Friday, March 26, 2010

Top Ten ~ Sound

This weeks best picture is:

Sue ~ Snow Geese
 
 20

Wendy ~ Newborn
 
 14

Sue980 ~ Splosh Splash
 
 4

Joel ~ REO
 
 9

James ~ Nightstorm
 
 7

Kimmy ~ Screaming Rollercoaster
 
 16

Tessie ~ Meet the Beatles
 
 5

Nancie ~ Gong at Chaing Mai
 
 2

Annette ~ Sound of Silence
 
 5

Lily ~ Busy Bee
 
 8

 

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!

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Here in no particular order are the Top Ten:

1. Sue ~ Snow Geese

2. Wendy ~ Newborn

3. Sue980 ~ Splosh Splash

4. Joel ~ REO

5. James ~ Nightstorm

6. Kimmy ~ Screaming Rollercoaster

7. Tessie ~ Meet the Beatles

8. Nancie ~ Gong at Chiang Mai Flower Festival Parade

9. Annette ~ Sound of Silence

10. Lily ~ Busy Bee

 

and our wonderful Honourable Mentions:


http://rachel70.multiply.com/journal/item/309/Picture_Perfect_6_Sound_ Tartan Bagpipes

http://miadelight.multiply.com/journal/item/692/Picture_Perfect-Sound Sobbing Pigeon

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://stillwandering.multiply.com/journal/item/1327/Photo_Friday_Sound Golfer

http://awakingdreams.multiply.com/journal/item/63/Picture_Perfect_Sound Lovers Touch

http://estimiguelariel.multiply.com/journal/item/272/Picture_Perfect_6_Sound Train Dreaming

http://cachinnae.multiply.com/journal/item/263/32510_..._Picture_Perfect_6_..._SOUND scratches on parchment

 

 

67 comments:

  1. Congrats to the ones in Top 10 and best of luck.
    Great diversity this week, loved it!

    Congrats also to the HM's and thanks for including me there again Heather!

    What a fab shot of that braying zebra Heather!

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  2. Congratulations to everyone in the top ten and the honorable mentions. It was a tough choice but I made one.

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  3. i must agree. fabulous fabulous choices. now am off to make vote!

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  4. thanks for the honorable mention :)
    I voted

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  5. Thank you! Now I am off to look at the top 10 again, and vote (not an easy task)!

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  6. this will be another week of a close run I feel..there were so astounding shots congrats to all and good luck to each of you...

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  7. Congratulations Top Ten and HM's! Great shots!

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  8. So many great ones to pick from!! I've voted - may the noisiest win.. LOL

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  9. wonderful capture everyone...thanks for sharing!
    to the Top 10 & HM, huge congratulations!
    great job Heather & co....many thanks :-)

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  10. Love that zebra.

    Very hard to vote....

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  11. Not an east choice at all, All are wonderful pictures and entries

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  12. I have been unable to take part this week, but arrived in time to see the top ten... WOW again!!

    I have taken ages to decide which one, but I have voted now...

    CONGRATS to you all and good luck!!

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  13. So many good entries...each one is great!

    Congratulations to The Top Ten and to our wonderful Honourable Mentions!

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  14. Congrats to all, and thanks for the HM.... good luck to the top 10.

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  15. Congratulations top 10 winners! It was a joy seeing your photos.

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  16. Is Multiply acting strange? I didn't see Photo Friday's ID when I glanced at my page this morning (been out of town),thought my entry had been overlooked - but then I saw I made HM. I must still be a sleep! I'll come back tomorrow or tonight, look at top ten and vote. Congrats to everyone.

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  17. Thank you so much for adding my Beatles sound to this weeks top ten, I am humbled to be with such really great photographers..... Congratulations to everyone in the top ten and the honorable mentions with their truly awesome pictures... hugs, t

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  18. Wow! Big thank you for the mention! My gasteds are flabbered! lol. I voted! Congrats to everyone!

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  19. Congratulations to ALL! ~voted~ Good Luck & Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  20. what a wonderful bunch of shots..... I was offline for the last week, didn't get to post, but I love to cast my vote.... ;-)

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  21. congrats to everyone! I got my vote in, great pictures this week!

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  22. Congratulations , loved the zebra.

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  23. Congratulations to all the Top 10 and HMs... it sounds like the choice was made very concisely and fairly ~ well done Heather! Not an easy job at all.
    I've really enjoyed the last six weeks, it's been fab!
    My vote is in ~ good luck everyone!

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  24. so many SOUND shots this week! whoo hoo!! great theme heather. i'm honored to be chosen as top 10. it's been a fantastic 6 weeks of competition!!

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  25. Congratulations everyone on top ten and honourable mentions!! Great job!

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  26. I am soooooo Honored to be in the TOP TEN! Thanks everyone and congrats to EVERYONE, awesome pics!

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  27. I am so honored to be among the top 10.
    There we're sooo many great entries.. Loved them all.
    Thank you to Heather, Cherie and Gator for giving us all this chance to share and learn.
    You run a great site here. The bestest !!!

