The story started few weeks back, where I posted a comment on the winning image of the challenge "Summer is coming", wondering why the winning image had so many 5,0 ratings and all the other images lots of 0,5 ratings.
After few more members wondered of the same, the member withdraw his image and remained silent since. He had just bought a new Canon 5D Mark III and this was his first entry(I kept a copy of the image with EXIF data) He must have opened multiple fakes account to assure that his image would win.
The account of the winning image is: Gpphotob
One of this fake account is: JMc2345, which is still very much in use to give lots of ratings... he used this account to post a comment on the winning image: "Congratulations on winning with this lovely image. It is fantastic and it speaks! Well done."
Actually I feel more sorry for everyone else here, as all the raking in this challenge has been messed up, just because someone (or more?) thinks, he can gain something been revengeful and kill my images.I know this is a good image, thank you for the positive comments but more important it also made a lot of fun making them with my daughter as model.
Sarchi1: nice .
Thank you Sarchi
He looks just like the one I have with me in India...
Stefano M: Great shot!
Thank you Stefano
A candid shot from a mother with her son just after the morning bath.In the tribal Tamang region of Nepal near the Tibetan border.
Image taken at the Buddhist temple next to the Boddhanath stupa near Kathmandu Nepal
and thank you!
richmorris: nicely done
Thank you too
barb_s: well done!
Jainendra Kumar: As usal.. Great Photograph ..Whenver you entered in any challenge.. The results is same..with in 5.
Thank you Kumar
Stefano M: Congratulations, nice picture.
Werli Francois: Anke is from Holland; she is very beautiful with just few little skin marks on her face which I cleaned just briefly not thinking it would be visible on 1600 pixels. So yes, retouch is not so good, I agree.I never expected this image to do well in the challenge as I thought it would not be sexy enough... but her beauty probably made the difference.She is sometime sunbathing topless and the marks on her breast are from sunburns.The picture was taken at the beach in Greece.Thank you for choosing this image anyway...
Those are her natural eyes! They are very bright because of the reflection of the sand who is in the sun.