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acearchie
Aug 19, 2011, 11:26 AM
Weekly Photo Contest (19 Aug - 27 Aug) Topic - Expression(s)

Rules:

1. You may only submit one photo per contest.

2. Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

3. The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread)

4. At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision)

5. The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest.
(Winner has 48 hours to create new theme)

Topic: Expression(s)

Last contest was my first win but due to a complication a few months back I was able to pick the contest and I chose the same topic that seemed to be quite popular. Since a few months have passed I thought everyone might have some new photo's in this topic.

Being about expression the emphasis isn't so much on composition but emotion with the character.

Below are some examples of photo's that I have taken that aren't necessarily great but I like the expression in them.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4836117228_db2422a377.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/4961803664_e0e8d87969.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5313/5831802817_5e9a3d62d9.jpg



h1r0ll3r
Aug 19, 2011, 12:09 PM
http://i.imgur.com/dHpqs.jpg

pmxperience
Aug 19, 2011, 02:51 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6059569993_6e4aaf1d77_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmxperience/6059569993/)
Wonder Wise (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmxperience/6059569993/) by pmxperience (http://www.flickr.com/people/pmxperience/), on Flickr

dcains
Aug 19, 2011, 03:20 PM
Here's a funny one:

http://deanwcains.smugmug.com/photos/103313878_yzmWb-L.jpg

RHVC59
Aug 20, 2011, 12:02 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6062462308_c6f04df053_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhvc59/6062462308/sizes/o/in/set-72157627476795092/)

Juanbond
Aug 20, 2011, 07:38 PM
We have a tradition in our house where our kids get their own birthday cake when they turn one. My son, Charlie, had the time of his life eating his cake.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6063302277_7e582b4b5a_b.jpg

sanPietro98
Aug 20, 2011, 08:39 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6196/6063982520_8ea868f588_b.jpg

Keleko
Aug 20, 2011, 08:53 PM
Disgusted - It was candid, not posed.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5988967279_d8277864e0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22077805@N07/5988967279/)
Make a Face (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22077805@N07/5988967279/) by Gerg1967 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22077805@N07/), on Flickr

loverumors
Aug 20, 2011, 09:51 PM
My son is very serious about his(mine) iPad.

Ravaroo
Aug 21, 2011, 03:18 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6189/6064809484_e134e08798_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravaroo/6064809484/)
DSC_1286 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravaroo/6064809484/) by Ravaroo (http://www.flickr.com/people/ravaroo/), on Flickr

AlexH
Aug 21, 2011, 08:27 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/4051303676_45c28e875e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital3x/4051303676/)
Funny faces... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital3x/4051303676/) by DigitAl3x (http://www.flickr.com/people/digital3x/), on Flickr

JDDavis
Aug 22, 2011, 08:03 PM
http://jddavis.zenfolio.com/img/v33/p469902570-5.jpg

Waybo
Aug 22, 2011, 09:59 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6195/6078213089_9ce2f4d6f7_b.jpg
ISO 400, 65mm, 0 ev, f/5, 1/60

acearchie
Aug 23, 2011, 03:46 AM
Hey guys, Just realised that I will be in a car all thursday and a boat all saturday so I will close the contest on Saturday night (the 27th). Hope that's ok with everyone!

Razeus
Aug 23, 2011, 08:16 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2546/5757332702_d04ca23df5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photobyharris/5757332702/)
Little Bride's Maid (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photobyharris/5757332702/) by Photobyharris (http://www.flickr.com/people/photobyharris/), on Flickr

zildjansg
Aug 24, 2011, 04:57 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6137/6000254451_a82fe4899f_z.jpg
My 3 days old baby Yogurt

pakyooh
Aug 24, 2011, 05:12 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/6020911676_178b96c793_b.jpg

acearchie
Aug 25, 2011, 03:16 AM
Last chance for me to bump the thread before I close it and judge on saturday so get your entries in!

acearchie
Aug 27, 2011, 05:42 AM
Hey guys I will close the contest at 1pm GMT (roughly 2 hours from now) and then have the results up shortly after so get in any last minute photos!

