View Poll Results: VOTE PF Photo Contest - Silhouette
turbo-1 0 0%
ZapperZ 4 17.39%
Janus 4 17.39%
neutrino 6 26.09%
matthyaouw 0 0%
detta 4 17.39%
FredGarvin 1 4.35%
alex_caps 4 17.39%
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VOTE PF Photo Contest - Silhouette

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ZapperZ
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Sep15-07, 07:37 AM
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For a contest that started out rather slow, this has turned into a terrific one. There are some amazing pictures in this contest, so it may be a difficult and close voting.

Please choose a picture that best represents our theme, which is a picture that has a silhouette of an object/person/s.

1. turbo-1


2. ZapperZ


3. Janus


4. neutrino


5. matthyaouw


6. detta


7. FredGarvin


8. alex_caps

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Evo
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Sep15-07, 05:23 PM
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This is REALLY hard, but I have to go with Zz. The picture just has an Art Deco appeal to it.
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Sep15-07, 06:16 PM
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4. neutrino

naturalistic, aesthetic, contemplative, simple but complex areas, good composition, interesting internal to edge structure and division of spaces--good, I like it

turbo
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Sep15-07, 06:18 PM
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Had to go with neutrino. He nailed this one. Wonderful subject and composition. Nice implementation of the new camera, buddy!
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Sep15-07, 07:16 PM
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Hmmmm, turbo and matthyaouw were tied for a close second for me. Turbo's was classic, and matthyaouw's keen eye caught a great picture. I do like neutrino's also for the starkness, I just wish the bird beak wasn't blurred, that ruined it for me, I would have loved the overall picture to be a bit crisper and more in focus. alex_caps is also very nice. Heck, they're all great in one way or another.
rewebster
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Sep15-07, 07:49 PM
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I kind of like the blurred bleak--it makes the photo 'move' / show movement to just a small degree. I can't remember the name of the photographer, but somewhere in that 1960's to 1980's period there was a artist that become fairly well known for having a 'blurring' effect to part of the photo. Funny to think about but that 'straight on' /profile period of Picasso was from a photographer that did a 'time' shot of a woman showing both slightly blurring where her face 'overlapped' perfectly.

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I like the bottom bird's 'bottom' edge/belly and how it mimics the brach's curve that it's standing on.
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Sep15-07, 07:52 PM
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neutrino's picture would make a really cool mural. I love the background color.
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Sep15-07, 08:05 PM
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I voted for Janus' but everytime i look at it, it seems more sinister

Perhaps its just me
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Sep15-07, 08:53 PM
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Quote Quote by rewebster View Post
I kind of like the blurred bleak--it makes the photo 'move' / show movement to just a small degree. I can't remember the name of the photographer, but somewhere in that 1960's to 1980's period there was a artist that become fairly well known for having a 'blurring' effect to part of the photo. Funny to think about but that 'straight on' /profile period of Picasso was from a photographer that did a 'time' shot of a woman showing both slightly blurring where her face 'overlapped' perfectly.

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I like the bottom bird's 'bottom' edge/belly and how it mimics the brach's curve that it's standing on.
My first husband was a photographer, and I had learning how to focus the Nikon he bought me beaten into my head so I'm a bit predjudiced. I still have nightmares about f-stops. He did our wedding pictures and forgot that he'd been doing infrared photography. I think I have the only infrared wedding pictures.
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Sep15-07, 09:16 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
My first husband was a photographer, and I had learning how to focus the Nikon he bought me beaten into my head so I'm a bit predjudiced. I still have nightmares about f-stops. He did our wedding pictures and forgot that he'd been doing infrared photography. I think I have the only infrared wedding pictures.
so, is there a joke in there?---'I bet "they looked HOT"'
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Sep16-07, 02:36 AM
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Quote Quote by rewebster View Post
4. neutrino

naturalistic, aesthetic, contemplative, simple but complex areas, good composition, interesting internal to edge structure and division of spaces--good, I like it

Quote Quote by turbo-1 View Post
Had to go with neutrino. He nailed this one. Wonderful subject and composition. Nice implementation of the new camera, buddy!
Quote Quote by Evo View Post
I do like neutrino's also for the starkness, I just wish the bird beak wasn't blurred, that ruined it for me, I would have loved the overall picture to be a bit crisper and more in focus. alex_caps is also very nice. Heck, they're all great in one way or another.
Quote Quote by rewebster View Post
I kind of like the blurred bleak--it makes the photo 'move' / show movement to just a small degree. I can't remember the name of the photographer, but somewhere in that 1960's to 1980's period there was a artist that become fairly well known for having a 'blurring' effect to part of the photo. Funny to think about but that 'straight on' /profile period of Picasso was from a photographer that did a 'time' shot of a woman showing both slightly blurring where her face 'overlapped' perfectly.

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I like the bottom bird's 'bottom' edge/belly and how it mimics the brach's curve that it's standing on.


Thank you all for the C&C. It was, in a way, a "random" shot. I hoped to achieve better focus the second time, but while I was busy previewing the image on the LCD, the crows flew away.
Huckleberry
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Sep16-07, 03:17 AM
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This was a tough one. I had a really hard time deciding between Janus, neutrino and alex_caps. In the end I decided to go with neutrino's picture because it is simple and elegant and based entirely on the theme of the contest.

I have a soft spot for Janus' photo. That's touching.
rewebster
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Sep16-07, 07:20 AM
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Thank you all for the C&C. It was, in a way, a "random" shot. I hoped to achieve better focus the second time, but while I was busy previewing the image on the LCD, the crows flew away.
ahhh--nothing is random (according to Einstein)

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turbo--I like 'different' cloud shots--I've seen that ripple effect in clouds, but have never seen it at three different vectors/angles before--one many times, twice once in a while, but never three
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Sep17-07, 06:36 AM
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FredGarvin gets my vote. There's just something really serene and relaxed about it...
FredGarvin
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Sep17-07, 06:53 AM
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Quote Quote by matthyaouw View Post
FredGarvin gets my vote. There's just something really serene and relaxed about it...
Fishing with my BIL is anything but relaxing (jk) but it is heaven on earth up there.

I had to give Neutrino the nod. That picture reminds of a Shoji screen. Very cool picture.
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Sep18-07, 09:17 AM
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