Weekly Photo Contest: May 30 - June 6 - Fine Art

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  1. The Bad Guy macrumors 6502a

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    So just coming back from a visit to Mona (Museum of Old and New Art), I figured now would be the perfect time to put this up as a competition.

    As I've known for a long time and had further compounded from this past weekend's excursion - Art is VERY subjective. So let's see some of your artier stuff, or not even that...what you consider to be art (via photography of course).

    Due to the nature of the subject, this weeks competition will not conclude in a critique with tips and commentary as per tradition. I will however say whether I think it's art or not.

    SUBJECTIVE!!! :D

    Same rules apply as always:

    The photographs must be your own work.
    • Be creative and have fun.
    • You may only submit one photo per contest.
    • Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.
    • The contest runs for one week, starting NOW!
    • 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.
    • 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, after that it defers to 2nd place).
     
  2. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Oh come on! Fine Art? I am lucky if I rank as no art! :)

    OK, Art to me would be something that I enjoy looking at, something that I think would be timeless enough to hang on a wall and not age in a week, something that I enjoy staring at as it evokes emotions and memories.

    Of all of my pictures, my Antelope Canyon shots are the closest to this for me. It was a bucket list trip and I like my pictures. Pretty sure they are not Fine Art, but they are certainly My Art. Regardless of positioning, hope you guys like to look at this one.

    [​IMG]DSC07393.jpg by Ken OHagan, on Flickr
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    So why do I think this is Art? Well apart from the fact I walk past a 3m canvas of it everyday I enter the office, I like it! After all isn't that what art is? Something that stirs an emotion?

    [​IMG]20140607-_DSC3103 by apple fanboy1, on Flickr

    It was shot near where I live but the poppies only grew there for a few years as part of a conservation project. I guess that's something else I like about it. It's a snapshot in time that is gone now, never to be repeated at that location.
     
  4. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    In no way do I consider myself a "Fine Art Photographer". I still haven't actually been able to properly define what that entails anyway as I've seen almost every genre of photography referred to as "Fine Art Photography"! So here's my entry.

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    A really great topic in which I just have to participate even so I cannot run the next contest. So in case you like my picture - honorable mention is fine.

    Actually I take pictures just for the 2 reasons - to document my life and to create great art. On the artsy side I prefer landscapes mostly then structures and lines. I think that's about it.

    To select a picture today is quite difficult but I picked on from the structure and lines that combines it a bit with landscapes. I kept it in color and even enhanced those a bit but I think it would look great in be as well. Also I think it would look great if printed as a poster.

    Bild 3.jpg
     
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    This Photo itself isn't "Fine Art", but it is of Fine Art. Does that count?

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  9. Foogoofish macrumors regular

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    Forgive the small image size, I had to grab it off an internet backup! Love the concept, and hopefully I'm in time. Taken at Spa Francorchamps at the six hour classic car race. A great chance to get in and around the F1 track - without so much security so you can get a great look at some of the cars. _53440773_53440772.jpg
     
  10. The Bad Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This one finishes up at the end of the day. Get your entries in if you've got 'em.
     
  11. The Bad Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Closed! I'll be back shortly with the results.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Shortly?
     
  13. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    He likes to be fashionably late while making a grand entrance... he will no doubt lay on some wit and wisdom when we are most deserving of it....

    or...

    he forgot... :)

     
  14. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    Wednesday was the last time he posted anything on MR. When this has happened in the past someone has stepped up to do the judging. Volunteers??? Has anyone PMed The Bad Guy?
     
  15. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    Maybe he found Art and they went out for a beer ...
     
  16. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    @Alexander.Of.Oz was runner up last week. Do we let the burden of sentencing fall to him to judge a winner In @The Bad Guy absence?

    I imagine @The Bad Guy is just busy with a few jobs on...- hopefully

    Or do we give it 24 hours, see who has the most likes and call it that way?

    Or...

    Do we have @CmdrLaForge get a rollover from last week and judges?
     
  17. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    I think it is good for Alexander.Of.Oz to do it now rather than dragging this out any more.
     
  18. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    That's hardly fair is his submission could be in the running.

    I would give it 24 hours from an agreed timed start and go for likes. That way is more democratic - if everyone chooses their top 3 to like, then any ties can be judged by someone who didn't submit.

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  19. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    I cant comment as I think mine is scoring well right now.
     
  20. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    Well, to be fair I haven't looked at the likes at all, so I made the suggestion without knowing who would be in the lead.
    However the idea is for anybody (even those who did not submit) to show their opinion over a fixed period.

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  21. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68000

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    i like your suggestion Hugh and have cast my top three! ;)
     
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