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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #599 (previously labeled #596) - Seats, Benches, Chairs...

 
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Aug 16, 2016 10:50 |  #1

POTN G-series Speed Challenge #596 - Seats, Benches, Chairs

Seats, benches or chairs (singular or plural) with or without people (not pets) sitting on them. Best overall composition will win.


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RESULTS!

A few comments:

M_Six - "Where to sit": An unusual composition, making for a shot I kept coming back to.

Trumper - "Grandstand view but no one seated": An ultra moody shot that stirs the imagination, as a good photo should. I'd maybe try some processing for even more drama?

Maureen Souza - "Empty Seats": Couldn't be easy to get a whole Ferris Wheel focused into one crisp shot, and the result is an excellent challenge entry.

Sibil - "Looking up from a wicker chair": I like old wicker chairs and the craftsmanship involved, and appreciate this unusual viewpoint, but more obvious "chair" in the shot would have been desirable.

Jim Askew - "Remember When Cars Had Real Seats": And how they were better for courting?? A fine nostalgic shot - do you own that car?

OhLook - "Newspaper chair model": Did you make that? If so, I'm impressed by your skill with paper as well as the lighting, focusing and composition.

CarloY - "Nice place, but no takers": Certainly lots of chairs - is there a story behind the lack of customers?

I had to wrestle with the order of winners, but here goes:

WINNERS:

Gold: Trumper - the next challenge is all yours!
Silver: A tie between M-Six and OhLook
Bronze: Maureen Souza

Now, I'd be most interested in know YOUR picks for the podium if YOU had the difficult job of judging this one - go for it!:twisted:


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Post until Monday noon GMT, August 22, 2016.

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  1. Camera -- Canon G-Series Camera G1,G2,G3,G5,G6,G7,G9,G​10,G11,G12,G15,G16,G1 X,G3 X,G5 X,G7 X,G9 X,G1 X mark II,G7 X Mark II and Powershot Pro 1.

  2. Time -- Any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.

  3. Size -- Photo must be no less than 800 pixels and no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS.

  4. Post-Processing -- Do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.

  5. Posting --
    • One photo per photographer in each challenge.
    • Photo title in the message subject line.
    • Camera model.
    • EXIF data, if you like.

  6. Commenting -- No commenting on photos by anyone, including the photographer. Once the winners are declared, photographers can add comments to their images and everyone is invited to discuss.

  7. Photo Display -- Photos must appear in this thread to be eligible.

  8. Questions?-- Send me a PM.

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One challenge every week, on the following schedule:
  • New Topic ... As soon as possible after winning.
  • Posting Starts ... Right after topic is announced.
  • Posting Stops ... Monday noon GMT.
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Aug 16, 2016 11:15 |  #2

Where to sit?

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Aug 17, 2016 15:15 |  #3

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Aug 17, 2016 22:21 |  #4

Empty Seats

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Aug 18, 2016 12:59 |  #5

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Aug 18, 2016 17:50 |  #6

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Aug 21, 2016 21:19 |  #7

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Aug 22, 2016 01:37 |  #8

Nice place, but no takers?
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Aug 22, 2016 10:17 |  #9

Thanks everyone! Challenge now closed and I'll have the results ASAP.




  
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Aug 22, 2016 17:33 |  #10

Results now at the top.




  
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Aug 22, 2016 18:11 |  #11

Congrats to the winners. I loved the shots.

teekay wrote in post #18097206 (external link)
[Sibil - "Looking up from a wicker chair": I like old wicker chairs and the craftsmanship involved, and appreciate this unusual viewpoint, but a bit more obvious "chair" in the shot would have been desirable.

Thanks for the observation. I often try for different / unexpected kind of perspectives with the images I enter into competitions; to get a feel for what you all experts think. Sometimes the pictures receives some kind of positive feedback, but often they do not :cry: I just learn and move on.

Thank you for hosting and judging.




  
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Aug 22, 2016 18:38 |  #12

Congratulations to the winners, and cheers for the other contributors. teekay, thank you for awarding me half of the silver medal. I guess it's semicircular?

teekay wrote in post #18097206 (external link)
OhLook - "Newspaper chair model": Did you make that? If so, I'm impressed by your skill with paper as well as the lighting, focusing and composition.

I did, originally for World Wide Photo Week in the Activities forum. The excellence in lighting technique that you noticed was achieved by placing the object near a window. Pfft.

Now, I'd be most interested in know YOUR picks for the podium if YOU had the difficult job of judging this one - go for it!

Gold: M_Six
Silver and bronze: Sibil and Jim Askew, in an undetermined order
. . . and mine wouldn't place at all--not from modesty, but because I think theirs are better.


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Aug 22, 2016 20:39 |  #13

Love that shot, Trumper. Very moody indeed. Kudos on the win.

Also love the newspaper chair. Very nicely done on all counts, OhLook.

Jim, very cool car seat. I remember those days. Just an AM radio, no seat belts, no a/c, metal dashboard. I'm amazed I survived driving cars like that.

If I had to judge I would have gone with Trumper 1st, OhLook a very close second, and JimAskew 3rd.


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Aug 23, 2016 04:37 |  #14

Congrats winners. And nice job hosting, teekay. You had a hard one to judge this week.
I liked all the photos and find it hard to choose the top three.
Jim's car seat brings back memories for sure. And that chair, OhLook, is very creative :-)

I ran out of time to get out and find something this week (and nothing in the archives shot with a G-series).
I decided to paint the exterior of the house this week due to the excellent (if not too hot) weather.
Still about 20% to go. At least the end is in sight.
Hopefully, my arms and back will last :-)


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Aug 23, 2016 05:31 |  #15

Crikey i wasn't expecting that one ,for me when i first saw M Sixes where to sit photo i thought that was the winner and that was before anyone else had posted.
As ever all the photos made the job harder and i didn't envy Teekay this week.
So thanks for the nod ,i will put a new challenge up in a minute :)




  
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