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Which are the top three photographs of 2011?

Strummol Thoughts
- 2 (2.4%)
Trompos in Space
- 5 (5.9%)
Pool Table
- 3 (3.5%)
Mountain Top
- 1 (1.2%)
Levitation
- 3 (3.5%)
See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil
- 3 (3.5%)
Spinning for a Cause
- 3 (3.5%)
Giulia Loves Giulia
- 0 (0%)
Four Leaf Clover
- 0 (0%)
Spring Spin
- 8 (9.4%)
Leopard Attack
- 7 (8.2%)
Takeshi's World
- 12 (14.1%)
Come to Me
- 2 (2.4%)
Zeemo's Magic Hands
- 2 (2.4%)
Juggaloo
- 4 (4.7%)
Balance
- 2 (2.4%)
Wrapped
- 2 (2.4%)
Splash
- 8 (9.4%)
Cat in the Top Hat
- 8 (9.4%)
Spin in the Forest
- 7 (8.2%)
The Rise of Mercury
- 0 (0%)
Top Enchanter
- 0 (0%)
The Hand and the Top
- 0 (0%)
Larry's babies
- 3 (3.5%)

Total Members Voted: 33

Voting closed: January 06, 2012, 12:29:33 PM


Author Topic: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011  (Read 5857 times)

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Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« on: January 01, 2012, 12:16:36 PM »

EDIT: I have merged the 1st round and 2n round voting threads and left the poll result for the first round.

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Below are the nominated photographs, please vote.  Three votes per member. Voting closes January 6th, votes can be changed until the end. The three largest vote gatherers will face off in a second round of voting.

1- Strummol Thoughts by MrYo:



2- Trompos in Space by Yocephus:



3- Pool Table by Mark Hayward:



4- Mountain Top by mtntop:



5- Levitation by mtntop:



6- See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil by Jim in Paris  (caption by Dizzy):



7- Spinning for a Cause by Mark Magyar:



8- Giulia Loves Giulia by Trevor:



9- Four Leaf Clover by MrYo:



10- Spring Spin by mtntop:



11- Leopard Attack by Yocephus:



12- Takeshi's World by Rafael Matsanuga (credit to Takeshi):



13- Come to Me by Eric:



14- Zeemo's Magic Hands by unknown (credit to Zeemo):



15- Juggaloo by Richy:



16- Balance by Hiro Kurose (credit to Schellatti)



17- Wrapped by unknown (credit to Hrosik)


18- Splash by Kyo:



19- Cat in the Top Hat by Eric:


20- Spin in the Forest by Mojo:



21- The Rise of Mercury by ASOCIACION ANTEQUERA:



22- Top Enchanter by Jim in Paris:



23- The Hand and the Top by Ludo:



24- Larry's babies by RotatED:

« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 10:37:22 AM by ta0 »
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 02:54:11 PM »

HOLD ON!     ??? Where is my photo???   :'(  It was nominated by poptop!

How cool--what a nice treat for the holidays.

I daresay we have another entry for the photo contest.  Nominated.
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 03:29:48 PM »

Sorry, I confess I did not take the nomination seriously. But on second thought, last year's contest proved that boobs carry lots of votes  >:D So I have added it. Those who already voted can change their votes.
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 03:39:22 PM »

It's hard to separate the spinner from the top.  I want to pick the best image of a spin top, but in so many of these, a lot of the impact of the photo is the dynamic of the spinner in the shot.  Hard choices.
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 10:33:17 AM »

So far we had 17 members voting, but only 39 votes: 2.3 votes per person! At least 6 voters (and up to 12) did not chose 3 pics.
Remember: you should vote for your 3 top pics
There will be a second round of voting to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2012, 10:56:29 AM by ta0 »
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 03:12:17 PM »

So many good photos, hard to choose...

Good luck photographers!

Perhaps this year, we should add a few categories, say best top glamor shot, best top + top spinner, most artistic shot etc?
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 10:44:31 PM »

At the Alamo rockin' the official top salute.  Late Nov. 2010


I couldn't remember if I ever posted this or not.  So here it is :)
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 11:17:57 PM »

I do not recall the photo but, did I take it?  ???  Even if I didn't, it is a great photo! Unfortunately, one year too late to count.
Mike also got his top photo in front of the Alamo when he visited. It may become a tradition  ;)

As of now, 24 members have voted, but not everybody for 3 pics.  Remember, you can always change your votes or add votes: you first need to erase your previous votes and then pic 3 new pics.
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 12:36:06 AM »

The official top salute!  I love it!
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 03:12:57 AM »

The Alamo tradition?  I like it!

If you and SirBoot32 get your pictures taken in front of that historic structure that will bring the club to four.  Pretty soon people will be lined up with their tops to get their shot at the traditional shot!
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 05:29:10 AM »

In the Takeshi's world photo is that an un-taped BK I see? ???
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2012, 10:28:02 AM »

Just a few hours left!

Thirty three members have voted, but not everybody for three pics.
Takeshi's World seems to have secured a place in the second round of voting, but the other two places are open. Cat in the Top Hat and Splash are being challenged by Spin Spring, Spin in the Forest and Leopard Attack.

Mike: I should have several pictures by the Alamo, including one you took while I had Figaro!  :)
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2012, 11:43:39 AM »

hi all

i was going to comment on the 5 best "photos" nominated , but i'll keep that off the record for now

what is sure is that most entries are "images" not "photographies"

a photo has a frame , an intention, an angle of view, a composition, a soul , a message

today with digital cameras you take 200 pictures/images and find half a dozen "good"
once printed , some of them might become "photographies"
the rest will stay somewhere in  a hard disk , and you will have hard times finding them in 10 years time
i suggest we call the contest "image " contest not "photo" contest


jim (old skhool photo amateur, ektachrome the best, unlimited life span)

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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2012, 01:57:49 PM »

Art is in the eye of the beholder, right?  ;)
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Re: Vote for the Best Top Photo of 2011
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2012, 02:21:37 PM »

Our democratic spin critics  :D have chosen as finalists:

1st: Takeshi's World: 12 votes

2nd (triple tie):

Spring Spin : 8 votes
Splash: 8 votes
Cat in the Top Hat: 8 votes

All great Photographic images, in my opinion.

The competition was tough and there were many deserving photographs.
I'll open a new thread for the second round voting later today.
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