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#1 Scubamoose

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:25 AM

Epson Red Sea Images of the world 2010 winners have been announced!

Some very cool stuff and some familiar names from Wetpixel as well.

Congrats to all the winners :)

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:36 AM

Some good stuff. Although a lot that has been doing the rounds for a few years.

I particularly like Magnus Lungdren's black and white frog silhouette.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 12:57 PM

Lot of great pictures :)

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:54 PM

... a lot that has been doing the rounds for a few years...


Is that the secret, then? I would have thought that the judges would have spotted the familiar images, after all, the world of these competitions isn't that big!

I'm pleased to see Rob Bailey's sharks appearing to do well, and not just because my local club (EMUP) sometimes places my images above his in the monthly competition, which just about keeps my hopes alive...

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:15 PM

There are some familiar images...

The rules of this competition, if I recall correctly (having not entered), do allow for any image submitted. Most competitions won't allow images that have placed in a previous competition to be entered. Can't really blame the photographer for this one.

I have to say that an image does lose a bit of "WOW" when you've seen it win or place before. I'm sure this happens for the judges also.

But if the organizers allow it what can you do? Abuse of the, "once its won its no longer eligible" rule bothers me less than abuse of the "novice" category....

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 01:20 AM

Yeah I think this is one is one of the few (if not the only) big competitions that let's the photographer submit photos that have placed previously in other competitions. The only rule was that the shots should not be submitted to this comp. before.
Would not be very suprised if they change this rule in the future.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:07 AM

I can only recommend to have a look at the Eilat Shootout pictures as well.

Mark Fuller from Israel won the first prize with a wonderful portfolio of five images:

http://www.eilatreds...?CategoryID=401

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:53 AM

I have to say that an image does lose a bit of "WOW" when you've seen it win or place before. I'm sure this happens for the judges also.


First of all, if the rules say it is OK to enter previous winners, then it is 100% OK.

Sadly, many of the judges in these competitions are out of the loop and really don't follow the competitions any where near as closely as the entrants.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:05 AM

First of all, if the rules say it is OK to enter previous winners, then it is 100% OK.


Hi Alex,

as far as I remember the rule for the images of the world was that you can't sent in an image that has been sent in previously to the competition (no matter if it has been placed or not).

This rule should at least avoid to see images a couple of times for this particular competition.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:41 AM

Abuse of the, "once its won its no longer eligible" rule bothers me less than abuse of the "novice" category....

Steve


What abuse of the "novice" category?

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:25 AM

None in this competition. Was speaking more about competitions in general - not this one.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:15 AM

None in this competition. Was speaking more about competitions in general - not this one.



:) good, since I won 2nd place in the novice category...

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:59 AM

With a pretty incredible photo I may add!
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:04 PM

Although a lot that has been doing the rounds for a few years.


Guilty! *hangs head in shame* :)


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Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:34 PM

Guilty! *hangs head in shame* :)


Keri


LOL :)
Rules are rules :-)
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