2nd SC.net Photo Contest *Poll #1*

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  1. #1 unrelated, May 8, 2006
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    2 Polls, each has 7 entries. The top 3 of each will enter the final round.

    I will be out of town from Wed night, so I hope to launch the second round by then. I will let this run until 5pm EST Wed 10th May.
    also be sure to check out the 2nd poll at:

    Here are the entry descriptions:


    Culture and tradition play a huge role in music. This Cuban Jazz Ensemble made sure to emphasize their many cross cultural influences throughout their set. While Malcolm X and Cesar Chavez look on, the drummer mentally prepares for the next song.


    Carving is a hugely important part of this countries history and is often used to tell stories of the past. A form of documentation. Carving has almost always been done into wood until recent times. Within this city there's a huge modern art culture and a lot of of this modern art draws it's inspiration from the indigenous designs and history. This particular carving is done into stone. A modern take on an age-old tradition.


    I live in america and i left my religion and my culture... the grunt symbolizes my reflection as an uncultured entity in the modern world produced by mass-commercialism and marketing.


    The Traditional building block for this city has always been brink, from this hundred year old restroom to current day high-rises and from the sidewalks to the cities largest town square.


    This windmill is located between Oudeschild and de Cocksdorp, 2 villages on the North-Holland (province, in which I live myself as well) island Texel. Reason I picked this shot, is because it represents the culture and tradition of this particular island. A windmill, sheep, a random (lost?) cow and especially a lot of stretches of nothing (with water), going on for miles in a row. True Texellers have lived like this for centuries and a significant part of its population still does. Especially the wool from this area is world-famous, however, this is a windmill, one of the few items on the island that could be sorted in the category "something".


    I'd rather let the picture speak for itself, an image is worth 1000 words.


    This is a photo of the Stratton Bible, which is something that has been passed down through my family through my mother's side. It has the records of the births and deaths of all the Stratton children, including my grandmother. It's a piece of tradition in the sense that it has always been passed down (despite it's rough condition), but it's also a piece of culture, as it reflects the religious culture of the times, and of much of rural Canada.
  2. Ok fixed! Start voting!!!
  3. #6 the concentration, the setting, the ambiance, it shows it all off very well, and against the competition of the others, it just really stands out.
  4. #6, very well done.
  6. Hard one, I like 6 but I really like 7.
  7. i was split between them as well...
  8. 6, hands down.
  9. I'm sorry, but number three is totally lame. Particularly the description.
  10. its probably godfather, he did someting really last minute <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  11. i voted for 7, personally.
  12. #1: Subject is underexposed, while the mural on the wall in the background is slightly overexposed. Careful thought is evident in the composition. However I find that the choice to have the drummer not showing his face is a missed opportunity to capture some emotion.

    #2: this one is technically sound, having a nice exposure, and atmosphere. However, the composition is a little plain. In my opinion, this particular carving would look more interesting if it was shot from the side, emphasising the contours of the piece.

    #3: What can I say; it�s a picture of a �grunt.� Technically good, nice use of depth of field, composition follows the classic style. It doesn�t evoke any emotion though. (Note) I did read the caption, it sounds like they�re trying to justify taking a rather emotionless photo.

    #4: A tad underexposed, the composition is a little bland, if only it was possible to have high-rises actually in the shot to contrast the building.

    #5: It�s quite clear the creator of this image. To me it is the classical tourist shot (subject dead centre, lots of unused space. It�s always better to get up close with your subject, and work back from there.

    #6: I�m probably going to get some replies regarding this one, but�Tourist Shot. How many people have taken a candid photo of a painter, a mime or any other street performer, while in town. Interesting subject, however I feel that the photographer could�ve gotten a more emotion out of the person by having a more frontal shot of him. Because you are only showing half the emotion available.

    #7: I voted for this one.
    Great lighting, nice use of depth of field, some vivid colours in the leather work of the book, composition is very nice. Technically superb, as well as evoking a lot of emotion.
    It fits to the theme well, as it is a very distinct family tradition, whereas others in this poll have been a little lightweight in that area (which can�t be helped, it was a tough theme)
  13. is it possible to get 6 in a higher res?
  14. hey bugatti, why do you come into the threads and go on and on about the pictures, but don't enter. I've never seen any of your photography...
  15. for #6, think a bit more carefully. a frontal shot? he has an easel in front of him, and you'd lose the painting hand/arm from the photo.
  16. a more frontal shot...not necessarily full front on.

    and the reason i haven't entered is geographical...i live in regional Australia. Not only isn't there anything urban here, there isn't even any culture <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  17. of course there is culture, take a picture of shrimp on a BBQ.
  18. Although I really like what was captured in #6, I felt it was a framed a little too tight, so I voted for #7.
  19. we dont even have that... <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  20. He's turned slightly to face the camera. It doesn't need to be anymore front on. If anything, I'd like to be able to see a little bit of the canvas, which would still show his expression.
  21. hahah

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