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andrewd_za
 
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126th Show & Tell Competition: EXTREME - WINNER

Post Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:47 pm


Thank you for all that participated in this week's competition.

It was 'extremely' challenging to pick a 1st place. I changed my mind a number of times to 'rank' my selection of the top 4 entries I name below... :?

Each of my 'top 4' depicted a sense of' EXTREME or the interpretation of EXTREME very differently which made it very difficult to pick #1.

In the end the nod went (finally) to Michael Burlak's 'troublemaker',
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So many 'extremes' (interpreted as opposite ends of a spectrum) can be interpreted in this image (whether intended or not :) ) -
active vs passive,
older (= mature?) vs younger(immature ? :) ),
airborne vs 'grounded',
energy vs 'at rest'..
extroversion vs introversion (?).
you can carry on and on...,

The other 3 candidates (in no order) of my top 4 shortlist was

Dominic Cantin's Snow Owl
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To me - living in South Africa - that looks extremely cold and I the snow owl 'meeting you gaze' completely at ease in this harsh environment works for me

Fishit's image of 'Brother Phillip'
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I've always had some admiration for street corner 'preachers' - not so much for what they say - but for their dedication - for being there day in and day out - hoping to turn one to their cause... extreme dedication... Presenting it in B&W contributes as well to his message - the message often is that there is a right way and there is a wrong way - it is either black or it is white...:)

and, then
Maaike Huizer(emmelafoto)'s sixth sense.
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I found myself returning to this image a number of times. 'extreme' indeed. I find it difficult to express exactly what it is that draws me to this picture all the time - but whatever it is - it is effective... :)

It is also interesting to read the comment and comments on this image when clicking through to the the actual image.
I'm also pleased that I discovered Maaike Huizer'sportfolio which I am sure I will visit often in the future to see new work...

Outside the top 4, I also enjoyed (in no particular order) the following interpretation or depiction (?) of the topic EXTREME:

- berndk's interpretation with his image 'extrimities',
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- ifusec's image of new life after 'extreme' destructive natural forces
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- wienerman's depiction of extreme bravery (or should that be extreme stu... :D ) of the people jumping into the lake at the 'polar bear' dip event
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- sandiwhi's image of the supersized horns on that 'Watusi' (?).
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What a pleasure also to discover your galleries Sandi.

- kirstenmary's 'extreme fashion' image of her daughters (from a delightful gallery called 'crossing jordan')
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- Michael Burlaks's image of the lion cub pulling at dad's beard.
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As indicated above, through evaluating the images entered for this competition I discovered many new galleries which are now in my favourites list - not all of them acknowledged in this thread.

Thank you to all that entered and over to you Michael...
Last edited by andrewd_za on Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.


cits_4_pets
 
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Re: 126th Show & Tell Competition: EXTREME - WINNER

Post Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:40 pm


Ah yes, I thought the winner might win, with skateboarding known as an extreme sport...one of my fave street scenes of all time on pbase... Great choices in the others. Well done!! Congrats to all.
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michaelburlakphotography
 
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Re: 126th Show & Tell Competition: EXTREME - WINNER

Post Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:22 pm


Thank You 8)

fishit
 
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Re: 126th Show & Tell Competition: EXTREME - WINNER

Post Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:00 am


Thanks for the nod it is very much appreciated.
Philip was a good man, rest in peace brother.

emmelafoto
 
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Location: Zoetermeer

Re: 126th Show & Tell Competition: EXTREME - WINNER

Post Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:38 pm


Wow, that is great. Thank you very much for your compliments.

And many congratulations to the - so true - winner. A fabulous shot.


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