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Old 09-26-2009, 04:55 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

Excellent work by so many made voting a challenge in and of itself.

Most did well with aligning the images, straightening the horizon and handling the dynamic range. Many successfully made the colors pop nicely. Some handled contrast and depth issues better than others.

The job brief highlighted, "Special emphasis should be placed on the flowers". With this in mind, I primarily looked for a solid composition that featured a bright green field of colorful flowers. Clearly, the most effective compositions used "The Rule of Thirds" guidelines to give the field priority canvas area by placing the horizon above center. Horizons placed below center tend to feature the sky. Centered horizons are ambiguous and generally result in the weakest composition for scenic photos. The potentially over-dramatic sky with brilliant white clouds needed to be toned down a bit so as not to draw attention away from the field. The lone tree centered on the horizon was a distracting visual magnet and really needed to be dealt with.

1. CathyH
2. igot2pman
3. johndiablo
4. 0lBaldy
5. Lorraine

Honorable Mention to veralisa
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:26 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

#1 sept09-johndiablo
#2 Lorraine
#3 MiningArt
#4 CathyH
#5 friiskiwi

bdeephoto..... No photo
impy_Daitri.... wrong size
brianclark4.... wrong size
Viecode........ added tree (sky distracting to me)
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:31 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

1.CathyH
2.OlBaldy
3.Kraellin
4.aartist
5.MiningArt
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:21 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

All entries were very good, made judging very difficult;

1) CathyH - (vivid & sharp throughout image, that is why I chose this as my winner.)
2) OlBaldy
3) Veralisa
4) friiskiwi
5) Lorraine

Well done to everyone.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:52 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

1 - CathyH
2 - Friiskiwi
3 - Lorraine
4 - Olbaldy
5 - Aartist
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:06 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

1 Miningart
2. Kraellin
3. BrianClark
4. lgot2pmm
5. john diablo
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:57 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

I gave all entries a good thorough eyeballing. By the careful process of elimination, I ended up with the following in the order of goodness and positive perceptibility. My thinking was these were the best to frame and hang on my home's wall.

1. OlBaldy
2. MiningArt
3. CathyH
4. LonK
5. friiskiwi

Honorable Mention: Kraellin

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Old 10-02-2009, 08:06 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

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Old 10-05-2009, 11:24 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

Great job to all the entries.
This is a great skill to have as a photographer!

And the winner is....

CathyH

Prize: Nik Silver Efex Pro, donated by Nik Software

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Prize Description: Silver Efex Pro Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software is the most powerful tool for creating professional quality black and white images from your photographs. For the first time, all the advanced power and control required for professional results have been brought together in one convenient tool.
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