There is more of a variety of entry types here than I expected. I am also seeing a few entries being withdrawn after reading some of the comments. Please feel free to enter something else while the challenge is open if you have withdrawn because the entry didn't quite fit.
santamonica812: Thanks to all for the feedback. I agree--if I had all of the shoes in this image, it would be a better print. But, sadly for me, it wasn't on the negative. I just zoomed in a tiny bit too much for that in this photo. I do have other "wider" negatives for this same scene. But I decided against using any of those prints.
For me, this type of photo lives or dies with the facial expression and body language of the subject. I loved the bored look on her face, the way she tilted her body and crossed her legs. On my other shots, her face/body language did not work as well.
So, I made the editorial decision to focus on her, in spite of cutting off the lower right info. I definitely do wish I had about 2 more inches of info on the bottom and right of the negative, however. Maybe next time . . . :-)
p.s. For those (few) who are interested in a comparison, I submitted a wider *digital* shot into an earlier challenge.
Thanks for that link. I had a vague recollection of the other picture. She has a unique and striking charisma that you captured well! Congratulations on the win, and it looks like the challenge went well. Thanks for giving your feedback.
When my challenges fill up in 1/2 a day I increase the limit some which I have just done - 50 max is the most I'm comfortable setting as a limit because the entrants did not choose to enter a 100 entry challenge. It should remain small, so that's the final limit.
I like it!!! Congratulations on the win here!
jetals: Plenty of white...Full colour or is monochrome acceptable?Merry Christmas
I don't think monochrome would fit this one. Sorry.
I'd like to let everyone here participating know that I've set up a second discussion challenge that will announce tonight. Happy Holidays!!
jetals: This has been an interesting process.Now that we have become involved with each others' images, the voting stage will be harder than normal.
Thanks Joe - that's exactly what jot's all about and I wish you a peaceful holiday season too!
That's true, and it is a challenge, but in reality, it's a bridge between challenges and sample images. I'm just glad there has been some positive feedback and in general it' s working out.
babalu: Hi Barb, for future challenges of this type, how about this process :1- open the challenge with, say, max. of 30 entries .2- as entries come in, during day 1 through 4 of the submission phase, critical and/or approving comments are entered for each of the entries.3- on day 4, challenge is expanded to 60 entries. Now, contestants may chose to re-enter their corrected photo, and will thus have a second entry showing the corrections besides their first entry. This way also a better comparison is possible, as you'd have a before-after image.5- in the voting phase, votes can then be given to both versions of an entry, original and corrected. This would have the advantage of saving a lot of error-prone work, and of transparency. Just my two cents .. :))
I'll consider that idea :)
It would work if everyone got enough feedback, and entered a second shot in that timeframe.
What a great capture!
Simply an amazing shot! My Congratulations !
This stood out, with it's very interesting color. Congratulations on the final leaf challenge win!
cjf2: I've tried to cut and paste comments into the comments section in the gallery original but it comes up with over 900 characters too many so I cannot submit. Is Can you explain in more detail how you think the comments can be added to the gallery original?
I think keeping a copy of comments locally is the other option, and perhaps just summarize what you did to change things later on in the comments of a second photo.
ragmanjin: Wow, 11 views but 37 votes on my photo. So...what, two in every seven people who voted on it actually looked at it first? That's the kind of sh¡t voting system that gives you 10 years of Bush.Pretty common here for entrants to vote bomb all their competition's entries?
I don't understand the comment. You have no idea who voted for your photo. All you know is 37 people voted on it. They may or may not have had an entry in the challenge.
Someone must have withdrawn their entry and decided not to re-enter so a new spot opened up. This entry should remain and I hope get some commentary.
barb_s ->- host
The views you see on your photo in the challenge only started counting after the voting was over. The 37 voters are not part of that count, and neither were any people looking at it before the challenge ended.
I can see both images ( being the host) and the zebra really pops in this one and looked washed out in the other. Great change, and not too much either. It still has a very natural look.
CalBoy87: Interesting concept. It looks good. Only thing I would do here is to crop the left sunny side of the shot.
That's the same thing I'd say on it. The light brown edge should go.
I would like to see more space on the left side moving the ornament further right. Does the uncropped version have room to add more of the negative space?
CalBoy87: Great idea for challenge. How about allowing 2 pictures, so we can compare before and after?
That's been done before and it became a problem because I'd have to set # entries to 60 instead of 30, and it would fill up with other entries from people who don't really read real theme. That ends up causing a lot of DQ"ing and explaining. Also, once the photo is withdrawn, I can't post link to the orig. People can add the link themselves to the original in the second photo's comments but in the end, the group that forms will all know the start and finished product and the challenge is here for the people entering more than anyone else.