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Old 11-28-2007, 01:46 AM
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Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

This voting thread will close Friday November 30th at midnight (EDT).

You may view the entries in the Competition thread or all together here: --
http://www.pbase.com/shadepuppy/nov_..._retouchprocom

Voting is open to all RetouchPro members.

Post your choices (in this thread) for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd by listing the member's name. If you want to explain your reasons, please do.

Vote for the 3 entries you like the best - you might consider how well a photo captures your attention, how well it deals with the subject, how well it fits with the chosen theme, how well the technical details are handled -- lighting, composition, sharpness, etc., -- you are the judge of what appeals to you and what is important to you in an image and the subject category.

Votes will be weighted to give greater weight to First Place votes than to Second and greater weight to Second than to Third place votes. When you place a vote for First Place, that entry will receive four (4) points; when you place a vote for Second, that entry will receive two (2) points, and a vote for Third Place will receive one (1) point.


1. Entry X (their name) - First Place
2. Entry A (their name) - Second Place
3. Entry C (their name) - Third Place


This voting thread is now open and will close close Friday November 30th at midnight (EDT). The winner will be notified and will choose a subject for the December (or January if we decide to take a month off) competition.

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:30 AM
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

Votes of Janet Petty

I've been called out of town for a family emergency and will not be available to vote for the contest. Please cast the vote for me if possible.
ejk - 1
gary - 2
danny - 3

I've enjoyed the contest. This one inspired great entries.

Janet
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:44 AM
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

The whole gallery of b/w images look good together as a whole on the PBase gallery page.

My votes:

1. Mystical One (love the range of tones)

2. Janet Petty (love the dramatic composition of the tree against the sky)

3. ejk (different feel - a peaceful feeling with lovely range of tones)


Really enjoy looking at this month's entries, and voting was difficult.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:16 AM
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

Difficult to decide this month.

I've no real expertise with B&W, so I just picked what appealed to me.

1st Danny Raphael This one made me think (which is always a dangerous thing) about framing and perspective. I loved the geometry and the implied hidden promise off screen as the tracks drew you off to who knows where. Reminded me of some old B&W movie, you can almost hear the whistle in the distance.

2nd Janet Petty This just leaped off the screen at me, I loved it. Great lighting and framing, all it needed was Kirk Douglas or James Stewart to make me think I was looking at a desert shot on some early Western.

3rd Scuba Margie & Mystical One Couldn't decide which of these two appealed to me more, so in the end I stopped trying and gave a joint 3rd place. Both had a somewhat skewed view of their subject which I liked a lot.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:04 AM
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

That was very fun, and a learning experience to take black and white photos, I looked at things differently.
1st - Janet - Nice composition and good tonal range, all though rocks are a little washed out. I love the sky and tree.
2nd - MysticalOne - I really like this it is a neat pattern that wouldn't show up as easily with color. It could use a little curves adjustment for contrast.
3rd - Gary - Nice scene, could use a little more tone.
Great job everyone.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:35 AM
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

1st - EJK
Great tones and great crop. Can we see it in a larger size?

2nd - DannyRaphael
Loved the controlled depth of field

3rd - JanetPetty
As CJ said, that tree jumps at you!
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:03 PM
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

Like Gary I am no expert with black and white, so I also picked the ones that appealed to me the most.

1: Mystical One
2: Gary Richardson
3: CathyH

Well done everyone who entered.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:35 PM
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

1. JanetP - Ansel Adams would definitely approve
2. GaryR - esp liked the wide range of tones
3. ScubaMargie - great subject
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

1 - ScubaMargie - love the treatment and subject
2 - JanetPetty - awesome feel to this image
3 - ejk - soft & nice
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:03 PM
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Re: Vote for your Favorite Photos - November

The November voting is complete.

The winner of the November 2007 Photography competition is Janet Petty for her black/white image of Utah scenery.

Second place went to Mystical One with a smidge of a vote over ejk for third place.

I think everyone agrees that we had some lovely entries this month, and many of us will do more black and white images.

Due to the holiday season, Janet will have a while to decide on the theme for the next competition, which will begin January 1, 2008. I'll post in this thread announcing the theme when Janet makes her decision (after her return from her trip).

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