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Thread: General Photography Competition #75 [RunOff]

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    General Photography Competition #75 [RunOff]

    Vote for who's photo you think is best


    Lagonda
    A macro experiment
    Date taken: 14/01/2007
    Nikon D70S + Micro Nikkor 60mm




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    Lagondas has alot of noise, speedy's is overexposed in some areas. I think in this case its deciding which of those is more important

    Very good photos though.

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    speedy_2, excellent shot, I appreciate how hard motorsport action shots are to take, let alone getting a nice berm shot. Very well done!
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    A lot of noise ?

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    Can't you hear it??

    wreoo-wreoo...

    those noisy two strokes....




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    erm , i don't see ANY noise in lagondas...
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    I'm going with lagondas' on grounds of creativity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda
    A lot of noise ?

    I think they're confusing the extremely shallow depth of field for noise. Beautiful picture btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotterik
    Lagondas has alot of noise, speedy's is overexposed in some areas. I think in this case its deciding which of those is more important
    On this day, Cotterik realises that the photo > perfect exposure or no noise.

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    whats wrong with a little creative criticism

    i speak of the 'noise' in the very center of the photo, where the shadow creates a huge amount of noise. The ISO is just right at the top of the photo but at that point it becomes extremely grainy because of the balance of light and dark that the camera has to deal with. Either that or the brightness has been messed with on photoshop. Either way I just thought I'd point it out but I guess this mustnt be a real competition if you cant give the entrants positive/negative feedback.
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    Tough decision, I like the coloring in Speed's good contrast. I like Lagonda's picture but I think that to much of it is out of focus (my preference).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotterik
    whats wrong with a little creative criticism

    i speak of the 'noise' in the very center of the photo, where the shadow creates a huge amount of noise. The ISO is just right at the top of the photo but at that point it becomes extremely grainy because of the balance of light and dark that the camera has to deal with. Either that or the brightness has been messed with on photoshop. Either way I just thought I'd point it out but I guess this mustnt be a real competition if you cant give the entrants positive/negative feedback.
    Noise doesn't make or break a photo, it's an unavoidable part of all photography. You shouldn't judge any shots because they are noisy, you should be judging them on whether it's a good shot or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndclasscitizen
    Noise doesn't make or break a photo, it's an unavoidable part of all photography. You shouldn't judge any shots because they are noisy, you should be judging them on whether it's a good shot or not.
    I think whether or not there is noise in the photo is a factor as to whether it is a good shot or not.

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    But whether or not there is noise or not is partly down to correct exposure, but mostly (and that's a big mostly) down to the camera/film (and processing, but that's not really relevant here as there isn't supposed to be any PP done) which isn't the idea of these comps, who has the best camera, but who took the best photo.
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    I'm a bit confused, I'm on a college PC with a 19" CRT (low refresh rate) monitor, and there appears to be very little noise. Infact I cant make out the detail I was pointing out earlier. My LCD screen at home obviously picks out everything in the photo

    as concerns your argument, I understand the point you're making is completely justified, however based on my perspective at home I could see every little detail on my monitor. Which lead me to identify the noise. Which, I agree, is an inevitable part of un-edited photography at times however it seemed to me like the dark areas had alot of noise. Maybe other users monitors dont show it? Besides, my original post was to say that both photos were good, and only by comparing the bad points could I decide which is better.
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