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The New Pictorialism Challenge finished on Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011 In the 19th century, photographers struggled to be seen as artists, and not merely technicians. The Pictorialists wanted to make photography an art form, and they went far beyond mere technical capture of a subject. They wanted to make objects of art that were beautiful and expressed personal emotion. To this end, they heavily modified their images. Pictorialist photographers were more interested in art and aesthetics than subject matter. Pictorialists aimed for emotional impact, rich and delicate images, and poetic interpretations. It also took a lot from the styles of painting in its day, particularly Romanticism and Impressionism. Pictorialism often has a spiritual quality, where the photographer listens to the "still, small, voice". Pictorialism faded with the advent of Photographic Modernism, which was inspired by photographic technology itself. In the 21st century, a New Pictorialism, fueled by the power of image editing tools, is becoming increasingly important.
Tribute to Women Challenge finished on Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011 Entries can be your own creation or whatever objects or events in honor of a woman or women. Glamour, Lingerie, Swimsuit, Nudity, Voyeurism : automatic disqualification.
Portrait, not Landscape Challenge finished on Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011 Show me a good portrait shot. Not a shot of someone (it could be though), but a shot that is longer in the Y-axis than the X-axis.
Winner: Up Close
Bad Hair Day Challenge finished on Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011 A bad hair day. (If the theme raises any questions, try the title.)
Сlothes are an expression Challenge finished on Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011 I want to see how people express themselves in way they are dressing. How a clothing indicates their mood and lifestyle. Show me that!
Winner: 19:02 In Camillas garden
I'm concentrating! Challenge finished on Monday, 07 Feb 2011 Does your child stick out their tongue, go cross-eyed or pull some other weird face when they are intently concentrating on the task in front of them? Show us how they look......
Winner: Witch's House
House, Not a Mansion (exterior only - single family residence) Challenge finished on Monday, 07 Feb 2011 Exterior of any residential house, no living creatures of any kind are allowed anywhere in the image. Single Family Residences only, this means that the house is a stand alone structure with its own lot. No apartment buildings, hotels or dwellings that are multi-family homes. Avoid mansions, but I realize there is a significant gray area between a house (under 8000 square feet) and a mansion (over 8000 square feet).
Unfinished Story Challenge finished on Monday, 07 Feb 2011 Start telling a story, but do not close it. Leave the viewer an opening to come in and think. No portraits, individual or group. Per series' theme, let the image speak: no titles or descriptions (put a dash (-) in place of title). Check top entries in the Old Age challenge to see how an image can tell stories without words.
Winner: Cyrpress Dawn
Foggy Weather Challenge finished on Monday, 07 Feb 2011 Foggy Weather , No ICE or SNOW.
Winner: Lyev Nikolayevich.
People Portraits in Cold Winter - (Rich Full Colours Only + Face + 1 Live Adult + Outdoors Dayshot Only) Challenge finished on Monday, 07 Feb 2011 Anything goes as long as rules are adhered to. Please provide brief (or detailed) explaination. If it's not to theme, don't submit it. Otherwise it might be DQ-ed.