Photo Contest - A picture is worth 1000 words and $200.00

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Real Estate Agent with Saint Paul Home Realty

 

Inman news is having a photo contest.

"Send us your best single photo that captures the state of the residential real estate market, for a chance to win a   $200 gift card from Amazon.com. Your photo submission should be in digital form and must be sent via e-mail or available for viewing on the Web. The photo can be color or black and white. The photo should tell a story about the housing market and it should not be a marketing or promotional photo for a particular property, company, business model or individual. The contest deadline is March 31, 2009."

See the complete rules here: Inman News Photo contest

I can't enter because I am one of the judges.

I got the picture of the power lines in Central Illinois. It was a very lucky shot as it was taken from the car window.  I wasn't driving but we were going about 70 at the time. I focused and put my camera in burst mode. Burst mode comes in handy.  It works for capturing sporting events and some times in low light situations, or when taking photos from a moving car.

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Christine Donovan
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As with many above me, I enjoyed your photo.  I have some thoughts I need to look into for this.

Mar 24, 2009 11:27 PM #67
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They look like funny alien invades with arms and strings.

:)

Mar 24, 2009 11:31 PM #68
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William Johnson
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Hi Teresa,  think I would like to enter this. have a vision in my head and i find the situation in real life, it would be a photo that I would long remember. Thanks for sharing the info on this and affording us the opportunity to capture one's imagination of our real life markets in a photo.

Mar 24, 2009 11:38 PM #69
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Mike Henderson
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I guess I need to try it.  If it's only one picture, heck, it's like the lottery.  Gotta be in it to win it.

Mar 25, 2009 12:57 AM #70
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Randy Hooker
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Teresa, I love the photo AND your avatar!  The photo emotes a nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach, and your avatar emotes a unique quality of peaceful studiousness.  Both are very nice.   :)

Mar 25, 2009 01:02 AM #71
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Hannah Williams
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Teresa..thank you ..you are very generous!generous

Mar 25, 2009 01:19 AM #72
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Allright, Teresa!  I am going to enter this- thank you so much for pointing it out!

Mar 25, 2009 03:50 AM #73
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty - Saint Paul, MN

I can't beleive you are still commenting on this post. The deadline for the contest is March 31st start taking photos!

Jeff - You really should enter.

Mar 25, 2009 05:19 AM #74
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Margaret Mitchell
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Well that's a great photo.  It sounds like a fun contest but I am a terrible photographer.  Hmm, I am going to need my thinking cap for this one.

Mar 25, 2009 06:58 AM #75
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Dee'Anna Wright
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Thanks for the information. You are one to watch. I am new to AR, and there is a LOT to learn.

Mar 25, 2009 09:37 AM #76
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Jim & Maria Hart
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Hey, Teresa. Thanks for sharing. I will see what I have in my back pocket. All my best, Jim

Mar 25, 2009 10:34 AM #77
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Can the pictures be of combination pictures we have merged? Or do they have to a photo we have not edited?

Mar 25, 2009 11:56 AM #78
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Jason Crouch
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Teresa - I agree with Diane (I was surprised to see how many people mentioned your profile picture).  In a bit of irony, I also noticed how many people said, "thanks for the heads up", although your head is down in the photo.  :)

Now that I got the silliness out of my system, I may need to got take some shots of former agents who are working in other jobs now - seems to exemplify things for many.

Mar 25, 2009 12:45 PM #79
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Hi Teresa,

What better way to gauge the needs of local real estate markets, then by enumerating powwwwwer lines. What a terrific shot, too bad you're one of the judges, you're photo would have had my vote!

Kathy B

Mar 25, 2009 02:32 PM #80
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Georgie Hunter
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We've got the power!  Get juiced up with Teresa.

Thanks for the link to the photo contest.

Mar 25, 2009 07:33 PM #81
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Julie Ferenzi
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This is a great idea for a contest.  A picture speaks a thousand words, and sometimes less is more :)

Mar 26, 2009 11:30 PM #82
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Teri Eckholm
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Teresa--I plan to help you with the CEU by getting Bonnie and maybe Lisa and Aaron to all come and sit in the front row and "support" you! :) Actually, I am very glad to hear that you will be speaking as I get soooo many questions on this and you are THE local expert! I was just kidding on that "featured" post comment as I know you deserve every feature that you get...Your photos and humor are awesome!

Mar 26, 2009 11:34 PM #83
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Teresa Boardman
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Teri - are you sure it won't be heklers in the first row?  The first hour is a course we got aproved by the department of commerce last year, the other two sections are new. It is a kind of overview. Really general. I am happy you are coming but it won't include anything that will be new for you.

Mar 28, 2009 05:11 AM #84
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Teri Eckholm
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T--Who, me...a heckler? Nah...Moral support, that's all it will be. Moral support. :-) Besides, I need the continuing ed and rather listen to someone intelligent than some of the other classes out there.

Apr 04, 2009 05:59 PM #85
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Bryant Tutas
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Hey T, Who won the contest? I never did see the results. Of course it may have helped if I actually looked :)

Apr 25, 2009 07:12 PM #86
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