Tuesday, May 21, 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge

The First “Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge” is off to a great start due to the Adventure Photography and Photo Walks photo group.

This first month of February 2019, we have received 48 entries that will be competing for $240.00 in prize money and a “20 x 24” OR a 20” x 30” print of the first place winning image.  That winning image will also have a reserved spot in the window of our gallery for a one month period and will also be one of the images exhibited in our annual “Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge” exhibit that will be held in our gallery once we have completed 12 successful months of the challenge.

We are honored to have Ron Rosenzweig as our guest judge for the first “Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge.” Ron is a full-time professional photographer specializing in architectural and advertising photography serving clients throughout Florida.

Ron has over 30 years of experience photographing weddings, portraits, model portfolios, automobile racing, and small products and architecture.

Located in Stuart, Ron and his wife Cheryl (watercolor artist) enjoy travel, creative workshops and sharing their passion for the visual arts.

You can review Ron’s work at www.rons-prophoto.com.

Winners will be chosen and announce on our Facebook page by the 5th of the following month. LIKE images on the Facebook page to help in breaking any ties! https://www.facebook.com/galleryofhope.org/

The First Place winner will receive instructions on how to obtain their SHINY PRINTS metal print and winning prize money will be mailed by the 10th of the month.

Distribution of Prize Money

25%     1st Place
First Place will also receive a 20”x 24” or 20” x 30” metal print sponsored by Shiny Prints Metal for exhibit in the gallery for the following month and also to be a part of the annual Ultimate 50/50 Photographic Challenge exhibit.

15%     2nd Place

10%     3rd Place

Thank you all for your participation and we look forward to the entries for this month of MARCH 2019.  Please visit the contest page for submission information!

Distribution of Prize Money For February 2019

48 images entered at $10.00 to of $480.00
1st Place           $120.00 + a Metal Print from Shiny Prints
Chetty Smith - FLOATING IN AIR


The Judge wrote...
Excellent lighting and composition as well as good macro focus. Would have liked to reveal a little more of the stem so that the flower doesn't appear to be floating.

2nd Place          $72.00
Dave Saville - LEAP OF JOY


The Judge wrote...
Timing is everything in this shot. Excellent composition but suggest that the subject should be off center if you adhere to the rule of thirds. Again, perfect timing!

3rd Place           $48.00

The Judge wrote...
Excellent use of a vertical crop in a landscape photograph. The position of the landscape valley leads your eye toward the sunset sky. It looks like a neutral density filter was used to enhance the sky. The neutral density filter effect extends to far down into the middle of the photograph. Otherwise very eye catching landscape shot.

To See all the submitted images for this contest please visit the gallery HERE: