Ha , I was afraid you were going to ask. I got 3 honorable mentions, and one seven . I was upset that I didn't get top scores on the 3, and the seven pointer floored me. I don't think I'll ever get used to one particular part of competition. It really irks me when a judge lauds over a photo, pointing out so many great parts of the photo, and not once mentionning anything that he fthought detracted from a photo. He pretty much said that eacjh photo was perfect. I am not too upset with the honorable mentions, but the way he critiqued the gull, I thought he was going to give me a top score, and he shocked me by giving me 7.This is an interesting tree. I wonder what caused all of the irregularities in the bark. It looks like it's dripping or melting. Very nice.
By the way, how did your photo competition go last night?
Jay,I totally understand where you're coming from Herb. Honest feedback is critical, especially when you plan on using that feedback while in the field. I guess some competitions will give you that while others won't.
The funny thing is, when I look at images, I focus much more on the technical aspects of it, such as colors, clarity, tone and those sorts of things. I've never been one for the actual content itself. I mean, obviously that's important, it's just that I find myself gravitating towards how someone did what they did during post-processing rather than how they took the original photo. Well, that's not exactly true. I also love learning about the camera settings that were necessary to capture a certain image. I guess I want to know about the hows rather than the whats, if that makes any sense. This most likely has to do with some sort of selfishness on my part because I like to use others' ideas in my own photography.
I think all of your photos look great, by the way. I know, not very helpful. You probably won't get many critical reviews out of me.