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### 47th Show & Tell Contest ### [Winners List]

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:38 pm
by tsienni
[My apology for posting one hour behind the schedule. My mobile internet connection was constantly down.]

This has been an intense competition. I have had a hard time in weighing my choices - there are a really large pool of excellent photos this time around, in the end those entries which in my judgment best go along with the contest topic top the list.

First, a few words about the subject. I was sifting through a Show and Tell forum thread on alternative galleries in Pbase when I came across someone's site that chronologically documented his life after he got cancer. (Erichmangl, was it you who gave us the link? Thanks!) It was quite an experience to view the photos. So I thought it might be interesting to give to all a challenge topic that conveys the sense of the rush of something, be it a time, or a space, arrested.

To adhere to our tradition, we start with honorable mentions. I want to emphasize these are works I find truly remarkable in their own right despite the fact that I didn't include them into Top 10.

By Joy(honnybeejoy):

By Hasan(hbilgehan):

By Jude(jude_53):

By Timco(titatimco):

By Monica(cocameli):

By Wolfgang(wwcsig):

Some creative tries that deserve special mention -

By Sean(sean_mcr):

By Donna(donnaray):

By Nick(nickdemarco):

By Dan(camera0bug):

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:44 pm
by tsienni
The 10th place
By Hans-Peter(hphdk)

A serene Buddha amidst the urban chaos, the juxtaposition here is just incredible.

The 9th place
By Steve(steveprice)

Sublime black&white rendition. The point of the view offers such a unique angle. Here even the random passers-by help to give a fleeting moment an elegant form and shades.

The 8th place
By Sergey(slkorolev):

The nostalgic mood is striking. I like the way you termed it: one of some unsorted oddities...

The 7th place
By Stu(stuegan):

I cannot help but thinking about Pink Floyd when seeing this image, too. I also think of alienation, some social passage issues..but in brief, I feel this one evokes thoughts in an unexpected way. Very subtle, but strong.

The 6th place
By Paulo(paulorbaptista):

The composition and the visual contrast here look very unique. The dark tone of this photo has drawn me in right since my first glance. I find it simply a poetic expression.

The 5th place
By Terry(terrybowker):

That "Transit" mark makes this photo a great entry here. Beautiful light, really a good portrait work. And the colors give it character!

The 4th place and the 3rd place are a tie. In the order of entry time:

By Rene(halesr):


By Alain(alain_lestrade):


Two pieces of sustained beauty out of transient flux. I treasure them.

The 2nd place
By Paul(paul_teixeira):

This is a photo that speaks. It's a somewhat poignant image, but I appreciate the spirit of Realism herein. Glad that Paul joined our contest and shared his work. :)

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:10 pm
by tsienni
The first place goes to Tim G(hoopy):


A good photograph always asks as many questions as it answers. I was wondering, upon seeing Tim's photo, if the Christian church was indeed under fire in our times. In the past it was the church that passed down the generations cultural heritages, but what about now? Somehow somewhere in the photo you even remotely get a sense of humor, or, if you are optimistic, you may even read a bit of hope. Tim's photo is my winner pick out of this contest.

Thanks again for all the fantastic photos from all the participants. Pbase is such a large and diversified photo community, it was really a joy to discover other talents' work through internet, really much to learn!

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:18 pm
by evledstudio
:D Wow Tsienni, it must have been a very difficult proces of choosing :D

But you have choosen good. Some remarkable images passed.

To all the winners, congrats.



PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:26 pm
by orillia
Congrats Tim. A well deserved win.

This competition was one of the best ones. I very much enjoyed viewing all the entries.

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:33 pm
by agroni
I think you had a tough job there....but you survived :)

Congrats to the winner ;)

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 5:19 am
by alain_lestrade
A "Wow" for Tsienni too, for that huge analysis. Congrats for you very serious & interesting work!


PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 6:02 am
by jyoushikousei16
I am just glad I wasn't judging it this time around

there were just way to many great photos...

hats off to all the entries... and lets look forward to the next contest!

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:02 am
by sean_mcr

Very thoughtful of you to include so many shots on the road to choosing a winner, thank you

Congrats to the winners;)

Keep shooting


PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:45 am
by stuegan
Congrats to the winner - a great choice.
It's been interesting to look through the photos and the way people have interpreted the theme differently.

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 6:06 pm
by jestev
Amazing images! Congrats to everyone!

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:37 pm
by paul_teixeira
Congrats to everyone and a very special congratulations to the winner! And thanks for holding and judging the contest :)

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:05 am
by aperture13
Wow thank you tsienni, so many good images to chose from.

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 3:30 pm
by barbara_heide
Would it be helpful to limit this kind of contest to 1 entry per photographer?

just a thought...
congrats to the winner and the host who did a great job and congrats to all participant, who have submitted a very high level of outstanding pictures...


PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:50 pm
by halesr
tsienni, thank you for all your work and selections. Congratulations to the winner.

This contest illicited so many wonderful images and interpretations of the theme. It was fun to see them all.--Rene