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Old 08-02-2010, 05:54 AM
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August 10 - Contest Votes

Voting will run from 25 to 31 August 2010. Deadline for votes is 5pm (Central).

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 (only one person per place).

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 08-25-2010, 09:34 AM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

Hi all
Interesting work - amazing to see how differently we all think...
my votes:
1 lorraine (I love this one!)
3 axpiota
4 CathyH
5 djids
Old 08-25-2010, 10:29 AM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

1. CathyH - the colors and lighting made this blend together as a harmonious whole
2. Veronica - I like the grass in the foreground and the brown you used to unify the paint and tree
3. Lorraine - the cow top of the chess piece (2nd from right) the right ear is at an awkward angle. I wish the entire owl's beak was visible
4. Pshop-addict - I like how you blended the face statue into the tree. I think it was one of the more difficult elements to incorporate well
5. Sveltpig - some very nice editing - especially the shadows and use of green and beige but I don't sense any 'unity' between the various elements
Old 08-25-2010, 03:38 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

Nice work everyone. There were too many combinations for me to think straight!
1. Lorraine
2. pshop-addict
4. Sveltepig
5. axpiota59
Old 08-26-2010, 10:15 AM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

I thought this was a fun contest and would like to see a similar one in the future. My votes are:
1. Lorraine
2. sveltepig
3. nybob
4. pshop-addict
5. olbaldy
Old 08-26-2010, 01:57 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

My selections are based on personal taste as well as what I consider to be the most imaginative and skillful use of the images given to us.

1. pshop-addict -- Wonderfully, subtly done. The face looks great as part of the tree trunk. I also like the green accent color.

2. CathyH – Each element is very well blended. Love the surreal look about the entire composition.

3. NYBOB – Simple and very nicely done. Only critique is that the face should look a little more realistically placed on the handle.

4. OlBaldy – Good blending of the elements. You might have been able to drop the paint bucket and still have had a great composition.

5. butlermike -- Great imagination and good execution. The twirling paint drops however, to me, detract slightly from the overall impact.

Special mention: Veralisa – Good blending of the elements, and I particularly like the transparency of the paint drops. Nasturtium – I love the cow’s foot in the bucket. Sveltepig – Good idea to incorporate the owl on the paint bucket.

Everyone did very well in this difficult contest.


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Old 08-26-2010, 03:58 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

Tough decision!!
I Love three of them!!
After consulting the family (because I am so indecisive) the consensus is:


2.. Lorraine

3.. sveltpig

4.. butlermike-08

5.. CathyH
Old 08-26-2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

Fresh, startling, imaginative work has been executed by everyone. Seriously.

1) Lorraine... most unique in approach. Proportion of eagle's head was startling & faces on chess pieces done so fine.

2) Sveltpig...clean format, lights and shadows excellent. This shows so much design savey.

* 3) axpiota59...I thought the use of the tree made a most interesting background.

4) CJ...I laughed as I imagined the sore loser. Looks like it was a rough game.

*5) djids...great work, the chesspiece is dangling in the same shared atmosphere as tree. Wish you made the cow larger though.

I counted three people who exceeded the 100kb size limit.

*first posts!
Old 08-27-2010, 12:14 AM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

1. sveltepig
2. Lorraine
3. OlBaldy
4. pshop-addict

Always hard to choose -- good job, everyone. Hope we have another next year.
Old 08-29-2010, 10:25 AM
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Re: August 10 - Contest Votes

Great job everybody! tough to pick.

1. Lorraine
2. Sveltepig
3. OlBaldy
4. pshop-addict
5. butlermike
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