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I have entered an official competition!!

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  1. stevegreen

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    I have decided to enter my first official competition. I will be submitting the following two pictures for a well respected and popular Society competition. These shots will be viewed by the public and finally judged and awards given.

    The theme's are:

    1: Men At Work.
    2: Churches.

    What do you think?
     

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    But aren't they archive shots :laugh:

    But seriously, the men at work is really good. The church shot is pretty good too but I think the tree on the left is a bit off-putting.

    Well done at entering a serious comp - don't think I could do that!
     
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    Ohhhh so the forums not official enough for ya huh :mad:

    You've changed Maaan, it used to be about music ect...

    :laugh:
     
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    :rotfl: I do hope they're not archives Steve :rotfl:
     
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    Can't help thinking that church might fall over :)

    Tree doesn't help but the middle of the picture is not vertical.

    Good luck - take it you either win or you don't? No damning critique to shrug off afterwards :)
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: I was expecting this!!!

    Yes, they are archive shots, but I only got the brochure today and the last entry is on Friday! They have to be prints so I have ordered them online tonight for delivery tomorrow!

    I quite like the tree to be honest, but it does make the tilt look worse :(

    Can't believe John has looked at this thread and not commented!!! :laugh:
     
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    :rotfl: @ Steve
     
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    good luck!

    its a great feeling when you win!

    /strokes G6.....
     
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    Well what's the theme fella? Is it like a village life type of gig, are you up against the vicars wife?

    Ohh errrr
     
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    the men at work is very good actually...not keen on the church though, i cant do buildings and stuff so i find it hard to picl a good or bad shot
     
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    Good luck mate and out of the two I prefer the men at work, much more interest to it. :thumbsup:
     
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    The 'Men At Work' picture was actually published in the newspaper I work for a couple of weeks ago, so maybe it has a chance, depends what the competition is like I suppose. I don't suppose the 'Churches' one will do any good due to the comments made here (and the fact that it is wonky).

    We will see, Saturday will be a big day!
     
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    you'll win!

    ...if no one else enters...

    :D
     
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    I didn't see the white text until I quoted you :nono: :laugh:

    I'm sure there will be lots of competition, there are 6 'themes' and I have only entered two! There are over 90 sections in the entire show! :eek:
     
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    Cover your bets and stick the church one in the worse photo section


    :laugh:

    :p
     
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    OFF!!! :p
     
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    I thought so...but I didn't wanna say anything!! :rotfl:
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm not sure the prizes run to that much :(

    Shame, because I have to pay to enter! :eek:
     
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    I have decided not to enter the church picture. With the entrance fee being so high and the obvious flaws with the picture, made worse by the actual print cutting the top of the spire off, it's not worth it.

    All my hopes are now pinned on the Men At Work picture.
     
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    how much are they charging you to enter???
     
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    but you might risk losing out on the fab prizes...!

    what are they..? - a victoria sponge, some scones and a pot of jam..? :)
     
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    Well, after a particularly heavy night drinking on Friday the day of the award ceremony and final placing of the competition entries was upon me.

    At 10am we went to the show and eagerly went straight to the photography section to look at the winners!

    Gutted! My 'Men at Work' entry picked up a 'Highly Commended' certificate........ie 4th!!! :eek:

    My rather poor 'Churches' entry, won Second Place though :clap:

    So, the run down is.

    Production of photographs = £3.98
    Entry Fees = 30p

    Total Cost = £4.28

    Winnings = £2.00

    That puts me £2.28 down!!!!

    :laugh:

    I knew the 'Men at Work' entry wouldn't win as I saw a much better picture there, but, I did expect 2nd to be honest :(

    I wasn't expecting the 'Churches' entry to come anywhere, but it got 2nd place - winning me £2.00

    I don't know, these Village Horticultural Fairs just don't appreciate good photography when they see it :laugh: I might have a bash at entering the Dawley Bank one next week though.

    Oh, Lorna won second place with her Rock Cakes :clap: (first time she has ever made any too!)

    Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure :laugh:
     

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    Well done Steve. Looks like you had a good time.

    Don't understand this though....! :laugh:

     
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    maybe he found it down the back of the sofa :rotfl:
     
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    wahay! well done Steve....im sure next time we could have a whip-round for you for the entrance fee!
     
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    Lorna's dad won about 5 1st prizes, came away with £22!!!!! :eek:

    1st in both the white and red potato's, 1st in the beetroot section, 1st in the broad beans.......can't remember the other one.

    He came 2nd in the marrow section :laugh:
     

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