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Ian
25th June 2009, 02:46 PM
At last, the twelve finalists for the Olympus UK E-System User Group Beauty of Winter competition, as voted by e-group members are (in no particular order):


No. 120 Oak Tree Sunrise (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/12386/size/big/cat/) by andym
No. 002 Frozen Winterland (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11419/size/big/cat/) by Naughty Nigel
No. 169 On Hawthorn Hill (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/13171/size/big/cat/) by Jim S
No. 172 Winters Shadows (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/13181/size/big/cat/) by ringneck
No. 092 Chailey_Common (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11927/size/big/cat/) by ndl0071
No. 202 To the West; Bodmin Cornwall (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=13255) by jimmouseandbear
No. 048 Warming Up (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11763/size/big/cat/) by dbutch
No. 186 winter sun (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/13214/size/big/cat/) by MARS
No. 018 Frozen Derwentwater (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11605/size/big/cat/) by snapper 1609
No. 140 Frosty Wrought Iron Spiral (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/12730/size/big/cat/) by beyond words
No. 021 Autumn leaf frozen in winter (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11618/size/big/cat/) by shirley
No. 054 Ice Crystals (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/11772/size/big/cat/) by mcgovernjon


I will be contacting everyone above personally to ask them to provide me with a file of their image for printing on to A4 (with border) for final judging. The judging panel will be revealed shortly.

Thank you to everyone who entered and voted. I'm very proud of the standard of entries - an impressive gallery if ever there was one!

Good luck to the finalists!

I am very sorry for the excessively long delay in computing the votes - no excuses - but I hope we can now bring the competition to a swift and agreeable conclusion.

Thanks,

Ian

StephenL
25th June 2009, 02:49 PM
A fine selection of images!

ringneck
25th June 2009, 04:10 PM
Yes a good selection....especially as 2 of the 3 that I voted for are in there.

Good Luck everyone.

keith*chr

tlove
25th June 2009, 07:06 PM
A wonderful set of images *clap - very worthy finalists indeed *yes!

I am soooo glad I withdrew my entries - just too embarassing for words.

Good luck to you all (and I am soooo very glad I don't have to choose the winner:D!)

Barr1e
25th June 2009, 08:42 PM
Seriously good shots chosen to go into the final.

Congratulations to the twelve finalists.

Thanks Ian for what must have seemed a herculanean task.

Regards. Barr1e (+Anne)

Zuiko
25th June 2009, 09:17 PM
Wow! How do you pick a winner out of that lot? Glad I didn't enter, I've nothing that compares. :o Good luck to all the finalists; every one would be a worthy winner. :)

Hope I can come up with something suitable when we have an E-P1 competition! ;)

crimbo
26th June 2009, 06:56 AM
Good luck everybody

donmcmahan
28th June 2009, 04:37 AM
a very beautiful selection, congratulations to all, tough job for the judges*chr

Ian
3rd July 2009, 07:38 AM
I received the final image for printing yesterday, so we can now proceed the final judging stage. This is dependent on booking a convenient time with the judges to examine prints of the finalists' work. I will keep you updated.

Ian

ringneck
3rd July 2009, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the update Ian......good luck AGAIN to everyone.

keith*chr

Ian
29th July 2009, 05:23 PM
I know it has been a long wait, but it's nearly over. I'm very pleased to announce that the editor of Amateur Photographer magazine, Damien Demolder, has agreed to be our judge and to choose the winner from the final twelve images. Damien is an accomplished photographer and camera collector in his own right, and before joining AP he was a professional photographer. Damien is exhibiting (http://dpnow.com/6103.html) his work alongside well known landscape photographer, Charlie Waite

Damien has the finalists' images in printed form and he will also be looking at the online images in the gallery. He has promised that the winner will be chosen within the next 7 days.

The next update will be concerning who is the winner!

Ian