Weekly Photo Contest, May 30th-Jun 6th - Amazing Failures

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  1. needfx, May 30, 2018
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    So, while thrifting through old archives and looking to save some space, I have come across some little gems I have shot which have been discarded in the first place for, well, for reasons. Evidently these photos are infested with exposure shortcomings, framing disasters and the sorts, they do however hold a hidden beauty.

    Here's one example I was about to post in POTD but I firmly believe it has a place here

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    So, which one is your Amazing Failure?
    • Submit a photograph of your own making.
    • Blast us all away with your imagery.
    • The contest runs for a week, from now.
    • If I am still breathing (car accident, comet, lightning), I will adjudicate upon thee.
    • Contest winner has the right to either remain silent, or post the next theme of his choice.
    • Please update the Weekly Contest Master List when you start the next round.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Can I just link to my entire library?
     
  3. Darmok N Jalad, May 30, 2018
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    So instead of a “best of,” it’s a “least worst of”?
     
  4. needfx thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can't see myself going through all of your library, can you please choose one? :D

    or maybe "wishful thinking", "underground underdog", "artsy-fartsy marketing"
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Lazy boy. Okay I'll have a look. Plenty to choose from!
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    I’ll need to sit this one out. Normally I just delete the pictures if they’re that bad.
     
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    ok!
    (I hope you clicked on the "ok")
     
  8. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    Ouch. That's harsh.
     
  9. needfx thread starter macrumors 68040

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    was trying to be humorous :(
     
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    It’s all good. I got the humour.
     
  11. kenoh, May 30, 2018
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    Changed out my entry to one that is more obviously a failure.

    Came down from climbing Conic Hill in Balamaha which over looks Loch Lomond. Jumped in relatively warm car from cold air, drove 2 miles to Milarrochy and brought camera back out to cold air. Lens fogged up but I kind of like the glow.

    [​IMG]DSCF7978.jpg by Ken OHagan, on Flickr
     
  12. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    This is an interesting challenge. I usually delete my dislikes fairly quickly, but I am sure there are some hidden gems in my library somewhere.

    If not, I'm sure I can easily shoot something bad. :D
     
  13. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    If you get stuck, check my flickr, I have plenty you can use...
     
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    Not sure if this qualifies... I used to be an avid photographer back in the day so this humming bird flew in and sat on a chain fairly close to where I was shooting, so I slowly raised my Canon 40D and took a photo only to have the thing bolt soon as the flash fired - thought I missed it but it turned out to be a nice photo.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/atdP0Md82jUXssEA2

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  15. deep diver, May 30, 2018
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    Don't get me wrong. It was very funny. It also hit home with me because I was going to bow out for the same reason. Now you have forced my hand, but I think i have something.


    --- Post Merged, May 30, 2018 ---


    Schull Run is a tributary to the Allegheny River at Emlenton, PA.

    Everything about this was wrong.

    I was on my way home after a working weekend out of state. I was tired and then got really irritable because of the particularly bad condition of the unpaved back woods roads I had to take to get to this spot. I shot this on manual and forgot to change the shutter speed when I stopped down the aperture, I put on too dark of an ND filter, and there is light bleed because I was too lazy to cover the eyepiece.

    I played with this in PSE as an experiment to see how much I could bring out of a really bad image. I neither hoped for nor expected anything. The gold tones are from the sunlight coming through the viewfinder.


    Emlenton stream 01e - resize.jpg
     
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    Taken the week before last. This is what happens when you have a brain-fart and focus on the wrong water-droplet... :oops:

    Canon 550D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Spot Metering, Aperture Priority
    ISO 100, 50mm, f/2.8, 1/320


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  17. Darmok N Jalad, May 30, 2018
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    Taking a photo of illuminated, moving jelly fish in a dark room with your crappy kit lens (edit: and being on an early outing with my new D5300 shooting JPG :confused:). I believe the Enterprise had to confront something similar-looking to this on multiple occasions.
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    A Star Trek reference? Who would have imagined that from you! :rolleyes:
     
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    :D
     
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    So that avatar isn't what you look like in real life then? ;)
     
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    Not what I would call amazing but a shot the couple were really happy with. I was shooting a friend of a friends wedding for free for some practice with no comeback. In this shot I was using the overhanging trees as a frame but because I was shooting a burst of images, the flash didn't fire on this one. The resultant silhoutte while not intended turned out to be very effective and it is one of the images they hang on their wall to this day.

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    Wedding Silhoutte
    by Andy Whiteford, on Flickr
     
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    Only on the good days!
     
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    Is this what you mean?

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    I was taking photos of a group of geese chasing me down for food, backing off as quickly as I could and trying to keep focus at the same time.
    I failed to notice the lunatic duck running across in front of the geese until later...

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    Goose Step
    by Hugh Russell, on Flickr

    Nikon Coolpix P7100

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     

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