I have 3 family members so far who have asked for the calendar for christmas. LOL. Cant wait til they're available.
very interesting way more closeups compared to this year's. i like it though
you did after all publically state that my opinion is tiring and should be kept to myself.
Should I feel honored by your hypocritical outburst towards me?
Probably better to have made that comment in a PM, especially since it was towards someone as controversial as myself.
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Are there more than two pictures on the new calendar, that a judge entered?
You wouldnt enter a picture you did not think was good enough to be on the calendar.
I think it would be way better, if we are to use this method next year, for all judges to have no entries, and yes i will offer myself
as a judge. but even at then the judges here (including me) are probably older members to the forum, so most of them are very familiar with some of the photography of some of the members , so that would still be unfair.
No One Should Judge a Competition They Are Entering. Right ?? anybody?
So im hoping next year we can cut out the judge panel and , we will all get to see all entries and pick from them , there are more than a few people here that can pick out high quality pictures.
As far as the new calendar being the best , YES the best cover in three years, but i doubt the the interior is going to over whelm the other two.
I like to see plants more isolated, white or other solid color backgrounds, that is why I entered what I entered. And why that is why i would have chosen from those types of pictures.
Yes it is just my opinion , but there should not be more than one picture, for each member on a calendar, i know there is some very beautiful photography on this calendar, but there were other entries just as nice.
I like the natural settings , but more variety next time please.
again thank you very much ampirion for your very hard work on the calendar, I do realize I could not even begin to take this project on i hope you are getting a little compensation for you efforts, it does look great.
and please dont take this personally, im just looking for a fairer way for next year.
I have read every word here, and am very sorry, to all involved in this.
You dont need to defend yourself you really did a great job.
Look. I get that everyone is disappointed that they did not get to choose the pictures that they wanted. That's fine.
I do have issue with criticizing Jon for entering the contest even though he was one of the judges. He was actually considering not entering the competition, but I and a few others encouraged him to do so in the chatbox. As he stated, two votes were required for the pictures to pass on to the next round, so even if he was corrupt and specifically chose his own images, he still would have needed another vote to pass on.
I very much doubt that any of the pictures being bumped out were due to the "corruptness" of the judges, and only to the quality of the images themselves. I spend a lot of time on this forum looking at photos, and I think I have come to an understanding of what creates an "outstanding" image of a carnivorous plant. The images selected by the judges were of an outstanding quality. And although my votes would have maybe been different had there been more photos present, I don't really think this matters in the long run.
This happens every time there is a voting process on TF, someone takes issue, everyone freaks out. It is getting to a point at which there are going to stop being little perks like this. And that would suck...
Jon, Andrew, et al, thanks for your work on the calendar. I am tickled to be selected for one of the pages, and I very much look forward to getting my copy.
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Yep can t wait to get mine too.
A comment: I think there should have been a rule that states that no one individual can "win" more than two slots (out of twelve) on the calendar. I do not wish to suggest that Jeremiah's photos were not worthy, that is not the case at all; those in situ images are extremely inspiring for obvious reasons and its no mystery why they were favored. But when there are only twelve spaces to select for, it might be be better not to let one contributor take a full one-quarter of the calendar, in fairness to the scores of other selections available.
Something to consider: many calendars are designed to include a 13th image as a cover image, rather than a collage of the 12 found inside, in order to include one more picture. As there were so many great photos to choose from, any opportunity to include more than the standard 12 would be icing on the cake for buyers of the product, IMO. Just an idea, of course; feel free to disregard.
I have spent most of my adult life as a photographer, artist and designer, and I have seen this time and time again: design by committee is not an ideal approach to art direction processes. Just my personal opinion, of course.
Congratulations to those whose work was chosen for the project. There were, however, many superb images submitted that were at least as good as the twelve that were selected. The graphic design of the calendar looks very good indeed, kudos to the designer.
Please note that none of my comments are to be taken in any way as critical of Andrew or the people involved in the production of the calendar. That said, I would like to think that, as adults, we can engage in "post mortem" dialog to examine the merits and shortcomings of the democratic process employed in the project, without anyone getting upset or hurt. Nobody should take any of this personally, and I hope nobody will comment in such a way as to attempt to cause upset or hurt feelings.
Last year a 13th image was used as the cover, lets be honest... Nobody looks at the cover for a month- so we just used photos for the inside. I personally like the collage on the cover. One thing you guys probably didn't realize is that the day the contest was posted... Was the same day that Zu said to me: "Will there be a TF calendar this year?" We had not even thought about it.... I contacted Jon and said WAZZAH BUDDY! And that night we busted out this new format and put it out there. I think I'm going to put on the calendar this year a date... to remind us it's time to start doing the calendar stuff- I may even put a reminder each month for people to take pictures for the calendar.
Also, as far as Jon entering photos.... None of the other judges knew which were his, and he didn't vote on his own. Which made his making it into the calendar even more difficult since two of the three other judges needed to put a pass on his pictures. I think that is plenty of a precautionary measure for someone to enter their own photo into the contest. I had ALREADY voted, and I asked him which were his... and he still wouldn't tell me. 'nuff said.
PS I also encouraged Jon to enter his photos when he said he would not using the same reason I post to you all above.
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