>>> SF#1 finalists List, vote for your favorite!

Shay StephensShay Stephens Artist in ResidenceRegistered Users Posts: 3,165 Major grins
edited June 3, 2007 in The Dgrin Challenges
Congratulations are in order, the 10 dgrinners below (in the order they were posted). You are now qualified for the Last Photographer Standing Grand Finale! Now it is everyone's turn to vote for your favorite photo and help choose the public choice award!

The voting window will close in about 72 hours (Thursday night EST) so make your vote now :D

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3 - bgaras2001 - Sweeet





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4 - rddphotos - Cruisin the California Coast





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6 - seastack - Edge of Tides





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14 - vandana - "Soaring high"





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17 - Swartzy - Metropolitan Mood





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22 - Tessa HD - Just One More





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28 - BeachBill - Day's End





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29 - photogmomma - In her eyes...





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30 - sherstone - " Rail Meat "





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33 - annnna8888 - Sunrise colors



This is the total results from the voting:
Points - post# - Photographer - Title
47 - 33 - annnna8888 - Sunrise colors
46 - 6 - seastack - Edge of Tides
36 - 14 - vandana - "Soaring high"
30 - 17 - Swartzy - Metropolitan Mood
25 - 28 - BeachBill - Day's End
25 - 29 - photogmomma - In her eyes...
22 - 22 - Tessa HD - Just One More
19 - 4 - rddphotos - Cruisin the California Coast
18 - 30 - sherstone - " Rail Meat "
17 - 3 - bgaras2001 - Sweeet
14 - 15 - pyroPrints.com - Candid Glimpse
14 - 35 - clovisguy - White Sands: photographer @work
13 - 10 - davev - 27
11 - 23 - lynnesite - My Mane Muse
11 - 12 - richtersl - Mannequin Warriors
10 - 19 - Nikolai - The Conductor
8 - 31 - JFreeman - Crystal Pier
6 - 34 - Speck26 - On His Own
3 - 11 - JimW - When I'm 96
3 - 26 - gefillmore - biker-
3 - 2 - Dalantech - Spring
2 - 7 - kingmamaof2 - In dew time...
2 - 8 - pemmett - Sacrifice


***added by Doctorit: There is a gallery up which hold all the LPS Semifinalists, here:
http://dgrin.smugmug.com/gallery/2897852
Creator of Dgrin's "Last Photographer Standing" contest
"Failure is feedback. And feedback is the breakfast of champions." - fortune cookie

Which photo is your favorite? 198 votes

bgaras2001 - Sweeet
7% 15 votes
rddphotos - Cruisin the California Coast
4% 8 votes
seastack - Edge of Tides
20% 41 votes
vandana - "Soaring high"
18% 36 votes
Swartzy - Metropolitan Mood
5% 11 votes
Tessa HD - Just One More
8% 16 votes
BeachBill - Day's End
6% 12 votes
photogmomma - In her eyes...
8% 16 votes
sherstone - " Rail Meat "
10% 20 votes
annnna8888 - Sunrise colors
11% 23 votes
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Comments

  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited May 28, 2007
    Congrats everyone, all FANTASTIC shotsthumb.gif
    clap.gif
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congrats!
    Few of my favs made the list :-) clap.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Registered Users Posts: 1,383 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    #11... of course eek7.gif lol

    Congratulations everyone, really superb shots. I'll get ya'll next time mwink.gif
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  • pemmettpemmett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 507 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Few of my favs made the list :-) clap.gif

    7 out of 10 of my favsmade the list - now I just need to figure out what I did wrongrolleyes1.gif
    "Take a moment to capture a memory that will last forever"
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  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    wow.
    I can't imagine having to choose JUST 10 of the entered images as the judges had to, not from this fortnight's collection! It was hard enough to pick ONE from these top ten to vote on!! Amazing work everyone.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
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  • DalantechDalantech No cropping zone... Registered Users Posts: 1,519 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congrats to the finalists! clap.gif
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  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GARegistered Users Posts: 2,115 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congratulations to you all! Now...let's see who takes the cake...

    :D
    Emily
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • indiegirlindiegirl Light Wrangler. Registered Users Posts: 930 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Beautiful work! I'm in awe.
  • photogmommaphotogmomma Enormous giggles Registered Users Posts: 1,644 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congratulations to everyone!!!

    And thank you SO much for the honor of making it to the finals!!!

