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Old 06-29-2009, 02:57 PM
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July 2009 Photo Competition: Entries

July 09 Photo Competition

Theme:
  • Lonely People
    Selected by Janet Petty, the competition winner for the month of June
Entry Period:
  • July 2, 2009 to July 28 6:00pm EST
Voting Period:
  • July 28, 2009 to July 31 6:00pm EST
Discussion Period:
  • July 2, 2009 to July 31 6:00pm EST
Voting Tabulation:
  • Vote for the 3 entries you like the best by considering how well it fits with the chosen theme and how well the technical details were handled.
  • Votes are weighted to give greater weight to First Place votes than to Second and greater weight to Second than to Third place votes:
    • First Place 4 points
    • Second Place 2 points
    • Third Place 1 point
  • In case of a tie, first place will be giving to the person with the most "first place" votes
  • If there is still a tie, first place will be giving to the person with the most "second place" votes
  • If there is still a tie, first place will be giving to the person with the most "third place" votes
  • If there is still a tie, first place will be giving to the person that first posted his/her entry
  • The winner will be notified via retouchpro.com's private messaging and will choose a subject for the following month.
Tips & Rules:
  • Be sure to make your entry as large as possible within the forum's restriction.
  • Each member may submit only one entry for this competition but you may change your entry up until the deadline.
  • The usual "copyright" requirements apply. You must have shot the picture or have the rights to it. Honour system applies.
  • Since this is a learning forum, we'd love to have the technical details: shutter speed, ISO, f-stop etc.
  • This is NOT the forum for photo art filters or art programs and this is NOT the place to showcase your abilities with layers, masks, collages or overlays of multiple images.
  • Entries may be deleted if they do not meet criteria.
  • The winner gets to choose the next assignment PLUS all the accolades that come from being chosen "Winner".
  • Please post your photo submissions without commentary and instead use the Discussion thread for comments on your photo or other photographer's photos.
  • All RetouchPro members may take part in the competition and all members may vote, whether they have submitted an entry or not.

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Old 07-08-2009, 07:48 AM
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Re: July 2009 Photo Competition: Entries

Ok, I'll be the first to get this ball rolling.

Most of the old time RTP members have seen this gentleman's face here before. I try to keep up with him and his aging process. This picture was taken in March of 2009.

Janet
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:37 AM
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Re: July 2009 Photo Competition: Entries

I took this a couple days ago. Just a hand held 1/4 exposure.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:22 AM
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Re: July 2009 Photo Competition: Entries

This is not brand new but on topic none the less.
This is a subject close to me from a series you can find on my Flickr storage called "Living Inside Themselves".
As many of you know from my profile, I have had a pretty diverse background. This is a living facility for mentally disturbed people basically in the very center of Daytona. I grew up watching the people wander around this place day and night as I would drive by. In the beginning as an artist I took on certain impressions. Later as a cop I had to enter here on many occasions. What one sees, smells and feels inside is chlling to the bone. People talking to the walls from inches away, sitting in corners mumbling and watching t.v. with nothing but static on it. It's a dark and lonely place. The maturity and depth of feeling from those experiences was deep and I started to consider if maybe the so called "sane" ones were really the insane. Maybe they are looking back at the word thinking they are truly the sane ones.
Later again as an artist reborn I was dealing with my own demons. Deep personal tragedy and depression. At that time I began to make images from afar of these people living inside their own heads. Ones head and heart can be huge lonely places to live. Truly, are we all just one step away?

The lighting is not fabricated at all.

Chris
Here is a song to go with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25URKL26I04
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:57 PM
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Selwyn Street Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:51 AM
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Charlie was born on this street and at 35, still lives there. Now however, it's actually "on the street". He is childlike and friendly, though neighbors cross the road when he is near. I lived nearby and a while ago, went back after 20 years for pics of the old neighborhood. And there he was, where is always was...

Canon A700 (6MP) likely on auto.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:07 AM
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Was a part of a series that externalized faces from behavior.

Link to large http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/...b828e9ec_b.jpg

Shot with a sony a700
I honestly don't remember the actual exif data, probably something like f/5.6 28mm 1/125 iso200.
Single beauty dish slightly higher than the model about five feet away and 60 degrees left. Rear light about ten feet away right of model. Oh and a large white fill card six seven feet from model probably 80 degrees right.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:16 AM
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Olympus SP-510UZ on Auto, I believe.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:05 PM
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canon 20D
1/1600
f/6.3
ISO 800
135mm
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:26 PM
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Nikon D40
f/5.0
130mm
no flash
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