acearchie
Aug 27, 2011, 09:20 AM
Hi guys, sorry for the day delay but here are the results:

http://i.imgur.com/dHpqs.jpg

Nice shot. A great little face. Would have maybe been nice if the expression was more at the camera. As added interest it might have been interesting if we saw the expression of the person behind.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6059569993_6e4aaf1d77_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmxperience/6059569993/)
Wonder Wise (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmxperience/6059569993/) by pmxperience (http://www.flickr.com/people/pmxperience/), on Flickr

Gazing into the distance, I often find myself doing this just wondering about what will happen next. I don't know what lens you were using but I personally would have gone for a slightly shallow depth of field as the background is a bit distracting for me. I like the colours in the warm highlights and cool shadows. I wouldn't know unless I tried it out but since she is looking off to the (camera) left maybe she should be framed over to the right instead of central?

Here's a funny one:

http://deanwcains.smugmug.com/photos/103313878_yzmWb-L.jpg

Great picture. I really expected every picture to be human! I love the expression and it really makes me want to figure out what he is thinking. I do wonder if the highlights are blown on the top of the beak though? Photo seems to have a reddish tint to it as well which isn't quite to my taste.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6062462308_c6f04df053_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhvc59/6062462308/sizes/o/in/set-72157627476795092/)

Really nice. Getting the expression without the person realising is always the best! However, I can't quite figure out if she is yawning or gawping at something she has just read. Would have been a bit nicer if the second person were slightly more in focus. Could make the shot a bit warmer in post?

We have a tradition in our house where our kids get their own birthday cake when they turn one. My son, Charlie, had the time of his life eating his cake.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6063302277_7e582b4b5a_b.jpg

Brilliant shot. Love the expression and clarity, the colour of the cake is great as well and has actually made me a bit peckish! I like the fact that the other hand is in the picture but fortunately out of focus. Could do with just a bit more of the hand on the right and the hair at the top. Apart from that a great expression and great photo! I like the way the whole head is in focus as well would like to know the EXIF and camera?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6196/6063982520_8ea868f588_b.jpg

Nice shot. A feeling of excitement perhaps? Would be nice to know what has prompted her face. The sun looks quite high in the sky (midday/early afternoon?) and it's lucky that the highlights on the hair are not blown out. If the light was lower there may have been some nice shadows on the face which would have added to the shot but ofcourse you can't recreate expressions like this! It feels a little high in the framing. Maybe cropping the photo to bring her higher to the top third would work?

Disgusted - It was candid, not posed.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5988967279_d8277864e0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22077805@N07/5988967279/)
Make a Face (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22077805@N07/5988967279/) by Gerg1967 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22077805@N07/), on Flickr

Really nice. I love kids that make this face and it's one that as you get older you just don't see so much of! Love the separation from the background? Would like to know what lens was used? (Feels to me like a 70-200esque lens). I also like the soft light on the face which is nice considering that there is some hard sunlight in the background. Great framing as well for getting everything in and having some leeway above the head so as to not feel so squashed!

My son is very serious about his(mine) iPad.
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=299819&d=1313894956

Another lovely shot. B&W is probably a good choice for this image as I can imagine that the light maybe quite yellow? I would like to see the colour version if possible. A great expression one of extreme concentration and he seems completely detached from what is around him which makes it a perfect photo opportunity. It's really nice getting the light off the ipad on his face and the light on the back of his hoody.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6189/6064809484_e134e08798_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravaroo/6064809484/)
DSC_1286 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravaroo/6064809484/) by Ravaroo (http://www.flickr.com/people/ravaroo/), on Flickr

Nice to get two expressions in the same shot. Could do with a bit more focus to ensure that the guy in the backgrounds face is sharp. I can see a flash is used and it would have been a bit nicer if there was a bit more of a balance between the background light. You haven't shared your exif data but I wonder if you could maybe lower the aperture or slow the shutter speed so to get a bit more light in the background.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/4051303676_45c28e875e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital3x/4051303676/)
Funny faces... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital3x/4051303676/) by DigitAl3x (http://www.flickr.com/people/digital3x/), on Flickr

