I won a contest! I WON A CONTEST!!

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NeilJones
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www.ritzcamera.com

You tell me?

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Re: I won a contest! I WON A CONTEST!!

jjnik wrote:

linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

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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It's just photography, lighten up.

STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Stunning??? Really??? You must have really low standards - it's not a bad snap, but it's far from "stunning"!

well this snapshot won me the contest and $500! You won anything lately with your photos?

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Re: www.ritzcamera.com

NeilJones wrote:

You tell me?

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It's just photography, lighten up.

CompUSA.com and CircuitCity.com also exist, but their names were bought by TigerDirect.com.  Neither company exists anymore but those 2 website just shows Tigerdirect stuff.  And those websites say they will redirect to tigerdirect.com at the end of the year.

I would be leary of Ritz Camera.  Click on the "about us" on their website and there's a bunch of other websites.  Seems like they might have been bought and might be part of a conglomarate selling a bunch of stuff now.  They might not have any physical stores anymore, just selling stuff from a warehouse.  Who knows.  But they did just file for bankruptcy protecting yet ​again​ a month or so agoo.

jjnik Senior Member • Posts: 1,319
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NeilJones wrote:

jjnik wrote:

linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

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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It's just photography, lighten up.

STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Stunning??? Really??? You must have really low standards - it's not a bad snap, but it's far from "stunning"!

well this snapshot won me the contest and $500! You won anything lately with your photos?

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It's just photography, lighten up.

Nah - I don't enter contests.  I don't really have the time or even the inclination to do so as I honestly could care less what anyone else thinks of my photos.  I also would never take a photo of a strangers' young child, enter it in a contest and then plaster it on a high traffic internet forum without their consent either - but that's just me, I guess...

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Re: I won a contest! I WON A CONTEST!!

jjnik wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

jjnik wrote:

linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

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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It's just photography, lighten up.

STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Stunning??? Really??? You must have really low standards - it's not a bad snap, but it's far from "stunning"!

well this snapshot won me the contest and $500! You won anything lately with your photos?

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It's just photography, lighten up.

Nah - I don't enter contests. I don't really have the time or even the inclination to do so as I honestly could care less what anyone else thinks of my photos. I also would never take a photo of a strangers' young child, enter it in a contest and then plaster it on a high traffic internet forum without their consent either - but that's just me, I guess...

Sorry but this is part of photography and I don't understand why humans transformed the fact of taking a person in photo became an "ethical problem". First off, street photography, journalism or non posed portraiture is the only way to catch a true scene and secondly a public place must stay public. Even if the child wasn't smiling or would be dying from hunger, the photographer would have the right to document it. This is what photography is about, telling stories, bad ones and good ones. Moreover, there's no perversion in photographing a child, stating it, is actually creating perversion. Too many rules will kill humanity one day or another.

NeilJones
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Re: I won a contest! I WON A CONTEST!!

FTH wrote:

jjnik wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

jjnik wrote:

linda tavares wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

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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It's just photography, lighten up.

STUNNING!!! As usual.
L.T.

Stunning??? Really??? You must have really low standards - it's not a bad snap, but it's far from "stunning"!

well this snapshot won me the contest and $500! You won anything lately with your photos?

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It's just photography, lighten up.

Nah - I don't enter contests. I don't really have the time or even the inclination to do so as I honestly could care less what anyone else thinks of my photos. I also would never take a photo of a strangers' young child, enter it in a contest and then plaster it on a high traffic internet forum without their consent either - but that's just me, I guess...

Sorry but this is part of photography and I don't why past years humans transformed the fact of taking a person in photo became an "ethical problem". First off, street photography, journalism or non posed portraiture is the only way to catch a true scene and secondly a public place must stay public. Even if the child wasnts smiling, would be dying from hunger, the photographer would have the right to document it. This is what photography is about, telling stories, bad ones and good ones. Moreover, there's no perversion in photographing a child, stating it, is actually creating perversion. Too many rules will kill humanity one day or another.

Someone with a brain on here. How inspiring!

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This "award winning" photo was shot on AUTO!
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I just looked at the exif data of the photo that won you an award and it was shot on AUTO!!! This photo had NOTHING to do with any SKILL. It was shot on auto! Given your crazy good, National Geographic photo skills, why on earth would you shoot on AUTO!!! Bwahahahahahah! That is the best laugh I have had all day! Thanks, Neil! You are comedy gold!

Given your endless lies and the fact that you are nothing but a windbag who craves attention and shoots on auto, I call BS on the contest story. Prove you won something. There has to be mention of it somewhere? Who gave this award? Company Name? Web address? Telephone number? If you can't provide this information, you will prove that you are a liar.

Your pic is an average auto snapshot. The composition, the one thing you WERE in control of, sucks. An award winning entry? I doubt it. Prove me wrong, Jonsey. I dare you. No excuses. Just information. Put up or shut up.

