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Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
 

Please help me choose photos


I have the opportunity to enter a small community amateur photo contest and I was wondering if anyone could look at my gallery and tell me which photos, if any, I should enter. I would really appreciate all your time. My family is giving me mixed responses and I am so confused. Thank you!


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7/25/2005 11:15:55 AM

 
John Wright   That's one of the things about photos and photography - Very subjective. Everyone has a different opinion... :-)

If I were to pick from your gallery, I would choose - Fishy Face and Fields of Gold...

HTH


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7/25/2005 11:38:46 AM

 
Angela K. Wittmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2003
  I like Down on the Farm - color version & Bursting


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7/25/2005 11:48:38 AM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Thank you for your imput...one question though, why fishy face? I like it because it is my son and I thought it was funny, but I was shocked it was a finalist. I am fairly new to this, so I tend to like photos just beacause they strike me at the time, not because of the technical detail stuff that I am just starting to learn. That is why I like others imput, it helps me learn. Thanks again!!


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7/25/2005 11:52:45 AM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  hi sandy,
no limit?
proud eagle,rose of fire,columbine,spider flower,dragon flower,contrasting color and somber thoughts.
good luck,sam


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7/25/2005 1:10:40 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Thanks sam, the limit is three. By the way, love your sunset photos. I am going to post some of my first attempts at sunsets on my site later.


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7/25/2005 1:17:22 PM

 
Tamara Lynn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2005
  fields of gold and tulip reflection
Good luck


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7/25/2005 1:19:13 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Thanks Jake~


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7/25/2005 1:28:24 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Also, when entering a photo contest, is it better to choose a "pure" photo or can you use some that have been digitally manipulated. The contest does not specify.


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7/25/2005 2:58:04 PM

 
Tamara Lynn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2005
  just label it digital-edited and you wont have any problems


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7/25/2005 3:21:43 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
  Does the contest have cateogries, like people, flora, macro, etc???
If so, can you enter more than one photos in a category?

People category:
- Down on the farm 2 (sepia tone)
I like the boys expression and with sepia tone, it has the feel of olden.
- Spring's beauty
I like this for its story telling image.

Landscape:
- Simple Life
I like this for its composition and wall hanging qaulity.

If digital manulation is allowed, I would use it for my own benefit.


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7/25/2005 3:21:43 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Thank you Tamara and Nobi. Nobi, Congratulations on your second place win!!


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7/25/2005 4:07:01 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
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  Toss up between the flag in the sunglasses and fields of gold....:-)

Bob


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7/25/2005 7:53:03 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Thanks Bob for your imput~ You have a great gallery and I love whale of a tail.


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7/25/2005 8:07:37 PM

 
John Wright   Sandy,
You asked - Why fishy face...

Here's is what I would say... It's real, it's a kid being a kid, it comes across as unposed and fun.

You see... I pose people all the time (most of us do), but the photos that come out the best are those "real" photos - where people are just being themselves and enjoying life (or those photos that are depict other aspects of real life). The tell a story beyond what the photo shows... Hope that makes sense... Just my 2 pennies. :-)


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7/25/2005 8:59:45 PM

 
Sandy Landon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
  Thanks Jon. I agree 100% on the unposed. I love fishy face because it is my son and it makes me laugh. I just did not think that others would appreciate it as much because as far as "technically" great photography, I just thought it might be lacking. I hope that makes sense. I am really grateful for your input though and I am glad you like fishy face. Thanks!


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7/25/2005 9:06:53 PM

 
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