2010

The 2010 Photographs of the Year!

Finally, after a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, we were very excited to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest yesterday. We announced each of the top 10 finalists individually here on the Corner Blog, but I thought everyone might enjoy browsing through the top 10 winners in order, in once place. So, by your request: here ya go:

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2011–01–29 15:47

The WINNER of the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year WinnerAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the WINNER of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The WINNER of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is Vince Maidens with his photograph Great Horned Owl - Incoming!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 20:30

The 1st Runner-up (2nd Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 1st Runner-Up (2nd Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is Parabol with his photograph Poetic Rage!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 20:09

The 2nd Runner-up (3rd Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 2nd Runner-Up (3rd Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is william88 with his photograph Fleeting Moment!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 18:57

The 3rd Runner-up (4th Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 3rd Runner-Up (4th Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is TenX with his photograph Blowing Confetti Kisses!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 18:10

The 4th Runner-up (5th Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 4th Runner-Up (5th Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is SauliusM with his photograph Freedom!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 18:02

The 5th Runner-up (6th Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 5th Runner-Up (6th Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is paula with her photograph Street Life!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 17:17

The 6th Runner-up (7th Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 6th Runner-Up (7th Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is shutterbug99 with his photograph Coosaw - Tree Swing!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 17:04

The 7th Runner-up (8th Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 7th Runner-Up (8th Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is Scott W with his photograph Mandarin Duck Drinking!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 16:39

The 8th Runner-up (9th Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 8th Runner-Up (9th Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is fotowala with his photograph Market!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 16:28

The 9th Runner-up (10th Place) in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

Photograph of the Year FinalistAfter a month-long entry period, followed by a preliminary voting round that featured almost 200 photos, which was followed by a 1-week FINAL VOTING ROUND, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest.

The 9th Runner-Up (10th Place) in the PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is dioneanu with his photograph Reflections!!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–28 16:14

Your Vote Could Decide the Winners of the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

It all comes down to this. From a month-long entry period, to 10 groups of 177 photos, whittled down to the final 30. The votes cast this week will determine which photograph and photographer will be crowned the 2010 Photograph of the Year. If you voted in round 1, you know how tough it was to decide. Now it'll be a lot tougher. The top 3 photographs from each group are mashed together in one final poll. And you can only pick one.

Voting ends at approximately 2:30am EST (7:30am GMT) on Friday, January 28th, 2011. You can browse through the full-sized gallery of the photos in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Final Round Photo Gallery, but then you have to head over to the voting thread to cast your vote. Good luck to all those who have photographs in the final round - enjoy browsing through all of the entries!! If you haven't already, be sure to check out the sponsors, headed by one of our favorite sponsors PrintedArt, and prizes ($6,500!!) for the contest, and thank the sponsors here for participating.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–01–21 12:46

Round 1 Finalists Announced in the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

After a month-long entry period, then anxiously waiting for voting to begin, we’re finally in the home stretch. Voting in Round 1 of the 2010 Photograph of the Year contest ended last night, and the top 3 photographs, as voted on by the PhotographyCorner community, have been announced. See which photographs from each group made the cut and are moving on to the final voting round, then browse through the final voting results below.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2011–01–20 19:06

Cast Your Vote in Round 1 of the 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest

If you’re a member of the Corner, you’ve already received this update by email, but in case you missed it, it’s finally time to cast your vote in Round 1 of the 2010 PhotographyCorner.com Photograph of the Year contest! We have almost 200 photos to wade through, split up into 10 different groups (and I know I’m a little biased, but the quality of the entries this year are FANTASTIC!!!). To learn about how and why we do the voting for the Photograph of the Year contest, check out this info post.

