November Photo of the Day Winners Announced!|
(Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 09:59 EST)
We thought we had a hard time picking a winner in our first Photo of the Day contest, but this month it was even harder - The quality of the various daily winners was just extraordinary. The judges hung tough though, and after much deliberation, have chosen the first, second, and third-place winners for November!
This month's judging for our Photo of the Day contest was particularly tough, as there were so many excellent entries. After just a few fisticuffs and only one thrown chair though, the judges came through with another crop of winners.
First place went to John Crowley for his Zen-like mushroom shot, captured with his Canon G6. John's prize is a Kodak EasyShare LS743 digicam.
Second place was captured by Thierry Galeuchet's Mich Gerber, which impressed the judges with its color, composition, and good use of motion blur. Thierry takes home a 512 MB memory card (Theirry's choice of format) from Lexar, and a copy of FlipAlbum Pro from E-Book Systems..
Third place went to Nik Rogul's stunning Rainbow factory, picked for its in-your-face color and shading, not to mention its excellent composition. Nik won a copy of FlipAlbum Standard, from E-Book Systems.
And of course, all winners received our gratitude for sharing their work with us, not to mention a permanent place atop our November 2004 POTD Winner's page.
Congratulations to all our daily winners from last month, and particularly to our three top monthly winners listed above!
Do you have a favorite photo? Share it with the rest of us! - Visit the entry page for our Photo of the Day contest and submit it for consideration. As you can see, the competition is tough (so choose your very best photo), but give it a try, we could be talking about one of your photos here next month!
A Note to Future Contestants: DON'T BE AFRAID TO CROP!
We've had a lot of what could have been really excellent photos come through that didn't make the cut because the subject was left floating in the middle of the frame, surrounded with extraneous, distracting detail. We don't have the time to send back personal critiques of the entries, but there have been a number that would have been easy daily winners, if the photographer had just taken 30 seconds to crop their shot slightly. Cropping almost always improves a shot, so take a couple of minutes before you submit, and ask yourself if there's anything that could be left out of the photo to improve it...