[C&C] Poll: Please help me choose a photo

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by pniev, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    I need to send one photo for a contest of the local photography club I recently joined. The theme is: weather.

    The plan was to send in a photo of someone looking at me from their bike in storm and rain, but I haven't been able to get such a shot yet. Therefore I need to choose an earlier one.

    Could you please help me out by selecting one of the following? Comments are welcome!

    Your help is much appreciated!
  2. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Undoubtedly the second one!
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  3. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    The second one for me too.

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  4. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Definitely #2, it made me LOOK.
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Numero dos, tambien!
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I voted for #2. I love the movement. It doesn't really speak "weather" to me, but given those 4, that is my choice.
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  7. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Thanks. I understand what you're saying. I had similar thought but these shots were taken during a storm at the beach, so I thought "storm = weather". Rain or thunderstorm clouds may have worked better (we don't have tornados here) but this was the closest I could get so far.
  8. WTF? Nice poll but it completely screwed the front page display.

    [edit] Never one to run with the crowd, I like the last.
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  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    oops. I noticed it too but thought it was something different (I did not scroll down). Admin: HELP!!!!!! Could someone remove the poll from the front page? Or could/should I do something.

  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I have asked the powers that be to look into the front page display issue. In the meantime, click on "active discussions" to navigate. Once you click on a thread, you can also use the right menu bar to navigate. When the look of the front page changes abruptly, it can be a shock, but beneath it all...everything else is operating as before.
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  11. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    I for one like the way the front page looks. It looks... modern.
  12. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    number 2

    It being a photo competition not a weather competition.
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  13. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    The second image is far more tumultuous than the rest so while I like the composition in the first image, I think the second would get my vote. :) Good luck with the contest!
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  14. If you have a large screen. Mine is only 24" so half the page is off screen. I'm not even trying to look at it on the iPad
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  15. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I voted for image number two.
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  16. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I expected most would vote for #2, but I liked #1, even though it needed straightening.
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  17. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan Top Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    I like #2, with #4 as my runner-up for the theme.
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  18. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    I love the specs in the last one, but #2 got my photographic vote.
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  19. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    Thanks for the great help! I'll go for #2 unless I can find the time and opportunity to take a rain shot with silhouette, umbrella, and backlight before the deadline.

    For Lawrence: #1 is straightened. I thought it was off as well but the horizon is straight. Checked in LR. Probably the shape of the dunes and the person are misleading.

    Again...many thanks!

  20. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    I'd go for the last one, the glasses, (spectacles) - if you think about the competition there my be many like your other shots - the last one may be different enough to catch the judges eye.

    Good luck