Weekly Photo Contest (July 7 - July 13): Golden Ratio

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  1. Razeus, Jul 7, 2011
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    Razeus macrumors 603

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    Rules:

    1. You may only submit one photo per contest.

    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/date stamp at the start of this thread)

    4. At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's 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: Golden Ratio (composition technique)
     
  2. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    Can you edit the topic to include the contest topic in it? It got left out.
     
  3. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

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    How?
     
  4. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    If you press the edit button for your original post - then press "go advanced", the title box will appear and you can add the theme title.
     
  5. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

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    Oh. duh. :p Done.
     
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    I'm 13 so only a very very very amateur photographer. Anyway, here is my entry (first one ever!):

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  7. fcortese, Jul 8, 2011
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    Looking down the stairwell at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego, California
    1/40s, f/3.5, ISO 1000, 10mm
    Canon EOS Rebel T2i + EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM


    This photo has two examples of the golden ratio... the stairwell approximately follows the Fibonacci spiral and the framing uses the golden ratio.
     
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    Man mimics nature –– 1:1.618

    Bananas and banana stand demonstrate the Fibonacci Spiral, while the entire composition is based on the Golden Ratio.

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    ISO 400, 23 mm, 1 ev, f/4, 1/20.
     
  13. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

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    Submissions are closed. Judging will be done this evening. I know this was a hard topic.
     
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    And here we go:

    Waybo - This is an interesting use of the golden ratio and shows that this design can be found anywhere. Great lighting and nice composition.

    acearchie - a nicely composed photo, but there was something lacking. It could just be the lighting, but it's a nice photo of the sunset.

    Chappers - amazingly you captured the great size of this structure. I actually found myself staring at this one for a while.

    Ravaroo - there was something off on this image. I'm not sure if it's the white balance or the composition.

    jabbott - amazing image. I'm a sucker for b&w images. I'm a double sucker for spiraling staircases. I can never take this photos myself due to my fear of heights and vertigo. Great shot.

    cambookpro - great use of the DOF. Excellent colors and light.

    1st - Jabbot
    2nd - Chappers
    3rd - Waybo

    I know this was a hard subject and after posting it, I realized I should have changed the topic. I was surfing the web looking at all of the amazing images with this composition and wanted to see what this forum had. Otherwise, great photos by those who contributed.

    Congrats to Jabbot. You have 48 hours to post the next topic.
     
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    Good job jabbott - cracking shot and a deserved winner. A very difficult week and a real challenge - we need a challenge from time to time to make us think about our shots a little - so to come second for me is a great result.

    Thank you to Razeus for the judging and for the test.
     
  17. Waybo macrumors regular

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    Thank you, Razeus, for choosing such an interesting topic. I must confess: I had not heard of the Golden Ratio or Fibonacci Spiral before this contest. It took a bit of research to understand the concept enough to be comfortable working with it, but, once I understood it, I fell in love with it! It's a shame that there weren't more people who took advantage of this opportunity. Thanks, again, for introducing me to this fascinating technique.

    Congratulations, Jabbot!
     
  18. Waybo, Jul 15, 2011
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    Golden Ratio 101

    In the hopes that it might help someone else become interested, here is the grid that I used to compose my shot. The Golden Ratio is 1:1.618, and is found repeatedly in nature. Man's eye finds it very pleasing, and it is also frequently used in architecture, including the Parthenon. There are also many ways in which this ratio is found within the human body. The ratio can also be built to form a spiral, often called the Fibonacci Spiral. Interesting topic! :)

    The Rule of Thirds is a simplified version of the Golden Ratio.

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  19. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

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    It seems that I forgot fcortese's entry. That is because I can't see his image on my Firefox, IE, or Chrome or Safari browser for some reason. I'm at work so whatever image hosting service that's being used is blocking it perhaps. I'll update this section tonight when I get home. My apologies.
     
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    I was wondering that myself! I use Image Shack to upload my pictures and run Safari and the photo shows up there. However, at my office we run Firefox and it wasn't showing up so I thought it was just our firewall getting in the way. Curious. :confused: Anyway, congrats to jabbott (very compelling photo) and all of the other entrants. Here's my entry again, maybe it'll get through:

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  21. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

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    Still can't see it. My office is blocking it. This is why I stopped using imageshack. I not use imgur.
     
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    Ok, I got a PM on the image. Here it is:

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    fcortese - I'm so sorry I wasn't able to view this image for the judging. And honestly I don't recall seeing the image when I was checking in on this thread throughout the week. Again my apologies. This is certainly a strong image.

    To include this image for the rankings for this week image:

    1) Jabbott
    2) Fcortese
    3) Chappers

    I hope everyone accepts these new rankings. I'm sorry for the confusion and the mess everyone.
     
  24. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks! It's a honor to make my first top 3! And thanks for the gracious offer of jabbott to hold off on the judging until my entry was reviewed. On to the next topic. Congrats again to all and thanks razeus for judging
     

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