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Mon Oct 25, 2021, 03:52 PM

The results of the October Photography Competition are in, and they are SPLENDID!

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Hey everyone

The results of the October Competition have been tabulated and I am as pleased as punch to announce the results.

For those who did not get a chance to see the OPs on the comp the theme was "Roadscapes, rural or urban, old or new".

A big thank you to everyone who participated and for everyone who took the time to vote and make such lovely comments. Please be assured that the entrants of the competition really appreciate them.

So without further ado the runaway winner of the contest is Heartstrings with an absolutely STUNNING picture.

The road less traveled...


Second place goes to Grumpy Old Guy who always manages to make a long shot look incredible and they are so not easy!

Yellowhead Highway


And in third place MichaelSoE with a glorious road picture at dusk, country stark against a darkening sky. Magic hour indeed.

Magic Hour


I think we can all agree that they are worthy winners, one and all and deserve a huge round of applause!



And for the valued prize of winning Heartstrings gets to provide the theme for the next contest. Everyone look out for it - if you voted this time, maybe you might think of entering next time? Just sayin' 👀

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Reply The results of the October Photography Competition are in, and they are SPLENDID! (Original post)
Soph0571 Oct 2021 OP
3catwoman3 Oct 2021 #1
Soph0571 Oct 2021 #21
Mossfern Oct 2021 #2
MontanaMama Oct 2021 #3
Srkdqltr Oct 2021 #4
brer cat Oct 2021 #5
Soph0571 Oct 2021 #23
Heartstrings Oct 2021 #39
IcyPeas Oct 2021 #6
SheltieLover Oct 2021 #7
KT2000 Oct 2021 #8
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2021 #10
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #12
Soph0571 Oct 2021 #22
Heartstrings Oct 2021 #27
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2021 #11
ancianita Oct 2021 #13
Solly Mack Oct 2021 #14
niyad Oct 2021 #15
denvine Oct 2021 #16
Richard D Oct 2021 #17
Bristlecone Oct 2021 #18
Bev54 Oct 2021 #19
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #24
Bev54 Oct 2021 #30
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #31
planetc Oct 2021 #20
aquamarina Oct 2021 #25
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #26
HAB911 Oct 2021 #29
Hotler Oct 2021 #32
mnhtnbb Oct 2021 #33
electric_blue68 Oct 2021 #34
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #35
Name removed Oct 2021 #36
BumRushDaShow Oct 2021 #37
electric_blue68 Oct 2021 #41
wryter2000 Oct 2021 #38
ProfessorPlum Oct 2021 #40
Heartstrings Oct 2021 #42
Grumpy Old Guy Oct 2021 #43
Heartstrings Oct 2021 #44

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 03:56 PM

1. "The road less traveled" is the perfect name...

...for that exquisite photo.

All three are lovely.

How many entries do you usually get?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:24 PM

21. We normally get around 30

These are the best of that 30 voted by DU

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 04:00 PM

2. Spectacular!

These are so breathtaking.
DU has some incredibly talented people for sure.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 04:04 PM

3. Well done DUers!!

This is always so fun.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 04:06 PM

4. Absolutely Fabulous!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 04:12 PM

5. Congratulations to the winners!

It was very hard to choose, but The Road Less Traveled was so stunning and fit the theme perfectly.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:33 PM

23. I voted for heartstrings rather than myself in the first round

Out of this world brilliant

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 10:33 AM

39. Thank you,Soph! nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 04:21 PM

6. excellent winners!

nice subject .

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 04:28 PM

7. Congrats to all winners & entrants

You are alp winners imo!



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 04:40 PM

8. All are gorgeous

and tell us a story. Thanks to all.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 04:45 PM

9. Congratulations to Heartstrings for a stunning photo.

Every once in a while all the element just come together perfectly, and this was one of those times. The subdued color, beautiful lighting, strong composition and lovely subject matter all worked together to produce this month's stunning winner.

Bravo!

Grumpy

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:07 PM

10. And congrats to you, my dear Grumpy, for your second place winner! Super well done! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:16 PM

12. Thank you dear Peggy!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:26 PM

22. Perfectly stated Grump

And well done for second!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:51 PM

27. Thank you, Grumpy Old Guy!

I appreciate your description of the optics of the photo…….

And congratulations to you on your gorgeous photo!

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #27)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:54 PM

28. Thank you!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:09 PM

11. Congrats to the winners!

An amazing contest, great theme and superb execution all around!