A lovely expression but I feel the selective colouring is unnecessary as it attracts me straight to his googles when I should really be looking at his eyes and expression in general. I don't know quite what your motivation was for the selective colour but I think it would have been nice in pure B&W or just colour. The blue is also still visible in the highlights on the reflection of the flooring which is slightly distracting.

http://jddavis.zenfolio.com/img/v33/p469902570-5.jpg

Lovely, in her own little world! Would have been nice to have the top of the slide in the frame just so the circle isn't interrupted. Great blue of the eyes helps draw you into the centre however, and the green of the top and the hair clip is a nice touch although not intentional!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6195/6078213089_9ce2f4d6f7_b.jpg
ISO 400, 65mm, 0 ev, f/5, 1/60

A great expression and nice to get a side on of them. I am a bit confused as to what the background is though as it almost looks like the background has been cut out in photoshop (apologies if not). I think because there isn't something in the background it feels a bit flat and I think you have fired the flash which has reduced the shadows also adding to the flatness. Great faces from both subjects though!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2546/5757332702_d04ca23df5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photobyharris/5757332702/)
Little Bride's Maid (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photobyharris/5757332702/) by Photobyharris (http://www.flickr.com/people/photobyharris/), on Flickr

Great little face. Initial thoughts is a pity a flash was used however, upon closer inspection I realise that it is actually the reflection of your white shirt! Overall the shot feels quite bright and I realise how difficult it can be to get the exposure right on the face without blowing out the highlights. Really nice focus although I would have maybe stopped down to maybe f2.8 to try and get the front of the hair in focus. I'm not 100% sure what her expression is though.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6137/6000254451_a82fe4899f_z.jpg
My 3 days old baby Yogurt

Congratulations! And what a great picture to show on the 18th birthday! An absolutely brilliant smile and I commend you on getting the image when at that age all the children I've seen are asleep! Nicely framed as well. To perfect the image I would have tried to get the thumb out of the frame and maybe made it a tad brighter?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/6020911676_178b96c793_b.jpg

Great faces and lovely soft light with the occasional dapple of sunlight! What was the colour version light as I can imagine the sunlight may have looked quite nice? Great to have the focus on the little girls face but it would also be nice to have the focus on the woman behind as for me her expression is just as important.

Thanks for all your input and I hope you enjoyed the topic. Please take all of my comments with a pinch of salt. I am only a student and don't feel qualified to really know what I'm saying!

At the top it was a very close battle for these top three and it could have really been a number of people. However, a decision has to be made.

3rd: Keleko, love the expression and I hope to get a similar lens so I can grab some pictures just like this! It's great that the expression is made looking straight at the camera without actually making it for the camera!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5988967279_d8277864e0_b.jpg

2nd: Loverumors, I would suggest everyone to click on the attachment and view full size as the small thumbnail doesn't do it justice! Could you maybe post the colour version? (I am just interested to see the colour of the light surrounding him as it is a great B&W!)

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=299819&d=1313894956

1st: Juanbond, great expression and the sort of photo that will be a good one to embarrass him when he brings over his first girlfriend! My dad has plenty of these of me and they are great to look back on! Well done!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6063302277_7e582b4b5a_b.jpg

So now it's over to Juanbond for the next contest! I look forward to entering, I've missed it this week!

Chappers
Aug 27, 2011, 11:08 AM
Juanbond - congratulations. It reminded me of several I have of my son.

Some really great photos this week and great judging.

Keleko
Aug 27, 2011, 04:29 PM
Great job with the judging. I'm glad to see others judges using the quoted images, too. It is so nice to read the judgement post that way.

There were indeed a lot of great shots in this contest. I'm honored to be among those who placed.

You're gonna laugh about my lens... I was using the nifty fifty - Canon 50mm f/1.8 II set to f/2.8.

mackmgg
Aug 27, 2011, 05:01 PM
Congrats Juanbond!

