Wednesday, December 07, 2005

a contest and a RAK!

i had meant to do this before i left for asia but time caught the better end of me. my DH and his sister patti took me up on a challenge when we were in portland - who can take the best picture. i told them both i would post on my blog a picture from the both of them and let you all help me out by voting. i won't tell you who took which picture or with what types of cameras...

here were the rules for them - 1 picture, no digital altering. and if you are so kind as to help me by voting on one, i have in my hand a set of our hot new chipboard which are shipping out this week to stores! i will RAK one of the ppl who participates in this voting. all you have to do is to post to my blog before THIS saturday at noon central time. and then email me to tell me you voted (so i can contact you if you are the winner of the RAK).

so without further adieu, here are the 2 photos.

photo 1:

photo 2:

PS - the winner of the photo contest will just win braggin' rights in the family.

42 Comments:

At 12/07/2005 12:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both are good pictures, like the red leaf in photo one, like the angle/perspective of photo two.

My vote goes to photo two.

 
At 12/07/2005 01:05:00 AM, Blogger tania said...

whoa nellie! looooooooooove photo #2. such depth. makes me want to step right into the landscaping.

 
At 12/07/2005 01:06:00 AM, Anonymous Triana said...

My vote goes to Photo#1 its beautiful!! The composition is wonderful and the lighting is perfect!! I LOVE IT!!

 
At 12/07/2005 01:32:00 AM, Blogger Heather M. said...

I vote for photo #2. I just love the angle and the colors - bright blue sky, gorgeous red flowers and the contrast of the lamp post. Very cool!!

Oh and btw, love the new look of your blog! Great color!

 
At 12/07/2005 07:43:00 AM, Blogger Ari:) said...

Love photo #1:)

 
At 12/07/2005 09:01:00 AM, Anonymous justjen said...

I love photo number 2. Although both are great. I think photo 2 has better colour and lighting. I love the perspective of the shot.

 
At 12/07/2005 09:18:00 AM, Anonymous kimber mcgray said...

i love #1. the red leaf is very cool.

 
At 12/07/2005 09:29:00 AM, Anonymous mamato3tots said...

I think they are both great, but have to go with #2. It's at a fantastic angle, and the colour is beautiful.

 
At 12/07/2005 09:46:00 AM, Anonymous disneyaddict said...

Like both photos, but have to agree with the others-- love the angle and perspective on photo two

 
At 12/07/2005 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Chrys said...

I love photo 2!!!!!!!

 
At 12/07/2005 10:07:00 AM, Anonymous Shirley said...

#2 for me

 
At 12/07/2005 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

I have to say #2 as well. Both are great, though!

 
At 12/07/2005 10:36:00 AM, Blogger Just Rhonda said...

number 2

 
At 12/07/2005 10:38:00 AM, Anonymous Linda A. (elendae) said...

Photo number one - love the single red leaf!

 
At 12/07/2005 11:02:00 AM, Anonymous julie said...

i like number 2. the perspective is very cool, and i like the contrast of the organic (vines/flowers) against the non-organic (lightpost)

 
At 12/07/2005 11:11:00 AM, Anonymous MonaScraptivity said...

#1 is beautiful. Something about a single red leaf surrounded by all the others is beautiful.

 
At 12/07/2005 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Jessica S. said...

I love them both but I really love #1.

 
At 12/07/2005 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Bobbi-Lynn said...

That was hard, but I am gonnna go with #2. I love the blue sky contrast with the green and red.

Bobbi-Lynn

 
At 12/07/2005 11:25:00 AM, Anonymous Michelle S! said...

I vote for photo#2 - I like the angle!

 
At 12/07/2005 11:54:00 AM, Anonymous Cate said...

Wow...it's going to be a close race! My vote is for photo one. I love the red leaf mixed in with all the green ones!

 
At 12/07/2005 12:10:00 PM, Blogger [ hols ] said...

photo number 2!

