📷 Photochain Photography Contest 📷

in photography •  18 days ago

Hey #photochaincommunity! Big thanks to everyone who participated in the first Photochain Photography Contest and took the time to go out and take some amazing snaps, especially those who put in extra effort to find the perfect place according to the weekly theme. Those I enjoyed the most as they showed me your unique perspective and creative power. Some of you didn't add a watermark to your images or forgot to add a tag and while no one will be disqualified for it this week, from now on entries that don't follow the rules fully won't be taken in consideration. So please read carefully how to enter and rules before posting an entry.

If you see your name amongst the winners or honorable mentions I hope you have a ERC20 compatible wallet, if not set it up (watch the tutorial under how to enter) and contact me on discord with your wallet address.

What's Photochain?

In short, it's a marketplace for stock photography that will, by using the power of blockchain technology allow photographers to earn 95% of the revenue generated by their work while still offering a cheaper price for the buyers. Its current counterparts take up to 75% of the profits and tackle its users with entry barriers and inequality. Like many others in the blockchain space, Photochain aims to change that by shifting the power from the greedy corporations and giving it back to the driving force behind their success; their users. Sounds too good to be true? It's not. That's the beauty of cutting down costs through decentralization and a community based governance.

Find out more about the DApp in the article I wrote about it but if you really want to go in detail I suggest you read the whitepaper.

Have any questions?

Join the official Discord channel: https://discord.gg/prwPd2F
For Photochain related questions contact Warrior-Sage#1056
If you have any contest related questions you can always talk to me runicar#1726 or join #photography under Steemit-Contest

Photochain Photography Contest


Is on a talent hunt, searching for Steemit's best photographers while giving everyone a chance to earn. You don't need to be a professional photographer but some level of quality must be visible in your work as each and every contribution will be rewarded with Photochain's tokens: Photons (1PHT = 0.12 USD). For that we have a community reward bot in development that should be up and running soon. The bot will comment on every post in the #photochaincommunity tag and after manual screening of the posts, searching for possible abusers, it will distribute Photons to our community members Ethereum wallets.

Each week you will have a theme that should be present in your pictures. This is optional as I know that some of you might not have the resources/inspiration/opportunity to follow the given theme for the week. Why would I follow it then? Because first place is reserved for entries that follow the weekly theme. Second, third and honorable mentions don't need to go along the theme to win but it's an advantage if they do.

CONCRETE JUNGLE

First place


@izzynoel -Photochain Photography Contest - Concrete Jungle theme


Second place


@liteguard - Colorchallenge - Green Thursday - Home


Third place


@tattoodjay - Concrete Jungle


Honorable mentions

Budapest Architecture [Photo of the Day #167] by @dejan.vuckovic

Singapore CBD at blue hour by @rayshiuimages

Photo Gallery #20 - Concrete Jungles of the world - Photochain Photography Contest by @sanjeevblogs

Concrete jungle by @oh-my-gut

How to enter

  • Either with a dedicated post titled Photochain Photography Contest or with any other post containing your images that you are proud of

  • Add #ppc and #photochaincommunity tags

  • Include the Photochain logo or watermark somewhere in your images.

How To Add Watermarks in Lightroom

NOTE: As Photons are ERC20 tokens, you will need an ERC20 compatible wallet to collect the rewards. My suggestion is Metamask as it's simple and easy to use. If you have any troubles setting it up watch this short tutorial.

Weekly theme

HAPPINESS

Happiness is subjective and everyone has their own view on it so this week you have the full creative freedom to present me this feeling with a picture however you feel is best.

Rules

  • Only use your own images
  • Take in consideration that the pictures must be of certain quality. Not just by resolution, as composition, color palette, style and overall feel of the image will be taken in consideration
  • Add #photochaincommunity tag if you want to be targeted by the bot and receive Photons for each entry and #ppc so that I can find your posts
  • All entries must contain the Photochain logo or watermark somewhere in the images
  • Unlimited number of entries (except when you reach lvl 10 in the bot leveling system that yields 100 Photons per entry, then there is a cap at 3 entries per day)
  • Members of the #photochaincommunity should strive to engage and interact with each other as much as possible (this will help build the community aspect of the contest and will allow you to unlock the multiplier to earn more Photons per each entry)

To get a feel of the quality I'm hoping you can achieve check out some of the images featured in the demo.photochain.io

Prizes

#1st place - 500$
#2nd place- 250$
#3rd place - 100$
4x honorable mention - 20$
Monthly superstar - 2500$


All prizes will be paid out in Photochain's tokens Photons that can later on be used to buy art within the DApp or sell for cash when the token is made exchangable. Tokens will be sent after the tokens are minted at the end of the ICO.

