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drr1531
 
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elstan

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:22 pm


OK, it was tough, but I came up with winners for this week's challenge. First I have to say, it wasn't easy. There were some great entries. Second, anyone who has visited my galleries knows that as a general rule, I don't shoot people. So I was surpised at myself for how much I was drawn to the candid portraits that were entered. Well without further discussion, here we go.

Honorable mentions in no particular order:

A shot from Antelope Canyon submitted by Sandy Whitteker. Great shot of what has become an iconic location among photographers.



Dennis Camp submitted this shot of Custer. OK I've got a soft spot for dogs but this is well done with the fisheye perspective. You can see how close the dog is to the shooter's feet looking up with that expressive face.



This one is from Margaret Lew. Great job of coming up with a different view of two iconic images in one shot, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline.



Paris, definately Paris, Maaike Huizer captured it in this simple streetside scene.



This canal scene submitted by Robin Lew is really well done. Great composition with the canal angling through the frame.



Jim Smith submitted this one. Great shot that could represent where the United States or indeed mankind currently stands. Our lives are so dependent on energy and we are in transition from the use of oil to more earth friendly, sustainable sources like the wind. Well composed image.



OK, like I said I surprised myself that I settled on photos of people but these are the ones that grabbed me the most.

Third place, submitted by Jojie Alcantara, this is really a great photo. The lines of experience, the jewelery that no doubt means so much to the wearer, and of course the eyes looking off at what, distance memories? From a technical standpoint, well composed and great colors.



Second place, Marisa's chesnut vendor. I hope you didn't get smacked in the head for this one...



And finally, first place goes to elstan for this photo of a young lady creating sidewalk art. This one could simply be titled "The Artist". I suspect it very well reflects this person's personality. Technically it is well composed with the placement of the art in the frame so that the artist and her work equally share the space. Well done and take it away elstan.


terrybowker
 
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Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:33 pm


Congratulations to Dan for running a fine contest, very nice idea and great entries. Very good selection of winners!

Congratulations to Elstan, and all of the winners! :D

Cheers,

Terry

mardoli
 
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Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:02 pm


I'm delighted to know, Dan, that you liked my chestnut vendor. Definitely he has a temper and a lot of personality of his own! He was amused with me taking his portrait and he asked me for a copy printed for him. Of course he got it!
I’m sure you had a hard time while making your choice, since there were so many interesting pictures in competition.
I fully agree with your choice of the winner, I would have chosen this photo of the street artist as well at your place.
It’s very rewarding to see the always general high level of quality of photos posted in these “Show & Tell” competitions.
My congratulations to all.
Marisa
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sandiwhi
 
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Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:07 pm


Congrats to all the winners! I bet it was very hard to choose your winners, Dan, and I'm proud to have an honorable mention among them. Thanks!

sandiwhi
 
Posts: 477

Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:09 pm


Congrats to all the winners! I bet it was very hard to choose your winners, Dan, and I'm proud to have an honorable mention among them. Thanks!

sandiwhi
 
Posts: 477

Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:13 pm


Congrats to all the winners! I bet it was very hard to choose your winners, Dan, and I'm proud to have an honorable mention among them. Thanks!
Sandi

jojie_alcantara
 
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Location: Davao City, Philippines

Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:58 pm


Thank you for the third place. I agree with your selection, the winning entries were beautiful. Honored to have my image among them. :)
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gillk
 
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Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:15 pm


Congratulations to the winners - great competition !
Gill

mclew
 
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Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:42 pm


Thanks for the HM! Congratulations to the winners -- great choices!

robinlew
 
Posts: 434

Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:50 pm


Thank you, Dan, for the HM and your comment. I feel quite honored. Congratulations to all the other entries and especially the winner.

fishit
 
Posts: 797
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:22 pm


All good choices, thanks for the HM nod, always appreciated, congrats to all the winners.

jose3344
 

Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:57 am


Excellent choice!Congrats to all winners!
Good luck!
D&N

emmelafoto
 
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Location: Zoetermeer

Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:28 am


Thanks for the honorable mention.
Great winner!!!! Congratulations.
Maaike

drr1531
 
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Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:33 am


From the judges perspective, I picked a terrible subject because it was HARD to pick the winners on this one. As I said before I myself don't do people photos and I was simply trying to pick a subject that was inclusive of everyone to encourage entries. Little did I know how nany excellent entries there would be and how surprised I was with myself that I was so drawn to the people shots. Upon reflection, I now realize it is easier to get the sense of personality/identity from photos of people that you've never seen than of places you've never been. Thanks to everyone for participating and for helping me along my ongoing journey of discovery into the art of photography.

elstan
 
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Re: 241st Show & Tell Competition: Personality/Identity - WINNER

Post Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:35 pm


Thanks Dan. With so many excellent entries in this category I can't believe my was chosen! Thanks for all the positive comments from all of you!

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