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Re: Photofix Challenge. This isnt sour grapes.

Didnt the original brief suggest this was a door into a building?
If so, the image, good though it is, which won is not eligible.
But, I'm probably wrong. I usually am.
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Re: Photofix Challenge. This isnt sour grapes.

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Didnt the original brief suggest this was a door into a building?
If so, the image, good though it is, which won is not eligible.
But, I'm probably wrong. I usually am.
I was ill when the challenge was launched so I wasn't able to get involved or pay much attention to it .... but I seem to remember the door had some connection with Mary Shelley.

So I suppose it might be reasonable to conclude unusual events might happen in any doorway she used, or with which she had any connection. For example - being on the outside looking out kinda thing.

BTW - nice to see you 'running wild, running free' again.


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Didnt the original brief suggest this was a door into a building?
If so, the image, good though it is, which won is not eligible.
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Hi Rufus, good to see you!

There was no hard and fast 'brief' as such. I basically only asked that the original be recognisably part of any entry.

Although I selected the short list, the final winners were selected by others and the 'open door' entry was the run-away winner.

I had envisaged that the entries would concentrate on sharpness, tone and colour adjustments, but the entries went a lot further than that, whcih is fine by me.

I'll be putting together the next challenge soon.

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Hi Rufus, good to see you!

There was no hard and fast 'brief' as such. I basically only asked that the original be recognisably part of any entry.

Although I selected the short list, the final winners were selected by others and the 'open door' entry was the run-away winner.

I had envisaged that the entries would concentrate on sharpness, tone and colour adjustments, but the entries went a lot further than that, whcih is fine by me.

I'll be putting together the next challenge soon.

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First this is not intended to stir things up or to criticise the winning entry. Which IMHO was splendid in all respects. I, like some of the others, was under the impression that an editing competition was to, as you said yourself, make adjustments to improve the original image, but not by adding material to it. There is another very similar competition being run on another forum, which I suspect you are aware of. I do hope that this competition does not follow to closely in its footsteps, as I feel some of the entries in that one have gone way beyond improvements to as far as laughable. Although the winning entry did have material added to it, it was done in a tasteful manor. So very well done to the winner.
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First this is not intended to stir things up or to criticise the winning entry. Which IMHO was splendid in all respects. I, like some of the others, was under the impression that an editing competition was to, as you said yourself, make adjustments to improve the original image, but not by adding material to it. There is another very similar competition being run on another forum, which I suspect you are aware of. I do hope that this competition does not follow to closely in its footsteps, as I feel some of the entries in that one have gone way beyond improvements to as far as laughable. Although the winning entry did have material added to it, it was done in a tasteful manor. So very well done to the winner.
There was no hard and fast rule, so the winning entry was just as eligible as any other and the work that went into it clearly merited its inclusion in the short list.

But the intention was for the challenge to be for improving the photograph as it was, rather than an artistic re-invention. But having said that, I liked the result and clearly the voters did too, so it seems I have accidentally found something else to develop alongside my original idea. I can see a photo-fix and a photo-art challenge in the future!

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Re: Photofix Challenge. This isnt sour grapes.

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I can see a photo-fix and a photo-art challenge in the future!

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Nice one! There are some very talented graphic designers who are also very good photographers so it could also be a very valuable way of developing new skills with imaging software - which I feel helps develop better digital darkroom skills.

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