Which photo to submit?

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  1. padrepaul77

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    The camera club I'm in is having year-end judging, and as I recently joined I don't have much to submit; but there is one more "salon" before they judge the prints.

    I have two images I recently took I like, that are un-related. One is of a train at a depot; I love trains, but it's just kind of a basic picture that is pretty, but I'm not sure would be all that great.

    The other is a funky shot of a Midway ride at the Fair. I went with that one, as I think it's a little more interesting.

    Any thoughts/comments appreciated. Of course these salons are ongoing, and I can just use the other one for next years competitions...they judge them, and give comments, and then re-submit those that got enough points for judging from an outside judge who does not look at names at year-end. I like them both.


    Thanks!
    Paul
     

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    I like the train
     
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    Is that train in Two Harbors, Minnesota? If so, I just recently got some shots of that with my point and shoot before I got my DSLR.
     
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    Father,

    Definitely the midway ride. It's mysterious.

    The train is simply a shot of an engine and, from the technical viewpoint, the DoF isn't large enough for the rear to be in focus.
     
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    I'd go with the midway ride.
     
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    The train is soft. :(
     
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    No, no, the train is likely to be pretty hard. It's the photo of the train that's soft! :lol:
     
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    I thought of that when I hit submit... then I was like oh well.


    and also, at the right temperature, steel can be soft too!
     
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    I doubt that the engine was at that temperature. Of course, I bought a Rambler once so what do I know?
     
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    Of the 2, I would definitely go with the train. Let us know how it goes for you!
     
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    I wouldn't submit an image that's OOF. The train image is soft. Of the two, you should probably go with the ride.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback...I did go with the ride; liked it the best and thought it was a little more unique.

    And that train was in Two Harbors; lovely depot right off of Superior.
     

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