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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #46 - December

 
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Dec 20, 2005 17:21 |  #1

Challenge #46 - December WINNERS


It really is a hard decision to choose the winners of the contest due to the quality of all the pictures submitted.

We shared the colors of the landscapes from the extreme north of Finland and Alaska with ma-s and MegaTrixel passing through the Japan of in Japan and reaching the California of KC Jewel and Maureen Souza.

We missed the colors of the tropics and the summer in the south, but it is difficult to get everything at the same time.

We saw the family of BobbyT sharing more than just the red colors of Christmas and the gift of Don Ellis that deserved a picture and captured his attention from the conflicts of the World.

We did not miss neither the Christmas Carols of Boutty’s choir nor the contrast in the streets of the big city depicted by BottomBracket.

The picture of marie arrived a bit late, but still in time to share with us her swan’s beauty and joy of not being a turkey in December.

Although I assigned a score to some picture’s attributes to help myself with the winners, I will post them whit just my subjective appreciation.

IMAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/rpolitsr/rpolitsr/varios/onthenet/misc/prize1_ma-s_December.jpg

I like it most because of the composition and beautiful gradation of colors framed by the dark branches.
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IMAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/rpolitsr/rpolitsr/varios/onthenet/misc/prize2_in_Japan_December.jpg

I choose it because of the great balance between the bright orange color of the Pagoda and the surrounding white snow both enhanced by the blue sky in the background.
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IMAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/rpolitsr/rpolitsr/varios/onthenet/misc/prize3_Don_Ellis_December.jpg

It is a very pleasant effect of the checkered cloth wrapping the bottle doubled by its own reflection in the silver hip flask but broken here and there by the white window reflections.
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Those were just my personal preferences. Further constructive comments by the participants and other members of the forum are welcome.

Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to all the participants.

I wish a Happy New Year to all the forum members.

From the northern Finland you are in charge, ma-s
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Challenge #46 - December


This is the first December for the speed challenges, and I think it will be difficult to move the theme far from the Festive Season started by Boutty.
Most of the entries in the last challenge were about Christmas ornaments, and just two involved people.
We may continue with what December is around us.
December is Christmas, of course, and is gifts for we lucky people that can pay for them. It also is Winter for the North, Summer for the South, and has subtle changes for us in the tropics.

Just two rules:
  • Post about December around you. Post about children or people, post about gifts, about the snow or the sun, post about almost everything, better if we can say that the picture was shot in December (without reading EXIF data, of course :) )
  • Do not post more Christmas ornaments as the main subject.


PLEASE REMEMBER:
- The longest side of the image must be exactly 640 pixels.
- To do a fair play with the people that embed their images as attachments, maintain the 100kb size limit even if your picture is in an external server.


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To submit, click "Post Reply" and put your Photo Name in the Subject Line. Don't forget your Camera Model.

Post until Monday noon GMT, 26 December 2005

Photo Submissions

1. Camera -- Canon G-Series Camera (G1,G2,G3,G5,G6) or Pro 1 only.

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 EXACTLY 640 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS. Odd-sized photos ineligible.

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 Name in the message subject line.
* Camera model.

6. Notes -- Name and camera are are you need, but you're welcome to add a story, location, photo tips, brief EXIF data.

7. Commenting -- No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed, comments can be made in this thread.

Time

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
  • Winners Announcement ... Tuesday noon GMT.

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Dec 20, 2005 20:37 |  #2

December California Evening

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Dec 21, 2005 15:26 as a reply to  @ KC Jewel's post |  #3

tis the Season

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Dec 22, 2005 06:04 as a reply to  @ post 1016323 |  #4

Let's sing!

Mary's Boy Child

Long time ago in Bethlehem, so the Holy Bible say
Mary's boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day

CHORUS:
Hark now hear the angels sing, a new King born today
And man will live forever more because of Christmas Day
Trumpets sound and angels sing, listen to what they say
That man will live forever more because of Christmas Day

2. While shepherds watched their flocks by night
They see a bright new shining star
And they heard a choir sing, the music seemed to come from afar

3. Now Joseph and his wife Mary
Came to Bethlehem that night
They found no place to birth her child
Not a single room was in sight

CHORUS

4. By and by they find a nook
In a stable all forlorn
And in a manger cold and dark
Mary's little boy was born

CHORUS

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Dec 22, 2005 15:53 as a reply to  @ Boutty's post |  #5

Sunrise on the Sequoias

I took this shot on my drive home from work yesterday morning. We have very bleak winters, mostly foggy and damp, here in Central California so I felt lucky to get this magnificent view of our majestic mountains. Pro 1.


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Dec 25, 2005 01:49 |  #6

Christmas Spirits

Whatever your beliefs and personal celebrations, thanks to retailers December is about Christmas. The ever-present Christmas music starts even before the month begins, then there's the vacation planning or the arrangements for guests, shopping for presents and wrapping them, hanging the decorations and making the food, and then maybe it's back to the store for exchanges or more bargains.

In the midst of all this is hopefully some thought and love for the people who mean the most to us, and for people who are less fortunate.

In that spirit, here's a little cheer and the most unusual silver hip flask I have ever seen. It was Leela's present this year, but that's another story that I'll tell you later...

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Cheers, everyone,

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Dec 25, 2005 15:59 |  #7

December In The Chugach Mountains

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Sorry to enter yet another landscape... but landscapes are the type of photography I feel most inclined to do. This was shot in moonlight and then I made some PS adjustments. One of these days I may explore noise reduction software. :)

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Dec 25, 2005 23:52 |  #8

Icy Sidewalk

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Dec 26, 2005 02:15 |  #9

Pagoda in Snow

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Dec 26, 2005 04:57 |  #10

Nordic Light of Xmas

December is the darkest month of the year here in the north, a few hundreds of km's south from the Arctic Circle. This photo was taken at 9 AM on the 24th of Dec two years ago from our window. Camera G2, 21 mm, 1/400sec f/2,5, ISO 400. Regards, Markku, waiting for the sun :-)


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Dec 26, 2005 06:00 |  #11

Thank you all for posting!

Contest #46 – December now closed for judging. I will announce the winners as soon as possible.
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Dec 26, 2005 06:09 as a reply to  @ rpolitsr's post |  #12

december swan song

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rpolitsr wrote:
Thank you all for posting!

Contest #46 – December now closed for judging. I will announce the winners as soon as possible.
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'glad I am not a turkey in December'


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Dec 26, 2005 10:39 as a reply to  @ marie's post |  #13

MY G6 is ready to be sent for warranty repair...I hope I'll see you soon.

Happy new year.

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Dec 26, 2005 20:15 |  #14

WINNERS posted.
Please scroll up to the first post.


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Dec 26, 2005 20:37 |  #15

Congratulations to Ma-s, In Japan, and Don for landing in the winner's circle! Lots of good photos this time, with huge variations on the theme. Thanks Rpolitsr for hosting, amd welcome to newcomers BobbyT and Ma-s. Merry Christmas all!


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