What looks best to you?

What looks best to you?

  • Picture 1

    Votes: 11 57.9%
  • Picture 2

    Votes: 6 31.6%
  • Picture 3

    Votes: 2 10.5%

  • Total voters
    19
  • Poll closed .

Prof.

macrumors 601
Aug 17, 2007
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Chicago
Top two are 100% identical. Bottom one is washed out and more depressing.

What exactly is the point of all this? :confused::p
 

sn

macrumors 6502
Apr 22, 2011
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Top two are 100% identical. Bottom one is washed out and more depressing.
Agree, can't see a difference between the top two but the third one looks pretty flat - looks like a flash was used on the third one?
 

r.harris1

macrumors 6502a
Feb 20, 2012
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Denver, Colorado, USA
You obviously thought there was an aspect of the composition that was compelling enough to shoot and that there was a story or point of interest there. To you, what was it? It also looks to have been in a room with overhead fluorescents but you preferred that to doing something with the natural light of the window. White balance and rendering of color can be tricky in that sort of overhead washed out lighting unless you plan for it and deal with it, either in the camera or in post processing.

Bottom line, and I'm not a photographic genius by any stretch, I'd suggest concentrating on composition and lighting. I vote for the 4th image.;)
 

snberk103

macrumors 603
Oct 22, 2007
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An Island in the Salish Sea
I think it's an exposure bracketing thing. The 1st photo is 'normal', then a little over-exposed and then underexposed. The over-exposure is about 1/3 of a stop at best (I'm guess) and the under would likely then be about 2/3.

Do I win a prize?

I'm not voting because there isn't any real difference in the 3 and none of them deserve a 'best' ribbon. imho, only of course....

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Changed my mind... I looked at the big versions instead of the thumbnails... I have no idea what the two first ones are about. But I will stick with my bracketing guess for the 3rd... though much more underexposed then 'fixed' in post.

Do I still win a prize?
 

filmbufs

macrumors 6502
Sep 8, 2012
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Oklahoma
I'm thinking this is a trick question. The real answer is, "Nothing looks right," mainly because those are Chicago Cub hats. Just saying.
 

Grey Beard

macrumors 65816
Sep 10, 2005
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The Antipodes.
One and two are close to the same and are PNG files where as the third is a JPG and has double the resolution. They are all as bad as each other in my opinion.

KGB:cool:
 

TheDrift-

macrumors 6502a
Mar 8, 2010
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the last one is a camera phone not sure about the first two..is this a i don't like my camera phone post?
 

Z8beema

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 18, 2013
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Mass.
Let me explain a little bit because there is a lot of hate in this thread. One it's my roommate's room. Two I'm not a photographer (pretty apparent) three this was simply me testing my newer phone. I was comparing an older Motorola to my iphone 5. Can anyone explain to me why the third picture (Motorola) zooms in much more when looking at the larger image? Basically the first picture is using HDR second is a using nothing on iphone 5 and third is the Motorola
 

Parkin Pig

macrumors 6502a
Oct 23, 2009
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Yorkshire-by-Gum
They're different devices with different lenses of different focal lengths and different optical qualities using different sensors with different light and colour sensitivities.

You'd have saved yourself a lot of hassle if you'd asked a straightforward question in the first place. You really did set yourself up there, expecting 3 months of feverish voting on 3 very poor pictures.

Check the camera specs of the 2 phones on the respective manufacturer's websites, but in simple terms - they're different devices.
 

Meister

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Oct 10, 2013
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Let me explain a little bit because there is a lot of hate in this thread.
I think your thread is very entertaining. I liked the guessing part.
I also like the composition of your photos. Its trivial art ... :D
A lot of people don't appreciate a good old nonsense thread :)

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They're different devices with different lenses of different focal lengths and different optical qualities using different sensors with different light and colour sensitivities.
... this explains why the pictures are different.
Btw, cellphone cameras are all crap.
 

BJMRamage

macrumors 68020
Oct 2, 2007
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Let me explain a little bit because there is a lot of hate in this thread. One it's my roommate's room. Two I'm not a photographer (pretty apparent) three this was simply me testing my newer phone. I was comparing an older Motorola to my iphone 5. Can anyone explain to me why the third picture (Motorola) zooms in much more when looking at the larger image? Basically the first picture is using HDR second is a using nothing on iphone 5 and third is the Motorola
Sometimes HDR is minimal..though I found it hard to really see any differences between #1 & #2.

Did you do a screenshot of #1 and #2? they have the side letterbox that looks like a screen shot or something.

As for #3 the image itself is closer, as stated above, because of the lens size/length. I remember when my wife and I took the "same shot" her with a 3GS and me with the 4, they showed different parts because of the lens length.