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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009 09:57:14 PM »

House in color gets my vote!  The balance of the blues on the edges and the red roof with the orange leaves appeals to me.  I also love that the main part of the house is perfectly framed by the trees.

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009 10:09:25 PM »

I too liked the house in color the best when I looked through.  I can't tell you why, I just did.  Good luck!
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009 10:39:31 PM »

I vote for the house in either b&w or sepia.  The butterfly is a great photo, the house is different...more substantial.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2009 06:46:19 AM »

The house in color. The blue sky and the red roof are visually striking. Add in the orange leaves and it just pops. The picture looks far too flat and lifeless when converted into B&W.

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2009 07:35:04 AM »

I agree that the house is more interesting subject matter, but to me that photo almost seems too busy.  Could she crop it differently to highlight one part of the picture as the definite point of interest?  In my opinion, as it is, the two trees on either side of the house are competing for attention and the fallen limb in the foreground is distracting. 

Leaving them as they are, my vote is for the butterfly/flower.  It's well-composed, and having and the background out of focus highlights the subject and gives it a nice depth of field.
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2009 10:52:25 AM »

im thinking more along the lines of grammer grimlen. something is "busy" aobut it, i didnt use that word but something feels odd about it.     the part that i kept coming back to is how the trees seem to follow the lines on other side of the roof going up... its just a little misplaced? 

the butterfly is more "typical pretty" 
but i think the house one is just has something that i cant put my finger on, and although not bad, not somthing i would choose overall.

Photography isnt my thing so i dont know about over lighting.   

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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2009 11:28:58 AM »

I'm gonna take a chance here and say....the butterfly.  If I were going to hang one of them in my house, it would be the sepia house pic (I love the way the trees frame the house, and I like that it's a little bit creepy), but I like how vivid the colors in the butterfly/flower picture are (I don't think it's overlit at all...I think it looks natural), and I LOOOOVE how sharp/crisp/focused the picture is!

Tell your daughter to keep up with photography, though, no matter which she chooses, and whether or not she wins anything...she's obviously got talent for it!
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2009 01:01:23 PM »

For competition, the house.  The butterfly is fantastic, but a bit cliche.  The house is a nice capture that demonstrates sound technical skill.  I like how the trees frame the house.  I would suggest cropping in on the house more, and perhaps decreasing the saturation of the color to 50 percent (but not lower than 25 percent).  I like the monotone, but a hint of the colors would be nice. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2009 01:55:29 PM »

Thank you all so much!!  Im pretty sure we are going to go with the house in color and crop in on it some.  Her judging is Tuesday, so I will let you know how it goes.  Thanks for all the complements.  I am hoping she does keep up with the photography.  I think she does really well for a 10 year old just beginning, I think she has a natural talent for it.  We really appreciate all the help!

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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2009 02:30:04 PM »

The butterfly is fantastic, but a bit cliche. 

4-H judges have seen a bazillion close-ups of single flowers and butterflies.  It is pretty, but not unique in the world of 4-H photography.

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