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June 2008 Contest Votes

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Old 06-24-2008, 06:41 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

1. matthewmarshall
2. KGM
3. Lorraine
4. Cassidy
5. carb

I loved all of them, but so difficult to choose. I decided to go with straight colouration rather than altered.
Old 06-24-2008, 09:00 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

1 PanPan Great Wall
2 Lorraine Colors selection is excellent.
3 HelenC The colors are excellent here too
4 dkcoats Nicely done
5 mathewmarshall The hand colored look is excellent.

There were other excellent entries but I tried to stay with the ones that realistically transformed the provided photo from B&W to color photography.
Old 06-25-2008, 05:42 AM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

Because they were all so beautiful and well done, it was difficult for me to provide a top 5. Finally I've decided I'll vote for the ones that gave me the strongest sensation of a genuine photo made in "the turn of the 19th to 20th century"... one that "grew old" forgotten in a drawer but in time it becomes more mysterious, somehow like those French wines...


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Old 06-25-2008, 07:40 AM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

1. Lorraine
2. Ruzzez
3. Pan Pan
4. Mathew Marshall
5. Jaime

A difficult image to colorize and judge. I found some images either too dark, overly sharpened, unusual skin coloring and areas that are too white. Looking at how everyone appoached colorizing helps to train the eye and was a great learning experience for me. Glad I don't colorize for a living.

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Old 06-25-2008, 08:17 AM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

1. MatthewMarshall
2. Ruzzez
3. Lon K.
4. dkcoats
5. KGM
Old 06-25-2008, 12:25 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

1. KGM
2. Lorraine
3. Swampy
4. dkcoats
5. PanPan
Old 06-25-2008, 04:05 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

My voting criteria:
- Per the contest tasks, "Realistically colorize the provided photo"*. Does it look real (i.e. like a natural color photograph)?
- Is it complete? Has EVERYTHING been colored?
- Were the color choices appropriate? Does it present a harmonious and balanced color scheme?
- Quality: Is the coloring accurately placed (no bleeding)? Is there a full tonal range, good contrast, depth enhancement, adequate sharpness, etc.?

1. K_GiMiNi_M (KGM?) - Best colorizing. Nice hue blending. Rug could use a tint. Chair upholstery is a bit distracting (brightness).
2. Panpan - Pleasant subtle colors. Slightly flat - improve by setting black/white points.
3. Lorraine - Well balanced and airy. Could benefit by a contrast masked adjustment to reduce highlight clipping.
4. Ruzzez - Good pop though somewhat contrasty. Distracting blown out area on rug. An overall contrast mask and slight desaturation would help.
5. Jaime - Very bold, but almost too sharp. Reduce contrast some for less shadow clipping.

Honorable mentions to asims28 and printmeister.

* Although it would have been considerably simpler to execute, I did not interpret this to mean an aged, faded or hand-tinted colorization appearance. While I can understand how it could be construed that way, it doesn't seem to me that very many prudent commercial clients would desire that sort of interpretation.
Old 06-26-2008, 08:57 AM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

r_dg i liked the vivid colors
jaime good depth
Ruzzez your colors were nice
Lonk not sure i like the tights but the dresses are well done
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

I had more fun coloring than judging, well done everyone!
My interpretation of 'realistic' was based mostly on the couple of hand colored photos in my family that are low in saturation even though my own entry strayed from the goal. I also judged on execution (was there bleeding of areas, areas left untouched...)

Based on my interpretation and experience level my votes are:

Lorraine - Face/Hair detail was the 1st place clincher

Have to add that I loved the entries from both Lonk and Ruzzez_22, even lowering the saturation they were beautiful and very well executed. Maybe next time I’ll have to change my interpretation for ‘realistic colorization’! Learned a lot, think I'll do some clean up first on the next one also!
Old 06-26-2008, 01:32 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Votes

ok, i officially hate judging! i've never felt so bad about having to eliminate so many in one contest. and you wouldnt believe what i had to resort to when i got down to the last nine. talk about picky, picky, picky! sheesh! i had to go back and read the rules... several times!

hehe, ok, here's my votes:

1. KGM (the rules said 'realistically coloize' and i felt his/hers was the closest to that)

2. Carolb

3. Lonk (i'd have put you higher Lonk, but it was so damn good it had a painting quality to it instead of a photo and again, the rules stated "realistically". i've never voted someone down for being too damn good before.)

4. Panpan

5. Swampy (dee dee, i almost didnt include yours due to the background change, but everything was so nice, i just had to include yours.)

also, i'm curious in general; how many saw leggings/tights on the women's legs?
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