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illy586 Forum Member • Posts: 75
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I was just ignoring these posts, but jeez, enough e-whoring already, no one cares. The only people even commenting on a positive note are just the ones that feel bad for your obvious self obsession.

And pictures or it didn't happen~

linda tavares Forum Member • Posts: 79
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G4orce Studios wrote:

I just looked at the exif data of the photo that won you an award and it was shot on AUTO!!! This photo had NOTHING to do with any SKILL. It was shot on auto! Given your crazy good, National Geographic photo skills, why on earth would you shoot on AUTO!!! Bwahahahahahah! That is the best laugh I have had all day! Thanks, Neil! You are comedy gold!

Given your endless lies and the fact that you are nothing but a windbag who craves attention and shoots on auto, I call BS on the contest story. Prove you won something. There has to be mention of it somewhere? Who gave this award? Company Name? Web address? Telephone number? If you can't provide this information, you will prove that you are a liar.

Your pic is an average auto snapshot. The composition, the one thing you WERE in control of, sucks. An award winning entry? I doubt it. Prove me wrong, Jonsey. I dare you. No excuses. Just information. Put up or shut up.

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What an inspired post. It really furthers the discussion. 
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NeilJones
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Re: This "award winning" photo was shot on AUTO!

G4orce Studios wrote:

I just looked at the exif data of the photo that won you an award and it was shot on AUTO!!! This photo had NOTHING to do with any SKILL. It was shot on auto! Given your crazy good, National Geographic photo skills, why on earth would you shoot on AUTO!!! Bwahahahahahah! That is the best laugh I have had all day! Thanks, Neil! You are comedy gold!

Given your endless lies and the fact that you are nothing but a windbag who craves attention and shoots on auto, I call BS on the contest story. Prove you won something. There has to be mention of it somewhere? Who gave this award? Company Name? Web address? Telephone number? If you can't provide this information, you will prove that you are a liar.

Your pic is an average auto snapshot. The composition, the one thing you WERE in control of, sucks. An award winning entry? I doubt it. Prove me wrong, Jonsey. I dare you. No excuses. Just information. Put up or shut up.

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Why dont you pm me your phone number and I'll give you a call to answer any concerns you may have.

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Hahahaha!! Good one! :) (n/t)
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You can post the into here, Neil.  I don't want a douche like you to have my phone number.  
If not, we will know you are a fraud, along with other things.

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Got a link to the gallery holding the contest?  I'd love to see the site.

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What you gonn'a do Neil?

They're calling you on your B.S. and they think they have you pinned against the ropes.

Just defend yourself and give them what they want.

I mean, you could always make a bet with them.

If you come up with the goods, then they'd have to leave the forum, or at least apologize and back off.

If on the other hand you can't come up with anything and you've been caught in one of your lies again, You could always just apologize and promise to post your photos only in the Photo Forums?

Show'm what you've got hombre!

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NeilJones
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I quite clearly stated this.
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Bruce Granofsky wrote:

What you gonn'a do Neil?

They're calling you on your B.S. and they think they have you pinned against the ropes.

Just defend yourself and give them what they want.

I mean, you could always make a bet with them.

If you come up with the goods, then they'd have to leave the forum, or at least apologize and back off.

If on the other hand you can't come up with anything and you've been caught in one of your lies again, You could always just apologize and promise to post your photos only in the Photo Forums?

Show'm what you've got hombre!

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Keep the fun real.

If you bothered to read the thread. You would see that I quite clearly explained that this was a print contest in my area. Not an online contest.

An 8x10 color printed photo won it for me.

I have nothing to prove to any of you.

Im the winner here.

Now leave me alone already.

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I thought so...a local contest with no advertising that offered a $500  prize.  Nice try.

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I thought so...a local contest with no advertising that offered a $500 prize. Nice try.

WTF are you talking about? It was open for months, it was advertised, I entered, I won.

Why all this jealousy?

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NeilJones wrote:

Dave Luttmann wrote:

I thought so...a local contest with no advertising that offered a $500 prize. Nice try.

WTF are you talking about? It was open for months, it was advertised, I entered, I won.

Why all this jealousy?

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It's just photography, lighten up.

Hee hee,  JEALOUSY???

You think THAT much about yourself don't you?

Lighten up little ex-marine, it's only your ego on the line.

Bruce

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NeilJones
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Re: I quite clearly stated this.

Bruce Granofsky wrote:

NeilJones wrote:

Dave Luttmann wrote:

I thought so...a local contest with no advertising that offered a $500 prize. Nice try.

WTF are you talking about? It was open for months, it was advertised, I entered, I won.

Why all this jealousy?

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It's just photography, lighten up.

Hee hee, JEALOUSY???

You think THAT much about yourself don't you?

Lighten up little ex-marine, it's only your ego on the line.

Bruce

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Keep the fun real.

why do you keep bumping my posts. Someone else that has a secret crush on me maybe?

if you despise me that much?

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