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kphoto99

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Looking for help with a photo contest
« on: April 12, 2016, 05:53:33 PM »
Hi All,

I entered a local photo contest, the people who are running it are not very good at it. Originally they were going to announce the winner on April 7, instead they posted the short list on Facebook and made it that the picture with the most likes will win. So basically instead of the winner being the best photo, it will be the person with the most "friends" that will win. Since I don't even use Facebook I don't stand much chance.
I'm asking all of you to go vote for the best picture there, (to be fair I'm not listing which of the photos are mine (2 out of 8 )).

So please vote, the deadline is the 15th of April.

Edit: now the deadline has been pushed to 18th.

https://www.facebook.com/lassondeschool/photos/ms.c.eJw9zMERgEAIQ9GOHAIEQ~;~_NqbuLFw5vyIcB0anQe7ziwoC7wL5~;0AYfaGMh22dC42okBnI3Yhokvg80D1QtMPEBO0kbQw~-~-.bps.a.1011394812281599.1073741909.176738182413937/1011395518948195/?type=3&theater
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Looking for help with a photo contest
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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 08:05:41 PM »
Well, I looked at the 'short list'.  It sort of brings back memories of my photography class back in the '90's.  I guess the contest 'assignment' was to submit an image with the Bergeron Centre featured as the main subject from any aspect/perspective, etc.  It's a neat building and there are some interesting images in that list.

Too bad there aren't names on the images or at least numbers to identify them.

But I gotta be honest, most of them don't do much for me.  Some are well done but most of them just look like boring pictures of rooms, etc.  I'm not much of a architecture image fan anyway, it was a challenge for me in my photography class to get a captivating image of architecture and I still feel the same way.

I ended up trying to decide between these two.  The water droplets of the wet street and the extra effort of the light lines is pretty cool.  But the overall contrasting color saturation and perspective of the building sunset with cool deep blues is nice as well.  My 'runner up' is the geometrical shot with the reflection of the plane and the birds in flight.  The rest of the images, while noteworthy, don't do much for me.

Drum Roll..... I voted for the blue sunset shot.  I think overall it's a more pleasing picture.  If the water droplet picture had more contrast and blacker blacks overall, I might have liked it the most.  Plus, the leaves in the upper left corner were a distraction.  If it had been photoshopped with all black/white contrasty monochrome and then have the light streak in color, that might have been more striking.
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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 09:27:24 PM »
Thanks for voting, I won't say if you voted for one of mine :-).

If you want to see most (but not all, some were emailed directly) entries, look on twitter and on instagram for the #bergeroncontest hash tag, the vague rules are here:
http://lassonde.yorku.ca/bergeron-centre-photo-contest


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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 10:02:46 PM »
Thanks for voting, I won't say if you voted for one of mine :-).

If you want to see most (but not all, some were emailed directly) entries, look on twitter and on instagram for the #bergeroncontest hash tag, the vague rules are here:
http://lassonde.yorku.ca/bergeron-centre-photo-contest

Ummm, some of the 'losing' photos on the instagram and twitter feeds are much better than some in the 'semi-final' short list, IMHO.   :o
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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 10:09:08 PM »
Thanks for voting, I won't say if you voted for one of mine :-).

If you want to see most (but not all, some were emailed directly) entries, look on twitter and on instagram for the #bergeroncontest hash tag, the vague rules are here:
http://lassonde.yorku.ca/bergeron-centre-photo-contest

Ummm, some of the 'losing' photos on the instagram and twitter feeds are much better than some in the 'semi-final' short list, IMHO.   :o

I agree with you.

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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 12:54:39 AM »
I would add the stairwell shot to that list of three, I quite like the contrast and geometry. The water bead shot is my least favourite of that set, I appreciate the idea and the effort that would have gone into it but it lacks something. I agree that the full building blue sunset is my favorite. Best of luck I hope I helped. Please let us know which shots were yours once the contest had ended.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 06:06:49 AM »
My favourite. Although I would have processed it with more contrast.

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 08:33:50 AM »
My favourite. Although I would have processed it with more contrast.

I would have liked that one as well with more contrast.  As it was, it just looked like a stairwell to me.  And plus, I'm thinking about the challenge of building it!  Ugh!
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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2016, 08:38:22 PM »
Last day to vote, can't procrastinate any more ;-)

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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2016, 06:16:09 PM »
The winner was selected, and it wasn't me.

For those that voted, thanks. My entries are the following:

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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2016, 10:22:26 AM »
The winner was selected, and it wasn't me.

For those that voted, thanks. My entries are the following:

Nice use of color!  I thought those were pleasing.  What won??
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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2016, 12:05:35 PM »
The winner was selected, and it wasn't me.

For those that voted, thanks. My entries are the following:

Nice use of color!  I thought those were pleasing.  What won??

The one that showcased the building very well ;)

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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 01:30:10 AM »
Hi everyone!

Just want to ask some sort of help.
I wanted to join this photo contest: http://www.adorama.com/g/top-photographer
And I got a couple of days before the deadline. I just don't know if I'll be able to make it.
Any tips will be of great help.

Thanks!

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Re: Looking for help with a photo contest
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 01:30:10 AM »