Mini Challenge #141 -- Trick/Creative Photography RESULTS

chrisdgchrisdg Major grinsPosts: 366Registered Users Major grins
edited May 12, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
This is the RESULTS thread for Round #141 of the Dgrin Mini-Challenge

Thanks to everyone who submitted entries for this round of "trick/creative photography", I enjoyed every one of them, and this decision was not easy! Special thanks to those of you who went out to shoot specifically for this mini-challenge, which was not a requirement. Hope you had fun, and your results were impressive!

All entries can be viewed HERE in the original thread.

Following are my winning choices...

3RD PLACE goes to richtersl "Painting with my Camera #2"


This photograph perfectly captures the intended "painterly" outcome and I could easily see this hanging in an artists' gallery. Nice job!

goes to davev's untitled shot:


This striking photograph would have certainly been the winner if I was basing my decision solely on "wow factor!". I also agree with 'chrisj' that the first photo in dave's series had more interesting colors, while this one featured a more dramatic pose. In the end, it felt like a compromise was being made between the two. In any case, I'm a lover of all things medieval, so I found the images to be spectacular. I also thought that one of them would be the sure winner, however each time I revisit the postings, my eye and my heart keeps coming back to this...

1ST PLACE goes to Alans Grin "Rejecting It":


This image struck me emotionally the very first time I saw it, and I am simply captivated by it. In my head, I instantly hear the song "Life Going By" by one of my all-time favorite bands. Each time I view the image, I hear the song. This image conveys (to me) a gentlemen pondering something of significant magnitude in his life, while everyone else hurries by with no interest but their own.

I wondered if I would perhaps be alone in choosing this as the winning shot, so I showed the thread to my wife for her unbiased opinion. Without hesitation, she picked the same. I often attempt long-exposure self-portraits like this when traveling in faraway places. Me standing there, people scurrying by, but none have felt nearly as intimate, and I'm in them!

Congratulations Alan! :thumb


  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Posts: 2,765Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Congratulations to all the winners and participants! There were many fun and creative shots. Thank you chrisdg for conducting this intriguing mini challenge!

    Eagerly awaiting Alan's new mini...
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Wow - great shots everyone and congratulations to the runners up - I enjoyed all the shots.

    You caught me off guard Chris by picking my shot, but many thanks.
    Hmmm, I'll try to pick a new subject and start the thread by end of today - hopefully I'll do it right, being a newbie round here!

    Thanks again.


    PS - I'm always worried when I show this shot - I'd like to think my personality is a little bit more up beat than this very moody shot implies!
  • pinkapinka Big grins Posts: 12Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Well done indeed! Congrats to all and very well deserved! I am in love with "life going by" clap.gif
    ▶If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Thanks for the nod, Chris. Congrats to Dave and to Alan. I loved both your entries!!!
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Congrat's Alan, and thanks for the second place nod Chris.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    Three fine choices. Kudos to all!
    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2012
    completely agree with the rankings - and thanks alan for explaining what you did, seems easy enough i may even try something similar if i can find a good spot.
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