2004 Photo of the Year

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  • 01-18-2005, 06:52 PM
    Photo-John
    2004 Photo of the Year
    We're going to pick a photo of the year from the Featured Photos of 2004. I need you guys to go through the photos that were chosen last year as Featured Photos, and discuss which ones you like best. From that discussion, the moderators and I, and possibly a special guest or two, will make a list. That list will be posted as a poll and the poll will determine the 2004 Photo of the Year.

    Here's a link to the Featured Photo Archive: http://www.photographyreview.com/fea...allerycrx.aspx

    Please make sure you stick to photos that were actually posted in 2004. And please limit your discussion and suggestions to images that were chosen as Featured Photos. This may not be a perfect method, but we have to streamline the process somehow. And this should encourage everyone to post more photos in the Photo Critique forum and Gallery this year. You can't make it into the running unless you post in those two sections of the site.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the community's choices and opinions. I'm always surprised and illuminated. That's why I wanted to make sure everyone had the opportunity to have their say :)
  • 01-18-2005, 09:37 PM
    walterick
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    Good :) I hope it works this time.

    Heres' my number 1:
    Army's shot of the girl in fishnets:
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=7186

    My number 2:
    Steph B's SKOOKUMCHUK:
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=6152

    My third but the one I think will <i>actually</i> win:
    Irakly's Quartet:
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...php?photo=4343

    I hope we're supposed to post here, John.

    I can discuss my rationale later if it arises.

    Rick
  • 01-19-2005, 06:08 AM
    Chunk
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    Some of the links to photos on the Oct 2003 to March 2004 archive do not work. The ones I noticed are near the bottom of the page - Michael Fanelli - BrettChisholm - MellissaD - Sebastian - maybe more, I didn't check them all.
  • 01-19-2005, 06:23 AM
    natatbeach
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    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    My number one is Sunset Bond
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...php?photo=6449

    My number two Mom and Dad
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...php?photo=5845

    My number three Many buildings
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=1005

    My fourth is Miro's Native girl

    these all have such an interesting vantage point and they all kinda transport me into the image/the place and time. They all have beautiful compositions and great lighting. they all tell a very distinct story in three very different ways---
    I'll be really interested to see everyone's picks for the pic of the year.

    :)
  • 01-19-2005, 09:51 AM
    Chunk
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    I think that Steph_B's Skookumchuk is the most memorable of these - I don't think I've seen a better photo anywhere online this year.
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=6152

    ...closely followed by Nat's selfportrait.
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...read.php?t=497

    I also like dadas115's gator
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=1410

    There are many other terrific shots among these that I couldn't really rank. This has been an enjoyable year to be a member of this community. Thanks to all involved.
  • 01-19-2005, 11:37 AM
    another view
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    I'm gonna toss in another vote for Steph B's shot...
  • 01-19-2005, 06:07 PM
    Photo-John
    Thanks - Checking Problem
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Chunk
    Some of the links to photos on the Oct 2003 to March 2004 archive do not work. The ones I noticed are near the bottom of the page - Michael Fanelli - BrettChisholm - MellissaD - Sebastian - maybe more, I didn't check them all.

    Chunk-
    Thanks for pointing that out. When we switched forum software, the old forums got archived and I forgot to fix all the links. It's going to take a bit to get them fixed. In the meantime, I've made some changes to the archive page to indicate when the images were chosen. That way you don't have to worry about looking at older photos (although they're still worth looking at). And maybe we can get the people who's posts are MIA to post them in this thread, so people can really see them.

    The updated Featured Photo Archive pages will be live tomorrow afternoon. And we'll keep this discussion open until the end of the month, at which point we'll post the poll.

    Thanks!
  • 01-19-2005, 06:18 PM
    Peter_AUS
    Re: Thanks - Checking Problem
    One thing I think, if the moderators are going to be selecting the finalists which I think you mentioned above, then we should exclude ourselves from nominating images as contenders, to show that we are unbiased towards a particular image or person.

    Just my thoughts on the subject.
  • 01-19-2005, 06:29 PM
    Photo-John
    Re: Thanks - Checking Problem
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Flashram_Peter_AUS
    One thing I think, if the moderators are going to be selecting the finalists which I think you mentioned above, then we should exclude ourselves from nominating images as contenders, to show that we are unbiased towards a particular image or person.

    Just my thoughts on the subject.

