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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:22 PM

*POLL* NOVEMBER PHOTO CONTEST Thread #3

Thread 3
The theme of the November contest is Landscapes in Black & White
The top two vote getters in each thread will advance to the finals along with the next four highest vote getters overall.

Preliminary Round will run for 72 hours.
Finals will be posted shortly thereafter and will run for 72 hours.

Please share your comments and help keep this thread kicked.

NOTE: Skinner has authorized this contest be run in GD.


Thread #1 - http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021839563

Thread #2 http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021839618


Country Lane


Sunrise over the old mills


Sonoma Vineyard


Through the Pines


Ponder


Smolen-Gulf Bridge


Solitude


Is it hot in here or am I just crazy?


Calm Before the Storm


Zen Mountain


79 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
Country Lane
19 (24%)
Sunrise overthe old mills
4 (5%)
Sonoma Vineyard
1 (1%)
Through the Pines
10 (13%)
Ponder
9 (11%)
Smolen-Gulf Bridge
4 (5%)
Solitude
17 (22%)
Is it hot in here or am I just crazy?
1 (1%)
Calm Before the Storm
8 (10%)
Zen Mountain
6 (8%)
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Reply *POLL* NOVEMBER PHOTO CONTEST Thread #3 (Original post)
Mz Pip Nov 2012 OP
treestar Nov 2012 #1
patrice Nov 2012 #2
CTyankee Nov 2012 #8
patrice Nov 2012 #9
CTyankee Nov 2012 #16
patrice Nov 2012 #10
CTyankee Nov 2012 #17
patrice Nov 2012 #26
CTyankee Nov 2012 #29
NV Whino Nov 2012 #3
Mira Nov 2012 #4
Celebration Nov 2012 #5
alfredo Nov 2012 #6
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #7
madokie Nov 2012 #11
MichaelSoE Nov 2012 #12
Iggo Nov 2012 #13
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #14
MichaelSoE Nov 2012 #15
UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #18
LancetChick Nov 2012 #19
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #20
Rhythm Nov 2012 #21
a kennedy Nov 2012 #22
Whovian Nov 2012 #23
Change has come Nov 2012 #24
blue neen Nov 2012 #25
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #27
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #28
Mira Nov 2012 #30
HappyMe Nov 2012 #31
Little Star Nov 2012 #32
fishwax Nov 2012 #33
2naSalit Nov 2012 #34
LineReply K
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #35
Liberal_Dog Nov 2012 #36
bluedigger Nov 2012 #37
ellisonz Nov 2012 #38
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #39
Pool Hall Ace Nov 2012 #40
Mira Nov 2012 #41
Carla in Sequim Nov 2012 #42
Mira Nov 2012 #43
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #44
LineNew Reply K
alfredo Nov 2012 #45
LineNew Reply k
alfredo Nov 2012 #46

Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:24 PM

1. A lot of pretty ones there

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:55 PM

2. Smolen-Gulf Bridge for clever composition & strong, eye-leading movement into & across the whole

frame, against a ladder of different contrasts and textures.

Good eye!

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:03 PM

8. I wish I had your eye on photography. I can perceive painting better than photography and I

need some help in understanding photography better. Any books you can recommend to me? I am a very willing (and humble) learner...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:32 PM

9. Sorry! no books. Just a family with shutter-bugging in its blood, ever since I was a child.

Even the men who married into our family took up photography, had darkrooms and talked about cameras and lenses. We used to load up and go out before sun-up to catch the light a certain way on some lake or to get the sky behind an old barn one of us had found. I spent a lot of time in darkrooms with my first husband. My daughter is a professional graphics person who still photographs a lot. My dad, a pipe-fitting foreman on BIG construction jobs, started it all when we were babies, following everyone around with a camera and it just caught on there.

Just pick up a camera and use it for a few weeks as much as you can and you'll start becoming more aware of the elements you're looking at when you look at photographs.

Black and white in particular has a strong way of showing you stuff you may be kind of generalizing most of the time.

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Response to patrice (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:08 AM

16. I have tried, believe me. My dtr is a "natural." She and I were on vacation and took a photo

of the same seagull and the very same time, practically side by side. Mine was horrible and hers was excellent. It was discouraging...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:41 PM

10. Oh yes, and . . . just let lose a little and just simply experience the picture, you probably know

that from your appreciation of painting.

Photography is similar; it's an event, an experience.

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Response to patrice (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:12 AM

17. Well, some I DO have a better understanding of, through my appreciation of the artistry.

The portrait photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson never fails to delight/astound me. Wartime photojournalism moves me incredibly.

I cannot tell you how astonished I was at photograph #2 in this thread and how moving I found it. The birds lifting from the water so delicately (but you can almost "hear" the wings flutter even slightly) takes my breath and heart away...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:04 PM

26. I also like the Smolen bridge picture because it has kind of modern dimensions, what with

the wideness of all of the different planes and angles.

And yet, the subject matter suggest American primitives,

and I very much like the way that the arrangement leads your eye IN, into the inside of the bridge & into the light-painting itself.

p

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Response to patrice (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:09 PM

29. I know this repeating image is a strong esthetic in photography. Am wondering if that esthetic

has some historical basis in the perspectival (Roman in origin) street facade of the famous Rue de Rivoli in Paris, which was one part of Napoleon's grandiose architectural plans:

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:01 PM

3. Kick

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:47 PM

4. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:01 PM

5. Some really great photos in this thread! n/t

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:14 PM

6. knr

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:46 PM

7. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:45 PM

11. How do you pick one of these as the best over the others

I pick all of them.
Beautiful

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:37 PM

12. kick and please vote

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:35 PM

13. Kick.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:51 AM

14. K&R

Thanks, Mz Pip

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:22 AM

15. sunday morning kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:17 AM

18. kick

 

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:30 AM

19. Y'know, I chose 'Sunrise over the old mills' for its symmetry.

I mean, you have four horizontal layers: the dark part of the sky, the light part of the sky, the buildings and the water. Then you have vertical separation with the one building on the right with large, arched, lit windows that catches your eye, making you wonder what's happening inside, balanced by the simple line on the left of ducks paddling in the water (attention symmetry).

And once you notice the buildings, you wonder what kind of mill is it, and what each of those buildings is for, and you wonder if the water has anything to do with the mill's product. The other photos were interesting too, though. But the mill pic stood out for me.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:56 AM

20. Kick

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:57 AM

21. kick it...

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:00 AM

22. "Smolen-Gulf Bridge"

the beauty in this bridge is apparent, and is what Black and White means to me. Newer then some other structures in our past entries.....but nonetheless a winner to me.

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:23 AM

23. All wonderful. n/t

 

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:52 AM

24. K & R

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:01 PM

25. Gorgeous pictures in all three threads!

Kick!

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:09 PM

27. Kick

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:35 PM

28. kick

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:51 PM

30. kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:05 PM

31. k&r

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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:16 PM

32. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:20 PM

33. k/r -- great pics!

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:29 PM

34. Sunrise over the Old Mills

location looks really familiar, wonder where that is... someplace in New England?

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:36 AM

35. K

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:55 AM

36. K & R

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:53 PM

37. Kick!

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:42 PM

38. Kick

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:14 PM

39. Kick

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:00 PM

40. kick

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:23 PM

41. Kick

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:33 AM

42. Kick!

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:15 AM

43. Kick

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:53 PM

44. Last chance


Will post the finals on Friday

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Response to Mz Pip (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:58 PM

45. K

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:51 PM

46. k

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