Mini Challenge #144 - Sounds of Summer - Results

SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 2,155 Major grins
edited June 23, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
Congratulations to all who participated and thanks to all those who took time to comment on the entries. This was a tough contest to judge as the quality of all of the entries was very good.

Like my predecessor, I struggled to select even the top 10 - and keep in mind, this is a purely subjective placing. Several others could just as easily have been included in the top 10, perhaps missing due to some small technicality. Obviously my personal bias toward quiet experiences in nature shows a bit in my selections - ah, the judge's prerogative :wink

So, suspense no more - the top 10 are:


Each of these images spoke to me, strongly evoking a response that sounded like summer.

And the top three, in reverse order, are ....

#3 I could here the whirring sound of the wings beating frantically against the air - a good example of shallow DOF while showing the movement of the wings

#2 With his beak open, this bird's song called out to me - and a beautiful use of shallow DOF too.

And in first place, congratulations go to jmphotocraft for this image that provides the quintessential sound of summer... the crack of the baseball bat sending the ball soaring away

Congratulations. The ball, so to speak, is in your court now for Mini Challenge #145.
Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
Picadilly, NB, Canada


  • rainbowrainbow Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,765 Major grins
    edited June 21, 2012
    Congratulations to all the winners and participants! Thank you snowgirl for running the MC!

    Looking forward to see what is next...
  • PhotosbychuckPhotosbychuck Marshall, NC Registered Users Posts: 1,239 Major grins
    edited June 21, 2012
    Congrats to the top ten winners!

    Great Job jmphotocraft for the winning photo.

    Chuck Cassidy,
    Nikon D300s, 50mm 1.4D,
    18-200mm VR, 70-300mm VR,
    D300S, 18-200mm VR, 70-300mm VR

    Aperture Focus Photography
  • kscooperkscooper Major grins Registered Users Posts: 387 Major grins
    edited June 21, 2012
    Thanks, showgirl for such an evocative theme, and congratulations to jmphotocraft on such a terrific image. Thaks also to everyone who contributed: I enjoyed and learned from everyone's photos.


    good gear; not enough time
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited June 21, 2012
    Thanks for the fun theme Ceci, and Congrat's to the top 3.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USARegistered Users Posts: 2,987 Major grins
    edited June 22, 2012
    Thanks snowgirl and everyone! I've never won a photo contest before, how exciting! (not that I've entered many, but still!) Mini Challenge 145 coming soon!

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,817 Major grins
    edited June 23, 2012
    Congrats, Jack--it was a perfect shot for the theme! Good job on the theme selection and judging, Ceci. One of the most creative MC themes, I think.
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
  • dniednie Major grins Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 1,351 Major grins
    edited June 23, 2012
    redleash wrote: »
    One of the most creative MC themes, I think.

    I agree!! I heard every sound as I looked through all of the entries.

    Congratulations to the the top finishers!
    and great job Snowgirl!
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