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Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/18/21 5:53 p.m.

Hosted through the local VA hospital, featuring veteran artists. Please list which one you like, and (if different) which one you think will win.
I'll be removing the watermarks before I send them off.

 

Edit: Added more photos.

Submissions will be digital, then will be printed.  All of them here have much larger versions available that I'll be sending in.

I can submit three photos, so please list three

 

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Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/18/21 5:56 p.m.

18, 11, 16, 3

A lot of the early ones are interesting, but they aren't centered on the focal point or at least off center in a pleasant way. 

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/18/21 6:00 p.m.

In reply to Javelin (Forum Supporter) :

I get that.  The night shots were what they were, though.  I didn't have a great setup for them.
Of the night shots, I do prefer 8 for that bounce from the round after hitting its target.

I've got a couple more I might add in.

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) UberDork
9/18/21 6:02 p.m.

I like 6 and 17

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
9/18/21 6:42 p.m.

I like 8 and 16. 8 is the coolest, but you captured... something... in 16 that really catches me.

3 is pretty cool as well.

You know your audience better than me.

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
9/18/21 6:46 p.m.

I really like 16, the light is amazing!

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
9/18/21 7:06 p.m.

1,4, and 17

 

I would pick number 4 as the winner. 

02Pilot
02Pilot UltraDork
9/18/21 7:12 p.m.

Much depends on the judges. If they're art school people, #4 has the geometry and composition, and #13 has the sort of repeating pattern/texture that will register. Some of the others are interesting captures, but more about the scene and the camera than the photographer. Are you printing or submitting digitally? If printing, how big? Some of these will be very dependent on print size for impact.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
9/18/21 7:16 p.m.

I was 4 until I saw 16 then I was all 16.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/18/21 8:09 p.m.

I added more pics, please review and see if any of them change your mind.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/18/21 8:14 p.m.

I'd say either 1 or 4 to win, being the VA. 22/23 and 16 are my personal favs. 

M2Pilot
M2Pilot Dork
9/18/21 9:54 p.m.

3.17.2`

mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/18/21 10:05 p.m.

16, 17, 20

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 7:33 a.m.

18 and 19, with 18 the winner

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 7:57 a.m.

I think you could gain some by playing with the cropping.

You have some very interesting subjects, but the photographs loose impact when they are too broadly focused. 
 

 

Indy "Nub" Guy
Indy "Nub" Guy PowerDork
9/19/21 8:15 a.m.

16  & 19

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
9/19/21 8:44 a.m.

I dig 7 the best compositionally.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/19/21 9:13 a.m.
SVreX (Forum Supporter) said:

I think you could gain some by playing with the cropping.

You have some very interesting subjects, but the photographs loose impact when they are too broadly focused. 
 

 

Any that jump out at you that could benefit?

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 9:30 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

For example...

 


 

I did those quick on my phone... they could be better 

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 9:36 a.m.


 

I also played with the color a little on this one

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
9/19/21 11:54 a.m.

I like 13 and 19.

russde
russde Reader
9/19/21 4:13 p.m.

3,6,8,13,15,18

Not in order of preference ;)

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 5:22 p.m.

16 has great color, looks like a photo competition photo. 

But I like 23, there are at least 2 human faces in that tree!!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/19/21 5:36 p.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

I really like that tree, I need to get back there with a better camera and different lighting. 

02Pilot
02Pilot UltraDork
9/19/21 6:44 p.m.

Looking back over these, I feel like quite a few are suffering from the in-camera processing - there's something making them feel unnaturally contrasty and saturated. What sort of camera are you using, and what additional processing did you apply? Resolution of these is quite low as well, and some are too soft (#16 is an example of this) - do you have full resolution versions to work with? The tree is interesting, but needs better light and a different approach to really take advantage of those shapes.

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