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36th Edition of the Show and Tell Photo Contest: Closed

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:01 am
by billinchapelhill
Thank you Al, and all the other winners and participants in the 35th competition.

The new contest theme for this week is: NOT JUST HEAD SHOTS

What I am looking for are portraits that tell us more about the subject than just a close up view of the face or profile. At a start this includes environmental portraits, where you see the subject in their home, at work. etc. But my interpretation will be fairly broad to allow a wide range of submissions.

Here are 2 examples to get you started. Below the boy is centered and dominant but the watermelon rind and other kid's faces in the background add important elements to the portrait.

Sure even pet portraits are welcome in this one. The framing of this shot shows a friendly dog comfortably sitting in her chair at home.

If you want more examples, oochappan is a master at this type of people shot. Take a look at his wonderful portraiture gallery.

When posting please, please embed a link or print a link to the original photo so that I can easily see your photo in a full screen size.

The competition will start from now and will last through Sunday, the 4th of February 2007. I will post the winners no later than Monday the 5th.

Ditto my thanks to David Yuckert for starting this contest!
Here are the links to previous contest winners:
35 - Have Fun
34 - Sunrise/Sunsets
33 - Winter Landscape
32 - Dramatic Perspective
31 - I would definitely like to be there
30 - Frost
29 - Dramatic Lighting
28 - Empty Space
27 - Macro and Close Up, playing with DOF
26 - Black & White Contrast
25 - Wide Angle
24 - From the Rooftops
23 - Your Neighborhood
22 - Coastal shots
21 - Four legged friends
20 - Water in Motion
19 - City Centre
18 - Time Exposures
17 - Beauty ... ck5web.jpg
16 - Angles in architecture ... medium.jpg
15 - Determination
14 - Portraits ... nFrame.jpg
13 - Weather
12 - Emotions
11 - Wood
10 - Work
9 - Water
8 - Bridges
7 - Flora
6 - Landscapes
5 - Silhouettes
4 - Red
3 - Lighthouses
2 - Sports Action ... iginal.jpg
1 - Night Time ... iginal.jpg

How it Works:
1. The host gives a topic.
2. You post up to 3 of your images that go along with the topic.
3. The host chooses the winner 7 days after the contest was started.
4. The winner becomes the host for the next week. If the winner does not post a new contest within 2 days, the 2nd place winner is the new host.

The Rules:
1. Photos must be hosted on
2. Photos must be embedded in your post. See
3. Post only the medium versions of your picture. Larger versions will not be considered.
4. Only enter 3 photos per-contest.
5. The host is not eligible for their own contest.
6. Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera
7. You can do all the post processing you want.
8. Have fun

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:43 am
by ehreng


Please refer to the link if you wonder why I consider that one to be a portrait!

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by migieske

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by doherty


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by jimbeau

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by jdepould



PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:02 am
by jimbeau

click on image!

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by dannyshoots

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by aperture13

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