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Canon Rumors General => Contests => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on January 16, 2012, 11:11:23 PM

Title: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Canon Rumors on January 16, 2012, 11:11:23 PM

Contest Winner!

We’ve been at it for a few months. We’ve seen a lot of great photography, however there can only be one grand prize winner. Without further ado, below are the top 3 entrants in the inaugural Canon Rumors Lens Giveaway Contest!



Third Place: Prize – 500px 1 Year Membership


chaselindberg – Abstract Category


3rd Place | Abstract Category


2nd Place: Prize – Gura Gear Kiboko 22L Backpack


lmks0001 – Action & Sports Category


2nd Place | Action & Sport Category


1st Place – Grand Prize Winner: A choice between the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS or Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye


efroten – Black & White Category


1st Place | Black & White Category


Congrats to all the winners. You will be notified via the forum messaging system.


Congratulations to everyone that entered the contest, it surpassed all expecations. We’ll have  another photo contest in March, this one will be a little unique.


cr


Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: wickidwombat on January 16, 2012, 11:57:39 PM
Awesome shots! congratulations to the winners, i was wondering what is the abstract actually a picture of though?
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Canon Rumors on January 17, 2012, 12:03:49 AM
Awesome shots! congratulations to the winners, i was wondering what is the abstract actually a picture of though?

It's a microscopic photo of a crystal.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Orion on January 17, 2012, 12:43:38 AM
Congrats to the grandprize winner, and runner-ups!

For all those that may find some place to complain about the decisions, just make it a pet project of yours to get a great shot or 2 in for the March contest, instead. . .
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Minnesota Nice on January 17, 2012, 01:12:42 AM
I personally think the second place picture should have won, but it's not my choice!!  They are all fantastic still.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Mark1 on January 17, 2012, 01:25:24 AM
Congratulations!

The contest has been very exciting and the anticipation of having one's efforts thrown into the ring for the possibility of winning a great lens is awesome. It's also been interesting to see what other people judge to be a good photo. Clearly I need to brush-up on my black and white!

Thanks CR
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: wickidwombat on January 17, 2012, 01:36:31 AM
Awesome shots! congratulations to the winners, i was wondering what is the abstract actually a picture of though?

It's a microscopic photo of a crystal.

very cool, abstract is my wifes favourite style i would be interested in purchasing a print of this for her if the artist wants to PM me with a price :)
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: iTasneem on January 17, 2012, 01:40:41 AM
Congratulations to winners!
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Redreflex on January 17, 2012, 02:15:20 AM
Congrats!

Very curious - where was the winning shot taken?
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Leopard Lupus on January 17, 2012, 03:09:44 AM
Lovely work, everyone!
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: chaselindberg on January 17, 2012, 03:40:23 AM
I can't even believe I got third place. I feel so honored!

The abstract shot is a combination of two acidic compounds that were heated and formed crystal structures.  The colors come from using two polarizers to bend the light waves.  I shot it using a microscope and had the camera attached to the top as the viewfinder.

Thanks again so much! I can't wait to enter into the next contest.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: bjaigorgor on January 17, 2012, 04:29:01 AM
Congrats!

Very curious - where was the winning shot taken?

if i'm not mistaken, the location of the photo was taken in Chicago Illinois at the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).  I know in this city is the only place with a glass balcony all around
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Chrisbrn on January 17, 2012, 04:41:54 AM
Congratulations!

Beautiful photos!
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: pakosouthpark on January 17, 2012, 04:49:54 AM
beautiful pics! the finalists were are amazing as well!
cannot wait for the march contest already!! :D
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: PeterJ on January 17, 2012, 05:28:36 AM
Congrats to the winners, plus everyone else that contributed there were some great inspirational shots I really enjoyed looking over ;D.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: mivaho on January 17, 2012, 07:45:48 AM
Congratulations to the winners and thnx to all the people who send in their pictures, I enjoyed looking at them all.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: JR on January 17, 2012, 08:03:58 AM
The winning picture is simply mezmorizing (ok I'm sure I did not spell this one correctly but you get the drift!).  I guess the one must not be afraid of heights to take such picture.  Very amazing...
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: TexPhoto on January 17, 2012, 09:11:14 AM
Incredible Photos, very inspiring.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: distant.star on January 17, 2012, 10:38:37 AM
Good pictures are wherever you are. This good contest reaffirms my belief in that dictum -- and it hasn't hurt my love of B & W either.

