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03/16/2003 06:39:45 PM · #1
Can't say that I've ever took a perfect image.

I agree with the idea that it would evoke strong feelings that could cover anything across the full spectrum of human emotion and is meaningful to the photographer.

It should also be technically perfect: cropping, lighting, shadow, color (or lack thereof) and positioning of the subject in the frame.
03/16/2003 05:36:27 PM · #2
here are some of my personal favorites

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03/16/2003 05:16:47 PM · #3
These are all really good shots. I really love your flower Franziska.

Either this one or maybe this one have to be my favorites.
03/16/2003 03:27:07 PM · #4
This is my last favorite
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your comments are welcome.
03/16/2003 01:37:10 PM · #5
This is my current favorite:
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And this is one of my old favorites:
I will lift up my eyes

Tell me what you think :)
03/16/2003 12:25:13 PM · #6
I think I took mine today :)

Spring
03/01/2003 03:26:44 AM · #7
A ton of great shots through here!!
This is one of my favorites...has not really been edited (Unsharp, etc), but I did apply PSE2 effects to a copy of it to look give the appearance of hand painted. Surprised I got the picture at all, with one arm being pulled out of its socket and trying to steady for the shot at the same time. (C:
My favorite because, my son's BIRTH day. They don't come much fresher!! (C:

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Message edited by author 2003-03-01 05:20:10.
03/01/2003 02:27:25 AM · #8
Originally posted by lhall:

The Golden Gate Bridge photo is breathtaking! It looks perfect to me!


Thanks everyone for your nice comments...all the photos posted are great. John, I like that bluesman shot of yours best of all. Being a guitarist I have a soft spot for them Gibsons.

That Golden Gate shot was taken 1024x768 (long road trip to San Francisco, thank you Memory Stick!) handheld at full frame (no crop) and almost no levels adjustment. Unsharped it once and converted to greyscale. The colour version isn't so great...the bridge isn't so much red as faded orange (on that side, anyways) and in some spots grey or brown. I like how the fog makes the lampposts stand out in a 3D-sort of manner. Noticed that afterwards, of course...as with most of my best photographs, I shot it full automatic and let the camera choose the correct settings (shhh!).

Was driving north up Highway 1 in my Miata (highly recommended trip). A shot I took over the windscreen, also one of my faves, about 20 minutes later:

Highway 1, Marin County

Cheers,

James.

Message edited by author 2003-03-01 02:27:49.
02/28/2003 12:08:20 PM · #9
Originally posted by DougPaz:

Wow! What great shots! JAK I always really liked your "Desparate" shot. Amy, tell us some more about the "Dancin' the night away" shot. Is it done with post-processing or was the lighting that way. It is really awesome. Scab, the skateboard shot is awesome too. So much talent here.

I know that by far, my favorite of mine is THIS SHOT that really hooked me on DPC. It is a shot of my very favorite subject and won my only ribbon among my near misses. I've learned so much since then but I still go back and look at it and wonder what I was thinking!

Keep 'em coming folks!


Hey Doug ... your shot is really cool .. i think of that shot everytime i'm in the tub or shower - hehehe

About Dancing the Night Away this is actually straight from the camera ... no post processing ... maybe one touch of sharpen whole image ... but I just happened to catch the lighting and that couple ... and I was sitting about 20 feet from them ... thanks :)
02/28/2003 12:03:18 PM · #10
wow. The variety of everyone's favourites is amazing: says something about why photography is so intriguing - in that there IS no 'perfect photo': not for everyone. Some humblingly good stuff here though.

So here's my little contribution (only small version on-line at the moment I fear)

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Ed
02/28/2003 12:02:17 PM · #11
everyone's photos are soooo amazing!! i'm honored (and more than a little intimidated...lol) to be in the presence of such talent!

i would have to say that these are the photos which fill me with pride every time a look at them.

Critters
02/28/2003 11:01:50 AM · #12
All of these are awe inspiring shots! I can't wait for the weekend so I can give each shot the attention it deserves.

