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Old 04-01-2006, 09:51 AM
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Apr 06 Contest Votes

Voting will run from 23 Apr to 30 Apr 2006. Deadline for votes is 6pm EDT 30 Apr 2006.

Only those that entered the contest may vote. All other votes will be deleted. If you did not enter, but would like to comment on an entry, please post your comments to the Apr 06 Discussion Thread.

Vote for the 5 best entries in order.

Note you cannot vote for your own image. If you do, your votes will be deleted.

Example Vote:
Pick the top five contest entries and list in order...

1. Entry X (First Place)
2. Entry A (Second Place and so on)
3. Entry Q
4. Entry S
5. Entry P

This thread will remain closed until it's time to vote.

And as always, when you vote try to include some things you especially liked about your choices…what made them stand out, what impressed you, etc. This is a learning experience!
Old 04-23-2006, 09:36 AM
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will re-post my votes after others vote - some concern on me swaying the vote process.

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Old 04-23-2006, 09:55 AM
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This was the hardest contest to narrow done to ONLY 5!
I looked at overall skintone, colorcast and natural looking retouch.

1 - Artfolio

2 - Soleah

3 - Ferdverfel

4 - Gary Richardson

5 - MinnGal
Old 04-23-2006, 11:14 AM
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I don't get it! I thought we were supposed to PM T Paul with our votes.
Old 04-23-2006, 12:08 PM
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Wow.. great entries. What a task. I was following the discussion for the contest, and it seems that making the photo the best it could be would include things like strap and shadow removal so I gave points for the extra effort. Since it wasn't a glamor retouch I discounted images that had any obvious changes to the facial structure or features.

1. likenew - very believable "snapshot" all the way around. Good job on removing the straps and reducing the shadow.

2 - Lorraine - nice job on skin retouch - very pretty image- just enough to look natural. Good job on hair and strap removal.

3. Artfolio - really nice job all the way around; hair, strap, blemish, shadow removal, however, the skin was blotchy.

4. VeryWierd - nice skin, color, very natural, however, strap removal is obvious on the shoulders, and you left the harsh shadow.

5. dkcoats - nice retouching .. just a little outside of a "snapshot"

Too many good entries I could have picked another 5.



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Old 04-23-2006, 12:18 PM
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Please post the votes in the voting not PM them to me. That was a typo on my part (copied an old contest and didn't catch that change). So far no one has PMed me.
Old 04-23-2006, 12:45 PM
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1. Soleah
2. Bella
3. Aceman
4. Wendy Bobz
5. Artfolio

Honourable mention to Camile, Lonk, Mendensmall and Infinite Monkey.
Old 04-23-2006, 01:04 PM
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This was very thought to pick...

Sorry, but I couldn't vote for anyone that gave her a new background, new eyes or a new hair style (some were very nice indeed...) because I interpreted the "snapshot look" as enhance what is there, not add to what is there.

Here are my votes:

1 - Nanls - loved it!! Great eyes... but wrong straps :-)
2 - MinnGal - hair a little to neat. Nice face color
3 - Bob Jones - nicely balanced
4 - Verywierd - nice work... slight left shoulder damage
5 - Artfolio - clipped head? what happened :-)

Honorable mentions for their "uniqueness":

InfiniteMonkey - very creative
lonK - love the look: very medieval...
Doug Colwell - loved the picture within a picture within a picture within...
Gmbun - the best hair
Old 04-23-2006, 01:19 PM
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Don't want to go through that again in a hurry!

1. On Air
2. Nanis
3. Ziaphra
4. Soleah
5. InfiniteMonkey
Old 04-23-2006, 03:07 PM
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yikes-- so many to choose from!

I had a hard time voting this would have great hair, but bad skin and so on, so I tried to base votes on achieving an overall natural look with skin and hair. Although I liked some of the new backgrounds and interesting manipulations, I tried to vote for people also who stayed with the general concept of the original shot. Thanks again aylaah.

1. Bella- very nice and natural overall, maybe a bit "soft"
2. Ziaphra- I like the pink, it brings out her coloring well and the rest of
the retouch is very smooth also
3. Nanis- very natural and good tones, hair may be a little too neat around
the edges
4. Verywierd- natural and subdued
5. Soleah- Nice job on the overall retouch and the makeup is applied well if
perhaps a bit "pinky" for me

honorable mentions go out to aceman (good brows, but left the straps messy), minngal (very good and would have made top five if you hadn't changed her eye color), likenew (good job on the shadow)
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