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  • #2042
    Zero_Exponent
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    So I had my entries narrowed down to three, finally (way too many B sides to post) … and then I went to the Flaming Lips concert last night …

    … and now I need help. I really like the last one, where Wayne is bouncing the lasers off two disco balls, and I want to enter it. I cannot decide which of my three to cut:

    http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/4382/greendrank.jpg
    http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5803/gumbyandpokeyattheoffic.jpg
    http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/4028/hamptongreenfountain.jpg

    Can anyone help? Maybe I shouldn’t cut any of my original three picks; it is quite possible I’m just infatuated with the laser pic – a similar one I entered last week did poorly in the voting. I hate to do this two weeks in a row ( thanks muchly to ravnostic and olavf for their help last time – highest finish ever, woo hoo ), but I am stumped.

    BTW if you ever get a chance to see this band live, go! They put on one of the most entertaining shows I’ve ever seen.

    #33250
    ravnostic
    Participant

    Do. Not. Cut. Last. One.

    That said, the DOF in the first is just a teeny bit off, and Gumby is a bit grainy (though I’m sure neither matter at 640 wide.) But that last laser shot would beat either of those, I’d bet (not that my bet means squat with the voters–it’s just you asked, and all).

    So, not to steal the ‘lime’ light, or anything (bah-dum-bump!), but I’m in a similar quandry. I probably took more pictures of a fly (or maybe more–they all look the same to me) hanging around the local shrub over the past couple of days than most people take of their children in a given year. And now I’m torn.

    Do I go with this one, which is the compositionally ‘greener’ of the two–and a better angle of the subject:
    http://fossilspringsaz.com/pics/2010/sep/22/fly4websml.jpg

    Or do I go with this one, which I feel has more artistic flair and more closely follows the ‘rule of thirds’, and far better lighting than the first one:
    http://fossilspringsaz.com/pics/2010/sep/22/fly6websml.jpg

    Decisions, decisions. Please and thank you.

    #33251
    sleeping
    Participant

    Decisions, decisions. Please and thank you.

    I like the second one a *lot* better. So you should probably post the first one ;-).

    #33252
    ravnostic
    Participant

    Decisions, decisions. Please and thank you.

    I like the second one a *lot* better. So you should probably post the first one ;-).

    LOL 😆

    Word. True dat. Aye. I feel the same way every week.

    What about 0^0’s photos? A 2nd (3rd, etc) opinion helps.

    #33253
    zincprincess
    Participant

    I say cut Gumby in favor of the lasers. I’m almost always wrong in my own picks so take my suggestion with a grain of salt. Or do the opposite. That might work.

    I’m having a similar problem. I can’t decide which of these six I like best (or least).

    DSC_2776

    #33254
    zincprincess
    Participant

    Rav – I like the first one better because of the iridescent green on the fly. Plus you get more detail of the fly.

    /Same disclaimer as previous post.

    #33255
    ravnostic
    Participant

    zincGiven the theme, which is to focus upon green elements or present them in overall context (as I read it at least), I like 6 and 4 the best. But I actually like 2 the best. My only problem with #2 is that the focus is on the berries and not the green. If you have a shot where the focus is on the green berries predominantly, with the red ones blurred, then I would suggest using that instead of the one you have in the album.

    That being said, it’s an awesome shot, and retain it for a future contest (a ‘rainbow’ themed one would be good, as even though it’s not a rainbow per se it’s a range of colors across a spectrum, so to speak.) Or better yet, suggest the theme as ‘Spectrum’. (I’d suggest it myself but I’m think my theme suggestions are jinxed and people shy away from those contests.)

    /same disclaimer, of course.

    #33256
    Kestrana
    Participant

    You mean like “Roy G. Biv” which we did within the past year?

    #33257
    sleeping
    Participant

    I say cut Gumby in favor of the lasers. /

    Concurred

    #33258
    sleeping
    Participant

    I’m having a similar problem. I can’t decide which of these six I like best (or least).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38736385@N02/sets/72157624863945111/

    3, 1, 6 (or 2)

    #33259
    ravnostic
    Participant

    You mean like “Roy G. Biv” which we did within the past year?

    I do, but I wasn’t around for that, unfortunately. However, ‘Spectrum’ would be distinct, as it’s not necessarily the full[ish] spectrum of roygbiv. It could include nuances in one particular color field or range, such as zinc‘s picture, or even shades of gray in a b/w shot. I think the idea has merit. A banana bunch ripening or a pool of water with different depths would be two other examples.

    /naturally, I can be (and often am) wrong.

    #33260
    Zero_Exponent
    Participant

    Rav – I like the first one better because of the iridescent green on the fly. Plus you get more detail of the fly.

    /Same disclaimer as previous post.

    What she said.

    ZP The money shot is my top pick. After that, I like #4. Echo what ravnostic said re #2; I like it and #1, but my concern there is the turtle – it doesn’t look very green compared to the grass.

    Opinion seems to be leaning towards cutting the green rider. But he’s Gumby, dammit!

    #33261
    Pope_Larry_II
    Participant

    I say cut Gumby in favor of the lasers. I’m almost always wrong in my own picks so take my suggestion with a grain of salt. Or do the opposite. That might work.

    I’m having a similar problem. I can’t decide which of these six I like best (or least).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38736385@N02/sets/72157624863945111/

    I’d go with the money shot 😆

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