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Old 08-02-2007, 03:26 PM
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Aug 07 Votes

Voting will run from 23 to 31 August 2007. Deadline for votes is 5pm EDT.

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 Aug 07 Contest Discussion thread.

Vote for the 5 best entries in order.

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 08-22-2007, 06:42 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

To help with voting here is a temporary link to the entries in Photo Album format:

August Contest Entries
Old 08-22-2007, 09:50 PM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

This months contest was extremely hard to judge. The entries were all good as far as I can see but these were the ones that I thought were the most natural of the entries.

1. syd
2. bella
3. cazubi
4. splata
5. CathyH

Well done to everyone who entered.
Old 08-23-2007, 03:57 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

1. cazubi
2. syd
3. CathyH
4. Cassidy
5. LonK
Old 08-23-2007, 04:24 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

So many entries and so, so hard to choose:

1. Splata - I think the most aesthetic and pleasing to the eye whilst
retaining a natural look
2. Lorraine
3. Shalford
4. Betouched
5. ByRo.
Old 08-23-2007, 06:33 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

This was so hard to narrow down to five. There are many other entries that have such good qualities. I chose those that encompassed all the rules of correcting the photo to look realistic while enhancing the subject’s natural beauty:

1. Splata -- Most realistic. Great skin texture and tones. Hair and eyes look very natural.

2. Shalford -- Lovely work on the face, hair and eyes, but the lower portion of the photo neck, blouse and hair could use some more blending.

3. ByRo – The skin texture is wonderful. Eye color looks very natural.

4. CathyH -- Good work on the eyes, missing part of the eyebrow and skin texture. Facial highlights look very good.

5. Graphics23 – The entry is beautiful but just not as photographic looking as the others. I see more of a painted look in the softness of the hair and lips, but the skin tone, texture and colorization are all very good.

Old 08-23-2007, 06:47 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

1. splata
2. syd
3. Cassidy
4. Shalford
5. Lorraine

gerat job everyone
Old 08-23-2007, 07:25 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

I entered this contest just for the privilege of voting in what looked to be the most entered contest in quite some time. I enjoyed watching the entries and was able to hone my skills just by looking at different styles. Thank you all.

I looked first for pictures that didn't have the banding/dead pixels that seemed to be everywhere in her face. Second, I looked for ambience. There were a couple of quite good retouches where the moody lighting had been replaced in favor of a more flat and uniform approach. I personally preferred to have the depth left in. It made a much stronger portrait in my opinion.

Photomaster - Given the genre of this picture, his restore was in keeping with the style prevalent at that time. It is suitable for large framing.

Syd - I liked the eyebrow redo. Great retouch. Lacked the bit of depth/pop I felt it needed.

Byro - I felt this was very true to the original. It kept some of the mystery but lacked the coloring to make it pop.

Splata - Great retouch. Lacked the pop.

Jaime - GREAT detail, but was way too light and flat for my tastes.
Old 08-23-2007, 07:33 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

This was so hard to vote, everyone did a great job.
1 - irshgrlkc = I liked the deep tones and nice smooth skin. Strikingly done.

2 - Splata = Nice and not over done, maybe could use a little more contrast

3 - Syd = Very nice and crisp, good color correction

4 - Graphics23 = Great color correction, skin seems a little blotch, but very nice over all.

5 - bella - Clean and crisp and great eyebrows
Old 08-23-2007, 08:12 AM
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Re: Aug 07 Votes

heres my votes
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