2011 TFW Funnies Awards - Best Photography Voting Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Funnies' started by Autobus Prime, Feb 24, 2012.

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If pen > sword, and picture > 1kword, whose comic is a photographic doomsday machine?

Poll closed Feb 27, 2012.
  1. Mini-Bot's Comic Fluff of (Sharpness +1)

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. PurdueAV2003's Time Shinki (of Vengeance +1)

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. Polenicus' Warring at Play (of Farstrarfing +1)

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  4. Neo Vox's Cooking with Ironhide (of Floury Peril +1)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Coolhand's Out of the Dead Land (Sacre Bleu +1)

    15 vote(s)
    44.1%
  6. diwong's Toy Stories with Optimus and Friends (of Shine +1)

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    0.0%
  7. Kryptokyron's Bad Comedy (of Composition +1)

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    0.0%
  8. Radioactive Ravage's Kingdom of Evan (of Gestures +1)

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  9. StarfireMk2's Transformers Retribution (of Clarity +1)

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    5.9%
  10. Thecollector's Red Skies Lie (of Shadows +1)

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    2.9%
  11. Pun3x's Roll Call (of Impossibility +1)

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  12. Hype1's Transforming the Unknown (of Vile Darkness +1)

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. Autobus Prime

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    Hey shutterbugs, it's time to vote for your favorite photography!

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    First, it's Mini-Bot's comic fluff, at perhaps its least fluffy! Were dastardly
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    Next up, it's Time Shinki, showing just what one can do with a lot of ingenuity
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    Now for something devilishly delicious starring the leading lady of Polenicus' Warring at Play and her lovely counterpart from Prime Time, and of course Wheeljack, always looking good in his impossible-to-transform Alternatoryness...

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    Still not satisfied? Still hungry for more? Well, look no further than Neo Vox's Cooking with Ironhide, for a belly full of creative photography and battery toy-endangerment!

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    And while you're stuffing down baked goods, let's peruse the next entry - Coolhand's Out of the Dead Land, resplendent in glorious blue! As I recall, this was done with lighting...


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    And on the lighter side, diwong's Toy Stories with Optimus and Friends. Look at
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    And meanwhile, here is Kryptokyron, creating vast worlds full of (excellent) Bad Comedy!


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    ...while in the Kingdom of Evan, Starscream chows down on every scenic property through the magic of magnificent posing and gestures!

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    ...and it's not over yet! The competition's made all the tougher this year, because perennial fine photographer StarfireMk2 had more toys to endanger in outdoor shots, or to showcase with more safety in crisp studio work!

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    ...while the Collectors' Red Skies Lie, ending early as it did, is not to be denied its share of creative posing and use of backlight!

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    Meanwhile, Pun3x is fully up to his usual standards in Roll Call, and some of the best photography was reserved for the famous Megatron vs. 2 Strike fight! Look closely at those poses, folks! How did he do some of those?!

    (While it was also in the fight poll, I kept the Megs fight in, just because the photography in the shots here looked too great to pass up.)

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    And now, Hype1's Transforming the Unknown. I almost put this one aside, I admit,
    because I wasn't sure where the effects started and the photography ended...
    and FX are more for the FX poll...

    ...but then I realized that this seamlessness was itself a good feature of the photography,
    because the lighting and posing matches so well with the postprocessing.

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  2. Keith Prime

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    Why are there so many panels? I thought it was supposed to be a single picture for each nomination, to be judged on artistic criteria: camera angle, lighting, posing of the figure, awareness of the background, etc.
     
  3. Lock Cade

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    So many good choices... I have no clue who to vote for...

    @ Keith Prime -- In the past couple of Funnies Awards, the material being nominated for Best Photography has always been from an entire comic update to better show off people's photography. It's nearly impossible to show people's best photography if only one comic image is being shown. Best Panel is the only category in the Funnies Awards to show off a single comic image/panel.
     
  4. Coolhand

    Coolhand Spiff's Stunt Double

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    Voted. I had to flip a coin. I wish I had more than one vote, that's how frickin' hard it was to make the choice.
     
  5. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Bumping this back up to the first page.
     
  6. Autobus Prime

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    KP: Yeah, it wasn't made too clear that this was considering the comic as a whole, or at least in a batch. :)  This is how it was done last year, and previously. To treat it as a 'best individual photograph' category does have some merit, however, and perhaps we should consider this next year - the 'best panel' overlaps, but that contest includes FX, and they generally have a lot of influence on which one wins.

    CH: When did Britain start using 13 sided coins???!! :) 
     
  7. Lock Cade

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    Bumping this back up to the first page.
     
  8. Keith Prime

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    Voted. ^-^
     
  9. Lock Cade

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    Bump. Better get those votes in before poll closes January 27th at 1:38 AM.
     
  10. Lock Cade

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    Congrats to Coolhand! :D 
     
  11. Hype1

    Hype1 D Witwicky biographer

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    Two words.... Land. Slide.

    Easy to see why tho, congrats again CH!
     
  12. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout The Immortal Colasour TFW2005 Supporter

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    Coolhand must now proceed to make a victory dance video...set to Eiffel 65's "I'm Blue" song and with a blue filter taped to the video camera lens.
     
  13. Keith Prime

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    Congrats on the landslide.
     
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    :lol 

    And oh man, it's been ages since I've last listened to that song!
     
  15. Autobus Prime

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    Congratulations to Coolhand, and thanks to everyone who sent nominations!
     
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    On behalf of the camera, the GIMP lighting filters, and the Force FX lightsaber that provided our lighting for that scene, I'd just like to say a huge thanks to everyone who voted for Out Of The Dead Land. A full speech is currently being put together, but in the meantime, once again, thank you. :) 
     
  17. Pun-3X

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    Congrats! Your shots there were perfect examples of why your photography is some of the best I've ever seen. A lot of us have learned great camera angles and dynamics, but you've got lighting down on top of that!

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    Congrats, CH. The lighting was simply amazing.
     
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