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FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
Thread started 08 Feb 2016 (Monday) 00:20
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POLL: "Which is best?"
Valley
16
21.6%
Mirror Lake
7
9.5%
Yosemite in black
28
37.8%
Golden Gate
6
8.1%
Milky Way
8
10.8%
Backyard Marsh
4
5.4%
Niagara
5
6.8%

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Feb 08, 2016 00:20 |  #1

Here is a few of my landscapes I have done this year, but I am asking for input as which two I would choose for a competition. There are no specifics in terms of rules. If you have the time, please leave a comment as to why you chose that - keep on learning ;-)a
If you are short of time, simply comment on your favourite.

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1. Valley

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2. Mirror Lake

IMAGE: http://www.stonemeadow.com.au/img/s4/v11/p1628490827-6.jpg
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3. Yosemite in black

IMAGE: http://www.stonemeadow.com.au/img/s4/v9/p1788508712-5.jpg
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4. Golden Gate

IMAGE: http://www.stonemeadow.com.au/img/s5/v118/p1772868345-5.jpg
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5. Milky Way

IMAGE: http://www.stonemeadow.com.au/img/s2/v51/p1526064837-6.jpg
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6. Backyard Marsh

IMAGE: http://www.stonemeadow.com.au/img/s9/v95/p1636493558-6.jpg
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7. Niagara

IMAGE: http://www.stonemeadow.com.au/img/s4/v67/p1820525249-5.jpg
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Feb 08, 2016 02:56 |  #2

voted for #3 as it seems to have more "originality" than the others, #5 would be my next best favourite closely followed by #1. all are technically great though!


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Feb 08, 2016 08:39 |  #3

While I like them all, I think 1, 3, 4, and 5 are on another level. It is hard to choose without context. This is just a 'Best Landscape' contest? I would look at previous competition winners and see if there is a trend in what the judges like to see. I would agree with most that #3 is my favorite, but there are a few areas that appear darker in the foreground snow that I wouldn't expect to be. I like #4 due to its soft nature and the feeling of time passing. My vote in descending order: 3, 4, 5, 1.


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Feb 08, 2016 08:43 |  #4

Yeah 4 or 5. The dull b/w shot does nothing for me at all compared to colorful energy of the others.


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Feb 08, 2016 08:53 |  #5

3 & 1 are my favorites




  
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Feb 08, 2016 09:57 |  #6

Voted 1 and 7. I think you've posted that shot of Niagara before, and I really liked it then, and I really like it now. I really like the colors in the mist, and I think you nailed the shutter speed to keep fine detail in the water while still implying its motion. It's well-framed, and just overall a very pleasing shot. I also like #1 because I didn't even recognize it as Yosemite at first- the fog adds a totally different dimension, and the detail and colors in the rocks and trees are outstanding. They're certainly all very well done, but these were the two that really stood out to me.




  
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Feb 08, 2016 12:31 |  #7

barsoum wrote in post #17890144 (external link)
3 & 1 are my favorites

1 and 3 for me (in that order).


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Feb 08, 2016 17:42 as a reply to  @ GibJock's post |  #8

I like the purple in #1.


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Feb 08, 2016 20:33 |  #9

#3 - Most emotion and most visual depth. More than the others, this image pulls into the frame.

Next choice is the Falls, which I had previously commented on the original post. That is am amazing shot and offers a unique and original take on something most people pass-over.

The others, in my opinion, are over-baked. Beautiful, for sure, but too much sugar for my tastes. But I've never won a photo competition.

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Feb 08, 2016 20:38 |  #10

3 and 1 are my favourites, in that order.

I love the depth in 3, and that is why it tops my list.


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Feb 12, 2016 12:12 |  #11

Your Milky Way photo is very nice. Was it hard to get?




  
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Feb 12, 2016 18:35 |  #12

I personally like #3 and #2, but considering its for a competition, I think more would lean toward color, so #2 wins for me.




  
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Feb 12, 2016 20:09 as a reply to  @ javrsmith's post |  #13

thanks
Not too hard
it is comprised of multiple exposures
I took a high ISO 30s exposure of the sky
I then took a series of lower ISO photos of the rock light painting with a torch

All were blended and processed in PS


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Feb 12, 2016 20:10 |  #14

#1 seems to be a choice but I did a re edit this morning, and I think it is better

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Feb 12, 2016 20:17 as a reply to  @ pelooyen's post |  #15

#1 wouldn't load for me so I voted for #3, but now that I see your final edit of the valley I like it the best.


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