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waxcrash
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Nov 1, 2004, 11:25 PM
 
We have 72 submissions. It's time to start the voting. Thanks to all who have submitted.

How to vote for your favorites pics:

1. Go to http://macnn.home.att.net to view the submissions.

2. Pick the 5 photos you like best.

3. Post in this thread the numbers that refers to the photos.

4. When you post, the first photo number will be the one you like the best and so on. Then post comments or questions after the number if you so choose.

Example…

73 - I liked this the best because of the colors.
74 - Where was this picture taken?
75 - Comments, etc.
76 - Comments, etc.
77 - Comments, etc.
     
rozwado1
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Nov 1, 2004, 11:28 PM
 
wouldn't it be easier to setup a 'tournament' and use polling?

edit: It sucks that you can't 'weigh' the choices, but if you use checkboxes you'll be able to weed out the losers. I think the max poll is 12, so it won't take that many threads to find the WINNAR.

edit 2:

26 - a kayaker's dream
42 - cool shot
27 - nice shot col.
22 - can't go wrong with f*cking bugs.
14
( Last edited by rozwado1; Nov 1, 2004 at 11:42 PM. )
     
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Nov 1, 2004, 11:29 PM
 
You should also take the names off. We don't want a popularity contest.
     
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Nov 1, 2004, 11:34 PM
 
62 - Wow this is what I'm dreaming about
70 - Mystic... wow
39 - Another paradise
19 - Holy wow...
9 - Yes, plasma is a curious thing

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rozwado1's pic: NICE colours... poor guy another victim of capitalism.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 12:17 AM
 
67 - where was this taken?
40
9
65
12

Well done everyone.
     
waxcrash  (op)
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Nov 2, 2004, 12:17 AM
 
Originally posted by rozwado1:
wouldn't it be easier to setup a 'tournament' and use polling?

edit: It sucks that you can't 'weigh' the choices, but if you use checkboxes you'll be able to weed out the losers. I think the max poll is 12, so it won't take that many threads to find the WINNAR.
You're right that the max poll is 12. I thought of doing it like you suggested - a tournament, but the idea of coming up with the tournament tree and then managing multiple threads, etc. didn't sound like fun.

Originally posted by AKcrab:
You should also take the names off. We don't want a popularity contest.
Good idea.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 12:30 AM
 
the names are still in the URL. might want to change that too
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 01:27 AM
 
16 - 'cuz it has the largest thumbnail
28 - cool light/alaska rocks
13 - good moment captured
36 - haven't seen that before
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 01:40 AM
 
some kind of voting system would be very handy. So handy, I'd be inclined to vote for it.
     
E's Lil Theorem
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Nov 2, 2004, 02:53 AM
 
Man, this is hard. I'm undecided! Hah.

I'll have to take a closer look later. Right now, they all look pimpy enough to win.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 03:27 AM
 
Originally posted by MilkmanDan:
some kind of voting system would be very handy. So handy, I'd be inclined to vote for it.
I agree.

What the hell is number 66?
     
E's Lil Theorem
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Nov 2, 2004, 04:11 AM
 
Originally posted by Albert Pujols:
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What the hell is number 66?
Bubbles? Bubbles on some pond?
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 04:21 AM
 
Disregard --> In no implicative order. <-- Disregard

10 - Hemingway lives.
70 - Eerie.
51 - Where?
47 - J'aime Paris.
18 - Is this not somewhere in England?



Edited because I instantly become illiterate beyond point number 3. Thank you for the heads up, AKcrab.
( Last edited by ASIMO; Nov 2, 2004 at 05:38 PM. )
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Nov 2, 2004, 04:31 AM
 
This was very difficult to choose. They all were interesting in different ways. My votes...

