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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2009 05:06:19 PM »

Well I like the house in Sepia. Its fantastic! And she's only 10!!!! Wow! Tell her to stick with the photography.
I also like the house in color and cropped in more. I would try changing the saturation down to 50 or so too. Maybe just play around with it.

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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2009 08:24:01 PM »

These are great photos and shows great talent.  My honest opinion is that I would go with the colored house.  It has the most character and personality of all of them.  While the rest are interesting to look at and the butterfly is very pretty, the colored house is the one that actually makes you feel something, which is a sign of good photography.  Normally I prefer black and white pictures, but in this case the color one really brings you into the picture.  Well that's my humble opinion as a photography aficionado.  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2009 09:33:13 PM »

I am in no way a photographer but as much as I love macro and macro flowers and flowers LOL I feel they are overdone and common place. I love the house especially the color version. It has more depth and as an artist tells more of a story that the speia or b/w.

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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2009 11:09:04 PM »

I like the house in colour the best. As much as I love B&W photos, I think the blue of the sky and the colour of the roof make the photo feel alive. The butterfly is really pretty but it is not as creative as the house photo. Everyone knows butterflies are pretty, but it takes a true artistic eye to see the beauty of those trees and that house. Not like I'm a photographer or anything but that's what I think Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2009 01:00:19 AM »

i'm for the house in colour too.

maybe you could change the detail something like this

but i'm not completely sure about that. cutting away a part of the sky might take away some of the pictures feeling.

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« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2009 04:03:58 AM »

We were in 4H for years and loved it! Did your daughter use the photography project book? Based on my recollections of the 2 project books here in our county, I would choose the "House in Color", original crop, for its strong diagonals. It also has a lot of details to keep the viewer interested.
I DO like the butterfly shot, too, and would recommend entering it in the open class photography (we have a special section for children we call "Junior Fair") and/or printing it on transfer paper for a tee shirt or tote.
Tell her to keep up the good work!!
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2009 05:04:48 AM »

I like the house one a little better... only I'm not so fond of the branch that's laying there... the 2 trees frame pretty nicely. I wouldn't mess with anything in photoshop - as my photography teacher has told us that a good photograph is never messed with... the picture you take is what you want people to see...
Good luck with entering it... I grew up in 4-H and still enter my photos in our 4-H fair.
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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2009 06:31:04 AM »

Thank you all, again!  She is so flattered with everyone's complements.  Yes, we used the 4-H project book.  She really has enjoyed it and has learned so much from it.  She takes her camera EVERYWHERE with her.  That is how she got this shot.  We took a different route home one day and came across this house. 

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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2009 07:40:06 AM »

Personally, I prefer the house and I'd go with the color version, personally.  I really like the depth of the sky (which I think is washed out in the sepia and B&W) and I think the red roof, dark trees, and blue sky look striking together.  Your daughter did a good job!!
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2009 10:32:56 AM »

I don't know if this will help at all but..

I much prefer the subject matter of the house and trees and overall find it a more intriguing image. However, its placement in the middle of the photo bothers my sensibilities. I love how the trees frame the house but I think it would look better if she were to crop in a bit on the bottom and the sides, but not the top. That would crop away what seems to be excessive foreground and also situate the house more in the bottom two-thirds of the photo. I think that would create better tension in the image.

Also,  I definitely prefer it in color, it has a lovely palette and is pretty well balanced. I would actually bring up the contrast just a touch to really make the blue and red pop.
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