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Old 01-01-2007, 08:21 PM
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Jan 07 Contest Votes

Voting will run from 25 January to 31 January 2007. Deadline for votes is 6pm EST 31 January 2007.

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 in the January 07 Contest 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 01-25-2007, 07:42 AM
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Re: Jan 07 Contest Votes

first cab off the rank,
1 Nanls,
2 Doug Colwell,
3. Lorraine,
4 Karin_l
5. Soleah

If you changed the luminosity, as this was a colour only, I had to discount, admit it did not lend well to recolour as hazel, but even though, some of the colours represented on my monitor did not register as eyes having ever seen other than in horror movies, noticed that many changed the grey veins for red but the inner corner of the eye lacked colour and fleshiness

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Old 01-25-2007, 10:12 AM
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Re: Jan 07 Contest Votes

Studied the details on each entry. It helped when I resized the image to life size, to see if it looked realistic or not.

Great entries but I have to weed out some based on the following: 1. Cloned out the highlight on the cheekbone and brow bone as it made it looked flat; 2. Cloned/erased the veins on the eye. 3. Burned the line surrounding the iris, also made it looked flat. 4. Oversharpened.
In short, those that added/changed “something else.”

My top 5 based on color of the iris, eye whites and skin.
1. dcolwel – best skin color and iris color for me. Skin color has a touch of yellow where the skin is stretched like the brow bone and cheekbone. Initially, I thought the color on the iris is unreal but looking at the life size view, it’s okay. I’ve seen hazel eyes like this.
2. lorraine – I love the iris color same as dougs. Doug was placed first because of skin color but only a “hairline” difference.
3. Cassidy – should have applied Gaussian blur on the greens to blend it well. There are still some gray areas on the eye whites and on the lids. The skin just one color. Overall, I've no problem picking this entry.
4. nancyj – No color on the veins, the lid is pale & almost the same color as the skin, the skin just one color. When viewed at life size, it’s a bit pale and the eye whites looked too white. Very nice take on the iris.
5. lilsip – had a hard time deciding with lilsip, chillin and wooden bender. Lilsip has better skin color. Still a bit orangy for my taste.
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Nice work everyone.

Doug Colwell
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:47 PM
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Re: Jan 07 Contest Votes

Good job from everyone on this.!

1. Lorraine
2. Lonk
3. Dcolwell
4. Nanis
5. Lilsip

Well done all.
Old 01-25-2007, 05:16 PM
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Re: Jan 07 Contest Votes

Here are my top 5. If I have more time I will come back and try and write critiques.

1. NancyJ
2. karin_l
3. Nanls
4. LonK
5. makeovermagic
Old 01-25-2007, 05:55 PM
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Re: Jan 07 Contest Votes

1 Printmaster
2 lorraine
3 dcolwell
4 cassidy
5 nanls
Old 01-26-2007, 07:52 AM
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Re: Jan 07 Contest Votes

1. Doug Colwell
2. LonK
3. CathyH
4. Lorraine
5. Nanls
Old 01-26-2007, 09:22 AM
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Re: Jan 07 Contest Votes

I looked for the most natural looking eye colors in terms multi-color blending, saturation and highlights.

I also looked for pink in the inner area of the eye rim and corner of the eye. Skin tone was a factor as well.

1. Nanls – Great blend of colors in the iris and there is unique sparkle in the eye and skin that I think really makes the colorization stand out.

2. Doug Colwell – Great blending of eye colors. Excellent work on the eye rim and corner. Good depth there.

3. Cassidy -- Very natural and nice work. Excellent skin tone and depth.

4. Soleah -- Eye colors are very nicely blended. Skin and inner eye areas are also very natural.

5. printmeister – Good blending of eye colors, but I would to see more white in the highlights. Skin tone and inner eye areas are also well done.

Everyone’s work is very good. My final decision was difficult.


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Old 01-28-2007, 09:38 AM
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Re: Jan 07 Contest Votes

1 lorraine
2 cassidy
3 dcolwell
4 Lilsip
5 BobJones
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