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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Weekly Photo Contest - Dec 3 - Dec 10 (Theme: Christmas spirit)

Welcome to this week's photo contest!

Theme: Christmas spirit

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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)
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:44 AM   #8
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 02:52 AM   #11
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Christmas is about fun... and the nativity story features a big star in the sky!

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Old Dec 6, 2012, 06:15 PM   #13
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Any comments/criticism/tips would be greatly appreciated for shooting christmas lights at night, once the contest is over or a PM would work This is my first attempt of a car across the street.

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Old Dec 6, 2012, 08:00 PM   #14
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Not my best work but it fits the theme.

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Old Dec 8, 2012, 04:46 PM   #18
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Well I just got my first DSLR and am getting into photography, so I'll give these weekly contests a shot. Here's my entry:

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:44 PM   #19
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Just a reminder that you have until midnight tonight to enter a photo in the contest! Great shots so far!

EDIT: Contest now closed! Will be judging in the morning!

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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:15 PM   #20
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Excellent photos everyone. Let's get straight to the judging!

butch10x: the shot made me smile! I appreciate your niner pride, as well as some nice DoF.

seattle: beautiful lights. It's neat how the one bulb in focus gets lost in the creamy bokeh goodness of the rest. Well done.

Cheese&Apple: interesting shot. We have some houses nearby with crazy amounts of decorations and lights. Makes me want to go document a few.

Keleko: I really like the angle and tone of this shot. Is it HDR?

deep diver: the lights are pretty here. It's a good abstract. Where/what is it exactly?

NeGRit0: I am a sucker for reflections in ornaments and eyeballs! Looks like you brought out the big guns to make this photograph! Well done

iJohn8.80: beautiful light. I never get tired of being in and photographing candlelight. This definitely has the feel I was hoping for.

BarryJ: this has a very magical feel to it. The lights look as if they are floating, like something out of a Harry Potter scene.

genshi: I have some great memories as a kid of setting up these little Christmas villages with my parents. This really took me back.

macAllen: there's something about this shot I like, and I don't know exactly what it is. I enjoyed the composition, the DoF, and the subject. You produced some really nice tone.

Droid13: Merry Christmas! Well done! Very creative.

Photoshopper: now I'm hungry... Your use of light and DoF make this a great shot. I really want to eat one of those cupcakes, and the lights behind them compliment the shot beautifully. Excellent use of light.

fireman32: as I mentioned above, reflections are a soft spot of mine. Neat shot!

pakyooh: won't lie, I laughed. The little dogs look like they'd rather be doing anything but posing for this shot, which makes it really funny. Great work!

Caliber26: Nice looking pup. Would make a good Christmas card!

DirtySocks85: I'm glad you're giving these contests a go! Keep shooting and posting. The angle is creative.


3rd place: ijohn.8.80
2nd place: pakyooh
1st place: Photoshopper


Well done everyone! You're up Photoshopper!

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Well done all, some great shots with lots of creativity shown.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 05:45 PM   #23
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Yes, mine was HDR. Congrats to the winner! I think he bribed the judge with food, though.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:31 PM   #24
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Congrats Photoshopper

I took this one on Sunday evening, and would have considered entering it instead if I hadn't already submitted the first image. I think it's less creative, but probably a better image (mostly due to the lack of background distraction). Also, I love the facial expressions I happened to catch in the reflection!

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