Winner Mini Challenge #15

FlyingginaFlyinggina To see and not be seenRegistered Users Posts: 2,639 Major grins
edited December 3, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
Absolutely a fantastic set of photographs. I can honestly say that I loved almost every one of the 157 shots entered. Here are just a few of my favs.

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In 5th place, taken with an old Sigma Sd9 by Vandana

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In 4th place, Scaling the Indiana State Museum by howboucha

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In third place, Sunrise over Rockingham by richtersl.

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In second place, Birds on a Wire by dlbrach.

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And the winner is a photograph that grabbed me the first time I saw it and never let go, Long Day by midalngelo.

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Congratulations Michael. And thank you all for sharing.
Virginia
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  • swintonphotoswintonphoto Artist Registered Users Posts: 1,664 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Congratulations!
    I have to say - I was extremely impressed with the entries in this round. WOW!
    And I think the winners were spot on. Great job everyone!
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Congratulations Michael - wonderful photo!clap.gif


    * I'm sooo happy that one of my entries is among the preferred ones!!! wings.gif
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  • dlibrachdlibrach Abstractus grins Registered Users Posts: 232 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Wow! Awesome entries everyone. Congrats to everyone on the honor list and thanks especially for picking mine as 2nd! wings.gif Michael, your wicked entry deserves to be tops. It was on my fav list too. Way to go! Looking forward to see what Michael has up his sleeve for the next round. Going to be hard to top this one. mwink.gif
  • James SJames S Click....Click....BOOM!!! Registered Users Posts: 439 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Some great work there. Congrats to the winners.
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,322 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    This was a very intimidating round with dozens of wonderful photos. I feel honored to have taken a third place. bowdown.gif

    Congrats to Michael, dlibrach, howboucha, Vandana, and the rest! clap.gif
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,173 moderator
    edited November 30, 2008
    Gina glad you didn't go crazy looking for the winner! There were so many great entries...super job everyone! I don't think I have seen that many pictures entered in a challenge before...or at least recently. You did a good job Gina.thumb.gif

    Congrates to all the runner ups and the winner Michael!clap.gif
  • OhEddieOhEddie Mere Mortal Registered Users Posts: 337 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Wow! What a round. clap.gifiloveyou.gifthumb.gif:D

    Congrats Michael, outstanding photo!!!
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  • Shades of HyperionShades of Hyperion Scooba Steve Registered Users Posts: 367 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Congratulations to the winners. This was fun and I learned so much about composition and light balance just from this competition.

    Steve
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  • zonk6719zonk6719 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 36 Big grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Congratulations Michael!!!!
    Learning as I go!!
  • DaddyODaddyO Grins In Progress Registered Users Posts: 4,466 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Incredible round. Awesome photography displayed. thumb.gifbowdown.gifD
    Congratulations to the winners. wings.gif

    Outstanding image Michael. Loved that photo from the minute I saw it. iloveyou.gif
    Michael
  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Congrats Michael. As every one else has mentioned... awesome display of images. Really inspiring.
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Congrats to Michael.

    Michael I'd like to ask you for a favor.
    The numbers of the different challenges are fairly close, if you would, could you make this next
    challenge number 66.
    That would be a jump of 50 numbers, and get the MIni's out there on their own with no confusion with the Dgrin challenge.

    Great shot BTW.
    dave.

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  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,535 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Great photography this round!

    Great image, Michael. Congrats!
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  • SystemSystem Registered Users Posts: 8,195 moderator
    edited November 30, 2008
    Congratulations Michael....
    What a surprise it was to find one of my photos in the Fav's catagory
  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXRegistered Users Posts: 1,455 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    thumb.gif Michael!
    Congrats to you and to all the finalists. Glad I didn't have to judge that one!
    Thanks Gina for including me in your faves, I am humbled!
    Karin


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  • grimacegrimace Twin Cities, Minnesota Registered Users Posts: 1,533 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Congrats to Michael.
  • micalngelomicalngelo I-Be-Grinnin Registered Users Posts: 20 Big grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    Light & Shadow
    Thank You all for your generous comments....!!

    I was quite shocked to find out that I had won this morning....there were so many outstanding entries

    I enjoyed participating in this and look forward to future rounds with all the great photographers out there.......thumb.gif

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  • psenior1psenior1 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 124 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    congrats to the winners and runners up, some fantastic entries - I'm honored to have an entry selected as a fav!:D
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  • pyrypyry Way up north Registered Users Posts: 1,733 Major grins
    edited November 30, 2008
    micalngelo wrote:
    I was quite shocked to find out that I had won this morning...

    You deserve it, good shot!
    Creativity's hard.

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  • TangoTango Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,592 Major grins
    edited December 1, 2008
    micalngelo wrote:
    Thank You all for your generous comments....!!

    I was quite shocked to find out that I had won this morning....there were so many outstanding entries

    I enjoyed participating in this and look forward to future rounds with all the great photographers out there.......thumb.gif

    micalngelo.smugmug.com

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  • leaforteleaforte Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,948 Major grins
    edited December 1, 2008
    Great entries--congrats to the winners.

    Way to go, micalngelo! clap.gif
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  • jovittajovitta jovitta Registered Users Posts: 175 Major grins
    edited December 1, 2008
    congrats to all
    congrats to michael and everyone else I see one of mine made it as weel the sax player thank you. Jovitta and good luck to everyone on the next challenge.clap.gifclap.gif
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  • GastrocnemiusGastrocnemius Stephen Registered Users Posts: 41 Big grins
    edited December 1, 2008
    Well done everyone, as usual. An invigorating, thrilling and strangely addictive challenge once again. Great fun.

    But .....

    .... three cowboy hats in the last two winners...? Is a pattern emerging ?

    (Off to check those moon landing pictures just one more time)
  • PaulThomasMcKeePaulThomasMcKee Ars Gratia Artis Registered Users Posts: 429 Major grins
    edited December 1, 2008
    A big congratulations to Michael - what a beautiful image!

    Thank you to Gina for an inspiring round with wonderful participation!
  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Registered Users Posts: 649 Major grins
    edited December 3, 2008
    bowdown.gif Great job everyone. This was an amazing round! Congrats to the winners, which are all of you!clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
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  • TentacionTentacion Click On ! Registered Users Posts: 940 Major grins
    edited December 3, 2008
    Awesome Round, and FANTABULUOS Entries, I was very happy to participate. Congrats to Michangelo. Fab. Entry.

    Peace Everyone.
    Donna
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