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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:24 AM
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Poll question: <<<<< 10 Finalists on Parade >>>>> April Photo Contest, Theme: "Negative Space" Your Vote Please!
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 11:25 AM by Mira


CONGRATULATIONS to the 10 FINALISTS


The subject for this contest is "NEGATIVE SPACE"

The final round will run until approximately Tuesday 6:00 P.M. EST on April 26.

Don't forget to vote and feel free to share your comments!


Please read this before you cast your vote:

Negative Space

To help you understand the photographer's aim let me point out that in looking at a photo we see Positive Space, which is the subject matter, and Negative Space, which is the background to set it off.

Looking at the Negative space can be extremely interesting, often the negative space is of equal value or even of greater visual power.

In looking at the photographs please evaluate how pleasing the interaction of positive and negative space is to you, and also how well you think they are balanced in the image.


Now it's time to vote and leave your comments.
Thank you!

I have enjoyed this month's contest, am grateful for the 30 diverse submissions, and I thank you all for your participation.

HAPPY EASTER!

NOTE TO MODS: Skinner has authorized this contest to be run in GD.








Another Misty Morning



At the Lake



Umbrellas



Arabesque



Paddling



Suspended in tranquility



Moon and Fronds



Midnight Carousel



Autumn Curls



Mar Pacifico



Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:30 AM
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1. i hate these contests!!
HTH do you expect me to pick JUST ONE?!?!?

It's times like these I'm tempted to make multiple accounts! lol
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:33 AM
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2. You made me laugh! I know how you feel. And you know what:
The photographers greatest and very similar dilemma is "which one do I enter?"
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:58 AM
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3. Kick
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:10 PM
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4. Kick
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:40 PM
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5. This was a tough one. They're all magnificent.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:41 PM
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6. K&R
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:43 PM
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7. oh god...how to choose??
for now, I will just....kick.
and wish every one here a Happy Easter Sunday.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:57 PM
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8. Kick
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:17 PM
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9. _^_
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 02:20 PM by Zorra
Suspended in Tranquility. The message of a yin yang background behind butterflies really got me.

All were very lovely, thanks!
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:29 PM
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10. Kick
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:39 PM
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11. K&R
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juxtaposed Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:54 PM
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12. I think they are all good, the one I wanted to vote on wasn't in the last 10.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 04:05 PM by juxtaposed
Sorry
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:05 PM
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13. Even though they are all magnificent, one jumps out at me...
And that one got my vote!

;-)
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:48 PM
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14. All wonderful photos. Kicking. nt
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:13 PM
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15. coup de pied!
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:46 PM
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16. Nice job photographers!
Many great choices here.....
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:09 PM
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17. I wonder: Have we ever had a tie for first place? I wonder how we would handle it
and who would run the next contest.
I'm off to ruminate on this. And if anyone knows let me know. I'm curious as I see the 2 front runners stay tied.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:03 PM
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18. we've had close contests in the past
But someone always noses ahead in the end. I expect that will happen this time as well.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:30 PM
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20. I've never seen nose to nose like this (so far, anyway)
yet I know you are right in what you are saying.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:21 PM
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19. As I found out my first time running it...
the person running the contest should vote last, just in case.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:21 PM
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23. this will kick the thread while I say:
that's more decision power than I would want.
If at the cut-off time it is really tied, I would declare it a tie, and let the winners slug it out co-hosting.
I think that's what I'd do.
But it will never come to that, as Celebration said........
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:04 PM
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21. Kick
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:07 PM
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22. Kick
:kick:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:33 PM
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24. Such amazing talent here. DU photographers, thank you for sharing your amazing talents!
They are all great examples of negative space but one is a magnificent example and it got my vote.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:33 AM
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25. kick
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:43 AM
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26. kick
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:05 AM
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27. just voted for the winner......
can you guess which one?? :evilgrin:
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Blues Heron Donating Member (397 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:04 AM
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28. Beautiful photographs!
Great job everyone! Thanks Mira!
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:39 AM
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29. kick n/t
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:27 AM
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30. Kick
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:10 AM
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31. Kick
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:34 AM
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32. This one is tough. Excellent work guys and gals.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:32 PM
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33. kick
:kick:
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:03 PM
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34. It's extremely tough.
For each and every one I could make a long winded case. I have not been able to vote yet.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:28 PM
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39. As long as you are in line when the polls close, you can vote.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:52 PM
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40. :thumbsup: Kick
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:07 PM
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35. Brilliant! K&R
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:33 PM
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36. Though I love all the photos in this month's contest...
I can see why Misty Morning and Arabesque are splitting the top votes. I can easily imagine either of those images on display in a high end gallery.

Good work all!
Thanx to the forum organizers (you know who you are) for your hard work in bringing this significant bit of cultural enlightenment to DU.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:38 PM
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37. ..and a late kick.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:52 PM
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38. K&V Great work guys. You're all winners in my eyes. n/t
:hi:
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:56 PM
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41. kick
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:03 PM
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42. Kick
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:11 PM
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43. Kick
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:51 PM
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44. Kickin'
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:22 PM
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45. PM kick! n/t
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:19 PM
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46. Kick
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:08 PM
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47. I don't like a contest that ends with two entries getting 50% of the votes,
which is the way this seems to be going. Having said that, I think Another Misty Morning is a wonderfully rich and very deserving winner in this contest, but I'd very much like to see more votes going to the rest of the field, because those photographs are superlative, all of them.

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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:37 PM
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48. Well said JeffR, which is why I have not voted yet since in doing so favorites are "snubbed"
In my observation, once front runners are establishing themselves, it seems the voters decide between them, rather than the field in total.
I'm agonizing about the "Host Choice" ahead of time. How many do I get?

We had a wonderful array of photos, didn't we!
:)

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:56 AM
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52. Well said.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:03 AM
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49. Kick
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:39 AM
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50. kick
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:36 AM
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51. Kick
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CanSocDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:00 AM
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53. I just made Mar Pacifico...


...my wallpaper. Do I need to pay someone a royalty?

.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 11:00 AM
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54. Back to the top!
:kick:
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:07 PM
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55. kick
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:59 PM
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56. Kick
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:16 PM
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57. kick
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:50 PM
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58. Kick - a little over an hour left to vote!
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 04:31 PM
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59. kicking for last minute voters.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 05:33 PM
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60. Locking the Poll - Thank you Everyone
I made a screen shot of the votes at 6:30 as I lock, the mods will lock it also I hope, but my screen shot is the final tally
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 06:28 PM
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61. Locking as we have reached the time limit...
Thanks to everyone who voted/viewed these wonderful pics...Great job by all!... :hi:
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