Voting process

  • Each community member that has made at least one entry that week can cast one vote for who he/she thinks should win. To vote just place a comment in this form: "My entry for this week's contest is link to your entry and I vote for link to the entry you vote for"

  • One winner will be chosen by the community and the rest by myself and the Photochain team. Winners and the new contest theme will be announced a day after this post pays out.

I'm really excited to build this community and to see how it grows. Wish everyone best of luck and happy snapping!

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Damn, I don't have anything that could possibly qualify for this weekly theme. And the last week I was clueless about this contest. Will compete for the honorable mentions then.

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You could end up being 2nd or 3rd as only the 1st place reserved for those who are following the theme. Best of luck man!

Well done, great work!
I liked .. beautiful pictures of you, beautiful day
Thanks for sharing..

congrats @izzynoel and @liteguard amazing work and well deserved winners

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Congrats on the prize, my friend! Well deserved!

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Thanks I was lucky to win :)

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It was more than luck! It's recognition, my friend! Cheers to you!

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Thanks Kindly

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Hi Tattoodjay

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Thank you very much @tattoodjay!
Congratulations as well! Really awesome work.

This is really cool runicar!! @scottshots I think you would appreciate this most :D

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thanks! He has already joined the first one and hopefully the others because I like his work and think he has some great potential.

Thank you so much for the support and Honorable mention!

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Np, glad to have you here. Hit me up on discord with that ETH adress so I can write it down for later when the coins are going to be handed out (when ICO finishes and coins are minted)

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oh yeah, about that, I'm in the discord chat, asking in the support thread on how to get set up....but so far no luck. I'll find you there and msg you. Thanks again!

My Entry for the Photochain Photography Contest.
https://steemit.com/ppc/@igwentertainment/happiness

Sometime in March (I think) of 2018, I went for a photo coverage of a a school cultural show and spotted this beautiful damsel dancing happily under the hot sun while her dance-mates were weary.

It was just that moment of Alone-ness in the weary group, yet filled with such passion of graceful happiness, that captured my attention to capture her "Happiness!"

Enjoy!

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#photochaincommunity #ppc #photography #steemit #life

Camera: Nikon D750

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Thanks for the upvote boost, @runicar. I must confess I'm a little clumsy at navigating through this site as I'm just new here. For example, how the heck do you (and I mean I) upvote someone else? Which botton do I click for that? Secondly, the link before the photo-post that I see on other contesters posts, is it a criteria for application or just for linking purpose?

Once again, thanks for the upvote. Blessings!

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Hey @igwentertainment, sorry for the late reply. I really enjoyed your entry.

To upvote just click the arrow that is under every post/comment

Which link are you referring to? Also who do you vote for? Each participant has a right to cast 1 vote for who he/she thinks shoud win. Browse through #photochaincommunity and pick your favourite. Leave his/hers entry here.

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Thanks @runicar for getting back to me. However I was able to figure it out: the upvote thing. And I voted @razipelangi. My comment on his submission is next to his Post. Hope I did it right? Thanks again.

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thanks for your vote buddy @igwentertainment

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You're welcome, brother!

i feel honored to win the inaugural Photochain contest. Thank you for all the posts here of congratulations and to @runicar for inventing Photochain.

It is taking some people time to get the hang of it and how to enter. I forgot to vote in the comments but will do from now on. After the first week it makes more sense to me now.

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I really enjoyed your snap, especially the lines and geometry. Great work! Hit me up on discord with your eth adress so I can write it down for later when the coins will be handed out (after the ICO finishes and the coins are minted)

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It was a great entry and well deserving of the win

I'll try to participate this week.... happiness you say .. let's see what I got.