Congratulations to all who shared their images and hope; inspiration all around.

Thanks to CR for facilitating a very good thing overall.

My hope for a next contest is for an easier viewing experience of the entries. I'd also ask the winners for more detail about their winning images -- maybe a brief blurb about circumstances surrounding the image, tech specs, equipment of course, etc.

Thanks again to all!
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: AJ on January 17, 2012, 12:43:31 PM
Congrats!  Great stuff.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Dianoda on January 17, 2012, 01:04:48 PM
Congrats!

Very curious - where was the winning shot taken?

if i'm not mistaken, the location of the photo was taken in Chicago Illinois at the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).  I know in this city is the only place with a glass balcony all around

Yep, bjaigorgor is correct.  I live in Chicago and have been up to the observation deck of the Sears Tower (proper name or not, few Chicagoans will call it Willis Tower) twice since the glass balconies were installed.  Kinda hard to tell from the photo, but the floor is glass as well - you can look straight down and have nothing but a few inches of glass between you and 100 stories of air.  Fun place to take friends, especially if they're afraid of heights.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: efroten on January 17, 2012, 03:05:08 PM
This is pretty incredible, thanks so much for choosing my photo!  Congrats to the other winners as well!

And yes, the photo was taken on the Skydeck at Sears/Willis Tower in Chicago.  Got lucky and caught the girl alone in the window, normally the windows are full of people.  The photo was taken with a Canon 5D and 17-40mm f/4L lens for those interested.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: willrobb on January 17, 2012, 04:04:47 PM
This is pretty incredible, thanks so much for choosing my photo!  Congrats to the other winners as well!

And yes, the photo was taken on the Skydeck at Sears/Willis Tower in Chicago.  Got lucky and caught the girl alone in the window, normally the windows are full of people.  The photo was taken with a Canon 5D and 17-40mm f/4L lens for those interested.

Congratson a great capture, the photo looks awesome.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: lmks0002 on January 17, 2012, 11:14:38 PM

Congratulations to all winners. Thank you CR and everyone for choosing my photo.
The photo was taken with a 5D2 and 70-200 F/4L IS.





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Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: seta666 on January 18, 2012, 08:55:48 AM
Congratulations to the winners, well deserved ;-)
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: NHK on January 18, 2012, 09:38:48 AM
Congratulations to the winners!
I was very happy to be in the finalists!

Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Mikedurg on January 21, 2012, 01:49:10 PM
Congrats to the winners on they're photos and prizes! Now the question remains, which lens did you choose Efroten?


Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Canon Rumors on January 21, 2012, 03:06:39 PM
Congrats to the winners on they're photos and prizes! Now the question remains, which lens did you choose Efroten?

He chose the 70-300L :)
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: MarkoE on January 21, 2012, 03:31:48 PM
It will be easier to sell than 8-15, because I think he already has something in this range  ;)
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: MarkoE on January 21, 2012, 03:33:51 PM
Sorry, I didn't read previous posts :D
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: Mikedurg on January 21, 2012, 07:12:33 PM
Congrats to the winners on they're photos and prizes! Now the question remains, which lens did you choose Efroten?

He chose the 70-300L :)


Does that mean the March contest prize will be a 8-15 f/4L fisheye... :D
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: g2 on January 27, 2012, 03:12:24 PM
Hearty congratulations to the (well deserved) winners and thankyou CR for having the contest.
Title: Re: Contest Winners Announcement
Post by: pakosouthpark on May 16, 2012, 07:44:54 AM
where is the march contest?  ;D
when is the next one?