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536th Show & Tell Competition: The subtle charm of bad weather - WINNER

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Post Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:34 pm

First of all let me thank every fellow photographer who participated in this competition.
In Italy they have a saying "Pochi ma buoni" to say for example that at a meeting where we should have been many, only few came, but those are probably the best. I don't think that it's possible to translate it literally in English, but it means, more or less, that it's not the quantity but the quality that counts.
Although it would have been great to have more entries, I have been amazed by the high quality and by the objective beauty of the pictures I have the honour to judge.
You made my task very hard. Every time I thought that one picture would be my favourite, I immediately hesitated looking at another one.
My selection criteria are based on the right interpretation of the theme, on the elegance of the composition, on a good technical basis and a certain originality which impress my emotional side. If I could I'd give a deserved honourable mention at least to a double number of pictures, but alas, I'm allowed to mention only five.
So, in casual orders,
Honourable Mentions go to:
Jolka for this lively and pleasant picture, which shows exactly how bad weather can be enjoyable, under determined circumstances.

Flo (cits_4_pets) for the originality of this picture, which shows the effect of bad weather on flowers, without spoiling their grace

Walter (amoxtli) for this powerful wave captured with his usual perfection

Arnie (peterschmidtab) for this winter scene brightened up by the small group of colourful children

Margaret (mclew) for the pleasant atmosphere conveyed by this picture (in spite of the rain), with a perfectly balanced composition.

Third Place
Ken Zaret. For this amazing and really huge sandstorm, mitigated in what might be a dramatic mood, by the warm sunlight. A fantastic picture!

Second Place
Markus Grompe. Because this photo expresses perfectly the theme. Definitely it's an example of bad weather, a lot of snow.
Probably it's very cold, but the mood is serene. People are walking back home after a pleasant evening, the light of the street lamp adds a little magic touch to the scene.

First Place
Geoff Smith (oracle0017). This picture left me breathless. An incredibly beautiful sunset thunderstorm, with magic colours and a powerful visual impact.
The photo is taken perfectly. It's scaring and appealing at once.
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536th Show & Tell Competition: The subtle charm of bad weather - WINNER

Post Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:13 am

Thank you so much for selecting my photograph and congratulations to all who entered.

I’m glad to host this new competition and the theme I have chosen is “Street Portraiture”. The idea is to photograph a person (can be a friend, family, or stranger) in an urban street environment where the persons facial features are clearly visible.

Submissions will be closed on Monday the January 6,2020 at 16:55:40 UTC

Posting Photos for a Contest
1. Photos must be hosted on
2. Maximum of 3 photos per contest.
3. Photos must be embedded in your post. See the following link for how to do this viewtopic.php?t=18022
4. Post only medium versions of your picture using the PB-Image button
5. The host is not eligible for their own contest.
6. Any picture you've taken is eligible, regardless of date taken and camera, as long as it hasn't already won another contest.
7. You can do all the post processing you want.

Winning and Running a Contest
1. If you enter the Show and Tell Contest, please note the closing date and be sure to check back to see if you won.
2. If you win the Show and Tell Contest and cannot run the next one, please notify the person running the contest immediately, so they can notify the second place winner.
3. If you decide to run the next contest, please post the new contest within 24 hours.
4. When the contest ends, please post the winners within 24-48 hours. (If you keep an eye on entries during the week, you will have a good idea of your favorites by the time the contest ends, and be able to more quickly post your winners.)
5. If you know you will not be able to post a contest, judge it, and post winners, within these timeframes, please do not start one. Instead, notify the person running the contest, so they can pass it on to the second place winner.
6. Pick first, second, and third place winners. You may include up to 5 honorable mentions.
7. Include these rules in the body of your contest.

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Re: 536th Show & Tell Competition: The subtle charm of bad weather - WINNER

Post Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:28 pm

Interesting topic Marisa, and congrats to the winner for such a striking photo! Thanks for the third place.

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Re: 536th Show & Tell Competition: The subtle charm of bad weather - WINNER

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:12 am

Happy that you like the fuchsia in the rain. Thank you for the HM. The winning image is so beautiful and dramatic, the sky looks on fire.
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