Sue ~ Snow Geese
Wendy ~ Newborn
Sue980 ~ Splosh Splash
Joel ~ REO
James ~ Nightstorm
Kimmy ~ Screaming Rollercoaster
Tessie ~ Meet the Beatles
Nancie ~ Gong at Chaing Mai
Annette ~ Sound of Silence
Lily ~ Busy Bee
No matter how many times I do this, there is always an acute sense of excitement and anticipation for me after posting the theme each week. While I try not to have any pre-conceived ideas of what I would like to see, there is always the moment when you say 'ahh i hoped somebody would post a pic of this' or 'wow that is breath taking-ly gorgeous!' when I start viewing the pictures.
The process of choosing each week is very subjective I know, this week these are my choices, and while we admins do have a general discussion, the final choice is left to the admin hosting that week. I'm not sure there is a simpler way to make the choices, or a way to make it more fair, but I like to believe we have a good eye for a great picture, and that each week we do try to be as fair and as objective as we can. Not foolproof I'm sure..but the best we can do.
After 5 weeks of competition, I felt it necessary to be a bit more stringent about the size and the content of pictures chosen, some of you have had 'multiply issues' when posting pictures and I'm so sorry about that, many others have taken the time to take direction and learn new techniques about posting and sizing, the help and assistance from other members has been phenomenal!! Thank you so much to Harriet, Mitch and Mouse for posting links and 'How to's' on your own personal pages, they are both step by easy step and well worth looking at if you are struggling with posting a decent sized picture.
Its been a FABULOUS 6 weeks, we truly have had such fun with this, the camaraderie and level of participation has been amazing, and I was right in thinking that after 5 weeks of competition you would ready for a subject as abstract as SOUND..you did great! Thank you!
Here in no particular order are the Top Ten:
4. Joel ~ REO
10. Lily ~ Busy Bee
and our wonderful Honourable Mentions:
http://laniebg.multiply.com/journal/item/1404/Picture_Perfect_Sound Silence is Golden
http://imafeistyfilly.multiply.com/journal/item/138/Picture_Perfect_-_Sound Tire Traction
http://starfishred.multiply.com/journal/item/2549/PICTURE_PERFECT--SOUND-- Salt Spray
http://terrencew.multiply.com/journal/item/759/PICTURE_PERFECT_SOUND West Coast rain
http://mrsrh.multiply.com/journal/item/337 Sound Foundation
http://trixyschaos.multiply.com/journal/item/464/Picture_Perfect_Sound_Week_6 Urban Sounds
http://cachinnae.multiply.com/journal/item/263/32510_..._Picture_Perfect_6_..._SOUND scratches on parchment