View Full Version : help me choose photos please

02-16-2008, 08:40 PM
Not sure what the time difference is like atm but if there's anyone around now I could really use a hand ASAP.
I have my first camera club show for the year on this Wednesday which means I have to get my print order sent off within the next 5 hours to get my prints back in time. Problem is I'm having trouble deciding which photos to enter, it's hard to see past the Mommy goggles ;)
The show is just for fun, there's no money prizes etc but I still want to do well.
The theme is 'open' and I don't know who the judge is so I don't know what they will be looking for. Some judges look for technical perfection, others just love anything that breaks the rules or is 'new'.
I've made my 'short' list of photos to choose from and I need to narrow it down to 3 monochrome/black and white photos which will be printed about 8x12"
and 6 colour photos, 3 which will be 6x4" small prints and 3 will be about 8x12".
I've uploaded preview sized versions off these photos to 2 quick web galleries.
If anyone would be willing to have a look and give me a list of your 3 favourite BW photos and 6 favourite colour photos I would really appreciate it. I asked my family to have a look and they all chose different photos :(

The BW choices are at
just a few of them

and the colour choices are at
sorry there's quite a few colours, 3 pages.
and yes I forgot to change the title on the page but it's only a temporary page so I can't be bothered fixing it:)

You can list your favourites here or in a PM please.
I need to order soon so I'll be taking these photos down in about 5 hours.
Thanks heaps everyone :)

02-16-2008, 09:30 PM
Hi Bec....just saw this....well all I can say is wow - great photos - hard to pick my 3 fav b/w and 6 colors - but here goes.

b/w - photos 4,5, and 12.

color photos: 1, 8, 11, 20, 29, and 30

i love them all - this was hard to pick

good luck - let us know how you do - and if you win - you have to post the photos that win

02-16-2008, 09:42 PM
thanks so much Helen, that really helps.
I'll be sure to post the results after wednesday. Sometimes I do really well at shows, other times my work is completely different to anything the judge is looking for. So it's always interesting and I always come away with new ideas.

02-16-2008, 09:52 PM
I am certainly not a photographer but I had to have a peek, I loved them all very hard to choose just a few but here's my vote

b/w 4,10,12
color 16,19,29,28,26,32
Thanks for letting me have a look.

02-16-2008, 09:59 PM
I like 8, 9 and 12 for black and white..

10, 29, 32 for color... and 14, 8 and 12

all are great though..good luck!

02-16-2008, 10:04 PM
thanks ladies!
This is great, there are some patterns starting to emerge :) Phew!
I'll check back in again just before I order and see what the final count it.

02-16-2008, 10:51 PM
Love them all, but my favourites are

bw 4 5 12

colour 1 5 6

02-16-2008, 11:01 PM
b/w 1 3 10

color 11 30 32

02-16-2008, 11:46 PM
I hope I'm not too late to contribute my 2 cents! Beautiful pics Bec!

My favorites in the B&W were 5, 10, and 12.
As for color (much harder to choose), my favs were 1, 3, 6, 18, 30 and 32.

Good luck in the competition!

02-17-2008, 04:16 AM
Beckie ALL are wonderful I could see why your having trouble deciding. I like 2,4 and 12 for B&W and 5,11,18,21,28,29 for color. Good luck.

02-17-2008, 04:29 AM
I know I'm too late..but loved your photos... glad actually not to have to choose... Please be sure to let us know how you did and Best of Luck! I bet you win it all!

02-17-2008, 04:41 AM
Hi Bec
I guess it is too late but thought I would let you know my pick.
B&W 1,8,12
Colour 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11
They are so beautiful and you are so talented. Best of luck to you.

02-17-2008, 06:41 AM
Thanks everyone!
From the numbers here and the votes from my family it was 5, 10 and 12 for 8x12" BWs and for colour it was 1, 29 and 32 as small prints.
and 11, 18 and 30 as the 8x10 and 8x12" prints.
which were small or large had to be based on the resolution of the original file. I love No 29 but I didn't have a high enough res file for a large print :(
The orders gone off, now I just have to hope they get back in time for me to mount them all before the show on Wednesday.
I'll leave the pages up tonight incase anyone wants to go back and check which those photos are I'm printing.
I've written down everyones choices because if I don't come up with anything new I'll be chosing from the same photo for future shows :)

02-17-2008, 07:23 AM
Theese are my picks



02-17-2008, 08:54 AM
All great photos Bec
but my favorite black and whites are 1 & 4
and my favorite color ones are 8,12,15,25 and 26