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Jun 13, 2005 08:49 |  #1

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P-o-t.n G series Spreed Challenge competition # 18

topic ~ blowing in the wind ~

congratulations to each and everyone one of you .

I loved all the pictures. nothing is as easy as it sounds .
none of the comps are easy.
making a picture happen is harder then just coming across one, if you get my drift
(drifting.............​. in the wind )

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I found it very difficult and send even more good wishes to all those who went before me, who won and who had to 'judge'
it is not an easy task
I want to thank all for the thought and the preparation gone into getting the pictures ready for showing.

daily life comes between these things sometimes and we may have an even harder fight on our hands, just trying to concentrate
thats why I especially say thank you to each and everyone

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# 1 first

' In Japan'

~ Swimming Upstream ~

I love the design and colours and the movement in the wind

the fish shapes really do add to it all showing their 'blowing in the wind' look
very clever, whoever came up with the fishy design as it's very attractive
lovely composition in the photograph with the clear blue sky and green background lower down
the title is terrific. can almost see their swimming 'against the tide' , in this case the beautiful breeeze

congratulations

# 2 second

'Txfirebug'

~ Red White and Blue ~

beautiful shot
the patterns and colours of each flag compliment each other
so alike yet different

~ different stars and different stripes make for peaceful days and nights,
gently blowing in the wind joining folk of similar kin ~

I love the strong white band which shows on the flags also (near the pole)
lovely well taken shot

congratulations



# 3 third

'Gewb'

~ Stormy Afternoon ~

the wind movements certainly show here
not an illusion that those clouds are acting very blustery up in the sky
beautiful density on the left of the picture moving from darkness to light.

~ swirling motion in the skies catches the corner of my eye ~
lovely picture

congratulations

sincerely, I found it very hard to judge them , and , as it's only one point of view it's not the 'last word' on any of the lovely pictures

congratulations to all of you

the list which follows is in order as to how the entries were submitted
( the first three winners being listed above )

KC. Jewel
~ A Kite Tail ~

colours and patterns of the kite are lovely
the wind is doing it's best to lift the kite higher
overall maybe the composition needs a slightly different approach as the end of the kite is missing.
that's the wind for you
the background is slightly slanted
the pole on the left is distracting from the white ribbons in the make up of the kite
if it had got a chance to lift itself higher, the sky would have made the background perfect
but ..so be it. it looks like a fun kite to handle

Boutty

~ Peace and Joy ~

the picture of the windsocks is very nice
the water does not show me 'peaceful lake' though
I imagine it did while you were there,
the scene must have been very peaceful to look at in reality

in the photograph the rigid water patterns and blurry grass suggest the shot was taken from a fair distance
I like the windsocks very much and can see that is the main focus and idea of entering the shot
somehow the whole scene together does not seem to work too well.


Gnasher

~ Wind Enthusiast ~

you mention the wind was very stormy.
the picture does not really show the wind causing the mishaps, weather/whether (pun) it did or not
but there had to be wind for anyone to have a fun day out like it
it's difficult to capture a storm in action
even though it did turn things over
nice that you captured the scene

Abat

~ Flap ~

the colours are very nice and the blurry look shows movement, but also causes some confusion in the overall picture. here and there.
it's difficult to know which part of the picture is making a point

it's a very good title. I love the sound of material flapping in the wind and could almost hear it


Cyclone

~ Scared of my Shadow ~

Very nice collage put together
I am not surprised the leaves are scared of their shadow
they show movement alright but the shadow is dominant
lovely colours and effect.
a feeling of isolation

Digidog

~ Summer Breeze ~

beautiful shot of the tree
the light seems to be late afternoon
( was that particular 'glow' added on later ? )
I am wondering what is causing the foreground to be so much in shadow

the tree is stark and beautiful
even a bird is perched on top for good measure
the air balloons drifting by make for a relaxing scene as they move gently along , carried by the wind
wondering did you do anything 'special' to the picture

Zero

~ the Dance of Six Seconds ~

I think this is Infrared
it's very nice , being of mystical quality
looking at it, images of what I want to see are not really there ,
like the elusive butterfly, it just escapes my inner and outer vision

D Chemist

~ Hang On ~

the 'sail' is up there alright being held in strong arms of the wind
the horizon is slightly slanted, towards the left where it brings the man down a bit, more so then he would have been normally
it's a nice shot

Gkuenning

~ Anybody got a Barette ~

the hair blowing like that is great. and very casual
even his face seems to be moving in the wind
I don't know what a barette is

he seems to be running ?
nice shot

Autumn

~ Abandoment mono ~

lovely shot
it gives a feeling of movement,
enough almost to get dizzy when looking up. which is good in this case

Raw

~ Let the wind lead the way ~

That's excellent
pointing north, south, east and west , the wind makes the choices
I like it very much and understand the message.
it's a lovely weather vane

thanks very much to everyone.
remember it's only one point of view for the moment (and not a great one )
and, it changes like the wind

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Jun 13, 2005 11:39 |  #2

Congrats to the winners! Great job Marie. Nothing 'special' with my photo - all as seen (apart from slight levels adjustment of foreground to lighten it slightly). It was 8:30 in the evening. The shadows in the foreground were from a row of trees at the edge of the field behind me. The balloons could have been a bit closer so probably a bit too much of a tree shot (as opposed to wind) - I can't help liking trees so much :)
Once again, good job with the judging (more difficult than you think isn't it).




