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476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

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kzaret
 
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aldeca

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:20 am


Lots of great entries and I thank everyone who participated. Tough choices and as usual a bit arbitrary. Please ignore my comments if you don't find them helpful.

Honorable mentions, in no particular order:

Walter, what a badass shot. A tad busy and HDR, but I like the perspective a lot
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Markus, the foggy view makes me feel like I had a few scotches already
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Luxun, beautiful bokeh contrast but not sharp enough in the foreground object for my taste
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Jola, I love the soft pastels in the background here
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Alla, beautiful composition but flower not sharp; perhaps cropped too much? Great concept.
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Szczepan, this is one ugly bird but beautifully rendered with sharp focus contrasted against the blurred background. Apologies to those who find the bird beautiful!
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John de Freitas, a stunning image with great light and background out-of-focus colors. I find the bright spots below the flower, right, to be too distracting, but others may enjoy this feature.
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Third Place: David Decroix, to my eye, the line of focus, composition, and colors are just right, though perhaps overall a bit busy
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Second Place: Alla Gilbourd, Great contrast and use of colors to create an impressionist view beyond the window. This image could be a painting. The darker panels to the left took it a small notch down, for me.
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First place: Aldeca, This is a stunning macro with beautiful execution of bokeh. Specific objects in the background can gain a lot of brightness when blurred, and be distracting to the foreground. But in this case, the blurred objects in the background highlight the foreground nicely, and the simplicity of the dandelion (?) appeals to me.
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Aldeca, it's up to you!

stevemaz
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:25 am


LOL, thanks for HM.
Congrats to the winner.

allagil
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:24 am


WOW! Thanks a lot for HM and the second place, Ken. I certainly appreciate your detailed comments.
Congratulations to the winner and all participants!

ddecroix
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:04 pm


Thanks a lot Ken for the 3rd place!
Congrats to all participants.

All the best.
Dave

jcdefreitas
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:26 pm


Interesting topic with a wide array of submissions. Congrats to the winners and all who participated.
Ken, Thanks for the HM.

John de Freitas

jolka
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:50 pm


Thank you for the HM, Ken and I applaude the winners.
Jola

amoxtli
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:41 pm


A well chosen topic. Congrats to the winners and all who participated. Thanks for the HM.
Regards, Walter
Walter Otto Koenig Architectural Photography: http://www.wokoenig.net

General Photography: http://www.wokoenig.com

Pacific Photographic Society: http://www.pacificphoto.net

luxun54
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:13 pm


Thanks, Ken, for the HM... many great entries!

aldeca
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:16 am


Thank you very much Ken for the 1st place!
I would like to congratulate to all participants for their excellent contributions.

I don't have the time to run the next contest. I have asked the second place winner to run next context.

Thank you very much,

Alex

amoxtli
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:28 pm


I have written to Emily to ask her to transfer the competition to the Second Place Winner. If the PBase framework for the S&T Competition is not used it will run off the tracks again. In my opinion someone should not enter the competition if they can not post the next one. In case they really can't, they should at least write to Emily to keep things going.

Hi Emily,

The winner of the current S&T Competition can not post the next one and would like the second place winner to take over. Their PBase profile is:

http://www.pbase.com/allagil/profile

Can you take care of this as soon as you can please, so the S&T Competition can continue? Thank you so much.

Best Wishes,

Walter
Walter Otto Koenig Architectural Photography: http://www.wokoenig.net

General Photography: http://www.wokoenig.com

Pacific Photographic Society: http://www.pacificphoto.net

luxun54
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:25 pm


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Thank you, Walter, for being our hero again!

amoxtli wrote:I have written to Emily to ask her to transfer the competition to the Second Place Winner. If the PBase framework for the S&T Competition is not used it will run off the tracks again. In my opinion someone should not enter the competition if they can not post the next one. In case they really can't, they should at least write to Emily to keep things going.


cits_4_pets
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:27 pm


Thank you Walter for trying to get the contest up and going again. I agree if someone cannot post the next context then they should not enter. Does not take that much time to host a contest.


[quote="amoxtli"]I have written to Emily to ask her to transfer the competition to the Second Place Winner. If the PBase framework for the S&T Competition is not used it will run off the tracks again. In my opinion someone should not enter the competition if they can not post the next one. In case they really can't, they should at least write to Emily to keep things going.
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hkcollect
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:42 pm


No contest yet...not surprising, pbase is in a dismal decline, the owner does not care about their customers...very sad, take our money and forget about us. Terrible way to do business.

kzaret
 
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Re: 476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:45 am


I wrote to Emily too...

amoxtli
 
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476th Show & Tell Competition: Use of Bokeh: Background blur - WINNER

Post Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:07 pm


kzaret wrote:I wrote to Emily too...


I wrote to Emily again this morning. Hopefully she will answer soon...
Walter Otto Koenig Architectural Photography: http://www.wokoenig.net

General Photography: http://www.wokoenig.com

Pacific Photographic Society: http://www.pacificphoto.net

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