Weekly Photo Contest (June 29)

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  1. AxisOfBeagles macrumors 6502

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    Rules (Copied from the first thread)

    #1 You may submit only one photo per contest.

    #2 The contest runs for exactly one week, from the time stamped on the first post in the thread (this will be made by the winner of the previous week's contest).

    #3 Please refrain from commenting on the photos submitted in the contest. I think that a good photograph is one that can appeal to someone who may not know much about the technical aspects of photography. I think it would be best if the judge isn't swayed by someone else's opinion of the photograph.

    The judge will decide his/her favorite at the end of the week, place a post listing it and a short synopsis of why he/she chose that photo. The winner is then responsible for starting a new thread containing a new contest and topic which again will run for exactly one week.

    In consideration of the upcoming July 4th weekend, this week's theme is Americana - expressing all things uniquely American.
     
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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  3. erickj macrumors regular

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    Nothing more American...

    Then homemade apple pie!

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    Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri. 2006.
    Stitched in Canon's Photostitch software.

    make sure to click for the full sized version!

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    The Grand Canyon ...
     

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  8. erickj macrumors regular

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    Sorry, I have to know, how many photo's is that?
     
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    Ah ha, I thought I had no Americana in my photo collection, but I was wrong (with thanks to Doylem for the inspiration :) ):

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    I think it was like eight or ten.
     
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    A number of really cool photos – thanks to all who submitted one. Ghostguts’ backlit b&w of the guitarist is a great rock and roll photo. And the panorama of the St. Louis arch is fantastic.

    My choice for the winner this week is Phrasikleia’s “Bluegrass” photo
    . I like this photo both for it’s technical merit; sharp, good color, well composed, nicely capturing the sense of being there – but also for it’s narrative to the theme. Something about the people in the photo makes it particularly evocative of something uniquely America.

    A special mention for goodmorning’s photo of the wayside chapel. While my personal preference would be to see a little better tonal range and contrast in this photo, I really like it’s image in relation to the theme. America is the land of a church on every other street corner or, as in this case, sitting lonely on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Had the photo appealed to me a little more technically, I probably would have chosen it.

    Over to you for next week, Phrasikleia.
     
  13. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Thank you!

    Thanks for your vote and kind comments, AxisOfBeagles! Sorry for the delayed reply; I'm traveling and haven't been checking the forum regularly. I'll post a new thread right now.
     

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