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      08-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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*** Official BimmerPost Photo Contest #59 - VOTING THREAD ***

Our theme was "Victory/Defeat" in a diptych format. Thanks to the brave souls who spent their time putting something together to enter the contest instead of bitching and moaning like others .

Please vote for 1.

Voting poll will end in 3 days (since its only 2 photos)

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      08-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Badger, bitching and moaning was easier than coming up with something for this contest.

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      08-06-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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Badger, bitching and moaning was easier than coming up with something for this contest.

voted.
If that's the honest truth you should probably try to return that 1Dx u just bought.
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      08-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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If that's the honest truth you should probably try to return that 1Dx u just bought.
hehe, it's not. Not returning the 1D X. I've just been fighting the flu for the past week, really busy at work, etc... just didn't find the time to do a staged shot this time around.
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      08-06-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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I was going to post a diptych of my life, but I couldn't come up with the victory half.
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      08-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #6
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I was going to post a diptych of my life, but I couldn't come up with the victory half.
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Dave once again, I loved the photos... but my vote is going to spanner because I know he put a lot of time into this learning this process and shooting specifically for it.
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      08-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
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Dave once again, I loved the photos... but my vote is going to spanner because I know he put a lot of time into this learning this process and shooting specifically for it.
You're a hard task master.

Are you saying that it's not a lot of work to have over 10,000 images in my library, filed so that I can find them quickly and ready for almost any challenge?

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Hahahaha, no not saying that at all... just saying that I was in contact with Spanner throughout the process of shooting, refining, reshooting, reconceptualizing and so on so I am rewarding that effort for this contest with my vote.
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Hahahaha, no not saying that at all... just saying that I was in contact with Spanner throughout the process of shooting, refining, reshooting, reconceptualizing and so on so I am rewarding that effort for this contest with my vote.
Ah, not independent, I see.

He deserved a vote. I voted for him!
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I voted for him!
And I voted for you

Thanks to Badger for his guidance and wisdom.
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And I voted for you

Thanks to Badger for his ranting and childish antics.
C'mon man, I have a reputation to uphold.
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C'mon man, I have a reputation to uphold.
it's all good... you'll always be a winner in my eyes Badger
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I've been out of town on business for the past few weeks so no entry for me.
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Nice work Dave, +1 vote.
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Nice work Dave, +1 vote.
Thanks.

I'm glad to see that we may pass 10-votes.

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^^Mission accomplished... Looking forward to seeing what you pick for the next theme.
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Is it over?

Have we ever done "Pathways"?

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Don't think so.

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Thanks guys.

I'll work up something about Pathways by tomorrow night.

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I've been fighting with this.

The theme of Victory/Defeat was clearly conveyed with the surfer images provided by dcstep. Almost classically, in fact.

However, I really liked the vividness of the pepper in Spanner1751's "defeat" image. It was a bright and detailed, and overall a great image. Problem was, I felt that the birds in the "victory" image were a bit dark in comparison. My mind kept telling me what it was (Birds, then eaten pepper), but my eyes were drawn to the vivid image of the half-eaten pepper.

And that's what got to me - I could not associate a vivid, bright image of the pepper, however half-eaten it may have been, as defeat, in my mind, next to the slightly darker image of the birds.

I know I'm new to this part of the forum but I hope to contribute on a more regular basis and would like to submit for the next one. It's nice to see some participation in these contests, so hopefully I can do my part to increase the participation part, with my own.
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