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Vote for your favorite images in the 2nd FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

Vote for your favorite images in the 2nd FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

Old Apr 15, 07, 7:07 pm
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Vote for your favorite images in the 2nd FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

So far we have, by my count, 77 eligible and most excellent images! The talent (and breadth of travel) shown here yet again is nothing short of amazing!

This is the official voting thread. The voting period will run for one week and end on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 6:00pm Pacific Daylight time.

In order to make viewing the images and your selection process easier, I have gathered them into a single gallery here:

http://www.pbase.com/birdstrike/flyertalk_contest_2

Clicking on a thumbnail will bring up the full-sized version of the image. Selecting slideshow will show medium-resolution versions of the images in, well, a slideshow.

You may vote for three images. Any Registered FlyerTalker may vote.

At the bottom of each image is a unique filename: 001.jpg through 077.jpg. The three digit identifier is what you will use to cast your votes.

Each voter should add a post to this voting thread. with three ID numbers from the gallery identifying the three images you are selecting as your favorites.

Voters are asked to choose between the submitted images based on the entry's aptness to the theme of the contest, visual appeal, artistry, and composition.

Please do add your thoughts to your post. Why were the photos you selected your favorites? What caught your eye? Questions to the photographers are welcome!

At the end of the one week voting period, the voting thread will be closed and I will tally the votes and announce the winners.

This month's first prize will be any single item chosen from the FlyerTalk store here or here. and is sponsored by birdstrike. Second prize will be five FT luggage tags. Third prizes will be three FT luggage tags.

And then, if a good time was had by all, we can start again with a new theme which shall be announced shortly.

Cheers,

birdstrike

Results from the First Trip Reports Photo Contest are here.

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Old Apr 15, 07, 7:08 pm
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I would like to say thank you to everyone who contributed those wonderful photographs to this little contest! And thank you also to our Trip Reports Moderators onedog and B747-437B.

May the best pictures win!!

001 * aw * Venice - Grand Canal
002 * aw * Paris - Versailles Palace
003 * Mary2e * Road to Waimea Canyon, Kauai - October 2006
004 * peteropny * untitled
005 * armydude * Baghdad Sunset - taken in 2005 while on guard duty
006 * armydude * Peterhof Fountain
007 * hoyatech * Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
008 * hoyatech * Sunset on Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA
009 * alliance * Sailboat and Sunset at Sea, Kauai, HI
010 * aSiAnRiCk * Rice paddies in Bali on a rainy day - Bali, Indonesia
011 * Steady-EDI * Sydney Olympic Park
012 * chexfan * Lovers Walking - Shore of the Andaman Sea, Thailand
013 * PTravel * Copenhagen
014 * PTravel * Xidi, China
015 * sailrob81 * Mt. Misery and Enterprize Port Davey World Heritage Area, Southwest Tasmania, Australia.
016 * TIMP * Watery Melodies
017 * TIMP * Ralphs Bays Lauderdale Hobart Tasmania
018 * LH738 * [email protected]e
019 * PhilH * Lake Louise
020 * PhilH * Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park
021 * IceTrojan * Hapgood Pond in Vermont
022 * IceTrojan * Stinson Beach in Marin County, CA
023 * Gargoyle * Angels Dew, Vermont
024 * Alliance * Mrs. Alliance Walking on Water - Mission Beach, San Diego, CA
025 * Babaduck * Jellyfish at Oceanarium, Brest, France
026 * Babaduck * Manhattan - October 2004
027 * Gardyloo * In the tube, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
028 * Gardyloo * September, Alaska
029 * IAH_FLYER * Mossman River, Queensland, Australia
030 * wr_schwab * Aerial View of Victoria Falls during the dry season
031 * Notenet * Tihany penninsula, Lake Balaton, Hungary
032 * FlyingOnceMore * Please Stop Raining
033 * Notenet * Wine cellars, Cak, Hungary, under frozen water.
034 * vysean * Ice sculpture at the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska, March, 2006
035 * vysean * Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, October, 2004
036 * FatManInNYC * Pireas, outside Athens, Greece
037 * FatManInNYC * Westin Rio Mar, San Juan, PR.
038 * TTT * Persian Gulf, Kuwait City, Kuwait
039 * TTT * Dead Sea, Jordan
040 * hauteboy * Angkor Wat, Cambodia
041 * hauteboy * Blue Lagoon, Iceland
042 * ORDflyr * Winter Infinity, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois USA
043 * ORDflyr * South Beach Disk, The National Hotel South Beach, Miami, Florida USA
044 * allset2travel * Dance all night - fountains at Bellagio
045 * SchmutzigMSP * Safe Haven, Ala Wai Boat Harbor, Hawai'i
046 * SchmutzigMSP * After the Rain, Kansai International Airport, Japan
047 * Telfes * I See! Boats on Saigon River, Vietnam
048 * azepine00 * Late May in Yellowstone
049 * Telfes * Blues. Oahu -- Turtle Island from Makapu'u Point (IIRC)
050 * Magnus * a wet evening in Thailand.
051 * allset2travel * Sunset over Salzburg's Salzach River
052 * Gargoyle * Venezia, acqua alta
053 * bdjohns1 * Water on Mars?
054 * bdjohns1 * Solitude on the Beach
055 * azepine00 * Wedding anyone? (taken at InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora)
056 * Bundy Bear * water canon salute on arrival of the first Pacific Blue flight into Brisbane.
057 * Bundy Bear * Sydney Opera House 11 March 2007
058 * OB one * What I do on my summer vacation. - Tubing in Central Massachusetts
059 * OB one * Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak, Phoenix
060 * ucsf_med * Sunset, Key West, Florida
061 * ucsf_med * Reflecting on the Moonlit Seaside, Kauai, Hawaii
062 * FourWheels * Whitefish Lake, Montana
063 * WindFlyer * Henty River, Tasmania
064 * WinfFLyer * Blue Cave, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
065 * vapour * Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia
066 * vapour * Marstrand, Sweden
067 * bluesincenew * "Boats at Kanuga" (Kanuga Conference Center near Hendersonville, NC)
068 * bluesincenew * Fountain of youth?
069 * aaac * Ayeyarwaddy river, Burma
070 * aaac * Green Lake, Wilmington, NC, USA
071 * scoow * Virginia Mountain Stream
072 * bau31888 * Footpath in the Scottish Highlands
073 * bau31888 * Getty Center in L.A.
074 * Berto * Georgia Waterfall
075 * Berto * Isle of Capri
076 * scoow * Garden-Bali
077 * Abby * After the Run....
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Old Apr 15, 07, 7:32 pm
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They were ALL great. But I particularly like:

