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Which of these pictures is worth 76,000? Winning entries for world's biggest prize in photography
The Daily Mail ^ | September 10, 2013 | Sam Webb

Posted on 09/12/2013 3:31:27 PM PDT by EveningStar

Which of these pictures is worth £76,000? Winning entries for the world's biggest prize in photography

Incredible photographs chronicling breathtaking vistas and scenes from all over the world are to go on display in London later this month.

An exhibition showcasing the winning and shortlisted images from the third Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will open at London's Royal Geographical Society in late September as part of a global tour.

It is the first time the awards have visited the UK. The theme of the competition this year is 'Beauty of Light'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: photography

1 posted on 09/12/2013 3:31:27 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Those are some incredibly good pictures.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 3:36:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: EveningStar
Those are all fine photos far superior to the Andreas Gurskey photo that some moron paid some 4 million bucks for.



He said it shows the constraints man has placed on earth's rivers.
3 posted on 09/12/2013 3:37:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Steely Tom

Some are spectacular, others pretty pedestrian, IMHO.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 3:43:04 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Steely Tom

They are, I discount the middle east pictures because they are painful at this time in our country, but I would vote for any other the others. That canoe picture was haunting.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 3:44:28 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: EveningStar

I looked at the pictures before reading the article, and was puzzled by the large number of Arab photos—which are, in fact, very beautiful.

Then I read the article. Not surprising that there are a number of desert photos, since this contest is for the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award.

Oh, well. Could be a much worse use of that money.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 3:56:28 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steely Tom; All
Those are some incredibly good pictures.

I agree.

7 posted on 09/12/2013 3:57:39 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: EveningStar

I’m surprised that £76,000 is the biggest prize in photography!


8 posted on 09/12/2013 4:00:42 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: EveningStar

Here is my photo of a polar bear eating vanilla ice cream in a snowstorm.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 4:07:12 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Uncle Miltie

others pretty pedestrian, IMHO.

Gotta agree. I like the guy in the canoe, but the rest are the usual photographic ‘cliches’.

The wrinkled face, the ‘costumed natives’ etc.

The only one missing is the Praying Hands...


10 posted on 09/12/2013 4:17:48 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: EveningStar

My picks: the first one, with the sand dunes - and the Aurora Borealis in Iceland.

The b/w of the guy in the canoe is a close runner-up.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 5:09:44 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: EveningStar
Here's a better school bus photo:

It was composed by (although not photographed by) Ray Nagin, of Chocolate City, LA in 2004.

12 posted on 09/12/2013 5:17:56 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: EveningStar

My favorite was the boat with the flamingos, but they were all good photos.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 5:26:54 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: EveningStar

All I can say is where da women?


14 posted on 09/12/2013 6:05:01 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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