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POTW Discussion thread

Discussion in 'Photo of the Week' started by Trinity, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Azeruth

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    Been trying to think of something that could allow for a lot of entries and wasn't too specific.

    Right now I'm looking at Athletics or Sports. It's generic enough for multiple interpretations while still allowing for future, more specific themes like pure Basketball or pure Running/Cycling. I'm hoping it keeps it open enough for multiple people to enter.
     
  2. Nataly Goddess

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    It is so good and considerate of you to think of something that will have many submissions, that will be interesting to have a general theme like Sports. I like it!
     
  3. Raiden (ノಥ益ಥ)ノ(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ

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    Also down for sports.
     
  4. Grandpa Uchiha Who wants some of my Wood Release?

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    someone split all the votes down evenly.

    :skully
     
  5. Grandpa Uchiha Who wants some of my Wood Release?

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    Just wow on how these votes are being done. Wow.

    It damn sure isn't based on quality, that's for sure.

    :skully
     
  6. Alaude Well-Known Member

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    The votes are obviously based on what the voters like the most. It may be the best quality or it may be the colors in the pic or something in it that just seems nice to the voter.
     
  7. Grandpa Uchiha Who wants some of my Wood Release?

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    Yeah. Probably won't be wasting my time and gas again to go take those kinds of pictures for some retarded points.
     
  8. Rohan GFX Artist

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    I kind of agree as most of the time photos would require a particular situation which is hard to predict in advance. So, it's not easy to get a good picture.
     
  9. Bontakun 生まれ変われる WOW WOW Moderator

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    It would be nice to get some critique actually.

    Drop a line or two about your thought process on voting for Signs if you can :catwave
     
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  10. Alaude Well-Known Member

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    I have no problems with the current voting system. I like that we don't have a certain criteria for voting and that you can vote for the option you want for any reason.
     
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  11. Bontakun 生まれ変われる WOW WOW Moderator

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    Well I meant on the actual signs that were entered this time, but that is also good to know :nod
     
  12. Alaude Well-Known Member

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    Then you should have said so :catslam
     
  13. Bontakun 生まれ変われる WOW WOW Moderator

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    Fixed my post :maybe
     
  14. Grandpa Uchiha Who wants some of my Wood Release?

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    I mean, not much to say per se on each sign. Suggestion wise or critique wise. The reason is more you can't control how the object is created just how it is photographed. That's why I took the time to do the submission the way I did. I had to go into the middle of the street in traffic, make sure the distance wasn't took far away as that would take away from the quality.

    Lined it up correctly, and just took the picture. That is how I look at it and how I approach photography.
     
  15. Bontakun 生まれ変われる WOW WOW Moderator

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    Yes I think photography is 60% going to the right place at the right time. Being creative in where you're standing, like you did, makes an impact.
    And I know @Avalon drove for an hour to take some of his entries, and it really made a difference in the uniqueness of the scene.
     
  16. Grandpa Uchiha Who wants some of my Wood Release?

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    exactly. I am also certified in digital photography. Have been since oh about 2004.
     
  17. Bontakun 生まれ変われる WOW WOW Moderator

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    How'd you get that? Was it hard?
     
  18. Grandpa Uchiha Who wants some of my Wood Release?

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    Nah just had to show I knew the in and outs of a canon digital camera.

    This was back home. The place I did it hasn't existed since about 2013.
     
  19. Nataly Goddess

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    PotW 21 Results
    This week's theme was Signs
    There was a tie between 2nd and 3rd place, and the winners are placed based on higher number of 1st choice votes. So,...
    Third place winner is Entry 03 by @Nataly
    Second place goes to Entry 01 by @Grandpa Uchiha
    And... the winner of Photography of the Week 21 is our participant who keeps taking all the wins for the last few weeks...


    The absolute winner, @Azeruth with her Entry 02!
    Congratulations! @Azeruth , please choose a theme or give us some suggestions for PotW 23. :blobhide
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  20. Azeruth

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    I was kinda hoping to see how Sports worked out for a general theme, but I guess I can drop some suggestions now.

    1. Art; could include a wide variety of stuff (even Graffiti which I see was done before). Paintings, sculptures, yard art, etc.

    2. Transportation; was thinking cars but again this opens it up a bit more. Buses, trains, bikes, planes, segways and hoverboards :blobspaz

    3. Freestyle; I know it was already done in Week 13 but this would be 10 weeks away so it wouldn't be super close together and allows for pretty much whatever really nice moment people get to be included.

    Otherwise if any of you have a suggestion I don't mind another more popular theme being chosen.
     
  21. Nataly Goddess

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    Those are very useful suggestions. I believe we will have another Freestyle contest coming soon, and Art as a broad theme can be interpreted in many ways.
    I would like to center the attention on Transportation for PotW 23; it should be fascinating taking photos for that specific theme
     
  22. Nataly Goddess

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    PotW 22 Results
    This week's theme was Sports.
    Because there were less than three entries this round, all contestants get...

    second place by default.
    If you have any critique, please post it here.
    Congratulations to @Azeruth (Entry 01) and @Nataly (Entry 02)​
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  23. Nataly Goddess

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    Since Azeruth gave us more suggestions for next themes, we will go with either Art or Freestyle for PoTW 24 since Transportation is this week's theme.
     
  24. Azeruth

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    I was actually considering taking pictures of the tennis courts at one of the parks nearby but opted for the baseball field.
     
  25. Bontakun 生まれ変われる WOW WOW Moderator

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    I love it! It's so green and inviting!
     
  26. Raiden (ノಥ益ಥ)ノ(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ

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    Don't give up!!!!
     
  27. Haruka Katana

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    I somehow missed out the tag lol.

    Well I am no professional photographer (even though I had taken the course before I still fucking suck at it kek). I have very shaky hands, thats why I avoid taking photographs at all. But objects are fine.

    So while I enjoy criticizing, sometimes I feel like I am in no position to talk. So I didn't say anything :catsweat

    Current contest now is transport?
     
  28. Bontakun 生まれ変われる WOW WOW Moderator

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    Well I think no one takes photographs for photographers to look at, they are for normal people to look at. So it should be normal people that provide critique :grin

    As for shaky hands, the answer is to take photos in bright sunlight only. That way the shutter speed is so fast the picture doesn't have time to blur :wink
    Flash also works, but I hate flash photography :catpek

    Yes, transport. Things that carry you around!
     
  29. Smoke ▄█▀ █▄ █▄█ ▀█▀

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    Where do I submit my pic?

    Also, is the theme up for interpretation?

    For example, when you think of transportation, you think of vehicles. But truthfully, it's something that takes your from point A, to point B. As to what point A, and B, are, is up to the person, no? Point A could be you in bed with your thoughts, and point B, could be you in Hogwarts. The mode of transportation, would then be a book.

    On that note, could I post a pic of the call girl, who took me to the moon and back, last night?
     
  30. Bontakun 生まれ変われる WOW WOW Moderator

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    Post it in the Entries and Misc section. Go up a level from this section and you'll see it at the top.

    :lmao You gotta physically move though. And to a destination. So the borderline would be ice skates: no, roller blades: yes.

    Depends on how much she let your ride her.
     
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