Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by girasol, Feb 4, 2006.
^ What he said ^
^And what he said^
Here at least, there is a photographic corner that is forever weymouth.
1. Aleph - cow that fell to earth
2. Mauvais mangue - swans
3. Cybertect - quench
Whoa, chill out guys! There are more than enough votes each month, I really can't see that there's some special need for everyone to vote. This competition has always run in a friendly spirit, without presuring anyone to do anything. We've worked by general consensus for years, with no obligations on any individual.
Picking on Paul is even more out of order as he's done the thumbnails -- which is a hell of a lot of work! Hiccup has quietly been getting on with them month, after month, with hardly anyone else helping him. Paul has done more this month for the competition than anyone else, set your minds to a wider depth of field before you criticize him!
Firky & exosculate, perhaps you're very keen to see how someone of Paul's talent votes, fair enough -- but there should be zero requirements on anyone here to vote, enter, or anything else! I believe the only fundamental rule should be positive encouragement to take pictures and healthy criticism of photos when requested. Comments on whether anyone votes or not, for me at least, are not welcomed. I hope the two of you are alone in this point of view, if it did become the majority stance that we all *have* to vote and that it's acceptable to attack those that don't then I don't think this would be a competition I'd want to keep entering either. Sheesh.
Feeling guilty for continuing the derailment of this competition I've started a poll and thread for discussion of voting obligation here:
Back to voting for animals... would be interesting to see a breakdown of how different species have fared. I think farm animals and birds are getting more votes, while dogs and cats are underperforming.
ha!ha!ha!...lot's of bullshit and flogging dead horses round 'ere!...v apt!
I'll get on with counting the votes, got a nice spreadsheet going!
Are you voting for Frosty nag or Misty morning?
So very very difficult but I go with my gut instinct and the ones that shone to me are:
No 1: Spooky in Water (Snadge) lovely energy in that pic
No 2: Fox (Danski) he/she just looks so cute
No 3: Gizeh Camel (Biddly Bee) weird looking animal that...
Currently cow, fox, bird, goat and otter are forging ahead (though not necessarily in that order) while the domestic animals are lazily strolling towards the finishing line - although one of the dogs is in with a chance!
This is so much more fun than my real job...
How about whoever wins it has to do the thumbnails in future, if they cannot do it due to some inability of the head to code up a simple piece of html then i or some one else could provide a simple template and instruction on where to stick images on the page then all that's needed is a usable host...
part of winning should be the responsiblity for the competition other than settign the theme, essentially you are the chair of the competition for that month setting the theme the limitations or not of that and also responsible for the thumbnails...
However, until such a thing is agree there is no obligation for anyone to vote in anything ever, however it doesn't justify the hissy fit of indignace either
I was under the impression that it would have been my job to do the thumbnails this month (I even asked for a template), but was quite glad when Paul Russel said he'd be doing it...
I don't know, if someone enjoys doing the thumbnails then I don't see a problem there, but if it becomes a chore then perhaps we ought to get the winners to do them instead...
1. Mudchute City Farm - Robster970
2. Lizard - Thefuse
3. Stray kitten - Maestrocloud
i'd put this down to wild food being more nutritious
what say the panel?
This attack on Paul for not voting in the competition is pathetic. He's contributed loads to this forum, why the unreasonable demands?
Please don't go Paul, your presence on this forum is appreciated by many.
My votes are:
Spooky in water
Seal of approval
Keeper of dragons
tbh i don't think it was an attack until he started to get all precious about not having to vote and how his time wwas unfairly taken up etc... as though he was under some inordinate amount of unreasonable pressure to produce the thumbnails, under duress...
Personally i can't stand maryters who take on work and then complain bitterly about how hard the hand they have been delt with it's all a bit to tartar for my liking...
Tartar? What are you talking about?
There was nothing "precious" about his post, he was just reponding to a pointless attack about his voting habits. He's spent plenty of time enough already doing the thumbnails as, as he said, doesn't spend that much time on the boards, so what's the problem? He wasn't acting like a martyr, that's utter bollocks.
And if we're talking "hissy fits"... well, it was you who flounced off these boards in a fit of pique not so long ago to start your own discussion group, was it not?
What 'attack' on Paul?
All I said (like I have said in the past), is that I think that those who submit photos to the comp' should also vote, of course I don't expect people to vote every month - some people have families, restricted net access or what ever. But it would be nice to return the courtesy by voting.
He could of just told me to fuck off rather than having a hissy fit and taking his footblall home.
Garf TTBOMK has never flounced or started another discussion group.
Man this is hard!!!
1. Quench by Cypertect
2. Bee by Danski
3. Misty Morning by What
That attack there. Not a massive one, granted, but calling Paul the worst offender was a bit over the top when he's contributed in other ways.
I wish he hadn't stomped off so soon, either. Perhaps he was having a bad day. Who knows...
-repsponse added to alef's thread to avoid further derailment-
But we're getting a fair amount of votes in the competition, it's not the end of the world if some people don't vote. I agree it's good if they can, but if not... fine. The photo competition's been growing over the past few months regardless.
May 2004 - 66 entries.
February 2006 - 124 entries.
Nearly double. Not a bad rate of growth.
1. Quench - Cybertect
3. Bee - Danski
2. Birds on a wire - Maestrocloud
Loads of brilliant entries. took ages to pick just 3.
I think you are getting things out of proportion. I have merely expressed an opinion. It is in no way a personal attack or whatever it is that you are trying to construe it as.
You are right about one thing though - because I think paul is a good photographer I would be interested in what he thinks of others work.
I've worked out my first and second vote, but can't work out my third vote.
A tricky one this month, but here goes...
1. Spooky in water - Snadge
2. Quench - Cybertect
3. Jellyfish - Elliot
Good work people!
Good stuff! I've had a hard time making up my mind, but here's my vote...
1. Pony - Snadge
The image just leaps out at you
2. Southsea Swan - Firky
3. Misty Morning - What
a very atmospheric capture
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