Cafe Challenge #10 - Voting Thread

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We have 27 entries to select from. A good showing with a dificult theme. All show merit of one sort or another. Your job is to select the top three that best depicts the theme of the challenge and has high technical marks.

The winner chosen by you will receive 24 DVD's as the prize.

We will follow the previous voting procedures which I have copied here for your reference.

THE RULES FOR VOTING:

Everyone is allowed three votes:

1st place: 3 points
2nd place: 2 points
3rd place: 1 point

Carefully look at each entry and ask yourself of each if 1, does it meet the theme of the challenge? 2. is it high in the technical quality and finally does it have an impact on you?

Make sure to mention the name (member name and real name if different and provide by the poster) of the artist and the title of the artwork!

Voting begins now and will end on Saturday - Aug 20, 2005 - at 23:59 utc/gmt standard time.

To avoid time disputes here is the link to our time standard for this:

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_UTC.aspx
 
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Here are my choices.

1st place and 3 points to Michael Shuster for "The Stare".
2nd place and 2 points to Kevin Scott for "The End".
3rd place and 1 point to Chris Heilman for "Pink Feathers".

There were many good submitals but alas, only three can be selected.

Good job all.
 
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My friends, you all blow me away with your vision and your talent. Choosing was definately not an easy task...but here goes:

Three points to Hippie by Joe Lorenzini

Two points to The Stare by Michael Schuster

One point to Lost in thought by Sommer

A huge word of congratulations to all who submitted entries in this contest, your submission was creative and well thought out.
 
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tough one!

I have to echo Frank's sentiments............this is a first for me and it was fun............its just that dang creativity and I thought it was a male thing, guess it is just me. LOL!!! Well done everyone.......I had to go back many times to try and figure this one out...

3pts- CKnight - Dreaming of Birds - luv the composition, use of DOF, color, found it very captivating

2pts - Joe Lornezini- Hippi - could definitely see this on a poster ;-) Luv the composition and what it does not show. Very well thought out!

1pt
- Chris101 - Pink Feathers - Beautiful background, makes the pink feathers stand out, shot at high ISO, clean look and beautiful colors, well done Chris!

Honorable mention- Stare by MCS - man you have the creative juices, awesome framing and composition. Nicely done!
 
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1st place--3 points--CKnight---"Dreaming of Birds"

2nd place--2 points--Kevin Scott---"The End"

3rd Place--1 point--MCS---"The Stare"


You all did an outstanding job. This was a tough one....I'm excited to see who wins and even more excited to see what the next contest will be. Come on now, stretch our imaginations some more!!!!
 

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3 points to CKnight "Dreaming of Birds"

2 points to Shecks "I just want to be your friend"

1 point to smera "SHARK"

This was a very tough contest. The submissions were extremely creative and some just really funny. These contests make us look deep into our creativity to find a different side to ourselves, at least for me.

Excellent work everyone.

Thanks Greg for a great topic!
 
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1st place - 3 points - Kevin Scott - The End

2nd place - 2 points - Cris 101 - Pink feathers

3rd place - 1 point - msc - The Stare
 
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1st place - 3 points - Kevin Scott - The End

2nd place - 2 points - David Fink - Hoofing It

3rd place - 1 point - Marcelo Guedes - Sentry[/b]
 
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UHG! Very good contest topic and I missed it due to work!!!!

There were many good entries again this contest, it was harder than ever to choose. My top three were:

Chris101 - Pink Feathers

MCS - The Stare

Smera - Shark

Great submissions, congrats to everyone that posted their photos.

Joe
 
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my vote!

Wow many great portions which combine to a very artistic whole challenge!

Here's my vote for Challenge #10

1st place: 3 points go to "The End" by Kevin Scott
Great abstract Rear End! Although the owner might not consider this his best side? :wink:

2nd place: 2 points go to "Shark" by smera
Seems I'm into abstracts, this time. I hope you tilted the camera and not the bird! :wink:

3rd place: 1 point goes to "Dreaming of Birds" by cknight
Nice mellow mood, seems like he/she is dreaming of a roasted chickens :wink:

Honorable mentions to:
Chris 101 very abstract (and almost as good as your avatars), Philippe Roger (Great capture, but my cat mentioned it to be a little too explicit :wink:)
and to all the other participants for showing such creativity!
 
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Nice job everyone...

1st place: 3 points go to "Howard" by Patrick Bramlett
In the spirit of the challenge this is perfectly done. Love the colors and the composition. Right on the money!

2nd place: 2 points go to "Pink Feathers" by Chris101
Looks like a studio shot. Quality is best of the group and considering the equipment and settings used, makes it that much more outstanding.

3rd place: 1 point goes to ""Shark" by smera
Colors, texture, background. Quality photograph. Well done.

Honorable mentions to:
David Fink: Love the lines and texture. Dbirdsong: If you had cropped it tighter you'd have my vote. Funny pic!. And Greg just because I have sooooo many of these shots!

Congrats to all,

_/oe
 
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My vote

1st place (3 pts): Hoofing It by David Fink

2nd place (2 pts): The Stare by Michael Shuster

3rd place (1 pt.): The End by Kevin Scott

Honorable Mention: Twoonie by Keith

Good contest with lots of nice entries. Congratulations to all.
 
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1st place (3pts): Dreaming of Birds (cknight)
2nd place (2pts): The End (Kevin Scott)
3rd place (1pt): The Stare (MCS)

Honorable mention: Any of the ones I didn't vote for -- great contest idea and a bunch of great entries!
 
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Voting keeps getting harder and harder.
My 2 cent opinion...........


3 points - I Just Want to be Your Friend by Shecks

2 points - Faster than I by Greg

1 pont - Shark by Smera


Regards

RFC
 
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Fantastic submissions for this Challenge. Wish I had more votes to give!! Great work, everyone.

Here are my extremely difficult decisions:

1st (3 points) -- Hippie, by Joe Lorenzini
2nd (2 points) -- The Stare, by Michael (MCS)
3rd (1 point) -- Ssllrrppp, by Hans


And honorable mentions to:

Smera for Shark -- fabulous image
Chris for Pink Feathers -- always love your stuff, man. (even if your avatars sometimes freak me out)
Robert (RFCNikon) for Having a Bad Day
Philippe for Friends

Best wishes,

David
 
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3 points - Shark by Smera

2 points - Faster than I by Greg

1 pont - I Just Want to be Your Friend by Shecks
 
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Great entries!

1st - 3pts ~ David Fink for Hoofing It

2nd - 2pts ~ Smera for Shark

3rd - 1pt ~ SButtrick for Parts is Parts

Honorable mention to Greg's "Faster Than I" as I can definitely relate to that shot!! :wink:
 
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I tried to judge first and foremost by faithfulness to the theme.

1st (3 pts) Pink Feather by Chris

I see only feathers, yet I know exactly what the whole is.

2nd (2 pts) The end by Kevin

Shows a little bit more of the whole.

3rd (1 pt) Hoofing it by David

Same comment as 2nd

For HM I would choose The Stare by mcs for professional quality
and Shark!!! by Smera. I probably would have made the Shark #2 or #3, but I'm not convinced it is a shark fin and hence not part of the whole - shark that is. If I'm wrong about this please accept my apologies.
 
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