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View Poll Results: Vote for the top 10 photos in DSS Challenge #100 (Photography 100 years ago)
1. sfau - Cachi


1 1.39%
2. dlplumer - Desert Moon


7 9.72%
3. Aaron Nelson - Whirlwind


9 12.50%
4. Bryce Wilson - Waiting For The Train


20 27.78%
5. torrbrae - Government Gardens, Rotorua


7 9.72%
6. 1203 - Furnessville Cemetery


12 16.67%
7. PedalGirl - Chapel


28 38.89%
8. kentwaller - weil der stadt


12 16.67%
9. grandmaR - Last try


5 6.94%
10. SeascapeS - A Century Past


1 1.39%
11. photo-funtasia - Chateau Laurier, Ottawa - A century of existence


39 54.17%
12. Endurodog - Gold Mine


1 1.39%
13. GretaPics - Secret Garden


11 15.28%
14. Chandlerja - No Horse Town


13 18.06%
15.MLangton - Miss Kitty


11 15.28%
16. PappyRoot - Spring Has Sprung


1 1.39%
17. Sventekoz - Great Aunt Isabella


26 36.11%
18. Jenn - South Central Railroad


15 20.83%
19. BIG HOG - Telegraph


3 4.17%
20.ghinson - Auction item #114. Shoeshine Stand. Original Photograph. Slight water damage.


9 12.50%
21. K10D - Old Home in Colorado built in 1890


15 20.83%
22. jwear-It was slower but more to the point


0 0%
23. StueveShots - Jumping Preliminary. Gregory on Athena's Daughter


10 13.89%
24. Memol - To the Sea


24 33.33%
25. billseye - Hidden Valley Station


17 23.61%
26. Johnloguk - Frozen in Time


14 19.44%
27. kdotaylor - April Blossom


4 5.56%
28. webstersway - Old #5


5 6.94%
29. Imajican - Sit up straight!


3 4.17%
30. senorjax - Old Old West


21 29.17%
31. dnie - Traveler's Hotel


10 13.89%
32. sweetharmony- Mrs. Shaw with her dog Eddie


24 33.33%
33. Jeffro - Blazing A Trail


2 2.78%
34. Cambyses - Let the Wind Blow


2 2.78%
35. lkbart - Gavotte...or Not!


1 1.39%
36. rteest42 - Lady Liberty


32 44.44%
37. richtersl - Renfrew Museum; Waynesboro, PA


28 38.89%
38. slpollett-Antique Dolls


9 12.50%
39. DeuceFour - Capital Records


14 19.44%
40. Slipadaro - The Lobby


1 1.39%
41. sapphire73 - Cairnwood, Home of Industrialist John Pitcairn


10 13.89%
42. WhatSheSaw - Bridge at Bothell Landing


24 33.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll
 
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Old Apr-16-2012, 09:00 PM
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DSS #100 winner CONGRATULATIONS photo-funtasia!
Choose up to your Top 10, you have multiple votes! You may vote for one or more up to 10.
The gallery is here

for commenting.

You have the ability to choose up to 10 of your top choices by selecting them from the poll.
The poll will remain open for 72 hours, and any previously registered member of DGrin may vote.

Warning: you will not be able to come back and add more choices after you click the voting button.

There were 1 disqualifications this round

Unidentified image that was taken out of challenge time frame.



P.S. If your observant you will see that more than 10 can be chosen. Just remember if you vote for all of them its like you didn't vote *Also you

are able to see any photo in its large form by clicking on it.
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Old Apr-17-2012, 03:54 AM
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Picked my 10.....good luck everyone.
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Old Apr-17-2012, 08:49 AM
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It was a tough round but I got my votes in. Good luck to everyone.
Old Apr-17-2012, 01:48 PM
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So many great convincing images, the first time I actually voted for ten.
Old Apr-18-2012, 07:42 AM
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I actually picked 11 - very nice round
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Old Apr-18-2012, 08:53 AM
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Voted! Well done to all who participated!
Old Apr-18-2012, 10:10 AM
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Just voted, hard to pick...so many interpretations and post processing variations. Nicely done everyone. Very enjoyable round.
Old Apr-18-2012, 11:41 AM
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Great round everyone! I voted for more this time than I ever have in the past!!

The comments in the gallery are pretty sparce though - I had some issues starting out, so I apologize for the multiple blank or brief comments. I was able to go back in today & finish.

***I would strongly encourage those who were winners in the last round to post your comments. A simple but very meaningful way to give back to those who voted for you.***
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Old Apr-18-2012, 01:49 PM
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Great round everyone! I voted for more this time than I ever have in the past!!

The comments in the gallery are pretty sparce though - I had some issues starting out, so I apologize for the multiple blank or brief comments. I was able to go back in today & finish.

***I would strongly encourage those who were winners in the last round to post your comments. A simple but very meaningful way to give back to those who voted for you.***
Being new to participating in the challenges, I"m not certain of the protocol on commenting. I left comments on most of the images I voted for, but not on others.

Should comments be limited to positive feedback, or is negative feedback if done constructively encouraged too? Likes and dislikes are such a personal and subjective thing, I hesitate to give an opinion if it isn't completely positive.
Old Apr-18-2012, 03:56 PM
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I welcome constructive criticism on any of my images--especially if you give me a hint of how to 'fix' the problem. Just telling me that you hate it doesn't help me, but if you tell me that the image could have been improved by doing (fill in the blank) then I know something to try to make it better or improve my skills. It also helps to know what I did 'right' so at least I won't feel like a total failure.

Actually Bryce, you were a big help to me this time. You gave me the steps to creating my own "scratchy" layer in ps. I still need to keep working at perfecting my scratches, but you got me on the right road and I appreciate that so much.

