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WPC 1309 - Leading Lines
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Feb 28, 2013 23:20:41   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
Hey Hedgehogs, it’s time for another Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s is entitled Leading Lines*.
* Leading Lines Tutorial http://www.photographyblogger.net/leading-lines

The challenges are simple. You start with a theme, but the twist is that everyone needs to submit a statement with their photo that explains the ‘who, what, where, why, when or how’ they went through to get it. This helps us ‘feel’ the moment as you did, but can also help with voting. You might also find some great tips to make you better.

Remember this is about challenging yourself, pushing beyond your limits, so have fun and try anything and everything whether you are good at it or not.

Now for the legal stuff:
- Contests start Friday mornings and end Wednesday evenings
- Voting starts Thursday morning and ends Friday evening - 2 Day Voting!
- One original entry per user, and entries may only be used once. Repeats will be rejected.
- Photos MUST include statement as noted above. Untitled will be rejected.
- Post processing is fine, but please keep it to the absolute minimum
- Archived photos are not encouraged - please shoot your photo during the challenge
- Once voting starts there can be no additional entries
- To keep it fair, the user names and vote counts are hidden until voting is over and winners are announced.
- All votes are anonymous
(NEW) - A maximum of 250 entries will be allowed per challenge
- And of course, the rules are subject to change as the challenges require

If you need me, send a Private Message or leave a Reply here. Thank you all! St3v3M

> Post Your Entries Here: http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/photo_contest.jsp?pcnum=48 <

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Mar 2, 2013 13:41:00   #
markymark Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
Can you vote for your own photograph, I have noticed a lot of one vote entrees with a full share of the vote. And I have noticed photographs below them with 3 or 4 votes. It would appear that the ones with 3 or 4 votes did not vote for their own work or at least voted for others as well. Just wondering, regards Markymark.

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Mar 2, 2013 13:46:14   #
tk Loc: Iowa
 
Tutorial was a wonderful addition. Great idea! Noticed a big change in the shots posted.

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Mar 2, 2013 13:46:38   #
Tea8 Loc: Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.
 
markymark wrote:
Can you vote for your own photograph, I have noticed a lot of one vote entrees with a full share of the vote. And I have noticed photographs below them with 3 or 4 votes. It would appear that the ones with 3 or 4 votes did not vote for their own work or at least voted for others as well. Just wondering, regards Markymark.


Yes you can vote for your own photo. Should you? That's another story. You can also vote for more than one and if you do then your vote starts to get split. So if you vote for 3 photos each one gets .33 added to it instead of 1 full vote. So yes some people may be voting for only their photo and others may be voting for their photo and others as well and splitting their giving them less "points" I guess you would say.

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Mar 2, 2013 14:44:19   #
markymark Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
Thanks for letting me know that, so everyone could just vote for their own photograph and you would have 200 entry's with one vote each, a 200 way tie. My only issue with this is that dosen't do the more photographic photos justice.
Tea8 wrote:
markymark wrote:
Can you vote for your own photograph, I have noticed a lot of one vote entrees with a full share of the vote. And I have noticed photographs below them with 3 or 4 votes. It would appear that the ones with 3 or 4 votes did not vote for their own work or at least voted for others as well. Just wondering, regards Markymark.


Yes you can vote for your own photo. Should you? That's another story. You can also vote for more than one and if you do then your vote starts to get split. So if you vote for 3 photos each one gets .33 added to it instead of 1 full vote. So yes some people may be voting for only their photo and others may be voting for their photo and others as well and splitting their giving them less "points" I guess you would say.
quote=markymark Can you vote for your own photogr... (show quote)

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Mar 2, 2013 15:02:07   #
tk Loc: Iowa
 
Except so far that has never really happened. Even if I don't submit a photo, I feel if I ever do want to compete then I'm going to participate by voting. Nearly ever contest has shown the top five photos are very deserving. It works.

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Mar 2, 2013 16:11:07   #
markymark Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
No argument with the top photos, it is after the top 10 that I was considering. Again I just think that you should not be allowed to vote for your own photo, personally I agree with you.
tk wrote:
Except so far that has never really happened. Even if I don't submit a photo, I feel if I ever do want to compete then I'm going to participate by voting. Nearly ever contest has shown the top five photos are very deserving. It works.

