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Title: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: ta0 on January 01, 2013, 08:05:31 PM
EDIT: the second round voting thread with the final results was merged at the end of this one.

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Use the poll above to vote for the 3 most deserving photos. After initial voting ends in 5 days, there will be a new round between the 3 photos with the most votes.  Here they are:

1_ Three Musketeers at Notre Dame (Ludo)

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9417/dscf1287v.jpg)

2_ Help me spin this top! (Mauk)

(http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2154.0;attach=724;image)

3_ Raising the Top (ta0)

(http://ta0.com/photos/images/Mexico/Gus_zocalo.jpg)

4_ Rick and his friends (lincolnrick)

(http://i.imgur.com/nRCCfl.jpg)

5_ Czech spring (czyoyo)

(http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj597/tmyoung15/IMG_0146.jpg)

6_ Sunset eclipse (ta0)

(http://ta0.com/Button-n-String/eclipse_May2012_top.jpg)

7_ Storming the castle (trompillo)

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9938/dsc09453480x640480x6404.jpg)

8_ Mexican street vendor (MatiasStuntMan)

(http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2115.0;attach=769;image)

9_ Top face (Neff)

(http://ta0.com/Button-n-String/kansas-juggling-Chris.jpg)

10_ Between acts (Mark Hayward)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8259694406_db44ae7930_z.jpg)

11_ Loosing up (Mark Hayward)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8258838395_67748193b1_z.jpg)

12_ Creation myth (Neff)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p194/yophosis/tops/20121103_124008.jpg)

13_ Black belt skills (Mark Magyar)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc67/Bro_Markus/Facebook/Spin%20Top%20stuff/736543_480935445281595_299614792_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: ta0 on January 02, 2013, 11:25:24 AM
I count 35 votes with 13 voters so far.  It seems 2 people only gave two votes each.

It is a pity Kyo did not post the worlds photos on time: I am sure they would have been serious contenders.

Surprisingly, this year no photos were nominated with tops spinning in the hands of cute kiddos (except Tyler  ;D )

Each time I see the eclipse photo I think what the photo could had been if I had had a proper spintop with me, plus a camera with a telephoto lens . . .

Title: Re: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: czyoyo on January 02, 2013, 11:58:34 AM
I am one cute kiddo!  ;D ;D ;D

With a different lens, the eclipse photo could have been allot better. :-\

I bet that Mexican street vendor would never think that she is a top contender in a photo contest! :D
Title: Re: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: Dojo-yoyo7 on January 02, 2013, 12:34:30 PM
Neff is first so far!
Title: Re: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: Mark Magyar on January 02, 2013, 03:22:05 PM
Thanks for adding my photo though.
I did happen to touch up the photo in time.
I like this one better.
 (http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc67/Bro_Markus/komadama_zpse7034a8b.jpg)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=481312848577188&set=a.164390810269395.29459.100000954307129&type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=481312848577188&set=a.164390810269395.29459.100000954307129&type=3&theater)

http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,2115.msg27030.html#msg27030 (http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,2115.msg27030.html#msg27030)
Title: Re: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: Neff on January 02, 2013, 06:24:49 PM
Neff is first so far!
YEAH!  Vince D. took the picture, he is a dear friend and also the guy who taught me how to eat fire :) 
Title: Re: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: jim in paris on January 03, 2013, 01:22:52 PM
hi Chris

.....how to eat fire
oddly enough in french we "spit" fire  un "cracheur de feu" !
which is more like the real thing ... ;)

ever tried to fire chocolate powder ? it was part of the teaching in a workshop some years ago...

jim
Title: Re: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: Neff on January 03, 2013, 06:38:07 PM
hi Chris

.....how to eat fire
oddly enough in french we "spit" fire  un "cracheur de feu" !
which is more like the real thing ... ;)

ever tried to fire chocolate powder ? it was part of the teaching in a workshop some years ago...

jim
Fire breathing (spitting) is entirely different from fire eating (swallowing). Fire eating does not produce fireballs... it is more subtle, like this (this is Vince):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg-BAfh3VxY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg-BAfh3VxY)
Title: Re: Vote for the 2012 spintop photo of the year
Post by: MarkHayward on January 04, 2013, 01:55:54 PM
I absolutely love the photo contest. It's so fun! And it keeps being fun all year long.
Title: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: ta0 on January 08, 2013, 12:41:02 PM
(this thread was merged after final voting).

