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Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone photo contest winners!

What seems to have been a lifetime ago, we announced a photo contest where the winner walks away with a Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone from Verizon. Well... the best laid plans of mice and men were overturned by a little event known as //BUILD/ and determining a winner was delayed a wee bit.

Our delay is your gain in that along with a grand prize winner, we're tossing in two runner up prizes (gift cards to the WPCentral Accessory Store). It took a little head scratching but we've pick our three winners.

First Prize goes to DumMetlHed for his photo taken with a Lumia 822 at Seal Beach, Ca as his son races towards the surf.

Photo by DumMetlHed

Our first runner-up is from jsnod25 taken with his old school Samsung Focus at his favorite watering hole. Looks like someone took a sip out of the first two glasses!

Photo by jsnod25

Finally our second runner-up comes from jmk1127 taken of his girlfriend as she enjoys a beach sunset.

Photo by jmk1127

We'll be dispatching emails shortly to our winners to get the particulars on getting their prizes to them.

There were a ton of quality entries but these three images stood out to us. Windows Phone Central would like to thank everyone for participating in the contest. The quality images are strong testimony on the photographic capabilities our Windows Phones have and the talent that rests behind the lens.

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Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone photo contest winners!

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Can't win everything :), the competition was tough and winning photos are all awesome.
Congrats once again and keep clicking!

For the record, those were 4oz glasses not pints, it was a sampler of a micro brews full selection of beers on tap so I could decide which one I wanted to drink. This was on macro lens mode, so it made it look bigger I guess.

Well I am glad you weren't ranking them then ;-P
Nice pictures though to the other two winners not to mention those not selected that I saw in the contest thread

C'mon the beer pic. Yeah there fantabulouse. Thought this was for photography genius sort of speak. Wonder why picture of my rock stuck in the mud didn't get top billing. Just as good as beer pic.

My pic posted in app is compressed or something. If you view in browser then click to enlarge, it looks 10x better...

LOL, its not as pixilated and shows more detail and reflection... And maybe the bartender took a sip, bit I hadn't yet when I took the photo.

For the record, I didn't take sips yet of the first two... Now you point it out, I think I was shorted a little!!!

Yes, but mine was on macro focus setting, those aren't full pints, they are 4oz sampler glasses. They fill the frame, but they are small.

If your in camera app go to setting>focus>macro it allows you to focus in on objects really close to your lens, also adds kinda an f-stop effect to the foreground, as its only focusing on the close items and the far items get slightly blurry the further they are.

Dissapointed with these results. Only the second runner up photo has any real composition. I was hoping they would have someone judge who had some photography background, but with the top two chosen that's definitely not the case. The first two look extremely amateur as well.

I know mine wasn't framed well, but I wasn't in a studio and was eager to drink my beer, so I took it on the fly, and really liked the lighting, angle and colors of the array... I'm no pro, but its a damn good photo for a 1st Gen Focus!

i used the basic camera app with no tweaks, filters, or changes. I just saw my kid playing and thought it would be a cute pic so had to take it fast before he moved on to something else. Was lucky to catch him mid jump

I used no 3rd party app, just the camera app built in. No tweaking, auto settings... Just liked what I saw and grabbed a pic before I destroyed it!!!

Would any of the judges eleborate on their judging criteria? What exactly are you looking for?
 
I remember one guy posted a panorama pic (not my pic) where he is standing on the peak of a pretty high cliff with both arms raised up, and the background of the valley beyond the cliff. I thought that was pretty outstanding. I am surprised that it does not even make it to the top 3.

I don't get the "first runner up". What's so special about that? I can go to any bar and snap even nicer pics from pints in line (no offence of course). The other two are very nice though.