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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #195 - Front Doors and Fences

 
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Oct 29, 2008 02:14 |  #1

Challenge #195 - Front Doors and Fences
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Submissions

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Many thanks to all for sharing those beautiful photos.
I will write a brief comment with my subjective impressions for each entry and then I will present to you the winners according to my personal preferences.
  • Kevan_G9 – G9 – Ghent, Belgium
    This is a tight cropping/framing for the door’s photo. Nevertheless, you can imagine the building by watching the stones and the colorful windows around the door. The most interesting detail is the ship (a caravel?) above the lintel. Nice picture.
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  • Michael Wells – G9 – Halloween
    On my description of the theme, I left a door open to the Halloween decoration and got just one picture of it, with beautiful colors, nice composition and all the possible elements placed together on one picture: door, fences and Halloween’s pumpkins, all with harmonic and nice lighting. It would be a winner if that slight blurriness was not there. Nevertheless, it still is a beautiful picture that fits the theme quite well.
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  • teekay – G1 – Closed Doors
    This is another somewhat tight crop, this time with those huge doors as a subject. On a door of normal size, the perfect alignment of the foremost columns with the inner doors and walls would yield a flattening effect, but in this picture the perspective and volume is maintained by the camera aiming toward the top of the columns. Beautiful shot of a beautiful building.
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  • marie – Pro1 – freezing fences
    marie, the fences limiting the narrow track look great as the foreground of another wonderful landscape from your paradise. The contrast between the sun’s rays lighting the colorful trees with the frozen weed is great. The bottom right quadrant looks like an infra-red photography.
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  • Gloubiboulga – G9 – Simple church...
    The architect designed the foremost arc to beautifully frame the inner one and the door, and the picture captures it quite well. The tiles of the bottom’s corridor and the soft shadows above the door’s arc on the top are the key elements to provide volume and perspective on another frontal shot.
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  • Maureen Sousa – Pro1 – Fancy Fence Entrance
    I love the texture of the stones of the fence and the contrast between the flat and simple sheet of metal with the cast iron ornaments of the door. The weather did its job aging the paint and you captured it very well.
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  • Car – G7 – Where to Knock?
    It seems a massive door, with some tiny hinges to hold it in place. The original design and the lack of symmetry of the door’s wings make it an interesting subject while the volume, enhanced by subtle shadows makes it a good photography. Very well done.
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  • 1st - Car – G7 – Where to Knock?
    For the unique design of the door, the pleasant green cast toward the bottom of the photography and its overall good quality.
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  • 2nd - teekay – G1 – Closed Doors
    For the beautiful natural colors, perfect exposure good placing of the camera and its aiming angle.
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  • 3rd - Gloubiboulga – G9 – Simple church...
    For the lighting (shadows) behind the foremost arc and for the camera placing that describes the building detail quite well.
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Car you are on duty now with the always difficult but rewarding job of finding a theme and choosing the winners of challenge #196.
Congratulations and good luck!

Regards

rafael
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Description of the theme:

I hope the terms will apply broadly to houses, buildings, farms etc.
I think that front doors and fences alone can be interesting subjects for creative photography and they are also the favorite places for exhibition of the decorative ideas of these days of October and November: ancient Celtic Samhain festival that evolved into modern Halloween on Oct. 31, the All Saint’s Day on Nov. 1 or the Death’s Day on Nov. 2.

So show us your best effort photographing Front Doors and/or Fences as pure architectural elements or decorated with the typical above mentioned ornaments.

Be creative and enjoy the challenge.
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Post until Monday noon GMT (external link), 3th November 2008.

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  1. Camera -- Canon G-Series Camera (G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G9, G10) or Pro 1 only.
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    • One photo per photographer in each challenge.
    • Photo Title in the message subject line.
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  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.
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Oct 29, 2008 20:18 |  #2

Ghent, Belgium

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Oct 30, 2008 20:40 |  #3

Halloween

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Oct 31, 2008 11:09 as a reply to  @ Michael Wells's post |  #4

Closed Doors

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Oct 31, 2008 19:26 as a reply to  @ teekay's post |  #5

freezing fences

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Nov 01, 2008 09:04 |  #6

Simple church…

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Nov 01, 2008 11:25 as a reply to  @ Gloubiboulga's post |  #7

Fancy Fence Entrance

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Nov 02, 2008 18:51 as a reply to  @ Maureen Souza's post |  #8

Where to Knock?

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Nov 03, 2008 06:00 |  #9

Many thanks to all for those beautiful submissions.

The challenge #195 - Front Doors and Fences is now CLOSED.

Winners will be announced as soon as possible.


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challenge #195 - Front Doors and Fences: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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Nov 03, 2008 13:17 as a reply to  @ rpolitsr's post |  #11

I loved this challenge… Thanks rpolitsr for it and for the placing too ;)
Marie, I've already said it (and certainly will again…), I'm fond of the way you "see and capture" elements around you ! I've never travel to Ireland (and would really love to) but I've been in Scotland, and I have to say that this part of the world is really breathtaking. You have a lot of luck :)

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Nov 03, 2008 14:23 as a reply to  @ Gloubiboulga's post |  #12

Congrats to winners Car, Teekay, and Gloubiboulga! Great shots all!:) Thanks, Rafael, for hosting this week, and for the interesting subject! Thanks for your ever helpful comments, also. I hadn't noticed it until I read your remarks, but my picture is not sharp. I'll need to figure out what I did wrong. Thanks again!

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Nov 03, 2008 14:33 |  #13

Congrats to you all!

I a-doored all the photos.

Sorry, I ate too much candy corn during Halloween.

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Nov 03, 2008 15:05 as a reply to  @ Kevan's post |  #14

What an impressive collection of doors; some small, some large, and some massive . . . and a nice fence shot too, marie! Great challenge, and congrats to the winners!




  
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Nov 03, 2008 15:54 as a reply to  @ tomy's post |  #15

Congratuations to Teekay and Gloubiboulga!:smile:
Thanks, Rafael, for hosting this week and for the beautiful presentation of submissions and winners - don't anyine be expecting the same for the next challenge:oops:
My door is from sunny Barcelona and resides at the gable end of the building photographed below. We were only there for a few hours for a stop-over but it is a beautiful city and one that I would love to return to in the future.

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"Car you are on duty now with the always difficult but rewarding job of finding a theme and choosing the winners of challenge #196.
Congratulations and good luck!

Regards

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