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GGW Picture This Winners – March 2010

Our theme was Awakening and it sure looks like spring woke up everywhere – finally.

It was a joy to see spring around the blogisphere and I thank all our contestants for sending in photos.  It was not hard work to go through all the photos, it was a pleasure.  The awakening and promise of early spring is a giddy time and I sensed the energy and optimism in all your pictures.

I love the energy of these young fern fronds that Frances sent in from fairegarden.  You can just imagine these young ‘uns coming to life.  And the Gladiolus bursting from the ground that Melody sent us from merriemelodie “while sprouts encircle, watching in delight” really capture the awakening theme:

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Reminder For February’s Picture This Photo Contest

Although we’ve received some excellent entries for February’s contest, we’re hoping that all of you who are curled up reading a good book, perusing gardening catalogues or outside shoveling snow, will take some time to enter. You only have a few days until the deadline

Roger Foley, a renowned garden and landscape architecture photographer is our judge for this month. He has chosen Winter Light as the theme. With so many of us ensconced knee deep in snow, it is a perfect time to use the glistening (or grey) sun effectively to create a winning photograph.  To read more about what Roger is looking for in the winning photographs, click here.

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Picture This Photo Contest Winners – January 2010

As expected, Alan Detrick, our judge for this month, had his hands full with a huge roster of entries for this first Picture This contest of the year.  He did one heck of a job and we want to offer him a big thank you. Remember to check out his website and book, Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide To Digital Techniques.

“First of all, I want to thank GGW for asking me to judge the January Picture This contest. And, second, thanks for all the entries. It was fun to spend the winter days viewing your choices.

Here is how the judging went. First I rated each entry from 1 to 5. Then I selected the top images and imported them into Adobe Lightroom. At this point there were fourteen contenders. I put all fourteen into a collection allowing me to view all of them next to one another. Then, just as publishers do in calendar image selection, I kept looking at the group to narrow it down to the strongest ones. Seven images were left at the end. I looked at every entry in the contest one more time to make sure I had the best.”

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Picture This Photo Contest for November

EndoftheLine4This month’s Picture This Photo Contest is the last one for 2009. With the winter months settling in, we decided to let the competition rest a bit so that it can return next spring raring to go. For this month of November, we are delighted to have another all star photographer judging the contest. Joshua McCullough is the creator of PhytoPhoto, a specialist collection of expertly identified botanical, horticultural and environmental photos: images supplied to a wide variety of print mediums. Once you click on his site, you’ll be hard pressed to leave it: his work speaks for itself. I’m sure you’ll agree that he is the perfect judge for this final Picture This Photo Contest of 2009.

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Grand Prize for Picture This Photo Contest

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For those of you who have not posted a photo of an ornamental grass for this month’s Picture This Photo Contest, perhaps a photo of the grand prize from High Country Gardens, along with a list of the grasses hand-picked by David Salman, will motivate you to enter. Continue Reading →

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