Great job with the judging. I'm glad to see others judges using the quoted images, too. It is so nice to read the judgement post that way.

Yeah! Another thing, can future judges put another thumbnail by the winners? It's something small, but seems like it would be even nicer

acearchie
Aug 27, 2011, 05:17 PM
Congrats Juanbond!



Yeah! Another thing, can future judges put another thumbnail by the winners? It's something small, but seems like it would be even nicer

Done and dusted!

Juanbond
Aug 27, 2011, 07:39 PM
I was surprised to see that I was the winner this week. There were some great pictures and I had lots of fun looking at them during the week. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words and this theme confirms that.

I have put up a new contest here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13256154&posted=1#post13256154).

When I do the judging next week I will try and include thumbnails of the winners--I think that was a great recommendation. There is a tutorial floating around in the forums somewhere about how to do thumbnails, but I can't find it. Does anyone know where that is?


Thanks again!

Razeus
Aug 27, 2011, 08:30 PM
Lol. No flash was used. Hair in focus? Really? Do you think that her hair is significant overall to the photo? Or would you say it was more of the eyes and face? The shot is clean and clear overall with great color and lighting; the blown out portions of the background are irrelevant to the overall feel of the photo. You don't know what her expression is? Any parent can recognize the expression that displays a look of when they know they are in trouble and at the same, a child's innocence. The POV is intended to show a parents perspective.

First and 3rd place winners are clearly snap shots that belong in a family album. Certainly not something that goes in a photography book or one's portfolio. Is a child's face covered with food that original for this "brilliant shot"? The kid left hand is a distracting element in the photo.

The 3rd place winner, the girls face is not lit and hides her expression. Her face is in the shadows so to speak Not to mention the tight crop making her proportions with the background...off.

2nd place winner is the best photo of your "top 3".

Of course, this is subjective and I don't expect many to tell great photos from merely snapshots of the family album, but for a "photography contest", I'd expect better judging and much better entries to rank in the top 3.

acearchie
Aug 28, 2011, 05:07 AM
Lol. No flash was used. Hair in focus? Really? Do you think that her hair is significant overall to the photo? Or would you say it was more of the eyes and face? The shot is clean and clear overall with great color and lighting; the blown out portions of the background are irrelevant to the overall feel of the photo. You don't know what her expression is? Any parent can recognize the expression that displays a look of when they know they are in trouble and at the same, a child's innocence. The POV is intended to show a parents perspective.

First and 3rd place winners are clearly snap shots that belong in a family album. Certainly not something that goes in a photography book or one's portfolio. Is a child's face covered with food that original for this "brilliant shot"? The kid left hand is a distracting element in the photo.

The 3rd place winner, the girls face is not lit and hides her expression. Her face is in the shadows so to speak Not to mention the tight crop making her proportions with the background...off.

2nd place winner is the best photo of your "top 3".

Of course, this is subjective and I don't expect many to tell great photos from merely snapshots of the family album, but for a "photography contest", I'd expect better judging and much better entries to rank in the top 3.

Right, where to start. Firstly, I stated that no flash was used.

I realise that the eyes and mouth are the centre point of the photo but for me the hair being in focus at the back of the head and not at the front is distracting for me.

I agree that it's a good photo but to say that the blown out areas are irrelevant to the photo is not right in my opinion as they are there and are therefore distracting when I view the photo.

I'm no parent therefore from what you have said I am perfectly able to say that I don't know what her expression is.

This is considered a consumer forum and therefore a lot of people on here do this for a hobby and not for money. I'm sorry if some of the photo's wouldn't sit well in your portfolio but personally I think it's quite rude to instantly dismiss everyone else's photo's because they do not meet your rigorous high standards.

I am no professional but there have been contests where I feel that I could have made the top 3 instead of some other photo's but I have kept my mouth closed because I realise that this is a subjective contest and therefore there will be several different winners in several different judges eyes.

Can I ask where you think my judging lacked? What would you have changed? I feel that your post is actually quite aggressive and the first real non-constructive negativity that I have received on these forums which on the whole have really helped me out.