Below are listed the photo galleries and the voting sections for each of the groups in round 1. Try to cast your vote in each group before round 1 voting ends in the evening of January 19th (that’s tomorrow night!!). The top 3 photographs from each group will move on to the final voting round which will begin on January 20th.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2011–01–18 21:50

Just in the Nick of Time - The December 2010 Corner Newsletter

Tamron 18-207mm VC Macro Zoom LensWith less than an hour to spare (at least in my timezone), the December 2010 PhotographyCorner Newsletter is, as I type this, being sent out to all the members of PhotographyCorner. Talk about coming down to the wire. My New Years Resolution? To get the Corner Newsletters out well in advance of the last day of each month. Anyways, if you’re a member of the Corner already, it should be on is way to your inbox right now, if not already there. If you’re not a member (you can become one here for free), you can read it online in the Corner Newsletter Archive here).

The final Corner Newsletter of 2010 was sponsored by Tamron and their AF18-270mm VC Macro Zoom Lens - the EISA Award Winner Best Travel Zoom 2009-2010. The world’s first 15X zoom lens—is truly the perfect all-in-one standard zoom lens. With its vast zoom-range, the new Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens enables the user to cover virtually any photographic subject from wide angle to ultra telephoto simply by turning the zoom control. It covers angles of view equivalent to 28mm to 419mm when converted to the 35mm format. This breakthrough lens is equipped with Tamron’s exclusive, proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) anti-shake mechanism that eliminates or substantially reduces the effects of handheld camera shake, letting you take blur-free hand-held pictures at up to four stops slower than usual. As a result, you can enjoy the convenience of handheld photography in virtually any situation, from shooting candid images, to covering sporting events, to event journalism, without worrying about camera shake having an adverse effect on image quality. In combining an amazingly high zoom ratio along with the VC function Tamron has maintained a high priority on its traditional goals of lightness and compactness. The lens is ultra light at just 19.4 oz. and is a mere 3.8” long. As a result the new Tamron AF18-270mm Di II VC delivers all the functionality and performance you expect from the latest Tamron ultra high power zoom, a lens that exemplifies our time-honored concept of “One great lens covering everything from wide angle to telephoto.” This is the ideal standard zoom lens for your camera for stress-free shooting of all subject matter from sunrise to sunset. Shoot hand-held confidently with Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras with smaller APS-C size sensors. And like all Tamron lenses purchased from an authorized Tamron dealer, you get a Tamron 6-Year USA warranty and a $150 mail-in rebate thru 12/31/10.

Have a Happy New Year - see you around the Corner in 2011!!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2011–01–01 00:08
Categories: Corner Newsletters

Final Contest Corner Challenge Winner of 2010 Announced

Contest Corner Challenge #81: Reflections Winning Photograph - Tiny Reflections by Jesse GrossIt’s true. The final Contest Corner Challenge of 2010 has come and gone. The next CCC won’t be announced for 3+ more weeks (taking a little break for the holidays and to make a little extra room for the 2010 Photograph of the Year). The final CCC of 2010 was won by jessehd09 - his first Contest Corner Challenge victory, and his first time entering a CCC, too! Contest Corner Challenge #81 challenged the community to photograph “a reflection of something.” We receive 39 entries, and by only a couple of votes, Jesse’s photograph aptly titled “Tiny Reflections” walked away with the victory.

You can check out all the entries in the CCC#81: Reflections Photo Gallery (which now also reveals who took each photograph), and browse through the final voting results in the voting thread (we reveal the voting results only once the winner has been announced, so not to sway voting).

For winning CCC#81, since Jesse is not a Premiere Member, he misses out on picking up the SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Lens, but instead will be receiving a Tamron Domke Bag (value $60) and Tamron Optech Large Lens Wrap courtesy of Tamron (who has sponsored SIX contests in 2010). In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron’s 60th Anniversary lens - the SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) - uses an advanced optical design that features LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens elements that prevent chromatic aberration. As a result, the SP 70-300mm Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class. This is the first Tamron lens to sport USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron’s very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism. This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports and other fast-moving subjects. The lens also boasts Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to assist in hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom. This combination of best in class image resolution, Ultrasonic Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation is a new achievement of Tamron technology, culminating in the production of a premium 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens. Winner of EISA Best Zoom Lens 2010-2011. Available for full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts (the latter without VC). $50 rebate thru 12/31/10.

