View Full Version : Oct, 1st half Contest WINNERS

10-20-2007, 05:52 PM
We have 2 winners. CONGRATULATIONS!

The Theme for the 2nd half of this month was Duotone/Monochrome.
The contest photo gallery is located here: http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3573215/1/203943815 (http://www.43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/3389991)


#4 'Lights out ' by Noise Filter. 10/4/07. Olympus E-510.
#4 'Lights out' by Noise Filter. 10/4/07. Olympus E-510.
Voting comments:

John - Great Highspeed. I just like it.<o:p></o:p>
AnnF – Good control of Duotone.
Why technically unique: Well done with high speed and subject control.
Why emotionally appealing: Wow, I’m impressed and intrigued as to how it was done.

2nd Place Winner:

#21 'Amanda' by Clifton1055. 10/9/07. Oylmpus E-1.
#21) 'Amanda' by Clifton1055. 10/9/07. Oylmpus E-1.
Voting Comments:
Jose - Why technically unique: Portrait perfectly converted to BW. Very clean shot.<o:p></o:p>
Mark - Why technically unique: Eyes ear perfectly placed, and are the point of focus<o:p></o:p>
Why emotionally appealing: err, I’m a bloke…

3rd Place:

#10 'Old Barn Door Hinge' by Jim M. 9/21/07. Olympus E-510.
#10 'Old Barn Door Hing' by Jim M. 9/21/07. Olympus E-510.
Voting Comments:
Henk - Sharp and a nice conversion.
I like the composition and the detail of the weathered wood.<o:p></o:p>
Mark - Why technically unique: Very sharp, good contrast<o:p></o:p>
Why emotionally appealing: texture, texture, texture!

4th Place -

We have a TIE between:
#2 'Teasel' by kentomas. 9/25/07. Olympus E-510.
#2)'Teasel' by kentomas. 9/25/07. Olympus E-510.


#29 'Tickled Pink' by windsprite. 9/30/07. E-510.
#29 'Tickled Pink' by windsprite. 9/30/07. E-510.


Honorable Mentions:

#2 'Teasel' by kentomas. 9/25/07. Olympus E-510.<o:p></o:p>

Noise Filter - Why technically unique: Duotone<o:p></o:p>
Why emotionally appealing: Interesting forms.

#3 'Aqua Blue' by stumac1985. 9/06/07. Olympus E1.

#5 'Passing Storm' by Hudsonhites. 9/28/07. Olympus E-300.<o:p></o:p>

smogu - Why technically unique: Color tone selected suits very well for the image (IMO).
Why emotionally appealing: Naturally available target (no searching for hours and hours or making it up)
nicely captured with light sunny spots and rainbow for the "passing of the storm" mood.<o:p></o:p>
John - Reminds me of a platinum print. Lovely, tack sharp, crisp detailed. A delight.

#6 'Morning Life' by Dara. 9/16/07. Leica Digilux3.
John - Nicely exposed, nicely processed and a wonderful composition.

#8 'Birches' by Mick_Finn. 10/06/07. Olympus E-330.

Tatu - Why technically unique: The out-of-focus areas work nicely, simple and thus somehow artistic. The greenish color instead of just b&w makes the final touch.

#10 'Old Barn Door Hinge' by Jim M. 9/21/07. Olympus E-510.

#14 'Fashion shoot' by Den. 10/09/07. Olympus E-1.
Marcof - Why technically unique: good choice of tones, nice composition
Why emotionally appealing: photo tells a bit of a story.. the model looking away (downward) from the camera.

#17 'Mr Pumpkin Head' by deevee. 10/9/07. Olympus -E1.
Marcof - Why technically unique: choice of tones
Why emotionally appealing: halloween, colors, spooky.

#18 'Quiet Reprieve' by AnnF. 10/7/07. Olympus E-1.
Mark - Why technically unique: figure stands out from the background – good “separation” – is the key “shape”<o:p></o:p>
Why emotionally appealing: sepia tone matches the downbeat pose of the figure.

#19 'Wind Blown Rocks' by Durbanite. 9/30/07. Olympus 500.
Noise Filter - Why technically unique: Duotone<o:p></o:p>
Why emotionally appealing: Looks like an art statue.
Tatu - Why technically unique: Someone might say this isn't technically very unique, but perfect it is, beautiful and eerie.
Why emotionally appealing: Makes me want to listen to some dark ambient, like Robert Rich.

