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Mon Apr 18, 2022, 02:32 PM

***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: "THE WINNERS!***

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***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS***

(Well, this is a little awkward).

The winners of the April photo contest, “Beauty in black and white, anything and everything black and white,” are as follows :

First Place, with “Moon and Bridge,” a shot of the moon rising behind L.A.’s Vincent Thomas Bridge, is ME!!!!



Second Place, with “Touched by Gods,” an amazing shot of a beautiful shoreline and an angry sky, is LakeArenal.



Third Place, with “Big Meadow and the Sawtooth Ridge,” a stunning shot of horses set against a breathtaking mountain range, is Tom Kitten.



Host’s Choice is “Romance of a Rose” by Legger. I chose this photo for two reasons. First, I love the selective focus at the center of the rose, which softens as your eye moves outward. Second, Legger and I have been happily married for thirty seven years, and I intend to keep it that way.





I had a terrific time running the contest for the first time, and I sincerely thank you all for your participation.

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Reply ***APRIL PHOTO CONTEST: "THE WINNERS!*** (Original post)
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 OP
Solly Mack Apr 2022 #1
urbanhermit Apr 2022 #2
Duppers Apr 2022 #3
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #11
Harker Apr 2022 #4
MontanaMama Apr 2022 #5
lucca18 Apr 2022 #6
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #7
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2022 #8
Hortensis Apr 2022 #9
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #15
AwakeAtLast Apr 2022 #10
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #17
llmart Apr 2022 #12
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #13
George McGovern Apr 2022 #14
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #18
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #26
MichaelSoE Apr 2022 #16
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #27
a kennedy Apr 2022 #19
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #28
ancianita Apr 2022 #20
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #29
LakeArenal Apr 2022 #21
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #30
planetc Apr 2022 #22
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #31
Skittles Apr 2022 #23
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #33
MustLoveBeagles Apr 2022 #24
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #34
SheltieLover Apr 2022 #25
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #35
Soph0571 Apr 2022 #32
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #36
Tom Kitten Apr 2022 #37
Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #38

Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:08 PM

1. Congrats all!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:11 PM

2. Congrats to the winners.

Spectacular contest, thank you all entrants.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:13 PM

3. Yay!



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Response to Duppers (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:44 PM

11. Hi Duppers!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:14 PM

4. There's a lot of talent here...

Well done!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:15 PM

5. Congratulations to all.

Thank you to everyone who entered their work.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:16 PM

6. Congratulations! Beautiful photos!

Grumpy Old Guy: You did a great job!

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Response to lucca18 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:18 PM

7. Thank you Lucca18!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:32 PM

8. Worthy entries ALL!

I would have a horrible time trying to decide which one I would want on my wall. Maybe all of them?

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:38 PM

9. Nice job, Grumpy, and wonderful pix. Congrats and thanks, all.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:48 PM

15. Thank you Hortensis!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:41 PM

10. Gorgeous!



You could sell prints of that bridge, stunning!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:49 PM

17. Thank you! 😊

I can make prints available if anyone wants one.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:44 PM

12. I DEMAND AN AUDIT!!

I want every vote counted multiple times!!! Stop the Steal!!! Rigged election!!!


Just trying to start a new conspiracy theory for the masses.

Seriously though. That was my favorite photo. Beautiful shot, but then all of them were amazing.

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Response to llmart (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:47 PM

13. LOL! You're onto me!

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It was all those people voting from home!



Thanks for the kind words.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:48 PM

14. To everyone who entered this contest: You Did Right By Black And White!

Way to go Grumpy Old Man Ya Done Good!! (Awkwardness aside . . .)
It's a good thing Leggers got the Host's Choice!!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:51 PM

18. Thanks George!

I know how to keep on Legger's good side.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 09:18 PM

26. The topic was great.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:49 PM

16. Congrats to the all the winners

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 09:29 PM

27. Thanks!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 03:59 PM

19. Yup, yup, I picked the winner, well actually ALL are winners. Such talent here.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 09:30 PM

28. Thanks for your support.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 04:13 PM

20. Congratulations, everyone! Thank you, GOG, for hosting the contest!

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Response to ancianita (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 09:30 PM

29. It was my pleasure.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 04:51 PM

21. Thanks to all who voted for Touched By Gods.

Just a very beginner here. With a camera permanently on loan from a dear friend.

So far I have done well. This being the best finish yet.

Thanks again.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 09:30 PM

30. Congratulations!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 06:36 PM

22. I voted for the First Place photo every chance I got.

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Response to planetc (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 09:35 PM

31. Thanks for your support.

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 07:35 PM

23. not a bum in the lot

no real losers in these photo contests, I enjoy them all!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:31 AM

33. Thanks!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 07:42 PM

24. Congratulations to the winners

All of the photos were great.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:31 AM

34. Thanks!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2022, 07:54 PM

25. Congrats to winners & ty to all!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:32 AM

35. Thanks!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 01:34 AM

32. Well done!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 02:32 AM

36. Thanks dear Soph!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Original post)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 04:30 PM

37. A belated thanks!

I'm honored to have come in third for the contest! Such great entries, I thought all could have won.

I enjoy entering the contests, they distract from the usual doom and gloom.

I took my photo with just a point and shoot camera, like pretty much all the photos I've taken the last few years, until it went kaput.
I took it from across the street from the motel I was staying in Bridgeport, California. Has anybody seen that classic film noir Out Of The Past, with Robert Mitchum? That's where it was filmed, only about 75 years earlier. Bridgeport's original name was Big Meadow, hence the title for my entry.The elevation there is about 6500 feet above sea level, and the average height of the Sawtooth Ridge is around 9500 ft so that's pretty much a 3000 foot wall we're looking at. I know the ridge is the northern boundary for Yosemite, to give you an idea where this is located. I think the peak in the middle of the ridge is either the Matterhorn or Whorl Mountain, I couldnt find a matching photo on the web. It was cold! I was waiting for the sunset and was out there for about half an hour and my hands got numb. Plus the clouds got thicker and the sunset didn't really turn out, oh well. That night it went down to 24 degrees, in the morning had to scrape a hard thick layer of frost off my car. And it was still summer, about a week after Labor day! True fact: it gets cold in the mountains!
Here's a color shot of the same spot.

I hope to go there again soon, it is such a beautiful part of the country! (the Sierra Nevadas) I didn't have time to visit Mono Lake, which is close by...

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Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #37)

Tue Apr 19, 2022, 06:07 PM

38. I've been to Bridgeport.

It's a great place. I didn't know it was originally called Big Meadow. There are no bad views in that part of the state. I get up there as often as I can. Congratulations on a great image.

Another great film is "High Sierra" with Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino, filmed in Lone Pine and along 395.

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