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  1. 1. Poll for the April 2017 Challenge - Proverbs and sayings

    • HKM299 - Rubens Alarcon - Walking on thin Ice
      12
    • H3A28G - GS-Images - One step at a time
      3
    • H5YY48 - Eden - Till the cows come home
      8
    • HYFXHA - Allan Bell - Cheap as chips
      2
    • HDXER2 - Spacecadet - A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...
      1
    • GKRG2W - Jill Morgan - Anything you can do, I can do better
      7
    • DJ3FA1 - Abiyoyo - This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces it to Surrender
      1
    • HGMA61 - pazmander - Trust in Allah, but keep your camel tied up (Arabian proverb)
      16


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Thank you all for taking part!

 

As usual you made it quite difficult: my lightbox holds 29 images.
I have tried to balance images and meaning this time.
It's a personal list of course, but there's something here for everybody:
 

 

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01 - HKM299 - Rubens Alarcon - Walking on thin Ice

 

 

adult-moorhen-gallinula-chloropus-walkin

 

02 - H3A28G - GS-Images - One step at a time

 

 

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03 - H5YY48 - Eden - Till the cows come home

 

 

advertising-free-chips-with-meals-HYFXHA

 

04 - HYFXHA - Allan Bell - Cheap as chips

 

 

a-woman-drinking-a-shot-of-ginja-sour-ch

 

05 - HDXER2 - Spacecadet - A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...

 

 

border-collie-watches-another-dog-herdin

 

06 - GKRG2W - Jill Morgan - Anything you can do, I can do better

 

 

pete-seeger-at-the-solar-expo-jam-folk-f

 

07 - DJ3FA1 - Abiyoyo - This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces it to Surrender

 

 

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08 - HGMA61 - pazmander - Trust in Allah, but keep your camel tied up (Arabian proverb)

 

 

 

Voting will close on Friday May 5th, midnight, London time.

 

Good luck!

wim

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Thanks for including mine. Some real good ones in there.

 

Jill

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Thanks for including one of mine, Wim. Much appreciated.

 

Gareth

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Many thanks for including mine, Wim...I enjoyed the challenge!

Eden

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Wim, thanks for including me. As always there were lots of marvellous pictures to choose from.

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Excellent challenge Wim.

 

Thank you for including one of mine in the final line up.

 

The others are so good I am having difficulty choosing one. (NOT my own of course, wouldn't be cricket.)

 

Allan

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Looks like I am going to have to vote for myself after all.

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Congrats to the finalists! Difficult choice for us voters   :)

 

Kumar (the Doc one)

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Looks like I am going to have to vote for myself after all.

But you made it to the finals :huh:

OK, you probably won't win that Land Rover Discovery in which the winner will drive home. But hey .... to quote Winston Churchill: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." -_-

 

C'mon Spacecadet. Hold your head up high. This will cheer you up ^_^

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

Aww, I thought it was going to be a glass of Orval Tripel for a minute there.

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Thank you for including one of my pictures, Wim. This was a fun topic with lots of interesting shots. I really enjoyed it.

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Looks like I am going to have to vote for myself after all.

But you made it to the finals :huh:

OK, you probably won't win that Land Rover Discovery in which the winner will drive home. But hey .... to quote Winston Churchill: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." -_-

 

C'mon Spacecadet. Hold your head up high.

will cheer you up ^_^

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

Aww, I thought it was going to be a glass of Orval Tripel for a minute there.

 

Mark,

 

Orval is a great beer. But it has only 6.9%.

It took me a while to find out that that Ginja Espinheira is only 23%.

Your image however scored 33.3% on everypixel aesthetics!

 

wim

 

edit: +links

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Well done Wim, good choices, difficult decision!

:)

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Let's give this voting a little bump.

 

Do you think you can beat the everypixel aesthetics ranking algorithm?

Please leave your vote!

 

There's even one image still without votes.

Here's the original April Challenge.

 

There's a bit over one day left.

A Thank You for everyone who already has voted. (You can change your vote until May 5th midnight London time.)

For now the shackled camel seems to be in the lead.

 

wim

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12 hours left to vote in the April Challenge.

Please give your vote in the poll at the top of this thread.

 

Here's the completel Challenge.

 

wim

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Well, I had to vote for myself after all!

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Well, I had to vote for myself after all!

 

It's not a public vote, so nobody will know.

;-)

 

wim

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30 minutes!

 

(as the say on BBC Masterchef)

 

wim

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And that completes this Challenge.

 

Pazmander's camel won the race.

And he will stage the next challenge. (No not the camel.)

 

Congratulations Pazmander!

 

 

And to everybody who took part in the challenge and all the voters: a yuge thank you!

 

As a funny aside: I let the infamous miss everypixel aesthetics score the images on the shortlist and the final 8. Here they have been listed from lowest to highest score on her scoring tool.

 

And she was right for number 1:

 

pazmander - Trust in Allah, but keep your camel tied up. (Arabian proverb)- 99.4% - 16 votes = 32.65%

Abiyoyo - This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces it to Surrender - 64.7% - 1 vote = 2.04%

Jill Morgan - Anything you can do, I can do better. - 41.1% - 7 votes = 14.29%

spacecadet - A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.... - 33.3% - 1 vote = 2.04%

Allan Bell - Cheap as Chips - 16.2% - 2 votes = 4.08%

Eden - Till the cows come home - 10.2% - 8 votes = 16.33%

Geoff Smith - Take things one step at a time - 5.4% - 3 votes = 6.12%

Rubens Alarcon - Breaking the ice -or- Walking on thin ice - 2.4% - 11 votes = 22.45%

 

(her percentage - our percentage)

 

This was a fun challenge with a good turnout.

Again: congratulations Pazmander!

 

wim

 

edit:

In case anybody would wonder about the difference in the percentages:

That last vote was really very late, so it was not included in my numbers.

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Well done, Pazmander!

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Congratulations Pazmander!

 

Wim, thank you for coming up with a fun topic, and for the additional stats.

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Thanks to everyone who voted for the camel, and thanks especially to Wim for setting an interesting and imaginative challenge. This month’s is more prosaic, but I hope it works. The theme is ‘Transport’. So, trains and boats and planes, and any other means used to get from A to B.

 

Please submit up to three images, which should be from the Alamy collection. 

 

Deadline is midnight, May 31, after which I will shortlist to 8 images for the vote.

 

A couple of examples follow.

 

Good luck everyone!

 

Gareth

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the-siklo-funicular-in-budapest-that-run

qatar-airways-airbus-a380-800-being-load

tram-on-a-crowded-istiklal-caddesi-istan

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Eden, Rubens and Philippe - thanks very much for your congratulations. Appreciated!

 

Gareth

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Done, thanks for pointing that out, Philippe. I'll get the hang of this one day.

 

Gareth

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