#23 'Who's nuts?' by Henk Peter. 10/11/07. Olympus E510.
Tatu - Why technically unique: Very nice lighting, artistic "out of this world" textures + a fun title :)
Why emotionally appealing: Nature is always appealing.

#24 'The Tool Shed' by mistermike. 10/13/2007. Olympus E330.
Noise Filter - Why technically unique: Duotone<o:p></o:p>
Why emotionally appealing: Nice old work shop and tools. This one really reminds me of old memories i have from when i was young visiting the old country family farm with all the old barns and all the old things just hanging around reminding the experience this place as seen over the pass few hundreds years.

#26 'Keep Wyoming Green' by Matthew. 9/19/07. Olympus E-510.
Henk - Very nice light, perfect focused and good use of DOF.
An eye-catching composition in a fitting color.

#29 'Tickled Pink' by windsprite. 9/30/07. E-510.
Henk - I like the use of the frame, the vignetting and the pink background.
A very basic yet appealing composition, the flower makes me think of a
Sea anemone.<o:p></o:p>
Marcof -Why technically unique: good sharpness, nice choice of tone, good central composition
Why emotionally appealing: teenieweeny flower blown up big.


#1 'Old Barn' by cosmonaut. 9/18/07. Olympus 510.

#7 'soft sleep' by jaeae. 10/06/07. Olympus E-400.

#9 'The Singer' by kameramies. 9/21/07. Olympus E-1.

#11 'Boab trees' by madmax40. 10/8/07. Olympus E-330.

#12 'Buildings of the forest' by greslizzz. 10/07/07. Olympus E-1.

#13 'Little Ol' Lighthouse' by Pontiac005. 10/8/2007. Olympus E-510.

#15 'Barrel distortion' by Viperman500. 9/29/07. Olympus E500.

#16 'froggy' by srf4real. 10/9/07. Panasonic DMC-L1.

#20 'Serenity' by pasarcik. 9/21/07. Olympus E-1.

#22 'Anik' by Luke. 10/13/07. Olympus E-1.

#25 'Mute Swan (Sepia)' by Blayne. 10/15/07. Olympus E-1.

#27 'Fortress' by Ddaside88.10/12/07. Olympus E-500.

#28 'Winter Blows In' by NrthrnHrse. 10/06/07. Olympus E-510.

#30 'Into The Ocean' by rishio. 10/13/07. Olympus E-510.

#31 'Fresh fish hut' by pjphoto59. 10/13/07. Olympus E-510.

#32 'Silver Streak' by hamster. 10/14/07. Olympus E-500.

#33 'Lift up your Burden' by RSal86. 10/06/07. Olympus E-300.

10-20-2007, 06:23 PM
Congratulations to all the winners! Excellent work.

10-20-2007, 08:31 PM
Im honored to have won first place. Creating this image was a real challenge and im happy to report that this image is right out of the camera, no editing as be done beside resizing for forum purposes. To learn more on how this was done, i created a thread with gallery and video for fourthirdsphoto.com community to view and learn a little from my experience. You can view it here: http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=17543

Thank you very much.

10-21-2007, 04:05 AM
Congratulations to the winners and participants.

Luc, that high speed technology is WOW!


10-21-2007, 04:43 AM
Congratulations to the winners!

10-21-2007, 07:19 AM
I had to skip this one, but you all had very nice shots!


10-21-2007, 09:57 AM
Congratulations to all entrants, and especially the winners.


10-22-2007, 09:47 PM
Congratulations to the winners. I especially enjoyed this month's contest, because it forced me to try a new (to me) technique.

10-24-2007, 04:46 AM
Congrats Luc, Everyone did a great job.

10-28-2007, 09:48 PM
Wow I hope it not late to say
Congratulations to the winners and participants,
All of image are very great work.

and I like the idea from Noise Filter. Great work my friend.:D:D

11-03-2007, 07:53 PM
Thx guys, its always nice to have some people that appreciate my work. Ho and by the way ive just open my smugmug account if you guys want to take a look. http://milesimages.smugmug.com/