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Official Photo Contest #6

R U L E S:- The host gives you a topic of interest and you get going. You post ONE image (only first image by one person will be judged) that is relevant to the challenger theme. You can change your image as many times as you like before the deadline.
- The host chooses a winner *AND* runner-up after closing. The decision of the judge (the Host!) is final. The judge is *not* eligible. The winner then chooses the next topic, tells everyone when the photo's must be posted by (give some reasonable amount of time like a week), runs the challenge, judges the winner and passes on the baton to that person. Winner/Host, please post a reasonable topic that someone who's not a pro photographer can be a part of. Remember it's not just cool shots, but the story that can be told for some.
- If the winner fails to post a new challenge within 48 hours of being declared the winner then the runner-up should post the new challenge within a further 24 hours.
- Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera it was taken with. You can do all the post processing you want. However, it is most helpful if you list your camera, lens and exposure info along with your photo.
- All levels welcome. If you don't have the best lens or just a plain old pocket camera but your shot tells a wonderful story then there's no reason you can't win! This is about overall photo's and their story, not just about expensive equipment.
- Feel free to comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you a piece of constructive criticism, ask for it...after all we are here to learn too and practice.
- Provide any additional information concerning your entry you want. Explaining how the shot might relate to the topic could help too.
- Winner/Host, please copy and paste these rules into the topic and thread that you post because some might start doing contests later and miss the first one.

-New Rule, no camera phone pictures. This is an artistic contest and nothing about a camera phone shows good composition or technique.


Official Photo Contest #6 Topic
This week’s topic is “Architecture”. Compose and capture pictures of anything that shows some architecturally "interesting" portion of a structure. I only want you to capture some view of a building or statue, not the entire thing. The key is to find something built by humans and capture a visual frame of what you think makes it interesting.

I anticipate this begin difficult to judge, but I will do my best to describe how I picked the winner. Essentially, I will be looking at your choice as something visually interesting to me, with bonuses for interesting camera angles, lighting, etc.

Due Date: 4/2/2008

Here's my example:
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Cool!

I was thinking kind of along the same lines if I won last time.

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I took a pic like that once!

First is my old apartment (35mm Black & White film). Second is a street in SOHO (Canon SD450).
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one of my favorit things to take pictures of




my canon g6 cant remember any settings
just a walk around town in montreal the building across the street was made of glass and was reflecting the sun on to this one.
picture was a little under exposed so i fixed it after with PS
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Oh man.. i have so many of these kinda pics... have to sort through.

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what have you done to it?

it looks photoshoped but i cant put my fingure on what has been done


maybe two picutures church/cloudy sky put together?

nice shots so far glad im not judging this one
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a while back i had a full function camera and i was testing and trying my hand at it till i decided i wanted a SLR camera and i was playing with photo shop but thats the church cleaned up a bit and the sky wasn't as good as i wanted nor the presence i wanted to capture from what i saw when i took the photo.

but yes i took the sky from another shot and inserted it in. (my sky shot that i took)

if this breaks the rules let me know dave and ill pull it.

i didnt see that exclusion so i thought it was ok to do.

i am just playing along for the humor of this not the seriousness of this contest.



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Canon SD500 and P-shop ONLY to 'bring out' the moon more. The rest of it is untouched.

There was some movie being filmed at night on Logan BLVD last winter. It was about 20 below zero that night and they had the whole street lit up like it was daylight.

I looked at how the greystones were lit up and saw the moon just hanging there. . . . The creepy trees weren't even part of my original framing until I actually walked up and started snapping away.

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Does this count?
Foo Dog in front of a building in LA Chinatown

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Date Taken 2007-07-11 19:36:38
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Aperture f/6.3
ISO 400
Focal Length 122mm (195.2mm in 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 3504 x 2336
File Name IMG_4072.JPG
File Size 3.58 MB

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a while back i had a full function camera and i was testing and trying my hand at it till i decided i wanted a SLR camera and i was playing with photo shop but thats the church cleaned up a bit and the sky wasn't as good as i wanted nor the presence i wanted to capture from what i saw when i took the photo.

but yes i took the sky from another shot and inserted it in. (my sky shot that i took)

if this breaks the rules let me know dave and ill pull it.

i didnt see that exclusion so i thought it was ok to do.

i am just playing along for the humor of this not the seriousness of this contest.
i wasnt trying to call you out

i was just curious thats all

MHO its all your work so it should stay
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^^^^^ #16 I almost wanna say that falls into the statue area

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I decided this will be my official entry.

Inchmahome Priory (Perthshire, UK)

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Additional info:

Ken asked about the Photochopped sky, as I said this will be tough to judge. If your shot is in the running once I see everything, chopping in new features COULD potentially be a desiding factor against you. That will not be a criteria unless I need ways to break a tie. Using Photoshop (or whatever) to bring out aspects of features naturally occurring in the frame could go either way. My first interest is the composition, lighting, framing, etc.

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Some people don't consider digital illustrations "photographs"
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also, read the description carefully...I'm looking for PORTIONS of architecture, not a picture of buildings. Again, I will not throw out anything without consideration but the instructions do matter.

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Some people don't consider digital illustrations "photographs"
Exactly! If someone wants to have a Photoshop topic, that might be interesting too. Like I said, this could count against you as I find ways to decide.

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I'm constantly impressed with the submissions in these Photo Challenges! So many people with a "good eye" around here.

I really don't have time to take a fresh photo, so I'll just submit a recent one:



I could improve the shot by punching it up in Photoshop a bit to help even out the tones, but I think I'll just leave it as so.

This shot is the winding stairway at the Lynfred Winery, taken on the way down to the wine tasting setup by Jackpot.
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These were taken on my last trip to Japan. It is from the city of Kyoto where you will find all of Japan's historic castles and architecture. I can't decide which to post, so here are the ones I like the best:



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Ken asked about the Photochopped sky, as I said this will be tough to judge. If your shot is in the running once I see everything, chopping in new features COULD potentially be a desiding factor against you. That will not be a criteria unless I need ways to break a tie. Using Photoshop (or whatever) to bring out aspects of features naturally occurring in the frame could go either way. My first interest is the composition, lighting, framing, etc.
in this case ill deleted my old picture and post a new one.



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