  
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Jun 13, 2005 15:21 as a reply to  @ digidog's post |  #3

Well-judged Marie and congratulations to all the winners. Some great shots of a very interesting subject. I particularly liked gewb's as it had that "mood" I look for and I also had Zero and Boutty on my shortlist. If Zero could comment a bit on infrared that would be great.

I was trying to capture a flag in a different way. I wanted it blurred to show motion and didn't have a tripod with me so I ended up bracing my camera against the flagpole and using the ND filter and a polariser to get the shutter speed down. The shot's missing something - maybe something in hard focus to balance and anchor it.

BTW, I've found this little square of slightly padded non-slip webbing material in our kitchen draw and find it good to brace my camera on when I'm travelling light. Don't know what it's called but I could post a picture if anyone's interested.

Look forward to your challenge, In Japan.


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Jun 13, 2005 15:43 |  #4

Yes, abat, please post a picture of that webbing. Sounds interesting.

Marie, I didn't realize "barette" is an Americanism. It's a type of hair clip, usually decorative. Never worn by men. :-)

The guy isn't running; he was a fellow passenger on a Rhine cruise last Saturday. WIth the natural Rhine wind (there were some happy windsurfers) and the speed of the boat, there was quite a breeze. It was my best opportunity for the contest, so I took a bunch of shots and cropped the one I liked the best. I also photoshopped (actually Gimped) the lower right corner where there was a distracting bit of boat.


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Jun 13, 2005 16:40 as a reply to  @ gkuenning's post |  #5

Here it is. Apparently used for getting lids of jars. It's about 15cm (6") square and is found in packs of three at supermarkets. You can fold it in half, quarters or whatever shape you want to get a good brace. I've used it a lot lately taking shots around the city, bracing on rails, walls, flagpoles etc.

The clock is a 100% crop from a photo taken at 0.5sec where I braced on a handrail.


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Jun 13, 2005 17:44 as a reply to  @ abat's post |  #6

Wow! Thank you, Marie, for your kind words and for choosing my photo. I am much like you in that I never really expected to win. And congratulations to Txfirebug (second place) and Gewb (third place) for their great work! And of course a big congrats to everyone else who participated, therefore, making these challenges fun and interesting. I find these challenges wonderful opportunities to learn and am always amazed at the creativity many of the people in this forum have. Judging must've been extremely difficult as there were so many great photos - those by "Abandoment Mono", "Flap", and "Peace and Joy" were among my favorites.

Autumn, if you could offer more information about your photo that would be great.

Thank you, Abat, for sharing your discovery of another use for a jar opener. Great Idea! I'm going to add one to my camera bag.

Who's ready for a new challenge?


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Jun 13, 2005 23:39 as a reply to  @ in Japan's post |  #7

Congratulations to in Japan, txfirebug & gewb. Well done marie for an interesting subject and comments. My top list for this challenge were "Flap!", "scared of my shadow", "Swimming Upstream" & "Let the wind lead the way".

Actually I was not happy with my entry at all. It was two pictures collaged together with the lake added to the basement of the windsock's hill. I supposed I have stuffed up the title as marie commented on the lake as originally I named it "Follow The wind".

Shall we follow the wind to Japan for another challenge!?! :p



PS. abat, thanks for the tip for bracing the camera. I will try this one day! ;)




  
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Jun 14, 2005 01:07 as a reply to  @ digidog's post |  #8

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Congrats to the winners! Great job Marie. Nothing 'special' with my photo - all as seen (apart from slight levels adjustment of foreground to lighten it slightly). It was 8:30 in the evening. The shadows in the foreground were from a row of trees at the edge of the field behind me. The balloons could have been a bit closer so probably a bit too much of a tree shot (as opposed to wind) - I can't help liking trees so much
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Once again, good job with the judging (more difficult than you think isn't it).

many thanks for explaining digidog ,

regards the comp judging
it was very hard as you say, as I realised others posting would have seen something different in their shots and they were special
and what right had I to 'judge'


I love trees too. always taking shots of them
they have so much to give and seem to have a life of their own
(which they have )

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but more then that I mean
if the very old ones could talk we would hear a story or two of past generations
:cool: :)

they are the beauties...

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Jun 14, 2005 01:08 as a reply to  @ abat's post |  #9

abat wrote:
Well-judged Marie and congratulations to all the winners. Some great shots of a very interesting subject. I particularly liked gewb's as it had that "mood" I look for and I also had Zero and Boutty on my shortlist. If Zero could comment a bit on infrared that would be great.

I was trying to capture a flag in a different way. I wanted it blurred to show motion and didn't have a tripod with me so I ended up bracing my camera against the flagpole and using the ND filter and a polariser to get the shutter speed down. The shot's missing something - maybe something in hard focus to balance and anchor it.

BTW, I've found this little square of slightly padded non-slip webbing material in our kitchen draw and find it good to brace my camera on when I'm travelling light. Don't know what it's called but I could post a picture if anyone's interested.

