View Full Version : July fun contest - The Spirit of Summer - Description, Submissions, and Winner!!!

07-08-2006, 10:12 AM
Here's an Idea, No Prizes, just a "Fun" contest.. Ok, Maybe the winner could have their title changed to "July Contest Winner "06" or something like that.

Its Up to the Mods though but here's my idea... A Photo contest that depicts "The Spirit of summer", the Hook? It HAS to be taken in the month of July, This will be on the Honor System of course and it can be anything depicting what summer fun means to you. Water sports, the beach, the lake, fishing, a stroll in the park.. anything that will make the viewers think of summer time in the North East! Now Im thinking that since we have Pros and newbies alike here, and since EVERYONE loves a good, fair contest, the judging will be focused more on originality and Subject than on Photographig Prowess..Fair enough?

So the rundown again..
Summer Fun, The Spirit Of Summer and what it means to you.
Taken this Month.
Judged on Subject and originality more than Image quality.
Remember to Respect the honor system.

SO, Once the Mods give the Nod.. Its on!

07-08-2006, 10:13 AM
I would say... its on...

I edited the first post for content only.

07-08-2006, 04:48 PM
let the games begin.

07-09-2006, 02:41 PM
Sounds like this should be a very interesting contest.....

07-09-2006, 02:50 PM
Sounds good :ro

07-10-2006, 06:19 PM
Awesome idea!!! I'm in! Let the fun begin!

07-12-2006, 02:49 AM
why not, i'll play

07-17-2006, 12:57 AM
It's ON!!! :rock

07-19-2006, 08:33 AM
11 more days... friendly bump

07-19-2006, 08:48 AM
lol... I almost had a shot this weekend but forgot to take it..lol i had it all planned out and everything, then my brother showed up unannounced and i totally forgot to try the shot!

07-21-2006, 01:31 PM
not one submit yet huh guys? I see i will have to get on this this weekend if the rain holds off.

07-24-2006, 09:41 PM
ok... I can see that someone needs to jump start this thing.
here is a pic of summer in the northeast.. a beach scene from Woodmont Ct. (between west haven and Milford)

Enter.. you guys dont want me to win my own contest do you?, well? DO YOU?
lol Ok but I dont wanna hear any complaints that it was rigged!!!!

07-25-2006, 06:43 PM
I have a few from this past week I am looking thru to submit.Nice pic by the way.

07-25-2006, 10:09 PM
thanks! its all I got....lol

07-26-2006, 12:51 PM
9 kids at my house all week at "Camp Barbie".....

Here's 4 of them splashing til their hearts content.... :happy


07-27-2006, 10:37 AM
"Feeding the Baby Duck... Tenatively"


07-27-2006, 01:26 PM
lol.. cute pic, but why the helmet? Baby ducks are that vicious!!

07-27-2006, 02:22 PM
Here is my contribution. Taken in Medium Format, Ilford ISO100 Delta Pro film.


It represents a few different "ideas" to me... For me it means seeing someone I love enjoying something they love. It represents a new photography skill using medium format. And last but certainly not least the black and white represents a soon to be memory that has been this summer.

07-27-2006, 03:12 PM
lol.. cute pic, but why the helmet? Baby ducks are that vicious!!

Did you ever see Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail? These ducks are like the rabbits in that movie. :eek:

Just kidding... we rode our bikes to the park and she just didn't take it off.

07-27-2006, 04:06 PM
It seems like summer in the northeast this July was about rain. We were at a team party at the amusement park when all of a sudden it just started pouring. We all just took cover and waited it out. The rides were going again in about 15 minutes.


07-28-2006, 01:35 PM
Hmmm I will have to look through mine and see what I have. We are hitting my friends pool tomorrow, so let's see.

07-29-2006, 06:22 PM
Well, here is my submission. It was just prior to a nasty storm a couple of weeks ago. Looking South West over the Hudson River. It brings to mind the intense summer storms which always come to the North East.


07-31-2006, 11:44 AM
nice storm shot!

Mike, I figured that, and yes.. I remember the rabbit well....lol

07-31-2006, 12:44 PM
How about a summer stroll down a country lane. I kind of cheated on this one, it was taken on the 24th of June, in Vermont, hey it's almost July. :) :)


07-31-2006, 01:12 PM
nice, Id like to get that shot in the fall.... it would look amazing as a watercolor or Oil painting..lol

07-31-2006, 07:05 PM
Thanks Craig, sadly I seldom get up there in October. :(

08-01-2006, 09:48 PM
And the winner is!!!

Barb with Barbie Camp!!!! Congrats!!! You win.... absolutely nothing!!!! =) Thanks to everyone!! Everyone did a great job and the points were spread thin so the winner was only by a small margin!!

08-01-2006, 10:01 PM
Congrats Barb!!!!

08-01-2006, 11:00 PM
congrats Barb!!

08-02-2006, 10:32 AM
Thanks everyone.... and thanks to all the kids. Without them, sometimes I lose the "spirit" of summer. ;) :love

08-02-2006, 10:35 AM
Good work Barb!

My wife drives a 64 passenger school bus, and you've seen pictures of our pool... I think I have an idea for next year's summer fun contest!

08-02-2006, 05:19 PM
Your going to put the bus in the pool???.....J/K

Congratulations Barb!

08-02-2006, 05:23 PM
lol... you mean the " Ce-ment" pond?

08-02-2006, 06:33 PM
Your going to put the bus in the pool???.....J/K

Congratulations Barb!

ha ha ha!!! good one. :roflmao

Mike.... Bless your wife and her "nerves of steel" As much as I LOVE kids and LOVE having "the more the merrier"...... I can't take too many around when I'm driving.... they drive me nutz!!! :eek:

08-02-2006, 06:38 PM
Yeh, the bus in the pool... how did you know?

Her driving is just for our small private school... so its field trips, games, etc... no delivery to and from homes. The kids usually behave themselves pretty well.