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ILP Photo Contest! Theme: Innocence

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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][size=4]Hey everyone!

Let's have a regular photo contest this time, since our last one (Why do you love photography?) was more essay based, and we are all about showing our images!

I've chosen a theme as follows:

"Innocence"

Our kind and generous ILP vendors have offered the following prizes for you to shoot for. Please click on their banners to check their sites out. Then please consider submitting an entry to our contest, thanks! :)[/size][/font]





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[b]For one of the winners: One pass to an Andrea Joki taught class webinar at Photographers Learning Resource. [url="http://www.photolearningresource.com"]http://www.photolearningresource.com[/url][/b]


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[b]One winner receives: Posh Prints and Design:2011 Spring Fling package - $39 sale price - $175 regular price. [url="http://poshprintsanddesign.com"]http://poshprintsanddesign.com[/url][/b]


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[b]Choice of Sets I, II, III or Kid's pack from my Photographer's Wall Display Guides.If the winner has ProSelect, I'll throw in the ProSelect version as well! Value $85 - $160 depending on choice: [url="http://www.arianafalerni.com/design"]http://www.arianafalerni.com/design[/url][/b]


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[color=#000000][size=5][b]And here are some details and rules for this contest:[/b][/size][/color]

[color=#ff0000][b]*** Special note: Please be sure to size your image correctly. It should not be any greater than about 700 pixels on the long side. Overly large images must be removed in order to keep the thread running smoothly. Thank you! :)[/b][/color]

-- Submit any image you feel relates to "Innocence". Please include some tech info or background story if possible. Size should be no larger than about 700 pixels on the long side.
-- One entry per person. Submit your entry to this thread. Comment on entries if you'd like. :)
-- Contest ends April 30.
-- Winners, selected by me, Eddie, will receive the following prizes from our generous sponsors:[list]
[*]1st place: Choice of 3 prizes
[*]2nd place: Choice of 2 remaining prizes
[*]3rd place: Choice of 1 remaining prize
[*]2 Honorable mention winners: Choice of 1 remaining prize
[*]3 totally random winners!: Choice of 1 remaining prize
[/list]
If you have any questions, just let me know.

Looking forward to seeing an image of [i]Innocence[/i] from you! :)

--Eddie.
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Eddie, this is so fantastic!!! Thank you for these awesome opportunities, I can't wait to see what we get out of this!

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are there any restrictions on level (like do we have to be prepro or business- or is it open to everyone?)
Thanks!

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Will there be just one winner, and that person chooses their prize? Or will there be runner ups etc.

Eta never mind, lol. My iPad scrolling missed the end bit the first time around!

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Shannon - looking at the list it would seem that 8 people will get something:
1st place / 2nd place / 3rd place / 2x honourable mentions / 3 randoms! - total of 11 prizes

Alasdair
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Where do we post our images?

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No restrictions, Teresa!

Shannon, at the end of my post there is a list the different possible winners and the respective prizes.

Gina, I'd like to try holding the contest all within this thread for the benefit of our prize sponsors. So let's do that, post your entry to this thread!

:)

--Eddie.

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[b][i]My Granddaughter and her Daddy,I just happened to catch them this morning he is on RR from Afghanistan and is about to return in a few days. [/i][/b]
[b][i][b][i]Window light ISO 640 50mm 1.4 at f/2.5 at 1/20 sec[/i][/b][/i][/b]
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[b][i]Eddie thank you I guess I got caught up in the moment I have resized and added watermark [/i][/b]

[b][i]Don[/i][/b]

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Thanks so much, Don!

:)

--Eddie.

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She asked me what those flowers were. I told her "honeysuckle". "OH honey! I love honey!" I asked if she'd ever tried a honeysuckle. She looked at me as if I'd grown a second head.

I showed her how to pull the bottom off slowly and catch the glistening drop of nectar on the stamen with her tongue. She was hooked. She picked as many as she could carry (stuffing them in her shirt so they didn't "squish"), and got lost in one of MY favorite childhood pastimes. :)

iso 100, f2.8, ss1/200, 50mm.

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7229/6997461883_63e96f47d7_b.jpg[/img]
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Awesome!! Can't wait to enter :) Thank you!

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ISO 250 SS 400 f1.8 85mm

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This photo speaks "innocence" to me...

This shot was taken during a newborn session with Owen's baby brother. Baby Kellan needed to take a nursing break so Owen decided this would be the perfect time to go downstairs to get a picture with his fish and with his favorite toys. He posed next to his fish, his ping pong table and next to dad's work boots.... Then when it was time to head back upstairs he said, "But, wait...I have one more thing". He climbed on his pony, and gave me this proud and serious expression. When I showed it to him on the camera screen, he said, "This one is for you, you can keep it". It melted my heart and will always be one of my very favorite images....

