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August Photo Challenge Poll - On The Beach  

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  1. 1. Short list of images from the August Photo Challenge - please vote for your favourite!

    • Simon Evans - World's Most Optimistic ice Cream Man - DNRB49 http://c7.alamy.com/comp/DNRB4G/portsmouth-england-4th-january-2014-an-ice-cream-vendor-peers-out-DNRB4G.jpg
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    • gvalee - Camel Train on Cable Beach - FKR0ER http://h7.alamy.com/comp/FKR0ER/tourist-camel-train-on-cable-beach-at-sunset-broome-kimberley-region-FKR0ER.jpg
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    • Steve Hyde - Couple sitting out a sudden squall F0DDD1 http://c7.alamy.com/comp/F0DDD1/two-people-sitting-on-a-beach-in-a-rainstorm-F0DDD1.jpg
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    • vpics - Pigs in Love on the beach - FA8WWX http://c7.alamy.com/comp/FA8WWX/pigs-in-love-domestic-pigs-sus-scrofa-domesticus-lying-on-the-beach-FA8WWX.jpg
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    • Colin Woods - piper on the beach at sunset - AJ6PGR - http://c7.alamy.com/comp/AJ6PGR/a-bagpiper-silhouetted-against-the-sunset-on-arisaig-beach-in-the-AJ6PGR.jpg
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    • Eden - The Strand, South Africa - CTEKYE http://c7.alamy.com/comp/CTEKYE/youngsters-use-the-top-of-a-building-as-a-repair-shop-for-their-bicycles-CTEKYE.jpg
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    • Sally - 3 Jackass Penguins - J8Y2X0 http://c7.alamy.com/comp/J8Y2X0/a-trio-of-african-or-jackass-penguins-in-the-beach-colony-at-simons-J8Y2X0.jpg
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    • LSP - Group of Friends on Pinky Beach - ACHFTY http://h7.alamy.com/comp/ACHFTY/group-of-friends-enjoying-a-summer-afternoon-at-the-beach-rottnest-ACHFTY.jpg
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Hi,

Ok, it's poll time. This was very tricky to narrow down, because of the diversity of images. In the end I went for those images, that managed to involve me emotionally at some level, either because they're visually stunning, or because they're funny, unusual, interesting. That of course is highly subjective, hence you may well not agree with my short list. And there are lots of very stunning shots that I left out of the short list, which could easily be swapped for any of the 8 short listed. 

 

Beyond the Competition : Special Mention for best 'wildlife on the beach' series of images: NY Cat's three images of a polar bear, walrus hangout and grizzly mum teaching clamming. Just so beautiful! I would give a lot to be able to spot and photograph just one of these on a beach, let alone all three.

 

Second special mention:  two images that are perhaps visually tricky to pitch against all those stunning sunsets and funny beach shots in the short list, but impressed me with their interesting though-provoking content were Lars Marsden's drinks can on the beach, and Wiskerke's THUMS Island. Both are quieter, less attention-grabbing images, but in many ways capturing. Ditto for Bryan's crowded beach in Gran Canaria -  love that shot! But it made me so claustrophobic that I had to look away. Sorry! :-) 

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Many thanks for the advise, Maria! I shall do that. (have to go somewhere now, but will do this eve when back)

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Thank you for including my camels. I'm not counting my chickens, err... camels.

 

Gen

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Many thanks for including my photo in the finals. Very honoured to be there for second month in a row amongst a group of professionals.

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7 hours ago, gvallee said:

Thank you for including my camels. I'm not counting my chickens, err... camels.

 

 

Told you... ;)

 

Alan

 

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9 minutes ago, Inchiquin said:

 

Told you... ;)

 

Alan

 

 

I'm not holding my breath. Last month (or was it the month before?) I was ahead until the last day when I lost. 

I never take anything for granted. There are lots of good entries.

 

Gen

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All very good, but confess that I went for the one that made me laugh :)

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23 minutes ago, Bryan said:

All very good, but confess that I went for the one that made me laugh :)

 

Me too! Didn't vote for myself.

 

Gen

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Crickey, I made the poll. Well chuffed with that 😊 

 

9 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

Me too! Didn't vote for myself.

 

Gen

 

Gen, I voted for your camel train and then scrolled down to your comment! Yours is one of those images you look at and think 'I wish I'd taken that'

 

Steve

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27 minutes ago, vpics said:

Thanks for including my pigs. :-)

It's the pigs for me.:)

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I am rather annoyed that I went to the Uros Islands a while back, but never made it across the border to Isla del Sol, so never got to see those pigs. Darn. Must go back!

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Wow! thank you for including my ice-cream man. I don't think that he did much business the day that I took that photograph :-)

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9 hours ago, Simon Evans said:

Wow! thank you for including my ice-cream man. I don't think that he did much business the day that I took that photograph :-)

 

Now that he's a famous ice cream van man, he'll probably demand 10% of any sales you get! :D

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Very good line up Imageplotter! 

 

Looks like its become a 2 horse race!

 

Kumar (the Doc one)

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On 05/09/2017 at 02:57, Steve Hyde said:

Crickey, I made the poll. Well chuffed with that 😊 

 

 

Gen, I voted for your camel train and then scrolled down to your comment! Yours is one of those images you look at and think 'I wish I'd taken that'

 

Steve

 

Very kind of you Steve. I can assure you it was an easy one. A case of f/8 and be there almost. You can trust that beach to deliver almost every day.

I cropped the bagsh***er at the back whose job is to pick up, well you know what. Now I made it a lot less romantic.

 

Thank you!

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Quick question, when does voting finish - I could not find this above? 

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Hi hdh, the poll closes at midnight on September 9th. It's admittedly hidden well, just below the poll, lower right corner. In alamy's favourite 'invisibility cloak grey' font colour.;)

Hope that helps!

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On 9/6/2017 at 05:43, spacecadet said:

I'm rooting for the piglets.

 

Me too, which is why I gave up bacon+... years ago.  

 

But more on topic - After voting, I was surprised how many votes Two Pigs in Love got, considering the strong fellow contenders.

I'd say it effectively speaks to a rather widespread empathy.

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