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April07 Imaging/Sketching Contest Finals Poll!

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Poll: April07 Imaging/Sketching Contest Finals Poll! (793 member(s) have cast votes)

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#26 jer1ch0

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:23 PM

Of course, all of the images are brilliant.

But for me the sketch of M51 wins as this this is nearest to what I am most likely to see at the eyepiece. Stare at it for a while and you can almost see it move and swirl, just like the real thing.
It is pure.
 

#27 Scott Horstman

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:13 PM

All images are great! No loosers here at all. Excellant detail in the sketch of 51 and great result from the film shot of 4565. What can be said about the others but :jawdrop:
I'll not tell who I voted for though. ;)
 

#28 Tailwag

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:23 PM

Tough choice, every entry is really first class. :grin:
 

#29 Erix

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:40 PM

Wow, I'm having a very difficult time picking one! Excellent job everyone!
 

#30 jacat

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 10:25 PM

WOW! These are all fantastic and for sheer detail & color intensity I had to pick Mr. Cook and a neck 'n neck (photo) finish for Anstey and M63.

Methinks perhaps a separate category would be more appropriate for the wonderful sketch(s?) by SGT500 --- as someone remarked earlier, "apples to oranges, strawberry's to-" etc. etc.. :question:

I'm kinda' "old-school" myself and have much appreciation for such beautiful examples of manual artistry by true craftsmen...:cool:

Best regards to you all - you're all winners!! :bow: :bow:

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#31 BradC

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:21 PM

Wow, all great entries, but that M63 just looks so THREE DIMENTIONAL, like you could fall right into the center!
 

#32 Tuugii

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:37 PM

its so hard to vote for only one of them...everyone has done very well!
 

#33 Tuugii

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:39 PM

its so hard to vote for the one...everyone has done very well!

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#34 paul rapp

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 03:26 AM

fantastic images. chalk up one for sgt500. i know that all the imagers put in hours of blood, sweat and tears or they would not be in the finals. their images are superb. but an eye, an eyepiece, a scope and a pencil snag my vote and my imagination. fantastic detail, and it really looks like that! well done.

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#35 NairB

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 03:57 AM

All very good indeed but one really stood out for me & should win.... :jump:
 

#36 roku

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 04:54 AM

i wish i could see things that you have photoghaphed through my scope
 

#37 Astroman

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 04:58 AM

Yeah tough ones for sure, I love nicks galaxy though lots of detail, the whale is also good, the sketch is very impressive, I have never tried drawing what I see (probably a good reason for that, I can't draw) Ralfs scan is very good, showing how it used to be done. The Lagoon to me was a little over processed but still a good image none the less. and Mikes Jupiter, wow nice image scale there Mike, great detail too but unfortunately I am all Jupitered out and prefer Deepsky so my Vote went for Nick.
 

#38 RichNH

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:23 AM

Incredibly difficult to make a decision.

I have to say, thank you for the email, it is a great idea and should be done again and again. Allows those of us trying to fight off the gators to reindex our attention once a month. Thank you again!

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#39 X-Lurker

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 08:07 AM

This one should have a tie button to click!
 

#40 netwolf

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:42 AM

I agree its a tie, to difficult to chose. I like them all.
 

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 12:00 PM

Being part of another group who judges each others images, I must say that these are very good. I see some faults, but then again I am hyper-critical. We just got off a contest featuring the Whale and I believe this one would have won. Manually guided film is old school and done very nicely here. Sketching, now that is REALLY old school. Detail in each of these are amazing. All of the contestants should be proud.
 

#42 Jacques Noir

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 05:46 PM

A really, really tough decision. All are superb. They are all winners of very separate classes if you take into account equipment and subject type. Roy M summed it up.
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#43 rick rian

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:58 PM

Wow ... hard to choose only one ... all are top notch.
Kudos to the entire group ,,,
 

#44 Dark Boy

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:17 AM

They're all wonderful. You are all winners!!!
Good luck to all! ;)
 

#45 CosmoQ

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:10 AM

Incredible images! Outstanding results. Too bad we can only pick one!
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:55 PM

Great images, I'm stunned by the Jupiter shots showing that level of detail from a 12" scope.
 

#47 8ballsct

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 09:14 PM

Argghh, why won't it accept 2 choices? What do you mean no tie? It was so hard to get my choices down to 2. In all the time I have watched the photos on Cloudy Nights, this is the first time the quality level has been this high. Congratulations everyone. If you had all been published on seperate months, you would all have won. I vote for Anstey and Cook as tied, and I see I am not alone!
I was going to send in a photo, but after seeing these I won't embarrass myself.
 

#48 johndouk

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:18 AM

It was quite a troubling choice.
All amazing images. :shocked:
Congratulations to all finalists. :applause:
 

#49 Wes James

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 06:02 AM

I had to go with Ralf T for doing with such basic, old technology- and using it beautifully. Money is not always the answer.
 

#50 Michael Nugent

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:46 PM

Every one is awesome...simply awesome!!!! Excellent work folks :waytogo: :applause:
 


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