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JNic335i - Molten water 19 67.86%
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      11-20-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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Photo Contest #3 lightning round, Quick! Vote!

Alright guys, the moment you have been waiting for! So here goes the 24hr showdown. Will it be JNic335i's "Molten water" or LaYzEe's "Silent Stream"??

Get your votes in now!

JNic335i - Molten water




LaYzEe - Silent Stream

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Wow, tough choice here.

On one hand you have molten water... cool 3D effect but I think that effect comes more from being enhanced in post processing than the actual shot. Also, its kinda "ordinary" in terms of it just being water out of a sink faucet... however that is also kinda cool since its an every day thing.

Then you have silent stream. I love the hazy water moving water trick, always been one of my favorites and its done all by the actual photo instead of in PS, but I think over all it lacks that little "kick" from PS in the color department and is left a bit on the "dull" side.

all in all they are both great pics, which makes it oh so hard to choose.

who will I vote for....

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I don't think that the first pic has blur phtooshopped in. Only critique I have of it is that you can see the finger prints on the faucet and the background, although blurry, isn't appealing. Water looks awesome though, and that is the theme.
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Wow, tough choice here.

On one hand you have molten water... cool 3D effect but I think that effect comes more from photoshopping in some blur in the background than the actual shot. Also, its kinda "ordinary" in terms of it just being water out of a sink faucet... however that is also kinda cool since its an every day thing.

Then you have silent stream. I love the hazy water moving water trick, always been one of my favorites and its done all by the actual photo instead of in PS, but I think over all it lacks that little "kick" from PS in the color department and is left a bit on the "dull" side.

all in all they are both great pics, which makes it oh so hard to choose.

who will I vote for....
Its not blur nor a photoshop effect, its called Depth of Field (or more commonly referred to as DOF).
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Then you have silent stream. I love the hazy water moving water trick, always been one of my favorites and its done all by the actual photo instead of in PS, but I think over all it lacks that little "kick" from PS in the color department and is left a bit on the "dull" side.


Yeh, i wasnt able to PS it at all since i just took that shot right before the contest ended lol...next time though!

But yeh, i'll leave it to u guys to vote!
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Good shots guys.

Polls are useless if they're not public.
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Good shots guys.

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Win the contest and you can change that.
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no photoshop at all and I agree on the fingerprints
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no photoshop at all and I agree on the fingerprints
dude, if you didn't post process this photo 1 bit then I'll come down to AL and let you smack me as hard as you can across the face. I'll remain skeptical on that until you can prove otherwise, email me a copy of the original photo (PM me for my email address) and maybe I'll believe you. SOMETHING was enhanced in post processing to get that 3D effect... and please don't think I'm calling you out on doing something wrong or anything, its a great shot and within the rules, but there is not f-ing way I'm believing you took that pic and only added your sig and a border to it.
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Good shots guys.

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quit voting twice then and we won't have to...
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Its not blur nor a photoshop effect, its called Depth of Field (or more commonly referred to as DOF).
thanks I understand the concept as I've taken quite a few Photography classes (its my major) but it looks a bit more than just DOF
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thanks I understand the concept as I've taken quite a few Photography classes (its my major) but it looks a bit more than just DOF
Not trying to be hostile or be an ass here, but honestly, its pretty obvious its just DOF
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dude, if you didn't post process this photo 1 bit then I'll come down to AL and let you smack me as hard as you can across the face. I'll remain skeptical on that until you can prove otherwise, email me a copy of the original photo (PM me for my email address) and maybe I'll believe you. SOMETHING was enhanced in post processing to get that 3D effect... and please don't think I'm calling you out on doing something wrong or anything, its a great shot and within the rules, but there is not f-ing way I'm believing you took that pic and only added your sig and a border to it.
Pm'ing you.
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Not trying to be hostile or be an ass here, but honestly, its pretty obvious its just DOF
well we discussed it. its combo of DOF and him making some adjustments in light room to the lights and darks, contrast too I believe from looking at the original. My point was that SOME kind of post processing helped bring out the depth of field a little more than it normally would look... it wasn't straight from the camera to the contest is what I was saying.
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well we discussed it. its combo of DOF and him making some adjustments in light room to the lights and darks, contrast too I believe from looking at the original. My point was that SOME kind of post processing helped bring out the depth of field a little more than it normally would look... it wasn't straight from the camera to the contest is what I was saying.
you should have been more specific. I could have told you I used lightroom and saved the thread.
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relax... me posting is good (pardon the photo pun) exposure.... you might be getting a few extra votes because of this.


or on the flip side it might be people to vote for Layzee's pic. We'll never know will we?

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relax... me posting is good (pardon the photo pun) exposure.... you might be getting a few extra votes because of this.


or on the flip side it might be people to vote for Layzee's pic. We'll never know will we?


true, and true. Well Good luck layzee!
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true, and true. Well Good luck layzee!

same to u man! best of luck!
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Voted Layzee as per original vote
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dude, if you didn't post process this photo 1 bit then I'll come down to AL and let you smack me as hard as you can across the face. I'll remain skeptical on that until you can prove otherwise, email me a copy of the original photo (PM me for my email address) and maybe I'll believe you. SOMETHING was enhanced in post processing to get that 3D effect... and please don't think I'm calling you out on doing something wrong or anything, its a great shot and within the rules, but there is not f-ing way I'm believing you took that pic and only added your sig and a border to it.
Didn't think these photo contests were THAT serious
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