Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby MongoGutman » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:12 pm

1,4,5.
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:34 pm

2,3 & 4 for me although it was a close run thing for 5 but 4 just pipped it, Penners. :)
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Penfold » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:04 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Decisive today! :P 2,3 & 4

I do love Mist Reflection but I think you do need some colour in there to give a little definition to the ambience? As a composition it's perfect, but B&W whilst being atmospheric, can't give you the range of contrast that even a little colour wash effect would bring in that would help 'lift' some of the detail? I'd be v. interested to see the original colour shot of that to see if it did have more impact :)

Great idea Jan for the colour wash for #7 Jan and I might have a play with the B&W tomorrow. I spent this weekend loading my photos onto my new external hard drive, as I was rapidly running out of memory on my pc, and the original was one of the ones consigned to history so I might have to dig it out again. It wasn't a particularly good photo in the first place with the colours and contrast looking bland. I should also mention that the bird wasn't in the original either (an attempt to fill a big, blank space). :oops: :lol:

BTW, #3 was also the result of my mucking about with B&W. I really liked the effect on the sea, but at the same time wanted to keep the colour and the red 'veins' running through the rock. I'm quite happy with the result. :D

Those two were basically me playing with photo editing to see what I could do (the camera club does not mind, and even encourages such manipulation). The others are pretty much 'as shot' with adjustments for contrast, etc. although #1 had a soft focus applied around the edges.
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:16 am

2, 6 and 7. They are all very good, but I'm thinking of how they'll look projected onto a big screen.
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby WannabeAngua » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:32 am

Lovely photos :D
I like 1,4 & 7 best.
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby spideyGirl » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:51 am

3,4 , 7 for me! :D
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Dotsie » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:14 am

1, 4 & 6. I think ;)
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby ghostsecurity28 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:47 am

1,3 & 7 :)
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Conforumist » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:07 am

3, 5, 7

I could have gone the same as gs28 though. both bird pics are very good.
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:10 pm

Though one :think:
1,3,7 for me
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:54 pm

1,2 and 3
Sorry Penfold but in no.7 the the top wing of the bird looks weird to me,that rounded lump at the tip.I was also wondering if the bird needs a shadow on the water or would it's shadow be in a cut-off area? :?
As Jan said,I'd also like to see the original colour version.
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Penfold » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:15 pm

Thanks all. :D

I see what you mean about the bird's wing, Shadow, but that is how it was bent on the original (failed) photo, prior to lifting it over and sticking it on this one. The perspective was done deliberately to avoid having to put its reflection in, something that I have absolutely no idea of how to achieve (it took me over an hour of trial and error just to get the bird in, in the first place). As an exercise, however, I did find it quite useful should I ever need to do anything similar in the future although getting the content and exposures of the photos right in the first place would be a much better idea. :lol: (Professionals at the club reckon if you have to spend more than ten minutes adjusting a photo, then you should just ditch it and move onto the next one - I agree with them to a large extent.)
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby michelanCello » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:49 pm

They're all beautiful, but I'll go for 1; 3 and 7 :D
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Toothy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:19 pm

1,3 &4 would be my choice. :) u
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Re: Help I Need Your Votes (Again)

Postby Penfold » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:59 pm

Thank you all for your suggestions and comments. I have now entered #1(8 votes) and #3 (9 votes) as the outright favourites. There was a tie between #4 and #7 with 7 votes so I finally decided on #4 since it was a 'real' photo and not a doctored image (to be honest, #7 was a bit of an experiment but I'm glad it was so well received, especially for the constructive criticism).

Incidentally, 1 and 3 are my favourites as well but I couldn't decide on a third entry myself. I'll post here next week to let you know how they get on :handgestures-fingerscrossed: :D
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