Using John's model as a guide, I would have to say that Malia @ Sunset is as close to a perfect shot as I've taken.
02/28/2003 09:56:37 AM · #13
Wow! What great shots! JAK I always really liked your "Desparate" shot. Amy, tell us some more about the "Dancin' the night away" shot. Is it done with post-processing or was the lighting that way. It is really awesome. Scab, the skateboard shot is awesome too. So much talent here.

I know that by far, my favorite of mine is THIS SHOT that really hooked me on DPC. It is a shot of my very favorite subject and won my only ribbon among my near misses. I've learned so much since then but I still go back and look at it and wonder what I was thinking!

Keep 'em coming folks!
02/28/2003 09:22:51 AM · #14
[quote=jmsetzler]Here are some of my perfect shots...


Bridge of Sighs II
and
Black Magic Woman

really are perfect.

02/28/2003 09:22:27 AM · #15
my old gymnastics coach used to say "practice, doesn't make perfect, PERFECT practice does"
this isn't perfect but i like it lol
Kath
02/28/2003 09:18:02 AM · #16
Perfect? I dunno about that. But I am quite proud of these:

Bands of Gold
Red Windows
For Rent: Desperate
Leaves on Bamboo Roof
Mountain Sunset
02/28/2003 09:01:58 AM · #17
](this url will bring up lots of angel portraits, it's the one that's enlarged that is my favorite)[/quote]
Herring, I enjoyed looking at your portraits very much. I love the little boy with chocolate on his face, and so many others. Beautiful.
Grayce
02/28/2003 09:00:53 AM · #18
I've always really liked that Black Magic Woman shot.
02/28/2003 08:52:00 AM · #19
Here are some of my perfect shots...

The Bluesman
Black Magic Woman
Bridge Of Sighs I
Baroque

These aren't necessarily my favorite shots, but they are near the top of my personal favorite list for sure. I have some favorite shots that don't meet the perfect photo criteria because I think they could be better.
02/28/2003 08:30:05 AM · #20
Originally posted by PhotosByAyme:

Dancin' the night away


Awesome shot!!!

Too many others to point out too.... you all have excellent photos!!

BTW: My husband, who says he "doesn't understand photography", stopped to view this as he walked by the computer.. "That's nice!" says he. :P

Message edited by author 2003-02-28 08:31:26.
02/28/2003 06:35:37 AM · #21
I think my favorite shots are this one and my entry for the Yellow challenge, Apple's Cider Heaven

The first was one of the first shots I took when I got my camera and the second was one of the rare times I managed to shoot exactly what I saw in my mind.

Message edited by author 2003-02-28 06:36:04.
02/28/2003 06:09:22 AM · #22
Originally posted by miss parker:

my favorites are changing every day, depending on mood, wheater, whatever. Todays favorites are:
//www.pbase.com/miss_parker/favorites


Your "protecting" shot would be great for the leading lines challenge miss parker!
02/28/2003 06:05:17 AM · #23
This was one of the first photos I ever took. My finepix S304 is the first camera I've owned, and this photo inspired me to take up photography as a fulltime obsession.

Chastity

Message edited by author 2003-02-28 06:09:43.
02/28/2003 05:21:40 AM · #24
my favorites are changing every day, depending on mood, wheater, whatever. Todays favorites are:
//www.pbase.com/miss_parker/favorites
02/28/2003 05:03:12 AM · #25
I think my 'Candid' entry is perfect. I love the negative space and the clouds at the bottom with clear blue above it. I took the photo on holiday and it wasn't until I got home that I realised how much I liked it. Maybe it wasn't the best choice for 'candid' being a bird, but I really do like it.

Another one I think is perfect (after touch-ups in photoshop) is this entry. Pbase has finally stopped me being allowed to upload until I pay, but in photoshop I removed the scracthes and dust, and it looks a whole lot better!

These are just my opinions and you probably won't agree with me :)
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