The Crestock Photo Contest: Round 2 Winner Announcement

Posted Wednesday, 6 June 2007 in Photography
There were plenty of worthy entries in the second round of our contest, but only one gets the big prize. Read on to find out who, and thanks to everyone who participated!

The theme for this round was 'Feeling Sexy?'. The first round had its controversies derived from the rather vague theme, which had people questioning to what extent images did show "The meaning of life" or any element thereof. The second round, despite having a less abstract theme, was no less controversial, indeed, a contest on the subject of "feeling sexy?" is bound to make some noise. Is a waft of purple smoke sexy? Can a sexy feeling be conveyed in a photo without showing naked flesh?

Below are the top entries, as singled out by our judges and the public.


The Winner of Round 2, a Nikon D40x and Adobe Photoshop CS3 is:


Right Here.... by Ilina
Right Here.... by Ilina
If the question was 'can feeling sexy be conveyed without showing naked flesh?', the answer, according to most judges and a lot of the public is yes, something this self portrait illustrates in supreme style. Congratulations!


Second place goes to:


Sexy Pose by Guitarman74uk
Sexy Pose by Guitarman74uk
The runner up won the popular vote by showing body and curves in a semi-abstract composition without being explicit. A study in simplicity, this B&W photo is in essence a set of lines and curves that manage to convey a sexy feeling.


And in third place:


The Way by Wojtekk
The Way by Wojtekk
In third place we find this photo which can best be described as striking, with its smooth curves and strong contrasts. The thing that really puts it apart from the rest is a quite small detail in the middle right portion of the photo. It might not be the first thing you notice, but once you do, you can't help having an opinion about it, ranging from shock and awkardness to delight. An excellent idea!


The runners-up are:


Simply Sexy by MissJames
Simply Sexy by MissJames

Hot Smile by mahmoudmahdy
Hot Smile by Mahmoudmahdy

Shades of Glamour by Joeyshaw
Shades of Glamour by Joeyshaw

Body Curves by Panget
Body Curves by Panget

Timeless Beauty by Tontonalcazar
Timeless Beauty by Tontonalcazar

After... by Victormelo
After... by Victormelo

Frustration by Rekha
Frustration by Rekha

Retrospect by Rajat
Retrospect by Rajat

Withdrawal by Helveticaneue
Withdrawal by Helveticaneue

The s curve! by Dandouglasong
The s curve! by Dandouglasong

 Indira by puentes
Indira by Puentes

Curves by Froztbitten
Curves by Froztbitten



The public's favourites were:


Sexy Pose by Guitarman74uk
Sexy Pose by Guitarman74uk
Body Curves by Panget
Body Curves by Panget

After... by Victormelo
After... by Victormelo

 Indira by puentes
Indira by Puentes

The Way by Wojtekk
The Way by Wojtekk
Right Here.... by Ilina
Right Here.... by Ilina
Curves by Froztbitten
Curves by Froztbitten

Terrie and Tony by Cheapjoe
Terrie and Tony by Cheapjoe

Dangerous Curves by Raniel
Dangerous Curves by Raniel

Timeless Beauty by Tontonalcazar
Timeless Beauty by Tontonalcazar

I Feel Sexy by Mishale
I Feel Sexy by Mishale

Hippy Grandma by Anaelko
Hippy Grandma by Anaelko

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Comments:

Congratulations!!!
By victormelo on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 4:37 PM
Congratulations Ilina!
Very good photo, you deserve to win.
A lack of vision?
By James Bakerfield on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 9:10 PM
It's such a pity that *all* the runners-up, with the exception of one, are of young curvaceous women. Don't get me wrong ... being a guy I love young curvaceous women, but isn't anyone or anything else sexy? Amongst the submissions there were some unusual images that conveyed the concept of 'feeling sexy' very well ... sexy colours ... sexy curves ... sexy concepts ... and even sexy older people and men. The public did a wee bit better with their votes. The judges' choices show a singular lack of vision amongst them. What a disappointment.
By donall ocleirigh on Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:29 AM
boobs 'n' bits...
just pictures
By Hummerfleck on Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:30 AM
I don't understand what your looking for. Is it naked women your looking for ? I sent a beautiful picture of a Cecopia Moth in which is hard to find and it didn't even show on your third round. Bob Fleck
fleck344@epix.net
Lovely!
By zahidjavali on Thursday, 7 June 2007 10:00 AM
I love them all. My only reaction was: "OH, gawd! So lovely!"
best
By indrakeerthi on Friday, 8 June 2007 5:31 AM
these pictures are so creative
By satyajitpandit on Friday, 8 June 2007 7:01 AM
Hi.Ilina,heartiest congratulations on winning.I remember your comment on my photograph in first round.thanks.
Satyajit Pandit
By guitarman74uk on Friday, 8 June 2007 11:41 AM
CONGRATS LLINA!JOB WELL DONE!
By ManicBlu on Saturday, 9 June 2007 10:50 PM
Beautiful images all. Congratulations!

I would hate to be a judge for one of these things. Yikes!
By roman on Saturday, 1 September 2007 12:48 AM
hay i can tell you thats col and very ice of yoour pic so so so sexyi like it

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