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Hi all, the voting for the DX Picture of the Year 2022 contest has finished and for the second year in a row, I am pleased to announce that the winner is channabasanna, with his Ferrari Transporter picture!



Yet another fantastic realistic picture!!

Thank you to all who took part. I cannot run the contest without you guys! :love::love::love:

The picture will be used for our forum banner for a whole year :cool::cool::cool:



Guys, please give it up for channabasanna and the 2022 Picture of the year!!!
 

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Congrats on the win, @channabasanna

I have to be honest. I don't get it. It's pretty much the same photo as last year. Channa had 5 photos and I honestly think the weakest photo won. The other 4 are far more interesting and fun to look at. The background is boring. The composition is boring. And it is so similar to last year's winner. I get that this is very subjective, but I was really hoping for something new and different.

And please, this is not a knock on Channa. I love their photos and think they are amongst the best on the forum. Channa absolutely deserves to win. I just thought it would have been one of the other photos.

Anyways, you can throw all the hate toward me if you want. I don't mean any disrespect. I am also not upset that I lost. I literally just put a model on a table and used my phone. Saying that, thank you to those that did vote for me. I really appreciate it.

@colourkin22 @vulpex @Stirling_Moss @nick7051 @Marios - Congrats on your photos and wins this past year. Every photo is awesome.
@colourkin22, I love your diorama shots. They are full of life and I love the lighting. Very unique and fun. And of course, the model cars are iconic.
@vulpex - You are always in the mix for photos of the month and year. That Bug photo is something wild. So vibrant. This could be used as an advert or hung on a wall. It is very cool.
@Stirling_Moss - The most technical photo of the group and the most interesting. The cutaway shot shows off the model, the real car, and your skills.
@nick7051 - My favorite GTO livery, and you captured it so well. Studio shots are so clean and put ALL the focus on the model. This shot is great.
@Marios - I love your photos. I seem to nominate your photos every month. The Delehaye is pure art. And your photo literally highlights this. This is a photo I would have on my wall.
@channabasanna - Your diorama photos are insane. So much going on, but still, the focus is on the cool model cars. And your GT2 RS photo shows off the model in natural light outdoors. I am always a fan of outdoor shots. Only two of the 12 photos were outdoors. I hope there are more this year. And I am glad yours was part of the comp. Also, FIVE photos. That is awesome. You are truly the king of the Photo of the Month and deserve to have won the yearly comp, again.
 

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I wanted to say one more thing separate from the above. Get out there and shot your models! Photographing my models has brought so much joy to my collection. When I buy models I think about where I want to shoot them. And when I travel I tend to bring a model for photos. It is just another way to enjoy the hobby. You also don't need to be an expert or have expensive equipment. I just use my phone. I use whatever editing app I have on my phone. You might start off rough, but it will get better. And it will be fun. I hope to see more members nominated, and WIN.

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I have to be honest. I don't get it. It's pretty much the same photo as last year. Channa had 5 photos and I honestly think the weakest photo won. The other 4 are far more interesting and fun to look at. The background is boring. The composition is boring. And it is so similar to last year's winner. I get that this is very subjective, but I was really hoping for something new and different.
Well, that is your opinion. To be brutally honest as well, there were only two pictures in there that I personally thought were the best: the one that won, and colourkin22's Ferrari 250 GTO. The others were all... well, I don't want to use the word "average", but none of them really wowed me the way these two did.

So, in my opinion, one of the two best POTY won.


I wanted to say one more thing separate from the above. Get out there and shot your models! Photographing my models has brought so much joy to my collection. When I buy models I think about where I want to shoot them. And when I travel I tend to bring a model for photos. It is just another way to enjoy the hobby. You also don't need to be an expert or have expensive equipment. I just use my phone. I use whatever editing app I have on my phone. You might start off rough, but it will get better. And it will be fun. I hope to see more members nominated, and WIN.
Great advice, but not possible to everyone due to a lot of reasons, including weather, lack of time, disability, better things to do with the little time available...

Also not entirely true regarding equipment. Try comparing a picture taken with the latest iPhone and a picture taken with my 2016 Samsung J7. So yeah, equipment counts, and whoever says it doesn't it's either because they already have the best, or have no clue what they're talking about, or both.

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Great advice, but not possible to everyone due to a lot of reasons, including weather, lack of time, disability, better things to do with the little time available...

Also not entirely true regarding equipment. Try comparing a picture taken with the latest iPhone and a picture taken with my 2016 Samsung J7. So yeah, equipment counts, and whoever says it doesn't it's either because they already have the best, or have no clue what they're talking about, or both.

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The best camera is the camera you have. And it should not be the reason someone does not take photos.
 

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Well, that is your opinion. To be brutally honest as well, there were only two pictures in there that I personally thought were the best: the one that won, and colourkin22's Ferrari 250 GTO. The others were all... well, I don't want to use the word "average", but none of them really wowed me the way these two did.

So, in my opinion, one of the two best POTY won.
Yeah, it won for a reason. Half the voters picked it to win. Just not sure why.
 
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Big congrats, Channa!! 馃憦 馃憦 馃憦
And with 5(!) POTM winners in this contest more than well deserved!

Thanks to @Craig for all the effort and promotion!
It鈥榮 really a shame that only 33 DXers voted鈥 :sick:
Thanks Dirk! I appreciate the mention :) You are right about the number of voters, I was also hoping it would be more!
 
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