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75.5: Forced Perspective – Winners Announced

Posted on Feb 3, 2020 by in 216, Magnet Limit, Results Posted

All the votes are in and we have our placings. The top 4 were all very close in votes, but this is how it shook out.

1st Place: YoyoBandalore

YoyoBandalore revved into first place with the Zen Magnets motorcycle wheel. An Excellent job getting both the magnets and motorcycle in focus, not to mention covering the rubber of the front tire perfectly. First place awards Yoyo with $85.

2nd Place: Daniel Notary

Daniel may have bit off more than he could chew with this massive wonton. The distance between the two subjects is so great, getting both in focus is basically not an option, especially when shot on a smartphone. That said, the overall effect works well. Hopefully Daniel doesn’t have a hernia now. 2nd Place awards him $70.

3rd Place: Ratas

Ratas beat his way into 3rd place with a magnet man showdown. What magnet man lacks in arm length, he makes up with being thicc. The distance between the magnet man and contender makes getting both subjects in focus nearly impossible, but going a little softer on the magnet man was the way to go. Ratas luckily was victorious in this death match. 3rd place awards him $65.

4th Place: tend2it

Next we have the punny “MagnetMan House Sitting” from tend2it. Captured during Golden Hour in all natural light, I cannot believe tend2it was able to snap this WITHOUT any tripod or stabilizers. The house is also pretty sharp for being shot at F6.3. Check his Flickr for more test shots and process. Well done, tend2it, 4th place awards $50.

5th Place: Pent

Ostentatious antennae accessory or New Years ball drop? You be the judge. Simple and straightforward, Pent’s submission achieves the desired effect nicely. Shot on a cloudy day, the color tone is even and subdued, blending all subjects nicely. 5th place awards Pent $20.

6th Place: Purplixoras

Finally, we have the adorable watering can from Purplixoras. Focus is decent on both the plant and magnets. I think the effect would have been stronger with the magnets a bit closer to the camera, making the watering can larger and more size appropriate. Overall, a good photo. 6th place awards Purplixoras $10.

Thanks to all our participants, this was a fun contest. Got those creative juices flowing. If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size. And keep in mind that contests held here are independent of the Zen Gallery. Magnet sculptors can always submit photos to to win magnets as well. Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you choose the winners. Contest Winners, we’ll email you your prizes soon.

Entries are in for Contest #75. The objective was to create an image using forced perspective to make 1 set of Zen Magnets appear larger than they really are. Check out all the entries below, and follow the button at the bottom to vote for your top 3!

$300 in prizes is up for grabs to be distributed among the winners. Follow the button below to vote for your top 3 out of our 6 submissions. Voting deadline is February 16, 2020.