The results of the first round were:

1 - Top Face by Neff - 14 votes
2 - Three Musketeers at Notre Dame (Ludo) - 10 votes
2 - Between acts (Mark Hayward) - 10 votes
2 - Creation myth (Neff) - 10 votes
5 - Help me spin this top! (Mauk) - 9 votes
6 - Mexican street vendor (MatiasStuntMan) - 6 votes
7 - Raising the Top (ta0) - 5 votes
7 - Storming the castle (trompillo) - 5 votes
9 - Czech spring (czyoyo) - 3 votes
10- Sunset eclipse (ta0) - 2 votes
11 - Rick and his friends (lincolnrick) - 1 vote
11 - Black belt skills (Mark Magyar) - 1 vote
13 - Loosing up (Mark Hayward) - 0 votes

A total of 28 members gave 76 votes so not everybody selected three photographs (I think it had to be either 20x3+8x2, 21x3+6x2+1x1 or 22x3+4x2+2x1).

The highest 3 vote gatherers go to the final vote.  But we had a triple tie for second place.  As Neff has two photos and it makes no sense that he competes against himself, Creation Myth will not run.

You have 2 days to vote for the winner.  This time the results will be hidden until the end. Good luck!

Here are the finalist again:

1_ Three Musketeers at Notre Dame (Ludo)

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9417/dscf1287v.jpg)

2_ Top face (Neff)

(http://ta0.com/Button-n-String/kansas-juggling-Chris.jpg)

3_ Between acts (Mark Hayward)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8259694406_db44ae7930_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: Ketzaltlipoka on January 08, 2013, 11:01:57 PM
YE ONI UALA!!!!

well, a long permanence in the limbo.
How do I vote?
This was first round....
so I will wait the second one to give my vote to the pic with Gus in the México City´s downtown.Or, if possible, please, Sir ta0, Knight of the Queen, put my vote to Gus´s pic.
I know that there ´s a big lacking ofmine into answer many topic, from many many weeks ago, but, I hope this next saturday I will have enough time to write here.
I now am working in Aztek City (I am not joking,  literally, I am working there)
Last week I was in San Antonio, but only a brief period of time.

Justin, I just have read your message some minutes ago.
I really do want to thank you a real bunch!!!!
Next time I will write you and I´ll give you my feet measure.
It´s very kind from you



Stay tunned. A new regeneration coming soon.... ;D

Huitzi-Salva
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: ta0 on January 09, 2013, 12:18:18 PM
I am sorry Huitzi, but this is the second and final vote and the photo I took of Gus at the Zócalo is out of the running  :(

So far, only 11 members have voted on this round, compared to the 28 who voted on the first round. Voting ends tomorrow, Thursday.
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: ta0 on January 10, 2013, 10:33:16 AM
Voting closes in just 2 hours.  So far, 16 members voted. 
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: Kirk on January 10, 2013, 12:46:00 PM
Sorry Mark My vote for your pic was 33 sec after the deadline.
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: ta0 on January 10, 2013, 03:44:34 PM
CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS! You are the winner of the 2012 spintop photo contest!

1- Top Face (Neff) _ 9 votes
2- Three Musketeers at Notre Dame (Ludo) - 5 votes
2- Between acts (Mark Hayward) - 5 votes

Again, Ludo's and Mark's photo tied for second.

We had an outstanding set of photographs. I hope for 2013 we have even more entries.  I am sure everybody is already thinking about the perfect photograph ;)

Thanks to all who entered photographs or voted.
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: trompillo on January 10, 2013, 04:29:28 PM
CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS!   ;)
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: lincolnrick on January 10, 2013, 04:47:26 PM
Congratulations Chris!!!  Be sure to let Vince know his photo was the winner.  Great shot of a 'soda' top!
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on January 10, 2013, 05:32:15 PM
Yes, congrats to all who participated.  Special congrats to the finalists and extra special congratulations to Chris.  I have always wanted to take more pictures and events like this inspire me to do just that!

Thanks for organizing the whole thing, ta0.
Title: Re: Final vote for 2012 photo contest
Post by: Sam on January 11, 2013, 09:25:56 AM
Congarts Chris, that's a great shot. All the pictures were good and I had a hard time deciding on the vote. Maybe I can get some good shots for this year. :)