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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #481 - A dominant color

 
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Apr 22, 2014 12:49 |  #1

Challenge #481 - A dominant color
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A colorful group of entries this week, thanks a lot to all. Nine beautiful pictures and a difficult decision for the judge. I made my private notes and picked the winners before writing the comments in an attempt to present meaningful impressions.

Comments in the order of appearance:

  • teekay – G1 – ORANGE: Sunset in Bryce Canyon, Utah
    I'm not sure how much goes to the natural color of the rocks and how much to the sunset, but the overall result is delighting. The canyon itself is beautiful. A great picture to start the challenge!
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  • JimAskew – G11 – Yellow - The Eyes Are Watching!
    Not too many yellow pixels, really, but with those eyes and the powerful sight there is no doubt: Yellow is the dominant color. And the owl (is it a owl ?) is a very good lucking wild bird. Second good entry for the week, and counting ...
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  • Maureen Souza – Pro1 – Juicy & Sweet
    The idea of 'Juicy & Sweet' is visually described by the shiny surfaces of the bowl and the strawberries. The shine and the sharp focus enhance the deep red color that dominates the composition randomly broken by the green sepals. Another one of the nine great entries, thanks Maureen.
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  • northants nin – G12 - PURPLE…..
    You made me smile showing the same purple color that was the beginning of this challenge with the 'veronicas' and 'cucuruchos' of my pictures of the holy week. :)
    Leaving the color aside, I imagine this flower as the garden representation of fireworks. The other flowers, out of focus and blended with the green background complete the idea of an explosion of color, purple color, of course! ...
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  • Spoco57 – G1X – Bright Massage
    Interesting picture! No matter how many posters / ornaments / announcements they put there, the bright red is the main feature of the business front. A kind of Thai 'spa'? At the same time, the red can't hide the bamboo details, the objects displayed in the lower windows or the texture of the small glasses in the upper row.
    I want one of those gift vouchers announced!. Is the photo taken in Ireland? I noted the .ie domain name of their web site.
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  • OhLook – G15 – Rose washed by rain
    One flower, a lonely color, and the possibility of analyze the shades as we do in a Black and White picture. I think it is really a unique and clever way to present a picture for the challenge of dominant color. To complement the elements of interest, the position of the petals and the conspicuous dew / rain drop play an important role in the composition.
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  • GMHY – G1X - Shades of blue
    The flat mass of sky and the deep blue water with the texture of the waves are enough for a photo with a dominant color, but don't make it necessarily interesting.
    Several things add to that interest: the reflection of the clear sky in the water, the ground and vegetation breaking the horizon line, the fact that all the colors in the ground and houses are neutral and the absence of green in the trees. A beautiful landscape that fits the theme.
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  • Raven – G16 – Hot Pink Azalea
    Another explosion of color. the hot pinks and the greens are equally saturated and luminous, but the flowers in the focus plane have a greater area and the volume better defined than the leaves, thus they dominate the scene. I'm wondering if that is the normal color saturation of the camera or if you used a vivid color setting or increased the colors in post processing. Nice picture too.
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  • marie – G2 – Foxglove
    A beautiful cluster of flowers that show the dominant purple color enhanced by the dark green background. I must confess that I have never seen them before, and I'm heavily attracted by the spots inside the flower that resemble small white painted flowers. The ninth beautiful photo to close the weekly challenge. Thank you, marie.
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Counting from one to nine on each new entry was my way to mesure the difficulty of the judging task. After the thirth entry, the nightmare of removing photos from the three top places began. Thank you all, your creativity made this challenge special and now, after choosing the winners, I'm enjoying every entry even more.
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Winners

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OhLook, challenge #482 is yours, congratulations and good luck!

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A dominant color topic description:
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A topic inspired by the comment to my photo of the previous challenge.
I'm not entering the physics realm; take it just as a visual description of a given image. I'm asking for a color that has its presence enhanced by the subject or some characteristic of your photo. Shades of similar colors may work too. I'm hoping to see colors that appear naturally in the composition. Excessive color effects and 'selective color' effects are discouraged to keep the prevalent colors as natural as possible.
Good luck.
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  2. Time -- any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
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  3. Size -- photo must be no less than 800 pixels and no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS.
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  4. Post-Processing -- do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
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Apr 23, 2014 11:42 |  #2

ORANGE: Sunset in Bryce Canyon, Utah

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Apr 24, 2014 15:00 as a reply to  @ teekay's post |  #3

Yellow - The Eyes Are Watching!

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Apr 24, 2014 22:06 as a reply to  @ JimAskew's post |  #4

Juicy & Sweet

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Apr 26, 2014 13:41 |  #5

PURPLE…..

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Apr 26, 2014 18:55 as a reply to  @ northants nin's post |  #6

Bright Massage

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Apr 26, 2014 19:39 as a reply to  @ Spoco57's post |  #7

Rose washed by rain


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Shades of blue

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Hot Pink Azalea

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Foxglove

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Apr 28, 2014 10:31 |  #11

Thanks to all for the colorful participation.

Challenge #481 - A dominant color in now CLOSED for judging

Results later today.


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Apr 29, 2014 02:39 |  #12

WINNERS announced in the first post.

Thanks to all

Comments by participants and visitors are welcome.

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Apr 29, 2014 07:43 as a reply to  @ rpolitsr's post |  #13

Congratulations to OhLook, Teekay,and Maureen...great photos all :-) And thanks to Rafael for a very "colorful" contest...you had your work cut out to select the best three of many beautiful entries submitted this past week! Well done by all :-)


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Apr 29, 2014 10:43 |  #14

Thank you, Rafael, for the win and the difficult work of judging, and thanks to everyone else for submitting the marvelous photos that made Rafael's work so difficult.

A rose is hard to beat for providing pleasing shapes and subtle gradations of shading. My photo began as a response to joayne's weekly challenge last week on the theme "Look What I Found." So joayne gets credit, too!

Maureen--it's funny, but when the Dominant Color theme was announced, I thought "A bowl of strawberries would do it." And you had one.


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Apr 29, 2014 10:46 as a reply to  @ JimAskew's post |  #15

Congratulations to OhLook - that beautiful pink shot would have been my choice, too.. And thanks for the prized #2 spot, Rafael, and the good choice of subject this week.

Finally, although it may have not met the "dominant color" test I really liked Jim's owl.:)




  
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