LOTS of great entries in our Great HOLIDAY Photography Competition. We had a hard time picking out the best, and it really came close.
I had more I wanted to say but unfortunately I don't have access to my notes right now. So for now, allow me to announce the winners, type a little off the top of my head, and I'm inviting Paul Duncanson, author of Photography for the Web to join us.
Best overall quality (The person whose photos were most consistently good.)
This young lady worked! I could see it.
Lots of creative approaches, and lots of entries too. Shows good consistency, and achieving consistent results are what separates photographers from happy-snappers. Well done!
You won yourself a hard-copy Sitepoint book of your choice, a Sitepoint e-book of your choice, and an I love HTML coffee mug and a SitePoint T-shirt! woo hoo!
(By the way, we'd love it if you posted photos of yourself in your cool T-shirt with the cool prizes!)
Best individual photo (The one, most stunning photo of the whole contest.)
Matthew Higgins's Toy Soldiers
I do a lot of product photos and always had a soft spot for photos that get down to their subjects (no matter how small) and make them the star. Add that to the gorgeous light and uncluttered, undistracting background (that adds context without taking away), and it makes for a wonderful image.
You won the same set up as 11sbarnett (same rules too, we want pics!). Hard-copy book of your choice, e-book of your choice, I love HTML coffee mug and SitePoint T-shirt
Then we have the Special Topics. These were particularly tricky topics, with spot prizes for each!
- cizzlingeast - Aerial Shot of Your Neighbourhood
- vigano - Aerial Shot of Your Neighbourhood
- simonnz - Fireworks
Each of you won an e-book of your choice and an I love HTML coffee mug. (Pics! Pics!)
Sarah (HAWK) will be contacting y'all to set everything up.
As they say, good on you!
Great job by everyone, not only our winners. I know it probably wasn't easy. I see simonnz went plodding through the snow. bijsterbjo went to a gorgeous park and made some beautiful images! kirschna, rodneyboucher, lostumbrellas, and everyone else who took part. Well done all around.
A special congratulations and thank you to our Sitepoint staff who chose to post their own photos "just for fun" too. I loved them!