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Please forgive brag - but I won First Prize in a photo comp

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Clivegriff, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Leeds University organised a photographic competition.

    Here's a quote from their website...

    "The University's city and regional office is running a photography competition, encouraging you (whether student, University staff or member of the public) to capture and submit images which reflect the way you perceive the inner North West area of Leeds (Hyde Park, Woodhouse, Headingley, Kirkstall and Weetwood). The images can be positive or negative, people or places, it's up to you. The 1st prize is £200, 2nd prize £100 and 3rd prize £50. The images will be used in the new community strategy, published in the autumn, and associated publicity."

    I entered the photograph below and earlier today I received a call to inform me that it had won first prize! I tried to illustrate different sections of the community living closely together in harmony as demonstrated by the juxtaposition of vastly differing architectural styles.

    I've had a few pictures published in various publications but this is my first ever competition win. Needless to say, I'm thrilled.

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  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Well done Clive. Congrat's!! Now you can take the cash and buy us all an ale. 8)
  3. Brilliant, Clive! I see you took the shot at 38mm. Kit lens? And did you include the estate agent's sign as a compositional element?

    I see you linked the default size from pbase, which signals them to squish and desaturate the picture with some primitive algorithm. This "original size" version
    does a better job of portraying your masterpiece. Well done!

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  4. Conrats!

    Always nice to win a competition!
  5. Congrats, Clive! Nice pic, indeed.
  6. Welle done Clive. I'm envious and impressed.
  7. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Bravo! Well done Clive! I love the colors! (and so did the judges, eh?)!!!!

    So don't spend it all in one place, and don't tell us you did it with a Canon P&S, K? ;) 

    Actually now that I see Frank is on the scene, you'll be spending it on lenses, so, enjoy. Congratulations!
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Congratulations. Job well Done.

    Proud of you...
  9. Take a bow, Clive!!! And spread those quid around at your local tonight! Congratulations!
  10. Thanks, Frank.

    Like you, I passed on the kit lens when I bought my D70. I used the Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S.

    The estate agent's sign was just there and as it's a firm that specialises in student lets I thought it was appropriate to the theme.
  11. Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments. They are much appreciated.

    SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) has decreed that the £200 can be added to the LLD fund.

  12. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Well done, Clive. It is very special to be selected for something that you have earned. Very nice honor!!!
  13. gho


    Feb 7, 2005
    Awsome job! Congrats.

    I've never won any photo contests, so you're way ahead of me!
  14. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    Well done!!! And lucky you adding to the "LLD fund"!!! :) 
  15. Congrats!

    The only reasonable way to celebrate this great event, is to buy at least 1 new lens or perhaps even 2!
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