The Winner of The Weekly Challenge for May 27 - June 1 "Reflections" is...

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by BBW, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Streetshooter for this thoughtful and moving image.

    Congratulations Don (AKA Streetshooter) and to all the photographers who took up Ray's challenge this week!

    Don, it's over to you for choosing the next week's challenge.
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Thank You all youse good peeps.
    I talked this over with my other selves and We/I came up with what might be an interesting theme.

    The next theme is...Drum Roll......
    "It's in the shadows".

    Have fun and thank ya's much again.
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

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  4. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown SC Regular

    Oct 10, 2010
    well done Don, both for the winning picture and the intersting theme..
  5. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
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    Yeah well done Don, Well deserved!
  6. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Congrats Don, very impressive shot !
  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Well done, great image! Looking forward to the next one :)
  8. jimmy2thou

    jimmy2thou SC Regular

    May 6, 2011
    Marbella, Spain
    Congratulations Don & I like the subject of the new theme. Time to go and see what's in those shadows. :)
  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Congrats Don, that shot was a particularly moving and poignant one.
  10. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
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    Don, congrats!!!!
    shadows it is then
  11. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Congratulations Don for a shot that makes me remember the dreadful consequences of war.
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  12. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
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    Well done Don, lots of reflecting going on in that shot, not just what the eye can see.
  13. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Youse all....
    It's was a difficult moment I tell ya.
    I've been searching for an image under the pressure of knowing that it would be up against the best shooters in the world. I was nervous. I travelled all thru Philly, yet nothing could be found. I went to Washington DC and yet it was a fruitless effort. I was getting panicked. I kept looking at the thread and seeing these wonderful images.

    My heart was pacing, blood pressure rising...nothing I tell ya nothing.
    John took me to more places in DC than anyone could imagine. Wonderful sights and yet, the illusive image was just that, illusive.

    The X100 was starting to sweat. It was wondering when I would commission it to make The Image. And then... I saw the retired Airman in his wheel chair. In a nervous fashion, I walked over to him and thanked him for his service.
    He smiled and said that no one has ever said that to him before.

    Meanwhile, X100 was waking up but not to my knowledge. The camera sent a shocking 6 volts to my hand and then... As I walked away from the retired hero....
    The camera jumped up and made the image...
    I never knew what happened.
    I thought to myself a few seconds later, Self I thought, I hope they don't change the firmware in this thing.

    So, to make a long story short, it wasn't a lucky moment. It was a moment shared by the camera, the Hero, John and myself.

    Youse are all starting to outdo yourselves. The selection of images is just great and I hope youse are as proud of what you'ins are doing as I am of you'alls...

    By the way, the retired Airmen was looking at his brothers name on the wall.
    I hope that feeling comes across in the image and I think it does.
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Here the backstory, makes it even better, Don.

    On a lighter note, I am coming to meet you this weekend for a firmware meld.:wink:
  15. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I'ma reflectin' BB, ...
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  16. Janis

    Janis SC Regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    Central Texas
    Wonderful image, Don! Congrats!
  17. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
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    Congratulations Don, well deserved winner..