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03-20-2007, 07:06 PM #1
Here are the images I entered
images removed due to lack of interest & relevant reponses
Your critiques are welcome as well the score you would rate them. I will tell you later how they actually did. Thanks.
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03-20-2007, 07:43 PM #2
Opinions, scores and
By far, my favorite is "Who Let the dogs Out ?". I wish audio was allowed. The person announcing the title could push a button and play the rap song by that name. I give it an 81.
My least favorite is "End of the Road". My one drawback ... I can't see an accent line for separation of the subject layer from the background layer. I just don't see too much to make the judges sit up and do more than put a score in the machine. I give it a 78.
On "Misty Blue", I like the pensive look on her face as if she is thinking hard about something. I don't like that her one hand, and most of the arm, are hidden behind the chair back. It could have been great with some dramatic lighting. I give it a 79 ... close but no cigar.
Looking at "Bette Davis Eyes", the 1st thing I see is the hot pink tube top. I don't care for her staring into the lens either. I would have liked it a lot of she had her head turned towards the right side, as we see it and looking slightly up as the fan blew her hair. I give this a 79 also.
I hope I'm wrong and all 4 get blue ribbons. (and that the pooches get higher than an 81)
03-20-2007, 08:38 PM #3
I'm not a judge and have only entered one comp but I really like "End of the Road" ... much more than the others.
03-20-2007, 11:07 PM #4
03-22-2007, 07:16 PM #5
They are all lovely.
I like them all, especially the dogs.
I would say-
Who let the dogs out scored 82
The rest in the 77-79 range
I am amazed at what you have to do to get an 80.
03-22-2007, 07:39 PM #6
It keeps getting ...
Having been in competition for decades, I will tell you that images that got an 80 score, 10 years ago, may not get an 80 now. Photographers keep getting better and so the criteria keeps rising also.
But, on the other hand, you never know what may score well. That is why it's good to share images with others. Sometimes we are too close to our work and it takes an impartial opinion to select what should be entered.
03-22-2007, 10:26 PM #7
What determines the width of the stroke?Ron Jackson
03-22-2007, 11:22 PM #8
Basically you want it wide enough so it gives separation without drawing attention to itself. As an example ... on a 72 ppi 10 X 8 it would be about 1 to 1½ pixels. On a competition 20 X 16 it would be between 5 pixels and 8 pixels or so. You want to look at it under "print size" and sit back to see how it looks.
03-22-2007, 11:31 PM #9On a competition 20 X 16--Elephants can swim...
...and very gracefully.
I do believe
Anything is possible for me.
Kirk Darling, CPP
03-22-2007, 11:56 PM #10
Since a horizontal composition tends to be more prevalent, I used the 20x16 dimension.
Don't worry, I won't start adding extra letters in words and using different spellings like kerb instead of curb. And I will definitely not start talking with an accent like Benny Hill. (now the youngsters are going to ask who Benny Hill was) LOL
And, the only UK I know is the University of Kentucky.