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06-06-2008, 09:53 AM   #31
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Contest now closed.

Will judge these as soon as possible. Looks to be a very tough call. So many good entries. Amazing level of photographers here.
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06-09-2008, 07:32 PM   #36
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Winners of P&S contest #7.

This was a really tough contest to judge. So many great entries. Had to judge it at work because the high speed internet allowed me to flip thru the pictures and compare them back and forth. Thankfully the boss was understanding!

The winners are:

3rd place- Mike Cash: shot of observation tower. Love the "sepia" tinged color at the top of the image. Used a real P&S to boot, and film at that. Good job. Not sure any one else has ever entered 3 shots taken with 3 different cameras in the same contest. Shows great versatility and command of photography.

2nd place- xs400: shot of cave reflection. Incredible low light shot. The colors are beautiful. Very tough shot to take with any camera. You did it with a P&S. Wow. Your image makes me wish to see the place in person some day. Can't imagine how you pulled this off in such low light. Exraordinary colors.

1st place- LaRee: Yellow Hooded Oriole. Amazing detail and great composition. No distracting clutter. Perfect exposure of a very hard to capture subject. Have never seen that bird before. This shot floors me. Have tried a bird shots with much more equipment and have never approached the quality of your shots. Well done.

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Skid 2964: Softball at night. Very moody B&W. Very graphic composition looking thru the backstop with the lights in the background. This image has impact.

Offertonhatter: Gdansk town hall silhouette. Love the twilight colors and strong, simple composition. Reduces the subject to its most basic characteristics. Stunning shot.

Could have singled out even more shots. Didn't know you could hot air ballon indoors (thanks Damn Brit)! WJW shot of "moving kung fu man" demonstrates interesting use of motion.

Congratulations everyone. Thanks for entering.
LaRee your up to start the contest #8.

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Thank you Barondla...

Wow thank you! I am very surprized. While today was just another day...work...youngest son's baseball game after...it is my birthday. First I get an e-mail from PentaxForums wishing me a happy birthday. What a nice gesture and I was surprised! And then I see that you've picked my image out of all these great images that were submitted. Double surprise!
I will post another challenge right away.
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Thanks for your kind comments. And I would like to thank xs400 for the inspiration his cave photos gave me to visit a local cave and try my hand. Unfortunately, I didn't get anything anywhere near as spectacular as what he did, but I had a very enjoyable outing all the same.

Can't remember if I already posted this shot on Pentax Forums or not, but it was one of the shots I got inside the cave. It is a small (two feet, maybe?) Buddhist statue set back in a sort of natural alcove inside the cave. I took it with my Pentax SV with an S-M-C Takumar 28/3.5 on DNP Centuria 200 film and (obviously) post-processed the hell out of it.




Haven't printed it yet because I'm not sure I have that much black ink in my printer!
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Congrats to LaRee, Mike Cash and xs400!

I'm very happy with my honorable mention to! Thanks!
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Wow, second place! Thanks for the compliments. Those shots in the cave where fun to shoot. I couldn't have gotten those shots without manual control of the exposure. That's the kind of challenge that makes it fun!
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Well done LaRee for winning with a great shot. and to Barondla for his kind comments for Gdansk Town Hall.

All great shots, now for the next round
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Happy birthday LaRee!
I also found images that will make me try harder. Must try bees with P&S after seeing LaRee's macro shot. xs400 (and now Mike Cash) has raised my attention with the cave images. Love to try some cave shooting (if its not too tight a cave) .
Mike, why is there a statue in the cave?
Enjoyable contest. Everyone stepped up to the plate. Can't wait to see #8.
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Congrats to LaRee , Frank and Mike Cash . Nice works .

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Mike, why is there a statue in the cave?
I've narrowed it down to:

1. Religion
2. Superstition
3. Pick up some spare change (offering box at the statue's feet)
4. Somebody had a spare one lying about

I really have no way of knowing for sure.
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