 
At 12/07/2005 12:44:00 PM, Anonymous MichelleO from Scraptivity said...

I love both, but would have to vote from #1. I love the one red leaf. It looks like it is gonna be close!

 
At 12/07/2005 12:56:00 PM, Blogger SteveandHeather said...

Gosh! They're both great photos! I love the single red leaf in #1, but the overall composition in #2! Hard choice, but I'm going to have to vote for #1.

 
At 12/07/2005 02:18:00 PM, Blogger patti said...

I'm voting for number 2, the contrast between the blue sky and the light and roses is gorgeous!
Fun contest!

 
At 12/07/2005 02:29:00 PM, Anonymous LisaO said...

I agree both pictures are great, but I have to go with picture number 2.

 
At 12/07/2005 02:44:00 PM, Blogger Jess said...

I vote for #2! I agree that both are great though!

Jess

 
At 12/07/2005 03:22:00 PM, Blogger Jodi_S said...

Both are great, but I vote for #1.

 
At 12/07/2005 03:39:00 PM, Anonymous tammy said...

both pics are fantastic!!!! very talented family!!!
but.. my vote goes for #1, the red leave amoung the green is stunning!!! and so many of us would take that beauty for granted!!!

 
At 12/07/2005 04:29:00 PM, Anonymous pierides said...

I think that I really like photo #1. Although, both photos are great.

I really like that single red leaf in the middle of all the green leaves.

 
At 12/07/2005 04:57:00 PM, Anonymous Denise (aka lynkd @ S!) said...

Tough call, but I'm going to go with Photo #1. Something about all those gorgeous leaves and my love of autumn.

 
At 12/07/2005 06:59:00 PM, Anonymous juniorstoy2 said...

Count my vote for Photo #2!!

I just love the blue sky background

 
At 12/07/2005 07:06:00 PM, Anonymous ScrappyKi said...

This was a hard choice!

I'll vote for #2

 
At 12/07/2005 08:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo #1 - awesome - gets my vote!!

 
At 12/07/2005 09:05:00 PM, Anonymous Colleen said...

Tough choice, both great photos but I really like #1.

 
At 12/07/2005 09:33:00 PM, Anonymous Scrappyinbrooklin said...

ScrappyinBrooklin says...

I love #1! it evokes emotion in me, the same that I get walking in the fall!

 
At 12/07/2005 11:05:00 PM, Anonymous Sue (shutterbug) said...

Love the angle and composition in photo #2!! Beautiful colours!

 
At 12/08/2005 01:50:00 AM, Anonymous wendy said...

ooh, tough call, but i'm going with photo #1. i was drawn to it. love the green, the solitary red leaf and the light behind it all.

 
At 12/08/2005 02:05:00 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

My vote is for #2, love the angle and composition. It was a hard choice however, as both photos are fantastic.

 
At 12/08/2005 09:38:00 AM, Anonymous Vanessa Barker said...

I vote for number 2. I love the contrast of the blue sky against the red roses and the perspective is awesome!

 
At 12/08/2005 06:58:00 PM, Anonymous WIMBLDAN said...

I do believe that i shall vote for Photo Numero Uno. I feel as though I can relate to the single red leaf among a plethora of green ones. It speaks to my inner soul and makes me happy and sad all in one swooping wave of emotion. Incredible!!! Photo number 2 is also an excellent photo that has such incredible intensity that it makes you want to cry due to it's beauty. An excellent photo that just makes you want to be there. Kuddos to both contestants...I love you both.

 
At 12/08/2005 07:58:00 PM, Anonymous rani shah said...

I vote for photo 1. I like the dark lines of the tree vines set against the colors of the leaves. ANd I like the focal point of the one different leaf in the middle. They are both really nice, but I'm voting for #1. What a fun RAK, and way to get your family involved!!!

 
At 12/09/2005 06:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea what an RAK is, but I totally vote for Patti's photo (photo #1). And not just because she is currently standing over me in my office, making me type this.

 

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