Look forward to your challenge, In Japan.

Andrew
I still feel lousy over yours . I saw it was so different and liked it a lot and I saw you had caught the essence of 'blowing in the wind'
but I could'nt really grasp something in the shot which I needed.
I feel like saying sorry but maybe that would not do in a comp

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thanks very much for the advice and photograph about the material for bracing the camera.
seems a terrific idea

thanks again to you and all for your kind replies
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Jun 14, 2005 01:09 as a reply to  @ in Japan's post |  #10

in Japan wrote:
Wow! Thank you, Marie, for your kind words and for choosing my photo. I am much like you in that I never really expected to win. And congratulations to Txfirebug (second place) and Gewb (third place) for their great work! And of course a big congrats to everyone else who participated, therefore, making these challenges fun and interesting. I find these challenges wonderful opportunities to learn and am always amazed at the creativity many of the people in this forum have. Judging must've been extremely difficult as there were so many great photos - those by "Abandoment Mono", "Flap", and "Peace and Joy" were among my favorites.

Autumn, if you could offer more information about your photo that would be great.

Thank you, Abat, for sharing your discovery of another use for a jar opener. Great Idea! I'm going to add one to my camera bag.

Who's ready for a new challenge?

we all are
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good for you and thanks

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Jun 14, 2005 01:10 as a reply to  @ Boutty's post |  #11

Boutty wrote:
Congratulations to in Japan, txfirebug & gewb. Well done marie for an interesting subject and comments. My top list for this challenge were "Flap!", "scared of my shadow", "Swimming Upstream" & "Let the wind lead the way".

Actually I was not happy with my entry at all. It was two pictures collaged together with the lake added to the basement of the windsock's hill. I supposed I have stuffed up the title as marie commented on the lake as originally I named it "Follow The wind".

Shall we follow the wind to Japan for another challenge!?!
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PS. abat, thanks for the tip for bracing the camera. I will try this one day!
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many thanks Boutty

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Jun 14, 2005 01:10 as a reply to  @ gkuenning's post |  #12

gkuenning wrote:
Yes, abat, please post a picture of that webbing. Sounds interesting.

Marie, I didn't realize "barette" is an Americanism. It's a type of hair clip, usually decorative. Never worn by men.
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The guy isn't running; he was a fellow passenger on a Rhine cruise last Saturday. WIth the natural Rhine wind (there were some happy windsurfers) and the speed of the boat, there was quite a breeze. It was my best opportunity for the contest, so I took a bunch of shots and cropped the one I liked the best. I also photoshopped (actually Gimped) the lower right corner where there was a distracting bit of boat.

many thanks gkuenning.
I know what you mean about the 'barette' now

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rhine cruises are the greatest
I was on one for three days
( 3 days is just perfect for a cruise)
it was wonderful, regards service , food, sleeping accom.
people (the people came from all over the united states.
american/germans who were enjoying their first ever visit to germany)
also from other parts of the world
they all made it so very interesting

the staff were wonderful
the weather was perfect
learning all about the towns/castles and vineyards we passed.
it was explained in three or four different languages

stopping over in a few beautiful places which were just wonderful to visit.
a never to be forgotten 'journey'
there was jazz and people dancing in the cobbled streets the night the ship pulled into a beautiful town named 'rudishem' ? (or something like that )
looking at the scene, I thought I died and went to heaven
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fairy lights everywhere. cosy café's with candles lighting up their windows
and that wonderful music
the ship waiting just at the end of the street
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bed and beakfast at the ready.
chocloate bars waiting on the pillow :cool:

the flowers all over and such attractive buildings were so delightful to see. everywhere we stopped by.

anyway, back to base
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good luck in the next comp.

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Jun 14, 2005 03:45 as a reply to  @ marie's post |  #13

marie wrote:
Andrew
I still feel lousy over yours . I saw it was so different and liked it a lot and I saw you had caught the essence of 'blowing in the wind'
but I could'nt really grasp something in the shot which I needed.
I feel like saying sorry but maybe that would not do in a comp
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thanks very much for the advice and photograph about the material for bracing the camera.
seems a terrific idea

thanks again to you and all for your kind replies
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Marie, no need to feel lousy. You choose well. I really enjoyed taking my photo, which to me is the main thing, and to prove it here's another of the same subject. Again, it seems to be missing something, maybe an Autumn leaf in the puddle.

I'm glad people are interested in the portable tripod. Hope you can find it in your shops.


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Jun 14, 2005 04:01 |  #14

Well done Marie. It's always fun to read your posts, and especially so this time, with your eye for a good photo. My congratulations on an interesting topic, and to the fine winner, In Japan, and the runners-up, Txfirebug and Gewb. I enjoyed checking on the entries during the week. Unfortunately I have a project on the go, and my involvement in photography is limited to checking on the forum! I can't wait to be back in the hunt so to speak! Keep up the super entries everyone!


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Jun 14, 2005 05:47 as a reply to  @ marie's post |  #15

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the flowers all over and such attractive buildings were so delightful to see. everywhere we stopped by.

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Just for marie.

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