Am I missing something or are these the same?

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I was just looking at the Landscapes category (I went to look at sunset photos, with regards to my previous post about making Sunsets a category) and spotted what I've posted, below -- the two photos on the right struck me as being the same. Maybe they're not. It's up to Pixoto :-)

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From what I've seen in a few days looking in categories leaderboard and profiles is full of images slightly cropped, software manipulated to look different, tone mapped and so on (maybe more old images), but this images have won various awards against probably much better images, worthy of composition, light, subject and what really matters in a good photo,relatively to the ability of the photographer.

Look at the top ten in this category, and the image that has taken more points: the valve. Well, after look in guy's profile.

Look with attention at this valves in the profile, you can see oversaturation, artifacts, really BAD software manipulation (in contest of photograpy) but pixoto community has voted as better.
Is this photograpy? I don't think so, if i have to do this kind of manipulation to see my future images make points (i say future because i'm really novice and try to make better every day) well, I think that I'll feel compelled to learn elsewhere . This, however, with displeasure because obviously there are on pixoto many really good photographers who can teach so many things to this kind of photoshopper but they do not place well because of the community judgment .

My 2 cents :)
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it seems that the guy really love this valve, lol.

"Another" version today, and as expected still placing really good, top 2%

Well, if the community likes and rewards this kind of photography, he is doing right :)
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i'ts about to also talk about photograpy in a community ? I said he is doing right to win, sorry if it hits you :)

Usually i blame only who write in capitals.
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Lenore it was taken by two different people. we are group of photographers and we went out together on that day. I can prove you that. he is my friend Charlie. we were working in the same before.
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Its a shot we have seen before......
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yes Terry because these photos has not given any chance to compete and retain there positions. These photos were accused of being property of 1 tog which is not, as Mark said we took these photos at the same time. we're friends and we live in the same place called Hatyai but now i moved to Phuket and i seldom go visit there. And to make this issue finished and to make all of us enjoy just let this issue go 'cuz we don't violate any rules here. Thanks for ur kind consideration. It just happen that were friends and not only that but we're relatives 'cuz our wives are first cousins.
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Hi Lenore, there was discussion some time ago about these 2 photos and as Mark and Charlie said here also, they went to photograph that location together.

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