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Mar 2, 2013 16:24:42   #
tk Loc: Iowa
 
markymark wrote:
No argument with the top photos, it is after the top 10 that I was considering. Again I just think that you should not be allowed to vote for your own photo, personally I agree with you.
tk wrote:
Except so far that has never really happened. Even if I don't submit a photo, I feel if I ever do want to compete then I'm going to participate by voting. Nearly ever contest has shown the top five photos are very deserving. It works.


Well, then I'll throw a wrench in the fire and you may change your mind, but hope not. When I am competing I tend to not vote. But I did notice that if I had voted and put all my power into the one vote on my self, I would have gone from 3rd to 2nd and does it really matter if you feel your shot is pretty good?

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Mar 2, 2013 16:49:00   #
markymark Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
I have had the same thought but from 50th say to 25th, but then the real photos that should be recognized more or being cheated out by my selfishness.
tk wrote:
markymark wrote:
No argument with the top photos, it is after the top 10 that I was considering. Again I just think that you should not be allowed to vote for your own photo, personally I agree with you.
tk wrote:
Except so far that has never really happened. Even if I don't submit a photo, I feel if I ever do want to compete then I'm going to participate by voting. Nearly ever contest has shown the top five photos are very deserving. It works.


Well, then I'll throw a wrench in the fire and you may change your mind, but hope not. When I am competing I tend to not vote. But I did notice that if I had voted and put all my power into the one vote on my self, I would have gone from 3rd to 2nd and does it really matter if you feel your shot is pretty good?
quote=markymark No argument with the top photos, ... (show quote)

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Mar 2, 2013 19:07:11   #
tk Loc: Iowa
 
I totally understand your point. Sometimes debating an issue is good for the mind and body. I'd like to debate with you a little and I'll pick a side. But please understand, I'm not trying to say you are wrong, I'm just throwing out some other ideas.

By entering a contest aren't you selfish because you want to win or place highly? If not, why can't you vote for yourself if you honestly feel your shot is worth the honor because of the quality. You worked hard learning the craft. You worked hard to earn the money to purchase your equipment. You worked hard getting the right shot and using all of your knowledge to do the best job you can so it would be worthy of entering the contest. Aren't you hoping to win or place? Is that selfish?

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Mar 2, 2013 19:48:03   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
markymark wrote:
Can you vote for your own photograph, I have noticed a lot of one vote entrees with a full share of the vote. And I have noticed photographs below them with 3 or 4 votes. It would appear that the ones with 3 or 4 votes did not vote for their own work or at least voted for others as well. Just wondering, regards Markymark.

You may vote for whomever you wish. The debate of should you will reign eternal. Thank you for join us!

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Mar 2, 2013 19:48:45   #
St3v3M Loc: 35,000 feet
 
tk wrote:
Tutorial was a wonderful addition. Great idea! Noticed a big change in the shots posted.

I will continue to add them to the technical challenges. Thank you!

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Mar 2, 2013 20:04:52   #
markymark Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
Thank you I did enjoy the discussion with you, and yes I would like to place hire in the contests, but voting for myself just seems wrong.
tk wrote:
I totally understand your point. Sometimes debating an issue is good for the mind and body. I'd like to debate with you a little and I'll pick a side. But please understand, I'm not trying to say you are wrong, I'm just throwing out some other ideas.

By entering a contest aren't you selfish because you want to win or place highly? If not, why can't you vote for yourself if you honestly feel your shot is worth the honor because of the quality. You worked hard learning the craft. You worked hard to earn the money to purchase your equipment. You worked hard getting the right shot and using all of your knowledge to do the best job you can so it would be worthy of entering the contest. Aren't you hoping to win or place? Is that selfish?
I totally understand your point. Sometimes debati... (show quote)

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Mar 2, 2013 22:13:44   #
n3eg Loc: West coast USA
 
There will always be at least one better than mine, and I'll always vote for it.

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Mar 6, 2013 05:36:41   #
Bonkles Loc: St Albans, UK
 
markymark wrote:
Can you vote for your own photograph, I have noticed a lot of one vote entrees with a full share of the vote. And I have noticed photographs below them with 3 or 4 votes. It would appear that the ones with 3 or 4 votes did not vote for their own work or at least voted for others as well. Just wondering, regards Markymark.


Hi

There is no point in voting for your own photo. It is not about the winning/receiving the most votes. Photography quality/ beauty is in the eye of the beholder within the group. I did receive one vote last comp but never vote for my own. Sometimes I vote for one photo I really like but there are many photos in my eye I cannot separate and will perhaps vote for more than one. When the results come out I then review to try and understand how perhaps I should approach the subject/next comp another time.

I hope that helps

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