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05-31-2009, 11:06 AM   #16
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Thanks all!

Okay, people. That's it.
I'm closing this contest.

Thanks to all that participated!

I'll come back as soon as possible with the results

05-31-2009, 12:19 PM   #17
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There are quite some entries I like very much. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner.

Let me begin with saying that when I judge a photo, it is a purely subjective process. When a photo speaks to me - and when I like what it is saying - it get good points. I'm not exactly analysing my judgement.



Winner is Mike Cash with the traveller standing in awe before the temple (I suppose). I feel the same.


QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote



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A close second is woof with this wonderful sunset. Now, this photo really becons me to be there.

QuoteOriginally posted by woof Quote
Lake Champlain taken from Colchester Point a little north of Burlington. The mountains in the distance are the Adirondacks. The sunsets, mountains, and lake are all emblematic of this area.

Taken with a Fuji FinePix S5100. Multiple images stitched into a panorama.




Finally, third place goes to Diego - although he should be disqualified for living in such a paradise .

QuoteOriginally posted by soccerjoe5 Quote
Here are some of the common sights at the beaches and islands of the Philippines:

Sun (or lack of it in this photo)



Notes:
Used my Panasonic LX3 for these shots

Edit: These are from my recent trip to Bacolod in the Negros region. Lots of beautiful beaches in our country.



That's it folks.
Another thanks and congratulations to all that participated!

And of course a warm applause to the winner Mike Cash.
I'm handing over the torch to you Mike.
You now can run P&S Contest #20.

Looking forward to your assignment.
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Congrats to those that posted pics from true point and shoots.

Bart, the "winning entry" is of a Shinto shrine, not a temple.

I'm outa here, like a bunch of others who've already left.
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Thanks Bart and congrats to the winners.

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Congratulations to Mike Cash and the other winners. Strong images. Great contest. Ready for #20.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
A close second is woof with this wonderful sunset. Now, this photo really becons me to be there.

And of course a warm applause to the winner Mike Cash.
Thanks Bart.

Congrats Mike. WTG.

Diego, FWIW, I just love your photo and it would have been my choice.

woof!
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QuoteOriginally posted by chubasco Quote
Congrats to those that posted pics from true point and shoots.
That would require a bit of subjective definition. But it would be sort of moot since Rule #1 of the contest states that any camera other than an SLR or DSLR is eligible.

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Bart, the "winning entry" is of a Shinto shrine, not a temple.
My wife and daughter....both Japanese....asked me just a couple of nights ago what the difference between "shrine" and "temple" is, so I think Bart can be excused for not recognizing the difference.

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I'm outa here, like a bunch of others who've already left.
I'm sorry to hear that; I enjoyed your submissions very much.

The woman in the shot was not a traveler. I'll include here the photo caption I have posted on Flickr by way of explanation:

A very nice old lady and the first person I've ever seen at a shrine in Japan who prayed like they really meant it and spent some time at it. She remained for quite a few minutes engaged not only in praying, but in a subdued yet animated conversation with God....or god....or the 神....or whatever is or is not there to be prayed to.

She walked up and spoke to me prior to starting her prayer session and we talked about ten or fifteen minutes. I learned that in 2003 she was involved in an auto accident and was banged up so badly she was in danger of having both of her legs and both of her arms amputated. Two and a half weeks later she left the hospital with all limbs still attached and today she walks better than a lot of people her age, which I would guess to be between 70 and 80. Someone told her that her recovery was nothing short of a miracle, and now she happily spends her days visiting various shrines around the area and giving thanks. Such is the story she told to me.
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Having lived in Japan for 7 years, her first miracle was surviving the ambulance
ride.

It is a striking picture (the story helps flesh in the moment captured) the
"punctum" of the piece is her arms and hand position. Punctum is a term an
Italian friend uses, where there's one thing in the picture that pushes it above
the ordinary.

I was cautioned to not post rangefinder pics to this contest, so I quit doing so, no
matter. I was definitely out of line for posting something from a Bessa-L, my
apologies.

Bart, I hope I didn't offend you with my shrine comment for yes, if you haven't
lived there, would be easily mistaken. I married a Thai lady and will be retiring
to Thailand in 3-4 years, but I also love Japan, its people and culture.

Thanks for posting this picture (and story) regardless of what it was shot with.

Bill

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Of course I wasn't offended. Always glad to learn something new!

And indeed, her pose was also what struck me in this photo.
Obviously, my interpretation was not exact but that doesn't really matter, I believe: the same image may have a different meaning to different people and that is perfectly fine.
Later, when the story becomes available, we might be quite surprised.
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Thanks Bart! Congrats to all

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Diego, FWIW, I just love your photo and it would have been my choice.

woof!
Thanks woof!
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