Nikita Khrushchev is waiting to make a fatal shot
Nikita Khrushchev is waiting to make a fatal shot
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      • So much detail and still not cluttered. This is hard to compete with. Great job.
      • Good one, congrats, ...but man you gotta learn about lights and shadows.
      • Yea congrats, but why worry about lights and shadows when scoring 9s and 8s with every entry...
      • good way to encourage people to get better Uncle.
      • the 9s and 10s come from people who know little of light and shadows.
      • Current voting seems to skew too high compared to the actual guidelines. I think people may be trying to be especially positive to attract more entries. I've gotten dinged on karma recently because my 6's and 7's ended up being too low (even though I think they were appropriate). In this case of this entry, I get the shadows comment, but it's stylized. And, even if the overall score is maybe higher than guidelines, the rank is appropriate.
      • voting is way to high on some entries, I vote based on my photoshop experience. This is a very good entry, wiold've been great if light and shadows mattered, yes it's stylized, but realistic and photographic, and without good lighting it looks cut out and pasted. and to New Jersey with karma. Vote realistically.
      • New Jersey = H E el el
      • Some real good choppers are no longer here, Hmmmmm I wonder why.
      • chops have deteriorated but voting has gone up.
      • OK I'm done ranting, gonna get a beer now.
      • Your right Vic, they know little of light and shadows but don't care about them either. It's favoritism voting and it's blatant and been going on for a long long time and imo the single biggest reason for the decline in FN. Fair voting is the most important piece of the FN puzzle. And without it the real good choppers are gone.
      • you make a lot of sense UC, too bad it's going this way.
      • I guess for an old timer like me it'll always be about "good" chops, the ones you go back to look over again and again, and say to yourself i'd like to do something like that.
      • I'm also an old timer and love those amazing chops of the past. Have saved many of these masterpieces to study and try to figure how they did it. And has great as they were they didn't get these scores. It was extremely hard to get a 8 or 9 and 10 was almost impossible. And it is to bad it's going this way, because soon this voter and chopper will be by themselves.
      • I was never very active on this site, a little too political for me, but lately even less and less, don't seem to like the themes anymore. Oh well everything changes and everything comes to an end.
      • Sorry wanderer for hijacking this thread.
      • Excellent composition Wanderer. Congrats. On voting it's blatant. When I've had top 3 entries that the first couple of voters place way down the field. Doesn't get more obvious than that. But I let the joy of participating override the sad background activity. I read on Wiki that FreakingNews was once in the top 10,000 websites. That's incredible. Not sure where it is now. Keep up the winning entries Wanderer. Good luck bud.
      • Looks like Mark Knopfler of Dire Straights.
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