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428th Show & Tell Competition: 428th Show & Tell Competition: Artistic Vehicle Photography - WINNER

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kazmierczyk

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:10 pm


Sorry for the lateness of this post. I was having a few problems figuring out how this part of the process works. Like most of these contests, there were a lot of great and creative images which made it very hard to pick a winner. I judged these based on their creativity and image quality, but mostly on their Wow factor - how much they caught my attention.

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First let me start with the runners up in no particular order


Marcel - PEPTO BISMOL ON WHEELS impressed me a lot - a wonderful find and definitely a very unique approach to making an image out of it


John - Beer Bike, Budapest was a very nice example of using a filter technique that looks great with the subject. The main critique I would make on this would be to crop in a little more to eliminate the part of the bus and the car on the right.


luxun54, this is a great scene and composition. The one critique I have on this would have been to darken the grass a little bit so it was not quite so bright. Probably just in the posted version, because I imagine this would print pretty nicely.


Ken - this and your other boat abstracts are all excellent. I think I would have tried to crop this on so that the thing in the top right corner was not there -it distracted me a little


Marcus - this is a wonderfully conceived abstract/detail shot. I think the only thing I did not like is that the bike frame was a little out of focus and I would have liked to have seen that more perfectly sharp.


Walter - I really like the overall aged, texture overlaid, ethereal look of this. I think if thus were mine, I would have used a darker texture, vignette, grad ND or something to darken that white band across the top or maybe crop below it.

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I had a very hard time deciding on second or third since these all could have very nearly been 1st - so here is a 3 way tie for 2nd.


2nd Place tie Aldeca - this is graphic excellence in my opinion. A great composition, stunning color and sharpness. The lines of the reflections combined with the shapes in the headlight are very attractive. The only thing I would change on this would be to edit it so the blue area is black - using the tools for that in whatever editing software you use.


2nd Place tie Szczepan; I loved this one due to the incredibly different and compelling POV that is especially effective in B&W. The one thing I didn't think was optimal, and I know how hard this is to do sometimes, was the almost totally white, empty sky. This might have worked well as a bracketed HDR image.


2nd Place tie Al - beautiful, well targeted composition that looks wonderful in this toned monochrome processing. The only thing I would have changed would be to edit out the black outline of the door on the car in front of this.

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Winner
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1st Place - Pawel, you did and amazing job with this. The clean, practically monochrome scene with the bright red little car - all of it perfectly exposed in a nicely balanced composition is so compelling. Congratulations!!

Great submissions from everyone - I enjoyed them a lot. Thanks for your patience - it is harder running a contest - especially the judging, since there are so many excellent images.

Anyway -Pawel it is now in your hands.

kazmierczyk
 
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428th Show & Tell Competition: 428th Show & Tell Competition: Artistic Vehicle Photography - WINNER

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:31 pm


wooow, what a great choice of theme, as testified by the many many submissions, and an inspired set of entries. Plus, you provided a very insigthful set of comment and critiques - big thanks!

Thank you Dan for choosing the little red ride picture as a winner! I have always liked this photo - precisely for the reasons that you listed - but I never thought of it as particularly 'artistic.' With the subdued colors, it is not even that eye catching. For effect, I tried to increase the local saturation of the red paint on the car only, but this turned out to be beyond by PP abilities :( Anyways, I am glad I put it as a late minute entry. :)

I am going to post the next challenge right away! The theme will be 'light trails'
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luxun54
 
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Re: 428th Show & Tell Competition: 428th Show & Tell Competition: Artistic Vehicle Photography - WINNER

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:15 pm


Many thanks for the HM, and congrats to all the winners

gillk
 
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Re: 428th Show & Tell Competition: 428th Show & Tell Competition: Artistic Vehicle Photography - WINNER

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:28 pm


Many thanks Dan for the tied 2nd place - honoured to be up there with all the great entries :) Congrats to Pawel and other winners - a fun competition.
Gill

kzaret
 
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Re: 428th Show & Tell Competition: 428th Show & Tell Competition: Artistic Vehicle Photography - WINNER

Post Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:39 pm


Novel idea for a contest and we all benefit from the constructive suggestions! Thank you for the HM.
Congrats to Pawel for a wonderful winning image!


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