View Full Version : Decisive Challenge 2012 Summer Edition Voting is Open! Please Cast Your Vote.

08-22-2012, 16:42
Have a look at the entries and rank your three favorites!

Well it's now time to have a look at the work that was a product of shooting the Challenge on August 5th. This year we limited the number of submissions to 1 per person and we have received 31 entries! There is some terrific work here, enjoy!

How do you see the images?

There are two options:

Flash Version: http://www.demasmarketinggroup.com/DChallengeSummer2012/flash/
I exported a randomized version from Lightroom in Flash format. This version provides the nicest display in my opinion. Not friendly for Mobile Devices, including iPads.

HTML Version: http://www.demasmarketinggroup.com/DChallengeSummer2012/html/
This version was created for those who would like to have a look on mobile devices (including the iPad). You can use this version with any computer as well.

How do you vote?

You can vote in this thread! Simply review the images, jot down the names of your 3 favorites, and post your choices here in this thread. Number them 1 to 3 with 1 being your favorite.


1- Girl in Boat
2- Skyline
3- Easy Does It

It's that simple!

The only rule…no voting for your own image. This will make it a little more fun and make everyone really have a look at the work of other participants.

Thanks to everyone who submitted their images, it's a really nice group!

What's at stake? Prizes!
The 3 winners will get to choose from the following prizes (Winner Chooses first, Runner-up 2nd and the 3rd place finisher gets the remaining prize):

10" Think Tank Bag
User Grade Nikon F3
100' roll of B&W Film

Now go forth and vote! :)

08-22-2012, 17:01
Entrants: If you see any mistakes I have made presenting your work please PM me ASAP.

08-22-2012, 17:42
Thanks, Kent for putting this together! There are some really nice images here. I like the 'light table' view of the html version, as it helps with selection.
So far I have narrowed it down to 6.

08-22-2012, 17:52
Thanks, Kent for putting this together! There are some really nice images here. I like the 'light table' view of the html version, as it helps with selection.
So far I have narrowed it down to 6.

Excellent, glad you found a view that works for you!

08-22-2012, 18:09
1.A dark place

2.And the band played on

3.The little observer

08-22-2012, 18:42
Some really nice photos!
My votes go to:

1. Constructivism

2. Too Late

3. The Pigeon is watching.

08-22-2012, 18:46
Unfortunately I couldn't get out on the deceicive day, so I can vote for any picture ... here my favorites :

1 - A dark place
2 - Constructivism
3 - Father & Son

08-22-2012, 18:56
my favourites are:

1. Resting on a summer day

2. The little observer

3. Simply elegant

Warren T.
08-22-2012, 19:13
Kent, how long is the voting period?


08-22-2012, 19:14
Kent, how long is the voting period?


I'll modify the first post shortly. Midnight August 29th was my thought.

08-22-2012, 19:24
1) constructivism
2) shower scene
3) not easy

08-22-2012, 19:39
1) Family Ties
2) Distinctly Apart
3) Too Late

Thanks Kent, this is a great project!

08-22-2012, 19:51
I couldn`t make it either, pity !

My choices:

1) Contemplation
2) And the band plays on
3) The Pigeon is watching

08-22-2012, 19:59
1 Contemplation

2 Father and Son

3 Resting on a Summer's Day

08-22-2012, 20:19
===My Finalists===

1. In Gorky Park
2. Fairground Ride
3. Arrival

===My Honorable Mentions====

Sun Dance
Marilyn Forever


Jamie Pillers
08-22-2012, 20:52
Kent, thanks for making this whole thing happen. MUCH appreciated. Here are my picks:
1. The Pigeon...
2. In Gorky Park...
3. Distinctly Apart

08-22-2012, 21:35
Kent, thanks for making this whole thing happen. MUCH appreciated. Here are my picks:
1. The Pigeon...
2. In Gorky Park...
3. Distinctly Apart

My pleasure Jamie! I'm happy that many have enjoyed it as much as I have.

08-22-2012, 21:58
My vote goes to:

1. Family Ties
2. Father & Son
3. Constructivism

08-22-2012, 22:27
Great photographs to choose from and plenty to go back and forth on . . . . .

1. Contemplation
2. Shower Scene
3. And the band plays on

Thanks Kent for putting in all the work with organizing, hosting the site to view the photographs, and tallying the votes!

Life is Grand!


08-22-2012, 22:57
1. Father and son
2. And the band plays on
3. Marilyn Forever

08-22-2012, 23:06
Thanks Kent for all the organisation of the contest. Really appreciated and what a nice collection.

Here is my vote:

- 1 - Cat Lovers
- 2 - And the Band Plays On
- 3 - Contemplation

08-22-2012, 23:36
1. The Little Observer
2. Inside Out
3. The Wish Tree

08-22-2012, 23:48
All, nice work.

