View Full Version : TFL June Photo Contest Voting Poll

Bud Helms
July 1, 2008, 03:05 AM
Cast your vote for your favorite photo in the June Photo thread here by voting for the poll number that coincides with the post number in the Photo Contest thread.

Do not repost the photo image for which you are voting. This is a voting poll. Simply cast your vote. All images posted in this thread will be deleted.

Normal discussion is permitted.

This voting poll is scheduled to automatically close in 7 days. If voting languishes for a full day prior to that, we'll close the voting.

A new Photo Contest thread for July will be opened later today.

July 1, 2008, 04:11 AM
This was a tough choice for me. # 16 and #20 both looked like they could be magazine covers...good job on both.

Guess #16 finally won me over because I'm old, and fond of military weapons.

BTW: The lady with the shotgun is hawt! :D She deserves honorable mention.:cool:

There were many great guns and pics...made it damn hard to choose. Great job folks!

July 1, 2008, 11:46 AM
For me the choise was betwen #22, #16, #14 and #4, but my vote finaly went for number 4 becouse the mood promotet in pic.

July 1, 2008, 12:09 PM
#16 got my vote....great pic out of many good pics. :cool:

July 1, 2008, 01:29 PM
16 for me. That photo was very good.

July 1, 2008, 01:32 PM
How do we see the pics we are voting on and know what number they are?

July 1, 2008, 01:56 PM
Here's the link to the pics, the number is the post number on the top right of the post:


July 1, 2008, 02:06 PM
...I think with a little cropping (change it from horizontal format to portrait and cut out some of the dead space to the left) it would be a very dramatic pic.

It was a hard choice. I liked a whole lot of them...most of them in fact.

I was a bit creeped out by that crazed looking skinny lady pointing that shotgun at me and that pic of teddy bears with guns is just wrong. :D ;)

July 1, 2008, 02:30 PM
I too liked #39, but something was lacking with the background and I found it had a bit too much glare.

#38, while it could have used a different background, the chosen one kinda works and the photog seems to understand that if you can’t add some artistic appeal through the use of a shallow depth of field, tack sharp is the way to go. This one got my vote.

There were several other good shots and a few that look like they were taken with a circa 1999 cell phone camera.:confused:

Playboy: I waited patiently and checked often, but didn’t see an entry from you! What the…?:)

Shadi Khalil
July 1, 2008, 04:49 PM
I voted for number 5. I have always admired the photo since the begining. When I was showing the thread and my photo (which I never posted, good thing its a monthly contest) to a friend who is a brilliant photograher, she also commented on #5.

July 1, 2008, 05:04 PM
For myself, it came down to numbers 8, 16 and 34. Ultimately, I chose #34. Perhaps that is due to the fact that I had a P220 on my hip at the time. :p

It did take quite a bit of restraint to NOT vote for one of the 1911's. I just love 'em.....

July 1, 2008, 09:00 PM
I was torn between #4, #16 and #40 as my final three. I ultimately went with #16 in honor of D-Day as this was June's competition.

Kudo's to everyone who entered as there are some truly remarkable photos submitted. If this is an indication of what the monthly contests are going to be like, we're in for a real treat!

July 1, 2008, 09:43 PM
38: Pretty guns; best job with lighting (IMHO).

Lots of nice photos.
Honorable mention(s) goes to:
6, 14, 16, 20, 29

Very surprised playboypenguin didn't throw his hat into the ring:confused:

July 1, 2008, 10:54 PM
Thanks for the honorable mention. :)

July 2, 2008, 12:16 AM
i am surprised that more people haven't voted for 14.

i think its a very well rounded picture and has the right pieces for its mood.

lots of good pics to choose from though.

July 2, 2008, 03:57 PM
I voted for #38...

July 2, 2008, 04:14 PM
Alright... who's the smart alec that voted for Bud's opening thread?

July 2, 2008, 04:51 PM
Well...I guess art is in the eye of the beholder :D!!

Al Norris
July 2, 2008, 11:47 PM
#16 did it for me (after waiting for an hour for everything to load - oh how I hate dial-up!!!)

July 3, 2008, 12:44 PM
#16, Overall the best photo, great composition and the lighting was right on.

July 3, 2008, 03:50 PM
I had to vote 25. I bout peed myself. Excellent use of props.

July 3, 2008, 04:50 PM
Gotta go Navy! (photo #1)

July 4, 2008, 07:26 PM
Looks like 16 is going to win. But 38 is the much better done photo, from a technical standpoint. It really shows both guns off very well.

With a more interesting background, perhaps it could have won, instead of being a distant second.


July 4, 2008, 07:38 PM
I especially like the unicorn!