Thursday, August 22, 2013

August Photo Contest and Challenge

 Winners and Honorable Mentions 

August's theme was "Different World."  I asked you to get inspired by a narrative, reinterpret it, and channel your vision into a photograph.  And channel it you did.  Wow, guys.  I have loved all of the contests, but this one was on a whole new level.  The creativity of your entries completely blew me out of the water and I had to work painstakingly to choose just a few to feature.  Nice work, all of you.  If you haven't already, please take some time to admire your peers' work - it really is incredible. 

Top Vote Winner (595 Points):

Our "People's Choice Winner" who received the most votes in the photo contest was Jill Klicman with her entry "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf".  Jill comments, "In this image I wanted to convey the feelings I had as a child when I dreamed over pictures from old fairy tale picture books.  This image and its dreamlike quality and painterly feel is a compilation of many feelings inspired by those stories and pictures from long ago." 
Textures used:  Flare 4, Wind 3, Fog 1, Emulsify

  NOTE: Contestants are allowed to win the "People's Choice" portion of the vote contest only once.

Judge's Choice Winner:

Our judge's choice winner was Lis Brewer with this entry entitled "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove"
Texture used:  Goldenrod

Congratulations, ladies!  Jill and Lis will receive:
$50 to
$150 to the JD Textures store

Top 10 Honorable Mentions : 

(Please remember - to be considered for an honorable mention, you MUST add your photo to my FB wall (even if you already entered the contest).

"Through the Window" by Kali Placencia
Textures used:  Damaged, Cessation

"Nephele" by Karen Coffey Woodrich
Textures used: Batik, Blue Skies, Sun Flare
"Catch" by Nicole Persing
Textures used: Brood, Suede

"Heaven" by Neringa Bonsenge
Textures used: Cornered, Daydream, Lost Story

"Unearthly Love" by Leann Beagley Fulton
Textures used: Used
"The Lost Queen" by Kristin Villano
Textures used: Harbinger, Fault, Fog 

"In My Dreams" by Catherine Griffiths Auger
Textures used: Mist

"A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Kora Kassweir
Textures used: Bruised Ego, Mysterious Sky

"Miss Peregrine" by Larisa Durbin
Textures used: Distant, Flare 4, Chocolate

"A Different World" by Adrienne Bergonzini
Textures used: Harper

As always, thank you for participating, for supporting this community with your art.  I admire and am inspired by each one of you.  Keep up the good work and stay tuned for next month's theme - "One Word"!

1 comment:

  1. I love, love, LOVE the one titled Miss Peregrine. That is EXACTLY how I envisioned her while reading the book too!