28 July, 2008

Hope Contest Finalists. VOTE NOW!

Here are the finalists for the Pics and Kicks Hope Contest. There were so many AMAZING entries. Thank you so much to all who entered! The response was fantastic, far more than I'd anticipated. It was a real challenge to narrow it down to 3 finalists, so Jon and I (with a little help from Richie and Callie of course) went with 4 instead. We chose finalists based on relevance, composition and overall image strength.

GUIDELINES FOR VOTING:

  1. Vote by commenting below.
  2. Please vote only once.
  3. Your vote should include only 1 image and may include your feelings on the image if you so wish.
  4. Anonymous votes will not be tallied.
  5. All votes must be received no later than this coming Friday, August 1st.
  6. Winners will be announced Saturday, August 2nd.
Thanks for taking the time to vote!
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60 comments:

Scott & Tami said...

Awesome finalists...#4 for sure!!!

Angie said...

2 Even though they're all great.

ashley said...

I like #2.

ashley said...

Oh....and Happy Belated Birthday. I hope it rocked!

Luanne said...

Hmmm, these are good...and thought provoking. I think I would pick #2 for Hope...#4 is probably my favorite though...it is like the fulfillment of hope...whatever that word might be.

shelly said...

They're all awesome! Great photos. I would choose:

First choice - #4
Runner-up - #3

Christy said...

They are all fantastic but definitely number 2 for me.

Brooke said...

My vote is for number two. I like the silhouette! Number 4 for runner up :)
Brooke.

Josh said...

#4

because I hope to take that photo with my wife someday...

amywilliams said...

I say number four - but number two is a close second. I think number four because I think we all have hopes and dreams. To me number four kind of says, no matter how young or old you are, hold on to your hopes. (and I too, hope someday that I can take this picture with my hubby... it's cute)

Matt said...

I say #4 cause who doesn't hope for that someday?

taryn said...

#4. i hope my husband and i are still alive and married that long.

Ed Spadoni said...

I have to go with number 4 too Natalie - it says to me that there is always Hope, always.

KrstlChik said...

I've gotta vote for #4 also. Very sweet.

Damaris said...

number 4!

4WeekendWarriors said...

Number 4!!!
Great photo

Garran Chun said...

#4

They call me Annie said...

Number F O U R ! They are each other's hope--look how she holds onto him, how he makes his arm strong for her. Their lives give us all hope for a future filled with love.
The others are amazing pics, but number four is Hope.

Hey - can we see some of the other entires sometime--just for fun? I'll bet you've got some great photogs hanging around Pics and Kicks.

Jonathan Canlas said...

geez, where is the love for number 3? my vote is for number 3. so fantastic.

shelly said...

Notice I did pick #3 as my runner-up! It really is an awesome picture - it spoke hope to me too. But 4's still my #1:)

maureenjanaka said...

#4
it touches so deeply on hope that you will actually want to touch and be close to your loved one after a long life. brillant!

Amber said...

FOUR!!! wooo hoo!!

Janna said...

#4. All of the others are great pictures, but to me, #4 conveys the idea of hope the most and is also an awesome photo.

sylv said...

i chose 2--love the silhouette, it could make a great book cover!

TD said...

#4 it says hope all the way....

Kelli Eudis said...

#4- fully emulates hope. Isn't that what we all hope for.

Anonymous said...

#4. exactly what i hope for..


ps: i have no blogger id still, but this is rizwan tariq

Erin Jane Hellion said...

NUMBER 4!

barefoot gypsy girl said...

Absolutely number FOUR gets my vote!

Kristen said...

#4. Happy. Hopey. Yup. :)

Jessica said...

#3 please. Gorgeous!

Jolene said...

#2 - serenity - gorgeous!

mandy said...

i really like number 2. love you!!

Melissa said...

#1 is a really cool picture -- a couple of the others just look more like the topic to me.

Janelle said...

#1 says hopeful to me

Dustin said...

3 for sure.

1 for runner up

Queen of things green said...

#4 for me - I love the colors, I love the message and brings hope alive

jimenez, c said...

Wow look at those clouds! its like they are in motion.

#3 fo sho!

Karli said...

#2!

kanaboke said...

As I scrolled down to see all the pics, i got to numbah 4 and was filled with HOPE! Number 4 it is!

Tanner Winnie said...

Number 2!

Justin said...

#2

Patrick said...

I vote number 3!
its a beautiful setting frozen in time!!!

Erik Neudorfer said...

I vote number 3.
:)

ferardandy said...

hi natalie. i like #4.

Anonymous said...

i vote for #2!!

orange & barrell said...

I like #1

Heather said...

Natalie...do you sleep? My calculations tell me that you're editing photos at 4:30 am. You must not be human.

Heather said...

Wait, or is it 2:30am?

BruceMurden said...

Image 4.

What I see first is that there's hope for love to last a lifetime. Good images all, but this one earns my vote.

birdonthelawn said...

4

Melissa M said...

My vote is for number 2

P+K Brewer said...

I am #4, because too often that is not what happens in the world. Hope of TRUE ENDURING LOVE!!

CAPITAIN said...

LOOKS LIKE MY GRAND PARENTS WHO LIVED TO BE ALMOST 100 AND DIED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF EACH OTHER.. I VOTE FOR NUMBER 4

The Salazar Family said...

#3, Tough one but if I have to choose one...

I'm Natalie. said...

Am I allowed to vote? Because I'd vote for #1. I LOVE the composition. It is such a strong image and conveys , in a less obvious way perhaps, such a sense of hope! I love it. I also really love #3 . . . gol, they're all awesome. Thanks to everyone who's voted so far!

richie said...

GRANDMA & GRANDPA LOVE! PINK AND BLUE? PEARL NECKLACE AND TIE BAR? BUTTONS GALORE? RING ON THE WIFE. NO RING ON THE HUBBY (PROBABLY OUTGREW IT, LOST IT (TYPICAL) OR GAVE IT TO HIS SON/GRANDSON WHEN HE GOT MARRIED AS AN HEIRLOOM AND FAMILY TRADITION).

caaa.la.SIC. HOPE!

TELLS A NICE STORY.

Nathaniel Perales said...

I vote for number 1.

Linda :) said...

i like the idea for number 4 but it wasn't conducted well. its a little cold in the coloring. i choose number 2 i think that is done very well!

amy rachel said...

i agree! #2 is the best!!