Friday, February 19, 2010

The Top Ten

Which do you think is this weeks best picture...?

Beautiful Creatures by Joanne
 
 8

Little Women by Shairationgco
 
 7

The House of Sand and Fog by Mimi
 
 4

The Long Winter by Cruizn57
 
 28

Of Mice and Men by Dageux
 
 5

The Godfather by Love2Rein
 
 4

Juliet Naked by Amanda
 
 7

WinterDays in the Big Woods by Mousepotato
 
 4

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Jacqui
 
 11

Insomnia by Cooool
 
 7

 

 

As I looked through all the entries this week, the one thing which I didn't expect to find, was a whole spectrum of books which completely captivated me, and so I found myself scribbling down titles and authors as I went. A wonderful bonus!

I loved the creative elements so many of you used in submitting your pictures, there were some truly funny titles and some incredibly touching ones too, and with each came a beautiful picture. You all did so well, thank you!

After perusing the short list for hours, I have come up with these Top Ten photo's, as usual in no particular order. The Honourable Mentions are part of the word cloud this week..smiles..see how many titles you can find in there!

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Honourable mentions: The Great Gatsby ;House on the Hill ;Quiet Reflections ;Pillars of the Earth; Cold Mountain; Love Story ;The Notebook; Our Town ;The Sun also Rises; The Long Winter Days in the Big Woods; Magic Mountain; A Summer of Silk Moths ;The Book of Kimono; Gone with the Wind; The Darkside of the All-American Meal;

Remember to watch the clock at the bottom of the page, one vote per person...let the fun begin!

 

Top Ten

 

1. Beautiful Creatures by Joanne

2. Little Women by Shairationgco

3. The House of Sand and Fog by Mimi

4. The Long Winter by Cruizn57

5. Of Mice and Men by Dageux

6. The Godfather by Love2rein

7. Juliet Naked by Amanda

8. Winter Days in the Big Woods by Mousepotato

9.  Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Jacqui

10. Insomnia By Cooool

73 comments:

  1. When I click on the link for No 6, it brings me back here.

    Very hard to choose--but what happened to the duck? :-))

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  2. thanks for pointing that out, hopefully it works now!

    sorry bout the duck..*hangs head*

    :(

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  3. What a beautiful array of photos
    was hard tp pick just one but eventually managed.

    Well done to for putting this together

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  4. So many great pictures! Too bad I could only choose one :-(

    Good luck to all the finalists!

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  5. Lovely, all... so hard to choose!

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  6. Super entries y'all ... CONGRATS!!! ... it was REALLY a tough call ... but after two cups of coffee and going through em twice, I DID it ... YaY ...

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  7. all entries are good..hard to make a choice! but the voting is done. looking forward to see what happens when more ppl wake up!

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  8. congrats to all the ten photographers. I made my choice and voted

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  9. Fabulous! It was a hard decision between what I considered the top three of this top ten list, but I made a choice...Cruizin, I loved your waterfall. Joanne and Jacqui I loved yours equally as well. Excellent photos! Such talent you all have.

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  10. Fantastic selection of finalists....so hard to choose!! They are all excellent.

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  11. all fab choices! cast the vote already!

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  12. Congrats to the top 10, good luck, looks very even right now lol

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  13. great minds..... and great photos..... now.... which one??..... hmmmmmmmmmm......

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  14. no time to enter but love to vote great shots - all

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  15. My vote is in! My choice was quite easy as there was one photo in particular which jumped out at me more than others for some reason. :)
    Thank you for putting me in the Top 10, what a lovely surprise to wake up to!

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  16. Thanks for adding me up here. It was truly unexpected with all the wonderful works I saw posted. I opened multiply before I had my first cup of coffee and when I got to my post to read comments it took me a moment to realize what the congrats were for. I feel truly honored. Good luck to all.

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  17. Congratulations to all the top ten and thanks everyone for the nice comments left about my entry Saddle Up New Mexico.

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  18. Hard to compete with so many great pictures... The ones chosen certainly have the qualities to be in the top ten and honorable mention.

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  19. Congrat to all the lucky in the top ten and thanks to all the admins for my honorable mention.

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  20. What fun! Some great pictures (and interesting books) submitted this week. Congrats to everyone.

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  21. All great shots. Congrats to everyone.

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  22. OK You suck! LMAO I cannot choose!!! To be honest after viewing this weeks pics? I wasn't able to even pic 10!!! So many wonderful pictures and books to match. Truly awesome work everyone!!! I am going through your top 10 and I want to choose 10! LOL I have viewed them all and they are all still wonderful.

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  23. I wish I had had more time to participate and look at all the pictures. The Top Ten are their usual wonderful selves!! Amazing pics and amazing books.

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  24. Wow Hard to believe I made the top ten with so many beautiful pictures! What a great surprize and a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you for adding me and good luck to all!

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  25. Congrats to everyone on top 10!! So many good shots.....! :)
    Well done everyone!

