What is a WOMAN?

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Well I gave to praise those who voted for this picture of mine in an ocean of young, sexy models. They brought it up to 595 but it only took a few hours to bring it down to 579 and still going.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Why is it that it still is a category women when it should be a separate "models" category.
It felt great to have the only over 25 black and white picture in the top 10. She is a woman, as many other millions. she does not carry guns and does not show skin but why is it that she was all alone there in the 10%.
Are there no other women from the REAL life that deserve to be there. Are they not subject to decent photographers?
No sex no sale?
Too bad. I know many beautiful women over 30, 40, 50, 60 and more that would deserve to be portrayed here.
Don't you think?
Anyway thank you to all those voting. You voted for a woman not a picture.
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Ralph Harvey

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A refreshing change John. a very nice image well done !
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John L Herlo

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Thank you Ralph.
I really appreciate it. More so because it is a sad view when looking not only at "women portraits" but at "people" most of the top 200 are just young women who are actually models.
Take care,
John
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I do agree that there should be a separate models category, because people should be more about real, natural people, doing real things in real life.
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John, your picture is fantastic! Personally, I must say, in a duel, I always prefer the black and white which is very much better for portrait and I prefer pictures of old people (man or woman). These pictures tell me stories. If I see a natural and a posed picture I prefer the natural one. I also noticed that the most voters vote for a sexy woman as you say, they vote for a woman and not for a picture and I also agree that Pixoto should create a model category to upload all these women and also most of the wedding photography
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Thanks Michelle. I do agree that when you want to tell a story black and white or sepia do it much better.
Everybody, except those posting those women, agree that there is a need for a separate category altogether something like "models": women, man, etc. :-)
Some of the same women are in the wedding and in the fashion categories.
There are weird things happening like having a picture go fast to 595 and then drop suddenly 10-15 or more points. It happened quite a few times to be a coincidence.
Oh well. Are there any perfect sites? :-)
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Harshul Vaid

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John try Viewbug you will like it
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Harshul Vaid

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Hi John,
Interestingly we all loose to guys from Indonesia.
I just saw your last three Imageduels
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Hi John, your image is both beautiful and extremely emotional. I would have been proud to have captured such a moment. I'm sure that most of us have have lost someone in the past and your b/w image says it all "No words". I would have voted for your image above all those model portraits and that is coming from someone that has numerous images of such models.
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John L Herlo

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Thanks Bill. On one side is my mother on the other my father. So the picture does have a particular resonance with me. And as Michelle said when there is something special to say, a story a feeling, B&W will do it.
Again thanks for your kind words.
John
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Welcome to pixoto. HOT to FLASH.. Remember John this is a popularity contest not a site for photo quality contest. If it is hot or it is flash you will loose to it.. or Unless you are from Indonesia and have bot software to manipulate the site.
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as an example:
this: https://www.pixoto.com/images-photogr...

wins over this: https://www.pixoto.com/images-photogr...

It's a free site! :-)
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"Indonesia" thats what I have been saying since a while now.
pick up a few random "Good" images and they would have lost to someone from indonesia.
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John L Herlo

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dc. I tend to agree with you.
I am no great photographer but 99% of my pictures are pure. I only use LR4 to correct them.
As I was telling Michelle, I seem to, as of lately, hit a ceiling at 595. After that they drop like stones in the ocean. 10-15-....70 points.
So that is why I do agree with you that something doesn't seem right.
I used to be on Fotopedia but that one got weird too. However they came up with something like Fotoedia reorter that seems to be really interesting.
I'll just wait and see what is going on.
Hot and Flas or Hot and Flesh....:-)
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Yes I reported this to Jason about a year ago how it can be manipulated and they did the obivous that I showed them But well... they are more interested in money then other things. So If you want to have fun take 4 of your buddies on sat night after the new pics are up and you can have a game of it.

Sad but true.

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