I'm sorry that I couldn't match the high standards that you require but I did state right at the beginning of the contest that I would focus slightly more on the expression and how it effects me. Also at the bottom of my judging I state that I am in no way qualified for the "judging" roll and to take all my comments with a pinch of salt yet you still come out to clearly bash the way I have done things.

fitshaced
Aug 28, 2011, 05:15 AM
Lol. No flash was used. Hair in focus? Really? Do you think that her hair is significant overall to the photo? Or would you say it was more of the eyes and face? The shot is clean and clear overall with great color and lighting; the blown out portions of the background are irrelevant to the overall feel of the photo. You don't know what her expression is? Any parent can recognize the expression that displays a look of when they know they are in trouble and at the same, a child's innocence. The POV is intended to show a parents perspective.

First and 3rd place winners are clearly snap shots that belong in a family album. Certainly not something that goes in a photography book or one's portfolio. Is a child's face covered with food that original for this "brilliant shot"? The kid left hand is a distracting element in the photo.

The 3rd place winner, the girls face is not lit and hides her expression. Her face is in the shadows so to speak Not to mention the tight crop making her proportions with the background...off.

2nd place winner is the best photo of your "top 3".

Of course, this is subjective and I don't expect many to tell great photos from merely snapshots of the family album, but for a "photography contest", I'd expect better judging and much better entries to rank in the top 3.
Wow, sore loser ha! Not sure what you expect from an online free for all photo contest. If you feel the judging isn't up to standard then perhaps you need to find a different form.

I was impressed with the quality of entries in this one and thought it would be very difficult to judge. Those who feel they deserved better, build a bridge and get over it.

Razeus
Aug 28, 2011, 01:10 PM
Sorry if you think my critique is harsh or negative, but this is life in the world. Even harsher when it comes to photography. I don't sugar coat things and I've been noticing this trend in these weekly contests lately have been less than par, an almost point and shoot quality. If you can't handle critique that will raise your skill level, then ignore what I say. You're better off in the photo of the day" thread. If you do want to raise your skill level, then take the criticism. I'll be doing more of these "Top 3" critiques going forward. I expect more from "photo enthusiasts". Especially if you're going to enter photos in a contest. Sore loser? Please, I've won 2 or 3 of these things out of about 10-12 entries I've made over the last couple of years.

Keleko
Aug 28, 2011, 02:56 PM
The way I do it is to quote each picture posted using the "+" icon for them before you start your reply. Then use one of the TIMG plugins for your preferred browser to make them all show up properly. Sometimes the plugin will miss a few of the quoted images, so you'll have to edit it manually (look at how the others converted to TIMG tags and do any that were missed the same way). Directly uploaded images to the forum don't show up in the quoted reply, though, so you can't really do anything about those without extra work on your part.

fitshaced
Aug 28, 2011, 04:51 PM
Sorry if you think my critique is harsh or negative, but this is life in the world. Even harsher when it comes to photography. I don't sugar coat things and I've been noticing this trend in these weekly contests lately have been less than par, an almost point and shoot quality. If you can't handle critique that will raise your skill level, then ignore what I say. You're better off in the photo of the day" thread. If you do want to raise your skill level, then take the criticism. I'll be doing more of these "Top 3" critiques going forward. I expect more from "photo enthusiasts". Especially if you're going to enter photos in a contest. Sore loser? Please, I've won 2 or 3 of these things out of about 10-12 entries I've made over the last couple of years.

Just like you have a right to give you're Judgement of Judging on here, anyone with access to the internet is free to upload a pic to these weekly competitions.

I think you're taking the point of these things far too seriously. You're better off finding a new forum that meets your heavenly wisdom in photography.

I would suggest however that you create your own thread after judging so that people can avoid your arrogance if they wish.

