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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #474 - people wearing hats

 
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Mar 04, 2014 23:23 |  #1

Challenge #474 - people wearing hats
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Thanks to all. Very nice group of photos. In order to prioritize some things that allow me to pick only three pictures and a winner from that three, I evaluated according to my own description of the topic: interesting picture and light, composition, exposure, colors or gray scale.
The comments, as always, are my personal appreciation, feel free to friendly agree or disagree.
Due to the gray skies and the rain in Quito, I think I am inclined to bright colors and plenty of light.

Comments in the same order as the pictures were posted:

  • Maureen Souza – Pro1 – Kentucky Derby Party
    I thought "Ascot would be a good place to be for this challenge's photo". Obviously I forgot the Kentucky Derby, glad to see you went there. All the basics requirements for the challenge fulfilled: Interesting photo, brilliant colors, nice composition. The only thing, a personal preference, I think a tighter crop, showing mainly the top half may tell a better story of the hats without losing the surroundings. A hard to beat start for the week.
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  • northants nin – G12 – Music Festival Hat…… everyone has one!
    Nice hat, good gray scale, a tight close up of the hat. For me, a bit less of the left background may help, but it may create a difficult balance with the dark T shirt at right. For sure the music was appealing judging the expression of your subject.
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  • JimAskew – G5 – Fisherman's Hat
    Very nice rim light effect in the cap, the fisherman and the old trees. In this case, the wide framing produced the interesting photo and, as making the hat the main subject was not a requirement, you got a very nice entry.
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  • teekay – G1 – Safe Riders
    Lot of interesting things in this photo: the kids, the somewhat unusual helmets, the clouds and the water background. The light spot i the kids (a fill flash? a hole in the clouds above them?) enhances their presence in the slightly darker background. A very good balance of the elements in the image and, not less important, the old G1 still rivaling its modern G sisters.
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  • Spoco57 – G1X – Glass guy with hat: Corning Museum of Glass
    An interesting piece of glass and an intriguing combination of wings, man and hat. As in Jim's fisherman, you need the whole object captured to be descriptive. Nice color and textures. Can you share some details? age, origin and meaning of the object. Nice photo!
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  • OhLook – G15 – Dude, he ain't listenin' to ya
    The harsh environment converts the security helmets into objects with character. As in Maureen's photo, to my taste, a tighter framing without missing the clothes and construction details may help, but the photo is nice one before the crop too. Thanks for sharing.
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  • marie – Pro1 – college student's own design
    Beautiful young lady, nice hat and clothes. The scene asked for pastel colors, I agree with you on that, but I think that the post processing went a bit 'xtreme', and removed too much of the original bright colors and contrast.
    Not enough to hide the great capture of the moment that is normally your 'signature'.
    A very nice picture in spite of the comment about the post processing.
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  • Raven – G10 – Must have just watched The Lion King
    The kid, the lion and the kiss make a fantastic subject. The orange hat dominates the scene contrasting with the neutral stone and the dark background at left. I like the attitude, the composition, the colors. The only unfortunate thing is the slightly blurred head and hat.Not enough to make it a bad capture, unless you go for a large print. I liked it a lot.
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As described above, better lit subjects and bright colors went on top.

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Winners

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teekay, as many times before this challenge, you are the host for the new challenge #475 :)
Congratulations and good luck!

Regards

rafael


Challenge description:
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People wearing any type of hat or cap or hat-like 'thing' used in the head.
I'm sorry, I guess you have many different names for them, just as in Spanish, my mother language.
The idea is, feel free to post pictures of people wearing any object that broadly falls in the category :)

Post an interesting picture that has also good composition, interesting light, good exposure, nice colors (B&W also allowed) etc.
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To submit, click Post Reply and put your Photo Name in the Subject Line. Don't forget your Camera Model.

Post until Monday noon GMT, 10 March 2014.

