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Cranium Competitions => International Weekly Comp Entries => Topic started by: Simple on October 25, 2016, 09:20:57 AM

Title: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Simple on October 25, 2016, 09:20:57 AM
Ayup, only 5 entries, so please VOTE!!
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: jinky on October 28, 2016, 09:47:32 AM
Gave it a bump as it`s a photo finish!
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Beaux Reflets on October 28, 2016, 11:13:39 AM
Gave it a bump as it`s a photo finish!

It is always a Photo finish  :D  :2funny:  :2funny:
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: jinky on October 29, 2016, 09:01:24 AM
Gave it a bump as it`s a photo finish!

It is always a Photo finish  :D  :2funny:  :2funny:
Yes....that`s what I meant Andy :D
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Post by: Oldboy on October 29, 2016, 09:43:23 AM
It Looks like the lard has won!  :2funny:

Well done Hinfrance.  :tup:
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Post by: jinky on October 29, 2016, 09:52:49 AM
Well done Iron H - got my vote as I was in awe of your muscle!
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Post by: David Blandford on October 29, 2016, 11:46:55 AM
Well Done Hinfrance.     :cp:
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Post by: Hinfrance on October 29, 2016, 12:15:04 PM
Well done Iron H - got my vote as I was in awe of your muscle!

Thanks all for the votes. You do realise Paul that it is my only muscle . . and probably mostly fat ;)
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Simple on October 29, 2016, 01:04:06 PM
Well Done H!! Does the H stand for Hard man???
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Post by: Reinardina on October 29, 2016, 03:56:55 PM
So, lard is considered masculine? Not in my book, but as I appreciate Howard's modesty, in trying to pass off his one muscle as lard, I voted for it anyway. Congratulations Howard, for being voted most masculine.

This competition was a bit of an education for me, as I expected the cars to get more votes, as they are supposed to be a masculine interest.

Firmly stuck in the last century, as far as my opinions on this subject are concerned, I did not think the soft, feminine side of men was considered masculine, but I stand corrected.

Thank you to those who voted for my chivalrous chain male!
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Post by: kerbside on October 29, 2016, 05:28:11 PM
I know i did not enter but it looks like we are back to the old subject of "the brief' and following it OR how far we can bend it.

How different people interpret a brief has always bemused me and that is why i limit myself to the competitions on here and this week is no exception as i think there were (IN MY OPINION) some ambiguous entries.

Masculinity to me is all things, well Male, with attributes such as being handsome, muscled, strength, boldness, aggresivness and driven. That said well done to all that entered at least you did participate unlike me.
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Reinardina on October 29, 2016, 05:50:57 PM
At least you've got an entry in the Disstance competition.
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: jinky on October 30, 2016, 08:50:55 AM
I know i did not enter but it looks like we are back to the old subject of "the brief' and following it OR how far we can bend it.

How different people interpret a brief has always bemused me and that is why i limit myself to the competitions on here and this week is no exception as i think there were (IN MY OPINION) some ambiguous entries.

Masculinity to me is all things, well Male, with attributes such as being handsome, muscled, strength, boldness, aggresivness and driven. That said well done to all that entered at least you did participate unlike me.

As ever the voter decides what is "on brief" for me. The term "masculinity" must mean so many different things to different people and has surely changed throughout history in terms of dress / attitude / within differing cultures so interpretation is always going to be wide. Thus we vote with our own reaction to what it means to us at that time. For me the car shots didn`t work with my in head definition when looking in, R`s did with the play on words in the title but not without and the gentler side of man shot challenged notions of masculinity but I went with the muscular (almost  ;)) shot seated in traditional  definition. The Oxford dcitionary gives ‘handsome, muscled, and driven, he's a prime example of masculinity’ as an example - maybe the cars do work  ;)
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Post by: Reinardina on October 30, 2016, 09:44:04 AM
Yeah, funny that.

For me, the chivalrous, medieval knight, is the epitome of masculinity.

I wonder if women see this differently from men?

Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: kerbside on October 30, 2016, 11:13:20 AM
jinky, my thoughts were the same as yours and i went for the traditional "in the gym picture", the "fluffy" man picture did nothing to inspire masculinity for me and the car pictures were on the right track but just not masculine enough.
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Post by: Hinfrance on October 30, 2016, 02:19:19 PM
OK, I admit it, I voted for the puppy. I suppose my parameters for masculine are somewhat wider than the consensus. And he has got a beard (the man, not the puppy).
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Simple on October 30, 2016, 02:36:23 PM
Isn't photography great?? I love listening, looking and above all, learning from all the different approaches and ideas that come up and sometimes challenges your own believes.
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Reinardina on October 30, 2016, 03:02:36 PM
Yes, a beard is widely considered masculine, but can be prickly, so is not on the soft side.
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: jinky on October 31, 2016, 09:18:23 AM
I like this kind of chat. I know people were always wary of doing peer critiques of images but  I`d like to see why people vote as they do (after the poll has been declared) out of interest. I know a secret vote is cherished and in the case of politics and serious stuff is to be valued but don`t see an issue in sharing why we went for one picture over another after the event.
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Beaux Reflets on October 31, 2016, 09:53:43 AM
Like Howard I voted for the puppy shot.

Even though the shadows cast by the lighting would normally have put me off, I liked the Caring angle portraid in the shot; Perhaps the strength in the modern day Masculine aspect (overriding the aged Stiff upperlip syndrome that used to dominate attitudes) appealed more than fancy cars and trim muscle.  ;)
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Reinardina on October 31, 2016, 03:53:21 PM
This time, it was very clear cut for me. Often it isn't, and then it becomes much more difficult to choose.
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: Oldboy on October 31, 2016, 07:56:57 PM
I voted for Reinardnia's shot.  :tup:
Title: Re: POLL for MASCULINITY
Post by: DigiDiva on October 31, 2016, 09:38:56 PM
Great to hear so many views. Itys an interesting debate. Wayne, my daughter's partner, is a very male male, covered in lots of huge tattoos. But they got this pup last week (he's called Banksy) and its brought out a very different, gentler side to him. In modern day masculinity, I think softness and caring being shown is a tender, lovely thing. Men shouldn't be afraid to cry, or show they care. My hubby NEVER shows his emotions or softer side so seeing Wayne, like this, moved me, it really did.