I won a contest! I WON A CONTEST!!

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NeilJones
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I won a contest! I WON A CONTEST!!
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I'm so excited! (I just opened the mail)

I entered this pic in a local photo contest here in town and I won FIRST place! First frickn' place!

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!



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rufusm
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Can you provide a link for this contest, would like to see some of the other winning entries.

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NeilJones wrote:

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!

Give 1/2 to the model...

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Dalmellington Junior Member • Posts: 25
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Good Man Neil, well done- lovely to get a bit of affirmation for all those countless hours. And cracking shot, btw.

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rufusm wrote:

Can you provide a link for this contest, would like to see some of the other winning entries.

it was an 8x10 print that won it. This was real photos for a change and not online digital stuff. It was a local gallery here about 10 miles from me.

Very chuffed!

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DANdeMAN wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

Now what to do with the $500 Ritz gift card they gave me!

Give 1/2 to the model...

thats the thing. I don't even know who she is. I snapped it out walking a couple of months ago. I printed a copy and have gone back to the same park on many occasions trying to find her and the parents again. I have the print sitting in my car just in case I run into them.

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Nice picture! The subject deserves a bit of the credit too: how can you not take a better than average picture when photographing a little girl that cute !

As for the Ritz card: I hate to read that you're in such a quandary. Just pass it along

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TOF guy wrote:

Nice picture! The subject deserves a bit of the credit too: how can you not take a better than average picture when photographing a little girl that cute !

I have to give most the credit to my D600 gear. (This is a gear forum you know!)

As for the Ritz card: I hate to read that you're in such a quandary. Just pass it along

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Great shot

and congrats !

a 85mm 1.8G costs about 500$

larrywilson
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I like it, very nice and shes cute as a bug.

Larry

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rufusm
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Too bad, although a print is always better.

NeilJones wrote:

rufusm wrote:

Can you provide a link for this contest, would like to see some of the other winning entries.

it was an 8x10 print that won it. This was real photos for a change and not online digital stuff. It was a local gallery here about 10 miles from me.

Very chuffed!

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rufusm wrote:

Too bad, although a print is always better.

old school baby, old school!

NeilJones wrote:

rufusm wrote:

Can you provide a link for this contest, would like to see some of the other winning entries.

it was an 8x10 print that won it. This was real photos for a change and not online digital stuff. It was a local gallery here about 10 miles from me.

Very chuffed!

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Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D.
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Congratulations, Neil!   Share with me, I'm curious  ...  since it was hardcopy only   ...  did you get a "ribbon" as well, (local organizations love to do that for the publicity in the press!! )  Like this:

Care to share?  Would love to see how folks in your part of our America do it!!! 

Warm Regards

KarlT

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mikemsphoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,803
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Bad form Karl. Yes, you won a ribbon and that's nice but this is Neil's moment of glory, not yours.

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mikemsphoto wrote:

Bad form Karl. Yes, you won a ribbon and that's nice but this is Neil's moment of glory, not yours.

I'm a sharer, it's ok.

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Glen78 Senior Member • Posts: 1,411
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Call me cynical but I am somewhat dubious of thie OP's claim for a few reasons:

1. The picture is really nothing spectacular, it does not engage me in a way to give it more than a passing thought. I find it hard to believe that this was the winner at photo contest with a $500 prize.

2. The OP seems to be way too full of himself for winning it.

3. I think Ritz Camera has been out of business for a few months now.

4. No other substantiating documentation, would be nice to see a photo of the prize ribbon or gift card.

Although if its this easy maybe I should start entering contests.

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Glen78 wrote:

Call me cynical but I am somewhat dubious of thie OP's claim for a few reasons:

1. The picture is really nothing spectacular, it does not engage me in a way to give it more than a passing thought. I find it hard to believe that this was the winner at photo contest with a $500 prize.

2. The OP seems to be way too full of himself for winning it.

3. I think Ritz Camera has been out of business for a few months now.

4. No other substantiating documentation, would be nice to see a photo of the prize ribbon or gift card.

Although if its this easy maybe I should start entering contests.

Take a photo of the gift card or ribbon or something that can substantiate this. Then post. Use the D600, please?

The subject is cute, if not dead-center. You also cut the man's fingertips off. I would really have liked to see his fingertips, even though he's not the subject.

It's certainly a better photo than most that you post, which seem like subtle jokes, sometimes. Why do you sometimes post the dumbest photos on earth, but other times decent ones? You just like to mix it up?

Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D.
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Michael, bad form? About me?  I remain curious about how the folks who run contests in Neil's woods run them. I offered an example, (see my name on it?). Why would you think otherwise?

Warm Regards

KarlT

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RomanJohnston
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Glen78 wrote:

Call me cynical but I am somewhat dubious of thie OP's claim for a few reasons:

1. The picture is really nothing spectacular, it does not engage me in a way to give it more than a passing thought. I find it hard to believe that this was the winner at photo contest with a $500 prize.

I can see it...not a bad shot at all.

2. The OP seems to be way too full of himself for winning it.

Well...that IS Neil.

3. I think Ritz Camera has been out of business for a few months now.

You tell me - http://www.ritzcamera.com/

4. No other substantiating documentation, would be nice to see a photo of the prize ribbon or gift card.

Although if its this easy maybe I should start entering contests.

Yes....please do. Its a little more difficult than you might think.

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Grats....

Good on ya!

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