    Good luck to all.:D
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,517 moderator
    edited May 29, 2007
    Wow! What a collection of greatness! Yet, you can only vote for one. I had a difficult time choosing.
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  • ultravoxultravox Such a beginner... Registered Users Posts: 776 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congratulations to everyone! It was a pleasure.
    Cristian.
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  • lynnesitelynnesite Horses of Courses Registered Users Posts: 747 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    7 of my choices made it, congrats to all the finalists!
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Thank You!
    Congratulations to Everyone!
    Super entries!

    Very hard choice to pick only one to vote for.
  • fashiznitsngrinsfashiznitsngrins Major grins Registered Users Posts: 220 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congratulations!
    to all of the top 10, and those that received points!
    Nikolai wrote:
    Few of my favs made the list :-) clap.gif

    I got 4 out of the 10.

    As for me, I've just sold my camera at a yard sale for $7, finished my large bowl of failure for breakfast and about to snack on a bunch of sour grapes...:cry
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,322 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    wings.gif Four of my favorites made the list.

    Congratulations to everyone!! clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
  • Green2Green2 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 25 Big grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congratulations!
    clap.gif Congratulations to all who made it through!
    Keep on clicking.

    On to the next round...
    Todd
  • saurorasaurora Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,320 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Kudos to all who made the grade!!! This was the most difficult of all challenges for me to vote on. I think I yanked out most of my gray hair last night. Lack of a common theme made it extremely difficult......I wanted to vote for all of you!!!
  • flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Happy Snapper Registered Users Posts: 1,286 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Everyone of them deserves to be on the first place. thumb.gifthumb.gif
    All of them are just excellent... tough to make a choice
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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
    edited May 29, 2007
    Looks like the LPS formula is working! No disrespect to any of the past challenges or more recent contests, but that is bar-none the best collection of 10 photos I've ever seen in this forum!

    Now get your votes in!!!
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • DaveKDaveK Capturing the Fleeting Registered Users Posts: 83 Big grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Excellent images everyone! I am inspired by your work and can see all of you taking top honors so the final results will be merely nitpicking at this point. Congratulations!!clap.gif
    Dave Keith
    "Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take photographs." -- Helmut Newton
  • damonffdamonff film Registered Users Posts: 1,894 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    I was going to say something, but I forgot what it was...
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,159 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Great shots! I'm still trying to decide between a couple for my favorite. I managed to pick 6 out the 10 this time.
    Chris
  • RobertRobert Major grins Registered Users Posts: 148 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congratulations everyone.
    I’m in shock. Only 2.5 of my favourites made it.
    Robert
  • erich6erich6 Photoholic Registered Users Posts: 1,638 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Awesome shots everyone!! It was tough picking out one of them for the vote. Many of these were on my top 10.

    Erich
  • kingmamaof2kingmamaof2 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 195 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Congratulations to all the finalists!! clap.gifclap.gif You guys did a fantastic job!
  • BradfordBennBradfordBenn Constantly Amazed Registered Users Posts: 2,506 Major grins
    edited May 29, 2007
    Sweet entries. I now have to go to the backyard to bury my camera.... cause I am not worthy
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited May 30, 2007
    I didn't make a list, but if I would have I know of one shot that didn't make it to the final. (mine):D

    Nice work and good luck to all of you.

    Voted.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
    edited May 30, 2007
    Okay, so the LPS challenge was able to draw all sorts of new photographers... but man are these weak voting numbers! Are we gonna have to hold an LVS contest?

    Get ready for the vote of your life - LVS!!!


    VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • GaryBakkerGaryBakker Major grins Registered Users Posts: 266 Major grins
    edited May 30, 2007
    DoctorIt wrote:
    Okay, so the LPS challenge was able to draw all sorts of new photographers... but man are these weak voting numbers!
    I think there is a subset of Dgrin members who perhaps feel a little disconnected from this new contest format.

    I took a look at the voting for the old style challenges. Using the data from challenge #68 through #85, the average number of voters was 190 (median 186). Compared to the current public vote here in SF#1 of 142, it is a 25% drop in public participation. So your perception that these are "weak voting numbers" is supported by the evidence.

    I used to like voting in the challenges, because my vote meant something. Here it is sort of meaningless in the larger context. Based on the public vote totals, it looks like there might be others like me.

    Don't misinterpret what I'm saying as criticism. As you indicate, the new contest format has brought in a lot of new participation from photographers. That's a good thing.

    But I don't think you should expect even the same level as before of voting participation from the "average" Dgrin member.
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  • LiquidAirLiquidAir Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,751 Major grins
    edited May 30, 2007
    My guess is that having a vote only once a quarter means people who aren't participating aren't showing up in this forum as often as they used to. Maybe it is worth having a "People's Choice" vote for the qualifiers as well and revive the $40 worth of prints reward for first place.
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