053

071

077
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Old Apr 15, 07, 7:36 pm
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PHOTOS!^

Since I can only choose three:

004 (Hey, it's creative)

041

055
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Old Apr 15, 07, 8:32 pm
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So hard to choose, but it's gotta be

23

35

77
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Old Apr 15, 07, 8:36 pm
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012 - because I'm a sentimentalist.

048 - water like glass, a beautiful portrait.

069 - I am envious beyond words at this picture, both the opportunity to take it and the skill to get it right.
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Old Apr 15, 07, 9:59 pm
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Awesome photos everyone!

Since I had to narrow it down to 3...

013 - The color of the row houses in the sunlight and the way the masts of the boats get intermingled.

069 - The colors of the water and the mountains are amazing and the way the buildings stand out of the hills.

075 - A very neat setting. I particularly like the reflection of the water on the boats.

Thanks to birdstrike for doing all of the work to set this up! It was a great contest.
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Old Apr 15, 07, 11:53 pm
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My vote goes to:

009 - Excellent sunset photo
062 - Beautiful reflection photo
076 - Looks like paradise ^
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Old Apr 16, 07, 1:11 am
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014- love the reflection feels....lonely.
069- Haunting photo
020- Don't know why, just like the composition.
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Old Apr 16, 07, 2:49 am
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Great pictures!

075
018
048
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Old Apr 16, 07, 3:54 am
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009, Sunset looks good
062 reflections
046 clouds not a clear day for flying
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Old Apr 16, 07, 8:04 am
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This is insanely difficult, but here goes:

012 - simple, but profound
035 - Mother Nature at her best
009 - such wonderful colors
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Old Apr 16, 07, 9:19 am
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The competition's definitely been stepped up this time around.

My votes are for:

070 - Like I said in the contest thread, I love the colors of this image - the color shift in the sky was captured perfectly.
067 - The sepia-tone conversion made this shot for me.
073 - I like a well-done water drop shot

Hope to see more great work in the next contest!
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Old Apr 16, 07, 9:26 am
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Thanks for the great pictures

A difficult choice and a sincere thanks to all the photographers for bringing a smile to a dreary rainy day



18 Love the soft colors
48 Great combination of colors and light
69 Dream like quality, almost haunting
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Old Apr 16, 07, 10:15 am
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my votes All amazing photos.
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