View Full Version : 38th Challenge - "It's seen better days..." Results!

28th February 2011, 09:03 AM

Well, we had a last-minute run of votes and, despite votes across the board, there were a few clear leaders. So, we have:

First place: "Abandoned" by Roger.tomblin@vodafone.ne
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1071/Abandoned.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/31017)

Second place: "Shall I bother to change the window display?" by LightingMan
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1071/MrAllSorts.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/31024)

Third place: "Worn out but still worn" by stevednp3
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1071/Worn_out_but_still_worn_.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/31030)

Well done to all who entered, and thank you all for entering. A good number of pictures with differing takes on the theme. *chr

Over to Roger for the next challenge! :)


28th February 2011, 12:35 PM
Well done to the winners, nice to see some of the less regular entering and doing well

Thanks for runing Dave, good theme

Looking forward to the next one


28th February 2011, 01:28 PM
Well done to the winners, nice to see some of the less regular entering and doing well


These are a bit of fun, and it's nice to have a subject to think of as well. I like to see how others interpret an idea and use their creativity. Some of these shots may seem "easy" or not "perfect", but that's not the point imho. The point is to be given a task and take a shot with that in mind.

Due to the nature of the competition, no archives are allowed - so we have to get off our (in my case) fat backsides and go out and find a subject, or create one indoors.

Further, I remember when I was at school I sketched an Alsation dog in pencil. I was proud of it and it was taken by the teacher to a hall, along with many works of art from schools, to be sold for charity. Somebody bought mine and I was just as pleased as punch that another person liked what I had done.

I get a similar feeling here if somebody likes my picture, and I'm not afraid to say it! I take photos for me, and for my family and our memories. However, it's *always* nice when somebody else tells you they like something you've done.

Finally, I'm of the school of thought that a caption can be a huge part of the delight when looking at a photo or, for that matter, any work of art hanging in galleries all around the world. Sometimes a picture doesn't need words, but often it helps!

I don't judge just on technicality: I know the theme when I'm looking at the entries and I just vote for the ones that grab me; and often a title makes me smile and reveals the thoughts of the person behind the lens when they took the shot.

So, let's keep this going and all get involved. For me, it's a little pleasure in a world that seems to be denying us more of them.*chr


28th February 2011, 01:37 PM
Well Done Roger and everyone else.

Thanks for the Challenge David, it was a really good theme. I had tons of ideas for this one and was hard to decide on what to enter

Wee man
28th February 2011, 02:24 PM
Well done to the winners. Thanks for running the comp.

28th February 2011, 08:41 PM

Thanks for the Challenge, great fun, enjoyed going out and looking for a suitable subject. This is the first one I have entered on the forum but definitely not the last.

So now I have to come up with a subject for the next one, will try and come up with something equally as challenging very shortly.

And thanks to all who voted

Roger *chr

28th February 2011, 09:33 PM
Enjoyed doing my first challenge, although technically far from perfect its left me firmly bitten and looking forward to the next one, *yes

1st March 2011, 09:04 AM
2nd *chr not too shabby for a 1st time effort! Well done Roger.

1st March 2011, 03:04 PM
*chr Well done to the winner and runners up.

Excellent challenge title too.