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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-09 11:57 PM
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*** JANUARY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST - RESULTS ***
It is with great pleasure that I announce the (runaway) winner for January's Photo Contest...

Tindalos

...for Someone to Hold Me.



:yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party:


Second place goes to...

Blue_In_AK

...for Bus stop, No Takers.



:yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party:



Third place honors go (by a single vote!) to...

mth44sc

...for one is the loneliest ....



:applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party:


Since I found it impossible to choose between these two images, I'm going to break with tradition and declare this month's "Host's Award" a tie between Night Moves, by bvar22...



...and Tenderness on the Block (in memory of Warren Zevon), by JeffR.



:applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party: :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :party:


The final standings:

1st: Someone to Hold Me - Tindalos
2nd: Bus stop, No Takers - Blue_In_AK
3rd: one is the loneliest ... - mth44sc
4th: Roman Holiday - comrade snarky
5th: (tie) Color Parade Down Broadway - Cassandra and Night Moves - bvar22
7th: Paris Market - Shopping for eggs - GoneOffShore
8th: Guttersnipe - Robb
9th: Christmas Eve Traffic In Wisconsin - wiboy
10th: Light and Shadow: Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend Martin? - itsjustme

Congratulations to all! :woohoo:

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:57 AM
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1. Congratulations to EVERY entrant!
In my years here, I don't remember a monthly contest where ALL of the entries achieved the level of excellence this one did. The formidable emotional impact of "Someone.." subject matter may tend to mask the FACT (imho, of course) that such excellence was far more common than might be thought by the voting results.

Color me IMPRESSED! Wow.

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:23 PM
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2. I'm still blown away by Bvar's car.
That is SUCH a cool shot, and much better than mine, IMO.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:04 AM
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14. The bus stop is a cool shot too.
Like mth44sc's photo, it has a sense of waiting. It reminds me of my bus stop. It's very nostalgic.

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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:59 PM
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3. Just so many great entries in this contest it was crazy.
But to see 3 of my favorites in the top spots, plus sharing Host's Choice with the great Night Moves, is really satisfying.

Great contest!

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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:35 PM
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4. Congratulations everyone!
All of the photos in this contest were really amazing. They didn't get nearly the love (ie votes) they deserved.

Next round is on me.

cheers! :toast:




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comrade snarky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:52 PM
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5. Congrats Tindalos with the run away win!
A lot going on in that photo, even in the dogs face. Love it! The clear winner. There were so many good pictures I'm honored to have come in 4th.

What's the next contest, pictures of your shoe prints over the rest of us? :-)
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:34 PM
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6. Forgot to say to Tindalos!!!!!!!!111111111111
Despite the wealth of great photos in this contest, this one was the deserved winner. It tells such an immediate sad story to the viewer, but then leaves so much more to the imagination, terribly unnerving things. It's an achingly sad yet beautiful love story, hard to look at and hard to turn away from.

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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:43 PM
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7. its the blanket
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:21 PM by mth44sc
that just blew me away...

One of the most loving and sad photos I've ever seem.

Mine was silly art.

The winner earned all those votes!



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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:37 PM
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9. Not silly at all.
Your picture has an air of mystery to it. A sense of waiting.

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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:46 PM
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11. Nothing silly about it at all.
It tells its stories and leaves the viewer guessing too. It's ominous and inviting at once.

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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:19 AM
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15. Thats the two sides of Photography
Documentation and Art. As much as Tindalos picture reminds us (powerfully) that there are things still to be rectified, I would not like to live in a world without "silly art".
This competition, more than many there have been here, really showed of the width of the spectrum we call "Photography".
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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:08 PM
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26. Once again I've been schooled
It was a dumb comment. I should never post late at night. But it came from my reaction to a person who posted during the finals thread saying they had a tough time choosing beteen mine and the obvious winner. There I sat thinking that all I did was go out on a foggy night with a tripod - set the timer, walked into the pic and stood still for 30 seconds.

I wanted to scream - CHOOSE THAT ONE. ITS REAL!

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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 03:20 AM
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28. I can understand that.
I felt I had cheated quite a bit on mine, in my postprocessing. "This was not what I saw. Is this real, now? Is this street?".
But it was a better _picture_ than the original, by far.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:34 PM
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8. It was pure luck.
As much as I'd like to take credit, I just happened to be there.


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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:41 PM
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10. It's intrinsic to photography that sometimes
all you have to do it be there and know how to use your camera. In fact, that's simply a very large part of what good photography is really about.

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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:47 PM
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12. That's very true.
You know, I almost didn't take that picture? I didn't want to disturb them.


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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:16 PM
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13. That's totally understandable.
As hard as it is to look at it, it must have been much harder to take.

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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:45 PM
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21. The most important thing of all is to have it tucked away in your pocket
and with you always. I swear I don't leave my house without my little camera any more than without my wallet.
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comrade snarky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:22 PM
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24. You do deserve credit
The art is in being there in that moment and recognizing the opportunity.

Art is in everyday life, constantly unfolding around us. It takes an artist to capture it.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:55 AM
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16. The Host's choices are also my two favorites.
The serendipity of capturing those two images; the flash and the intimacy. Just wonderful! Tindalos's image is also lovely and moving, although when I see a homeless person with a dog (and there are a number of them in NYC), I always feel particularly sorry for the dog, who didn't do anything to create the mess he's in.
The Bus Stop reminds me of the '78 storms in Boston, when each trolley would have to stop three times at each stop (one for each car), because there was only one spot to get off that had been carved out in the snow.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:46 AM
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17. Congrats Tindalos, amazing, emotional photo
You deserved the landslide. That picture really touched my heart, and I see I am not alone.

:applause: :applause:

Congrats to all!
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:09 PM
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18. Congrats, All
:bounce: :bounce:
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Juneboarder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:58 PM
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19. Hats off to all!
I entered a pic for my very first time and glad it even got a vote!! Everyone submitted such great pictures and I hope to be able to take as good of pics here in the near future. :)
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 12:11 AM
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27. Hey Juneboarder!
Thanks for joining us and welcome to the photography group. I look forward to seeing more of your stuff. :hi:


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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:39 PM
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20. Congratulations Everyone!
Great pics!

I was really surprised by the audience choices this time. I thought Night moves would win first place when I saw it.

The hold me pic is a very tender pic and that snowed in bus stop has a great feel to it too. I think that pretty much describes this contest and how the votes were divided - it was based on feeling.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:52 PM
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22. Big heartfelt congratulations to all the winners, and also to those
who "showed up". In life, showing up is what separates the losers from the winners,because just by showing up all these things can turn on a dime.
I have only been involved in three contests, have found them all fascinating. Am trying to learn from everyone as fast as I can.

This time, the overwhelming sentiment was emotion. On all levels. And it won in the phenomenal shot Tindalos took.
I looked up when I first saw it submitted, turned to the person beside me, and said: "Wanna see the winner?"

Almost every one though is my favorite!
I had a thoroughly good time seeing this one develop.
Thanks to RegnaD and all the people who entered the contest.

Onward and upward !

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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:46 PM
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23. Congrats all around.
...and kudos to regnaD kciN for making "hosting" look easy.
:party:

The DU Photo Contests are always fun, and a great non-toxic environment for exhibiting work, sharpening skills, and gaining experience.
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comrade snarky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:26 PM
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25. Oh man, how could I forget!
Thanks reginaD kciN :hi:
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