes no commitment to update information contained herein. It is a condition of entry that the rules are accepted as final, and that the entrants agree to abide by the rules. For contests that require judging by the Providers of the Service staff: Decisions will be final and legally binding. The final prize will be defined at the Providers of the Service's sole discretion. The Providers of the Service will not enter into correspondence on any matter to do with contests. Should tax liability arise, it is the responsibility of the winner to notify his or her own government's relevant tax department. The Providers of the Service and any of its subsidiaries take no responsibility or liability for taxation or for any other costs incurred in connection with the prize received in this promotion.