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Winners for September’s Picture This Photo Contest

Christa had a tough job this month. There were so many outstanding entries. A BIG THANK YOU  goes to Christa for doing a stellar job. We look forward to having her return to Picture This!!  Fran Sorin

Without further ado,  this is what Christa has to say:

“The results are in–Judging this competition was hard, there were so many beautiful entries. Thank you everyone, for participating.” Christa

HONORABLE MENTIONS….chosen for each category

Vivid spots of color to squirrel away

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Vivid, Vibrant color, his composition and use of texture makes it feel like the aster is in motion.

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Reminder for Picture This Deadline

A reminder that you’ve got only 4 more days to get your entries in for September’s Picture This Photo Contest.

The subject that our judge, Christa Neu of Organic Gardening Magazine, chose is

  LATE SUMMER GARDEN

TO read the initial post that explains what Christa is looking for in the winning entry, click on:  September’s Picture This.

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Picture This Photo Contest – September 2011

After a 2 month summer hiatus, Picture This has returned for the fall season. For the month of September. we are excited about having first time Picture This judge, Christa Neu, joining us. As a highly respected photographer for Organic Gardening Magazine where she has been taking photos and editng for the past 7 years, Christa is proud to say that she has recently given in and learned to enjoy eating squash. To learn more about Christa, check out her websiteFran Sorin

The subject Christa has chosen for this month’s Picture This Photo Contest is

  LATE SUMMER GARDEN

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“For me, composing a photo in the garden is a little bit like a meditation. I love images that give a calm sense of place, where you can feel that the photographer has spent time with his or her subject, walked around it, gotten familiar with the different angles and what makes the object unique. For this contest, I’d like to see an image with object presence—something that makes us look at an everyday object (whether it is a flower, vegetable, or garden) in a new way. Show me the colors and textures of late summer and the little bits of beauty that can be found in your garden.

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Picture This Winners for June 2011

Our returning  judge, Josh McCullough, offered a challenging topic that stretched your comfort zone. And you met the challenge!! The entries were astounding.  A big thank you to Josh who always excites and titillates Picture This entrants; your passion and creativity shines through ….. Fran

“In this month’s contest I asked us to step out of the bounds of conventional thinking and use the camera in ways that are contrary to the goal of most photography, namely stopping motion. This required a great deal of creativity on your part and probably some extended fiddling with your cameras! I have to say that the resulting images were in a few cases simply astonishing.

The Cupcake Bandits

The first entry (which should merit a prize in itself) from The Cupcake Bandits was a surprise, like flames or a shooting star against the dark background. This is a great example of “slow synchro flash”, a useful group of techniques for showing and controlling motion in images. And “Momma Cupcake’s” story about accidentally discovering this feature is hilarious! Thanks Christine!

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Reminder For June’s Picture This Deadline

A reminder to get your entries in for this month’s Picture This Photo Contest.

The subject for this month: SHOW THE MOTION

Josh McCullough has offered a challenging and exciting topic. Get out those cameras, experiment, and make sure that your entries are in before the deadline, this Friday, June 25th at 11:59pm.

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RULES FOR ENTERING THE CONTEST

1. You must have an active blog in order to participate.

To be eligible for judging, you need to leave us TWO LINKS – a direct link to the image, and a link to your blog post that includes the image (and that says you are entering the Gardening Gone Wild Picture This Photo Contest )– in a comment on this post. Your links need to be correct in order for your photo to be entered into the contest. If need be, check out previous Picture This contests to see how others have done it.

2. You are allowed one entry per contest; your photo must be able to be copied from your site. That makes it possible for us to collect all the entries in one place for easier judging.

3. The long side of the image needs to minimally be 800 pixels.

4. Because of the enormous amount of responses we receive, you can’t change your mind once you enter a photo into the contest.

5. The deadline for entries is 11:59 PM Eastern time on Friday, June 25, 2011. Entries that meet the above rules will be added to a separate gallery page. If you enter but your photo does not appear in the gallery within 72 hours, please review your entry to make sure you followed the rules.

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