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OcUK Photo Comp - Season Nine : Round Six - "Complex" DISCUSSION

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by ichabod crane, 1 Jun 2010.

  1. ichabod crane

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,195

    Location: York

    OcUK Photo Comp - Season Nine : Round Six - "Complex" DISCUSSION

    Theme: Complex

    Chosen by: Mint Sauce

    Closing date: Midnight Wednesday June 30th 2010

    Please post all discussion for the current competition in this thread and keep entries in the ENTRIES thread.
    DO NOT post any entries in this thread!

    Judges: A.N.Other, Ichabod Crane and Oxygen.

    This competition is open to everyone.

    OcUK Photo competition results site http://ocukphotocomp.growse.com/


    Rules must be followed. Failure to follow one or more rules will result in disqualification for the current round.

    * One image per entrant (may be a montage consisting of two or more photos).
    * If a montage is entered, all photos in the image will be judged on their relevance to each other as well as the theme.
    * Photos must be posted in or linked to this thread for consideration.
    * Photos must be of a reasonable size. (Shortest side of 1000px recommended)
    * Photos must be submitted in the .jpg file format.
    * Photos must have been taken on or after June 1st, 2010. Invalid EXIF dates must be declared.
    * Photos that have been commented on previously by any of the judges, will not be considered.
    * Photos must be available for viewing in this thread until the competition winner has been announced.
    * Photos must be your own work unless posting on behalf of someone else. If this is the case it should be stated in your post.

    * Photographers must post their make and model unless it is provided in the EXIF Information.
    * Photographers retain full copyright to their entries, so you must contact them before using their entries.

    * The winner of each round will choose the theme for the next round.

    * The Judges may not discuss or submit their interpretation of the theme until the competition winner has been announced.
    * The Judges will not reveal individual scores, however some judges may provide a critique after the competition has ended.
    * The Judges may or may not notify disqualified photographers before the deadline.
    * In the event of the scores being tied for first place the judges will decide among themselves on whom the winner is.
    * The Judges decisions are final.

    * Minimum Bribe Level: Canon EOS-1Ds Mk III


    Recommendations are optional.

    A '+' sign next to the recommendation means you will gain marks.
    A '-' sign next to the recommendation means you will lose marks.
    A '/' sign next to the recommendation means your score will not be affected.

    Each of the 3 judges will give you a score out of 30 as follows:-

    * Technical ( 1 - 10 )

    + Use of Photoshop or Image Editing programs to enhance your photo (Including borders).
    + Correct use of Lighting/Saturation/Contrast/Exposure.
    + Correct use of DOF (Depth of Field).
    + Appreciation for Rule of Thirds, Golden Mean and other photographic rules.

    - Overuse or misuse of Photoshop or other Image Editing programs (Including borders)
    - Bad Lighting/Saturation/Contrast/Exposure.
    - Blurred photos due to incorrect DOF (Depth of Field) or camera shake.
    - Unintentionally slanted photos.

    / EXIF Info is recommended for digital photographers.
    / Camera Settings are recommended for film photographers.

    * Theme Relevance ( 1 - 10 )

    + Good interpretation of the theme
    + Originality

    / Your photograph should represent the theme without further commentary.

    * Impact ( 1 - 10 )

    + WOW Factor!
    + Overall ambience of the photo.

    All past competition Entries, Discussion & Results threads can be found in the PV Archive. Select "From the - beginning" in the Display Options at the bottom of the page to view all Competition threads.
  2. Derek W


    Joined: 1 Oct 2008

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    Location: Glebe Park

    sweet bejesus! :confused: :eek:
  3. Mud


    Joined: 13 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,186

    Location: Bristol

    I like...no ideas yet, but I sounds fun.
  4. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Dec 2008

    Posts: 1,930

    Cor 'eck? This ain' 'alf wun complex theme 'is month likes... I's be 'avin to thinks about 'is one... :D:D:D:D
  5. famas


    Joined: 12 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,176

    Location: the south

    cool, like the sound of this one.
  6. Derek W


    Joined: 1 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,588

    Location: Glebe Park

    I'm glad someone does :D
  7. A.N.Other


    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

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    Location: MK45

    Should be a good month, I think. Lets get the entries in and turn around the poor turn-out from last month :)
  8. Maccy


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 38,187

    Location: Herts

    Complex? Crikey that's a broad subject area!
  9. sillyswede


    Joined: 13 Oct 2009

    Posts: 214

    Location: Shrewsbury

    Brilliant theme, well done on coming up with that one Mint Sauce!! Interesting, broad and inspiring. Looking forward to this!! :)
  10. Mark A


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 18,015

    Location: Lancashire

    Excellent theme :), I'll hopefully get something in for this one.
  11. Namistai


    Joined: 29 Dec 2007

    Posts: 775

    Location: Shrewsbury

    I agree, great theme! I love that it's open to broad interpretation - visually and conceptually :)
  12. Phate


    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,684

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    Oh for god's sake.

    Right, wheres the guy who thought of this live?
  13. Derek W


    Joined: 1 Oct 2008

    Posts: 11,588

    Location: Glebe Park

    Devon apparently, shame he doesn't have a 5D2 cos you could have killed 2 birds with one stone :D
  14. Phate


    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,684

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

  15. lucklessloser


    Joined: 27 Feb 2009

    Posts: 206

    Interesting.......there could be a few picture changes this month i think! :D
  16. Mint_Sauce


    Joined: 25 Sep 2003

    Posts: 3,709

    Location: Manchester

    *Looks both ways*, I do own a 5D2 as well actually.... :eek:

    I thought the theme would bring about a lot of interesting results, sorry if it gives anyone a complex. ;)
    Last edited: 1 Jun 2010
  17. peterattheboro


    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 20,041

    Location: Middlesbrough

    Great theme. No idea what i'm doing yet but i'm definatley going to put some effort into this one, never really bothered with the last two as I wasn't too keen on the topics :)
  18. BiGT-


    Joined: 7 May 2009

    Posts: 838

    First thing that came into my mind was a Rubix cube left on the table (incomplete) as it was too "complex" and in the background (slightly out of focus) someone playing on a games console, shows that he gave up on the Rubix cube, too bad I dont own a rubix cube :(
  19. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 May 2007

    Posts: 5,662

    Location: St A

    Tempted to enter a portrait photo of a woman and leave it at that :p
  20. Willis


    Joined: 17 Oct 2006

    Posts: 2,505

    Location: Weston Super Mare

    Interesting theme, where in Devon are you Minty ;)