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  1. Apr 1, 2007 #1
    I am thinking of entering a photo contest with the theme of "Red". Do you think either of these are adequate? Which one should I use?


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  3. Apr 1, 2007 #2

    Astronuc

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    larkspur, your photos are always great. Those two have wonderful composition.

    As for 'Red', both have less red than white or grey, so they sort of minimize the red.

    What would happen in the first if the glass was rotated? But then the bubbles on the fruit (?) would not be visible.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2007 #3

    wolram

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    This one because the other glass has clear liquid in it, it sort of shouts red.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2007 #4
    Personally, I find the second photo uninteresting.

    The first one is nice, but would be better w/o the bubbles.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2007 #5

    radou

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    Both of them rule.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2007 #6

    I have noted in the past on the contest site, when color is the theme they tend to pick photos that do not scream that color. I tried a shot with the red glass in front but since the red liquid is not very clear it didn't show the refracted image at all.
    Maybe I could try one with the egg in the red liquid....hmmmm
     
  8. Apr 1, 2007 #7

    Astronuc

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    Or stand the egg up and perhaps lean it diagonally back. Then you might get a gradation of red. That would look cool.

    On the first, maybe back up a little.

    On the second, try moving the clear liquid to the left or perhaps in contact with the glass of red liquid.

    I see the point of not overdoing (screaming) the color.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2007 #8
    My egg broke and that was my last white one. I'll have to get some more tomorrow.

    Good Idea. I will try that.


    I have some more photos to run by everyone:

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    Photo#4
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  10. Apr 1, 2007 #9
    Thanks sweetie:smile:
     
  11. Apr 1, 2007 #10
    The second one is not my favorite either...
    Thanks for your input Cyrus.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2007 #11

    Astronuc

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    #3 is interesting, simple.

    #4 I like. Very pastoral, and not overdone. Too bad the barn isn't read. That would make for an interesting contrast. We have some red barns in our area. I need to go take some pictures. :biggrin:
     
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  13. Apr 1, 2007 #12
    #3 and 4 are the best so far, and Astronuc is right it's to bad that barn isn't red, that would have made it perfect!
     
  14. Apr 1, 2007 #13
    I like that the barn isn't red...
     
  15. Apr 2, 2007 #14
    Thanks everyone for your input. I am thinking of using #4.
     
  16. Apr 2, 2007 #15
    Good choice, they are great of course but #4 really stands out, or at least it does to me!
     
  17. Apr 2, 2007 #16
    Thanks, I hope the judges feel the same way.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2007 #17

    Astronuc

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    Yup, I think #4 is the best.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2007 #18
    Here is a great website for you. I hope you come back to PF and dont get lost in there forever.

    www.photocommunity.com

    My favorite website for photos. I can easily waste a few hours looking at photos there. Its a community for mostly Pros. You will find high quality stuff.

    I never give this website out becuase im selfish and its mine mine mine! :tongue2: But your quality of picture is so good you should post stuff on there.

    They have all sorts of great stuff, like this:

    http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/...joic3VibWl0IjtzOjM6IkdvISI7fQ/display/4509351

    http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/...joic3VibWl0IjtzOjM6IkdvISI7fQ/display/5277368

    http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/...joic3VibWl0IjtzOjM6IkdvISI7fQ/display/5445614
    Also, surf the .de, .it, .es, and .fr versions. The pictures are not all the same. They are different from one country site to another.
     
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  20. Apr 2, 2007 #19
    I am very very partial to 1, 2 and 4 I love the "behind the scenes stories that could be told with #4 I think if you can enter 1,2,4 3 is awesome too but I think it might be a little too adult age lacking for a contest.
     
  21. Apr 2, 2007 #20
    #4 But I like the color of the barn exactly as it is. The car stands out in color and texture, and in other obvious ways, but also "fits" in some way I can't put my finger on.
     
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