Archive for ‘February Shoot Off’

February 16, 2012

To Those That Battled, But Met Defeat… I Thank You

by darkjade68

To Those That Battled, But Met Defeat… I Thank You

I just wanted to take a Moment to Thank all of the Photographers who Put Their Selves Out There by Submitting Their Work for the February Shoot Off!, but didn’t Walk Away with an Award In Their Hands.

I Can Only Say This… This was a Very Difficult Competition to Judge… Just Ask Any of Our 9 Judges, and Most if Not All will Agree.

In fact, it even Drove Senior Writer Ace “Pete” to start Drinking and Gambling… Nah, I’m just kidding, he does that already, lol

And now that he’s gotten a Promotion at his Job, it means he’ll be doing it Even More, ha. (either that or start a Retirement Plan, lol)

Joking aside, we had a Tremendous Showing, 62 Different Unique Photos in all, and there was an Immense Amount of Talent Displayed.

To The Photographers, I say Thank You

And To The Readers, Here’s Where You can see some More of Their Work…

Navishing; I can state for a fact that a “Certain” Senior Writer has one of your Photos as Their Desktop Display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vlad at Captured Light; I Love Vlad’s Work. He was actually one of our Dark Globe 2011 Outstanding Artist Awards Finalists, and I suspect will Always make a Strong Showing.

 

 

 

 

 

Amor @ Amor’s Thoughts; Look at those Pinks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Raphael; Well, it doesn’t take a Genius to know this is a Beautiful Photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuvofelt @ Just Snaps; Nuvofelt was also one of Our Dark Globe 2011 Outstanding Artist Award Finalists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isadora @ Inside the Mind of Isadora; Just Beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy @ Radical Amazement; Ouch, a Painful Reminder of why this Contest was so hard to Judge… Just Lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MJ @ MJ Springett; Very Cool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Bryant @ Chronicles of Illusions; Like I told Jo, This Looks just like a Greetings Card… And it gave a serious run at the Reader’s Choice Award, coming up just short.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margie @ A Lighter Shade of Grey;  A lot of the Submissions look they’re right out of a Magazine, this is one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicks With Ticks; Definitely Our Most Humorous Photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny @ Cheetah’s In My Shoes; Just Beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jess @ A Winsome Journey; Moving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberta @ In Other Words And Pictures; Beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiffany @ Life With Blondie; Natures Wonders right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newpillow @ A Number of Things; Very Nice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mammasaurus @ Come Dine With Me; Hilarious.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy @ A Boy With Shoes; One of My Favorites in The Broken Category, but maybe I’m prejudice because he’s one of our Crew Photographers… Nah, I just like it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isobel And Cat (Let me know if you have a Site Link); Very Nice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You One And All!

DarkJade-*

PICTURE CREDIT – Wedding Photographer

*DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR NEWLY UPDATED “DARK GLOBE 2012 FEBRUARY SHOOT OFF!” PAGE, WHICH HAS LINKS TO OUR WINNER’S SITES, AS WELL AS OUR JUDGES SITES

 

 

February 15, 2012

The Dark Globe 2012 February Shoot Off! Winners Announced!!

by darkjade68

The Dark Globe 2012 February Shoot Off! Winners Announced!!

First of all I’d like to Thank All of the Photographers for Submitting Your Pictures and Throwing Caution to the Wind.

Thank You also goes out to the 9 Judges for Taking the Time to Review all of the Pictures, and supplying me your Choices within two days of the End of the Submission Period.

And to Our Readers who Submitted Votes for the Reader’s Choice Award.

This is our First February Shoot Off! as The Dark Globe Blog came to be last October, 2011. After an Excellent Outstanding Artist Awards in December, I thought it would be good to Break Things up a bit by Having a Focused Awards with Just Photography…

A Writing Competition will also be Announced in AprilBut enough of all that.

We had an Excellent Showing with 62 Pictures Submitted in All.

And Now The Winners.

