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Thread: General Photography Competition #72 [RunOff]

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    General Photography Competition #72 [RunOff]

    Vote for who's photo you think is best



    Merrill
    Al Qasr
    3/12/06
    Canon EOS 30D




    Speedy_2
    Clown Fish
    12-29-06
    Canon 350D w/50mm F/1.8

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    Not to turn into Drakkie...but...while Merrill's composition and subject is pretty creative and I like it alot, it just kind of blends together a little too much for me, not enough contrast and kind of underexposed. Plus I like fish alot. Just my reasoning anyway.
    He came dancing across the water
    With his galleons and guns
    Looking for the new world
    In that palace in the sun
    On the shore lay Montezuma
    With his cocoa leaves and pearls

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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche
    not enough contrast and kind of underexposed.

    I find it gives a smooth and soft effect that I like. But it's only my opinion.
    Last edited by Piacki_117; 01-13-2007 at 10:32 AM.

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    No, it needs a little PPing. A straight desaturation from a colour shot rarely turns out as well as one that was exposed from B&W when taken or one with a little fiddling in *insert favourite program here*
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    i think merrill's is awesome. i thnk it ends up looking like a painting. the subject doesnt look real, so the end product is very surreal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndclasscitizen
    No, it needs a little PPing. A straight desaturation from a colour shot rarely turns out as well as one that was exposed from B&W when taken or one with a little fiddling in *insert favourite program here*
    Never EVER just desaturate to get a B&W. Always use the LAB conversion method or the channel mixing method.

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    umm, run-off part deux maybe
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekthetree
    umm, run-off part deux maybe
    Let's say they both won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piacki_117
    Let's say they both won.
    You could aways give half a point to each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer
    You could aways give half a point to each.
    Hahah No, I guess not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda
    Never EVER just desaturate to get a B&W. Always use the LAB conversion method or the channel mixing method.
    Which was my point. If I decide a shot is better in B&W I do it in RSE whilst processing the RAW files by desaturating and playing around with the contrast till I gte something that I like the look of
    Last edited by 2ndclasscitizen; 01-14-2007 at 03:13 PM.
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    Merril's is way too underexposed. If there were more photographical knowledge with the voters Speedy's wouldve won hands down.

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    Eh? It's not really that underexposed.

    And why would "more photographical knowledge with the voters" have ensured Speedy's victory? It's just a picture of a fish in a tank, whilst Merril's is interestingly composed to give something, well, interesting to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndclasscitizen
    Eh? It's not really that underexposed.

    And why would "more photographical knowledge with the voters" have ensured Speedy's victory? It's just a picture of a fish in a tank, whilst Merril's is interestingly composed to give something, well, interesting to look at.
    It really is underexposed, its terribly dark and gloomy. Maybe the ISO setting was wrong. Either way, a photo like that would benefit from using flash or external lighting and maybe then it'd be the winner. Because it does have the potential because of its composition.

    On the other hand Speedy's shot is vibrant and sharp. The depth of field is used well also. I know how hard it is to get a good shot of a clownfish when not using an underwater kit. The glass distorts the view of the fish and they never seem to give you the right opportunity to get a good perspective of them. But its done really well. Its clear and lighting is next to perfect. I can say all of this from a completely unbiased view. If the rest of the voters could look at all of these points then the voting would be made with more knowledge of what makes a good photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotterik
    its terribly dark and gloomy
    That's why I like it, in fact.

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