It was a very tough choice!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:20 PM

13. Wow. Congratulations to Heartstrings and all. We're so grateful for such amazing photos and talent.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:25 PM

14. K&R

Congrats!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:48 PM

15. Congratulations. All most worthy winners.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:50 PM

16. Congratulations to the winners!

Beautiful shots!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:54 PM

17. Excellent! And congratulations to all. (nt)

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 05:57 PM

18. Amazing pics

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:16 PM

19. Great Photos! I have travelled the Yellowhead highway many times

It is beautiful.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:46 PM

24. It wasn't even in our itinerary.

We were on our way to Alaska, but one hundred miles of the road south of Dawson Creek were closed due to flooding. We took a detour from Prince George to Jasper National Park to get around the closures. We had no idea what to expect on the way. Wow, were we ever surprised!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 07:48 PM

30. I lived in Prince George for 5 years, if you get the opportunity take the other 2 major

highways from Alberta to BC, Trans Canada Hwy from Calgary through Golden or the Southern Highway Crowsness Pass from Alberta to BC Kootenay region. They are all equally stunning.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #30)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:45 PM

31. Thanks for the recommendations.

I will look into those highways for our next trip there. We took the Cassiar Highway on the way home from Alaska and loved that too.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:23 PM

20. Splendid they all are.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:49 PM

25. Bravo

 

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 06:51 PM

26. About Magic Hour

I love the way the waning, golden sunset and shadows play out over the fields. The sunlight hitting the barn is the icing on the cake. The curving road is a great leading line as well.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 07:05 PM

29. Congratulations to all!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:46 PM

32. Hard to choose. Very good everyone. nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:38 PM

33. Congratulations!

Wonderful photos.



Thanks, Soph, for hosting this month.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 11:01 PM

34. 🎉🎉🎉... Congratulations...

Really, the most difficult set of photos to pick from from the get go of the three threads. Congratulations to all!
Glad 3 of my most favorites made the top three.


Heartstrings - As a tree lover, strong composition, but it's the colors that put over the top for me.
I don't think I've ever seen a Winter photo with a
Pearlescent Glow: white, greys, pale blues, pale pinks, pale peach - I often use water pearls in my jewelry making.

Grumpy Old Guy - love Mountains, too! This time I more noticed the further back middle ground of the left downward slope of that tree covered hill. It's a lovely color and makes it a nice transition to those powerful mountains.
Tetons? Or somewhere in Canada.

MichaelSoE - strong composition with that L road, and hill horizon, buildings and silouetted tree group.
It's the colors near swoony in beautiful contrast: yellow to orangey clouds, sunlight orange grazing the tops of the fields contrast with deep browns, some black, deep blue sky, and just noticed that little pop of red ?fence where the horizontal road meets the uphill road.

👏👏👏

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #34)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 02:18 AM

35. Thanks for your comments.

I agree with everything you said about all three photos.

I love that the hill in the middle background of my photo is the color that it is. It adds an extra layer to the image, and adds depth. That hill tells us that the road must curve to the right as soon as it drops over that first ridge.

This is Mount Robson in Alberta, Canada, not far from Jasper National Park.

Grumpy

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Tue Oct 26, 2021, 03:12 AM

37. Yes

Yes

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #35)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 05:21 PM

41. Thanks for the moutains' location 👍

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 09:36 AM

38. Wow!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 03:02 PM

40. Is "Magic Hour" in South Eastern PA? I think I may have driven this road

beautiful pictures all

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 07:20 PM

42. Thank you everyone....

Thank you everyone for the beautiful messages and votes for “The road less travelled”! I’m truly honored and happy you enjoyed the shot….

The photo was taken just down the road from where I lived in Rudolph, WI. Rudolph (population 439 last census) is located just 7.7 miles North of WI Rapids and is best known for the cheese factory located smack dab in the middle of this small burg. What? A cheese factory in WI? Ahhhh yes….and watching the curds being made is a delicious perk of living in close proximity of an actual cheese factory and having easy access to still warm, squeaky cheese curds!

Anyway….It was truly a magical scene I woke up to the morning that shot was taken. A winter wonderland for most of the day, mild temps, sunshine and then we got slammed with another foot and a half of snow later that night and plummeting wind chills! Winter in Wisconsin!

Not sure how or when I’m supposed to name the new contest theme, but I have one in mind so I’m ready!

I have to give a huge shout out to all the participants! You all rock! So much beauty and inspiration from each and every submission! DU has a lot of talent and creativity. Fortunate to a part of this forum….

Peace and love,

Heartstrings

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #42)

Tue Oct 26, 2021, 09:53 PM

43. Now I'm really jealous.

You have a cheese curd factory right in town!?

I'm jealous! 🤣😉

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #43)

Thu Oct 28, 2021, 09:07 AM

44. Well, since that pic was taken I've moved a bit South and so glad I did!

The area I’m in now, Dane County, is solid blue…..not so much up by the cheese factory! I do miss the easy walking access to those curds however!

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