In no particluar orderErik MathyJen BrimmageBrian TravinoPiotr Semberecki
I like Brian's, too. :-)It's the first time I've ever submitted a photo for a contest. It's been so fun seeing all of the interesting pictures.
Sorry folks. I'd go w/Hubert Herbut...
It's very moody with all that vignetting. Feels like Halloween. :-)
My picks:1. Mark Block -- because it's a shot I'd take.2. Devin Wilson -- say yes to minimalism3. Hubert Herbut -- nice POV.Special jury prize: Jen Brimmage -- great expression enjoying the elegance. The luck of the shot.
Did you guys look at the rest of the entries? I mean, all 200? There are some AMAZING shots in there. There's one of a soldier sitting in a dark room, by an open window. It's stunning. I think it's in the first set.
Darn. :-) I didn't make it into the top ten. Here's the link to the finalists...http://www.35mmc.com/13/03/2015/leica-iiic-competition-vote-final-10/
They are all good shots.
How'd the cut to 10 get made?
On his blog, he said he asked his wife to pick 10.
Sounds a little "sketchy" to me...
heehee. nah. I would've been shocked if I'd been picked.
It would all depend upon the judge's "aesthetic". My preference (HH) didn't make the cut, either.
Asking your 'wife' to pick 10 photo's would be okay if she were Dorothea Lange, but I would question the value of the "woman on the street's" opinion even if my photo's were selected. The methodology approaches "randomness".
It totally depends on the judge's aesthetic. It's why I didn't really expect to be chosen. It's random. But then, I don't know if I'd be chosen by a panel of photographers, either. It would be rare for my aesthetic to match up to the judge's, which is what would have to happen. It's the same reason I don't try to make a living with photography. I love my vision, but it's not "popular".
I participate in just 2 online photography communities. One is film and one is mostly digital. My aesthetic is more in line with the film community, which is made of up of people like me who shoot for pleasure, and have no real desire to make money from it. The digital community spends as much time talking about 'marketing' themselves and getting more "traffic' to their sites. I guess it all depends on who you cater to.
Indeed. To thine own self be true. Or as Jacques Lacan might say, "never compromise your desire."
Actually, there are probably as many professionals in the film group, but there's still little or no talk about marketing. I'm not sure why.
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