>>> SF#4 Finalists List - VOTE for Public Choice Award!!!

DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom!Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
edited February 12, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
Congratulations are in order, the 10 dgrinners below have been selected by our panel of judges as the ten best from SF4, our last semifinal round. They are now qualified for the LPS Grand Finale! But in addition to that honor, the chance to battle it out for the big win, there are some Public Choice Award prizes at stake and now it is everyone's turn to vote for your favorite photo.

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

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LiquidAir - Moondance

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Awais Yaqub - One more day is ending

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shatch - Double Dog Dare

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urbanaries - Pint-Sized Philosopher

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Greensquared - Hanging the Moon

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bgaras2001 - Autumn Harvest

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Izzy Garavito - For Gold

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seastack - Susan Marle

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ravic - Floating Market

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annnna8888 - On The Shore


And here is the full points breakdown...

Position - Points - Post# - Photographer - Title
1 53 22 LiquidAir - Moondance
2 32 9 Awais Yaqub - One more day is ending
3 30 5 shatch - Double Dog Dare
4 26 20 urbanaries - Pint-Sized Philosopher
5 25 8 Greensquared - Hanging the Moon
6 25 2 bgaras2001 - Autumn Harvest
7 22 16 Izzy Garavito - For Gold
8 19 4 seastack - Susan Marle
9 18 27 ravic - Floating Market
10 14 32 annnna8888 - On The Shore
11 13 34 Agila - Pacifica
12 13 25 sherstone - The Collector (tools of the trade)
13 12 3 Llywellyn - Unplugged
14 10 28 stedonovan - Collective
15 9 21 NanaMo - Oriental beau..tea
16 8 29 Jet - Abandoned
17 7 37 HoofClix - Optimum Time
18 7 7 pyroPrints.com - Planet Princeton
19 6 30 Dalantech - Alien invader
20 6 6 pemmett - Waiting
21 6 19 ifocus - My Kiss
22 5 23 KurtPreston - Power on the Patuxent
23 5 35 Swartzy - Room to Play
24 4 18 adrian_k - Sunrise over misty valley
25 4 17 drdane - Crystal Sunrise
26 3 24 PaulThomasMcKee - Twilight Afterglow
27 2 36 douglas - Serrated wave
28 1 13 eoren1 - The steps of history

*Just as a note, of the 50 possible spots (from the top 10 of rounds 16-20), there were 41 eligible finalists and 37 who actually entered.

Excellent work by all the entrants!
and
Thanks to your judges! (Andy, ChrisJ, Dani, DoctorIt, LiquidOps, SloYerRoll, Zweiblumen)


Updated gallery of all 40 LPS semifinal finalists/grand finale qualifiers:
http://dgrin.smugmug.com/gallery/2897852#251144138
Erik
moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

VOTE for the Public Choice Award Winner (of SF4) 154 votes

LiquidAir - Moondance
22% 35 votes
Awais Yaqub - One more day is ending
7% 11 votes
shatch - Double Dog Dare
9% 15 votes
urbanaries - Pint-Sized Philosopher
13% 21 votes
Greensquared - Hanging the Moon
17% 27 votes
bgaras2001 - Autumn Harvest
11% 18 votes
Izzy Garavito - For Gold
1% 3 votes
seastack - Susan Marle
6% 10 votes
ravic - Floating Market
3% 6 votes
annnna8888 - On The Shore
5% 8 votes
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Comments

  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congratulations! to all the amazing photographers who made it this far.

    Welcome to the Finals!!!!

    I see we had 7 judges this time around -- A big thank you to them for taking the time to finish this last Semi Final off with a bang.
  • KurtPrestonKurtPreston Major grins Registered Users Posts: 285 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congrats to all the finalists!
  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Registered Users Posts: 1,383 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congratulations guys. Lets see those final photos.
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Registered Users Posts: 10,566 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Amazing congrats everyone !!! clap.gif
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Registered Users Posts: 696 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Fantastic round everyone, congrats to all!!clap.gif
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • shatchshatch lv2grin IdahoRegistered Users Posts: 798 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    A very special "Thank You" to the judges for their time and effort in this. Congratulations to all of the entrants. There were a lot of very good photos. I don't envy the judges for the task of narrowing down from a very strong list. An extra congratulations to the top ten. Good luck and best wishes!!
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GARegistered Users Posts: 2,115 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congrats everyone! clap.gif and a huge thanks to the judges!
    Emily
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  • annnna8888annnna8888 Slovenian Support Her0 SloveniaRegistered Users, Super Moderators Posts: 934 SmugMug Employee
    edited February 5, 2008
    Wow, what a round! Congrats to everybody and thanks to the judges!
    Now I have to stop pressing F5 every ten minutes! :D

    Ana
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  • The Curious CamelThe Curious Camel Peace Always Registered Users Posts: 942 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
  • NanaMoNanaMo always grinning Registered Users Posts: 189 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congratulations to all!

