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The Vivian Maier Contest winner is Ellen Richardson
Old 12-03-2016   #1
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The Vivian Maier Contest winner is Ellen Richardson

Congrats to Ellen Richardson!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffg...contestid=9320

Congrats to all who entered.

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Old 12-03-2016   #2
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Congrats Ellen, and nice shots by those who entered.
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Old 12-03-2016   #3
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Hi Ellen,

congrats! It's not just this photograph but a lot more that you made. Keep on your work!

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Old 12-03-2016   #4
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Congratulations Ellen! A very good field of images in this contest.
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Congrats Ellen!

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Congrats and Enjoy the Rolleiflex Ellen ... Well Done !
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Yay! Well done Ellen!
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Old 12-03-2016   #8
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Congratulations, Ellen! A very nice and original shot. Vivian would be proud.

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Congratulations to Ellen, of course, and also to all who took part here.
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A well deserved winning photograph. Congratulations.
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Congratulations Ellen, and thanks to all who entered and Stephen for the contest and prize!

But, I'm a bit by the low voter turnout. Was it too hard to vote? How can we increase the voter turnout for next time? It looks like there were only about 150 votes cast which is pretty low, especially when the images were so good and the prize was so excellent. 12 votes to win, you could just win from your friends voting for you.

My thoughts are that many people found the first round too hard (too many images) and so didn't vote, or vote in the final round. It would be easier if we had a shortlist to choose from. Maybe next time a select group of members who are now ineligible to enter (mods?) cull all the entries to a shortlist which the general users then vote on.

However, none of this detracts form the excellent entries and deserving winner. Congratulations again.
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Great contest and images, everyone. Congratulations, Ellen!
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I have not entered the contest but I see many good photographs, difficult to say which one is the best! Congrats to everyone!
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Congrats Ellen !

The photo is very Vivian.
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Old 12-03-2016   #16
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I didn't know about this contest before.

I see there are really good photographs! It has been a pleasure to see all them, one by one...

Congrats to all because the photographs are really good! And specially, Congrats to Ellen!
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Old 12-03-2016   #17
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Congratulations! My vote went for your work, though for a different shot. Lots of really nice photos here; many winners!
Only one Rolleiflex, however
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Old 12-03-2016   #18
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I demand a recount!



Haha. Just kidding.
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I require a recount in three states: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The fact that I neither submitted a photo nor voted is not relevant. I am butt-hurt and offended.

Or not. Well done winner. :^)
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I didn't vote either. Embarrassingly, I wasn't sure if the vote was for the best pic or the pic that most looked like it could've been taken by that woman, and as I've never heard of her and can't remember her name, I didn't feel able to vote.
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Obvious, straight, no-brainier, well deserved win. Respect for organizers.
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Congratulations Ellen, and to everyone who entered. Some really nice work.
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Old 12-03-2016   #24
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Congratulations Ellen! Well done, an excellent photograph!
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Old 12-03-2016   #25
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Congratulations Ellen. You now have a backup Rolleiflex. Or worse, the kickstart of a collection. Good competition and some great photos.
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Old 12-03-2016   #26
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Ahh great photo, well done Ellen!!
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Congratulations on punching a hole in RFF's glass ceiling. And a great image.
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good job Ellen, a well deserving photo
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But, I'm a bit by the low voter turnout. Was it too hard to vote? How can we increase the voter turnout for next time? It looks like there were only about 150 votes cast which is pretty low.
I think it is better if the contest is done in a "normal thread" instead of via the "Gallery". Taking part in the contest was really complicated and confusing. Voting too.

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But, I'm a bit by the low voter turnout. Was it too hard to vote? How can we increase the voter turnout for next time?
A good start is knowing there is a competition you can vote in. I have only seen this results thread myself, and it doesn't say what the competition was about, when it ran and so on. I gather from the images that it was likely related to people photography.

Anyway, congrats to the winner.
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Congrats, when I looked at that shot, it really hit the spot for the stated criteria perfectly! Well done.
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Well done Ellen, a deserving win!
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Congratulations, Ellen.
What impresses me is that Ellen made this photo on only her first or second roll ever of medium format film, and after beginning to shoot with a TLR for the first time just the previous day. It was one she made over the course of the weekend when she flew down to Hobart to stay with Tammy and myself in Tasmania a couple of months ago. Ellen took the winning photo at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market on the Saturday, and that evening, I had the privilege of guiding her through the process of loading some rolls into a daylight tank and developing them. She developed the FP4+ with my usual choice of developer, ID-11, mixed at 1 + 3 dilution at a temp of 20C for 20 minutes, incidentally.

I think Ellen has a good eye for an image and is naturally gifted in this way, she's 26 and has only been shooting with film for just a few months using a Canon AE-1. She seems completely hooked on film, has great passion for photography and is also a very good writer, which will be evident from some of the stories of her travels throughout New Zealand in her blog (which is sometimes NSFW, by the way). I find it very encouraging that someone her age is so excited about making film images, and is doing it so well.

Here's a photo (it's just a quick snap I made with my iPhone) of Ellen taking her very first medium format image with a Rolleicord Va that I spent a lot of time repairing for her, on the afternoon before she recorded what became the winning entry, at Hobart's privately-owned Museum of Old and New Art.


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Deserving winner indeed....and great images all round.
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Congratulations, Ellen.
What impresses me is that Ellen made this photo on only her first or second roll ever of medium format film, and after beginning to shoot with a TLR for the first time just the previous day. It was one she made over the course of the weekend when she flew down to Hobart to stay with Tammy and myself in Tasmania a couple of months ago. Ellen took the winning photo at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market on the Saturday, and that evening, I had the privilege of guiding her through the process of loading some rolls into a daylight tank and developing them. She developed the FP4+ with my usual choice of developer, ID-11, mixed at 1 + 3 dilution at a temp of 20C for 20 minutes, incidentally.

I think Ellen has a good eye for an image and is naturally gifted in this way, she's 26 and has only been shooting with film for just a few months using a Canon AE-1. She seems completely hooked on film, has great passion for photography and is also a very good writer, which will be evident from some of the stories of her travels throughout New Zealand in her blog (which is sometimes NSFW, by the way). I find it very encouraging that someone her age is so excited about making film images, and is doing it so well.

Here's a photo (it's just a quick snap I made with my iPhone) of Ellen taking her very first medium format image with a Rolleicord Va that I spent a lot of time repairing for her, on the afternoon before she recorded what became the winning entry, at Hobart's privately-owned Museum of Old and New Art.


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Thanks for adding the back story of the winning photographer. An example of passion for the medium trumping gear.
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Well done, Ellen. Good work indeed.
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Ellen's photograph was great, but so were the rest of the submissions. Never have I seen such a collection of really breathtaking images all together. Ellen's was very original, don't get me wrong... and it was hard competition. Now I want to see more of her work.

Hmmmm... perhaps the reason this image won is that it wasn't as "Argusian" as many of the other contestant's. In any case, congratulations to you, and I know your well-earned Rolleiflex will take you far in your creative endeavors.
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Huh.....interesting.....
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Congratulations Ellen! That was a really interesting shot, and well thought out.
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