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Nikon 'Cool' Competition

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Judges Writeup





A large number of entries was received for this, so cool is certainly something you can put your artistic talent to. We had everything from icy cool to joe cool and, I hope you agree, a fine shortlist. 

1st Prize: Nikon D5000 plus 18-55 VR kit.
Our first place goes to Keith (katoplato) for his incredible underwater shot of a leaf with a slightly out of focus polar bear. In this shot we liked the balance, the tones and the careful choice of focus on the solitary leaf with the polar bear taking a second but vitally important part in this viewpoint.

2nd - 5th Prize: COOLPIX S8000
Second place goes to alfpics for his frozen rose. Soft tones of the rose hardened by the  frozen ice and an overall cool blue tinge. DaveU's self portrait is a classic like the humour in the squashed nose but the detail is fantastic. Very cool.

Alan takes fourth place for a definitely cool landscape The detail in the large version is superb. Good mood in the sky and reflections are just right to give a almost mirrored effect. You can feel the cold.

Wreck_photography with a highly amusing snow man looking in wrapped in scarf you almost feel sorry for him...a unique take on the theme.

Congratulations everyone. Hope to see you in this month's competition with its animal theme.

You could also win a trip to Australia for 2 check it out here!



The Dead Leaf And The Dying Bear1st - katoplato
The Dead Leaf A...
trapped in ice 22nd - alfpics
trapped in ice 2
Island In The Ice3rd - Alan_Warriner
Island In The Ice
Out in the Cold4th - wreck_photo..
Out in the Cold

Shortlisted Entries

"The Passing Storm"david8782
"The Passing St...
Feeling CoolWOWHOT
Feeling Cool
Pool Reflectionsroger65
Pool Reflections
Am I Cool?IgorDrankin
Am I Cool?
Cooool pixairfreq
Cooool pix
Eye Levelrontear
Eye Level
Just Too Coolkbtimages
Just Too Cool
Island In The IceAlan_Warriner
Island In The Ice
Glacial ice linesAsgard_Photos
Glacial ice lines
Coniston WaterJohnParminter
Coniston Water
Ice Bubbleschrispethick
Ice Bubbles
View into the stormmissmorgan
View into the s...
Minus Twenty, AlbertaMalcolmM
Minus Twenty, A...
Frozen in timeGuzzibear
Frozen in time
face controlGIORGI
face control
Cool Reflectioncsurry
Cool Reflection
Cool Watersitan1
Cool Water
Aston Martinade_mcfade
Aston Martin
As Cool As A Cucumberadonoghue
As Cool As A Cu...
Hold meAsha
Hold me
At Gun PointColeslaw
At Gun Point
The Dead Leaf And The Dying Bearkatoplato
The Dead Leaf A...
Cooling off in heatwaveianfox
Cooling off in ...
Frozen HorizonDeclanworld
Frozen Horizon
Out in the Coldwreck_photography
Out in the Cold
Icy Invitationexposureone
Icy Invitation
Chilling Outacbeat
Chilling Out
Frosty New Yeargarymcparland
Frosty New Year
Chillin' in South AfricaSieraaj
Chillin' in Sou...
I am the astronaut in the skyineedchemicalx
I am the astron...
trapped in ice 2alfpics
trapped in ice 2