FIRST THEME – HOPE

First Place Goes to 2Summers with 2 Kids

Congratulations 2Summers! You are our Dark Globe 2012 February Shoot Off! Gold Camera Champion for the Theme Hope!!

You May Place The Gold Camera Champion Badge Proudly On Your Blog Should You Like.

 

 

 

 

Second Place Goes to Both Kristina with

And Fergimoto with A Bird’s Hope

And so you Both Receive The Second Place Silver Camera Badge for your Blogs should you like. Congratulations to Both of You!

 

 

 

 

 

And Third Place goes to LadyT with Light Comes

And so Receives The Third Place Bronze Camera Badge for Your Blog if you’d like.

Congratulations LadyT!

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND THEME – BROKEN

First Place Goes to James Gordo with Washed Away

Congratulations James! You are our Dark Globe 2012 February Shoot Off! Gold Camera Champion for the Theme Broken!!

You May Place The Gold Camera Champion Badge Proudly On Your Blog Should You Like.

 

 

 

 

Second Place Goes to Jeanna with

Congratultions Jeanna You’ve Won The Second Place Silver Camera Badge for your Blog if you’d like.

 

 

 

 

 

And Third Place Goes to Amy with Road Closed

Congratulations Amy! You’ve Won The Third Place Bronze Camera Badge for your Blog if you’d like.

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD THEME – PEOPLE AT WORK

First Place Goes to Sorin Photography with

Congratulations Sorin! You are our Dark Globe 2012 February Shoot Off! Gold Camera Champion for the Theme People At Work!!

You May Place The Gold Camera Champion Badge Proudly On Your Blog Should You Like.

 

 

 

Second Place goes to James Gordo (His Second Award) for Sweat Sparks

Congratulations James on this Second Award! You Have Won The Second Place Silver Camera Badge for Your Blog if you’d like.

 

 

 

 

 

Third Place Goes to Both 1Cruzdelsur with

And Nellibell49 with My Man Mowing

Congratulations to Both of You! You’ve Won The Third Place Bronze Camera Badge for Your Blog if you’d like.

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS!!!

AND NOW FOR THE FINAL AWARD, THE READER’S CHOICE AWARD

THE WINNERS ARE BOTH;

Big Al with

And LadyFi (who was also one of our 2011 Outstanding Artist Finalists) with Sunbeams

You’ve Both Won Our Reader’s Choice Badge for your Blogs if You’d Like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS ONE AND ALL, THERE WERE SO MANY GOOD ENTRIES IT REALLY MADE JUDGING THIS COMPETITION PAINFUL!! BUT WE ALSO ALL THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT, SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO WON, AND/OR SUBMITTED A PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION, REMEMBER TO SUBMIT YOUR LINKS TO YOUR BLOGS HERE BLOG LINK SUBMISSIONS SO I CAN LINK THEM ON THIS POST, OR ON A FUTURE POST THAT I WILL BE DOING THAT WILL INCLUDE ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO DIDN’T WIN THIS TIME, SO THAT I CAN DIRECT PEOPLE TO YOUR SITES TO SEE MORE OF YOUR WORK.

THANK YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN FROM THE CREW AT THE DARK GLOBE!! YOU’VE GOT SOME AMAZING PHOTOS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OF YOUR WORK.

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February 14, 2012

Only 9 Hours Left to Vote For Your Reader’s Choice February Shoot Off! Submission, Tick Tock Tick Tock

by darkjade68

TICK! TOCK! TICK! TOCK

ONLY 9 MORE HOURS TO VOTE FOR YOUR READER’S CHOICE AWARD WINNING SUBMISSION IN THE DARK GLOBE 2012 FEBRUARY SHOOT OFF! COMPETITION!!

The Judges Have Their Winners for the Three Categories, and the Final Award is in The Hands of The Readers!

Good Luck Choosing, there’s some Great Pictures.

CHOOSE HERE Final Submissions/Reader’s Choice Voting Post