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09/13/2006 09:36:03 AM · #1
Hey everyone. I'd really like to know which of the following three anyone would have chose. I chose the one of my friend's son because it was so special to me, and his family, but i think i made the wrong choice, since it was such a copied pose. Comments/ Suggestions are GREATLY appreciated:

Entry:
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Entry Outtake #1
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Entry Outtake #2
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thanks!

Message edited by author 2006-09-13 09:36:40.
09/09/2006 12:15:21 PM · #2
This sucks. I actually have outtakes for a change and I'm a grey shirt all of the sudden. Guess I'll have to post them up later this week...
09/09/2006 11:02:05 AM · #3
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What I didn't enter.

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What I did.

I think I'd have done better to stay home.
09/08/2006 09:39:34 PM · #4
Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

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I had already entered the outtake the night before the challenge closed. On August 31 I took the photo which became my entry, but was unsure which would do better. I'm still not sure.


What you entered is better imo. It was one of my fav entries in the challenge.

edit: re your comments, you could enter a photo of the sun and someone on this site would claim the picture is too dark. i wouldn't get hung up about it.

Message edited by author 2006-09-08 21:41:09.
09/08/2006 08:54:46 PM · #5
Originally posted by youngnova:

Did I enter the wrong picture?
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My entry... 5.5
Photos it beat out... in my mind at least.
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I like your entry the best of those.

But they all share the same issue of focus in a very narrow DOF. None of them nails the focus on the primary subject for me. I know it's very hard to get it dead on, but when you figure it out, you're going to be formidable!

I voted your entry a 6 because it was very good. With spot-on focus, it would've been at least 2 points higher, maybe more.
09/08/2006 08:08:10 PM · #6
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I had already entered the outtake the night before the challenge closed. On August 31 I took the photo which became my entry, but was unsure which would do better. I'm still not sure.
09/08/2006 07:26:31 PM · #7
Could not decide between this
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and this
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I liked the first photo better but thought the second would score higher. So, finally submitted the two girls and got a mediocre 5.5 score. Oh well...

09/08/2006 07:19:17 PM · #8
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A few outtakes from the same shoot but were never considered once over the one I submitted.

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09/08/2006 07:05:44 PM · #9
This one is awesome, left comment!

Originally posted by dahkota:

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I stayed away from the gorillas as I've done that twice. Probably should have anyway. They're my favorite...
09/08/2006 06:59:39 PM · #10
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I stayed away from the gorillas as I've done that twice. Probably should have anyway. They're my favorite...
09/08/2006 06:45:30 PM · #11
Did I enter the wrong picture?
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My entry... 5.5
Photos it beat out... in my mind at least.
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09/08/2006 06:25:38 PM · #12
Originally posted by Ristyz:

I saw your comment about the mine topic in a thread... would love if you could point the way to me I missed it and couldn't find it and didn't want to PM during the challenge.

It was a post in this thread on commercial photography.
Originally posted by GeneralE:

It depends on what type of "assignment" you're talking about -- I imaging a fashion shoot would be different from a product shot which is different than documenting mine safety violations.

Are you (planning) to support yourself with this or is this a part-time freelance opportunity? Have you rented a studio or are you working out of your home/car?

Ultimately, the amswer is whatever you (think you) can get the client to pay.

I found it interesting because it was just a hypothetical example I thought of ... before I saw your picture. : )
09/08/2006 06:01:41 PM · #13
I saw your comment about the mine topic in a thread... would love if you could point the way to me I missed it and couldn't find it and didn't want to PM during the challenge.

Yes, not easy... a guy I know that has horses (big surprise there) is one of the employees at the mine.... I stumbled upon this info months ago and he told me I could see it. Just happened that he took me on the tour during the free study.

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Ristyz:

Not easy to get access to an underground mine, even harder to get a photo permit. Then the several hours of safety classes ... my tour guide loved it!

Wow, even more trouble than I thought. Congratulations : )
09/08/2006 05:55:58 PM · #14
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09/08/2006 05:55:26 PM · #15
Originally posted by Ristyz:

Not easy to get access to an underground mine, even harder to get a photo permit. Then the several hours of safety classes ... my tour guide loved it!

Wow, even more trouble than I thought. Congratulations : )
09/08/2006 05:52:30 PM · #16
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It might have done better as a sepia..... maybe I flopped between the two for a while! would love to know yur thoughts.

Either way I was thrilled to have been able to even get the pics and be albe to share them.
Not easy to get access to an underground mine, even harder to get a photo permit. Then the several hours of safety classes and when you finally get down the its dark!! (big surprise) then the machinery makes the ground shake..... I got lucky - they took a few minutes to sdjust something and turned off the shearer and conveyer chain long enough for me to get something decent. All the comments are pretty much right on, if I get to go again I'll work on it but may not have much luck since the ground does shake and that greatly reduces exposure time and DOF! Thanks you to the few who REALLY knew how hard a photo this was to get!

Also the DPC resize really killed much of the detail and made it look even less sharp. Looks great as an 8x12... my tour guide loved it!

09/08/2006 05:52:13 PM · #17
My Free Study was actually a "take-out" from the Silhouettes challenge, in which it was originally entered -- but I decided I'd rather enter the Scenes challenge, and it probably was my "best" picture of the month ...

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09/08/2006 05:33:42 PM · #18
Originally posted by levyj413:



Pug-H: I loved how those fireworks morphed with your technique. Thanks for explaining it in your comments. You can really set your shutter to 1/1.4 second? This one looks like an anemone, and without any foreground context, that's what I would've thought it was!
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The EXIF says 1/1.4 seconds (on my entry, this one was 1 second). I used a cable release. I meant to use the bulb setting, but I just used the manual exposure program.
09/08/2006 01:34:46 PM · #19
Originally posted by biteme:

Originally posted by posthumous:

I much prefer your outtake.


Well, I mostly have the problem to make the wrong choices ;) too bad :P


No, you made a good choice! MY choices always score lower! ;)
09/08/2006 01:06:24 PM · #20
Originally posted by posthumous:

I much prefer your outtake.


Well, I mostly have the problem to make the wrong choices ;) too bad :P
09/08/2006 01:05:25 PM · #21
Originally posted by biteme:

this was my entry:
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this is my outtake:
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I much prefer your outtake.
09/08/2006 12:56:41 PM · #22
tis was my entry, which I really like. It didnt score that well, but it doesnt bother me as I still really like this. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/536/thumb/376022.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/536/thumb/376022.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

these are the other two images I had considered entering instead:

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09/08/2006 12:51:25 PM · #23
this was my entry:
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this is my outtake:
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09/08/2006 12:45:52 PM · #24
Originally posted by Melethia:

The one you entered was in my top 10 - don't know why it wasn't in everyone else's.

Ditto straight back atcha : )

I'm glad I entered what I did, and very happy with the result. 6+ is always good.
Fear me if I ever get my act together and get organised tho :D
09/08/2006 12:40:43 PM · #25
I decided to post some alternates too. I'll try to get you back tonight if you comment.

Thanks,

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