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bit-tech March PotM Winner Announced!

bit-tech March PotM Winner Announced!

Grangemouth Petrochemical Refinery at night.

Congratulations to forum member Brett Dunsmore, who achieved first place in March's Photo of the Month competition, themed "Night" with his entry "Evening Glow". Congratulations also to forum member Fladlish who claims second place with his entry "The end of time" and third place goes to forum member OleJ with his entry "Night at the Museum".

Yet again, we have hooked up with OCZ Technology to give some awesome prizes away to the winners.



The full set of results are as follows:

Click on the picture snap shots for the forum posts with the full images.

The bit-tech digital art forum and the Photo of the Month site are the main hubs for our photography competition. It is held monthly and open to anyone that wants to enter as long as you're a member of our forums (it's free to register)! The picture can be any photograph of your interpretation of that month's theme, and there is no restriction on what camera you can use. Entries have to be submitted by the 25th of the month, giving you plenty of time to get snapping. The winners are decided by the voting of others who have also entered.

Since winning, Brett was charged with nominating the theme for April and he's chosen: "The Golden Hour". In his own words:

""The Golden Hour" Sunset/Sunrise/Dusk/Dawn, a time at which the light is that perfect golden colour. That should ensure everyone gets out and about in the nice spring weather."

Good luck to everyone for April and if you have any questions or comments, drop them over here.

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alastor 1st April 2008, 13:15 Quote
Sounds good to me, bring on the sunny late evenings ;)
kenco_uk 1st April 2008, 13:16 Quote
How about something like, "Does that mean I've got to wake up at the crack of Dawn?"
yodasarmpit 1st April 2008, 14:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by kenco_uk
How about something like, "Does that mean I've got to wake up at the crack of Dawn?"
It doesn't have to be a literal interpretation :D
Firehed 1st April 2008, 14:47 Quote
Terrible timing... I managed to grab a couple sunset shots in NM a couple days ago that I thought looked great (at least on the back of the camera). Oh well, I guess now I have to be creative.
Smilodon 1st April 2008, 18:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenco_uk
How about something like, "Does that mean I've got to wake up at the crack of Dawn?"

:):)
mr_carl 1st April 2008, 18:02 Quote
Congrats to yodasarmpit for winning this month, I allmost knew when I saw the image the first timw that it would win.
TNash 1st April 2008, 20:01 Quote
Great shot there yoda, I'm liking the new theme. I hope I have some time to get out there and take some shots.
OleJ 1st April 2008, 21:08 Quote
There was never any doubt that yodas opening shot (1st one submitted this month) was going to be the winner :) The bar got set so high the rest of us had to learn how to jump all over again ;)
Congrats with the win. It was definitely deserved.

Very interesting point distribution this month. It was really close. Might as well have been 4 third placings.

New theme is great and open. Good choice. Am looking forward to spring mornings.

BTW You got my 2 pics mixed up I think. The 3rd place shot isn't the one in the article. Though I like the one above best ;)
Da Dego 2nd April 2008, 13:31 Quote
Oooh, I'm excited for the new theme! :)
Vers 17th April 2008, 19:09 Quote
The golden hour is not necessarily the sunset/rise itself rather the light which is projected from it onto another object creating a warm feel. It is the time of day at which the suns position in correlation with the earth creates lighting which is directed towards an object on the same plane, rather than mid-day when the sun is directly overhead. When this happens it opens up a large dynamic range of texture and shadow which only occur during these 2 times of day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_hour_(photography)
Cyprio 17th April 2008, 19:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vers
The golden hour is not necessarily the sunset/rise itself rather the light which is projected from it onto another object creating a warm feel. It is the time of day at which the suns position in correlation with the earth creates lighting which is directed towards an object on the same plane, rather than mid-day when the sun is directly overhead. When this happens it opens up a large dynamic range of texture and shadow which only occur during these 2 times of day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_hour_(photography)

Hence why apparently the National Geographic will only accept pics taken at these 2 times. :)
Jamie 17th April 2008, 19:17 Quote
The best photo's I've ever take were towards the end of the day in the national parks of utah. Lovely golden light with rich golden rock.
Vers 17th April 2008, 19:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cyprio
Hence why apparently the National Geographic will only accept pics taken at these 2 times. :)

Exactly, for Landscapes at least. Its been said they won't even look at an image if it was not taken during these times of day, not that I believe that but it just goes to show how important it is.
OleJ 17th April 2008, 19:21 Quote
Yeah the reds during these hours give a brilliant hue to everything.
The_Beast 17th April 2008, 23:18 Quote
"The Golden Shower"


ewww :)
Tsen 26th April 2008, 05:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
The best photo's I've ever take were towards the end of the day in the national parks of utah. Lovely golden light with rich golden rock.

I live in Utah, and I was just thinking I might pop down to Lake Powell to take some pictures before it gets unbearably hot down there. I might also stop by Capital Reef and Bryce parks, they're beautiful places.
OleJ 27th April 2008, 20:40 Quote
Remember to vote folks! :) http://potm.webshaped.com Login with your bit-tech credentials.
Bindibadgi 30th April 2008, 12:47 Quote
Last few hours to vote people.

GOGOGOGOGOGOGO. I will close it later and get the results out :) I will try to get time to contact the winners tonight but I'm off to an Ironman screening in London too :o
Krikkit 30th April 2008, 13:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
...but I'm off to an Ironman screening in London too :o

*Jealous* :(
Darv 2nd May 2008, 13:15 Quote
The wait for the results is killing me! I want to see if I got any points at all :D
kenco_uk 2nd May 2008, 14:17 Quote
Darnit, I forgot to vote. Looks close though. There are some stunning shots this month!
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