Weekly Photo Contest: January 4 to January 11 – Something Old

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    Weekly Photo Contest: January 4 to January 11 – Something Old

    Welcome to this week's photo contest thread!

    Theme: A picture of something old and used. Try for something that tells a story, rather than just the object. Your photo title should be one or two words leaving the viewer to use their imagination.

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    Rules:

    1. Be creative and have fun.

    2. Please submit only one photo per contest.

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

    4. The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread)

    5. At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner - me) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision)

    6. 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)

    To see all of our past contests please see the sticky thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=580184
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    Weekly Photo Contest: January 4 to January 11 – Something Old

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    Standing underneath what used to be a staircase. Boverton Castle, South Wales.
     
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    Bit boring but...

    Not a terribly exciting entry... but...
     

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    Old City of Jerusalem

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    Old building, new mountains (geologically speaking)

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    Contest is closed.

    Thanks to all the entrants for bringing out a wide range of photos addressing the theme. I hinted at what the judging would be based on and the winners certainly did that, both in story and excellent artistic elements. I enjoyed the submissions in their choice of subject and theme. The blending of a story with an interesting image is what I was looking for here. Please consider these comments as critique relative my own personal taste and interpretation, which is likely different than your intent.

    MacRy – nice concept using the window as a frame for the scene, but no object of interest in focus. So that means that the window itself is the object of interest and no detail except for the brick.

    Chappers – Interesting subject with lots of detail. No central focal point and simplistic framing of the object, small tonal range on the building and shadows. This could use some processing to bring out the details such as the statues in the alcoves.

    Stillcrazyman – Great subject matter and outstanding title. The Christmas tree is distracting. This photo would be improved slightly by staging so that the map is on the wall that the desks are facing, giving flow to the lines and a secondary object of interest.

    Needfx – Model is posed as if not using the camera, interesting since it is no longer an action photo. Good call removing the eyes. Camera off-center and facing to left gives composition tension. The detail in the dress is a good contrast to the black of the camera.

    Goftrey – Subject matter draws interest but black shape dominates too much. Is the plant supposed to be part of the scene? Maybe it is my calibration but the greenish cast to the rocks is not in context with the stone walls.

    Kenoh - Sepia tone is too washed out (not enough tonal range) and white object to right is out of place. Subject is in unusual frame position and details in background don’t enhance the context.

    Themumu – Weird object in strange location certainly evokes a story. Very little compositional interest with even framing and dead center. Title is good, “If a sax falls in the forest?”

    Robotti – Interesting subject in a static pose, more like a document photo with no story. Details are there but little interest unless you like ship rigging.

    HantaYo – This subject has potential. Post processing needed to bring out the truck against the background due to its unfortunate colour. Uninteresting composition with no real tension, subject is framed evenly when the cab is much more interesting than the rusted bed members.

    Jkramerbob – Entrances are always inviting to the world beyond but no doorway. White domination of the right side a little too strong. A little more of the building would give context to the condition of the sign. Good angle to capture the details in frame and big enough to see.

    JDDavis – Good subject and composition. Well graded from sky to ground covering tonal range. Unfortunate that graphical element of the fence does not match any of the lines of the barn. Repeating pattern of mountain peaks, treeline and rooftop is what makes this photo.

    Berlepsch – An exercise in leading lines. What do they point to? The cornice has detail but too small to see.

    charpi – confusing elements with tiny person drawing the attention. With some kind of write up this image would have context but does not tell a story alone.

    AlexH – good balance and subject is interesting. Storyline of the car is somewhat lost due to obvious staging in an artificial pose.

    Apple fanboy – Good tonal range and composition. Choice of angles well presented, and good flow to skyline against the buildings. Intact house to left gives context to the ruins.

    Salacious - While the subject matter of the statues tells a story, an image of the statues alone does not.

    fireman32 – this photo has been entered before, which doesn’t mean it’s not a good photo. My comments are similar to earlier opinions.

    Thebro20 – good subject and composition for the falls, whites are blown which removes the sense of flowing water since it looks more like snow. The waterwheel is far off to the side without leads so it appears extraneous. Good graphical elements overall but subject should be more in frame.

    Hughmac – Interesting texture of the wall with good depth of field offset against modern clock without context. Composition is supposed to be symmetrical? Flagpole is off center as is clock and centerline of building. A small amount of processing would correct the imbalance.

    3rd Place – JDDavis – Classic landscape well executed.
    2nd Place – Needfx – Captured the theme in a visually simple setting, providing contrast in both theme, texture and complexity. Only downside is no strong back story to the photo.
    1st Place – Stillcrazyman – Artistic elements, story line and well presented.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Yes it was.

    Time for a cold shower to reflect on where it all went wrong.
     
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    cheers for the nod & feedback CR

    to the next one!
     

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