Mini-Challenge #165 Winners Announced

ThirdDayImagingThirdDayImaging Pastor ScottPosts: 95Registered Users Big grins
edited June 6, 2013 in The Dgrin Challenges
Okay, let me first say thank you to everyone who entered. I had no idea there would be so many! But please don't think I'm complaining, it has been an enjoyable privilege to look over so many great images. I am grateful for the opportunity.

There were a couple of images that did not quite fit within the parameters of Textures, Patterns, and Abstracts (a bit subjective I know), but they were certainly good enough to win in another contest where they would fit the category.

It has been tough deciding on an overall winner especially. The top 3 or so were so good that I've been struggling all day today with my final decision. That said, here we go!

First, a few honorable mentions:

This is a terrific abstract by Linda (richtersl)
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Here's another good one by DonRicklin
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Really loved this pattern by Barbara (bfluegie)
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A very nice abstract by grandmaR
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A nice pattern by kentwaller
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This is a nice pattern/abstract by rainbow
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Another great texture by jwear
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And now for the final four! (Yes, I know I'm corny)

The third runner up is by AlansGrin
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The second runner up is by Eric (earache)
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The first runner up is by Linda (richtersl) This terrific image was my number one or number two all the way through the contest. It's very atmospheric!
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And now for the overall winner. This amazing composition by Bill Banning (billseye) simply captures everything this contest was about. It is a texture, it is a pattern, and it is an abstract. All three of those elements in one image were not necessary to win, but Bill's image is a worthy piece of art in it's own right. I would hang this image on my wall! The color, the cropping, the lighting - breathtaking! Excellent work Bill, and congratulations!
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Once again I would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. I believe we have all benefited from our participation. It has been a joy!
Happy Shooting, Scott
website: www.ThirdDayImaging.com
Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
Lenses: Leica/Lumix Summilux 25mm f1.4, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 (dual range), Leica Summicron 90mm f2, Leica Elmar 135mm f4, Lumix 12-42mm f3.5-f5

Comments

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 3, 2013
    Congratulations to all the winners - The top two images especially.

    Thank you for the HM for the abstract. This was the original photo of a bench in Cheesecake in Paradise

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2013
    Scott, thank for the HM! Lots of great images here!

    Congratulations, Bill for the fine win!

    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2013
    Nice competition - well done, and great shots again from everyone.
    Alan.
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2013
    Wow, what a pleasant surprise! Thanks for the nods.

    Congratulations to you, Bill! clap.gif Looking forward to see what you come up with.
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2013
    fun challenge! thanks for the mention - great work by billseye as always!
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2013
    Thanks for the mention Scott, glad you liked it... as you noted, there were many finely-crafted images submitted - nice work Participants!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 511Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 4, 2013
    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for A great challenge and for the honorable mention. There were so many excellent entries I was surprised but very happy to be included.

    Bill, Congrats on a great image and a well deserved win.
    ~~Barbara
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2013
    Just getting around to looking at results. Thanks for the nod, Scott. There were LOTS of terrific entries as usual and I was surprised this evening to see the results. All the HMs and Runners up were great shots, but I especially liked Linda's and Eric's shots!

    I'll put the MC thinking cap on and get a theme up in the next 24 hours.

    By the way - thanks for the full shot of the bench, grandmaR! Very cool.
    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2013
    Thank you and again a very well run challenge. Grandma thanks to you I found my fish shot but still have no idea what shhhhhhh means for the iding of your fish shot ???
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2013
    I was just saying to shush and not give it away. (a joke)
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Posts: 2,765Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 6, 2013
    Thank you Scott for all your efforts at running this challenge. Your ongoing comments and involvement is very much appreciated!
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