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    Day 2: The Great Photography Competition RESULTS

    And the secret judge has spoken (a lot - isn't he fantastic??) -

    You can see the photos in this thread

    bcafs7

    Nice shot, well framed.

    The photo overall is a little plain, probably because of the light at that time of day. It's a good idea to take dozens of shots of the thing, especially if it's a moving target, so you can pick out the best one after. Many times, what you planned on doing in your head isn't as exciting as one of the variations shot moments before or after.



    cajebo

    Good framing again. The eye is drawn right to the subject, which is bright and clear. Good idea to blur the distracting elements. Would love to have seen it done in camera, but this works too.



    capescafe

    Interesting bus. Very fruity looking.

    I like the leaves up top, but the tree trunk on the left is bugging me. Try cropping it out.The bus needs a place to go, and it's like the strong vertical line of the tree is blocking it.



    Datura

    That is adorable!

    Wonderful subject you chose. Nice framing in thirds and beautiful light and shadows!

    Even the surfer in the background giving context to the surfboard on the taxi. A happy accident? I like this a lot.



    emeryswanson

    Try filling up the frame with yout subject next time.

    You don't aim a camera like a gun; That is, you don't point the middle of the camera at what you're "shooting". You need to keep the sides of the frame in mind, and position everything pleasingly into that frame. That same thing you did in your previous photo, where you filled the frame with the words you made.



    gryffyn

    This is a quite interesting photograph.

    The postbox looks lonely, out there on the road. Nothing but bushes around. It was achieved by having so much empty space on all sides of the frame.



    jcwacky

    Good going finding an exciting way to shoot something mundane, which is what this contest is all about.

    I like it, good job.



    KamiQuasi

    Nice, looking down a line of schoolbuses. Nice colour too; You chose a good time of day.

    Well done.



    mdowden

    Good idea to shoot vertically to have the subject fill up the frame. I'd have preferred that corner on the bottom not be cut off.



    mikemgb

    You found an interesting subject here. You got in nice and close.

    What's killing you here is the strong, overhead, midday sun. This could look really awesome at sunrise or sunset, when the lights coming in from the side and making long shadows. I know, from your story, you mightn't have had much control over that.

    Nice find in any case.



    Mittineague

    Good timing to shoot the target on the move.

    Try squatting down lower next time, to make the bus look bigger and more menacing.



    ParkinT

    Good subject, the row of post boxes. I like the shallow depth of field. Good going.



    pixelfuze

    This is striking. I'm not sure though if it's the photography or the post-processing. In any case, you got good light on the boxes, I like the orange highlights, you got down low, and the wide angle is nice.



    rderego

    Nice shot. A little dark and a little plain. Try coming in closer or moving around the box shooting different angles to find the one that works the best.



    sbarrat

    That is one weird looking post box. What country is this?

    I like the dappled light on it. You could try squatting down lower to get a more interesting perspective on it.

    I know a lot of people like shooting diagonal like this, even many professionals, but for me, I find it bothers me. It works for some things, depending on the subject or the feeling you're going for.



    simonnz

    Nighttime long exposure. Cool.

    I like the streaks of the passing car.

    It's a nice photo overall, but I don't know if the idea of "taxi" is strong enough for me.



    WarpNacelle

    This is cold and interesting. I like it.

    For shots like these, keeping your vertical lines straight is essential. You want to create a strong pattern. It needs to look like a perfect grid.

    Step one is to try lowering your height to about midway, so crouch down to the third row of doors. That alone would change things a lot. Step two would be to make final tweaks to the perspective in an image processor if you can (or if needed) and you might consider bumping up the contrast quite a lot to bring out the strong lines you created.



    wenchbabe

    That's an interesting bus. I would have liked to have seen more of it in the photo. This looks like a happy snap, and I'm sure you can do better than this.


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    A number of photos here which stand out.

    Good going jcwacky, KamiQuasi, ParkinT, pixelfuze, and everyone else for putting out the effort to take part. Someone mentioned feeling embarrassed about taking photos of buses and post boxes, that's what it takes. Good job for doing it.

    The prize today definitely belongs to Datura. Adorable!

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    Congratulations Datura! Great colors, great lines, excellent! Let me guess, this isn't your first memory card is it?

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    Someone mentioned feeling embarrassed about taking photos of buses and post boxes, .....
    I wasn't embarrassed as much as I was wondering what anyone might think I was doing with a camera aiming it at random stopped passerby's getting focal distance.

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    Well thank you

    The place where I took this photo is from a fishing pier looking down onto the taxi. Around that pier the surf is up a lot, so there are always a bunch of guys with their boards. I waited for one to get into the right position and have him walk into the picture versus away from it.

    With me, things are never accidents, all is thought threw and framing takes some time as well. I try to tell a story first. If there is a strong horizontal line like the horizon it is a good idea to break it up, otherwise the viewer falls asleep before he gets to the other side of the picture. Making sure negative spaces are also nice, nothing arbitrary that does not belong. I also pay attention to light that should be cool and warm if possible, that gives an extra punch to an image, just like in painting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    Congratulations Datura! Great colors, great lines, excellent! Let me guess, this isn't your first memory card is it?
    Thank you Haha, it is still my first memory card. I just started to take pictures a few years back
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    Interesting bus. Very fruity looking.

    I like the leaves up top, but the tree trunk on the left is bugging me. Try cropping it out.The bus needs a place to go, and it's like the strong vertical line of the tree is blocking it.
    Thanks for the comments. I had thought about cropping out that tree but then I was worried about the bus not having enough space in front of it still. So I should've just taken the pic at a little different of an angle maybe to allow more room in front of it?
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    Congratulations Datura!

    And I agree; That little guy is so adorable!


    Quote Originally Posted by capescafe
    So I should've just taken the pic at a little different of an angle maybe to allow more room in front of it?
    Whatever you think would work.

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    Thank you Shaun Maybe I can arrange a meeting , he is bound to pop up again…
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