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11. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Quoting Sander

Hmm, you know, though I was mostly joking in my previous comment about this putting pressure on us, I really am finding this problematic.
There's a ton of new photos uploaded now for this competition which are great photos, but which don't add much of any country-specific or travel-related value. Should I feature them because of the former reason, or not feature them because of the latter reason? (Probably the best example of this, Sam, is your birthday cake photo. I love the shot - the lighting is perfect - but featuring it would detract from the value of the Norway photo gallery, while these country-specific featured photo galleries have been my main focus so far in my featuring activities. What's more important: recognizing quality for the benefit of the competition, or using the same criteria as always for the benefit of the country galleries?)

Yeah, I can see the dilemma. But this is actually one of the reasons for making it only open to featured photos. In a nutshell, I think we should feature by the same criteria.

While the competition's theme is "Food", photos should also fit within the broader travel theme. By making the competition only open to featured photos, I would hope that we weed out any not-really-travel related shots. So, just a product shot of a juicy pear is not really my idea of something that we would feature, or that should win in the competition. Looking back over the way the competition was promoted though, this probably should have been made clearer. I guess my assumptions aren't necessarily clear to everyone ;)

To make sure that every photo is considered properly before voting starts, I'll make a point of it to check through all the tagged photos just before voting starts. I'll pop a message to each moderator to ask the same, but you can at least rest assured that I will have cast my critical eye over each nominated photo!

12. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

On the topic of why and how photos are featured, I just completed a short article in the guide about it which should serve as a good reference.

About Featured Photos

13. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting Peter

On the topic of why and how photos are featured, I just completed a short article in the guide about it which should serve as a good reference.

About Featured Photos

Nice one.
Although at the bottom there should be link to 'horizontal' photos....but it's a link to the word horizontal, which can be edited in the guide....do we want an article about all things that can be done horizontal?

14. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Peter

On the topic of why and how photos are featured, I just completed a short article in the guide about it which should serve as a good reference.

About Featured Photos

Nice one.
Although at the bottom there should be link to 'horizontal' photos....but it's a link to the word horizontal, which can be edited in the guide....do we want an article about all things that can be done horizontal?

haha.. um yeah, that would be an interesting article ;) That wasn't meant to be a link. Must have accidentally clicked the link button.

15. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Voting is now live for the Food competition.

<<<< Click on the link to your left to start voting.

It should be considerably easier to make choices this month, as the list has been pre-filtered. Have a good look through them though - there's some really great shots in there! Thanks to everyone who entered

16. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Great!
I have one comment still: I noticed that just a day or so ago some photos where not featured but they were uploaded way before. So just a question: are some photos in the selection featured during the last minute, before the voting started? An example is the guinea pig in Ecuador...wasn't featured the last week.
Cheers!
Michael.

17. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 8y

I know that both me and Peter (and probably also some of the other photo moderators) made a last pass through all nominated photos to see if there were any we accidentally missed and which deserved to be featured, too.

The roast ginea pig photo was only uploaded yesterday, btw, hence it not having been featured before then. (And nominations were open until today.)

18. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Thanks Sander.
I really was almost positive I had seen that guinea pig days and days ago
I must have had a nightmare I guess
O no, they are everywhere

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 9, 2008, at 8:55 AM by Utrecht ]

19. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 8y

Huh, indeed. Guess the first attempt wasn't featured as it lacked correct country information and such.

20. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

As Sander said, I did a last minute check of the photos to see if there were any that were missed and added the guinea pig at that point. I didn't feature the first one, because of the incorrect country.