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  28. Done my civic duty hehehe!

    Congrats to the top 10. Wild choices this week.. whoa! I don't envy your job Heather and I totally respect what ever way you all decide on top 10's. It is very subjective after all... but I was happy to see my favorite up there :D

    Big congrats to the HM's and everyone who participated! T'was a fun 6 weeks!!

    Love that Zebra... cracks me up!

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  29. Well yet another complete competition that I did not make it in the top 10 or the Honorable mentions..

    Well better try harder next time..

    Good luck to all of the photos chosen,,, you are all winners.

    It was hard to chose a best this week for sure.

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  30. Apologies to Esti..whose entry I mised this week...I have added her to the Honourable Mentions!

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  31. and those snow geese soar into the lead...

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  32. I missed Maggie's entry too..and as I think its a fine picture as is Esti's I have added her to the Honourable mentions too..

    My humble apologies ladies!

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  33. I appreciate your kindness but I simply don't feel right about it. The show must go on and I am, as always, good to go with that. Wishing you a peaceful evening! :)

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  34. Maggie it is a great picture, good clarity and a fabulous subject choice. If I didnt feel it worthy of an HM, my apology would have been enough.

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  35. Congrats to the top ten's and the HM's

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  36. Congratulations to all! So many wonderful shots!

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  37. OMG you want me to choose just one! JUST one! ONLY ONE! Each week it gets harder. You know I think you are an amaing team _ I race home on a Saturday to see who is top 10 and HM I love to torcher myself choosing my favourite then sit back to see how the drama unfolds. How you maintain the energy is staggering...................

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  38. i know i could never be a judge and choose just ten pictures for the top ten, and then only ten more for HM from all of the entries presented each week. i so enjoy looking at everyones entries...their perceptions of what the contest theme is for them. and we all perceive things differently, and that is what makes this fun. and i try to always look at it as fun and not the be all, end of of my picture taking. what one person may think of as not being worthy to be top ten or HM, someone else may like. and what counts for me is that I like it. i don't ever edit in any way...what i see, i share so it looks as natural as it is suppose to be. and thats what i love about alot of fellow photogs here.

    This week as always, there were alot of entries i thought would be top ten or Hm and weren't, and the other way around. I am grateful for this forum to show what my eye sees daily, .....the time each host takes to pick a theme, do all of this blog work, pick 20 pictures out of how many every week, and then honor the winner....knowing some my not agree. And my heart goes out to those who were missed this week....

    we all have so much to offer each other....and we ALL are winners.... hugs....tessie

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  39. Congratulations to all the finalists and the honourable mentioned. Fabulous photos, all of them.

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  40. 12 Honorable Mentions --- All well deserved! Congratulations!

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  41. Congrats to the Top 10 and the HMs. Voting will really be hard because all the pics are amazing.

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  42. I got home in time to vote and as I was looking at the top ten Multiply decided it was time for maintenance but wasn't off line too long. It was hard to decide which wonderful photo I thought best represented the theme sound. It was an honor to be among the honorable mentions.

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  43. I just got home in time to vote too, this was the hardest week trying to choose !! But finally I did, good luck to everyone !!

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  44. Apologize for not making it to everyone's entry this week. Too many activities going on and out of town for them all. Thanks everyone for the comments on my Sound Foundation photo. The trainer really like the photo too.

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  45. Last night I was on and as soon as it came up I made my vote but really when it comes down to it I really think that all are winners within there own manner. I never joined this room to compete or win but I certainly enjoy the pictures that are rendered. But that all said, it's a great group and an enjoyable one with or without the competitions. You see this pictures from such different places Heather it amazes me to this very day. (Jack be silent :) ). I find that this is literally like a National Geographic - and within the pictures it all amazes me to this very day Heather.

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  46. congrats to all the top ten and the HMs.

    This was my first round of contest challenges here and I had a great time. It, unfortunately fell at my busiest time of year and I couldn't dedicate much time to shooting something appropriate and being new to photography, my files are as inclusive as they should be. Every theme, save one was shot either at or on my way to work. The other was shot here at home. This in itself proved to be a great exercise for me as it helped develope and eye for seeing something interesting in daily life (at least I hope I managed to be at least interesting)

    Thanks to all the admins who dedicated so much time to making this happen. Great jobs.

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  47. Thats exactly what we are trying to promote..noticing the unusual in everyday life...and thank you!

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  48. Hey 3rd place ain't bad! Congrats to all, goodnight!

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  49. excellent job everyone...and congrats to Sue for number one this week

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  50. Wtg Sue a well deserved win..Incredible shot !!!! Congrats to all of the other top 10,honorable mentions.... and all entries... Incredible set of photos...

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  51. Sorry guys, I was out for much of yesterday and didn't have chance to vote. Congrats to all who made the Top Ten and the HM's.

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  52. Congratulations Sue !!! Fantastic photo !!!

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  53. Congratulations, Sue! Job well done!

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