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This is the photos in the order the appear below. Note the naming of the photos was not done by the photographers, I've named them purely based on what I see to make identification easier.

1. Reflection on water
2. Canoeing
3. Dog
4. Shore sunset
5. Moonlit water
6. Stones in water
7. Shoreline
8. River
9. Surfer
10. Raging river

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Author Topic: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011  (Read 15175 times)

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THIS MONTHS THEME IS "WATER"

Please email your entry for the Monthly Photo Competition to here: photocomp@ni-wild.co.uk

Please do not post in this thread until the photographs have been displayed, then the chat can begin.

For fairness, submitted entries will not be displayed until after the closing date.

All entries need to be submitted by Midnight on Monday 28th February and will be displayed here shortly after.

The Monthly Photo Competition is open to NI-Wild Members only.  Please remember to include your NI WIld Username when submitting your entry.

The prize for the winner this month is a Bottle of Bush

Lenny, we will text you the topic for March so that you don't miss out while your on Kili.  Don't want to pick it now because the winner from the previous month enjoys that privilage.
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011 »

The Deadline for Entries has been extended to Midnight tonight (1st March) for those who forgot to submit their entry on time  ::)

Photographers names will be withheld until judging has finished.

Entry 1


Entry 2


Entry 3


Entry 4


Entry 5


Entry 6


Entry 7


Entry 8


Entry 9


Entry 10
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011 »

Rescaled the photos for people with retarded browsers like mine...


Entry 1


Entry 2


Entry 3


Entry 4


Entry 5


Entry 6


Entry 7


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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011 »

There are some pretty awesome pics there chaps, well done.
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011 »

Yeah, good stuff!

I do have some feedback on most of them - should I post it here /wait until voting is over?

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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011 »

I say critique away - the hive mind rules and all that!

Yeah, good stuff!

I do have some feedback on most of them - should I post it here /wait until voting is over?


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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011 »

Yeah, good stuff!

I do have some feedback on most of them - should I post it here /wait until voting is over?

Mr Clicks... No need to wait until the judging is over.  I'm sure we'd all love to hear your feedback.  That's what this competition is all about.  Very few of us on here claim to be professional photographers and the only way we are going to get better is to hear where we are going wrong, or where we are going right, I suppose  ;)

I know I'm looking forward to your input.
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011 »

They're all very good i changed my mind 3 times before voting.
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011 »

1. Nice colours, stillness. Very symmetrical, but in a weird way: the left is a bit 'droopy'. I may have swung the camera to the right, there appear to be things of interest there.

2. Great composition and interesting. A little bit of fill-flash (or slow sync) may have been nice to add a tiny bit of detail to the paddler, although what you have is better than a full flash effect.

3. Lively and fun. A little fill-flash on the face may have helped as this the area of attention. Framing is hard, I like it; but a little off the left, or even chop the whole left half may also work.

4. Nice exposure balance between sky and water and a straight horizon. May have dropped a little to give those interesting rock/ripples more prominence in the water half. Also try bracketing the exposure, a little under-exposure may bring out the colours more depending on your camera (my D300 liked -0.7, and the Ricoh is often set to -1.3! but I have a thing for dark photos).

5. Good experimentation and interesting elements. Saying that, I would snip the left just until the light is cropped, snip the bottom until the purple is away, then crop the right so the moon is in the middle. At that the moon is still very close to the top edge. Perhaps step back and tilt the camera up next time? Keep playing with the light effects, but they need more prominence - looks like leaked light here (maybe it was unintentional).

6. Somewhat spooky. I would cut the top 25-30% off the photo and have some wellie boots walking into the submerged path (in an ideal world where such props are available)

7. Lovely textures but the horizon isn't straight. I'd crop the top off the sky or point the camera down/or up more next time.

8. I have no idea what it is, but interesting and great composition.

9. Nice action. Cut 20% off the right for composition. Get a bigger zoom - couldn't do a lot more with the camera to hand I imagine other than seal it up and wade in!

10. Nice composition. Just needs Indiana Jones in a liferaft holding on to his hat  ;D


Jeez, how judgemental does that make me feel... I know that's not all possible. Top take-away points:
  • Horizon should be straight
  • Add interest if possible
  • Choose the focus, even if there's other things of merit
  • The brighter it is, the more you should consider flash to fill in detail in harsh shadows.

Generally, cool variety. Looking forward to next month already.
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011 »

Ha ha! mine was taken with a £30 Argus Bean camera, so for twentyclicks to say anything positive about the photo when comparing it to some of the masterpieces here must have been a struggle!

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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011 »

if i'd voted for myself i'd be in the lead now  >:(  ;D
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011 »

if i'd voted for myself i'd be in the lead now  >:(  ;D

Ditto... I was trying to be all sportsman like... Never again lol  ;)
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011 »

well hopefully we've voted for each other  ;D
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2011 »

is the winner going to be picked professionally or is it based on the above votes?
(in which case i'll be off to sign the family up to the forum  ;)  )
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Re: MONTHLY PHOTO COMPETITION GALLERY - FEBRUARY 2011
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2011 »

Bump.

Get voting everyone!
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