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Winner: Sailor's Pocket Rigging Knife
Images by Kipper
Images by Kipper
A Gentleman's Claw Challenge finished on Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 An old synonym for pocket knife. It's another item (aside from lighters and watches) where designers never seem to get out of ideas! A pocket knife is one handy tool; it is not a weapon. Only more primitive among us tend to think about it the other way around, but then, those are hardly photographers. Anyway: show us one well-made pocket knife, and make the photo as interesting as can be. Think about it as if you were creating a photo for an advertisement. But mention the manufacturer in the comment field, if you think it's deserved. And observe all the rules, so your entry won't be cut out... :)
Winner: Rafi in Profile
Ad campaign: Noble house-cat Challenge finished on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 A veterinary pharmaceutical maker needs an image of a house-cat for an upcoming ad campaign. The cat must be a typical house cat of any breed, but it must appear dignified and noble, not goofy and playful. The cat must also be healthy and attractive, the sort of animal you would want to enter in a cat show.
Winner: Damselfly Over Muddy Stream
Beautiful Bokeh (Background) Challenge finished on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 Show us your best picture (any subject) with 'Bokeh' background. Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.
Humorous or Strange Juxtapositions Challenge finished on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 Photographs that juxtapose subjects in a humorous or strange way. JUXTAPOSE. : to place side by side (juxtapose unexpected combinations of colors, shapes, ideas, subjects)
Winner: Barbados Stamp
Philately Challenge finished on Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 Create postage stamps with your own photos. Each stamp must not be bigger than 320 pixels per side. The entry can have more than 1 stamp. It can show a single stamp, stamps on a parcel from Grandma or a stamp sheet. But remember the size limit for each stamp. Not required but you can make it look as real as you want with country, denomination and tear holes. No real stamps.
Winner: Indian eyes
Classical Portraiture II Challenge finished on Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 Good portraits in the classical tradition attempt to show people as they are. A classical portrait is minimalist portraiture, since it emphasizes the most recognizable part of a subject, the face. Everything else is less important. Typically, the subjects in these portraits aren't doing anything, they simply *are*. Their poses are relaxed without appearing stiff or awkward. Lighting is very important to give shape to the face, often using Chiaroscuro or Rembrandt lighting. These photographers made at least some famous portraits in the classical manner: Julia Margaret Cameron, Arnold Newman, Irving Penn, Yousuf Karsh, Alfred Stieglitz, Imogene Cunningham, and Philippe Halsman. Find some inspiration in these painters also: John Singer Sargent, Velazquez, Hans Holbein The Younger, Rembrandt, Anthony Van Dyck, Raphael, Joshua Reynolds, and Jan van Eyck.
Winner: The Iron Sheik
Blood, Bloody...Blooded!! - PLS NOTE - SIZE RULE!! Challenge finished on Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 Your visual interpretation of the title. Your image *must* evoke a recognition, the identification, or a concept of the Title as thoughts, awareness &/or feelings by the viewer. B&W or Colour
Winner: Remembering the Past: Bar with Stools
Remembering the Past: Bar with Stools Challenge finished on Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 Enter a bar with stools in a commercial establishment, current or from the past. Do not use a bar and stools in a home but in a restaurant, soda shop, or bar. Please include a title and location.
Winner: The Composite Eyes
Eyes Challenge finished on Monday, 22 Oct 2012 Focus on eyes: bugs, people, animals. The photo has to really emphasize the eyes.
Winner: Backstage at the ballet
Gender Role Reversal Challenge finished on Monday, 22 Oct 2012 Take a picture where your subject is playing the part of the opposite gender. You may also have two subjects playing opposite roles. Use your discretion as to the subtly of your imagery - cross dressing is allowed but not required. Be creative, think outside of the box.
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