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Discussion in 'Challenge and Contests Forum' started by misupix, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Welcome to the CAFE CHALLENGE #8 "Light and Shadow" - VOTING THREAD

    Wow, so many great submissions!
    ...and all contain a amount of light and shadow! (like I said :wink: :wink:) 

    Here is my answer to Frits great introduction from Challenge #7:

    Imagine: You are in your little computer-room in front of your old flickering computer-screen with a warm breeze making its way to you from the CPU cooling fan. The computer display is slightly dim and your cat is moving in the room. You notice a whiff of a unpleasant fragrance in the air, which must come from the #%&#-cat. Nice!
    Get yourself a few pieces of leftover pizza and a glass of warm old Cola and get ready to do your job and choose your favorites.
    (Frits, maybe I didn't manage to get the "atmosphere" right? :wink: :wink: :wink: )

    So here are the Rules for Voting:

    Everyone is allowed three votes:

    1st place: 3 points
    2nd place: 2 points
    3rd place: 1 point

    So now look, read and observe carefully, and take your time before you make up your mind!

    Make sure to mention the name (member name) of the Artist and the Title of the Artwork!

    Then post your votes in this thread.


    will start NOW and last four Days!
    End: Thursday 07-07-05 20.00 utc/gmt
    Results will be posted shortly after!

    To avoid a time discussion here's the link again!
    (shameless copied from Topic thread #6, thanks to Hans):

    I wish you all Happy Voting!
  2. Here's my votes:

    1st Place: dbirdsong (Dave) - Canoe at the Lake - 3 points
    2nd Place: Jay Keller - Toy Train - 2 points
    3rd Place: Vinod Menon: Tennis - 1 point

    I'd just like to say I enjoyed everyone's entry and it was hard to choose three to vote for. Looking forward to the next one!
  3. StevenVW


    May 4, 2005
    Here are my results:

    1st place: TKO (the bulb) - (3pts)
    2nd place: JordanFLW (Streetlight) - (2pts)
    3rd place: Vinod Menon (Tennisracket) - (1pt)
  4. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Tough competition.... but here's my vote:

    1st Place...dbirdsong for Canoe at the Lake

    2nd Place...Greg for lil green

    3rd Place...Joe Lorenzini for Sunset at Lone Star

    Great job everyone...I am truly impressed at how you viewed the topic!
  5. JordanLFW

    JordanLFW Guest

    My Votes:

    1st Place: Jay Keller - Toy Train
    2nd Place: eng45ine - Wrigley Lights
    3rd Place: Vinod Menon - Tennis Racket
  6. In making my selections in Challenge #8, I made a distinction between the use of a silhouette and shadows produced as part of the image.

    First Place(3 Points): NB23 for "Strictly Light and Shadow", which beautifully displays how light and shadow can be used to define an image.

    Second Place(2 Points): gbenic for "Rock", a wonderful use of composition with light and dark elements.

    Third Place(1 Point): Chris101 for "Reclining Nude", a clever and imaginative use of shadow and light.

    aka beaucamera
  7. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    First Place(3 Points): NB23 for "Strictly Light and Shadow"
    Second Place(2 Points):Greg for bird
    Third Place(1 Point):sinapps I love those eyes..
  8. Cory Cooper

    Cory Cooper

    May 24, 2005
    Salem, NH
    1st - Naked by TKO (3 points)

    So simple, it begs to be framed and hung.

    2nd - Sunset at Lone Star by Joe_Lorenzini (2 points)

    4th turn...they're headed for home...Ruby Be Mine by a neck...

    3rd - Canoe at the lake by dbirdsong (1 point)

    Waiting for the loons to come 'round and say goodnight.


    **EDIT - Sorry folks, I meant to say that all submissions were great! Got a little busy switching between all the shots to construct my vote, as well as doing several other things when I made this post. Please accept my apology...I enjoyed all the submissions greatly! Keep up the great work everyone.
  9. 1st: dbirdsong Canoe at the lake

    This is the one for me. What a mood. I often see such scenes in my head and there is is on a picture. Very well executed.

    2nd: Joe_Lorenzini Sunset at Lone Star

    It has some magic. Something glamorous too. Very nice.

    3rd: The Saxophone Player The saxophone player.

    This third place was the hardest to give out. So many great entries. However, this picture is striking to me. Maybe too "neat" for some tastes but still: nice mood, great colors and excellent composition.

  10. AndyWoodward

    AndyWoodward Guest

    1st: Naked by TFO
    2nd: Streetlight Shadow by JordanLFW
    3rd: Painting with light by Odanata

    Special mention to Sinapps for his excellent submission.

    Great entries all,

  11. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    My top 5:

    3 points to NB23 for Strictly Light and shadow
    2 points to Rad (sinapps) for untitled (Randi2)
    1 point to Virginia (Beaucamera) for Crossroads of Light and Shadow
    Honorable Mention to Joe Lorenzini for Sunset at Lone Star
    Honorable Mention to RFCNIKON for The Saxaphone Player
  12. MaCo


    Jun 23, 2005
    Great shots...

    ... but the best are

    1 - 3 points: TKO with naked
    2 - 2 points: JordanLFW with Streetlight shadow
    3 - 1 point : NB23 with Strictly light and shadows

    Great entries!
  13. linm


    May 3, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Tough call!

    My choices are:
    1) (3 points) hans for "Sun"
    2) (2 points) dbirdsong for "Canoe at the Lake"
    3) (1 point) Boobie Joe for "Into the light..."

    Honourable mention: Joe_Lorenzini for "Sunset at Lonestar" and NB23 for "Strictly Light & Shadows"

    What a tough challenge! Hmmm...dare I say 'challenging'? So much so that I never managed to come up with an idea! Congratulations to all who did, though! I thought everyone did a really creative job. It was tough to make my choices for winners!
  14. Great work by everyone, with some outstanding submissions.

    Here are my choices:

    3 pts. Eng45ine Baseball Stadium (should have been Busch Stadium, but we'll have to settle for something out of Chicago)

    2 pts. RFCNikon Saxophone Player

    1 pt. Andy Woodward Out of the Darkness

    Honorable Mention to Jay Keller for Toy Train

    Best wishes,

  15. First off, thank you Michael for running a great Challenge, very well done!

    My votes:

    3 points: Baseball park, by eng45ine
    Very moody shot, exploiting the challenge subject very well.

    2 points: Strictly light and shadows, by NB23
    Excellent technical execution, Nenad!

    1 point: The saxophone player, by RFCnikon
    Nicely thought out scheme and well executed.
  16. My votes:

    1. 3 points: Jay Keller - Toy Train
    2. 2 points TKO - Naked
    3. 1 point NB23 - Strictly light and shadows


    Apr 30, 2005
    So many fine images, so here is my worthless 2 cent opinion :>)

    3 points - Strictly Light and Shadows by NB23

    2 points - Lil Green by Greg

    1 point - Tennis by Vinod Menon


  18. very tough challenge. Sorry I was unable to come up with an entry.
    my votes
    1st 3pts - Hans-Sun
    2nd 2 pts - dbirdsong- canoe
    3rd 1 pt - Greg - lil green
  19. I agree with the others; this is a very difficult decision. However, these are the three that I am awarding my points to:

    1st Place: TKO for "Naked"
    2nd Place: Rapman1959 for "Forest Light"
    3rd Place: Kevin Scott for "Mother and Child"
  20. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    1st palce and 3 points to forest light by Adolfo
    2nd place and 2 points to light painted flower by odonata
    3rd and 1 point to into the light by bobbie joe
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