Weekly Photo Contest (21 - 28 Feb) Topic : Candid


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 13, 2010

1. You may enter only one photo.

2. Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

3. The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time stamp)

4. At the end of the week, The Judge (last weeks winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision)

5. The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest.
(Winner has 48 hours to create new theme)

Topic : Candid

I know it's probably been done before, and maybe recently, but i'm interested in everybody's style. A pretty broad topic, so do with it what you will!



macrumors 68000
Mar 26, 2008
I don't recall it being done recently, so I'm good with it. My picture from yesterday is a perfect candidate for this contest.



macrumors 6502a
Jun 27, 2007
Portland, Oregon
Union Station Worker

Exif data-
Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire
Exposure Program: Manual
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macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 13, 2010

Hi guys!

Obviously finished now! I was at work though.....give me an hour and I'll post up the results.

Some GREAT photos!!! Thanks to all!



macrumors 6502a
Jul 25, 2005

DMC-GF1; 20mm
f2 1/50 ISO320

sorry, i hadn't refreshed the thread to see your closed post. not sure it counts or not... it is still the 28th...


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 13, 2010
Some really cool photos and it was very difficult to judge!!

Here we go then, please note I'm just giving my honest opinion!!


I love the picture, but why the effect?


Nice lighting and framing. I don't really know what to think though when I look at it. There's obviously a story involved, but I can't see where it's come from or where it's going. Doesn't stop me liking it though!


Nice photo, not really what I was looking for though. It's more of a snapshot. The vignette done in that manner could have looked much better too. The harsh lines where the original photo was should have been manually faded out.


A nice candid, I wish I knew what they were all looking at!


Cute kid! Nice lighting! Great expression too!!! It's a bit posed looking to be candid in the way I meant though...


Nice pic. I like it. Is the white balance a little blue or is it my eyes playing tricks because of the awesomely blue sky? Have you played with it?


Nice shot of a cute kid! It looks a little posed though.


That's what I'm talking about! Life in action! Nice find. It nearly won but genshi pipped you at the post. It was a difficult decision!


I like this! Really makes me wonder what she's thinking about! Nice black and white!


I like the idea, but I think it would be much better in black and white. I also think the comp is a little off. It looks a bit wonky, and maybe a little busy? More than anything else my eyes are drawn to the wood burner first and not being naturally lead anywhere else from there.


Nice candid! Tells a story. Nothing wrong at all in my opinion.


I love this! And it's won! I love the movement and the mood and the expression. Really good photo. Well done!!


I LOVE this! Could of been one of many winners! Like I said, tough choice. I think the expression on the dogs face is amazing! A great picture.


Very nice photo, really good background. It looks very posed though.

@kebabselector (Good name by the way).

This guy has a great face!


Love the idea, The background is very cool.


Really nice pic! Cool depth and framing. I would've tried to add even more depth by upping the contrast and darkening the sky.


This guy is awesome! Great face! Cool lighting and contrast. A Great photo!!


Really nice photo, really vibrant and interesting.

Okay so

3. epb87

2. toddbphoto

1. genshi.......... WINNER!!

That was horrible!! Your turn!!!!

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