Saturday, August 14, 2010

Juxtaposition ~ Top Ten

Vote for who think posted the best picture and portrayed the theme most accurately!

Rob ~ Mirror Image
 
 8

PJ ~ Young and Old
 
 4

Esti ~ The Lofts at SoHo
 
 7

Jack ~ Old and New Quebec
 
 4

Sonny ~ Ying and Yang
 
 17

Baz ~ Icons of Ages Past
 
 9

Jan Marius ~ White Windows
 
 11

Amalie ~ Sisters
 
 9

Heidi ~ Past and Present
 
 3

Bert One Duck Swimming
 
 7

 

 

Juxtaposition seems like such a hard word, doesn't it, but it is a concept quite easily grasped once you truly understand and have practiced it purposefully a few times, for many I know it was their first juxtaposition encounter, and I must say the majority of you did remarkably well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the two houses

Two homes side by side. One filled with warmth and light, and the joy people bring. The other cold and empty..

 

 

Basically juxtaposition means capturing the relationship between subjects in a photo so that each part of the image has some bearing on and relativity to the other, yet the similarity of subjects showing some contrast or difference to the other, whether it is in colour, position or statement (such as a billboard). Most importantly remember the word juxtaposition means 'near/next to- position'

An important part of the challenge each week is capturing the theme, so we chose our Top Ten and HM's by those who had portrayed the theme in the best way AND posted a fabulous picture. There were however many with absolutely fabulous pictures but who missed the essence of the theme and therefore we were unable to include these in the selections.

This week has been a learning curve for sure, but hopefully we've come away enriched with yet another concept and dimension to photography!

 Thank you all for participating and good luck to the Top Ten, the voting is for contacts only and will close on Sunday evening PST!

 

Keep your eye on the clock!

 

Here we have, in no particular order our

TOP TEN:

 

1. Rob ~ Mirror Image

2. PJ ~ Young and Old

3. Esti ~ The Lofts at SoHo

4. Jack ~ Old and New Quebec

5. Sonny ~ Ying and Yang

6. Baz ~ Icons of Ages Past

7. Jan Marius ~ White Windows

8. Amalie ~ Sisters

9. Heidi ~ Past and Present

10. Bert ~ One Duck Swimming

 

Honourable Mentions:

 

Dana ~ Misty

Ailsa ~ In Jakarta

Rita ~ Beauty and The Beast

Joel ~ Mother Nature

Milli ~ Window Gazers

Neil ~ In Japan

Annette ~ Home Husband

Sharon ~ Firewood

 

53 comments:

  1. I didn't get to post because we were out of town till late Friday, but I just voted. Awesome pics you guys!

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  2. the word is a difficult one....and interpretation can vary....as represented by the awesome shots that were presented....congrads to all of the top ten chosen and the honorable mentions.....well deserved...

    and a hard task for our admins I am sure..... whew..... now who to vote for.....????

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  3. i also think if the picture shown above was the one shown first with the theme it would have been a bit easier to understand...but thats just me....i am soooo still learning.....

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  4. Congrats to all chosen for the Top Ten and the Honorable Mentions

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  5. Congratulations to those that made it into the top 10 and honorables. Good luck to the one I voted for in the top 10 ;-)

    BTW - Why wasn't mine chosen?!?
    :-p

    (just kidding, I'm really grateful to the admins for putting on this competition)

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  6. Congratulations to all the top ten and Honorable mentions I am happy to have been included,

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  7. Such a wide array of themes. Congrats to the top ten and H.M.'s. There are some really great photos among all of the entries. It's been fun browsing.

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  8. Congrats to all the Top Ten and HMs. I have voted for my favourite thanks.

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  9. wow thanks guys and my little camera thanks you wow

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  10. all wonderful - congrats to all /:-)

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  11. tried to look at Jack's but he is private...

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  12. Congrats all around... very cool theme!! Glad I had a chance to vote before I leave!!

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  13. Congrats to all, my links stopped working, i'll be back to look more and vote.

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  14. Awesome entries this week! I enjoyed seeing all the entries! Very fun! Congrats to all top 10 and HM's

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  15. Such a treat to view all the photos!

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  16. Everyone did such an awesome job this week with quite a challenging theme..I was truly impressed!!

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  17. Congrats to the Top 10 and all the HMs :-).

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  18. Congratulations to everyone! Good Luck! :)

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  19. My first HM, thank you so much guys. Good luck for the top 10.

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  20. Congratulations to all the nominees, including the honorable mentions.

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  21. Casted my vote..hard one! Good luck Everyone!

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  22. Wow great selection!!!! congratulations!
    i voted! : )

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  23. Thanks for the place in the top 10 there are some amazing shots this week, it's an honour to be among them. Congrats to all the top 10 and the honourable mentions

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  24. Same thoughts here, Heather. It was so interesting to see all the different takes on this theme. So many really good entries!
    Congratulations to the the others Top Ten and to the "Honorable mentioned"!

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  25. Wow, some truly amazing shots! It will be tough to choose, but I will. Good luck to everyone.

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  26. Congratulations to the top ten and the honourable mentions in round 1.
    A big thank you for the HM. It is always fun to participate.

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  27. Thank you, wishing you all a great Sunday.

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  28. Congratulations to all the Top Ten and HM's!! They were all excellent (with the exception of the one still marked 'private', which I've been unable to view).

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  29. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and votes. Thank you Heather for this wonderful and very challenging theme and all the work to make this a great competition.

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  30. Congrats to all the top ten and the HM's.

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  31. congrats to all! again...tough choice. :)

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  32. My vote's in. Congratulations to all and thanks for organising this. It was fun to be part of and share such a great collection of photos. I liked the theme and the photo introducing it! Thanks again.

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  33. it IS open to everyone, there seems to be some multiply glitch I think

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  34. congrats to all! wonderful work the top10 & HM!
    to the admins...thanks :-)

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  35. Congrats to everyone! Good Luck to the finalists! :)

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  36. this has been a great theme i think heather as its opened people to a different photographic concept..it isnt an easy one to really define but once you gain the techniques it is a powerful tool in your artistic arsenal

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  37. It's definitely a good tool and MOST definitely difficult to define as the one word covers so much ground. Certainly was a wonderful excercise.

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  38. Wow hard bunch to pick from congrats to all of the HM's and Top 10 ...thanks for the HM on my shot !!!!

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  39. Congratulations to all the top ten's and the HM's !!!

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  40. amazing and creative shots.... hard to vote for just one... ;-)

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  41. strangely... i could view everything mobile but was unable to vote. thankfully.. returned from the mountains with 58 minutes to spare.

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  42. Congratulations to everyone, all beautiful shots.

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