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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm in need of some title suggestions for the following print. The print is of a Gas and Electric company along the Ohio river.

    The link is http://www.RobinsPhotography.com/Cri...ic Company.jpg

    Thanks,
    Robin
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    Facing north on the big "O"

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    "Facing north on the big "O" "

    I'll bite. What does it mean, Will?

    Robin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Arkenberg View Post
    "Facing north on the big "O" "

    I'll bite. What does it mean, Will?

    Robin
    Here in the Kanawha Valley we call the Ohio river the big O..and I asume you were facing north because the wind was blowing east. Am I correct? Very nice photograph by the way.

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    Will - You are absolutely correct. I hadn't heard of the Ohio referred to as the big "O" before. I had to google the location to that were also correct on the direction of North.

    Ariston - "Power on the river bank" is very good.

    Thanks,
    Robin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Price View Post
    Here in the Kanawha Valley we call the Ohio river the big O..and I asume you were facing north because the wind was blowing east. Am I correct? Very nice photograph by the way.
    If the title isn't obvious, the print will die.... unless it doesn't need a title.

    ....with all that smoke, the first thing I think of is polution.
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    Will, before I forget it again, thanks for the compliment.

    Dave - I do see the smoke, but I didn't associate it wih pollution. I will now.

    Thanks.
    Robin
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    Robin Arkenberg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Price View Post
    Facing north on the big "O"
    While this title is descriptive - it makes the assumption that the panel of judges will all know what the big "O" refers to. I personally would hear that title and expect to see an image of Omaha NE - which is sometimes refered to as the big "O" or in their current ad campaign as just "O!". So you have to be very careful usine local nicknames or idioms because your judges are probably from all over the country. Robin - to answer your question - Yes commercial titles are generally more straight forward. Deciding which catergory to place the print, I would ask yourself what are you trying to achieve. If it is commercial - what is the purpose of the print - to show the huge size of the operation? to illustrate air pollution? to show the imapct of the local environment? etc etc If you are entering the print as illustrative then what is your story there? The geometric shapes of the building as opposed to the organic shape of the river? The numerous shades of gray? What is the print most successful at achieving? It may achieve several different things but where is it MOST successful? That will tell you which catergory to go with. And once you know what the main idea you are trying to show - then you know what the title needs to convey . In my experience it is much harder to merit a commercial print than an illustrative one. that may be completely untrue but in my limited experience it semms like the commercial catergory is much more demanding of technical perfection.

    I agree that the smoke is the biggest draw to my eyes. As most of the power plant is in shadow, it lacks the visual importance of the smoke stacks and smoke. That's why I would not simply call it "Ohio Gas and Electric". I think I would name the print something like "Impacting the Environment" and enter it under the illustrative catergory.

    Hope you get lots more opinions so you can pick and choose what feels right to you.

    Holly
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    "Power on the river bank"
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    The problem is whenever you are dealing with power generation you'll end up with smoke of some sort. Photoshopping it out will make it look unnatural since the viewer is pretty expecting something coming out of the stacks. The goal is not to play it up with the title. Since it's for a Gas/Electric company, the idea is to promote the business with the photo. Although it's a very artistic shot, if it's going to be used by the company for promotion I'd figure it should mention either the topic or the company name itself.
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