Congratulations to McMommy for her winning submission and to the four runners up:
It was really close with less than a three-point difference in the top five and the only a 10-point difference for the top ten scorers.
Marjorie has kindly agreed to lend her winning image for the avatar picture here and will be receiving her print in the post next week.
Congratulations and thanks to you all for taking part. I'm sorry I haven't had time to contact you all.
OnlyRicky and I were two of the adjudicators. The others haven't told me whether they wish to be known, so I'll keep them anonymous for now.
Below are some comments kindly written by one of the adjudicators (in the same order as the list):
A nice composition, nicely shot.
Not technically fantastic, but does express joy
Good use of tinting to enhance the effect of the shot
I have a problem with this one. It is probably one of the best shots of the Challenge, but I'm not, absolutely, convinced it meets the criteria.
A great capture, but the composition could be improved.
Well composed and captured.
A good portrait.
Very good composition and use of B&W.
Made me laugh out loud!
Technically very good, good use of colour.
A fantastic shot, technically very good, with an interesting composition.
A very amusing shot, made me a smile.
Beautifully composed and very well captured.
A very well taken shot, technically, but for me the composition doesn't work at all.
Nice use of mono.
Ticks all the boxes, but I can't really say I like it.
Excellent shot, well composed and ideal for the theme.
A good competent shot.
Very similar to the one above.
Lovely, fabulous colours.
Another nice use of mono.
A great capture, taken on the fly, but as composition a bit of a mess.
The list of submissions can be viewed in the previous post.
Thanks to Stéfan for arranging this. It was fun to take part in and made me more aware of joy theme in pictures long after I'd submitted my contribution.
Congratulation to the winners! :)
????? · 2010-09-07: 16:37
Thanks Stefan for organising this, and to the judges for their time too!! i'm glad to see Marjorie her shot as the winner, it sure was my favourite of all the entries also, fantastic shot!! Congrats also to all other participants!!!
Whohoo second place, i'm honoured, thanks again :-))
yep, i sure won't mind entering again if there's a next challenge :-)
????? · 2010-09-07: 17:20
Was lots of fun to participate. Thank you. All 5 above are full of joy -- hard to pick! #1 is a wonderful photo :)
Thanks to Stefan for creating and organizing this fun challenge! I enjoyed participating, and am honored to be chosen a finalist. Thanks also to Ricky and the other adjudicators, and congratulations to Marjorie on first place for her JOYous contribution!
????? · 2010-09-07: 23:34
Congratulations to mcmommy, a well deserved winner..
Fantastic pictures, I love them all !
Congratulations nad thanks Stefan for organizing this!
Too bad I did not succeed to take a joy photo , joy is so hard to capture, so my admiration to all participants!!
oh yes, thanks everyone involved for all :) eiram`s words remind me of dancingdolphin`s comment in my guestbook:
"I know what you mean about the Joy Challenge! I thought it was terribly hard... Perhaps that was the real value in the challenge... looking for joy? :-) "
I`m a louzy organizer but will definitely join the next if i can as participant:)