Nature Exhibit – FOLLOW THE RULES, PLEASE!!

Summary – The good news: two entries within the 1st 5 hours. The bad news; one was wrong on two counts. 😦


Sunrise

Be original

You don’t have to travel far (above – walking distance from home)

Chances are if you do make that special trip to a photo icon

It’s to capture the same image as 1000’s of others – not original

I’d rather not see half-dome again 😉

Also, try showing your subject, whatever it is, using a creative eye

And not the same composition style that everyone else might use

Get down in the weeds (or cat-tails as the case might be)

Don’t be afraid of getting wet or dirty or both

Give the viewer something to view

It’s the viewer’s eye that should travel; not the photographer


Let’s try this ONE MORE TIME –

The entry rules are simple

If something is confusing, PLEASE let me know

A large percentage of the previous Abstract Exhibit entries

Had problems with not following simple rules, most often

1 – Sent to the wrong address

Just because you know another of my addresses,

DO NOT use it (11 abstract entries)

Use the one below

edkphoto@comcast.net

2 – Incorrect image size (pixels on long side)

14 of 78 abstract entries

I want 1024 pixels on long side

3 – other problems (4)

Life is too short (29 entries to “fix!!”)

May not seem like much, but it adds up

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So – new exhibit & one of the 1st two entries was this next one –

Shown is the full size image

320 pixels high – and not 1024 as called for

Here’s a tip –

Include the image as an actual attachment

If you simply embed it in the body of the e-mail,

Your e-mail program may shrink it (or not)

A word to the wise….

Also – look at the right side of the image

Images are NOT to contain the hand-of-man (HOM)

Sorry if you think otherwise, but that is the HOM

The path|road|trail|whatever was made by man

It doesn’t have to be paved to be so

Let this be your general guideline – if man had been involved with anything in the image, it will not qualify

Don’t think “it’s incidental” to the story makes it OK

Anything means anything

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Nit-picky maybe BUT most exhibits even would consider the row of trees HOM as they obviously didn’t “spring-up” naturally like that

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If you have to wonder about it, substitute another image; if in doubt, it’s out

The other (correct) entry can be seen here

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Exhibit Subject Matter

Nature, the outdoors

Without the hand of man (HOM)

Read here if HOM is new to you

Unless you have absolutely NO doubt about

What is & is not the HOM,

Check out the above link!

ALSO – no wildlife; saving that theme for later

A bird flying through the scene is OK

But not as the main subject; just incidental

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Yes, I’m a crotchety-old-grouch

Otherwise known as a curmudgeon 😦 😉


Entry Rules (repeated one last time from yesterday’s post)

#1 – One entry per person

Entries open immediately

Entries close 5/31/14 or after 100 entries (whichever is 1st)

#2 – Send entries to edkphoto@comcast.net (NO other address)

Subject line: Nature Exhibit Entry

Body:

Your name

Country

Image Title

Critique desired? Yes or No

Attachment:

JPEG file (NO other format)

1024 pixels on the long side

Not 300 and not 3,000 but 1024

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I will reply to all entries (if sent to correct address) with either:

Thank you, or

Doesn’t conform to rules, or

HOM – not accepted

Wrong address? In the Trash 😦

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Entries will be displayed

In a gallery in the order received

As soon as I send the acknowledgement reply

The only identification will be a number until

Viewer’s Choice and Equal Merit selections are done

(mid-June)

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The work must be yours

You retain all rights to the image

I will show suitable copyright markings

© by the photographer 2014

Email edkphoto@comcast.net for details

And will substitute your name after the exhibit closes

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A heads up –

Strive for originality

Images that look like those seen over & over

Won’t score high in the critique’s

Creativity and Communication areas

Unoriginal images are average at best

 


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