Sherry
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Old Apr-18-2012, 08:06 PM
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Being new to participating in the challenges, I"m not certain of the protocol on commenting. I left comments on most of the images I voted for, but not on others.

Should comments be limited to positive feedback, or is negative feedback if done constructively encouraged too? Likes and dislikes are such a personal and subjective thing, I hesitate to give an opinion if it isn't completely positive.
Most of the time the gallery comments are positive, neutral or suggestions. I would consider the suggestions as mild constructive criticism. Here's a couple links to somewhat recent discussions on commenting here in this forum:
http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=210030
http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=215759

I have a personal goal of commenting on all the photos in the round subsequent to me placing in the top 5. I feel like it's important to comment on all the photos because what we each consider the weaker photos may be the ones that really need the help a comment can provide. If a shot gets no comments, there is nothing to learn.

It is definitely more challenging to comment on what we each consider the weaker shots, but I remember someone mentioning that the person who took it obviously saw something in the shot to enter it, so I look for their vision (sometimes I just wonder what I am missing). I try to comment on what I like about the image first, even if it's just the idea, and if there is something that appears obviously flawed to me, I may suggest that aspect could be improved ("I would like to see ..."). Hope this helps!
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Old Apr-19-2012, 05:26 AM
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Regarding commenting on images I think it has to be better to comment than not at all, and as photographers we all learn far more from each other than from books I reckon. But we must also understand that photography is an art form, and criticism can be very subjective beyond obvious technical flaws. I once had a comment that made so many wrong assumptions about my image that it took me a while to stop fuming inside, despite my inner voice saying "it is only one person's opinion, get over it" :)

So we all need to recognise our own subjectivity, pet likes and dislikes, and if we are only giving an opinion we need to be careful that it doesn't come over as something more concrete. This has been a very difficult challenge to judge, because who is to say what constitutes the look of a 100 yr old photograph?

Sadly I rarely have time to comment, and feel genuinely guilty about that, especially when others are so generous with their feedback.
Old Apr-19-2012, 06:44 AM
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This has been a very difficult challenge to judge, because who is to say what constitutes the look of a 100 yr old photograph?
There is a lot of variety in the appearance of 100 year old photographs. I have (on loan) a collection of photographs taken in Chicago between 1890 and 1920, and I took a careful look at the ones taken around 1910 and 1912 when processing my entry for this challenge. Some appear dark, some faded or overexposed. Some have the spots we associate with aging or torn edges. None of the photos in front of me have any creases or visible scratches - sometimes because the print is mounted on card stock - but we know that old photos often do have these. And the tones range from blue to gray to sepia to something like a black and white photo of today.

About comments: I would encourage folks to try to comment on entries whether or not they got your vote. I have had very little time to take photos or make comments over the past two or three months because I need to focus my energies on some family stuff. But when things were calmer, I sometimes focused on entries with no comments - especially if I had already commented on other entries in the threads. If we all try to comment - as our lives and schedules allow - and spread around the comments a bit, I think it will balance out. And hopefully, newcomers will feel encouraged to continue participating in this great forum.

Joyce, I appreciate all that you are doing to give us fun challenges. Thank you! I look forward to participating more if and when life settles back down again.

Gretchen

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Old Apr-19-2012, 10:19 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS photo-funtasia for the #1image win!
CONGRATULATIONS photo-funtasia for the #1 image win!

The following photographers are now qualified to participate in Mega Challenge #16 which is running right now.

photo-funtasia
rteest42
PedalGirl
richtersl
Sventekoz

Congrates to all the top 5 and to those who participated and commented a big thank you!

Winning PM's will be sent out ASAP
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Old Apr-19-2012, 10:36 PM
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Congrats Tatiana!! I absolutely loved your entry... well done! Thanks to everyone who voted for my chapel... I honestly didn't expect it to do as well as it did among all of the really exceptional work entered. :)
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Old Apr-20-2012, 12:53 AM
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Congratulations! A very worthy winner! Thanks also to everyone who voted for my image. I am very grateful and humbled.
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Old Apr-20-2012, 03:02 AM
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Oh, WOW!!! I am so surprised!!

Tatiana, that photo ROCKS....
What a fantastic round, so many wonderful shots!

I can't tell you HOW many times I have shot the Statue of Liberty. I mean, EVERY time I go home now, when we get on the boat, I shoot her, and that only adds to the hundreds of times I'd done it while living on Staten Island. I could see her from my classroom window in high school; she and the towers were always just 'there'...

(Yikes, a MOVIE spoof??? ) this is SO out of my field. Movies are my Hubby's thing.
Old Apr-20-2012, 04:34 AM
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Wow, wow, wow…. I'm in shock - thank you so, so much - wow!

Congratulations to Trish, PedalGirl, Linda and John, and also congratulations for the other beautiful entries I really liked and voted for.

This is amazing - I took so many photos of Ottawa in the past, I thought there was nothing else left to photograph… :)

Thinking "old", and processing in the old style brought a so new way of showing things in photography to me.

I like old photos for the nostalgia they bring, but never thought to make one looking that way - while processing different shots I took for this challenge, I was literally surprised to see how they pop out of my screen in a new perspective and light - incredible!

Thank you again
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Old Apr-20-2012, 05:00 AM
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Congratulations to Tatiana for a well deserved win! And congratulations to rteest42, PedalGirl, and Sventekoz too! And, thanks to those who gave my photo the nod.

Now to go figure out a movie spoof....
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Old Apr-20-2012, 05:26 AM
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Congratulations Tatiana and the other finalists! Well deserved wins on your entries!
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