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Tue Aug 23, 2022, 04:28 PM

***AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST: THE WINNERS!***

Thank you all for participating and voting in the August 2022 photo contest. The theme for this contest, as chosen by AndyS, was as follows:

"The unseen world. The small things we walk past every day; the beauty in the bouquets in the floral department at the grocery store, the zen of stones in a garden, that lone green sprout in the compost or that small creature under your feet. Not necessarily macro but that's not excluded. Butterflies and birds reach out and grab our attention but I'm encouraging all of us to take note of the more subtle compositions around us. As for post processing, sure if it makes the image more appealing or enhances the connection between the subject and viewer. Most of all HAVE FUN with it."

As always, we had many amazing entries. I am happy to report that this was the first contest in a while that did not require “second entries” to reach our thirty photos. We had thirty entries by thirty individuals. It was gratifying to see that level of participation. We also tried something new this month, having entrants post a few words about their photos in a separate thread. Here is a link to that thread if you’d like to read more about the pictures. https://democraticunderground.com/1036104759

And now, without further ado.. (drum roll!!!)

First place goes to HappyCynic for their stunning photograph “Morning Dew”! As winner, HappyCynic will chose the topic for the next photo contest. They described their photo in the comments thread:

“I took this a few years back in late January at Stanley Park (Vancouver, BC, Canada). While I've named it Morning Dew, it was actually taken in the early afternoon. At that time of year, with the temperature and humidity, the morning dew pretty much lingered all day. In addition to the dew, what I personally like is the blade of grass that is running through the dew laden blade of grass. I'm not sure how this happened nor how frequent this type of thing is but I found it interesting to look at.”



Second Place goes to 2naSalit and their entry “Clover.” 2naSalit had this to say about their entry:

“Was taken around summer of 2015 in the Hebgen Basin area to the west of Yellowstone NP. It's just a simple clover. I took several shots of different clovers, made a brief study of them and I wasn't sure which to use. I rarely do anything beyond crop, color saturation and some sharpening... I wouldn't know what to do with anything else. I mean, if the shot is a good one, in my mind, I shouldn't have to do much else. I usually shoot with that in mind.”



Third place goes to HAB911 for “Window to Another World.” The wonderful thing about this photo is that it was snapped nearly a half century ago. HAB911 described it this way:

“1974, Nikon F2, Nikkor 50mm f2, cross-screen filter, Kodak Plus-X ASA/ISO 125, literal photo of a print, Nikon D750 with a little scratch removal in PS”



Thanks again for participating and voting!

Grumpy Old Guy









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Reply ***AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST: THE WINNERS!*** (Original post)
Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2022 OP
livetohike Aug 2022 #1
crickets Aug 2022 #2
CurtEastPoint Aug 2022 #3
Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2022 #6
MLAA Aug 2022 #4
leftyladyfrommo Aug 2022 #5
HAB911 Aug 2022 #7
blogslug Aug 2022 #8
brer cat Aug 2022 #9
Karadeniz Aug 2022 #10
burrowowl Aug 2022 #11
Delphinus Aug 2022 #12
DET Aug 2022 #13
SheltieLover Aug 2022 #14
Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2022 #21
SheltieLover Aug 2022 #22
2naSalit Aug 2022 #27
Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2022 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2022 #15
2naSalit Aug 2022 #26
planetc Aug 2022 #16
ShazzieB Aug 2022 #17
electric_blue68 Aug 2022 #18
JohnnyRingo Aug 2022 #19
markie Aug 2022 #20
Solly Mack Aug 2022 #23
IcyPeas Aug 2022 #24
2naSalit Aug 2022 #25
niyad Aug 2022 #29
Callalily Aug 2022 #30
mnhtnbb Aug 2022 #31
Soph0571 Aug 2022 #32

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 04:33 PM

1. Congratulations everyone! All of the entries were

beautiful .

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 04:35 PM

2. Every photo was a gem.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to every photographer who shared their beautiful pictures!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 04:48 PM

3. as always there were such beautiful photos. And the contest was splendidly run. Thank you, GOG

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 04:55 PM

6. You're welcome!

It was my pleasure!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 04:50 PM

4. 3 great shots out of some stiff competition. Well done!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 04:50 PM

5. Gorgeous. I never can choose

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 05:12 PM

7. Congrats to HappyCynic and 2naSalit!!!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 05:26 PM

8. Congratulations!

Here's to the photographers of DU!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 05:34 PM

9. K&R

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 05:41 PM

10. All gorgeous !!!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 05:45 PM

11. Congrats all!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 05:50 PM

12. Yay!

These are all WONDERFUL entries!

Congratulations to all.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 05:52 PM

13. Great Work!

I think this month’s set of photos were the most stunning yet. Every one a real gem.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 06:01 PM

14. Congrats to winners, entrants & thanks to Grumpy for hosting

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 07:22 PM

21. You're welcome!

It was my pleasure!

❤❤❤

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 07:34 PM

22. ...

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 08:59 PM

27. Yes! Thank you for hosting!

It was a great topic too. Especially for macro nuts.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #27)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 10:02 PM

28. It was fun.

Lots of cutting and pasting. 😉

I'm sure I'll host a lot more in the future.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 06:03 PM

15. Congrats to the Final Winners! Three stunning, gorgeous photos!

And Kudos to all who entered!

Every photo was beautiful.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 08:57 PM

26. There were a lot of great shots!

I really liked your reflections, the colors were really cool. And I was surprised I was in the finals!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 06:19 PM

16. If you were in this contest, you're a winner.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 06:29 PM

17. Congrats to our winners!

They are just who I thought they'd be. 🤗

There were a lot of great entries, but these were absolutely stunning!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 06:30 PM

18. Congrats to them & all of you photographers...

It's always great to see what beauty, fun or intriguing
images that you all will come up with for the monthly theme! 👍👏 📷 🧡

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 06:47 PM

19. Competition is getting tough.

Not enough to keep me away, though I haven't had an entry in a while. I keep forgetting before it's too late.

I have little chance of placing, but it's fun anyway.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 06:54 PM

20. awesome photos!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 07:41 PM

23. Congrats all!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 08:02 PM

24. Congrats to the winners. Great theme.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 08:53 PM

25. Congrats, you guys!

Those are great shots of droplets!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2022, 10:41 PM

29. An excellent contest. All the entries were amazing.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 07:20 AM

30. Congrats to the winners.

Great photos!

And thanks to everyone who entered.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 07:58 AM

31. Congratulations to HappyCynic, 2naSalit, and HAB911!

It was an interesting theme. Lots of wonderful photos in the contest.

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Wed Aug 24, 2022, 05:10 PM

32. Well done my loves

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