[img]http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff4/erincox1/027ilp.jpg[/img]

ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/200 s, 24-70 @ 25mm

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This is my sweet Naomi Grace. She recently said, "[i]I can see the moon, Mommy! It's way up high. I can't even reach it, but if I had wings, I could fly up there and touch the moon![/i]" Yes, sweet princess, if you had wings, you could do just that! :) Though I may be a bit biased, this precious photo is innocence captured to me. :)

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iso 400, f/2.8, 1/320
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I love this image of my little Max. I will cherish this innocent time in his life when I look back at fond memories of his curls, long eye lashes and freckles:) Iso 200, F1.8 SS 1/100. I used my speed light and bounced it off the wall/ceiling behind and to the left of me.

[img]http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r125/Jensbabies/Jensbabies%202/DSC_5352copy.jpg[/img]
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I'm a hobby photographer and I'm still learning. But I figured I can't win if I don't enter. Thanks for looking!

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[img]http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/421754_10150678207924757_500014756_8998129_372130027_n.jpg[/img]

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He knew he wasn't supposed to be back there... ;)

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I took this on our little lake family weekend away. My daughter simply ADORES her little foster-brother (SOON to be adopted brother)! She was walking through the garage moving him out of trouble when I snapped this.

Just a LITTLE background, this little baby boy was abused HORRIBLY at the age of 2 months old, 2 skull fractures, retinal bleeding, brain hemorrhages which resulted in emergency brain surgery 2 months after we first got him. Most all of our family/friends are afraid of him, afraid of hurting him....but not my Brooklyn. To her, he's the best thing in the world.

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ISO 200
SS 1/800
Nikon D700 35mm lens (what I had on me at the time....usually I use my 85mm. LOL
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My daughter and her 2nd cousin. They just sat down and held hands. I love them, they are both such sweet girls.

85mm, ISO 100, f3.5, 1/200

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/6998417409_b124b96841_z.jpg[/img]
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A shoot I did out in AZ. I was so glad to capture this moment. As a mom, I know this feeling of just breathing in your child. ISO 200 SS 1/200 F 4.5

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[quote name='Not-just-another-username' timestamp='1332203070' post='5354171']
I took this on our little lake family weekend away. My daughter simply ADORES her little foster-brother (SOON to be adopted brother)! She was walking through the garage moving him out of trouble when I snapped this.

Just a LITTLE background, this little baby boy was abused HORRIBLY at the age of 2 months old, 2 skull fractures, retinal bleeding, brain hemorrhages which resulted in emergency brain surgery 2 months after we first got him. Most all of our family/friends are afraid of him, afraid of hurting him....but not my Brooklyn. To her, he's the best thing in the world.

[attachment=988166:DSC_3453 web2.jpg]
ISO 200
SS 1/800
Nikon D700 35mm lens (what I had on me at the time....usually I use my 85mm. LOL
[/quote]

I love you for fostering/adopting. What an inspiration. that boy is SO special and you are lucky to have found each other!
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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]For the past 3 years my oldest son's BFF has been the sweet girl down the street. Their friendship has been uncomplicated by the whole boy/girl thing but i know that it's possible that someday a look might be shared, a smile could become more meaningful, and what was once so innocent might turn into their first case of puppy love. While taking this picture of them last night among the spectacular show of blooming trees i caught this image and can't help but wonder how much longer this age of innocence is going to last...

ISO 400, f 3.2, 1/250[/font][/size]
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[quote name='Not-just-another-username' timestamp='1332203070' post='5354171']
I took this on our little lake family weekend away. My daughter simply ADORES her little foster-brother (SOON to be adopted brother)! She was walking through the garage moving him out of trouble when I snapped this.

Just a LITTLE background, this little baby boy was abused HORRIBLY at the age of 2 months old, 2 skull fractures, retinal bleeding, brain hemorrhages which resulted in emergency brain surgery 2 months after we first got him. Most all of our family/friends are afraid of him, afraid of hurting him....but not my Brooklyn. To her, he's the best thing in the world.

[attachment=988166:DSC_3453 web2.jpg]
ISO 200
SS 1/800
Nikon D700 35mm lens (what I had on me at the time....usually I use my 85mm. LOL
[/quote]

You are going to make me cry. What special children you have and congrats on your son's upcoming adoption. I have two daughters who are adopted and I still pinch myself for being so lucky to be their mama! :)
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