Contest Results: Breaking the Rules

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Ended 09/20/17 9:15 AM GMT
Winner: Vickid (See the full results)

1st place
Quick...take a photo before the sailboat........ by Vickid

Ramad: Congrats Vicki on winning the contest. I expected that this would win and had voted for it because it is a true spontaneous take with "broken rules".

Ramad: Just about got it. Quick reaction and what more - a perfect entry for the contest too.

Vickid received a 2 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

2nd place
Profiles by braces

Flmngseabass: This is really good Steve. I can feel that urge you were taking about so I can relate. Thanks for resisting for us all!:):):)

rvdb: Congrats on your win.


corngrowth: Steve, I don't know whether this will be your entry for the current contest.

If not, think it over, as this would be a very appropriate entry.
If so, Good Luck with it, my friend!

braces received a 1 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

3rd place
Light trails on M66 by stylo

LynEve: Congratulations on your placement in the contest :)

bfrank: Nice shot of light trails. I'm glad you didn't get hurt there in the dark or arrested.

icedancer: Love the shot and the movement - it's great you got such a shot

Nikoneer: Well, Chris, I'm not so sure this is a "breaking the rules" photo as far as the art and craft of photography is concerned, but only as the law is concerned. Whatever the case, I absolutely love light trail photos ( like this one, this one, and this one), and this one is exceptionally well done and shows a real talent. A copy is going in my monitor's wallpapers folder, thanks loads! If the c-index was still being used I'd give this one very high marks indeed.


4th place
Breaking the Rules by Dunstickin

Pistos: What I like is that it breaks rules while keeping them in more subtle ways. The tall grass on the left and the grey clouds cause the image to be broken 1/3 to 2/3 in the vertical direction. The tops of the people's heads plus the blue sky/cloud line roughly falls on the 1/3 line. Nice results. It is because the rules are broken that the image traps the eye, such as the subjects not being large in the picture, and yet because of subtlety, the picture remains pleasing to the eye, so you continue looking.

5th place
Broken Rules by Ramad

Nikoneer: Naaaaaww... he broke the rules during class and now he's being forced to hold his beak to the blackboard. When I was in second grade I didn't get this punishment... I was locked in a closet (but the nun forgot the light switch was on the inside :o).