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)

Here's another good one by DonRicklin

Really loved this pattern by Barbara (bfluegie)

A very nice abstract by grandmaR

A nice pattern by kentwaller

This is a nice pattern/abstract by rainbow

Another great texture by jwear

And now for the final four! (Yes, I know I'm corny)

The third runner up is by AlansGrin

The second runner up is by Eric (earache)

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!

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!

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
Bodies: Panasonic Lumix GF3 and G5
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  • 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

    “" 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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)
    “" 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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