So marks the end of the Contest Corner Challenges in 2010. A huge shout out to all the sponsors of the past year. If you didn’t end up winning a new lens from Tamron, check out all the great sales on Tamron lenses on Amazon.com over the holidays and get yourself one for Christmas. Oh, and don’t forget to congratulate Jesse on his first CCC win in the award thread!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Thu, 2010–12–23 16:11

The 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is Here!

The 5th Annual PhotographyCorner.com 2010 Photograph of the Year Contest is finally here. We’ve spent months organizing sponsors and prizes, and today we’re excited to announce it to the community. If you’ve been around the Corner for more than a year, you’re well familiar with our annual contest. If this is your first time here, or you haven’t been here long enough to experience the 2009 Photograph of the Year contest, here’s a brief run-down of how the contest works:

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2010–12–08 21:12

Calatrava's Dream is the December 2010 Photograph of the Month

December 2010 Photograph of the MonthThe City of Arts and Sciences (Valencian: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Spanish: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, an internationally recognized and award-winning Valencian Spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer, it is now also featured as the December 2010 Photograph of the Month, thanks to the brilliant photograph charales took of it.

Check out the other fantastic photographs that were up for the December 2010 Photograph of the Month in the December 2010 PotM Gallery, and see how the votes all broke down in the voting thread (spoiler: Calatrava’s Dream by Carlos received almost 1/5th of the votes). The contest was sponsored by one of our new favorite sponsors: PrintedArt - an online collection of emerging and established fine art photography sold as finished artwork on advanced display material such as acrylic and aluminum dibond. Photographers can also use the PrintedArt photolab to print their own work on the same modern display material. Since Carlos is not a Premiere Member, he will receive a production of his photograph (or another photograph of his choice) on aluminum dibond with acrylic finish (maximum length or height of 15 inches - a $90 value).

Take a look at his award-winning photograph of an award-winning structure in the award thread (a lot of awards going on here). Make sure to give Carlos a warm-welcome to the Corner (he only joined last month) and congratulate him on his first (obviously) Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Sat, 2010–12–04 03:25

The November 2010 Corner Newsletter

As seems to have become the standard, the most recent edition of the Corner Newsletter just squeaked out in the month that bares its name. If you’re a member of the PhotographyCorner community, you should have either already read it, or it’s waiting for you in your inbox (we sent it out last night). If you’re not a member of the PhotographyCorner community (register here, it’s FREE), you can still read the entire newsletter online here in the Corner Newsletter Archives.

The newsletter was sponsored by the Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD — Best-in-Class Tele Zoom. In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron’s 60th Anniversary lens - the SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (Model A005) - uses an advanced optical design that features LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens elements that prevent chromatic aberration. As a result, the SP 70-300mm Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class. This is the first Tamron lens to sport USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron’s very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism. This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports and other fast-moving subjects. The lens also boasts Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to assist in hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom. This combination of best in class image resolution, Ultrasonic Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation is a new achievement of Tamron technology, culminating in the production of a premium 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens. Winner of EISA Best Zoom Lens 2010-2011. Available for full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts (the latter without VC). Winner of several international awards including the prestigious EISA Award for Best Zoom 2010-2011. $50 rebate thru 12/31/10. Check it out here.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2010–12–01 16:36
Categories: Corner Newsletters

November 2010 Bling

PhotographyCorner 1K Commitment AwardThe November 2010 Corner Newsletter is due out later today (YIKES!!!), and before we send out each newsletter we always make sure to hand out Commitment Awards to those that have reached milestones with regards to their post-count in the past month. Commitment Awards are handed out to those who have shown great community dedication & commitment, and have reached a specific post-count milestone (1k, 2k, 5k and 10k). This month we have 1 person receiving a Bronze Commitment Award: erkie (aka Eric).

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Tue, 2010–11–30 02:46
Categories: Awards
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