1st Photo Contest

9 years 4 months ago #144019 by Papabear63
ok, the camera club at work is having a photo contest and i have to select 3 pictures to submit for it. your help in choosing and critiques are welcomed.

















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9 years 4 months ago #144069 by prayer_warriorsx2
I would go with #1, and the nightime city shot (level it first) and the bridge shot (level that one as well)

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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #144071 by McBeth Photography
#1 is the best in my mind. :beerbang:

It is what it is.

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9 years 4 months ago #144072 by Maria21
My vote is for the guitar, the NYC skyline (I like it as is..the shoreline seems more natural) & the bar (I would up the brightness to bring out more of the midtones)

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9 years 4 months ago #144113 by photobod

Maria21 wrote: My vote is for the guitar, the NYC skyline (I like it as is..the shoreline seems more natural) & the bar (I would up the brightness to bring out more of the midtones)


:agree: :agree: :agree: clean up the guitar as well it is very dusty. good luck. :judge: :judge: :judge:

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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #144128 by Baydream
I go for #1 , the bridge (straighten) and the sailboat (recrop to get better comp).

DO they have categories or just "open" entries?

Oh, and big hint. Really work on titles. A clever title can add "points" to a photo. Seen it numerous times in competitions.

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9 years 4 months ago #144135 by chasrich
#1 seems to be the strongest entry. The tilt on half the boat shots is a nautical problem that I have faced and tried to correct while composing. The waterline horizon will give you away every time if it's not the vertical reflection in the water. I use those keys to help the camera find level - that and Dramamine... :rofl:

Let us know how you do in the contest.

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9 years 4 months ago #144136 by butterflygirl921
#1 and the city shot just straighten it out


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9 years 4 months ago #144139 by Gower
I go with the jet ski one. It's a good action picture. Although everyone is choosing 1, I can't as I am not crazy about B&W pics.


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9 years 4 months ago #145388 by Moose 5
Hey, let us know how the contest went.

I like 1, 5 and 6


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9 years 4 months ago #145399 by Mike Davis
No. 1 is the strongest shot I think but the cityscape may have a broader appeal to the judges just needs a little straightening that's IMHO. Good luck with the contest.


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9 years 4 months ago #145400 by robbie
#1..guitar but toned down the whites...the piece of clothing is pulling your eyes out of the image,ditto the white strip of the guitar...the white 'star' knob ...
The sailboat it will be.
The skier if you have one with him not so close the edge of the frame...no space for him to ski into.
Goodluck.


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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #145414 by Papabear63

robbie wrote: #1..guitar but toned down the whites...the piece of clothing is pulling your eyes out of the image,ditto the white strip of the guitar...the white 'star' knob ...
The sailboat it will be.
The skier if you have one with him not so close the edge of the frame...no space for him to ski into.
Goodluck.


thanks Robbie,
well i had cropped out the back of the boat and the motor of the boat i was on to get that shot, both were blurry in the picture. i was surprised the pictures came out that good truthfully.
I was planning on try to re-shoot the first picture again after I clean the guitar up some, i didnt realized it was that dirty until afterwards :rofl: however you mentioned toning down the whites...how???


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9 years 4 months ago #145417 by Papabear63
Thanks all for your comments and critiques, i have to submit them by the 30th so i have a week to get corrections done. i shall let you know how it all turns out as soon as I do.


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9 years 4 months ago - 9 years 4 months ago #145421 by robbie

Papabear63 wrote:

robbie wrote: #1..guitar but toned down the whites...the piece of clothing is pulling your eyes out of the image,ditto the white strip of the guitar...the white 'star' knob ...
The sailboat it will be.
The skier if you have one with him not so close the edge of the frame...no space for him to ski into.
Goodluck.


thanks Robbie,
well i had cropped out the back of the boat and the motor of the boat i was on to get that shot, both were blurry in the picture. i was surprised the pictures came out that good truthfully.
I was planning on try to re-shoot the first picture again after I clean the guitar up some, i didnt realized it was that dirty until afterwards :rofl: however you mentioned toning down the whites...how???

Very easy...select it and tone it down...brightness/contrast....do each separately but since you are going to reshoot it you might choose not to wear white.
Tried it but doesn`t stand the scrutiny...try different flash positions and distance.I know you will get it.


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