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Old 11-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 7 pictures to choose from to enter a VERY broad photography contest for my job (which is ironically not really photography based). Basically, I like each picture for different reasons but I don't love any of them wholly for the contest itself. I had to take the picture within the last 9 weeks, and since I'm limited in what I could photograph (and I am limited in my editing tools) I don't have many options (hence why you see Kaiser a repeatedly). I'm looking for some fresh eyes to give me some ideas on what works and what doesnt...or more simply, which picture would you choose (and why).

I'm going to keep my personal critique to myself since each image has individual aspects that really, really bug me. I'll try not to distract from your opinions right off the bat...and besides, we are often our own worst critics, right?

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the one at the lake? as well as the spider web.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think they all are great shots I like the outdoorsy shots..the lake and the deer are really nice. The dog ones are beautiful too...Oh I just can't decide!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I like the frisbee and the fall one, but the lake one looks nice too.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its hard for me too. I'm super anal about my photography so I've gone back and forth over the past day about even finding a picture to enter (and like I said above, I don't really LOVE any of these pictures). I work much better off of guidelines, lol.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is a tough decision. I like all of them, partial to the ones of the dogs and the deer. So between 2 I vote the deer and the frisbee pictures. Good luck
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't like the football, deer, spider web, or frisbee pictures.

That would leave the lake, and two of Kaiser. I'd narrow it to the lake and the still of Kaiser; of which I'd choose the dog because that is more unique. Anyone can take a picture of that lake!

I don't like the deer because there is too much of the same color and much of the side is blurred with tree.

I don't like the football because there's not much dept of field and a lot going on.

I don't like the frisbee shot because too many elements are blurred.

I don't like spiders.

And when I say I don't like them, I mean for a contest of the choices, not that they aren't great shots. Just my two cents!
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm partial to Kaiser c: I like the one of him running full speed best.
Other than the two of Kaiser, I like the lake one.
Can we vote for you in the competition?!?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I hate spiders but I like the spiderweb picture the best. I love the bokeh colors and of the bunch that one seems like it would be the hardest to find and capture well.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I like pictures that invoke some sort of feeling so I like the one of the lake and the one of kaiser on the rock.
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