January 2014 photo Competition - Voting Here

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  1. iamtheetube

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  2. snerkler

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  3. icemanonline

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  4. stevemc81

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  5. Tony8

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  6. hamd01

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  7. Butch499

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  8. spannersatcx

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  9. goso

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  10. mucca_D

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  11. Ugg10

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  12. thedude

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  13. Marika

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  14. steven_9709

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  15. FallOutBoy

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  16. CFC1

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  17. biccies

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  18. domino1999

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  19. shotokan101

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  20. Liquid101

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  22. AMc

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  1. Zone

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    First one of 2014 over with :)

    Well done to those that have entered; a good turnout :thumbsup:

    Thumbnail page is here to quickly check you haven't missed any and if yours isn't there please contact me ASAP:facepalm:

    As always a huge thank you for our sponsors for the prizes on offer HERE thumbsup:

    The closing date for votes will be shown at the top of the poll and don't forget that all votes are public so no voting for yourself :nono:

    Also if you have entered a picture then you are expected to vote, else all votes accrued by you will be disallowed
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    Snerkler for me this month. Its something ive tried in the past with candles and always failed. Its a work of art.
    Close second was Milk Money by Domino1990 but upon further inspection i could see the difference in the two blacks! (i know im picking hairs here but i had to pick a winner).
    Was nice to see so many good photos, Mucca_D and the pebbles was awesome as well, the frame threw me off though. Very close and well done to everyone.
     
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    Congratulations everyone this month, another high quality set of photos. Lots of good ideas but went for the more traditional shot - cfc for me with butch a close second.

    Hope you sll enjoyed Jim and my theme.
     
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    Really, really tough call this month. Hard to choose between the traditional, contemporary and the "out-of-the-box" shots. Some very well executed shots all around, so I think everyone should give themselves a big pat on the back :thumbsup:

    In the end I went for biccies light bulb shot. I really like the B&W conversion and shadows :clap:
    2nd place was a 4-way tie between CFC1, mucca_D, Butch499 and Liquid101 :thumbsup:
     
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    Sooooooo many great entries this month, it's very difficult to single some out. If I was pushed I'd pick a top 5 of Biccies, Domino, Marika, Liquid, Mucca, and thedude. Ok that's 6, I did say it was difficult trying to narrow it down ;) I love the minimalistic approach to Biccies lightbulb, and is superbly taken. Marika's is superbly composed and the reflections are just fantastic. Like Biccies' shot, I love the simplicity of Domino's and is again superbly captured. Liquid's is just class. Mucca's is just a lovely shot, brilliantly composed and nicely processed (barring the frame). Plus it deifies gravity ;) But the shot that draws the most intrigue is thedude's and so takes my vote this month. I think it's a great concept, well captured and well processed. But the thing that makes it stand above the others for me is the 'story' it tells. As brilliant as some of the others are, none of them tell a story (except for Jim's of course). OK, so this might not be what still life photography is about, but for me it puts the icing on the cake :)

    But all entries were good this month, and I could have singled out every one of them :smashin:
     
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    Thanks for the kind words and vote. I agree though still life as i have been taught (at school and read about) is always about trying to tell a story by arranging objects or having them arranged. Thats what the ones i liked all did.
     
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    Liquid101 for me. Great still life shot and really well executed.
     
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    Ditto :thumbsup:
     
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    Biccies for me, well done everyone
     
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    Liquid for me, followed closely by Biccies.:clap:


    Terry
     
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    Liquid101 for me as well. As already mentioned, there are some fantastic entries this month but this shot kept bringing me back to look again. Well done to all!
     
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    Butch499 for me. A classic take on still life. Closely followed by spannersatcx for the same reason.
     
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    Calvin for me this month :smashin:
     
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    Ugg10, Domino1999 and Liquid101. Those were the three I tried to choose from. Lots of entries this month and lots of them went to macro level and resembled a lot more a study of depth, than still life, to me. Not faulting the pictures, I just can't fit them around the theme in my head. Mine wasn't, really. But I was a lazy b**** and couldn't be bothered to work harder for the shot. Which always afterwards annoys me greatly. Sigh, I wish I'd put in a real effort. However, last time we had still life, I put in a lot of effort. I got a ton of mentions but nobody voted for it and I really tried hard back then. But yes, back to the issue at hand. Those three were my contestants and in the end I decided to go with... Liquid101. I always imagine what the picture would look like as a print on a wall. Of those three, they would all work as a print. But the most still life-ish of them for me, took the cake.
     
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    Some cracking pictures - in the end I chose based on which image I might put on my own wall but so many great images. Good luck everyone!
     
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    Wouldn't you just know it! The mobile still arrived in the village on Monday. If I'd known I could have gone down that road, along the lines of "There's life in the old still yet" (Its a real Heath Robinson type contraption, made from copper, possibly a hundred years old or more and works very well. On the bright side, I shall pop down tomorrow and see if he can distil my fermented pear goo before he leaves for somewhere else :clap: )
     
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    Have I missed something??
     
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    as in "Distillery" - hooch - moonshine etc. ? ;)
     
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    Just as said already, its rather tough to split between Liquid, Biccies, domino's and Ugg10 oh and cough me ;)
    So it has to come down to a winner and for me that's Biccies!:thumbsup:
     
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    Oh and note to self.. DROP THE FRAME DOUG!!

    will never learn LOL
     
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    mucca_D for me. I've always been a sucker for a pile of pebbles.
     
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    My top 4 this month, in order:

    1st - Biccies - congrats Richard, it's a really great shot - simple and crisp, it clearly involved considerably effort and technique. I really love the composition, the wonderfully marbled shadow, and the wee slither of the table front on show bottom left. A deserving winner for me :clap:

    2nd - Liquid - another great still life, the limited colour palette is great, the dexture of the fabric is superb - a cracking shot that would look great on the wall :smashin:

    3rd - Domino - great composition and use of empty space, really like the jarring colour of the straw against the black background. Very simply shot, but striking :smashin:

    4th - Ugg - great twist on the classic fruit bowl still life and well processed. The background is a little distracting for me, but other than that, it's a cracker :smashin:
     
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    AMc gets my vote. Made me chuckle.
     
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    Biccies for me as well this month from a strong set of varied entries - despite me actually preferring Biccies alternative to the entry :D

    Jim
     
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    mucca_D for me this month with spannersatcx and Butch499 close contenders
     
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    It's great to have Liquid101 participating here again, raising the bar for everyone else to try and achieve similar results!
     
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    Another one going to the wire, could Mucca make a late charge and steal it at the last minute? Good luck guys :smashin:
     
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    Odds on another draw anyone?
     
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    LOL, I doubt it now!! now I wonder if I could create 5 new accounts ;)

    Good luck Guys
     
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    Or goso :(......:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     

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