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Vote for your final shot from the top three to represent us in November.

Photo 3 Tartlaghan
Photo 4 LeadinghamPhoto
Photo 9 Skippy

Author Topic: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water". Congrats Tartlaghan!  (Read 4346 times)

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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2012, 01:05:50 PM »
Yeah, I'm not so sure Skippy should put up the 'entries so far', it's hard to get the enthusiasm to post something when you wouldn't even vote for your own entry  :'(

EXACTLY!
It makes you go one of two ways; either give up for the month or go all out to get a superb shot.
I advise you go for the former ;D Can't be having tooo much competition from you good photographer out there :P
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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2012, 02:06:47 PM »
So you guys are suggesting that we go blind so far as posting the shots until the time of the vote?

I would be willing to try that for a month if you guys think that it will help generate interest and keep people from chickening out.
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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2012, 02:15:53 PM »
So you guys are suggesting that we go blind so far as posting the shots until the time of the vote?

I would be willing to try that for a month if you guys think that it will help generate interest and keep people from chickening out.
It would be interesting to try that, although I often get some inspiration from the shots posted :P

Not that it has ever helped me, but that is beside the point...
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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2012, 02:31:58 PM »
So you guys are suggesting that we go blind so far as posting the shots until the time of the vote?

I would be willing to try that for a month if you guys think that it will help generate interest and keep people from chickening out.

Sounds like a good idea to try, if only for a month or two, to see if it encourages more to enter  :)
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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2012, 07:02:52 PM »
I see the benefit of waiting to post all shots until a week or so until voting time.  It seems there may be a disadvantage for the person who posts the first shot, since others may look at it and get an idea to take a better shot, different approach, etc.  Just my humble opinion.         

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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2012, 06:25:14 PM »
I don't think hiding the entries is necessary. In fact I would rather see the competition. Knowing that you are competing against everyone's top quality images really pushes us to put forth our best.

Perhaps a middle ground might be to publish the web link to the images so that those who would like to see them can do so without giving anything away to those who would rather not.

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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2012, 08:44:22 AM »
Perhaps a middle ground might be to publish the web link to the images so that those who would like to see them can do so without giving anything away to those who would rather not.

I don't think that this would work if we are going to keep the entries anonymous. The link would either go to the member's hosting page or else Skippy would have to download all the photos, upload them to a hosting site and then cut and paste all the links. This extra burden is unnecessarily time-consuming and burdensome for Skippy.

Either the status quo (anonymous entries that are displayed) or no entries displayed at all until shortly after the closing date would be my choices.

Waddya think, Skippy? You are the one that carries the burden every month...

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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2012, 09:24:48 AM »
It was only a throw-away comment, I think we should keep it as it is.

The only thing I would add, though is that "everything is a remix" and if you post a neat twist early but someone else posts a similar photo, there might be a feeling that the second person copied the first unfairly. If it were up to me (it isn't) I would set a principle (not a rule, a principle) that no one gets accused of "copying" and if you are really proud of an idea that you think is really unique then maybe you should post it elsewhere.

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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2012, 09:30:45 AM »
It was only a throw-away comment, I think we should keep it as it is.

The only thing I would add, though is that "everything is a remix" and if you post a neat twist early but someone else posts a similar photo, there might be a feeling that the second person copied the first unfairly. If it were up to me (it isn't) I would set a principle (not a rule, a principle) that no one gets accused of "copying" and if you are really proud of an idea that you think is really unique then maybe you should post it elsewhere.
Or, if you really like your shot, think it is really different and want to enter it, keep it to one side and submit it towards the end of the submission period :)
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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2012, 02:45:06 PM »
I am very torn on this one personally. I see where everyone is coming from with what they think. I also get what Zubbuz just said as well.

I think I will test holding back the postings until the 15th of the month for our next comp just to see what it does for us.
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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2012, 07:29:51 PM »
I like having time to look at each picture.  When I'm looking at a picture, whether its for a contest or because someone is asking for some feedback, I'm looking at a lot of things and asking myself more than just, is it pretty?
I'm looking at the technicality of the photo; color, sharpness, etc.  Does the composition work?  Soemtimes you can tell if the shot was planned to fit into a certain size format, or did someone just take a shot and crop it to fit and look good?  To me, part of the competition is planing and taking a shot with the crop as a factor. 
Did they over edit it.  Lighting, shadows, etc.  And I like the extra time to really take a good look at each photo.
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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2012, 07:59:06 AM »
I think the only right thing to do is put this up to a vote. When you guys/girls come along to vote for the POTM, you will also have an exit poll asking if we want to keep the photos hidden until vote time or if we want to continue showing them like we always have.
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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2012, 08:18:35 PM »
Sounds like a great idea.

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Re: Photo of the Month (October 2012) The theme is "Water".
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2012, 04:50:08 PM »
One more day to get anymore last minute entry's into this months POTM contest. Come on people, don't be shy.
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