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Vote for your favorite images in the 3rd FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

Vote for your favorite images in the 3rd FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

Old Apr 29, 07, 7:02 pm
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Vote for your favorite images in the 3rd FlyerTalk Trip Reports Photo Contest!

So far we have, by my count, 52 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, May 6, 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_3

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 052.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.

The first prize for this contest is being sponsored by bdjohns1. The winner will receive their choice of two of the three volumes in the "Photographing the Southwest" series. These books are a great way to both learn the techniques of taking great photographs in the American Southwest, as well as a guidebook to finding photogenic locations that you might otherwise miss.

Volume 1 - Utah - Amazon link
Volume 2 - Arizona - Amazon link
Volume 3 - Colorado/New Mexico - Amazon link

Thank you, bdjohns! That is an amazing first prize!

Second prize will be five FT luggage tags sponsored by birdstrike. Third prizes will be three FT luggage tags also from birdstrike.

In the event of a tie, the poster who first reached the winning number of votes (as judged by the FT post timestamp) will be declared the winner. Multiple prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the sponsor.

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.
Results from the Second Trip Reports Photo Contest are here.

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Old Apr 29, 07, 7:02 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 ** FlyingOnceMore ** Tree Supports
002 ** vapour ** First Light
003 ** IceTrojan ** Grand Canyon
004 ** IceTrojan ** * Caves in Halong Bay, Vietnam
005 ** jason8612 ** *St. Mary's church in Krakow, Poland (HDR)
006 ** jason8612 ** stream that passes through Vail, CO (HDR)
007 ** vysean ** Coyote Buttes
008 ** vysean ** Sacred Datura at Middle Antelope Canyon
009 ** alliance ** kayaks
010 ** PTravel ** *South Rim of the Grand Canyon at Dawn
011 ** kpc ** *Little Gravelly Beach, Sleepy Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia
012 ** kpc ** Little Gravelly Beach, Sleepy Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia (2)
013 ** cpx ** RedRock Canyon, NV
014 ** TTT ** Wadi Rum, Jordan
015 ** TTT ** Yellowstone National Park
016 ** Green Dragon ** Bolton Abbey door, Yorkshire, UK
017 ** BlissWorld ** Grand Canyon, AZ
018 ** BlissWorld ** "Anger", Sedona, AZ
019 ** Gardyloo ** Elborz Mountains, Iran
020 ** Gardyloo ** Canyon de Chelly after a light snow
021 ** bau31888 ** *It was a rock, it became red (Moscow)
022 ** bau31888 ** **It's red, and on the rock (near to Gothenburg)
023 ** Bundy Bear ** * Ayers Rock 2004; you know you wanted to see it.
024 ** Bundy Bear ** Kings Canyon 2004 on a road trip from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock.
025 ** armydude ** India
026 ** armydude ** Great Barrier Reef
027 ** PTravel ** *Great Wall at Badoling
028 ** cheepneezy ** *Bryce Canyon at sunrise
029 ** cheepneezy ** Canyonlands at moonrise
030 ** dcmike ** Noravank Monastery, Armenia
031 ** dcmike ** Noravank Canyon
032 ** CPRich ** Carousel Rock, Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona
033 ** CPRich ** Unknown rock formation in Sedona, from helicopter
034 ** aaac ** a woman's touch
035 ** aaac ** a woman's touch (2)
036 ** MichaelCharlie ** Sintra
037 ** brahms77 ** Grand Canyon at Dusk
038 ** brahms77 ** Sedona - Shadows into the evening
039 ** allset2travel ** Grand Canyon
040 ** allset2travel ** Bridging the Canyon
041 ** mijugo ** Kasbah Ait Youl, Morocco
042 ** avidflyer ** Monterey Splash
043 ** hoyateach ** Somewhere over the *Western USA*.
044 ** Gargoyle ** *Ornatista
045 ** Gargoyle ** **Rosso Laguna
046 ** mijugo ** untitled
047 ** wr_schwab ** *Painted Desert
048 ** wr_schwab ** Inside Aillwee Cave in Ireland
049 ** OB one ** Slide Rock, Sedona with about 43 degree water.
050 ** OB one ** the view from Hilton Sedona
051 ** humanoid94 ** Haleakala Crater- In desolation there is one plant
052 ** humanoid94 ** Haleakala- an interesting lava flow

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Old Apr 29, 07, 7:41 pm
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My votes:

008
012
039

Like the natural look of these pictures.



I also like the 027 Badaling picture.. I have a shot of the exact same place.
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Old Apr 29, 07, 7:53 pm
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008 - WOW. All I can say. Absolutely beautiful. If I could give this more votes, I would.
020 - I think the clouds floating in make this shot for me.
038 - Clever composition.
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Old Apr 30, 07, 3:36 am
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These are the places where I can spend hours of just watching. The pics made me dream of my next vacation and caught me immedeately. Simply amazing.
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:20 pm
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Some great pictures from which to choose! ^
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:26 pm
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Very difficult decision!
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Old Apr 30, 07, 12:45 pm
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Old Apr 30, 07, 2:25 pm
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Next time ask us to pick 10.
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Old Apr 30, 07, 2:38 pm
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7, 8, and 38. All amazing shots and a pretty darn good showing from FT'ers! Thanks for managing this Birdstrike, it is a nice addition to FT!
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Old Apr 30, 07, 10:55 pm
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001 Very tranquil
020 Spectacular
023 A really big red rock
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Old May 1, 07, 5:42 pm
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Old May 1, 07, 6:03 pm
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Old May 1, 07, 6:41 pm
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07 - I really like that yin-yang thing with spires and depressions
28 - interesting textures
33 - great lines and movement

Amazingly difficult to pick just 3. I have about 49 runner-ups.
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Old May 1, 07, 6:41 pm
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ms. birdstrike has made her choices:

8 Great contrast.
33 Wonderful perspective.
34 (for the womens touch!)
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