Shooting Challenge: Entropy

Welcome to The Gizmodo Shooting Challenge, where Giz readers get to pit their photographic skills against each other for the admiration of their editors on a dedicated theme each week. This week’s challenge: Entropy. Everything breaks down — and often looks striking as it does.

Entropy, decay, the effects of ageing or the elements — they get to us all in time. Photography's a key way we can preserve the past into now, but what about those objects that have already started to crumble away? That's the theme for this week's shooting challenge; find something that's breaking apart and take the best photo you can of it.

A quick safety note: Decaying buildings are notably striking, but no trespassing, and keep yourself safe — that decaying wall might be ready to fall on you, after all.

Image: Flickr users Kyknoord , dno1967b , Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden , Natalie Maynord Creative Commons some rights reserved.

So that's a pretty open-ended brief guys, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

1. The work must be your own. 2. Photos need to be taken the week of the contest. No portfolio shots please. 3. Explain (briefly) the photography equipment, settings, technique and story behind shot. 4. Email submissions to [email protected] 6. Include image in email (at least 800px wide) 7. One submission per person. 8. Use the proper SUBJECT line in your email (more info on that below)

Send your best photo by Tuesday, November 15th at 10am AEDT to [email protected] with “Entropy” in the subject line. Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameENTROPY.jpg naming convention. Include your shooting summary (camera, lens, ISO, etc) in the body of the email along with a story of the shot in a few sentences.

And don’t skip this story part because it’s often the most enjoyable part for us all beyond the great photos!

Need Inspiration? Check out the previous Gizmodo Shooting Challenges.

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