Photo Tournament: Flowers!

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by Hyper_Kagome, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Hyper_Kagome

    Hyper_Kagome Well-Known Member

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    Rules:

    Playing this tournament is simple:

    A tournament involves 10 different member max.
    The winner of the last tournament will give a theme, and those who want to participate will post their pictures (Only one per person). AGAIN NO MORE THAN 10 PARTICIPANTS PER POST.

    When all participant have entered the tournament and sent their picture ( PLEASE USE LINKS) we will create another post to vote on the best picture.

    So in brief:


    1) Users who want to participate send their picture on the post ( BY LINKS).
    2) After ten participants have entered the tournament, a second post will be made with a poll to vote on the best picture.
    3) If entering a slightly computer manipulated photo, please post the original along with it so users who are voting can see the difference.

    Winners will simply be the one who gets the most votes. He/she will then create another post and propose a different theme for another tournament.

    Please resize your pictures to 800 x 600 (or at least a photo of a decent size. Nothing too big.)
    This tournament will have 5 days of voting.

    You are permitted to change your image but if you could just change the URL in your original post and leave an edited comment with it.

    Thank you and good luck all

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    My entry.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/KagoSanosuki/Flowers/IMG_1000.jpg
     
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  2. 4NGU$

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  4. Hyper_Kagome

    Hyper_Kagome Well-Known Member

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    Nice picture, 4NGU$.
     
  5. 4NGU$

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    its got a lil bit of spot editing if you will allow it ??
     
  6. Hyper_Kagome

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    I kinda figured that editing had occurred in there somewhere. Hehe.

    But first: By spot editing do you mean spots on the flower that had started to wilt?

    Edit: Since it is all for fun, etc etc. (Bass76's words), it can stay. =]


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    I'm now having trouble picking from nine pictures. =[
     
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  7. bass76

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  8. bass76

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    Editing and the amount thats fair is very subjective. This is all a load of fun, and people are going to edit no matter what the rules are. The whole point to this is to share our work, and get warm fuzzies lol...from comments about it.

    Hyper, show us ur pics, we'll help you decide.
     
  9. Hyper_Kagome

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  10. vroom_skies

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    I'll post mine up in a few, I need to pack right now.

    Bob
     
  11. bass76

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  12. 4NGU$

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    the editing was mostly to the background anyway
    thanx for letting me use it :D

    hyper i like the 6th one tis cool :)

    Edit : something my tutor tells me is too step away from the image (pretend there not yours) then see if you can see which you like best
     
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  14. Hyper_Kagome

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    Well, I've picked mine. =]
     
  15. Tayl

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    I say that people who computer edit their pictures should post the original too within the opening slot post to the tournament so you can see how much of the picture has actually been edited. It kind of steers away from being photography when the picture is computer edited. A photographer's quality is picked up by how decent the picture is when taken, not after it's edited (no blur, decent natural background, attention for detail, focus point should all be natural, not computer manipulated, in my opinion).

    Pitty there isn't a rule or guideline stating that originals must be shown along with the edited version. That way we could see if they're worth voting for or not depending on the edited amount.

    Rove.
     
  16. bass76

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    Good choice Hyper. I don't know if it was deliberate but the focus being in the stamen of the flower is effective, it forces the eye to move around the pic.
     
  17. Hyper_Kagome

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    You make a good point. I might PM the user and add the rule for future use.

    And thank you Bass76.
     
  18. bass76

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    I agree with all that. I spent about 18 yrs taking photos with a 35mm camera before I got a digital and I NEVER edited so the skill was all in the composition and getting everything right prior to taking the shot. Sure it wasn't ideal but it really forced me to evaluate the shot quickly, deciding on aperture/shutter speed/iso. The skill has now shifted to POST shot, through the use of editing programmes. I am in NO WAY criticising this, its a skill in itself.
    Your idea of posting the original could be interesting. As well as your reason it would be good to see what was done and how it changed the pic.
     
  19. Ben

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    Please save me a spot, I'll have a pic up by the end of the night.
     
  20. Hyper_Kagome

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    Saved. =]
     

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