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Looking for improvement This is the e-group critique board. If you post a picture here it will be assumed that you are looking for comprehensive technical feedback - both good and bad, but always respectful. Only post pictures here if you can deal with potentially negative constructive criticism. Anyone is qualified to comment and post feedback, and everyone is encouraged to do so. NB: "Looking for Improvement" is the place to post any pictures you would like advice on improving, no matter how bad you might think they are.

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Old 26th February 2014
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

I think it will take a truly excellent and dare I say different type of image to do well. Your last one comes closest to this IMO but even this, to me, won't be a winner. Remember that there will be 000's of entries so an individual entry will have to be extra special.
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

Number 3 for me also although I'd be happy to have number 4 in my portfolio.
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

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#3 is the best, but unfortunately you've chopped the placard.
That can be fixed in post. Add any slogan of your choice.
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

another for no. 3

when is the closing date?
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

It's #3 for me too.
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

I like 3 the best and would crop in tighter on the protester.

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I think it will take a truly excellent and dare I say different type of image to do well. Your last one comes closest to this IMO but even this, to me, won't be a winner. Remember that there will be 000's of entries so an individual entry will have to be extra special.
I agree with this though.
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

No 3 for me to.....although I have to say the placard is partly chopped, and would have been nice to read the message, but hey in the heat of the shot.....

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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

John, I think number 3 is the strongest image but I love the light halos around the people in number 4 - they lend a sense of mystery as to who they are and where they are heading.
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

I've looked at them all with the question, "What's the story?" and No 3 is the only one which isn't just a good photograph but tells a story as well, though I do like No 4 from an arty point of view.
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

No 3 for me, it's a shame you've cropped the placard on the LHS.
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

Thanks to everyone who has commented. Some really good points have been made and it seems No 3 is the favourite from this set. The cropped placard is my fault for trying to get a stronger crop in pp - it's all there in the ORF.

Several have commented that none are good enough to win and realistically I don't expect them to either. However, practicing the selection process is helpful for me, as are your objective assessments. I would regard a place in the top 30 as an achievement (I got one in the top 50 last year).

What I would really like to do is encourage more members of this forum to have a go - if I can't scoop a prize I'd love to see one of you do it instead!
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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

Late reply another vote for 3 can you show all the poster with a differing crop if it is all there in the ORF?
If so please post it again.
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Late reply another vote for 3 can you show all the poster with a differing crop if it is all there in the ORF?
If so please post it again.
Sure, Ed, here's the resized ORF. Main reason for the tight crop was to lose the patch of washed-out sky on the left, but I guess that as a B&W conversion it doesn't matter so much. If I enter this one I'll leave the poster intact as it has been commented upon by just about everyone!

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Re: Which pic to win a prize?

The strong type looks like it could be edited to any internet troll's message. But the policeman looks too relaxed and laid back.
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