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Old 09-01-2009, 08:28 AM
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Sep 09 Contest Votes

Voting will run from 24 Sep to 30 Sep 2009. Deadline for votes is 5pm (Central Daylight Savings Time).

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 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 09-25-2009, 11:36 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

I just voted for what my eyes liked,
and here it is.

1. LonK
2. CathyH
3. MiningArt
4. Kraellin
5. OlBaldy
Old 09-25-2009, 08:07 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest – Exposures

two i disqualified (for my vote) because of rules infractions. i hate that, but the rules are explicit in most cases.

i liked that viecode changed the sky from blue to something else. nice touch, but other parts of the image were hard to see and left me wondering, so no vote.

i loved lonk's, but i did see his as a rules violation. the rules were clear on the matter. the client spoke.

some i liked but thought they were a bit ... regular. i liked the ones that popped a bit.

thus, my vote is:

1. lazze gurra . great colors, straightened everything up. good mix of sky and ground. it popped

2. friiskiwi. this one also 'popped'. the trees were a bit more obscure than lazze's, so lazze got #1.

3. veralisa. good colors. good compositing. didnt like the ratio of flowers/ground to sky as much as some, but i also know T_Paul asked for emphasis on the flowers, so ok.

4. aartist. the shadowing was interesting, though a bit illogical in places. a dark sky with no overhead clouds doesnt make real good sense. nonetheless, i liked the overall.

5. olbaldy. an interesting interpretation. leaving out all the bleeding trees on the left may well have been the smarter way to go. i wasted a lot of time cleaning those up

and lonk, i really would have voted yours #1 if i didnt feel it violated the client's wishes. it really is very good.
Old 09-25-2009, 09:11 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

CathH (the way you brought the color out in the flowers won it for me)
viecode (like Pink skies)
Old 09-26-2009, 06:01 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

My votes are
1- Lonk
2- johndiablo
3- CathyH
4- MiningArt
5- igot2pman
Old 09-26-2009, 06:17 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

This was really hard to narrow to just 5 votes.
1. Lonk
2. aartist
3. Veralisa
4. Johndiablo
5. Olbaldy
Old 09-26-2009, 08:23 AM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

Everyone did such a nice job, that it was extremely difficult to pick the final five. I selected those that I think best brought out the flowers while retaining realistic photo qualities.

1. Veralisa
2. Cathy H.
3. friiskiwi
4. dcarr
5. anka

Old 09-26-2009, 02:18 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

1. CathyH - just the best flower field
2. dcarr - natural colors, good field
3. MiningArt - saturate but still looking realistic colors
4. Lorraine - tender composition
5. johndiablo - good colors
Old 09-26-2009, 03:41 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

I eliminated those that did not follow the rules and than voted for the flowers.

Old 09-26-2009, 03:55 PM
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Re: Sep 09 Contest Votes

my choices are:

1. Cathy H.
2. aartist
3. I got2Pman
4. flowers-1 (name?)
5. tie: Kraellin/OlBaldy

Loaded all into PhotoshopCS2>arrange>tile horizontally>set navagator to 100%, then viewed certain benchmark places in all at same time.
In spite of all this, it was a really tough job, but interesting watching everyone's methods.
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