aster wrote:Hi everyone,
Challenge #43:"Autumn-From Summer to Winter" is now over and it's time to cast your votes in a three-part poll for your choices among a 29-photo-pool of images. : )
Please don't forget to vote in all of the three parts to ensure at least some justice.. : )
Here's Part 1 of the submissions that await your votes:
POLL PART 2
POLL PART 3
Good luck everyone! As usual, you all made choosing a difficult task with these wonderful entries.
ps. I took the liberty of titling some of the photos since they had not been tittled to make identification a little easier. If you have your own suggestions, please don't hesitate to PM me with your own choice of words. Thanks for your understanding.
aster wrote: Each poll only allows 10 question items at time because of the forum software.
Birma wrote:I'd like to echo Zeb's sentiments - I'm very grateful to Yildiz for all of the effort she puts in to sorting out the challenges. I didn't think that they were to be treated very seriously - I think that they are meant to be a bit of light-hearted fun. It is probably a bit of a cliche but my attitude to these has always been that it's not whether you win or lose, but the taking part that counts .
aster wrote:Hi Sebastian, : )
First I’d like to thank you for taking the time to check the facts about the poll features and also for actually being aware of my actual motive for limiting the times the voter can vote; I want the contributors and the voters, who are mostly the same people, to search in their hearts and consciences for the best photo and make one final decision.
That’s been my one and only reason ever from the very beginning. Studying the photos honestly, weighing them visually with all of their concept, technical and composition values in relation to the challenge title and making one final decision should be the target of the voter.
Requires some work and time but also honesty against biased emotions towards one’s own entry. One also has to be strong enough emotionally to pass one’s own photo entry in favour of an other’s good work.
This challenge has no power to change the photography world officially but is a friendly ‘contest’ among the forum members, all the same. The polls that are arranged for challenges do not comprise of multiple-choice survey questions which would be suitable for polls on opinions or technical equipment, like ‘the zoom/wide-angle lenses of your choice in everyday shooting?’ or ‘which of the backpack brands do you use or prefer to carry your equipment around on a desert trip?’ .
This is a contest and at least one photo has to be better than the others for some good reason, and that requires honest analyzing.
I’d never allow for 10 votes when there already are 10 entries to choose from. 9 or 8 votes or less would not be acceptable either. Why? We have to determine a winner and it has to be determined within a certain period of time. We have to learn to decide which is better or best and why.
If allowed 10 votes each for every voter when there are merely 10 photos in the contest, we may never see the end of the poll. It could go on forever to find a winner. Should each voter decide to use all of the 10 votes, we’d only be where we started in the beginning with, with no winner; 100 votes would be cast by 10 voters that consequently would have no bearing influence to determine any winner. We don’t have infinite time on our hands.
(10*10=100 votes is almost like 0-zero votes )
As Zeb says, it would be a wiser move to discuss the voting process in an other thread where many can contribute with their solutions but I believe that everyone has to grow into a maturity in photography where they can make honest decisions without straying into biased preferences.
I won’t change the rules for this challenge but the discussion can be continued in an other thread in the Challenge Section with everone’s contributions.
Dusty wrote:Remember, this is a photo challenge, not a photo contest.
[SiC] wrote:So what's the point of quarter- and semi finals and so on in sports then? And sometimes they compete over several weeks, not on the same day! Talk about unfair what if one teams best player gets ill..
One suggestion is to vote via PM then, one vote per user - but it will maybe be more work for the organiser.
Lonnie Utah wrote:Just a question, and something that does not seem quite fair to me. There are 3 polls, all with 1 voting option. It seems to me that depending on how photos get grouped with other photos, esp since you ask folks to vote in all three polls, that will influence the way the voting turns out. What if someone thinks that the best 3 photos are all in poll #2 (or #1 or 33)? To be fair to everyone the best way to run a split poll like this to make all three polls multiple choice polls.
pakodominguez wrote:In any case, I would like to thanks Aster for all the effort she puts on this Challenges -I enjoy having a theme to work on.
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