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09-30-2007, 12:16 PM #1
Vote! MPC #5. Abandoned-> Voting Thread
Good work Mags. Place your votes. Voting ends Tuesday, Midnight PST.
Shepherd Wong - Hippy-Bus
LaZapatilla - Steinsberg Castle
MakersTeleMark - Gilman
Rontele - Alcazar Real
TeleHoar - Dillon Garage
Last edited by Pura Vida; 09-30-2007 at 01:04 PM.
09-30-2007, 06:18 PM #2
And shepard wong wins again!
You are really good at this photography thing dude.
I will say Rontele's was stiff competition. Really nice shot!President of the Hugh Conway Book Club
09-30-2007, 08:16 PM #3
First, my opinion and all that jazz, and it's not that the work above isn't good, but I also think it's kinda bogus that the winner from like 1 contest back gets a nod over those that haven't had a chance to "win" yet. I mean, there are only like 10 of us that read this forum anyway. Spread the love around folks....
Sour grapes? Maybe.
Edit: My vote =
Last edited by Lonnie; 09-30-2007 at 08:29 PM.This is the worst pain EVER!
10-01-2007, 08:40 AM #4
Meh - the Bus and the Shack are the only images that say "abandoned" to me - the Alcazar hallway is pretty, but it's a hallway. The Gilman shot looks like a landscape - unless you know that the town is abandoned there is nothing in the picture to tell you why it qualifies.
Steinsberg castle looks like 1/2 the castles in Yurp - falling down, but hardly abandoned.
Lonnie - this isn't kindergarden. Not everyone gets a ribbon simply for participating - you want to "win," take a winning picture.
10-01-2007, 08:58 AM #5
This is only the 5th one of these that has been done and with anything along these lines unforeseen "problems" arise as these things evolve.
As I was lying in bed at 4:00 am unable to sleep, here's a tweak that I think could/should be made. The winner of the previous week still picks the topic. The winners of the previous 3 contests will be exempt for entering (on a voting level, but can still post ontopic photos), but will form a committe of judges that picks the 5 photos for that contests voting. Other than that everything is the same.
But again, it's not my show to run....
Edit: Here are the other photos I thought were in for sure...
Last edited by Lonnie; 10-01-2007 at 09:02 AM.This is the worst pain EVER!
10-01-2007, 09:13 AM #6
Ah, gotcha. Hey - it's as much your show as anyone else's. I have nothing against your proposals, but I do think it's a bit unfair to "punish" previous winners by making their entries ineligible. Repeat winners do so because they're good - thus raising the level of competition, IMHO.
10-01-2007, 09:17 AM #7Originally Posted by RootSkier
10-01-2007, 09:20 AM #8
And it's not like we are kicking them out forever....
Last edited by Lonnie; 10-01-2007 at 09:26 AM.This is the worst pain EVER!
10-01-2007, 09:31 AM #9
10-01-2007, 09:43 AM #10
so while I'm entitled to my opinion, so are you... And in this case, it's your opinion that carries the weight.Originally Posted by RootSkier
10-01-2007, 09:53 AM #11This is the worst pain EVER!
10-01-2007, 09:54 AM #12
FWIW, Lonnie this is the voting thread, not the my panties are in a bunch over some silly Maggot photo contest thread, maybe you can go start your own thread about all your wonderful ways to make this an epic contest.
10-01-2007, 09:56 AM #13
10-01-2007, 10:00 AM #14
There is a fine line between using the theme as a guide and trying capture and image that states the theme. While I try to state the theme I think the other approach is OK too.
Also I think the format of the MPCs if fine too. I just need to get better.
Right now, however, I’m going to go cry in my Cheerios.There's a lot to be said for nowhere.
10-01-2007, 10:43 AM #15
fwiw, i'm lurking and voting. no time lately for photo contests, only if it crosses somehow with biking and skiing. i enjoy the contest and havent really paid attention much to which photo belongs to whom. i just try to vote with which one matches the theme the best.
i picked the castle, although i do agree with tip's comments on it. but hippy bus (and some others non finalists) just seemed like a pic of junk to me, the garage didn't seem so abandoned (maybe it was too close up of a shot), rontele's was more empty than abandoned (too clean and well kept), and the gilman one had a town sitting on top, hardly abandoned.
just thought i'd throw out my interpretations, not criticisms, just how they made me feel and think. keep rolling the contests and posting pics!
10-01-2007, 11:45 AM #16Un Paid Spokesman
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I am just here to say I am stoked that I made it to the top five, and someone voted for my shot. I can die a happy man!
10-01-2007, 12:30 PM #17starving musician
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I think the voting/judging is fine the way it is. I don't think we have enough contributers to bench people for a number of contests. Besides, competition is good - it inspires me to work harder. I haven't entered the past few contests, but I've been paying closer attention to the composition of all my shots lately, probably as a result of what I've seen/learned from these contests.
As far as theme goes, I haven't been voting based on how closely an image fits the theme - I've just been picking which one I think is best. I think it's interesting to see how people interpret the theme. If everyone took pictures of abandoned buildings (for example), it would be harder to find shots that stand out. That said, I voted for Rontele because I like the patterns made by the light. It was a tough choice though, because they're all interesting shots.
10-01-2007, 05:50 PM #18click click boom
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10-01-2007, 07:22 PM #19
10-01-2007, 08:03 PM #20
i actually really like the tone of the last one ^^^^
but that's just me. carry on.
10-01-2007, 08:16 PM #21
10-01-2007, 08:27 PM #22
10-01-2007, 10:08 PM #23
To me, photos tell stories...
And here's why I like the following...
My vote =
Last but not least. I love the lighting. I also like the dust on the floor. I like the starkness. I love the faded color on the far wall. It makes me wonder, "Who lived there?", "Why did they leave?", "What stories would they tell if they could?"
Regardless of composition, lighting and what ever else you'd like to mention, these four photos speak to me in ways that the other 5 above do not.
Last edited by Lonnie; 10-01-2007 at 10:17 PM.This is the worst pain EVER!
10-01-2007, 10:23 PM #24
10-01-2007, 10:38 PM #25
I am with tipp on this one, if you don't like the way its done, then start winning the contest and doing something about it.President of the Hugh Conway Book Club
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