Discussion in 'Monthly Competition' started by AB22 Easy Tiger, Jun 3, 2012.
You have seven days to vote - vote for as many as you like.
Couldnt find the time to get anything for this months comp. Well done to those of you who did. Voted for three, Steeed, TomTom and Ayesane.
hey oRosso, I took hundreds of photos of those old petrol pumps, my m8's band used it as a location for the art on their album (which I took)
there is a small amount of photoshop going on (band logos etc), but other than that the shots are natural
some of the close ups of the dozens of coats of paint on them are awesome
they even went on Tshirts
The first one is a cracker.
ayesane gets my vote leapt out of the screen a lot of colour for black and white (makes sense to me) thought the rest very much of a muchness mind i know the square root of fuck all
Iain Hesford's Bait Box for me: loved the fact that it was full, bright colour but still a powerful picture of dereliction.
He has a very good eye.
Ross for me.
Would be even better without the blue sky tint and if you could pull more detail out of the foreground with a little more contrast or something.
I only voted for one, this multiple vote thing is a bit weird statistically.
Ross for me also, just for the nostalgia of seeing many of these throughout North Yorkshire region when i was a kid.
Good photographs tell a story, i'm provoked by the story this one tells. Perfect in black and white - love the acute incline of the road aswell, it adds a huge amount. Voted
The copper and green in this photograph compliment each other very well. Love the bokeh.
tom tom macute
Fits the theme perfectly. The busy sky adds to this image well. It's alittle busy on the eye for me.
The timing of the shot is nice, I like the wave crashing in behind the lobster pot. Nice b+w conversion.
Again, another photograph with a story. Is it lost? discarded? Not sure about the barriers on the left of the image, they seem abit out of place for me. Never the less - Voted
This is reasonably well composed, although you've trimmed the left edge from the tin bath.
I like the idea of this photograph. We haven't had many clear blue sky's but this image is desperate for a simple cloud formation IMO.
Well composed. I think the shards of broken glass really make this image. Would have liked to have seen the top of the chimney and bridge, they're both quite harsh intersections.
Iain Hesford's Bait Box
Great light. I like the the way you have set-up the angles; the foreground almost becomes part of the background. Same as TiredEyes you seem to have picked the only day in May without clouds.
I can see what you were trying to get at here, Nice b+w conversion.
My Left Foot
The 'Closed for Lunch' part of this image is great, it almost gives the derelict shop personality.
Clearly the most desolate place you could find - it's very creepy. Each window gives the viewer the operability to investigate. I keep expecting to see a face in one of them.
The 1950s fuel pumps, the half collapsed bungalow, even the over grown foliage come together very well. Excellent composition. Voted
The only person in the competition to attempt to capture an image of real decay. A brave decision. That said, I think you should have spent time clearing the debris from around the corpse, it's slightly distracting.
Where ever that is looks messed up. Saplings taking over while toppled trees and structures crumble - grass has taken root on the roof aswell. It's post-apocalyptic. Voted
Thanks for the feed back. It has taught me a lesson and that is to persevere until you are happy. That crop has annoyed me since I entered the photograph. The original photo was far better composed (imo). The original photo was the inside of the shed, but there is a section of the roof that is damaged and a bright green plant had forced its way in and was thriving inside. I thought the bright green plant would get comments such as "plant spoils image" so I cropped it out, and that necessitated cutting a little of the tin bath. Now whilst I don't think you have to have the complete outline of everything in the picture always, my entry jarred me everytime I looked at it and I should have entered a different picture.
But that is what this comp is about for me - learning - so thanks.
Only voting for one this month. Steeeed's.
Like the fact that it is highlighting a problem in society so for that reason I think it's deserving of winning. One thing I would say is that I would have liked to see is the top of the arch, rather than it being cut off like it is.
Might go back when I don't feel as rushed, think I could get a much better pic with a little bit of thought.
exactly what I was trying to do. Pleased someone spotted it. Thankyou!
thankyou very much !
tougher to photograph for this month than you first might think. Difficult to avoid the stereotypes.
I'm thinking the same..
I agree, bit dissapointed with mine as I fell into the stereotype I didn't want to. Just was lacking ideas this month
I never had anything that wasn't a stereotype to enter into the compo /shrug
My reasons for voting/not voting
Steed - Well shot, original take on the theme - VOTE
MalmoMackem - don't like the blurriness of this picture though I quite like the idea.
Paws - does this meet theme? Don't like the sky and the lighthouse is blurred. Do like the low angle; would have looked better in colour.
MinkeySteve I would have stood back slightly to take this photo so that the book looked a tad more neglected (it seems found) but apart from that I like the fact there is nothing else in the photograph.
Tired Eyes I think this is "old" rather than meeting the theme. More of a holiday snap than a competition entry.
Hebburn Mackem - I can't see this image (and I can't remember it either).
IHBB - Sky makes this photograph. VOTE
MyLeftFoot - as good as the previous photograph but you lose the vote for not shooting in colour.
Sketchy - Photograph of the month for me - meets theme and I love the composition VOTE
DSORCO - I don't think this meets the theme.
ChinaMackem - Would have gone in closer.
Ayesane - As the chair is the main subject I would have included all of it.
Amnorrageordie meets theme but something is missing. (What are those paintings on the house? Are they religious?)
Cheers for taking the time to critique.
my new favorite poster thanks
Steed, Ayesane, My Left Foot for me.
A thin month but these 3 stood out IMO.
MLF is that the shop in Salem St. ???
I'm going to thin the field almost immediately and kick out every shot that's decided B&W must mean dereliction, neglect or decay, shame on you
Also Hebburn Mackems shot is not showing, it says "image or video not currently available" has done for a couple of days now.
MalmoMakem - I think perhaps it's too close a shot, I can't make out much other than a cog.
peachbum - I really like the faded out colours of this shot.
IHBB - Such bright vibrant colours, love the old rusty coloured brickwork - VOTE
chinamackem - Love the idea, looks almost like a fossil, I might have tried to place it somewhere different though.
Amnorrageordie - I think perhaps you could have gotten a better shot of this bus stop, it's a bit plain imo.
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