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||After living near Seattle for 7 1/2 years, we moved back to Brisbane, Australia in September 09.
I have mixed feelings about that move. After all those years, Washington was very much home to us, and there is a lot that I love about it.
On the other hand, there is also very much to love about Brisbane - except for the horrid heat which I hate with a passion!
My voting philosophy:
I like to start at 5. If a photo is adequate, technically acceptable, on topic but basic and uninspired, it gets a 5.
If I must, I deduct points for flaws. It is very rare (but does happen) that a photo deserves a 1.
On the other hand, I also add points for interest, appeal, technical difficulty/mastery, imagination, humor etc etc etc. 10's are rare, but they do happen also.
I try not to let any personal hang-ups influence my judgment of a photo, e.g. I'd do my best to judge the quality of your macro of a cockroach (something I hate with a passion), even if it IS making my stomach do flip flops. However, there is a limit to that - some basic conventions need to be observed to be considered in good taste.... I won't put up with EVERYTHING!
I aim to be fair, but it is impossible to completely avoid personal preference, that's just the way it works.
Competing around here is tough - the overall quality of work is so impressive.
Sometimes I remind myself that my rather so-so average is, after all, average of a wonderfully talented collection!
I'm no expert, but if I can help with something related to photography or post processing, send me a pm - I enjoy teaching.
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