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tspore
06-07-2007, 07:26 AM
Hey all, sorry I was a bit slow getting this all together this month. I have been swamped. Today I am off for a few days vacation. But I wanted to get this all together before I leave for the weekend.
The voting should follow along these lines:
1. a photo should fit the theme of this months contest.
2. A photo should be technically unique. It shows that the person
used creativity in the shot, and it wasn't just another snap shot.
3. emotional appeal in theory the shots should have some sort of
emotional appeal to them, which shows excellence.
You cannot vote for your own submission, but if you entered you can
still vote.
I assign 2 points for a 1st, 1.5 points for 2nd place, and 1 point for 3rd. However, the judges do not have to vote for 3 entries they can vote for just 1 if they like.
Also this experiment seems to work out well. The comments are good, but the group is too small right now, so for next month I will open up the voting committee to others. I was keeping the voting group small, at first to even see if this would work out or not. but I like to see the comments with the photos. I will put up more info about how to subscribe to the voting system later this month.

tspore
06-07-2007, 07:38 AM
votes and comments -
The top 4 photos:
1st
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/155922242-M.jpg
1st - "Under the Sofa" by Den. 1. As to the theme, perfect. 2. Unique in every way. If the underside of my sofa was that clean and neat, with no dust bunnies, I'd attempt the same! 3. Yep! -#13 - Bill Turner
1st - #13 Den - Under the sofa - great mood -Tony
- 4 points

2nd (2 way tie)
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/155314193-M.jpg
1st - #7 I liked this shot. I did not realize that the bird was looking through the blinds until I read the caption. Very well thought out. -Katie
#2 "Rocco the explorer" by Parallaxkid. For a "thinking outside the box" composition and lighting. -#7 - Henk
-3.5 points
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/157742646-M.jpg
#1 Assafx Gallery #27 -John
#2 Unique perspective - great post processing -Tony
- 3.5 points

4th place
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/155922287-M.jpg
#2 ManeImpressions - I can fly- #15 - Marco
#3 "I can fly" by ManeImpressions. One of the rare actionshots and the one I like for it's spontaneity (and the ears). -#15 - Henk
- 2.5 points

Other honorable meantions
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/157823168-M.jpg
#1 "Fetching" by Matthew For the excellent composition, colors and mood. -#28 - Henk
- 2 points
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/158196544-M.jpg
1st - #1 cifcap - Puzzle #30- Marco
- 2 points
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/158310825-M.jpg
1st #33 by Julie Poole. A real classic, makes me think: Gainsborough, Very few portraits of two, people or pets, work. This one does. Plus, their personality shines forth. - shenmaker
- 2 points
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/158488080-M.jpg
#3 Windsprite Gallery #35 - John
#3 windsprite - Bath for little sister - #35 Marco
-2 points
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/156046313-M.jpg
#2 PeterMG Gallery #18 - John
- 1.5 points
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/155596112-M.jpg
2nd - #10 Cat in the catnip. Very funny picture. - Katie
-1.5 points
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/155929830-M.jpg
#3 - Deevee - Love the Sepia - #16 -Tony
-1 point
http://43photo.smugmug.com/photos/157702642-M.jpg
3rd - #26 I liked how the dog was behind the tree. The trees added color and depth to the picture. I also liked the use of light in the picture. The light seems to be shining on the front side of the dog (where the dog is white) and the shade is in the back (the part of the dog that is black). - Katie
- 1 point

Henk Peter
06-07-2007, 10:12 AM
Concratulations to Den, Parallaxkid and Assafx for your well deserved 1st and 2nd places! Tony thanks for all the work, it was a great competition.

assafx
06-08-2007, 07:47 AM
wow that was a surprise. i thought that den or Parallaxkid (my favorites) will win and i'll just participate again, especially with so many great shots (as usual).

thanks for the votes and congrats to den and Parallaxkid you two had wonderful shots.

Assaf

windsprite
06-08-2007, 08:21 PM
Congratulations to Den and the other winners, and thanks to John and Marco for your votes! ;)

Julie

Luke
06-10-2007, 12:24 PM
Congratulations to the winners and to all participants for the fine shots.
Luc

parallaxkid
06-11-2007, 12:55 PM
Thank you very much Katie and Henk. Congrats to everyone for doing a great job. I really think each photo has something unique to offer.

Den
06-12-2007, 04:16 PM
I've been away for the past week - but this was a lovely surprise to come back to! Thanks for voting, everyone, and I'm glad so many of you liked the picture :-) I'm going to do a whole series of pictures where cats go but where you don't normally see them now...

Den