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Title: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: AScot on March 30, 2015, 08:01:55 PM
POTM (Picture of the month) Challenge for April 2015.

Please begin posting your nominations for the April 2015 picture of the month by replying to this post.
To be fair to all, refrain from  making comments, just post the photo.
Note: Your nominations must be dated starting on April 1st 2015 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

See here (http://www.dynaxdigital.com/monthly-challenges/potm-(picture-of-the-month)-challenge-rules/msg204610/#msg204610) for rules and guidance.
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: AScot on April 04, 2015, 06:42:37 PM
Nomination #1
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/dynax%20digital/untitled%20shoot-052-Edit_zpswo19q30c.jpg)
Chris82
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: AScot on April 04, 2015, 06:45:05 PM
Nomination #2
(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/retoohs/Thailand%20March%20April%202015/_DSC1526_zpsvdzp5ihn.jpg)
retoohs
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: AScot on April 05, 2015, 12:08:43 AM
Nomination #3
(http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/chappo/_DSC9445_zpsbxtei9uk.jpg) (http://s912.photobucket.com/user/chappo/media/_DSC9445_zpsbxtei9uk.jpg.html)
chappo 1
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Chris82 on April 05, 2015, 10:00:14 PM
Nomination #4
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee467/vyronas/DSC02337.jpg) (http://s1229.photobucket.com/user/vyronas/media/DSC02337.jpg.html)
REX
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Chris82 on April 19, 2015, 08:05:24 AM
Nomination #5
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee467/vyronas/DSC02376.jpg) (http://s1229.photobucket.com/user/vyronas/media/DSC02376.jpg.html)
REX
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: REX (aka TG) on April 23, 2015, 11:48:30 AM
Nomination #6
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/dynax%20digital/CL15-103_zpsrwncodyp.jpg) (http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/mpschris/media/dynax%20digital/CL15-103_zpsrwncodyp.jpg.html)
Chris82
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: retoohs on April 27, 2015, 08:52:17 AM
Nomination #7
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee467/vyronas/DSC03596.jpg)
REX
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: retoohs on April 27, 2015, 08:59:53 AM
Nomination #8
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee467/vyronas/DSC01074.jpg)
REX
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: retoohs on April 27, 2015, 09:04:24 AM
Nomination #9
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/DSC07733_zpssu70y77r.jpg)
Chris82
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Chris82 on April 28, 2015, 07:39:01 PM
Nomination #10
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee467/vyronas/DSC00106.jpg) (http://s1229.photobucket.com/user/vyronas/media/DSC00106.jpg.html)
REX
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Chris82 on April 28, 2015, 07:44:42 PM
Nomination #11
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7585/17055252587_56dcd3720d_b.jpg)
Gordon McGeachie
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Chris82 on April 28, 2015, 07:47:20 PM
Nomination #12
(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/retoohs/Kellands%20Pond/_DSC3049a_zpse6ds00v6.jpg) (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/retoohs/media/Kellands%20Pond/_DSC3049a_zpse6ds00v6.jpg.html)
retoohs
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Faldrax on April 29, 2015, 01:14:23 PM
Nomination #13

(http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/retoohs/Thailand%20March%20April%202015/_DSC2327_zpso7t2iwts.jpg)
by retoohs
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Faldrax on April 29, 2015, 01:27:13 PM
Nomination #14

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/dynax%20digital/CL15-074_zpsystclpjn.jpg)
by Chris82
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Faldrax on April 29, 2015, 01:34:47 PM
Nomination #15

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/mpschris/dynax%20digital/DSC07657_zpsxwvytl70.jpg)
By Chris82
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: AScot on May 01, 2015, 04:55:09 PM
Please PM me, AScot (Charles) with your votes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from the above photos.

Voting will end on May 7th 2015 at 12pm GMT.

A vote for 1st place will get 3 points, 2nd place will get 2 points and 3rd place will get 1 point.The result of the voting will be announced here within two days. Thank you.
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: AScot on May 08, 2015, 04:57:35 PM
The results of the POTM Challenge April 2015 are as follows.

1st Place with 7 points is REX, Nomination #5
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee467/vyronas/DSC02376.jpg) (http://s1229.photobucket.com/user/vyronas/media/DSC02376.jpg.html)

2nd place with 4 points is Chris82 retoohs, Nomination #12

3rd place is a tie with 3 points each is Retoohs REX, Nomination #8 and Retoohs Chris82, Nomination #9     

Congratulations to REX (aka TG), Retoohs and Chris82.

Discussions of the winners and nominations may be added below
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: chappo1 on May 09, 2015, 01:16:47 AM
Congratulations Rex.

Number of votes though is disappointing.....john
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: retoohs on May 09, 2015, 11:10:26 AM
Rex I loved your winning photo and was my favourite but thought a lot of PS to add the red colour. Personally I'm all for work done in camera rather than on the computer even though we are all guilty of some processing at home but actually if processed it was a minus for me even though as I have said it was my favourite. Please correct me if I'm wrong about the processing. I loved your moto cross shot which I voted for and the a shot I'd be proud to shoot myself. Chris I loved your shot nomination 9 which made me think of the famous photo from I think it was Time magazine of the unknown Afghan girl whose eyes in the shot captured the worlds heart. In my eyes it might not have been the best photo technically but it had that wow factor for me which we are all after when we shoot. John loved your sunset shot and probably deserved more recognition. Congratulations to all the other shots that were deservedly nominated. I love the concept of this competition and hope it gains more support from the members and we keep it going.
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: Chris82 on May 09, 2015, 12:43:40 PM
 Congrats Rex, Stunning photo. Love the simplicity and minimalist feel to it.

I also agree with what has been said above about the number of votes being too low and i hope that it gains more support and input from members to keep it going.
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: REX (aka TG) on May 09, 2015, 04:17:39 PM
Thank you all for your votes and comments.

retoohs this photo was taken with a77II + Tele 2x + 300G and heavy cropping. There is not much to do in post processing with such a picture.

Sharp or not sharp is equal and you have only to deal with the silhouette flamingo and the surrounding color. So black is black and the yellow/orange from sunrise i changed the white balance to make it warmer and shifted it to orange.

I am also sorry that the votes were low but at least we have started a challenge and hope it continues with more members being interested.

Congratulation also to Chris82 and Retoohs and all nominated.

If we post more often we will keep this forum alive and it is worth it
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: retoohs on May 10, 2015, 12:14:31 AM
Thanks Rex for explaining that and as I said it was my favourite and is a fantastic pic. I just thought maybe the silhouetted flamingo may have been layered onto the orange background. For me personally it makes it so much more impressive that it was caught in camera
Title: Re: POTM Challenge April 2015
Post by: AScot on May 11, 2015, 04:59:08 PM
I made a mistake when I posted the 2nd and third places. I mixed up retoohs name with Chris82' name, all my fault. My apologies to retoohs and Chris82 and to the membership.

Please see above The results of the POTM Challenge April 2015 are as follows here. (http://www.dynaxdigital.com/monthly-challenges/potm-challenge-april-2015/msg204979/#msg204979).