My choices:

1. Marilyn forever
2. Shower scene
3. A Dark Place


08-23-2012, 01:56
1. shower scene

2. little observer

3 pigeon

08-23-2012, 02:01
I would have liked to have joined in with this had I been around, still, I get to look at some very good shots and add my vote. Well done to everyone who did join in and congrats to all.

1. Constructivism
2. The pigeon is watching
3. A dark place

08-23-2012, 03:13
1.The wish tree
3. A dark place


08-23-2012, 03:25
I'm sad i didn't get in on this Fun Contest ...
but I certainly ENJOYED Viewing the Entries

My Picks:
1: Too Late
2: Constructivism
3: Fairground Rules

08-23-2012, 03:45
Hopefully will join next time.
Kent, thanks for putting this together!

1- Too Late
2- In Gorky Park, waiting for the wind of change
3- Fairground Ride

08-23-2012, 03:55
1. Contemplation
2. Distinctly Apart
3. Fairground Ride

Michael Da Re
08-23-2012, 04:22
1. and the band played on
2. contemplation
3. family ties

08-23-2012, 08:10
1.The pigeon is watching.
2.In Gorky park, waiting for the wind of change
3.A Dark Place.

08-23-2012, 08:16
1- contructivism
2- a dark place
3- the pigeon is waching

08-23-2012, 08:30
1 Contemplation.

2 Shower Scene

3 Little Observer

08-23-2012, 10:37
1) Constructivism

2) In Gorky Park

3) The Pigeon is Watching

Good job to all the photographers who submitted images for this and thanks to Kent for all his efforts to make it happen.


08-23-2012, 17:03
1- Constructivism
2- In Gorky Park, waiting for the wind of change
3- The Little Observer

08-23-2012, 17:29
1 The Little Observer
2 Hot Summer Days
3 And the Band Plays On

Thanks Kent for putting all this together

Cheers, Richard

08-24-2012, 10:12
The variety in the voting is quite interesting.

Keep 'em coming!

08-24-2012, 11:01
Many very good photos; hard to narrow it down to three:

1. A Dark Place
2. Constructivism
3. Resting on a Summer Day.

08-24-2012, 11:14
1. Too Late
2. Contructivism
3. Showe Scene

Pastor Chris
08-24-2012, 11:28
Really well put together and organized!

1. Contemplation
2. And the band played on
3. The little observer

08-24-2012, 11:53
Too late but, 1. Constructivism 2. A Dark Place 3. And the Band Plays On. - Jim

08-25-2012, 11:24
Let's see some more votes!

08-25-2012, 12:14
Enjoyed seeing all the images! My vote is,
1.Family Ties.
2.Gorky Park.
3.Father and son.

08-25-2012, 16:26
What a lot of diversity !!

1- too late
2- fairground ride
3- inside out

08-25-2012, 17:12
Great showcase of talents. Thanks Kent for organizing the challenge. My votes:

1. Fairground Ride
2. Shower Scene
3. The Wish Tree

08-25-2012, 18:10
Many good pics...

1. Dark Place
2. And The Band Plays On
3. Contemplation

08-25-2012, 18:56
Well, first off, my son (almost 4 years old) is pretty definitive that he likes "The Little Observer" the best.
He calls it: "The one with the feet!"!
His #2: The Pigeon is Watching
3: Alone

Not sure if you want to count them, but I asked him twice and he gave me the same answers both times.... :)

For me...
1) Shower Scene
2) The Pigeon is Watching
3) Contemplation.

Sorry I didn't have time to participate this year- there's some good stuff as always though!


08-26-2012, 09:51
1. Constructivism
2. Mounting
3. And the Band Plays On

08-27-2012, 07:52
A little Monday morning "bump".

08-27-2012, 21:07
Was that a bump or Quake?

08-27-2012, 22:05
I'm hoping to have the film I exposed for this years Decisive Challenge developed in time for next years Decisive Challenge. :D

As a result, my compromising photos of Kent with Cindy Sherman will have to wait. Kudos to all who submitted entries and to Kent for organizing the event in spite of the sabotage efforts from Mike.

1) A Dark Place
2) Constructivism
3) Father & Son

08-27-2012, 22:32
My favourites are:

1: Contemplation
2: Alone
3: Not easy for everyone

08-28-2012, 13:13
Voting closes Midnight tomorrow night, get your votes in!

OK, time for my vote:

A Dark Place
Shower Scene

I had a terrible time narrowing down my favs. There are three other images that I could just as easily plug in here. Great work everyone!!

08-28-2012, 13:16
Kent you are so right,so many good images it was hard to choose

dan in marin
08-29-2012, 17:38
Great Work Everyone, very hard to only pick three

1. Construction
2. Shower Scene
3. Contemplation

08-29-2012, 18:26
Just a few hours left to vote. Please let us know your rankings, it's going to be a close contest.


Warren T.
08-29-2012, 18:50
1) Gorky Park
2) Father and Son
3) A Dark Place

All the entries were great. :)


08-29-2012, 23:19
OK everyone, voting is officially closed. I'll tally up the votes and announce the winner in a day or so.