77087) Which of these images should win the ECM Mage Photo contest?

Number of voters: 280
* a) <img100*0:stuff/Firemage_At_Night.jpg>
Number of votes: 42 (15%)
* b) <img100*0:stuff/Fire_Magic.jpg>
Number of votes: 53 (19%)
* c) <img100*0:stuff/Mage_in_Blue.jpg>
Number of votes: 21 (8%)
* d) <img100*0:stuff/Mage_Coffee.png>
Number of votes: 9 (3%)
* e) <img100*0:stuff/Forest_Mage.jpg>
Number of votes: 128 (46%)
* f) <img100*0:stuff/At_the_Mage_Tower.jpg>
Number of votes: 17 (6%)
* g) <img100*0:img/photo/133786_1249729892.jpg>
Number of votes: 10 (4%)

2009-10-03 [qunnyk]: this is very original

2009-10-04 [Seranade]: GANDALF FTW

2009-10-07 [Felandrim Armenienton]: Why does nearly everyone vote for Gandalf? A is the best one EVER!!!

2009-10-08 [RomanceRevenge]: Because [Diiwica] rocks!

2009-10-09 [Falx]: Felandrim: Probably because it's the "most typical" looking mage and, as previously mentioned by [Joe], that's what people are supposed to be voting on.

2009-10-10 [Blonka]: E!!! :D

2009-10-10 [xX Doomed Vampire Doll Xx]: B!!! All the way :D

2009-10-13 [Draconas Lyrr]: Something tells me that "e" is going to win.

2009-10-14 [Karithina]: (Noting that I'm not complaining that he doesn't fit into the contest, but more that he wasn't winning material in my view.)
I've always seen Gandalf as more of a wizard than a mage... and not just in his "official" naming.

Mages (or magicians) tend to be more "mathematical" about their spells than wizards from what I've seen. Wizards are old and wise and tend to do more of their work closer to what a witch would, (and not just in the Harry Potter sense, which hardly counts in any argument).
While it is a beautiful picture and a wonderful costume I think he doesn't really fit into the term of a "typical mage", as he is more of a debatable one. At times he is referred to as a mage, but I see him more as a wizard.

I loved all of the entries, especially A and F (and D had a wonderful concept!) but I voted for F because I felt it fit the "typical mage" role the best and was also coincidentally the most aesthetically pleasing.

2009-10-14 [Sliverbane]: Pity, I missed the chance to submit. The tiki-torch staff...lol

2009-10-15 [Draconas Lyrr]: I didn't even know it was supposed to actually be Gandalf, I just said it as a joke, but, then again, I've never been an overly large LotR fan, I prefer Elminster, who is a mage. =D

2009-10-15 [Karithina]: Hehe I have no problem with him if he's not referencing Gandalf, but the fact it looked like he was shifted my vote drastically =o

2009-10-15 [Falx]: I think it would be kind of neat to do a photo contest of alchemists. Sorry, but [Karithina]'s mention of people being "mathematical" about spells got me thinking about alchemy.

2009-10-16 [Draconas Lyrr]: I think that he is supposed to be Gandalf, I just didn't know. =P

2009-10-16 [Falx]: I don't think that's what he was trying for, but I could be wrong. The title on the photo was "Forest Mage"

2009-10-18 [Draconas Lyrr]: Oh, ok. Oops. >_>

2009-10-20 [brandondav53]: i vote for the old guy too

2009-10-20 [Kaeirdwyn]: I wanted to see something that really looked magical. Only the first one looked real. The others just didn't or looked like dress up

2009-10-23 [Felandrim Armenienton]: (To Kaeirdwyn) Thanks. I do SO agree with you!!

2009-10-28 [Cillamoon]: How close are we to announcing a winner?

2009-10-29 [Draconas Lyrr]: By the looks of the poll, should be soon. XD lol

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