Winners Mini-Challenge #84

sdways01sdways01 Major grinsPosts: 151Registered Users Major grins
edited November 8, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
There were some great shots this round with a bunch of them that were close calls. But in the end, here are the results...


Honorable mentions (in no particular order):

The Colosseum of Rome by nightpixels
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Nice rich colors and a classic subject

The Palladian Bridge & Gothic Temple, Stowe Landscape Gardens by AndMan
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Great stone work and the B&W works well

Castillo de la Real Fuerza - Havana, Cuba by anonymouscuban
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Calm water with a great reflection. Makes me want to exlore it



The Winners
3rd Place:
Golden Disney by BeachBill
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Great shapes and curves at a great time of day

2nd Place:
By DsrtVW
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Deep colors and a great feel of texture

1st Place:
The inertia of ruins, Tarut by NeilL
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Interesting light, texture, and colors. I just want to know more about this shot and place

Congratulations to NeilL for his photo. I can't wait to see what subject he chooses and get back to participating. :thumb
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  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Posts: 3,615Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2009
    Congratulations NeilL!!!! :ivar clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif :ivar

    Amazing shots to all the finalists: DsrtVW, BeachBill, Anonymous Cuban, AndMan and NightPixels. clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif

    Really inspiring images.
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  • Roaddog 52Roaddog 52 Major grins Posts: 309Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2009
    Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions. Some really great images.
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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    WOW! There are some lovely shots! Congrats to all the winners!!!
  • tinamarie52tinamarie52 Major grins Posts: 954Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    congrats
    Congrats to the top shooters in this one. Terrific field. I don't know how you narrowed it down!

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  • NeilLNeilL B+R=M,B+G=C,R+G=Y Posts: 4,201Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    Thanks sdways01 for choosing my photo, and for a really interesting challenge! thumb.gifclap

    Thanks, too, to all the other entrants for making this challenge so enjoyable. clap.gifthumb

    This was totally unexpected, and so I'm a bit lost for words ATM!

    Along with sdways01"s choices, I'd like to acknowledge my admiration for some other entrants' work:

    ghinson for those iconic images

    lizzard_nyc for a fine example of minimalism

    Randy Brogen for images with breath-taking scope

    shatch for his quirky colorism which I enjoy

    esc2476 for exemplary framing for scale and impact


    Now, I feel the weight of responsibility for the next challenge settling on my shoulders, so I'll go gather some strength to bear it, and hopefully come up with a topic which excites you all!

    Great thing, these mini-challenges!

    Neil
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  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Posts: 1,240Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    Congrats, guys! That first place shot really is lovely.
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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    Congrats Neil, beautiful shot. And nice work, everyone.clap.gif

    It was fun to see everyone's interpretation of the challenge, and I look forward to the next one.

    I have to say, what I like about these mini-challenges, compared to the main challenges, is these are more purely photographic. Why is it that when we have an open challenge that is not tied to a two-week time frame, that everyone presents simple photos, and when we have the regular challenges, you're more likely to see highly processed images or digital composites? I haven't been here that long, so I could be wrong, but this is my impression, and might be why I'm enjoying these challenges so much.
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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Posts: 4,056Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    Neil,
    Bravoclap.gif and congratulations on your win.

    Also I appreciate you mentioning my entry--man I'm having a fun week here:D .

    Can't wait to see what you come up with "theme"wise.
    Liz A.
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  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    wings.gif allright, NeilL!

    the light play in your entry is wonderful, I can see why you won this round!

    Good Job sdways01!!
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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,311Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    Congratulations everyone! Incredible shots. I really enjoyed looking at all of these as this thread developed.
  • BeachBillBeachBill Hurry up and wait Posts: 1,311Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    Congrats all! This was fun. Hopefully I will remember to participate in more of the minis.
    ghinson wrote:
    I have to say, what I like about these mini-challenges, compared to the main challenges, is these are more purely photographic. Why is it that when we have an open challenge that is not tied to a two-week time frame, that everyone presents simple photos, and when we have the regular challenges, you're more likely to see highly processed images or digital composites? I haven't been here that long, so I could be wrong, but this is my impression, and might be why I'm enjoying these challenges so much.

    I definitely agree. The only time I feel I have a chance in those other challenges is when they are SOOC.
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  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaPosts: 2,356Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited November 6, 2009
    BeachBill wrote:
    The only time I feel I have a chance in those other challenges is when they are SOOC.
    I'm not sure why? Your work is very clean, full of wonderful composition and highly graphic in quality ie. this image


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    CONGRATULATIONS! NeiL that shot is so full of texture that I am drooling. thumb.gif

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  • AndManAndMan Major grins Posts: 1,252Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 7, 2009
    Congrats Neil clap.gif, and the other finalists.

    Thanks to Adam for the HM, given the standard of the entries I really do feel honoured.bowdown.gif
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  • nightpixelsnightpixels NASA Grinner Posts: 536Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 7, 2009
    Some great photos. Congrats to Neil and rest of the top finishers.
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  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 7, 2009
    Congrats to Neil and all the other finalistsclap.gif
    Very inspirational photos by all!
    Karin


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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 7, 2009
    Congratulations Neil - very nice image!
    - and congrats to all winners and honorable mentions - all very nice images!
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  • NeilLNeilL B+R=M,B+G=C,R+G=Y Posts: 4,201Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 8, 2009
    Thanks all for your kind words!

    Now, get over into Mini-Challenge #85 and put your power of two shots up! deal.gifthumb:D

    Neil
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