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Top picks selection

rob77
10 Apr, 2019 10:12
Last time I got IOTD was in the paleolytic, don't even know if with the new process or the old one.

Please go around my gallery and feel free to take one here. I'm open to discussion  smile
rob77
10 Apr, 2019 10:17
Ah,

https://www.astrobin.com/394871/B/?nc=user

this one was better than my TP.

Nicer colours and a smoother processing
Die_Launische_Diva
10 Apr, 2019 10:21
Roberto, I am just asking for some self-criticism. I am sorry if I am not clear smile
rob77
10 Apr, 2019 10:27
I can't sort out what has to do self criticism with this thread. By the way if you scroll just few inches above I gave you an example
whwang
10 Apr, 2019 11:38
Everyone,

Time to relax(?) and check if we are going to see the first direct picture of a black hole. You can find the stream here:

https://www.eso.org/public/
rob77
10 Apr, 2019 11:59
Very interesting! In a hour, isn't it?
whwang
10 Apr, 2019 12:13
Within 20 minutes from now.
astroCH
10 Apr, 2019 12:37
Dear all,

I truly appreciate Astrobin as it is and don’t have to complain about the "awarding" process…as I’m so far not concerned with it smile  As Arnaud said before, both TP and IOTD are like the cherry atop the cake (that I would get once in my modest contribution), and they shouldn’t be removed. But this not the only reason I joined AB last year. I first do this lovely hobby because it makes sense for myself and I get completely nuts and thrilled while processing data showing a pleasant result after a sleepless night under the stars. As a newbie in AP, I’m learning and improving my skills  thanks to stunning images taken by experienced contributors and workflows, processes and tips shared by many guys in their image’s description. Back to the discussion about TP/IOTD, the selection could maybe show more reliable criteria that others users could hang on for a less subjective and emotional debriefing on their own image : let’s make a comparison with other ranking system used for mostly common stuffs like camera, lens, computer, TV,… When choosing a new lens for my DSLR, I’m used to rely on impartial revues/websites (not friendly linked to the any brands) that build an evaluation under given criteria that are truly related to the product itself and make sense to compare within competitor. So, there is any possible improvement by judging astrophotography ? Some people here talked about overall quality, framing, gradient, star shape, background,… Should AB increment a score (up to 100, 10 criteria get max 10 points each) while picking up an image as a TP and communicate more over this evaluation method and the final note ?  What about adding evaluation’s fields under the top-picked/IOTD image and filled in by a final “inspector”? I like also the “Editor’s choice” tag that many revues and websites put on selected products smile Hope I was able to correctly explain my personal feeling with my limited English… smile

Cheers from Switzerland.
Christophe
The_sweetest_of_the_universe
15 Apr, 2019 22:45
Io non ho capito cos'è sto TP, ma fa lo stesso.. ;P
The_sweetest_of_the_universe
15 Apr, 2019 22:46
P.S.  Ah, e nemmeno IOTD! :o
rob77
28 Apr, 2019 00:35
With all the due respect, the present IOTD it's a very nice image, I just would like to know, if you don't mind, why mine has neither been selected TP.

https://www.astrobin.com/full/360918/0/

Edit: answered. Judges can't be TP/IOTD

Cheers
Edited 28 Apr, 2019 05:50
skywalkerww37
28 Apr, 2019 03:34
Perhaps you were IOTD judge that time? I remember judges are not in the competition.
Edited 28 Apr, 2019 03:35
Ethan
28 Apr, 2019 03:42
Roberto was indeed a judge according to the 2018 staff list.

–Ethan
whwang
28 Apr, 2019 05:01
Roberto joined the IOTD staff in the later half of last year. (I can’t remember when.) Not all his photos last year were blocked from competition.
rob77
28 Apr, 2019 05:45
Judge can be at least TP as far as I remember, isn't it ?
rob77
28 Apr, 2019 05:47
Wei-Hao Wang
Roberto joined the IOTD staff in the later half of last year. (I can’t remember when.) Not all his photos last year were blocked from competition.

Nope  smile, I've been judge all along 2018
rob77
28 Apr, 2019 05:53
My questioning is answered. Judges can't be TP/IOTD. I thought just IOTD, that's my fault lol. I never read the instructions
whwang
28 Apr, 2019 06:01
My fault. I have the impression that you joined in a later stage. Perhaps it’s someone else.
 
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