View Full Version : DPNow Salon Competition no. 82 - NATURAL
10-03-10, 10:54 AM
Thanks once again Stephen for choosing my photo as the winning entry for salon no, 82.
I have been trying to think of a good theme that may be of interest to everyone, and I've come up with:
Please feel free to interpret the theme in any way you wish.
The competition will end on 24th March at Midday GMT
The rules are as follows:
1. All photographs are to be uploaded to the photo gallery at http://dpnow.com/galleries/. They can be put in members own gallery if they wish. The resulting link generated for the foto/photo will then be pasted into the next available space in the salon tread. Please keep photos to a maximum of 800 pixel wide so people can see the whole image without scrolling.
2. One entry per user ID only please, which must be the personal work of the entrant.
3. Entries should be "in line" within the thread (not as links to an image held somewhere else)
4. Comments only on entries are welcome witin the salon thread itself.
5. After the close the curator will indicate a winner and a couple of runners up.
6. The curators decision is final.
7. Winners should be offered first refusal to choose the next theme and curate the next salon.
8. If the winner is unable to curate the next salon the current curator may offer that "honour" to any willing volunteer, possibly the entrant in second or third place.
9. These rules are to be copied and pasted with the new theme by the curator at the top of the new salon thread with a finish date and time.
10. As with all photos posted on DPNow, copyright remains with the photographer and DPNow will not use them without permission.
13-03-10, 12:52 AM
GARBAGE BECOMES NATURAL NOWADAYS
13-03-10, 12:10 PM
Young swan on the Hazel island.(Beautiful even in death.)
14-03-10, 12:26 PM
They call them Grevistes over here, and it is 100% natural. Block the supermarket entrance with cow dung, set up the barbecues, and enjoy!
15-03-10, 03:55 PM
In terms of a landscape, there are very few places in the UK that one could called Natural. Most places have in some way been changed in one way or another by Man and therefore are not Natural. With my shot, I'm struggling to see evidence of mans influence on the landscape, so I feel its pretty Natural
15-03-10, 05:18 PM
I agree with Stephen, so I am changing my previous picture for this one. It really reflects the most natural nature: rocks, water, reeds, clouds and sky in its original way (I believe so...)
18-03-10, 11:37 AM
Some great entries so far. I love the way that there are so many different interpretations of the brief!
Keep 'em coming. I'm on holiday from tomorrow onwards (yay!) but I'll have some Internet access, so I'll make sure I judge promptly. :)
Mother nature at her best
A leaf or seaweed washed up in Majorca. http://dpnow.com/galleries//data//635/WASHED_UP_by_Audrey_Mottishaw.jpg
19-03-10, 08:01 AM
Movement of the Stars
Straight out of the camera. Believe it or not it was shot in colour! The image is untouched!
21-03-10, 08:41 AM
We are all taking this very literally so I thought that I would remove my first entry, and submit something that fits the challenge better. It was worth getting up early for.
21-03-10, 11:52 AM
and now for something not quite so literal.....
taken at dyer island, gansbaai, south africa, may 2009.
Time is running out folks if you want to enter!
My effort is a view of the countryside.
This is Emily's hand, 24 hours 'old'.
She is doing very well and as cute as ever, seems to like stopping up late, can't think why that could be :rolleyes:
24-03-10, 10:42 AM
Heron with Frog.
:) I wouldn't want to be resonsible for judging this one!
I've not even entering this one - too many winners! Good luck picking a winner LOL
24-03-10, 08:27 PM
Sorry about the slight delay everyone. We’re on holiday (staying near Colchester), and I’ve been out all day with my camera!
Wow, what a lot of brilliant entries, and many different interpretations. This was really hard to decide. After some deliberation, I’ve chosen the following:
3rd: Pewidane’s swan. A poignant image, but beautiful. Lovely sharp focus and I like the lighting.
2nd: Autumn’s seaweed. Nice composition, and I like the patterns in the sand.
1st: Mick Johnson’s ‘heron with frog’. An excellent capture. I particularly like the backdrop, and the fact that it doesn’t distract the eye from the heron. Is that a drop of water falling from the frog, by the way?
There were loads of others that I wish I could have included (Stephen’s landscape and Veggiesosage’s star trails, for instance), I had a hard time picking just three. Thanks to everyone who entered.
Now it’s over to Mick for the next one. :)
Well done Mick - had to be yours and congrats to Audrey and Pedar - tough call x
Well done Mick ... an amazing wildlife shot
24-03-10, 11:52 PM
Well thank's for giving me first place. I do feel a bit guilty:) having only posted it yesterday and then Ian reminding me of the salon.
Also not sure what I have to do next apart from choosing a theme.:confused:
Congratulations Mick, excellent photo. Also congrats to Pedar and thanks for choosing mine as 2nd Becky.
Over to you now Mick.
Well done guys that was a tough one to judge!!
Congrats to the winner and runners up. :)
25-03-10, 05:18 PM
Is that a drop of water falling from the frog, by the way?
It is slime dripping from the frog with a drop of water on the end. There are two of these but they don't show well after resizing.