    Maureen
  • tinfishtinfish Jeff Registered Users Posts: 50 Big grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congrats!
    Congratulations everyone! Great photos. thumb.gif
    Jeff Harbin
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  • DalantechDalantech No cropping zone... Registered Users Posts: 1,519 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congrats everyone! :cool
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  • darkdragondarkdragon A Sad Panda Registered Users Posts: 1,051 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Way to go everyone. Great photos here for sure.thumb.gif

    I'll make it to this list next year
    ~ Lisa
  • LiquidAirLiquidAir Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,751 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congrats to the finalists and all the entrants. This community continually creates amazing photos and this round was no exception. Also a big thank you to the judges and in particular DoctorIt for shepherding us through to the last round of this epic.

    OMG! I can believe I am in the running on Super Tuesday! lol3.gif For those of you in the states who can vote today, please get out and show your support for democracy.
  • drdanedrdane Major grins Registered Users Posts: 383 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    What a round - what a year! Congrats to the winners of this one & I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the grand finale!

    Dane
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  • JetJet Major grins Registered Users Posts: 233 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Wow.. what a round. Thanks to all the judges, you do a great Job. Congrats to the finalists! I'm looking forward to seeing some seriously good pics in the search for the LPS:D
    Jethro :D
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  • Izzy GaravitoIzzy Garavito Stand up and be counted Registered Users Posts: 228 Major grins
    edited February 5, 2008
    Congrats to all and thank you to the judges! Really, I'm honored to be in the top ten among such amazing photographs.


    thanks again,

    Izzy
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
    edited February 5, 2008
    And don't forget to VOTE! thumb.gifdeal.gif
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • FeliciaFelicia Major grins Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2008
    I voted!
    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    I had a really hard time figuring out which photo to vote for. Congratulations, Finalists! Amazing shots!clap.gifclapclap.gifclapclap.gifclapclap.gifclap
    "Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
    edited February 6, 2008
    Just another reminder (and bump) VOTe VoTE VOTE!!!
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • Moogle PepperMoogle Pepper Big picture in the sky Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2008
    :jawdropylsuper.gif

    Those are some pretty jawdropping and rocking photos! best wishes to all contestants!
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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
    edited February 7, 2008
    Here's to hoping this post puts this thread on top of the New Stuff list....

    VOTE VOTE VOTE - you don't have to be involved in LPS to have an opinion and help!!! clap.gif
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • jasonstonejasonstone Fire& Grin-stone Registered Users Posts: 735 Major grins
    edited February 8, 2008
    Just voted :) What an awesome bunch of photos - makes my efforts pale in comparison....
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
    edited February 8, 2008
    Final results, sorted:

    shooter - title - votes - %
    1. LiquidAir - Moondance - 35 - 22.73%
    2. Greensquared - Hanging the Moon - 27 - 17.53%
    3. urbanaries - Pint-Sized Philosopher - 21 - 13.64%
    4. bgaras2001 - Autumn Harvest - 18 - 11.69%
    5. shatch - Double Dog Dare - 15 - 9.74%
    6. Awais Yaqub - One more day is ending - 11 - 7.14%
    7. seastack - Susan Marle - 10 - 6.49%
    8. annnna8888 - On The Shore - 8 - 5.19%
    9. ravic - Floating Market - 6 - 3.90%
    10. Izzy Garavito - For Gold - 3 - 1.95%

    Congrats to all, check your PM's!
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited February 8, 2008
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    Congratulations!
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,293 Major grins
    edited February 8, 2008
    Congrats all!
    Swartzy:
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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
    edited February 8, 2008
    can I ask the LPS public one thing? if at all possible, hype up the grande finale with your friends in other forums, heck, even non dgrinners - bring in new blood!

    SF3 had 190 voters, SF4 only 150. I really hope this trend doesn't continue into the Grand Finale, especially with TWO big rounds of voting.

    deal.gif
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • shatchshatch lv2grin IdahoRegistered Users Posts: 798 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2008
    Congratulations to some great photos. Well done everyone. No time to celebrate, got to get shooting for the last one. Good luck to all!! Can't wait to see all of the entries.
  • NeilLNeilL B+R=M,B+G=C,R+G=Y Registered Users Posts: 4,201 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2008
    Hi Erik!

    Don't get too anxious now, mate... Allow LPS to have its small, quiet start, like many other great things which have come into existence.

    You have a core of people who are terribly excited by LPS. Don't risk making them feel they are somehow inadequate and to blame for the present modest public stature of LPS.

    Then, you have more people who have given their best to date to the LPS contests. You have many, many more already on the sidelines looking on.

    The general quality and variety of entries has increased to a surprising degree through the course of this first LPS.

    The associated discussions are on topic, skilled and insightful.

    You are already, therefore, achieving many of your goals... so soon!

    All my guys know about DGrin-SmugMug you can be sure, and I think that is the typical situation among us. I really do have very high admiration for these products. We are with you all the way.



    DoctorIt wrote:
    can I ask the LPS public one thing? if at all possible, hype up the grande finale with your friends in other forums, heck, even non dgrinners - bring in new blood!

    SF3 had 190 voters, SF4 only 150. I really hope this trend doesn't continue into the Grand Finale, especially with TWO big rounds of voting.

    deal.gif
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  • FeliciaFelicia Major grins Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2008
    Congratulations Top 3!!!
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