    That's fine. I was going to keep my thoughts to myself. But I don't really consider this a nomination process. It's just so that we know what the community is thinking and keep their opinions in mind when we make our choices. This is an admittedly sloppy and imperfect process. I'm going to let it be that way and leanr from it. Next year I'll make sure it's more respectable :-)

    John
  • 01-19-2005, 10:34 PM
    Dzerzhinski46
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    I guess that means I get a say in this!! :D Well, here are my humble suggestions:

    villenadecorte: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...php?photo=2299 (very nearly my favorite)

    Irakly Shanidze: Quartet of assorted instruments
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...php?photo=4343

    Revolver: Quetico Evening
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=7389

    fotoscheu: night on the danube
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=6178

    Tuna: Playful
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...php?photo=4825

    My picks. Hope they are helpful.

    Dzerzhinski
  • 01-20-2005, 06:27 PM
    mtbbrian
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    I submit this from gahspidy
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=7606
    I also submit any images that have a bike or were shot with a Holga!
    Brian
  • 01-20-2005, 07:43 PM
    mjs1973
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    After going thru the archives, these are the images that caught my eye, and kept my attention:


    1. Native American Girl by Miro
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=5556

    2. Quartet of Assorted Instrumnets by Irackly
    http://gallery.photographyreview.com...php?photo=4343

    3. Rock Star by Nina
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=6683

    4. Gator by Dadas115
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=1410

    5. Sunrise Smyrna by Chunk
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...ead.php?t=2956
  • 01-23-2005, 02:55 AM
    opus
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    I would love to be able to see the one by mroda (lone swimmer in swimming pool) better, but the link doesn't work. Is it just me?


    The Paul Wolf one doesn't work either.
  • 01-23-2005, 05:30 PM
    Photo-John
    Working On It
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kellybean
    I would love to be able to see the one by mroda (lone swimmer in swimming pool) better, but the link doesn't work. Is it just me?

    No, Kelly. It's not just you. When we changed forum software, the old stuff got archived. But I never changed the links. There are a few other problems, but I'm hoping to get those links corrected on Monday. I want all images from last year to get some attention and have a fair chance. They were all good or they wouldn't be in the archive. And the archive should work, anyway.
  • 01-25-2005, 10:25 AM
    Seb
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    While I would see some pictures that weren't featured as the best of 2004, I won't go there as I understand that this would kickly get impossible for you guys to manage considering the volume of quality pictures posted here.

    With that in mind, here are my favorites photographs (in order) among the featured pictures of last year:

    1) Playful by Tuna

    2) PW034 by Retagger

    3) Park Ave Under the Metro North by Gahspidy

    4) Mom & Dad by Almo

    5) Bunkhouse in Wheat Fields by Awkwards

    6) Many Buildings by Yoyo Szeto

    7) Sarah Fair by d4xycrq



    Seb
  • 01-25-2005, 10:29 AM
    Todd Patten
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    I'm voting for the shadow of Kelly's boob :)
  • 01-25-2005, 11:41 AM
    Photo-John
    Mike Roda's Polynesia Image
    kelly-
    I'm having trouble with the archives. So I'm going to try to contact all psrties with missing images and have them re-post, send me copies, or in this case, a link:

    http://www.pbase.com/mroda/image/29452531

    I want to make sure all images in the Featured Photo archive get seen and get a fair chance.
  • 02-05-2005, 09:56 PM
    villenadecorte
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    Tuna's - Playful
    Gahspidy's - Park Ave Under the Metro North
    Irakly's- Quartet
  • 02-10-2005, 12:40 AM
    gahspidy
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    I hate to be the one who can't decide, but I really find it almost impossible to choose a favorite or best of the bunch. I feel all the images are very strong and I like them all for different reasons. some are powerful, some subtle, some just beautiful. I'm going to leave it to the Mods, and will be fine with whatever gets chosen, as they are all worthy. ( Glad I'm not a moderator at this time) !
  • 02-21-2005, 11:33 PM
    Michael
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    Most definitely Miro's Native American Girl! I love that shot.
  • 03-04-2005, 12:01 PM
    bcoble
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    Sunset Bond is one of the best I have seen in a long time. :)
  • 03-08-2005, 07:01 AM
    Karl Helser
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    Thanks for that !
  • 04-03-2005, 04:32 PM
    mtbbrian
    Let's End This!
    I just looked, albeit briefly, over the "votes" here and there seems to be no clear winner.
    There are 21 replies to the original post made my John, some of which were made by him.
    And the last repliy was made nearly a month ago...
    There is no clear winner.
    There are a few votes for Irakly's, gahspidy, Steph_B's.
    So what do we do here?
    Brian
  • 04-03-2005, 05:09 PM
    mdmc
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    Aren't you going to post a poll?
    (Where are the quotes when I want them?)
    Mark.
  • 04-03-2005, 05:21 PM
    almo
    Re: 2004 Photo of the Year
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Todd Patten
    I'm voting for the shadow of Kelly's boob :)

    I think I missed that one....dang!