Rules for Pic of the Month

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Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by Flutterby » Mon May 21, 2012 4:07 pm

1) As we cannot have a poll for more than 30 pictures, should there be more than 30 nominations Mods will PM those members who have been nominated to choose his/her best pics (2-3 pics each depending on the number of nominations).

2) Manipulated (including HDR & B&W) pictures may be nominated.

3) Only pictures taken in Africa can be nominated.

4) You cannot nominate your own picture.

5) You can change your vote if you wish to do so.

6) A picture can only be nominated once.

Rules amended 8 August 2015.

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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by Flutterby » Wed May 23, 2012 10:19 am

As from May 2012, if there is a tie for 1st place, no pics will be awarded 2nd place. Similarly, if there is a tie for 2nd place, no pics will be awarded 3rd place.

If there is a 3-way tie for first place, no pics will be awarded 2nd or 3rd place.

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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by Flutterby » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:27 am

Guys, just a reminder that you can only nominate pics taken in Africa for the Bird/Animal & Landscape Pic of the Month.

For the Travel Tales Pic of the Month, you can nominate pics from anywhere in the world. \O

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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:04 pm

Flutterby wrote:2) Manipulated (including HDR) pictures may not be nominated.
Hi Flutterby - Does this include Photoshopped photos?
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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by Flutterby » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:25 am

Hi STF,

I think most of the pics posted here are "photoshopped" to some degree or other. I'm sure most of us do some processing like adjusting the light, changing the saturation, cropping etc. to enhance them. But some pics are "overworked" and you can normally see it straight away as they no longer look natural. In these cases, I would rather not have them nominated. \O

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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by steamtrainfan » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:40 am

HI Flutterby. Thanks for the explanation. My personal opinion is that photos should be judged as they are without enhancements as this then shows the true ability of the photographer. But with all the tools available today it must be very hard not to be tempted into manipulating a photo in some way or another. Even I do it with the Canon programme my son in law downloaded for me.

Thanks once again for the explanation. \O :O^ :O^ :O^
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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by Flutterby » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:56 pm

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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by Richprins » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:04 am

A suggestion:

The forums have grown massively over the past year, and one may see a nominated pic of the month, and have no clue from which thread it comes? -O-

Maybe add a link to that thread if it's not "obvious", so to speak?

So copy the url at the top of the browser page! \O

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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by Flutterby » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:24 pm

Good suggestion RP. \O

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Re: Rules for Pic of the Month

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:28 pm

Flutterby wrote:1) As we cannot have a poll for more than 30 pictures, should there be more than 30 nominations Mods will PM those members who have been nominated to choose his/her best pics (2-3 pics each depending on the number of nominations).

2) Manipulated (including HDR & B&W) pictures may be nominated.

3) Only pictures taken in Africa can be nominated.

4) You cannot nominate your own picture.

5) You can change your vote if you wish to do so.

Rules amended 8 August 2015.
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