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#955768 - Sun Dec 16 2012 08:53 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: Chavs]
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A worthy winner indeed It is a fantastic photo Well done!
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#955773 - Sun Dec 16 2012 10:18 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: ren33]
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Congratulations!

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#955774 - Sun Dec 16 2012 10:22 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: spanishliz]
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Congratulations from me, too. smile
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#955782 - Sun Dec 16 2012 10:57 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: zorba_scank]
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A very beautiful photo! Well done and congratulations!
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#955789 - Sun Dec 16 2012 12:01 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Well done, a worthy winner indeed from a very lovely group of photos.

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#955793 - Sun Dec 16 2012 12:04 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: Christinap]
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A lovely photo! Who does it belong to?
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#955821 - Sun Dec 16 2012 02:35 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: ozzz2002]
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Congratulations, Dotb, for a great photo!
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#955845 - Sun Dec 16 2012 05:00 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: Chavs]
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Congratulations to DotB for the win in the photo-of-the-year contest. It was truly a wonderful photograph as were all of the photos that were shortlisted, and all the ones that were posted to all of our threads this year. Thank you to all of you for participating in this, and for making the Photography forum the amazing place that it is. Thanks as well to all of the 52 people who voted.

Thank you to my fellow moderators Copago and Ren for helping me put this together, and to our panel of judges who picked the finalists. I hope that we can make this an annual thing, and I look forward to another year filled with brilliant photography from everybody.
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#955852 - Sun Dec 16 2012 05:54 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Congratulations, DotB smile
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#955857 - Sun Dec 16 2012 06:10 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
I hope that we can make this an annual thing, and I look forward to another year filled with brilliant photography from everybody.


Yeah, come on, you gotta give the rest of us a chance. laugh
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#955865 - Sun Dec 16 2012 06:48 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: CmdrK]
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Personally, I'd rather our forum remained a friendly place for sharing photos instead of a contest, but I guess that is just me, eh.

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#955907 - Mon Dec 17 2012 01:38 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: Chavs]
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Thank you all very much for the vote I can't believe I won against such good photos.

Thank you again.
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#955909 - Mon Dec 17 2012 01:59 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: Dotb]
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Many congratulations.
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#955915 - Mon Dec 17 2012 04:01 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: sue943]
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... post removed by me, because it was either worded too harshly or was so long (bad habit lol) that some folks might not have read the whole diatribe. Those things could certainly have led some people to miss my main points - which were that a celebration is much different than a contest with voting/posted results/reward etc. And, most importantly, that everyone is a winner here : )





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#955917 - Mon Dec 17 2012 04:30 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: Jakeroo]
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I don't think it was meant as a competition, I think it was meant more in the spirit of admiration, and a way to express it.

But I think Jake makes some worthwhile points. Sometimes a photo that wouldn't win a "contest" per se can be more fun, uplifting, or interesting than one that potentially would, and a huge part of the fun of the photo threads is watching the interesting stories being told - and feeling free to share them.

I second the thanks to EVERYONE - my day is always better for visiting the photo thread.

So taking all that into account, if the photo of the year idea continues, perhaps it should be run as a competition proper -- something that people could choose to enter specifically, on a separate thread. One entry per month maybe, so in total 12 max per person, with the committee shortlisting, or maybe it should be themed, or have some sort of guidelines...just thinking aloud. Choosing a "winner" is always going to be subjective, of course.

Now, I hope that doesn't take away from the glory of Dotb's award -- it's a really beautiful picture. You can almost feel the sun!

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#955918 - Mon Dec 17 2012 04:32 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: Chavs]
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Congrats DotB!
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#955945 - Mon Dec 17 2012 08:36 AM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: Daaanieeel]
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So taking all that into account, if the photo of the year idea continues, perhaps it should be run as a competition proper -- something that people could choose to enter specifically, on a separate thread.


This is exactly what I have been thinking. I purposely do not enter competitions, and as Ren knows I actually was contemplating never posting another photo if this were to become a regular "competition". I have come to my senses on that score, but a dedicated competition thread each month would make it even easier. Jakeroo and Chavs have said almost everything I have been feeling, so thanks guys smile

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#956022 - Mon Dec 17 2012 10:51 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: spanishliz]
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"I don't think it was meant as a competition, I think it was meant more in the spirit of admiration, and a way to express it. "
Absolutely that's what was intended.Thanks Chavs.
The last thing intended by any of us was to create any problems or rock our lovely , friendly super-streamlined boat.
I am speaking out for all of us, therefore in saying it was a one-off comp.
Even so, thanks for all who made it worthwhile as just this: A celebration of our great efforts, all of us!.
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#957298 - Mon Dec 24 2012 04:57 PM Re: Photo-of-the-Year 2012 - voting! [Re: ren33]
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I missed all the recent goings on here so with a deleted thread have had some level of back-engineering to do, but by coincidence the Ordnance Survey site I have contributed to since soon after going digital automatically enters our photos into a competition, I never took much notice until someone provided a personal chart and saw none of mine had been short listed (from around 6000 per week) let alone won, and maybe a year later one was which ultimately won, and saw an earlier one had also been shortlisted earlier in the year. Having contributed nearly 9,000 photos you can imagine how pleased I was, it may be in the conditions we sign up to but even if not once I'd added my photos to a site unless they sold them and pocketed the money they could do what they liked with them. And the winner picks the next week so I have now been on both sides twice!

Anyway, having said that congratulations to DotB, a worthy winner! And lighten up everybody wink
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