Keleko
Aug 28, 2011, 05:28 PM
Sorry if you think my critique is harsh or negative, but this is life in the world. Even harsher when it comes to photography. I don't sugar coat things and I've been noticing this trend in these weekly contests lately have been less than par, an almost point and shoot quality. If you can't handle critique that will raise your skill level, then ignore what I say. You're better off in the photo of the day" thread. If you do want to raise your skill level, then take the criticism. I'll be doing more of these "Top 3" critiques going forward. I expect more from "photo enthusiasts". Especially if you're going to enter photos in a contest. Sore loser? Please, I've won 2 or 3 of these things out of about 10-12 entries I've made over the last couple of years.

I actually think it would be nice to hear from others on what they would pick after the contest has been judged by the "official" judge. Critique is the only way we're going to get better, so hearing from others on what they like and dislike is helpful. That's also where the challenge photo thread are supposed to help us because they encourage critiques of photos.

Personally I thought the kid with the iPad was the best photo of the bunch, too, but I wasn't judging this one. Each judge is going to have their own likes and dislikes. It can easily be a less experienced photographer who ends up judging because they happened to have a good photo that the previous contest judge liked the best. I've also heard from well known photographers in the field that what matters most is what NON-photographers think about your pictures. Chances are those are the people that are most likely going to pay you to do it (if you want to get any money from it). What they like and what photographers like can be quite different.

fitshaced
Aug 28, 2011, 05:48 PM
I actually think it would be nice to hear from others on what they would pick after the contest has been judged by the "official" judge. Critique is the only way we're going to get better, so hearing from others on what they like and dislike is helpful. That's also where the challenge photo thread are supposed to help us because they encourage critiques of photos.

Personally I thought the kid with the iPad was the best photo of the bunch, too, but I wasn't judging this one. Each judge is going to have their own likes and dislikes. It can easily be a less experienced photographer who ends up judging because they happened to have a good photo that the previous contest judge liked the best. I've also heard from well known photographers in the field that what matters most is what NON-photographers think about your pictures. Chances are those are the people that are most likely going to pay you to do it (if you want to get any money from it). What they like and what photographers like can be quite different.

I think these competitions server 2 purposes. 1. to get views on your work and 2. should you manage to win one of these, improve your judging skills (which aids your attention to detail for your own work).

If photos are to be judged by everyone, put them in the POTD thread. Or create your own and ask for views. Not winning one of these weekly competitions doesnt demote you into photography for the blind. Its just a game of tag at the end of the day (or week).

Juanbond
Aug 28, 2011, 09:51 PM
During the day I work as a financial analyst. I bought my camera so that I could experiment and take pictures as I travel for work (and take pictures of my kids). Iíve never made money from my pictures and I probably never will. The reason I enjoy this weekly contest so much is because, TYPICALLY, it is run and judged by hobbyists like myself. I donít stand a chance in professional contests reviewed by professional judges. I love to look at entries during the week, pick my own winners, and see how I compare with the judge. Rarely, if ever, are my picks the same as the judgeÖand I like that.

I may not have deserved to win this week, but clearly there was something about my entry that resonated with the judge. When I judge next week I will do my best but, as I have said before, I have no formal training in judging photo contests. I apologize in advance to those who donít agree with what I decide. Luckily the contest is free and rest assured there will be another topic and another chance every week for the foreseeable future. I donít want people to feel frustrated and have the contest fade out.

Thatís just my 2Ę.

Keleko
Aug 29, 2011, 07:37 AM
During the day I work as a financial analyst. I bought my camera so that I could experiment and take pictures as I travel for work (and take pictures of my kids). Iíve never made money from my pictures and I probably never will.


This is similar to me. During the day I'm a healthcare web services programmer. I started my 365 project on a whim to get interested in photography. I never expected to make any money from it, either. A year later I'm being paid to be a freelance photographer for my local Patch.com site on my weekend time. It isn't a lot of money, but it is more than $0, too. Who knows where it will go from here.

TheReef
Aug 29, 2011, 08:05 AM
Sometimes the plugin will miss a few of the quoted images, so you'll have to edit it manually (look at how the others converted to TIMG tags and do any that were missed the same way). .

Please drop me a quick PM for any image URL that doesn't correctly TIMG.

(Appart from strings with accents in them, that's a known issue, that I'll eventually get around to patching)