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Thread: Need a Title (No JUDGES please)
12-26-2006, 07:25 PM #11
That's actually a challenge. IMHO, it could pass as both and either one would be on either side of the fence. It could be commercial for the fact that it's generating power for the population. It could illustrative of the fact that pollution is a very real problem. I think the title will spin the viewer one way or the other so it depends on how you want the viewers to think of the image.
12-26-2006, 07:30 PM #12I think the title will spin the viewer one way or the other so it depends on how you want the viewers to think of the image.
I agree whole heartedly. With that in mind, do commercial images have more straight forward titles?
12-26-2006, 07:36 PM #13
With that I have absolutely no experience, I can say, though, that if you think about the concept of "commercial", you are representing a product or company. My guess would be that the titles would be less poetic and more to the point that would represent aspects of the product or business. Looking at an image of a Ford Mustang against the backdrop of an ocean setting, I wouldn't be thinking "Sunshine on a clear day" I would be thinking more along the lines of "Beach Muscle" or something like that. That ties the surroundings (the beach) with the car (Mustang being a muscle car), but at the same time tie in the humorous aspects of "Muscle Beach", people working out on the beach.
I'm sure with your image there's a creative title, that portrays the commercial aspect of generating power that would downplay the smoke out of the stacks. If the title pushes the one topic, the viewer would subconciously accept the smoke as part of the process. If the title pushes pollution, then you can bet that's exactly where the eye would go as would the mindset.
12-26-2006, 08:02 PM #14
How about, "A Confluence of Power"Don Barnes
The Titanic was built by Professionals,
The Ark by Amateurs.
12-26-2006, 08:03 PM #15
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.
HollyHolly Howe M.Photog., Cr.
12-26-2006, 08:49 PM #16
12-26-2006, 09:29 PM #17
Don's "A Confluence of Power" speaks to almost everything brought up in the thread...the word is perfect for the multi-dimensionality of the image and the topic...in either category.
12-28-2006, 03:51 PM #18
What do you think of the title "Not Smoke Free"?
12-28-2006, 04:00 PM #19
"No Smoking Please"
12-28-2006, 04:01 PM #20
Keep em coming Ariston.