10 overall feeling of content
72 just beautiful
45 Brrr
38 interesting subject
59 made me think

Thank you for organizing and hosting.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 04:46 AM
 
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56
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1 - cause I could have submitted the exact same picture (only 10 years old)
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AKcrab
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Nov 2, 2004, 05:16 AM
 
Originally posted by ASIMO:
In no implicative order.
But...
Originally posted by waxcrash:
4. When you post, the first photo number will be the one you like the best and so on.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 09:24 AM
 
Obviously, I will not be voting for myself (I don't think we should do that). My favorites:

72
66
28
42
15

They are really good. Congrats guys!
     
rozwado1
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Nov 2, 2004, 10:20 AM
 
Originally posted by MilkmanDan:
some kind of voting system would be very handy. So handy, I'd be inclined to vote for it.
How bout a quick install of this?

or this?
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 10:41 AM
 
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28
31
48
72

really beautiful work guys...

Don't try to outweird me, I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 10:54 AM
 
My personal favourites -

25
67
17
26
1

As with most artisic matters it's so hard to put into words why you like something... so I wont, but great pics from everyone I thought. Thanks again to Waxcrash. Do we know what this months subject will be?
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 11:00 AM
 
19
11
38
36
72

     
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Nov 2, 2004, 11:22 AM
 
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waxcrash  (op)
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Nov 2, 2004, 12:03 PM
 
Originally posted by MilkmanDan:
some kind of voting system would be very handy. So handy, I'd be inclined to vote for it.
Originally posted by rozwado1:
How bout a quick install of this?

or this?
I would love to use a proper voting system, however the server that the pics sit on doesn't support any CGI. Some other members have come forward to offer web hosting with Gallery software which will allow us to upload our pics and also vote. Personally, this contest was about having fun and enabling forum members to showcase their work. Future contests will be better. I just did this contest to get the ball rolling.

I'm having a hard time picking my favorites.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 12:47 PM
 
Very nice submissions, everyone!

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40
28
31
54
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 01:20 PM
 
Very humbling viewing. Many thanks waxcrash.

46 breathtaking, majestic, beau.ti.ful

20 concise, classic, colourful

72 mystic, enigmatic, captivating

51 concise, classic, colourful

56 intriguing, fun, edgy


Honourable mentions: 8, 15, 16, 61 and 47. Pity Spiky Dog chose the pic he did. A couple of others from his website would have won my #1 vote here. But I suppose that could be said for any number of other entrants.

Thanks again to every participant. Looking forward to an iteration.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 02:28 PM
 
11 - it's mine, of course.
18 - nice subject matter
10 - very good composition
63 - excellent simiplicity
14 - beatutiful use of black and white
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 02:35 PM
 
28 Great atmosphere and light

10 Great composition.

67

63

Only four.
I would put mine as 5 but that would not be appropriate.

i would contest the validity of some of these pictures as outdoor/nature too.
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Nov 2, 2004, 02:38 PM
 
56. Good candid photo.

61. The perspective is excellent.

54. The depth of field is superb.

51. I like the colors even if they are a bit washed out.

37. Good composition
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 03:08 PM
 
32. Lovely textures and colour mix.
66. It's different. Interesting concept and cool colours.
19. Love the water effect and the stark contrast of colour on each side.
54. Like the skin detail.
17. Great capture and it's cute.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 03:18 PM
 
13. Amazing colors; I'm a fan of sunsets/sunrises.

69. A tiger in motion: just pimp.

10. We can all relate at some point.

19. Amazing greenage.

51. Not a fan of the fall, but that just looks cool.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 03:36 PM
 
15....... Peaceful forest
61....... I like trains.
29....... Blue skies
68.......this would of been my number one pick if the Sun could of been toned down.
56...... Kids playing on trains.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 03:37 PM
 
1- 66.
2- 9.
3- 1.
4- 40.
5- there is no #5.
6- 19.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 03:53 PM
 
1- 66. Looks like that must be some talented youth of America!
2- 22. I likes bugs. And humpin.
3- 8. The damage you could do to yourself climbin that tree after a 30 pack-o-stones.
4- 40. The colors roxxors my soxxors.
5- 38. Had a pet slug once. And took a 'shroom class last year. Totally awesome.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 05:22 PM
 
20: Good contrast and Balance
13: Reflection and colors great, nice positioning
15: Nice light, and forest feel its beautiful
19: Shutter speed nice
36: Good light, nice contrast
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 06:27 PM
 
45 : Buzzing!
20 : Beautiful capture of shadows.
51 : Appropriate for the season.
9 : Intriguing...
65 : I just like it.