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hey @for91days glad to see you stop by and can't wait to see what you got for us :)

Thanks for this wonderful initiative @runicar! I missed the first edition, only knew about it when it was too late to participate. But here is my entry to this week theme, it's a tale about happiness... of the photographer and the subject photographed. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have making the post!
https://steemit.com/ppc/@nolasco/timorese-little-girl-a-tale-in-b-and-w-that-ended-with-a-big-smile-and-my-first-entry-on-the-photochain-photography-contest

beautiful girl 2 bw.jpg

And my vote goes to @tobetada
https://steemit.com/photography/@tobetada/happiness-entry-for-the-photochain-contest
Cheers to all and thanks, once more!

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Great snaps! Black and white really gives it an extra dynamic but you didn't place the watermark in your images. Could you edit that in because if not I will not be able to take your entry in consideration.

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Done, my friend! Can you kindly check out the post again and, if so, confirm /take in consideration my entry?
Thanks so much, @runicar!

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Thanks for editing that in :)

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Thank YOU for the advice! I wasn't aware of the need of it! Thanks for accepting the edited post! It was a post that I made with much love! And HAPPINESS :)))

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wow, thanks :) I love your picture as well 🧡In fact, I'm voting for it 😉

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Thanks so much! :)))

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The children's smile is the most beautiful thing that exists

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Agreed! You're right! They're beautiful and genuine!

glad that this is a weekly thing :)

My entry is here! https://steemit.com/photography/@tobetada/happiness-entry-for-the-photochain-contest

And my vote goes to @nolasco :)

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Glad to have you invlolved.

Great entry, love it!

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glad to participate 😉

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so cute :)

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What a glee! So happy!

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Thanks for joining and sorry for the late reply! Would you like to vote for this week's winner? Check #ppc to see all entries, pick your favourite and leave a comment to his/hers entry here.

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Nice shot! Very colorful composition. Now, that's what I call a "sunshine smile." What camera did you use? Good luck with the contest, @dianargenti.

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nice one :) Do you have any more background info? 😁

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Thanks for the entry @dianargenti, as a participant of the contest you have the right to cast a vote for who you think should win. Would you like to vote for someone? Check #ppc to see all entries.

I would love to participate, is it allowed to manipulate the photographs?

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sure, just don't go overboard and make them look like paintings or something like that

Congratulations to the winners! I am back home and just submitted my first photo using the tag today :)

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Finally! Been waiting for your entries and must say that I'm super excited to see what you got for us.

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I posted my first photo from Croatia today 😀 But don't expect too much, it's just a simple sunset photo from Zadar. I will come up with something better for the "happiness" theme!

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Loving the overpowering and vibrant red in the pic, great entry even though it's not on the theme :) Btw could you edit in the Photochain logo? Because without it I will not be able to take the post into consideration :/

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I actually did add the watermark, just saw now that it is hardly recognizable (bottom left next to my logo). I think the problem is that I apply the logo file with 30% transparency to my photo. The logo file consists of my personal logo in white next to the photochain logo provided by you that already has transparency applied, this is why it is nearly invisible.. I will add this logo instead to the logo file for my next posts:
This should work. Should I also change it on the Mediterranean post or just for my future posts?

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Damn I could barely find it, think I'll just have to add that version to the post as I seen many entries with this issue where I think there is no watermark while it's there :)

Add it for the Mediterranean also if possible.

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I added the logo without transparency and adjusted the size to fit the font size of my personal logo. I also updated my past posts, but the visibility really depends on the photo, it's visible quite well here: https://steemit.com/photocircle/@jpphotography/fireworks-at-tete-a-tete-festival but almost invisible here: https://steemit.com/photochaincommunity/@jpphotography/cityscape-of-mostar-bosnia-and-herzegowina
Is it ok like this or should I increase the transparency even more?

Btw, I will bring an old project of mine to Steemit soon where I will post a daily photo with a few words in German, but these photos are a couple of years old, so the quality will not be as good as the photos on my main account, also they probably won't fit the weekly theme. Can I participate in the photochain contest with them as well?

