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Which was the best spintop photo of 2014?

1. Boomerang by Mark Hayward
- 12 (50%)
2. Crazy Dave and his big top by dazzlingdave
- 5 (20.8%)
3. Top and Spin groupies by Rachel
- 7 (29.2%)

Total Members Voted: 24


Author Topic: Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!  (Read 4146 times)

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Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!
« on: January 02, 2015, 12:48:52 PM »

[EDIT: merged first round and second round voting threads]

The final vote for the first round was:

1. Boomerang by Mark Hayward   - 14 (18.9%)
2. Cool Guy by Mark Hayward - 4 (5.4%)
3.  Rope Charmer by Neff  - 4 (5.4%)
4.  Mirror Image by Jim - 1 (1.4%)
5.  Top Hat by Ludo   - 1 (1.4%)
6.  No Rolling Top by Jim  - 1 (1.4%)
7.  Charlie Brown's Signature by Rachel  - 6 (8.1%)
8.  Duncan Hot Rods by Kevinm  - 0 (0%)
9.  Sunbathing Top by Sabaspin - 3 (4.1%)
10. Moon Howling Top by Sabaspin  - 4 (5.4%)
11. Reflections on Play and Love by Jakub   - 5 (6.8%)
12. It's Like Magic by Dick  - 0 (0%)
13. Equilateral Wish by ta0 - 3 (4.1%)
14. Crazy Dave and his big top by dazzlingdave  - 8 (10.8%)
15. Top and Spin groupies by Rachel  - 9 (12.2%)
16. Orion rises behind Pegasus by ta0  - 3 (4.1%)
17. Lights Top by The Earl  - 3 (4.1%)
18. Cradle by Jakub   - 5 (6.8%)

Total Members Voted: 29
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Here are the 17 18 photographs for the 2013 contest (there were a few more, specially from Prague, that would be worthwhile, but they have not been nominated and I think we already have enough). The credit on the photo is first for the photographer but if it was not taken by a member of the board then it is credited to the player featured in it.  On the first round you can select up to 3 photographs.  There will be a second round with the 3 finalists, unless one photographs gets many more votes than any other. Voting for the first phase will last 4 days.


1. Red Boomerang by Mark Hayward:



2. Cool Guy by Mark Hayward:



3. Rope Charmer by Neff



4. Mirror Image by Jim



5. Top Hat by Ludo



6. No Rolling Top by Jim



7. Charlie Brown's Signature by Rachel



8. Duncan Hot Rods by Kevinm



9. Sunbathing Top by Sabaspin



10. Moon Howling Top by Sabaspin



11. Reflections on Play and Love by Jakub



12. It's Like Magic by Dick



13. Equilateral Wish by ta0



14. Crazy Dave and his big top by dazzlingdave



15. Top and Spin groupies by Kirk



16. Orion rises behind Pegasus by ta0



17. Lights Top by The Earl



18. Cradle by Jakub

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Re: Vote for the 2014 Spintop Photo Contest
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 12:27:35 AM »

Mark and Kirk are the top models players, so far  :D

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Re: Vote for the 2014 Spintop Photo Contest
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 04:43:11 PM »

Mark's boomerang is the clear leader, with Dave's plane and Kirk's girls solidly behind. Will they be the 3 finalist or can another photo still move ahead? Voting for this phase ends tomorrow, the 6th, around noon time here.
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Re: Vote for the 2014 Spintop Photo Contest
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 10:30:21 AM »

Last few hours.
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Re: Vote for the 2014 Spintop Photo Contest
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 01:28:39 PM »

I don't know what to click on to vote. One = Charlie Brown Two = Cool Guy Three = Spin top for gropies.
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Re: Vote for the 2014 Spintop Photo Contest
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 02:26:50 PM »

Voting for the first phase ended. Twenty nine members voted (but not everybody voted for three photos).

Congratulations to the finalists:

Boomerang by Mark Hayward - 14 votes
Top and Spin groupies by Kirk - 9 votes
Crazy Dave and his big top by dazzlingdave - 8 votes

Kirk was also featured on the next most popular photo, with 6 votes and Jakub on two photos with 5 votes each.
I will open a new thread for the final voting (when all is finished I'll merge the treads).

Voting closed: Today at 11:54:28 AM
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Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 02:33:05 PM »

Vote for one of the three finalist on the poll above (you have to log in first.) Three day voting window.

1. Boomerang by Mark Hayward



2. Crazy Dave and his big top by dazzlingdave



3.  Top and Spin groupies by Rachel

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Re: Vote for the 2014 Spintop Photo Contest
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 04:43:04 PM »

I appreciate the contest and the fun.  And with my step-daughter in the contest it gave me the opportunity to talk tops with the household.  My wife (who is a board member but has never posted) even voted!
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Re: Vote for the 2014 Spintop Photo Contest
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 05:08:29 PM »

And with my step-daughter in the contest it gave me the opportunity to talk tops with the household. 

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Re: Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 10:57:39 AM »

Hey, Rachel. Do you think that if we crop Kirk out of the picture (just leaving his arms) it would get more votes?  :P
Actually, I bet the other two photos are cropped.
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Re: Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 11:20:45 AM »

yeah it's the problem with this photo
there is a fair depth of field but Kirk' s back takes too much space

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Re: Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 02:29:57 PM »

yeah it's the problem with this photo
there is a fair depth of field but Kirk' s back takes too much space

jim
Hey, Rachel. Do you think that if we crop Kirk out of the picture (just leaving his arms) it would get more votes?  :P
Actually, I bet the other two photos are cropped.



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Re: Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2015, 03:10:34 PM »

Hi,
I did a little "clean up" to this image. When I sent it to Kirk so he could post it, I did not know it would get snagged for a photo competition!
I re-cropped slightly. Cropping in further would make it out of balance. There is probably a nice joke there about keeping a photo of a spinning top in balance.  ;) I removed a couple of small distractions also.
BTW, I do not have model releases from my subjects! So please do not repost anywhere outside of this forum.
Thanks.
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Re: Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2015, 04:13:03 PM »

Thanks Rachel. I replaced the original with the new cropped one (I know some people are spinning on their chairs at my lose enforcement of the contest rules, but spinning is not bad  :D ) I agree it is better balanced  :-X

One day left. At least eight members who voted last time have not yet voted (could you vote this time, Cecil?).

So, Rachel, did YOU take this image? Then I should credit it to you.
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Re: Final Vote for best spintop photo of 2014!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2015, 07:22:03 PM »

Yes, I did take it.
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