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Mar 08 Contest Votes

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:01 AM
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Mar 08 Contest Votes

Voting will run from 25 Mar to 31 Mar 2008. Deadline for votes is 5pm EST.

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 Mar 08 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!

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Old 03-25-2008, 09:28 AM
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Re: Mar 08 Contest Votes

1- Cassidy
2 - Ol Baldy
3- LonK
4- Cathy H
5- Mikkimicole
Old 03-25-2008, 10:09 AM
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Re: Mar 08 Contest Votes

Well based on the fact that it is intended to remain photographic, I vote as follows:-

1. OlBaldy as it retains the best photographic look, however I would have liked more of the original in the pic
2. Lonk, but it is moving towards a more artistic presentation
3. CathyH, but I'd have liked more of the original and the tree doesn't quite look the real deal to me
4. PhotoB, I can appreciate the light shift and keeping the fir trees does it for me, also like the variation in tones between the grass and trees, but your bare very dark predominant tree just didn't complete it for me.
5. I have to give Dataflow my last vote, due to the amended variation in tone

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This was really difficult given the lack of entries, sorry mikkimicole your water line was just not good enough and Ikroll, you failed photographic entirely in my mind.
Old 03-25-2008, 10:26 AM
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Re: Mar 08 Contest Votes

1. CathyH
2. Cassidy
3. OlBaldy
4. mikkimicole
5. dataflow
Old 03-25-2008, 11:55 AM
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Re: Mar 08 Contest Votes

Was looking forward to an influx of wonderful entries toward the end. Was disappointed when it didn't happen.

If it was up to me I would give a Three way tie for first place... Cassidy, Cathy, Lonk

1. Cassidy.. You kept most of the detail of the original and I think all the intricate detail suffered when reduced down to less than 100K..

2. Cathy H.. A tough decision, cause I like it a LOT! the only thing that put you in second in my mind was the lack of retention of the original elements.. Other than that, It is an excellent picture

3. Lonk.. What a great rendition.. all the elements go together so well.

4. Dataflow.. You kept it original but the lack of embellishments makes it look bland and ............. Green!

5. PhotoB.. You also kept it true to the original but it didn't reach out and grab me and like I stated above was just.. Green.
Old 03-27-2008, 06:15 AM
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Re: Mar 08 Contest Votes

1. Olbaldy - very nice, and when I first looked at your entry I was way put off, thinking I couldn't come close to how nice yours looked. Very springy!
2. Cassidy - I really like how you put leaves on the main tree, how did you do it?
3. Lonk - very nice foreground, the boat house seems to be to bright or clear ?
4. Mikkimicole - good start, could use some more work on the other elements behind tree.
5. PhotoB - kind of dark but I like the blue sky

Great job everyone.
Old 03-31-2008, 07:30 PM
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Re: Mar 08 Contest Votes

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Old 03-31-2008, 07:45 PM
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Re: Mar 08 Contest Votes

The turnout this month was a bit light, but we had some excellent entries. Good job, everyone!

And this month's RetouchPRO Retouching Contest winner is:

Prize: The Creative Digital Darkroom By Katrin Eismann, Sean Duggan. Donated by O'Reilly Media

Book description
This tutorial takes photographers beyond the quick tips and gimmicky effects of many digital photography books. Author Katrin Eismann -- an internationally acclaimed artist, bestselling author, and gifted educator -- offers high-profile work, including her own, as examples for teaching photographers how to use the digital medium to create, edit, and output images that reflect their true vision.
T's away for a few days, so me and the other mods are trying to fill in for her until she gets back. So the next contest may start a day or two late.

But spread the word, let's get our largest turnout ever for the April 08 RetouchPRO Retouching Contest!
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