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Sorry for the later eply. Still barely visible but good for now. Try to get them more visible in the future if you can.

Not sure as it would have text in German and would be completely unrelated. What will the subjects of this images be?

Wow this seems like a wonderful idea. Gonna send this link to few of my photographer friends and gonna try my hand at it as well :)
Congratulations to the winners of the 1st week.

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Awesome! Thanks for helping out.

https://steemit.com/ppc/@arun5866/photochain-photography-contest-theme-happiness

My entry for this week's contest is

Happiness is enjoying her priceless reactions

happines.jpg

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interesting and creative way of using the main theme! 👍

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I love her grumpy face! Lovely shot. Would you like to vote for a winner? Each participant can vote for one just check #ppc to see al entries and pick your favourite and leave the link to his entry here.

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Thank you. I would like to vote for https://steemit.com/ppc/@revo/photochain-happiness-contest-my-entries - @revo. Because I know how we enjoy Holi Festival in India. Missing my country so bad now

my entry for the photochain contest
https://steemit.com/photochaincommunity/@slippery-mouth/photochain-photography-contest
PicsArt_06-05-03.50.59.jpg
the so much happiness i wish to share

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really great picture (and professional looking :)

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thanks alot

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So beautiful: so happy!

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The smile of a beautiful woman expresses more than happiness

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That smile says a lot! @slippery-mouth would you like to cast your vote for this weeks winner?

Hi @runicar, This is my entry into the contest, Happiness is where you want it to be.
LogoLicious_20180606_120558.png

https://steemit.com/ppc/@danielarocio/5pncgx-happiness

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Hey @danielarocio, thanks for joining the contest with such a creative entry! Well done.

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Your picture is very beautiful

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Thanks brother @williem.

all beautiful photos

you are give to good post for us

Great Photos!

A great opportunity for steemian photo enthusiasts i must say... @linco i think you should participate..

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Yes it is, thanks for the support and for inviting your friend to join!

I a'm very excited with this post. Count me in

photo is happy

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I have resteemed this so i can check back later ..thanks for sharing this.

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resteemed. thanks for sharing...

¡Mi entrada para el concurso de esta semana es este! https://steemit.com/ppc/@thajamicosa/photochain-photography-contest

Nice !!!

Congratulations @runicar!
Your post was mentioned in the Steemit Hit Parade in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 5 with $ 515,7

How many wonderful photos, they are an extraordinary job, I congratulate all the winners and even the names of honor, they have very well deserved their prizes.

Wow! You take great photos! Just followed you on Steemit. Great job!

I love this kind of contest on the platform, it makes us look at things in such a special way, they are fantastic to admire what are layers of people doing here, they are wonderful talents. Winning with what they like to do the most 👏👏

Gud one from you

you deserve for winner . well done. the click of your photoshot is extraordinary. love it. thanks for share

Excelente propuesta, desde ahora me uno.

Rewarding with coins a good motivation for every one involving in the Photochain Photography Contest.

Congratulations to winners of contest.

Your post was informative..... I love it

Me gusta mucho tu canal excelentes Fotos/ I really like your channel excellent photos, very successful, greetings /Mi piacciono molto le foto del tuo canale, di grande successo, i saluti

plz vote

I vote for this post because the children play with great pleasure without in deliberately. its really happiness

https://steemit.com/photochaincommunity/@junebride/photochain-photography-contest-happiness-32a6f6f6ae275

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Post resteemed, so that others can see it and gain from it as well

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thanks for the resteem!

Yeah You're right dud .. I think Orjinal photos are big treasure of nature and must be share all the world .. Our people must be need shining !

A handsome photo cut^^

My "Happiness" Photo Entry #2

https://steemit.com/ppc/@igwentertainment/happiness

If banana can make you happy -- take EAT!

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Camera: Nikon D750

#ppc #photochaincommunity #photography #life #steemit

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A sunset/sunrise always evokes so many emotions...

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I so agree its the same for me

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I think you mixed your links up 😅 You linked to my entry ;)

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I finally got it figured out. I feel much relieved now. So sorry for the mixup -- and the embarrassment it may have caused you. I assure you it was an honesty mistake. I'll rectify the error on your page right away... Thanks for the tip-off, all the same.

