Open Category 2019

01 Feb 2020 00:51 - 01 Feb 2020 00:57 #75658 by Sterkhorn
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My 3 entries:

Catch The Sun

One early morning up the Amphitheatre - caught the right moment (taken from an old slide of mine)
Catch The Sun


Framed

Lovely composition on the way to Lower Injesuthi Cave
Framed


Evening Close

Peaceful Evening Sunset below Eastman Peak on a solo trip to Eland Cave
Evening Close


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03 Feb 2020 07:14 - 03 Feb 2020 07:16 #75664 by intrepid
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Thanks to everyone that submitted photos. Entries are closed and voting is open until 15 Feb.

In order to vote click on this link . This gives you the category overview. Click on the first image, give it a rating, then click on "Next" to get to the following image, which you can then also rate, and so on.

In the screen-shot below you can see that you give the rating near the bottom of the page. If you move your mouse pointer over the stars you can give it a rating by clicking on one of the stars(1 star being the lowest rating, 5 stars being the highest). The actual rating result of the image is viewed near the top. If you move your mouse pointer over those stars you will see the exact score and how many times the image was rated.

Remember: the rating result is weighted (it takes into account the number of ratings as well as the average).  Please give each image a rating, not just your favourite one.





The prize for this category is a copy of Spirit Of The Drakensberg, which was kindly sponsored by the author, Richard Hunt.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Spirit of the Drakensberg takes the reader on an evocative journey through the mountains. The twelve chapters are based on the demarcated Ezimvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife areas– a unique approach that informs the reader of the highlights and dramatic scenery waiting to be discovered in each particular section of the Berg.  It took Richard Hunt six years to capture these Mountains in their changing moods and seasons; enticing one to take to the footpaths, if only from an armchair perspective,  to enjoy the spectacular beauty that unfolds, page by page. The photographs are contextualised by succinct captions, allowing one to share Richard Hunt’s passion for this ancient mountain range, and recognising its deep spirituality and endless lure.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

KwaZulu-Natal born and bred, Richard Hunt grew up in Mooi River. With the mighty Drakensberg Mountains constantly in sight, his visual sense was honed by their shape, form and endlessly changing beauty. Richard Hunt has a farming background, which connects him in many ways to the earth and fuels his deep love for nature conservation. Wilderness areas have always called him but he only discovered phtography in his later years, capturing magnificent landscape images during his monthly forays into the mountains. His vast collection of quality photographs depicting the entire Drakensberg range provides an unprecedented overview of the region.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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14 Feb 2020 08:07 #75696 by intrepid
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Giving this category a bump for some more voting. Click on this link to proceed.

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17 Feb 2020 08:25 #75703 by intrepid
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And the results as of now, are....

Evening Close by Sterkhorn 3.38 (4 votes)

Catch The Sun by Sterkhorn 3.38 (4 votes)

Hope For Mordor by GetaPix 3.91 (7 votes)

Are We There Yet by elinda 3.32 (6 votes)

Homeward Bound by elinda 3.82 (6 votes)

Lesotho's Cave by ghaznavid 3.49 (6 votes)

The Divide by intrepid 3.74 (6 votes)

The Enchanted Land by intrepid 3.91 (7 votes)

Sunrise from Ifidi Cave by Jax 3.68 (7 votes)

And so we have a tie :-) ! We will consider a special vote to break the tie. I will consult with the moderators and revert back.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Grandeur

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Yesterday 09:53 - Yesterday 09:53 #75711 by intrepid
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We have decided to award the prize to GetaPix for "Hope For Mordor". The tie was between his entry and my own and since I'm the site admin, it seemed  the easiest and most appropriate way to break the tie was to award the prize to him. And it's a fine shot indeed, well done!

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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