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Jacquie_Spector
05-16-2008, 01:07 AM
Okay, so, like some of you, I'm thinking of submitting to the competition even though I don't feel worthy! Would anyone have one have a minute to look at these images and comments? Also - what is a guide print? and how am I supposed to submit these, meaning.. do I put them on a 16 x 20 canvas size with the image placed within it? Thanks for the help!!!
http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/Lopearv/?action=view&current=somuchtoknow.jpg
http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/Lopearv/?action=view&current=selfportrait.jpg
http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/Lopearv/?action=view&current=MOMMAPLEASE.jpg
http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/Lopearv/?action=view&current=Colic.jpg

Keith_A_Howe
05-16-2008, 02:05 AM
I would love to help you but your images are not showing up on my computer.
Keith

Jacquie_Spector
05-16-2008, 03:06 AM
i know- I uploaded as told to but they aren't there... I copied the URL from Photobucket up loads into the posting but.. no images???

Mark_Levesque
05-16-2008, 03:17 AM
Is this what you were trying to show?

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/Lopearv/somuchtoknow.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll8/Lopearv/Colic.jpg

Jacquie_Spector
05-16-2008, 01:34 PM
yes, that's two of them.There were 4.

Mark_Levesque
05-16-2008, 04:10 PM
Ok, so posting them is the simplest thing in the world. All you do is go to photobucket and click in the box that says IMG. Then paste the resulting code here. I will say one thing, though. I originally posted all 4 images, without looking at them first. Then I noticed the nude self-portrait. As silly as it may seem to you and me, the powers that be discourage the nude stuff here. I am not sure whether you can post nudes in the gallery section or not. I tend to doubt it. The powers that be are extremely conservative when it comes to subject matter. That's when I excised that image and the other one. So if you want critique on the nude one, you should post it as a link, with a nudity warning. That way no one can claim they were surprised to see nudity. Oh, to post it as a link, simply remove the IMG tags on either end of the link. /hth

Tony_McDaniel
05-16-2008, 04:27 PM
I don't know how they would do in competition, but I love your work.

I love the color and tone of "Wonder."

"Colic" strikes me as more of a story-telling fine art image than a sellable portrait. It's not flattering, but it has a raw honesty to it, that I like. I would try to tone down the hotspots in the door/window.

On the self portrait, I think the edge of the belly is disappearing into the shadows too much. I'm not sure if it would be possible to lighten the belly a bit for some contrast. Otherwise, I love the light pattern and detail.

On "Mommy Please" you may want to clone out the foot at the top of the frame.