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Votes Cast: 52,686
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Avg Vote Received: 5.6100
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    Free Study 2014-07 :: Couldn't Drag Me Away
    Low Contrast II :: Low Tide
    Bite Me :: Surf Rage
    Good II :: Return to Freedom Ranch - A Good Place for Wild Horses
    A Part of A Thing :: Entry to Justice
    Raking Light :: Five Five Zero
    And The Winner Is... :: 1 For Fun
    In The Spirit Of: Bear_Music :: One Feather, Venerable Hippie of East Beach
    Work II :: The Ironmonger
    Book Cover :: Copyright 2007 - Kaz II Publishing
    4th of July Celebrations :: Lives, Fortune and Sacred Honor
    Artificial Symmetry II :: Kalei-TOE-scope
    Honorable Mentions
    Chips :: The IKEA Collection
    Icons of the Macabre :: Road Trip
    User Profile
    Name: Bill Banning Age: 63
    Username: wbanning
    Gender: M
    Type: Member Location: Santa Barbara, CA
    Cameras: Fujifilm X-T2
    Apple iPhone 6+
    Fujifilm X-T1
    Fujifilm X100T
    Lenses: Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS
    Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4 R IOS
    Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR
    Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R
    Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR
    Fujifilm XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM.OIS WR
    Registered: Mar. 21st 2010
    Contact: Private Message
    URL: http://billbanning.com
    Biography: I've been playing with photography for over 40 years. Started out with a 35mm Minolta SRT-101 and a home darkroom in the garage. I'm currently at the peak of a 30+ year career in education. No need to bore you with details. Suffice it to say, I've spent decades with photography and public education.

    How I Vote:
    First Pass: Assign 5 or 6
    - 6's for entries that immediately engage my interest or appreciation of emotional content, appropriate composition and technique, effective processing, abstract/creative vision, or a unique/interesting take on the challenge.
    - 5's for images that fail to engage my interest, or are lacking in emotion or creative vision, are tired cliches, shoehorns, little more than a snapshot, or just plain not interesting for me to look at.
    Second Pass of 6's: Re-scoring to a range of 6-10
    - 6's for most entries originally scored as a 6 using the criteria above. I like the image and find it to be above average, but not a stand-out or inspiring for me.
    - 7's for any entry I'd be proud to have entered. Something that I believe to be technically within my capacity to emulate (and would aspire to).
    - 8's for inspiring images that make me stop and reflect on the techniques or creative vision. Something that might be just outside my capacity to emulate (for now), but demonstrates technique or a way of seeing that I would like to learn.
    - 9's for outstanding images that stop me in my tracks with a "wow factor" that makes me want to keep looking or keep coming back. May or may not be within my current technical capacity to emulate, but are definitely inspiring.
    - 10's for only what I consider to be the most exceptional images that additionally appeal to my eclectic and evolving personal tastes. I often add 10's to my list of favorites.
    Second Pass of 5's: Re-scoring to a range of 5-1
    - 5's for most entries originally scored as 5. Either lacking technically, compositionally, or creatively, and/or are just not my cup of tea.
    - 4's for images that to me are technically weak, compositionally disorganized, lacking a discernible subject and/or connection to the challenge theme.
    - 3's for entries that really miss the mark for me. Lacking a combination of aesthetics, technicals, creativity, and/or connection to the challenge.
    - 2's for... well - I just don't give 2's at this time. [If I change my mind and give a 2, I'll be back to revise this.] The act of participation alone seems to warrant a three or better. Unless I'm feeling really grumpy and judgmental and feel like giving a...
    - 1 for the extremely rare entry that I presume to be a purposeful attempt at failure, or that I find to be egregiously offensive (and I'm not easily offended).

    My Limited, but Highly Prized Bling:

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    Average: 7.0404
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