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WPC 1305 - Church RESULTS
Feb 8, 2013 23:42:37   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
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And the winners of Church with 194 entries and 382 votes are...

1st place = 369Kae with 10.52 points and (20) votes (new)
2nd place = R'laine with 9.92 points and (14) votes (new)
3rd place = brownky with 9.68 points and (16) votes (new)
4th place = plessner with 8.39 points and (13) votes (new)

Congratulations everyone - especially those who added a little more by telling us about their photos!!!

Running Totals - Underlined equals multiple time winners
1st = Skew, Eric LS, colnago, Ugly Jake, 369Kae
2nd = Bridges, wbgrice, Severums, colie, R'laine
3rd = nanaval, pinkycat, behindthecamera, tk, brownky
4th= TNmike, Flyboy001, O hi O, Canoe50d, plessner

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NOTE: Please note the change to voting below
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You can vote as many times as you like, but only have one voting point.
If you vote for multiple photos, your voting point gets divided across them all.

A Prayer Before Flight
A Prayer Before Flight...

Abandoned faith
Abandoned faith...

Ray of Hope in the Storms of Life - Faith Communuty United Church of Christ - Louisville, KY
Ray of Hope in the Storms of Life - Faith Communut...

little country church in the valley
little country church in the valley...

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Feb 9, 2013 02:26:28   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
An interview with R'laine

Wow, that is awesome news, thank you so much to all who voted.

1) How long have you been into photography and what got you started?
I have been interested in photography for as far back as I can remember. My dear mother had a Kodak box Brownie, I felt so grown up when she let me load new films for her, and then when I was allowed to take photos with it. This interest was nurtured when I was given my first camera for my 12th birthday. My addiction has carried on from there with no sign of a cure in sight.

2) Have you had any formal training and what kind of photography do you do most?
I have taken one photography course “Taking Your Camera Off Automatic” – the rest I have learned from online forums, and trial and error, that is surely a blessing with digital, instant results, so one can try it a different way. While I have just started a fledgling business doing engagements, weddings and portraits (I have a couple of each under my belt thus far,) my most prolific kind of photography is landscapes,I enjoy capturing the many moods of this amazing planet we call home, and especially on cloudy or overcast days.

3) What inspired you to take your winning shot?
I have recently fallen in love with photographing derelict buildings and have an idea crystallising to put these into a book. Capturing what is left of them before wind and weather wins the battle. Word has got out amongst my friends and one, a truck driver, told me of this church he had seen while out driving. I spent a good 90 minutes just wandering through the building (all the while watching out for gaps in the floorboards,) capturing as many details as possible, including an old organ in the front vestibule – or what was left of it.

4) What equipment did you use and was there any special setup?
Nikon D3100, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens, no special setup.

5) Would you change anything if you could do it again?
I would re-frame a couple of shots, in fact I’m going back to do just so, I just need to be more confident that the floor won’t give way under me, haha.

6) If you couldn't do photography what else would you do?
I would die, I cannot imagine life without my cameras, I honestly can’t.

7) Is there somewhere we can see more of your work?
Yes, http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomdiva/

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Feb 9, 2013 09:23:04   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
An interview with 369Kae

1) How long have you been into photography and what got you started?
I started taking photographs in 4H at the age of ten. I'll be 52 in April so I've been shooting for 42 years.

2) Have you had any formal training and what kind of photography do you do most?
I have no formal training just years of practice. I don't limit myself to anything in particular but I do shoot alot of action and scenics. I work for a not for profit with two restored Huey helicopter so action is something I knew I had to improve upon. I've seen significant improvement in my shots in the last few years. Thank goodness! lol

3) What inspired you to take your winning shot?
We pray before every flight we take. I just felt that I needed to capture the moment. We never know when someone will be taken from us.

4) What equipment did you use and was there any special setup?
I use Sony equipment. This was shot with an A350 and a Tamron 70-200 2.8 lens. I tend to shoot "on the fly" I feel it makes for better photographs. I don't like "posed" photos unless I am doing a group shot.

5) Would you change anything if you could do it again?
No, I like the photo just the way it is. I have taken other shots of the prayer, this is one of my favorites.

6) If you couldn't do photography what else would you do?
I have a lot of "hobbys". I make hand crafted jewelry and stained glass. I guess I could fall back on those but I hope I never have too.

7) Is there somewhere we can see more of your work?
Yes, www.kaeyorkphotography.com

I do want to thank everyone who voted for this photograph. I'm a little shocked actually. There are a lot of great shots in this challenge. Great job everyone!

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Feb 9, 2013 09:25:49   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
An interview with plessner

YAHOO---this is very exciting! As I looked at all the church photos I was amazed all all the cathedrals and churches of the world that had been entered. Many beautiful ones. I love taking photos of churches. Thanks to all who voted for the little country church

1) How long have you been into photography and what got you started?
I think I have had some type of camera in my hands since high school. It is such a beautiful world all around us and I just seemed compelled to photograph it!

2) Have you had any formal training and what kind of photography do you do most?
No training, back in the 80s when I got my first "nice" camera I did take a class from someone who now has become a friend and mentor. I do mostly scenery and of course grandkids and if some interesting wildlife opportunities come along that is always exciting too. I love to travel, and a good trip is one where I can just shoot photos all day.

3) What inspired you to take your winning shot?
This little church is about 15 miles from our house kind of in the middle of no where. I hadn't been past it for a long time, and after I saw it I knew I wanted to go there and photograph it. Now I have shots from the different seasons, but I decided to enter this one in your contest because I like the colors of the sky.

4) What equipment did you use and was there any special setup?
At the time I took this I had a Sony A550
no set up needed other than almost having the camera on the ground as I shoot through the trees for the framing they provide.

5) Would you change anything if you could do it again?
I see that in the particular shot of this church you can't see the cross on top of the steeple--guess I should have been a little closer to the ground for this one

6) If you couldn't do photography what else would you do?
I am an avid gardener, we farm, and I am a full time crafter also. So I spend a lot of time with these activities, but my camera is with me whether I am in the tractor or the flower beds---life would not be the same without the possibility of always looking for the next shot.

7) Is there somewhere we can see more of your work?
I really don't have anything "out" there--as people always tell me I should! Just what I have shared on UHH---a talented and great bunch of people. Thanks

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Feb 10, 2013 19:08:27   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
An interview with brownky

1) How long have you been into photography and what got you started?
My wife wanted me to have a hobby before I retired. My first camera was the Sony that saved the pictures on a 3.5 floppy. I do not remember the year, probably about 1999.

2) Have you had any formal training and what kind of photography do you do most?
I have taken evening classes through the local school district. I mostly photograph events at church and my family (I have eight grand kids). I would love to do more travel and wildlife photography.

3) What inspired you to take your winning shot?
The clouds and rays were near the church. I thought it was a bit inspirational. I adjusted the position of the clouds in Adobe Elements.

4) What equipment did you use and was there any special setup?
Right now I have a Rebel SXi (450D) with kit lenses. Looking seriously at the new Cannon D6. It was mostly a chance opportunity to have my camera at church with the weather conditions.

5) Would you change anything if you could do it again?
I may have used a different view of the church.

6) If you couldn't do photography what else would you do?
I am still employed as an analyst. Photography has been a great diversion. Getting a bit more serious as I near retirement, about one year. I hope to spend a lot more time with my camera.

7) Is there somewhere we can see more of your work?
None is available right now, but I am loking into it. Planning a trip to Alaska interior in 2014, and hope to have more to share. Right now it is all on my hard drive.

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