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GGW Picture This Reminder – September 2010

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The deadline is quickly approaching for this month’s Picture This contest. The theme is “Autumn Harvest,” judged by photographer Charles Mann. There aren’t many entries yet, so if you’ve been reluctant to submit an image because of the stiff competition in previous months, this might be a good time for you to take a chance. Continue Reading →

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GGW Picture This Reminder for July

Side garden at Hayefield Sept 20 07

The deadline is quickly approaching for this month’s Picture This photo contest. Our guest judge is Rich Pomerantz of Rich Pomerantz Photography, and the theme for this month is “The Intent of the Gardener.” Here’s how Rich described what he’s looking for in the winning entry:

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GGW Picture This Winners for June

We know you all want to see the results, so let’s jump right in to judge Joshua McCullough‘s comments: Continue Reading →

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Picture This Survey Summary

The Picture This Photo Contest is one of our most popular features here at Gardening Gone Wild, and we couldn’t be happier. It has met – indeed, exceeded – all of our original goals for it, and we look forward to keeping the experience exciting, challenging, and fun for everyone. To that end, we recently ran a survey to get information about how and why you participate in Picture This (or why you don’t), as well as suggestions for things we can improve on. Let’s take a look at the results.

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GGW Picture This Photo Contest Winner for September

I didn’t go into this contest expecting my job to be easy. But when I’m sorting through quantities of photos, focused on choosing the perfect shot to complement accompanying text or to illustrate a certain design point, I’m used to having just one image jump out at me as the perfect choice. So then it would just be a matter of choosing a runner-up or two, right?

Well, as soon as I started reviewing this month’s entries, I knew I was in trouble. How could just one photo illustrate all of the features that make ornamental grasses such special plants to me? Fortunately, Fran and I had decided earlier that I could award multiple gold and silver medals this month, so I decided to separate the entries into several categories for separate judging – grasses in gardens and landscapes, lighting, closeups, and “artistic” — with a gold and silver winner for each. So, here we go: Continue Reading →

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