[tweetmeme]Here are the results from another great round of Epic Edits Flickr Challenge! #5 was all about “environmental portraits” (chosen by the winner of the last round), and we had another great set of entries. This round was difficult for me to choose photos because environmental portraits share a blurry line with traditional portraits and street photography.

The winner this round was Carsten Fischer, also known as “topfloor” on Flickr. As the winner, he gets to choose the next topic:

CHALLENGE #6: “CAMERA PORN”
FLICKR TAG: “EE-CAMERAPORN”

For those not familiar with the term, “camera porn” is a photo of cameras or other photography gear as the main subject. Just remember that the photos must be in our Flickr pool and tagged with “ee-cameraporn”. Now for the environmental portraits, starting with my favorite:

counting fish
counting fish by topfloor

This photo is really catchy to me… though I can’t put my finger on a single reason for liking it so much. The low perspective gives a more intimate feel to the scene. The complimentary yellow hood and blue fins work well together as secondary focal points. The man himself is an interesting subject. All together, it works very well.

On with the other selections I made:

Risky
Risky by topfloor

Surfer and Board
Surfer and Board by Brian Auer

Mahout
Mahout by KBTimages.co.uk(uk_photo_art)

Cheesman Park and Grey Skies
Cheesman Park and Grey Skies by RussHeath

Dads with crazy cameras are hilarious!
Dads with crazy cameras are hilarious! by RussHeath

La hilandera
La hilandera by Miguel Aguilar

Name Forgotten
Name Forgotten by Brian Auer

Model for the masses
Model for the masses by topfloor

Sketch Artist
Sketch Artist by breischl

_MG_0168Monk
_MG_0168Monk by Joanie H

DSC_2450
DSC_2450 by joshuamorris15

Homeless, Names Unknown
Homeless, Names Unknown by Brian Auer

Master of Light - Joe McNally is blessing us
Master of Light – Joe McNally is blessing us by topfloor

Chamunda Devi 1_Chilam
hamunda Devi 1_Chilam by SaritsInOz

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Thank you so much for choosing my photo of Monk and his harmonica. It’s an honor to be amongst the rest of the group. So many wonderful portraits and faces. I’m really enjoying going through photostreams of the other photographers shown here.

August 31, 2010 5:21 am

Brian, thank you for keeping these challenges up.

August 31, 2010 8:34 am

Thanks Brian for choosing my image to appear in this great selection. Keep up the great work and challenges.

September 1, 2010 10:37 am

Awesome collection, Brian! Thanks for including mine. I’m sure it’s a lot of work to keep up with these, but it really is a great addition to the blog.

September 3, 2010 5:57 pm

Better than a ‘matching gift’ donation, you can donate gallons of safe clean water, solar light or wind powered electricity to people in a developing nation without spending a penny. Just upload ONE photo related to water, wind or light to help the environment and those in need. http://budurl.com/ecoblog

November 1, 2010 6:19 am

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