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    What do you guys think of the winning picture for the theme?

    http://www.tnp.sg/sites/default/file...234-Splash.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye
    What do you guys think of the winning picture for the theme?
    I think its not properly embedded.

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    cant see.

    but from looking at the top 10 shots at least, credit have to be given to those who have shot them. its not easy trying to squeeze through the crowd when u dun have special access privileges.

    if this thread's purpose is again to dispute the decision of the judges....

    Competition judges are subjective. Just because someone won first prize does not mean mean he is good. Neither does it imply someone who doesn't is bad.
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    Neh, I'm not even a contestant. Not here ti dispute with anyone's judgement. I just to see how bros here feel of this chosen winning pic. I can't help but feel that it's not the outstanding pics among the rest.
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    i'm fine with it. u have old ppl on wheel chairs, u have old ppl, u have some middle aged ppl, u have an auntie nonchalantly strolling by.

    it will stand out from everyone who were shooting the 4tans and the election crowd.

    its also nice to note that the lines are all very straight. guy probably shoots a lot of landscape and architecture

    edit: and yes. i'm right. HA. a photo really tells a lot abt the person shooting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart
    i'm fine with it. u have old ppl on wheel chairs, u have old ppl, u have some middle aged ppl, u have an auntie nonchalantly strolling by.

    it will stand out of everyone was shooting the 4tans and the election crowd.

    its also nice to note that the lines are all very straight. guy probably shoots a lot of landscape and architecture
    I noticed the straight lines too.

    Edit:wow, bro. You are fast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I noticed the straight lines too.

    Edit:wow, bro. You are fast...
    hahaha yea i'm quite fast. not bad la. though compared to his online photos is indeed lacklustre (interms of color saturation etc etc). probably just a post processing issue.

    but the angle i like. something i use pretty often also
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    i see the message in the image
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    i see the message in the image
    nodds. agrees. (its not abt 1 candidate, which is perhaps only supported by.... around 25% roughly. i'm guessing most shots are of the election campaigns.)

    the voting process is the nation involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i'm fine with it. u have old ppl on wheel chairs, u have old ppl, u have some middle aged ppl, u have an auntie nonchalantly strolling by.

    it will stand out from everyone who were shooting the 4tans and the election crowd.

    its also nice to note that the lines are all very straight. guy probably shoots a lot of landscape and architecture

    edit: and yes. i'm right. HA. a photo really tells a lot abt the person shooting it.
    http://www.lens-scape.com/
    His shots is really quite nice (but I would preferred some to be more contrasty, but the "misty" effect is quite nice too)
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    cannot see the picture...

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    Follow the link. I can't embed the picture for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Neh, I'm not even a contestant. Not here ti dispute with anyone's judgement. I just to see how bros here feel of this chosen winning pic. I can't help but feel that it's not the outstanding pics among the rest.
    I'd wager there would be no contest in the world whose winners would be agreeable with someone all the time.

    The only exception is if you run the contest yourself, appoint yourself as chief judge who can overrule any other decision taken if there are other judges.

    There is no photograph in the world who can please everyone, let alone a photo contest where the judgement will please everyone.

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    His pictures in his album is nice no doubt. Sorry for my ignorance, but the message in the picture isn't so clear to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    His pictures in his album is nice no doubt. Sorry for my ignorance, but the message in the picture isn't so clear to me...
    Don't worry too much about the message in the picture; sometimes there's none. Sometimes you see messages that aren't intended, sometimes you see messages that no one else can see. For example, I've seen really intriguing captions with no relationship to the picture whatsoever, especially in Street Photography section...

    For example, what message do you see in these? I see nothing, but I like them.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11200799@N08/6090739429/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eliat/6032311993/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelpie1/5689836404/

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos-

    Don't worry too much about the message in the picture; sometimes there's none. Sometimes you see messages that aren't intended, sometimes you see messages that no one else can see. For example, I've seen really intriguing captions with no relationship to the picture whatsoever, especially in Street Photography section...

    For example, what message do you see in these? I see nothing, but I like them.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11200799@N08/6090739429/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eliat/6032311993/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelpie1/5689836404/
    I see something in each of them and I like them too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I see something in each of them and I like them too
    What do you see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    I see something in each of them and I like them too
    I see a hidden message too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    What do you see?
    Sorry, I couldn't see the hidden messages.

    Just my humble opinion:

    1. I was shocked in awe when i loaded the first pic. It was quite stunning and grand. A 2nd look of the picture makes it more interesting as the movement of clouds is more dramatic above the tower than those further ones beneath the arc.
    2. I thought the picture was normal initially. But as I think how was this picture created, it makes it quite amazing. Obtaining the correct exposure of the scene while taking the light trails of the truck moving backwards without exposing the truck at all while moving is quite intruging.
    3. I always love reflection and this one is great. The converging lead lines from the left of the frame towards the subject in the center, then the moving clouds on the right of the frame leads the viewers eye out of the frame. I think if I were to shoot this, I might have keep the tree in the last third of the frame but completely ignored the clouds, which is a bad move if this picture was done in the way I would had. I love the colours in this picture too.
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