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Stonemason Contest Community Choice Voting Thread
Posted: 20 April 2013 12:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 241 ]
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Here are my votes:
1. Bri65 #19 1st Image
2. dkmarcos #37 2nd Image
3. Isikol #68 1st Image
4. chohole #24 1st Image
5. scorpio64dragon #126 Only Image
6. xmasrose #159 2nd Image
7. Muon Quark #106 1st Image
8. Geminii23 #55 2nd Image


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Posted: 20 April 2013 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 242 ]
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Stonemason - 15 April 2013 11:32 PM
Vueiy_Visarelli - 15 April 2013 11:18 PM

I see that some of you have decided to post 1-8 in alphabetical order instead of favorites…but that does quite a disservice to those of us at the back end of the alphabet.  I’d like to politely suggest that those who have yet to vote would really consider which is their favorite out of their top 8, so that some who might rank higher won’t end up not making it simply because they’re too close to the end of the alphabet.  (Trust me, I hated almost always being lined up near the back in grade school…! wink )

that is a bit weird.. when it comes to adding everything up I’ll be assuming everything is ordered not alphabetically but in order of favourite images

That’s what I figured, and that’s why I made the suggestion. smile

Oh, also, I was wondering: is there a cut-off date for the voting?  I’ve already voted myself, but I imagine it would get tiring having this drag on for too long (as far as counting votes goes).

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Posted: 21 April 2013 01:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 243 ]
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...i`m going left to right or top to bottom as the case may be. very nice talent in here guys.
Bri65 2nd
Csampson 1st
dowd 1st
ice scribe 2nd
isikol 1st
kalypso 2nd
luci45 2nd
Xmasrose 2nd
...good luck everyone
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Posted: 21 April 2013 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 244 ]
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Voting was not an easy task, but looking through the images was very enjoyable.  Lots of great talent and creativity here.

1. samc #1
2. Jamahoney #1
3. dimeolas #2
4. skavengur #2
5. dan whiteside #2
6. Fire Angel #1
7. SabotSsnake #1
8. RawArt #1

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Posted: 22 April 2013 02:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 245 ]
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Hokay! ...... *whew!*

Though, really, it turned out to be not quite as difficult as I first thought it would be. Once I’d sorted things out by some purely objective criteria, and then compiled my main choices into a document with smaller thumbnails, it was…

... not quite… as difficult… anyway.

And with “sorted by objective criteria” I don’t mean that there was anything at all wrong. As others have noted, for example, there are certain themes which have been extensively explored over the years. And though one image may be technically flawless, I echo the sentiments of being in favor of another which shows some additional spark of originality… a story, a joke, an expression, a unique twist on that familiar theme…

... or one which simply appeals to my own particular set of personal biases.

Having said that, here are my eight… or-so… choices… top-to-bottom, if you so wish, but really in no particular order. And though this particular thread may not be the place for it… one of the often heard complaints, here, is a desire for more critique. And so, even though I may not know Art ( ... but I do know Ron… he worked on my car last week. *bada-dum kish!* ) I will try to offer with each a small bit of mild exposition in defense of my choice:

( Warning! Opinion Alert! Don’t read the following if your mind is not made up, and you still intend to vote! )

ajtooley   [ # 3 ]  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/299381/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63243_38rEYiXq1ELtpyA3aucu&thumb=1&board_id=1

Visions of a static position in space changing within the field of time have always been one of my favorites, ever since George Pal’s “Time Machine”.
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Laticis   [ # 86 - 1 ]  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/299515/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63389_Nj8kVGfJkPNA5M04Pz0h&thumb=1&board_id=1

Woohah! Takes me back to “Dungeon Siege II”. This is how those aggravating Morden bottom-feeders should have looked!  “Grrahhh!... Hungry!... Rrrrrrrr…...SPLAT!”
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wendycatz   [ # 153 ]  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/299614/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63503_Mrbb4O3vJfhk5DI5TWCK&thumb=1&board_id=1

Stonemason’s environments captured and shelved, Argo-City style perhaps, in snow-globes and display-cases! Clever!
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pete.c44 [ # 114 - 1 ]  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/299559/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63435_AmyJq6WXy4KX16liGo3W&thumb=1&board_id=1

An urban-decay style slice-of-life, with maybe a bit of cause-and-effect?
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MegonNoel [ # 100 ]  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/299536/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63412_wFFVN25MwV2EDF2alAAj&thumb=1&board_id=1

Ha! A Voodoo Doll’s Revenge? Nice one!
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Thoreandan   [ # 146 ]  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/299605/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63490_Q2RozhwEQHJLJlDv1lsR&thumb=1&board_id=1

An interesting twist on the NVIATWAS theme! Only here the only “Weapon-Of-Mass-Destruction” is a Valentine… and the only sharp-and-deadly objects would seem to be hiding behind her eyes.
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Nightsong [ # 110 ]  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/299553/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63428_bKVJlxoW792m8CNNsvrA&thumb=1&board_id=1

One word…... fracking.
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Storypilot   [ # 141 -2 ]  http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/299596/
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63482_2ZmHcYEAju8kaxUPjQ4s&thumb=1&board_id=1
 
I might have included Storypilot’s first image here… but it seemed centered on two more of those all-too-familiar themes: “Androids-on-the-Run”, and “Corridors”. But the android’s expression was a saving grace ( there were two others that I wish I could include here for the same reason )... and I liked the second one anyway ( ... I always knew that Buddha guy was probably up to no good!... ).
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Finally, thanks to Stefan for an enlightening experience!