(1)Am I to understand that for each or every post in #ppc I will get 0.12 PHT if it passes the par quality ?

(2)Prizes you have mentioned like 1st prize 500 usd.....and so on...is for weekly or monthly ?

(3) Will you reward through voting or separately by transferring PHT coin and I have MEW wallet, will it be okay ?

(4) When your coins will be minted and when will it hit the exchanges (tentative date) ?

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  1. Yes

  2. Weekly and one user will be selected for the monthly 2,5k

  3. Transfering

  4. Coins will be minted as soon as the ICO ends and exchanges should follow shortly after

Oh! This is the first time I saw this.
This would be my entry for this theme: https://steemit.com/photochaincommunity/@blackelephant/photochain-photography-contest-happiness-theme

I want to participate for this contest if still can join @riczcar?
Photos of bright cloud views are supported by other natural-looking objects from Aceh Jaya - Aceh -Indonesia ie mountainous scenery that still looks natural.

IMG_20180604_062636.jpg

many other images on the following links : https://steemit.com/ppc/@nurm/photochain-photography-contest-natural-clouds

#ppc #photochaincommunity

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Fantastic! Love the blue sky and the green surrounding the -- is that a? -- river. Great shot!

제 사진은 이것밖에 없네용^^

this is the best idea you could have, I am going to love to be part of the community

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Glad you like it and looking forward to seeing your pictures here.

No limit

बहुत अच्छे

looking forward to this project!

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Wow! Beautiful beyond beauty is all I could say of these shots! Best of luck with the contest @pikto

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really beautiful pictures! I think for an official entry you need to add the logo however! 😉

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Beautifully captivating! This is a pure example of Happiness. For that, I'm voting your entry @razipelangi: https://steemit.com/mypictureday/@razipelangi/the-unforgettable-happiness-or-mypictureday-78b5a5add0e1d

Best of luck!

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thanks buddy, loves is happiness

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You're welcome, brother!

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Great entry, you captured a great moment there and I like how you framed the picture with the blurry objects in the front.

Would you like to vote for this weeks winner? Each participant can cast one vote for who he/she thinks should win and one winner will be chosen from your votes.

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ok let me find one post that should win this week.

My "Happiness" Photo Contest #4

https://steemit.com/ppc/@igwentertainment/happiness

There's no mistaking who's the happiest of them all -- the Queen, of course!

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Camera: Nikon D750

#ppc #photochaincommunity #photography #life #steemit

esto es felicidadSebastian 1.jpgSesbastian 2.jpg

very good and that is a creative idea

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I can just about hear that joyful laugh 👍😉

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It must be such a delight to be that age.

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Ya! Like a thunder-roar of bliss -- ha ha!

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Just seeing the photo gives me a smile, good

I just found this post, I join these challenges, I'm a fan of photography I hope to have good results

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@runicar I do not know why my entry to the contest was not published but here it is again, this is my entry the contest
IMG_20180606_151140.jpg
https://steemit.com/photochaincommunity/@danielarocio/58wfk2-happiness

Hi @runicar! Great work!. This is entry for the Photochain Photography Contest: My Entry for the Photochain Photography Contest. https://steemit.com/castellano/@tupamalo/felicidad

I vote for: https://steemit.com/photography/@dejan.vuckovic/budapest-architecture-photo-of-the-day-167

Greetings from Venezuela

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wow that's an amazing shot! With a focal length of 55mm that must have been pretty close!

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Thanks @tobetada!... not too close, but not so far. The clear day with a clean heaven helped a lot... greetings

My "Happiness" Photo Contest #5

https://steemit.com/ppc/@igwentertainment/happiness

Happiness begins with a smile...

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Camera: Nikon D750

#ppc #photochaincommunity #photography #life #steemit

Good to see that people are organizing different contest like in photography, music etc it keeps the community engaged

Pretty amazing initiative! The prizes are huge!

Hi sir @runicar, thank you very much!
I added you in discord. Please add me back, my id is romi. :)

Very nice!

So when illustrators could take a part?

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I like the composition, well done! Fortunately that seagull is nowhere near that cup 😉