Contest submission - Please comment

redleashredleash Texas GrinsSan Antonio, TXPosts: 3,786Registered Users Major grins
edited January 19, 2019 in Other Cool Shots

I am entering a photography contest, with the wide-open category of "Color." These are the three I selected, plus a fourth that I was on the fence about. (I would have to swap #4 for one of the others.) Some of you have seen at least one of these before--my favorite shot of a Texas Hill Country river. I don't have much new work so had to comb my archives for some good choices. Comments are requested and appreciated. Thanks, Lauren

1 - Autumn Meditation

2 - Dancing at Dawn

3 - Morning on the Frio

4 - Watching

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

Lauren Blackwell


  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,687Registered Users Major grins

    My favorite of the set is #3, I like #1 but the trees feel chopped on the top, the reflection is wonderful though. I also like the #2 and #4, but I'm not sure if they relate well to the theme of the contest.

  • WernerGWernerG Major grins MainePosts: 534Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 20, 2019

    Number 3 for me also. I would have liked the lowest reflected tree to not have been cut in number 1. With the color reflected in the water, I'm not sure you need the trees themselves. I guess I'd pick number 4 over number 2 for it's warm sunset tones.

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,675Registered Users Major grins

    Wow wow wow wow wow! Epic set! I can see every single one blown up printed big and hanging somewhere! Bravo!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,415Administrators moderator

    There is no bad image in what you have presented here. Hard to choose. Wow+1.

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  • WernerGWernerG Major grins MainePosts: 534Registered Users Major grins

    Moderator: Thank you for your explanation, got it.

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,148Registered Users Major grins

    A beautiful set! They're all great, I'm partial to number two, the side light and that beautiful whitetail doe, is stunning.
    As for the contest, I think the first image best represents "Color" imho.


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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,608Registered Users Major grins

    I'm sure glad that you'll be spending more time with us. I do remember #3 and I think #1 as well. For the contest, I would drop #4. This is an excellent set, Lauren, and good luck

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaPosts: 2,532Registered Users Major grins

    They're all beautifully done. Given the theme of the contest, the deer is probably least likely to succeed, in my view, while numbers 1 and 3 are probably the strongest. Really enjoyed seeing these.

  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,786Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks y'all! I went with #1-3. I had wavered between 3 and 4 so went with my original plan. The deadline has passed so now we wait to hear if anything is chosen. #1 has been printed large - on canvas - and is hanging in our Maine cabin. The location is "somewhere in Maine" but for the life of me I can't remember where I found that stream. I don't know why I didn't look further into my archives before I printed, but I just found three other versions of #1. Too late for the contest or my living room, but I would appreciate your comments on the additional images. Image C is the original view - any thoughts on cropping, if needed? I like the water better in my #1 but C does show more of the trees like y'all suggested. Comments welcomed!




    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,349Registered Users Major grins

    My recommendation would be to clip along the tops of the front trees and put a light blue sky along the top of #1

    Just one man's opine

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