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Posted: 23 April 2013 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 246 ]
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Here are my votes:
1. dorkati #39 1st Image
2. alpha channel #5 1st Image
3. dimeolas #35 2nd Image
4. chohole #24 2nd Image
5.Guido Leber #60
6. kjngraphix #83 1st Image
7. pete.c44 #114 1st Image
8. pete jacubinas#113 1st Image

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Posted: 24 April 2013 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 247 ]
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1.  aquilla77 2nd image
2. csampson 1st image
3. dimeolas 2nd image
4. Isikol   1st image
5. Jamahoney
6. Geminii23 2nd image
7. Isikol 2nd image
8.LycanthropeX 2nd image

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Posted: 25 April 2013 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 248 ]
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Here are my votes:

1. Jamahoney
2. scorpio64dragon
3. Ippotamus #2
4.Szark #2
5. NeilV
6. WilkyP
7. Satira Capriccio #2
8.dollmommy

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Posted: 25 April 2013 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 249 ]
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1. Skavengur____Image 2___#134
2. Szark________Image 1___#142
3. Gemini23_____Image 2___#55
4. TheSea______Image 1___#144
5. Steveh_______Image 1___#139
6. Wirenut______Image 2___#156
7. DanWhiteside_Image 2___#29
8. Laticis_______Image 2___#86

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Posted: 26 April 2013 06:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 250 ]
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Here’s my vote.

Steveh image 1 #139
David Brinnen image2 #32
Laticis image 2 #86
Dan Whiteside image2 #29
Ippotamus image1 #67
Dimeolas image2 #35
FSMCDesigns image 1 #54
Dire Bunny image1 # 36

All the best
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Posted: 26 April 2013 08:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 251 ]
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Hi!  It really IS hard to choose and rank only eight images.  My faves list has 46 in it!  Well, if I truly must, then I will try to stop at just eight.  Sigh there are so many excellent ones.  Can I have a tie for First Place?  Like 16?!  Ha!

1.  Scorpio64Dragon - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63581_0uoY4EpqKSXk9KROKS2E&board_id=1

2.  chohole - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63272_HtqSvAhRfCGmrBPntGgr&board_id=1

3.  dan_whiteside2 - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63282_0PrwZZmFFr7ZaPa8v9GV&board_id=1

4.  David Brinnen - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63289_sScjs6MSHjL2M7U76E1y&board_id=1

5.  dimeolas - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63297_LMmtiHu7CNRNEkggPJe4&board_id=1

6.  dowd - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63307_88WDVAklPQKgacXWpYDT&board_id=1

7.  FroschGott2 - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63328_ZOISZuLn1XVrOTBT8ff2&board_id=1

8.  JonRea - http://www.daz3d.com/forums/index.php?&ACT=50&fid=4&aid=63372_qbCGSS7FVdPAMZRo7OZH&board_id=1

It’s just AWFUL.  I want to add more so bad.  But, there it is.  #1 is most favorite and descends to #8.  Which speaking to # 8 it is simply so excellently lit a render it absolutely cannot be left out.  Period!

Best fortune to you ALL!  Your Art is wonderful!

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Posted: 26 April 2013 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 252 ]
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Wow. Tough. Not impossible, but tough.

I wish I could offer helpful criticism to justify my choices, but I feel weird finding fault with images whose artists clearly have more talent than I do. So please forgive the lack of explanation beyond this: I was looking at dynamism, lighting, storytelling and realism, and these were the eight images which spoke most to me—today. wink

1. kjngraphix #1
2. steveh #1
3. Geminii23 #2
4. Redhorse #2
5. Aquila77 #2
6. Spazzi #2
7. RawArt #2
8. FSMCDesigns #1

Great work, everyone!

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Posted: 26 April 2013 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 253 ]
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Here are my choices. So many amazing entries. =)

1 RawArt- First Image
2 Dire Bunny- First Image
3 samc
4 Isikol- Second image
5 Geminii23- Second image
6 David Brinnen- First image
7 Guido Leber
8 Ippotamus second image

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Posted: 26 April 2013 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 254 ]
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hi guys..I’ll let this run a couple more hours and then voting will be over..thanks

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Posted: 26 April 2013 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 255 ]
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1. SabotSsnake 1st pic in post # 121

2. Ameesa 1st pic in post # 6

3. RawArt 1st pic in post # 116

4. dimeolas 2nd pic in post # 35

5. FroschGott 2nd pic in post # 53

6. wendycatz 1st pic in post # 153

7. jamahoney 1st pic in post # 71

8. DryJack 1st pic in post # 42

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