Photo Submissions

  1. Camera -- Canon G-Series Camera (G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11, G12 ,G1X, G15, G16) or Pro 1 only.
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  2. Time -- any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
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  3. Size -- photo must be no less than 800 pixels and no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS.
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  4. Post-Processing -- do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
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  5. Posting --
    • One photo per photographer in each challenge.
    • Photo Title in the message subject line.
    • Camera model.
    • EXIF data, if you like.

  6. Commenting -- No commenting on photos by anyone, including the photographer. Once the winners are declared, photographers can add comments to their images and everyone is invited to discuss.
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  7. Photo Display -- Photos must appear in this thread to be eligible.
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Time

One challenge every week, on the following schedule:
  • New Topic ... As soon as possible after winning.
  • Posting Starts ... Right after topic is announced.
  • Posting Stops ... Monday noon GMT
  • Winners Announcement ... Tuesday noon GMT.

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Mar 05, 2014 14:11 |  #2

Kentucky Derby Party

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Mar 05, 2014 14:53 |  #3

Music Festival Hat…… everyone has one!

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Mar 05, 2014 16:12 as a reply to  @ northants nin's post |  #4

Fisherman's Hat

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Mar 06, 2014 18:25 as a reply to  @ JimAskew's post |  #5

Safe Riders

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Mar 07, 2014 20:51 as a reply to  @ teekay's post |  #6

Glass guy with hat: Corning Museum of Glass

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Dude, he ain't listenin' to ya


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college student's own design

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Mar 09, 2014 19:13 as a reply to  @ marie's post |  #9

Must have just watched The Lion King

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Mar 10, 2014 08:35 |  #10

Thanks to all for the participation in the challenge.
Challenge #474 - people wearing hats is now CLOSED for judging.
Results will be announced later today.


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Mar 10, 2014 21:38 |  #11

WINNERS announced on the first post.

Your comments are welcome.

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Congratulations to Teekay, Jim (Raven), and Maureen...wonderful photos all. In fact great entries across the board. Thanks Rafael (rpolitsr) for a fun, challenging contest. Hats are a universal item of wear and, in fact, I wear a "touring cap" every time I set foot outdoors :-)

My favorite was Jim's (Raven) youngster with the stone lion...just a lovely photo :-)


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Mar 11, 2014 05:29 |  #13

Congrats to teekay & Jim! Rafael, I have a cropped version of my photo but it didn't feel right. I also took 2' other shots of the same group of people but in the end, I picked this one.....

Nice entries everyone. Marie, I love the old fashioned feel of your photo. Teekay, that lighting is just perfect.


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Mar 11, 2014 06:37 |  #14

Teekay, that lighting! It's hard to beat a dark sky background and sunshine foreground, especially illuminating such wonderful faces. Great shots by Raven and Maureen as well. Gratz to all!

Rafael, my shot was taken through the glass of an exhibit at the Corning Museum of Glass. It's an early 20th century work... some sort of vase or bowl about 8" high. I don't remember the artist name but it reminded me of Chagall. It was pretty much the only 'hat' pic I had besides bike helmets and the top-hats I'd already used for another challenge and I posted it for fun. Those museum shots are always a bit tricky since you can only use available lighting and you're battling reflections but the Corning Museum has some of the most extensive and beautiful glass art on display anywhere.

Oh yeah, Thank You Rafael, for the AWESOME job of hosting. I love the thumbnails and kind commentary, and the special medal section for winners! Very cool!




  
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Mar 11, 2014 07:01 as a reply to  @ Spoco57's post |  #15

: )

Congratulations to Teekay
and to Jim and Maureen
they are beautiful photos and from everyone
Teekay did you add in that sky ? I just mention it as you said somewhere before that you added in a blue sky when you have pale ones. I see the beautiful sunshine on the children's faces so it is a lovely day for their outing and its a beautiful photo showing their hats and expressions
also Jims photo loved it soon as seen and Maureens is gorgeous too
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great hosting challenge and results Rafael and thank you for all mentioned and also for display of the photos in the line up above and thanks Maureen.
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