Winner: Colton Allen Artist's Challenge!

posted November 9th, 2017


We have a winner in Domenico Dodaro's image entitled "Green Straw"....Congratulations @domenicododaro the torch is passed to you!

Here are a few words from Colton regarding the challenge:

"Hi Lou,

First off, thank you for thinking of me as the artist for this challenge. I think that most photographers hope that over time they develop a recognizable personal style, and that you thought of me says that maybe I am succeeding in that regard.
It is interesting for myself to try to define what my photographic style is, but to see what others see in my work is also very interesting.
I have looked at all the photos numerous times, and though it wasn't easy, I have chosen one that I think is something I would possibly have taken had I been there myself.
When I am out taking photos, I try to look past the monotony of everyday life and try to find beauty and interest where you normally wouldn't see it.
Of all the images posted, Domenico Dodaro's Green Straw does this the best. The use of texture, lines, geometry, and shadows, make for an image that shows us more than the sum of its parts.
I would also like to say that Sarah, Helen Jane, and Nicole Campbell, all posted images that were very much something I might have shot.

Thank you again, and thank you to all the participants.
posted November 9th, 2017
congratulations, DD! @domenicododaro
posted November 9th, 2017
Oh well, I’m really humbled. And proud of course... and concerned about how to adequately manage the new challenge after you set the bar so high!
Thank you, Lou @pickerandagrinner (and also thanks to Vikki @summerfield who believed in it more than me!)
posted November 9th, 2017
@domenicododaro Well deserved. There were lots of fantastic images and such enthusiasm for this challenge. I know Colton enjoyed the process very much. Please contact him, I am sure he would like to hear from you. L.
posted November 9th, 2017
@domenicododaro congratulations! wonderful image! pretty exciting to be chosen by the artist!
posted November 10th, 2017
A really interesting challenge and a deserving winner.
posted November 10th, 2017
a great challenge and well done @domenicododaro

did you mention anywhere who the finalist were? Was wondering if I missed it lol - I have been busy
posted November 10th, 2017
@jackies365 Thank you so much, it has been exciting!
@amyk Too kind of you, Amy. Louis organised it in a wonderful way!
@annied Thank you, Annie! I think all the images went to the artist, who chose from the whole bunch, without previous shortlisting by Lou.
@pickerandagrinner Just doing it :-)
posted November 10th, 2017
@domenicododaro ahh thank you...thought I may have missed it
posted November 10th, 2017
Correct, I sent all of the images to Colton.....Lou.
posted November 10th, 2017
@annied I sent all of the images to Colton and he had a hard time choosing just one. Thank you for participating....Lou.
posted November 10th, 2017
@pickerandagrinner it was a great challenge and fun to have the artist involved - thanks for hosting it
posted November 10th, 2017
@annied It was lots of fun for me too and Colton took to it enthusiastically. Follow along on his Flickr page. He has such a unique style from simplicity and gorgeous colors. He shoots a variety of film cameras, Pentax 67 quite often among others. Great inspiration for all of us....L.
posted November 10th, 2017
nice one! A worthy winner :)
posted November 11th, 2017
@pickerandagrinner thank you for a great challenge. It really made me think and I enjoyed participating. Well done on organising it. And big congratulations to @domenicododaro on being the winner with his superb green straw.
posted November 11th, 2017
@carolineb7 @helenhall I am so glad you enjoyed this challenge. I enjoyed putting it together and I know that Colton got a kick out of seeing others interpret his wonderful style...Cheers, L.
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