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06/24/2003 09:55:29 PM · #1
I'm trying to work out which pictures to enter for the National Geographic contest - got it down to 8 options and would love to hear your thoughts
(They are all rubbish, don't enter - is a valid thought :))

last 8 here

Thanks!

(I can enter up to 4 shots)

Message edited by author 2003-06-24 22:01:41.
06/24/2003 09:59:36 PM · #2
the "Yarra River, Melbourne, Australia" one.
That's like THE coolest skyline photo i've ever seen!!! WOW!
I also really like the one with all of the flower pots. i would enter one of those 2. but that's just me
06/24/2003 10:00:45 PM · #3
My choices as best are -

1. Yarra River, Melbourne, Australia
2. Drake Bridge, Austin, Texas

I feel both of these images are very strong images.

Bob
06/24/2003 10:04:20 PM · #4
I love and have always admired Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas.
It really is 100% winner for me.

p.s. Good luck.

Message edited by author 2003-06-24 22:04:39.
06/24/2003 10:09:01 PM · #5
my picks would be...

1: Bellagio
2: Drake Bridge
3: Yarra River
4: Playa del Carmen

all of them are excellent, though!

good luck!
06/24/2003 10:15:08 PM · #6
Fountains and the melbourne ribbon shot are my 2 finalists Gordon. Best of luck choosing. I like all 4 of the top ones though.
06/24/2003 10:17:12 PM · #7
IMO the top three are:

1 - Bellagio
2 - Drake Bridge
3 - Playa del Carmen

The 4th is too close to call, and for some reason Yarra River doesn't do anything for me.
06/24/2003 10:18:37 PM · #8
1. Melbourne
2. Playa Del Carmen
3. Bellagio
4. Banff


Wow beautiful shots!!!

06/24/2003 10:48:51 PM · #9
IMO
1. Drake Bridge
2. Yarra River
3. Bellagio
4. Hotel Entrance/Las Vegas
06/24/2003 10:57:56 PM · #10
Gordon,

They are stunning shots and being a Melbourne resident I'm partial to you shot of the Yarra (and also keen to try a similar shot myself when the weather improves). Reading the description of the challenge though I would say Drake Bridge includes people and shows the "essence" of that area better than the Melbourne shot, which is striking but doesn't "represent" the location as well.

My order would be:
* Drake Bridge
* Bellagio Fountains
* Yarra River
* Playa del Carmen Beach
* Tulum Beach
* Las Vegas
* Banff
* San Diego

Certainly the first three are worth entering and possibly fourth and fifth (I realise that's one too many). Of course all 8 are better than anything I've ever shot - you must have awe-inspiring photo albums at home.
06/24/2003 11:06:29 PM · #11
Gordon, all are beautiful, but my favourites are Drake Bridge and Tulum Beach. Next two would be Bellagio Fountains and Banff.

One question though - I was looking at the NG contest site, and I understood that you needed to send slides. I thought these (your picts) were digital images. Can they be converted to slides, or am I missing something entirely here? TIA,

Ursula
06/25/2003 12:03:26 AM · #12
Gordon... absolutely gorgeous shots! Just stunning! Good luck!

My top four in order are...

-Bellagio
-Drake Bridge
- Playa del Carmen Beach
- Yarra River

Hope that helps! Let us know what you pick!~


06/25/2003 12:04:18 AM · #13
Originally posted by uabresch:

Gordon, all are beautiful, but my favourites are Drake Bridge and Tulum Beach. Next two would be Bellagio Fountains and Banff.

One question though - I was looking at the NG contest site, and I understood that you needed to send slides. I thought these (your picts) were digital images. Can they be converted to slides, or am I missing something entirely here? TIA,

Ursula


The rules say you can enter unmodified digital prints. That already knocked out a fair number of shots that I have where I've tidied things up, but these 8 are all pretty much faithful to what was recorded in the camera.
06/25/2003 02:53:04 AM · #14
They are all very good but if picks have to be made my choices would be

1 Bellogio Fountains
2 Yarra River
3 Banff
4 Playa del Carmen Beach

Good luck with the contest
06/25/2003 03:16:36 AM · #15
Definitely the Drake Bridge shot, and Bellagio, San Diego and Vegas.

Message edited by author 2003-06-25 03:18:17.
06/25/2003 04:02:33 AM · #16
Drake Bridge. It's unusual. The others are nice - great shots, but not especially novel, in my opinion.
06/25/2003 05:24:38 AM · #17
Hi Gordon, the shots I like are:
W Hotel
Yarra River
Drake Bridge
Bellagio Falls

Good Luck!
06/25/2003 05:30:05 AM · #18
another vote for the Drake Bridge shot - though i'd want to do something about the graininess at the bottom of the image, especially for NG.

Bon chance

ed
06/25/2003 06:00:27 AM · #19
W Hotel all the way G. Awesome texture and colors. That one should do real well.

edit: You get to send four. Aha. Here the other three in order:

- Melbourne
- Drake Bridge
- Bellagio

Good luck G. Make us proud.

Message edited by author 2003-06-25 06:03:05.
06/25/2003 06:44:33 AM · #20
1. Bellago
2. Drake Bridge
3. Yarra River
4. Tulum Beach

i like those
06/25/2003 09:40:34 AM · #21
I think your mexican photo with a boat is great, though it is more for Travel & Leisure than for NG
06/25/2003 10:01:33 AM · #22
Originally posted by e301:

another vote for the Drake Bridge shot - though i'd want to do something about the graininess at the bottom of the image, especially for NG.

Bon chance

ed


Heh - ever looked at NG ? Every shot they publish is grainy...
06/25/2003 10:02:09 AM · #23
Originally posted by tolyanchik:

I think your mexican photo with a boat is great, though it is more for Travel & Leisure than for NG


Yup - the competition is for National Geographic Traveler magazine, not National Geographic.
06/25/2003 10:40:30 AM · #24
My vote goes to the Drake Bridge. I would probably crop a little off the bottom though. I find the reflection at the bottom left a bit distracting. Otherwise, it's a great shot with wonderful colors.

Is that the bridge with all the bats?
06/25/2003 10:44:42 AM · #25
That's the medium they PRINTED on (i.e. to the printing press, where they're not going to spend a lot of money on a page), the original slides I am sure is top notch.


Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by e301:

another vote for the Drake Bridge shot - though i'd want to do something about the graininess at the bottom of the image, especially for NG.

Bon chance

ed


Heh - ever looked at NG ? Every shot they publish is grainy...

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