Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

  1. #1
    Moderator Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Glenfarg, Scotland
    Posts
    20,236
    Real Name
    Just add 'MacKenzie'

    Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    We have one very clear winner this month + a tie for 2nd place.

    At one point I thought we were going to have a 9-way tie for second place, but the final few votes sorted that out and we have a 2-way tie.

    So, tied for 2nd place we have:-
    Richard (rpcrowe)

    with


    Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result


    and


    markjass

    with


    Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result


    And the very clear winner is:-


    Barbara Ponder

    with


    Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result


    The others that were fighting for that share of 2nd place were Entry Numbers:- 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17.

    Well done everyone. If you want to see the full list of entries, go to Photo Competition for March 2017

  2. #2
    Round Tuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    644
    Real Name
    André

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Congratulation Barbara. That photo is in a class by itself. Congratulations also to Richard and Mark. Well done.

  3. #3
    rpcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    13,578
    Real Name
    Richard

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Congratulations Barbara - when I saw your image, it simply blew me away. Congratulations also to Mark, yours is an absolutely beautiful image. Thanks to all who have entered and those who have voted in this competition. And of course, thanks to my Reenactor who really made my image what it is...
    And, of course, thank you to Donald who puts a lot of work into these competitions...

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC
    Posts
    19,064

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    The two runners-up might have qualified as winners in most of the earlier competitions. I don't remember seeing Barbara's winning photo in the threads, so I've just gotta mention that it's absolutely stunning and is a standout even among all the winning entries in the years I've been following this competition.

  5. #5
    KimC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,081
    Real Name
    Kim

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Congrats to Barbara and to the second place winners. Well done!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pasadena, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Real Name
    Barbara

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    WOW! Thank you so much!!!!!! I am in shock, especially to have won with such great competitors! A big thank you to all of you who have given great critiques and ways to improve my photography skills these past years! I would have never gotten this shot without all of you!

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Chicago Suburbs
    Posts
    636
    Real Name
    Randy

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Congratulations, Barbara, Richard and Markjass. Your photos are all first rate!

  8. #8
    Wendy Stanford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Victoria Australia
    Posts
    587

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Congratulations to Barbara, Mark and Richard, wonderful images, really something to aspire to

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pasadena, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Real Name
    Barbara

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Thank you Randy and Wendy!

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Abbotsford, BC Canada
    Posts
    2,159

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Congrats to the winners. I have only one word to say about Barbara's image and that is "Stunning!"

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pasadena, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Real Name
    Barbara

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Thank you Rita!

  12. #12
    skitterbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Ohio - USA
    Posts
    930
    Real Name
    Sandy

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    This is always a difficult competition to try and pick a winner. All of the work displayed here this month (and every month) is wonderful but I have to say that voting for a March pic was easier for me because I love horses. Used to own several of them that were used for western riding. So when I scrolled to the last photo and spotted this lovely creature displayed in an excellent manner, it made my day!
    Simply a beautiful photo! Well done Barbara!

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pasadena, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Real Name
    Barbara

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Sandy so glad you enjoyed it. I as well am a huge horse fan, they make such a lovely subject. This particular shot was taken during the Houston Livestock show and Rodeo, it was a tribute to the working horse and was beautifully done. They brought out the grandmother, then her daughter, her grandaughter, her great grandaughter and then all the horses produced by them. It was done under spotlight and was incredible to watch. I was so happy to be able to capture the moment. This was just one of many shots I was able to get of them. I had been shooting the bronc riding right before this shot and did not have time to change my settings as it came as a surprise. I almost did not shoot them fearing the settings would be wrong but decided to give it a try and am so glad that I did.

  14. #14
    skitterbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Ohio - USA
    Posts
    930
    Real Name
    Sandy

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Ponder View Post
    Sandy so glad you enjoyed it. I as well am a huge horse fan, they make such a lovely subject. This particular shot was taken during the Houston Livestock show and Rodeo, it was a tribute to the working horse and was beautifully done. They brought out the grandmother, then her daughter, her grandaughter, her great grandaughter and then all the horses produced by them. It was done under spotlight and was incredible to watch. I was so happy to be able to capture the moment. This was just one of many shots I was able to get of them. I had been shooting the bronc riding right before this shot and did not have time to change my settings as it came as a surprise. I almost did not shoot them fearing the settings would be wrong but decided to give it a try and am so glad that I did.
    Hi Barbara ~ I'm glad you did too! This photo as well as your other posts that I've just looked at are definitely filled with your exceptional ability to capture horses perfectly! Thank you for sharing!

  15. #15
    Jeff S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    1,209
    Real Name
    Jeff

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Congratulations to all three winners. Again this month, three worthy shots.

  16. #16

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pasadena, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Real Name
    Barbara

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Thank you Jeff!

  17. #17

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Thank you so much for the votes. I relay appreciate it as a type of feed back that indicates that I am on the right path. I was total stunned by the winning entry. It is such a majestic photo. I also enjoyed the portrait by Richard. I lack the confidence to ask people, 'may I take your picture'.

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Pasadena, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Real Name
    Barbara

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Thank you Markjass! Your photo was great competition, as was Richard's.

  19. #19

    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,195
    Real Name
    Maurice

    Re: Photo Competition for March 2017 - The Result

    Congrads to everyone, all images fabulous. Winning entry exceptional.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •