OcUK Photo Comp - Season Six : Round Seven - "Abstract" DISCUSSION

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OcUK Photo Comp - Season Six : Round Seven - "Abstract" DISCUSSION

Theme: Abstract

Chosen by: Mohain


Closing date: Midnight Tuesday July 31st 2007

Please post all discussion for the current competition in this thread and keep entries in the ENTRIES thread.
DO NOT post any entries in this thread!

Judges: Xolotl, Ichabod crane, Scuzi

This competition is open to everyone.


RULES
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Rules must be followed. Failure to follow one or more rules will result in disqualification for the current round.

* One image per entrant (may be a montage consisting of two or more photos).
* If a montage is entered, all photos in the image will be judged on their relevance to each other as well as the theme.
* Photos must be posted in or linked to this thread for consideration.
* Photos must be of a reasonable size.
* Photos must be submitted in the .jpg file format.
* Photos must have been taken on or after July 1st, 2007. Invalid EXIF dates must be declared.
* Photos that have been commented on previously by any of the judges, will not be considered.
* Photos must be available for viewing in this thread until the competition winner has been announced.
* Photos must be your own work unless posting on behalf of someone else. If this is the case it should be stated in your post.

* Photographers must post their make and model unless it is provided in the EXIF Information.
* Photographers retain full copyright to their entries, so you must contact them before using their entries.

* The winner of each round will choose the theme for the next round.

* The Judges may not discuss or submit their interpretation of the theme until the competition winner has been announced.
* The Judges will not reveal individual scores, however some judges may provide a critique after the competition has ended.
* The Judges may or may not notify disqualified photographers before the deadline.
* The Judges decisions are final.

* Minimum Bribe Level: Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II


RECOMMENDATIONS
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Recommendations are optional.

A '+' sign next to the recommendation means you will gain marks.
A '-' sign next to the recommendation means you will lose marks.
A '/' sign next to the recommentation means your score will not be affected.

Each of the 3 judges will give you a score out of 30 as follows:-


* Technical ( 1 - 10 )

+ Use of Photoshop or Image Editing programs to enhance your photo (Including borders).
+ Correct use of Lighting/Saturation/Contrast/Exposure.
+ Correct use of DOF (Depth of Field).
+ Appreciation for Rule of Thirds, Golden Mean and other photographic rules.

- Overuse or misuse of Photoshop or other Image Editing programs (Including borders)
- Bad Lighting/Saturation/Contrast/Exposure.
- Blurred photos due to incorrect DOF (Depth of Field) or camera shake.
- Unintentionally slanted photos.

/ EXIF Info is recommended for digital photographers.
/ Camera Settings are recommended for film photographers.


* Theme Relevance ( 1 - 10 )

+ Good interpretation of the theme
+ Originality

/ Your photograph should represent the theme without further commentary.


* Impact ( 1 - 10 )

+ WOW Factor!
+ Overall ambience of the photo.

All past competition Entry, Discussion & Results threads can be found in the PV Archive. Select "From the - beginning" in the Display Options at the bottom of the page to view all Competition threads.
 

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oo. i might be able to play here. i like abstract work. i've already taken a few good (imo) abstract shots here and here but i'm around 4 months early with them!
 
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Aod said:
got one in Early this time. might replace it later though.

what he said! :p

I have a busy July, so I may not have a chance to take any more . The weather certainly doesn't help!!! :rolleyes:

I used a manual lens this time, so hopefully I have given enough info for the judges? The exif is there but there is no aperture info.
 

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this is more a question re the rules, but what was the reasoning behind this one?

Photographers must post their make and model unless it is provided in the EXIF Information.

i wasnt active when this comp was started up and have been wondering for a while now about that one.
 
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GeX said:
this is more a question re the rules, but what was the reasoning behind this one?



i wasnt active when this comp was started up and have been wondering for a while now about that one.

It's so we can judge a photos technical merits based on what camera it was taken on. If I see a picture that is unduly noisy I'll have a look at the exif, if it was taken on a compact camera or a Nikon then this wont effect the score as much as if it was taken on a camera that has better noise handling.
 
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xolotl said:
...if it was taken on a compact camera or a Nikon...

:D


I've an idea that so far, I think could work. I just need to get off my behind and gather the items I need.... Not like last time when I had an idea and did little more than a pointscraper instead.
 
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Right I'm not looking to start a fight here but I was wondering if the comp judges could answer a question? Can you/will you give further feed back on a photo? I have asked in the last comp results thread but I did not get an answer either way. Even if the answer is no I'd like to know as it effects if I enter the comp or not.
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Just posted my entry for a bit of fun. Don't slate too much :p didn't have my digi camera to hand so had to settle for a photo on my phone :(!
 
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Just submitted mine.

ScarySquirrel said:
I really want to enter this month but I am rubbish at interpretting the theme 'Abstract'. I know it could be anything, and that is why I am struggling :(
Just do anything you think is relevant :)
 

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i'm still on the lookout, most of what i shoot is just things as i see them - so when i see something suitably abstract when im wondering with my camera, i'll grab it (noise and all :p )
 
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