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  26. Voted! Had a great time, as usual. Awesome stuff, people ;)

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  27. Your word cloud is awesome. You did a lot of
    hard work on this. Very creative.
    You deserve a top 10.

    I woke up this morning and what a nice surprise
    to make the top 10. There we're so many wonderful
    photo's. You made my day.

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  28. CONGRATS TO THE TOP TEN!
    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE WORD CLOUD!
    THANKS for my honorable mention spot!

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  29. As a graphic artist, semi pro photographer, president of a photography club, and ex photography teacher, I thought that I would place in the top ten. At the very least, be an honorable mention. I did neither. But that is fine.

    There is amazing talent here as evidenced by the entries. I am happy to meet you all and be a part of this group. I look forward to future contests. Congrats to the top ten.

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  30. I don't know how you know you weren't in the HMs, I couldn't read any of em, LOL!

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  31. Great idea for the title montage, Heather! There are 3 that could be first - it was a tough vote!

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  32. I can't read them either. I hope they print them so we can read it.

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  33. all beautiful choices for the poll--very hard to choose and others that didn't make it that were great as well! lots of competition for sure!!! a great theme to start with too. love it!

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  34. Would you please list them as before so we can go back and take a look. The wood scramble takes too much time if one is on a busy schedule, plus I'm terrible at word games and remembering titles that go with the contacts.

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  35. The Honourable Mentions? Where are they?

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  36. OMG thank you soooo much! Always an honor to get a top 10 in this fantastic group of photographers! I'm humbled... truly xo

    Meanwhile... I'm having MAJOR internet issues *sobs* hehehe. I'll be back to check ALL the great entries this week as soon as I can. (hopefully by the time I get back home tonight... my internet issues will have been fixed) Pray for my internet lol!!

    Kisses all around xo

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  37. I agree with mrsrh. It's not easy to remember who had which title.

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  38. My duck? If so...thank you for liking it!

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  39. Congrats top 10, and everyone thanks for participating. it's fun and I look forward to the next one.

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  40. Lets hope thats the last Multiply disruption thsi weekend....jeeesh!!

    Well done everyone, and thanks for voting...Cruizn has streaked into the lead...

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  41. Just in from work and back from a quick review. A hearty congratulations to our wonderful Top Ten!
    I was torn between two but have cast my vote. Good Luck to All!! :)
    Thanks to everyone for their gorgeous view! And I now have a few more books and/or authors from which to choose on a rainy day. :)

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  42. Congratulations to the Very Honourable Mentions also! :)

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  43. Yeah! I can't believe I missed that shot the first time around...that is totally awesome!

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  44. Wow. I am sure it was hard to come up with the 20 on the list... And to narrow that down to the top 10 for the poll.. It must have been real hard... All of the entries were wonderful this week. I can't wait to see who wins...

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  45. 10 excellent choices from fabulous submissions that had to be hard to choose 20 out of -- I cast my vote and that was a tough choice /:-)

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  46. Congratulations everyone, especially the Top 10 & HM...good job!
    I'm always quite happy just to be selected as finalist amongst so many great images so I feel humbled on these distinct occasions. Many thanks to everyone and to the organiser particularly.. :-)
    voted!

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  47. Congrats to everyone who made top ten and honorable mention. Everyone has such terrific photos!

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  48. Thank you so much for the top ten nod, as a first time entry I am more than honored to be included among such great photos. Thanks to all who voted!!

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  49. I don't know how you do it Heather.... but excellenet choices.... thank you for bringing us all together to share something so wonderful!

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  50. Thanks so much for including my photo in the Top Ten - it was a definite surprise to me to be among such terrific entries!

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  51. Hahahaha...I see why I missed it now. Instead when I asked for my PP I got heaps of abuse. I'll pay closer attention next week.

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  52. great shots for sure, sorry i missed the competition.

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  53. My internet is still very iffy... going on and off... then off and on. Oye! I WILL make it eventually... this weeks theme was fascinating! Thank you Heather for hosting xo

    6 mins of voting to go.... I think we can allllllmost declare a win for Sue!!! Unless a storm of votes come in lolol. Congrats Sue! Well deserved... your shot took my breath away!

    Congrats to every participants this week! Hugs all around xo

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  54. Congratulations Sue!! Such an awesome shot and well deserved win!

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  55. congratulations sue!!! you deserve it!!!

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  56. Congratulations Sue..a well deserved win!!

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  57. congrats! beautiful shot!

    how did i miss the voting though?

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  58. Thanks for including my pic in Honorable Mention!

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  59. Could you list the honorable mentions though, I still can't see them.

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  60. There were two entries using the title "The Sun Also Rises". Could you specify which one was an HM please?

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  61. Was the honorable mention list supposed to be a link to the different photos? I couldn't get it to work if it was.

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  62. nope they dont link..I did it a little differently this week...

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