I'm a contest finalist!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SamPhoto, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. SamPhoto macrumors member

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    The Next Great American Arist contest sponsored by Kirkland's has selected my photograph from 1,700 entries to be among the 10 finalists. The photo was shot in rural Italy a couple of years ago, and shows a rustic green door surrounded by pink flowers. Voting is done online, and the grand prize is $5000 and a contract to sell the photos in Kirkland's retail stores nationwide.

    To see my photo go to Kirkland's voting site.

    Wish me luck...I stand a chance of winning if I can get enough votes!

    ~Sam
     
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    Very nice! I like the color contrasts in it a lot. Do you recall your aperture on that shot? I think that I would've fallen into using the "usual" rules, either opening up or stopping down from wherever you did, to either bring the foreground more into or completely out of focus. Either way, I thing you made an interestingly compelling shot, blending color and composition, and nicely combining defined angles and random shapes.

    Here's one I took in San Antonio a few years back, both my finished and the original...

    Oh, yeah, you got my vote!
     
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    I voted for you 4 times! I have many unused email addresses. Very nice picture. I like it a lot.
     
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  6. SamPhoto thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, thank you!!! I really appreciate your help and support!
    I'm also glad you like the photo. Italy is a beautiful place.
     
  7. SamPhoto thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't recall what the exif info is, but I could look it up on the RAW file. Quite frankly, it was a grab shot in late afternoon light high on a hiking trail. I didn't have a tripod so I had to handhold the best I could. I would have liked to get a couple with greater depth of field to see how it would look, but I didn't have that luxury!

    Nice shot from San Antonio! Interesting treatment in Photoshop, too. Isn't it great having a digital 'darkroom'?
    ~Sam
     
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    Very cool! I'll be looking for a new thread that says "I'm a contest winner!":)
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Perhaps I am being a bit sceptical but this is the first ever post from the OP (and all of their posts have been in this thread) so is this just a way of getting more votes for their picture.
     
  10. SamPhoto thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I've been a lurker here for ages. I'm a mac user and photographer.
    Peace! / ~Sam
     
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    Wife is a contest finalist...

    My Wife is a contest finalist all of the time as well according to Publishers Clearing House, don't believe me, check my mailbox.:rolleyes:

    Nice pic samphoto, goodluck.:)
     
  13. SamPhoto thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL! Yeah, I guess I am too now that you mention it!
    Thank you, and thank you too redrabbit!
     
  14. bob3 macrumors newbie

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    good luck!

    nice photo

    i voted for you 4 times:)
     
  15. SamPhoto thread starter macrumors member

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    You rule bob3!! Thank you :)
     
  16. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    I think you may be on to something--look how well the plan seems to be working
     
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    you're joking, right?
     
  19. bob3 macrumors newbie

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    no problem.;):D
     
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