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Nov 2, 2004, 07:40 PM
 
13 -
sunset colors are fantastic, sharp. love that dock. kind of wish i could see the boats a little more clearly. looks great. makes me want to like fishing.

48 -
what a great image. it actually makes me feel like i'm in the past.

56 -
very sharp, well composed, well lighted. captures a feeling of youth nicely. kids love climbing. i like the kidnapper in between the bins.

19 -
great colors. so bright, so lush. the contrast of the rock and the moss almost makes it look like two pictures fused together. the water looks great, too. very interesting.

9 -
i've tried to get a good look at that before, but i always burn my forehead. looks cool up close.

12 -
it's like a leaf telling a scary story. there's something very human about that leaf. i think that leaf is watching me.

when you look this good, you don't have to know anything
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 08:11 PM
 
56
51
61
26
13
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 08:40 PM
 
Man, this was tougher than voting for president!

But after serious consideration here's my take:

57: Some folks might think this is a poor photograph but I tend to see it as a spectacular and unusual image due to Vivid Lighting, Dynamic Composition, and Intriguing (i.e., what is it?) Subject.

28: Really good nature/landscape photography is a combination of the above mentioned considerations (along with luck in terms of time & place, and a good eye to see it happening). This photograph has the first two elements in spades, and a lot of luck to go with a good eye.

The above are my top two winning images. There are a bunch of others very worthy of honorable mention but in keeping with the 5 limit I'll only mention three:

61
64
20


The above three have taken what might otherwise be considered mundane subject and by dint of good light & good composition made a fine photograph.

It all depends what one is looking for. For me it all comes down to light, composition and use of subject.

Good work everyone!

Thanks, waxcrash, for organizing this.
( Last edited by mr. natural; Nov 2, 2004 at 09:01 PM. )

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Nov 2, 2004, 08:49 PM
 
56
14
15
59
67
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 09:28 PM
 
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46
51
37
65
Plato--what's a "Chickie Run"?
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 10:05 PM
 
19 --- the color!!! black&white has it's place, but it's not here....
28 --- B&W has it's place... and here is where it is... damn i love the mtns (notice where i live) (EDIT:: damnit the sky is blue.... still a damn cool pic though)
40 --- I love macro, and the color is amazing, but that blur line is a bit abrupt.
46 --- again, I love mtns, the clouds are awesome.
31 --- sea and mtns!! awesome, plus I was in italy and it's just beautiful there.

Good job you all!

Zach
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 11:00 PM
 
15
1: Fabulous landscape
19
32
34
40

Great work people.
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 11:12 PM
 
8
18
19
26
56
     
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Nov 2, 2004, 11:16 PM
 
67. Took a bunch of pictures of this myself; this one's outstanding, and the subject is endlessly fascinating.
16. The colors are understated, and wind up being more impressive as a result.
6. Spooky...
15. Looks almost like the forest moon Endor...
     
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Nov 3, 2004, 04:57 AM
 
5
9
19
40
70

Originally posted by ASIMO:
18 - Is this not somewhere in England?
No, but close(ish) - Falkirk Wheel, Scotland.
     
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Nov 3, 2004, 09:22 AM
 
in number order, not best to worst:

13
19
20
40
56

Some great pics peeps, lookin forward to snapping for the 2nd comp.
     
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Nov 3, 2004, 09:31 AM
 
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43
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Nov 3, 2004, 10:07 AM
 
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57
56
12
33
     
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25
16
14
     
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Nov 3, 2004, 03:52 PM
 
11-love the feeling this gives..like a crisp fall evening with the sun setting, getting ready to settle in for the night...a great sunset picture without having to show the Sun, where was this taken?

31-interesting color tones, and i like seeing 'God-light' shine down thru the coulds in those intense rays...the water looks like it is being whipped with wind & rain yet the sky seems rainless?

58-a simple life, easier times, comforting

1-so many great things going on here..i feel that the focus & composition could be a bit better but overall really quite nice

9-unique, reminds me of the 'Flurry' os x screensaver
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