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Winner: December at Kilauea
Hot, very hot Challenge finished on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 It's all about temperature this time. Show us really hot things! P.S. I know the northern hemisphere is getting colder this time of year. That's no excuse! We have a lot of southerners here, and the rest must have something to heat up their houses :-)
Winner: Dreaming of a white Christmas
Civic Christmas Challenge finished on Monday, 28 Dec 2009 Photos of Christmas decorations in public places: the streets of towns and cities, store windows, public parks. Exterior shots only.
Black & White Flowers Challenge finished on Monday, 28 Dec 2009 Black and white flowers photography is one of the most sensual and elegant representation of flowers.
Winner: The old man
People portraits Challenge finished on Monday, 28 Dec 2009 Let's show our best portraits. Any kind are welcome, but only people, no animals please (unless they're with people). Colors, B&W, long or shallow DOF, whatever. We want to know something about the picture (background story, etc.) and possibly about the subjects in the pictures. Good challenge!
Winner: The Persistence of Time
Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Decisive Moment Challenge finished on Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 The theme of this series is POV, so think about the Point of View of a great photographer like Cartier-Bresson and see what you can come up with. Cartier-Bresson was able to catch the 'immediacy of life' in this decisive moment- a singular photograph that releases great excitement and enthusiasm. The following quotation sums up Bresson's feelings: "I had just discovered the Leica. It became the extension of my eye, and I have never been separated from it since I found it. I prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung up and ready to pounce, determined to 'trap' life - to preserve life in the act of living. Above all I craved to seize the whole essence ' the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes". My Elliott Erwitt challenge has been such a great success and also the W. Eugene Smith challenge hosted by CharlesB58 Now let's try the challenge of taking on another great photographer's POV.
Winner: Unsettled Portrait
Tribute to: Diane Arbus Challenge finished on Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 Diane Arbus was noted for her particular take on the human condition. It was certainly revealing, honest and at times disturbing. She had a knack for finding and revealing the absurd or bizarre aspects of seemingly ordinary subjects. She produced images which could make a child at play frightening, or a portait of siblings unnerving. In this challenge, offer your images which evoke Diane Arbus' style. Supposedly odinary subjects which appear not so ordinary as they have been captured by the camera. Absurd. Bizarre. Disturbing. Surreal. Please take the time to read, understand and comply with the additional rules. NOTE TO VOTERS: Photos of this style take some careful consideration to assess. Please vote on the larger images, taking time to really look at what the photo has to offer as best you can. Thanks.
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica Challenge finished on Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is simply Heavy Metal speak for "Jingle Bells". Therefore, this challenge will be focusing on bells; jingle bells, cow bells, church bells, sleigh bells, Liberty Bells...etc...
Winner: Caodai Monks
Prayer Challenge finished on Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 Please post a photo where people can be seen praying. Please see additional rules and sample shots for better understanding of this challenge.
Winner: Pelican Dive
In Motion: M-m-m-multiple Exposure 1 Challenge finished on Saturday, 26 Dec 2009 Multiple exposure images can reveal the motion of the subject when your camera is set in a fixed position. Capture a moving subject, with a static background,using multiple exposures that record the movement. if you can not create the multiple exposure in-camera (I'm talkin' to YOU, Canon), you must use software.
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