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206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

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niekirk
 
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emmelafoto

Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:15 pm


I must thank all who have entered. I've greatly enjoyed looking at all the entries, thinking about them, and, although it's not been easy, deciding which images are deserving of first, second, and third prizes, and honourable mentions.

I am please to announce that the winner is:

emmelafoto

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The lower half of this image is almost an abstract, formed from the shapes and textures of the beach. It's joined, by the single post, to the populated section. The figure on the left keeps moving the point of view back into the crowd. The two on the right hold the figures together. The strip of sky at the top, although featureless, balances the busyness immediately below it. The tones are soft, warm and well controlled. It's almost a high key image. I like it a lot. I don't think I would have seen it myself, had I been there.

Maaike - congratulations!

Second place goes to:

terrybowker

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This hit me the moment I saw it. Well composed, and fantastic lighting and colours. I greatly enjoyed the perspective produced by the distant city. A novel yet traditional and accomplished landscape and seascape.

Well done Terry!

I award third place to:

jojie_alcantara

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Jopjie; This is my favourite of your three excellent entries. Lovely colours and textures, and a simple composition. Great cloud shapes. The horizon is central – which breaks one of the 'rules' – and I think that works well. Congratulations!

I must also award these honourable mentions (with full bragging rights), in no particular order, to:

dingo

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This is not an obvious interpretation of the theme, yet it is a very good one. I like the composition, and the selective depth of field. The colours tone well too. Very good Dima&Nelya.


nickviv

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Nick: Lovely soft colours on this crab. Sharp eyes – that's important – and good use of depth of field. The low angle and head on view makes it an interesting composition, and the uncluttered surround, and complete reflection finish it. Excellent photo!

amoxtli

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Walter: I congratulate you for timing the photograph so perfectly; you got that time of day when the lights on the pier and the fading daylight are balanced. Great reflections in the sand. Fantastic photograph!

christophertravels

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Chris: I thought your three worked well together as a set, and I found that particularly pleasing. I thought this, the middle image was the strongest of the three. I enjoyed the colours, the sea and sky contrast nicely. The composition is interesting; a good use of the rule of thirds, for both the figures and the horizon. Very interesting; well done Chris!

bartoszkotulski

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Bartosz: Three great images! I should like to award an 'Honourable Mention' to your third. The colours are wonderful. I do like the composition and the texture of the wet sand. Exposure must have been tricky, but you've got it spot on. Excellent!

fishit

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Dennis: I'm glad I saw this full size; the smaller version does not do justice to the subtle colours of the original. The composition also works better on the full size version. I hope other viewers will click on the image to see it full size. Nice, simple composition, with subtle colours that deserve an 'Honourable Mention'.

grompem

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Markus: I do like the abstract patterns in this, and the gold and deep blue colours go so well together. The reflections at top left do help the composition, and the orange elements in the centre – whatever they are – complete it. Very well done!

mdejong

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Marcel: Three very accomplished images. My favourite of the three is probably the middle (Cape Leveque 1), because of the texture in the sky, the combination of colours, and the soft lighting that just brings out the textures in the rock. The panoramic format works well too. But any of them could have won this honourable mention; congratulations!

sandiwhi

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I love the tones of this, the texture of the water (great use of slow exposure), the shape and almost glowing tones of the wood. I hope you've a print of this on your wall!




Maaike: You now have the privilege and responsibility of being the duly appointed curator and judge of the 207th Show and Tell Competition. The choice of subject is yours. I hope you enjoy the task as much as I've enjoyed this.

andrewd_za
 
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206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:23 pm


Well done to the winners and the HM's in this thread.

A big thank you also to Malcolm for taking the time to give me feedback on my entry via mail. Your comments and suggestions will always be welcome and appreciated.

Andrew

terrybowker
 
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Re: 206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:26 pm


Congratulations to Maaike and all of the other winners! Very nice subject for the contest Malcolm!
Thanks so much for Second Place. Looking forward to the next contest!!

Terry

gillk
 
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Re: 206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:14 pm


Congratulations to the winners - so many wonderful shots !! And, a big thanks Malcolm - appreciate your comments on my shots and enjoyed reading the comments for the winners - all a learning curve !
Gill

fishit
 
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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:30 am


Thanks for the kind words Malcolm , the shots game out well and looks good 16X20
I appreciate the mention, you had some tough choices for sure, you did well sir.
Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions.

jose3344
 

Re: 206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:16 am


Superb choice!!! Bravo Malcolm!
Our congrats to the winners! Thanks for honorable mention!
Dima and Nelya.

jojie_alcantara
 
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Location: Davao City, Philippines

Re: 206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:49 am


Malcolm, thank you for the 3rd place. Congrats to the winner and HM, and hats off to Malcolm for taking time out to send inspiring comments and recommendations. More, more, more! :D
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emmelafoto
 
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Location: Zoetermeer

Re: 206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:51 am


Wow, thank you Malcolm!!
For choosing one of my entries AND for the individual comments on all three entries.
And thanks to the others for your congratulations.
So now I have to choose a theme for the 207th S&TC.
Hope I can think of something inspiring.
Maaike

sandiwhi
 
Posts: 477

Re: 206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:56 pm


Thanks for the HR, Malcomn. Excellent topic and wonderful bunch of entries.

christophertravels
 
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Re: 206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:57 pm


Thank-you for the HM, and thank-you for the individual comments - these were very constructive and helpful.

Congratulations to all the winners

wildhareuk
 
Posts: 236

Re: 206th Show & Tell Competition: Beachcombing - WINNER

Post Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:17 pm


Hi Malcolm, again thanks for the individual comments. You may have started a trend, here!
Pete


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