I'm submitting three photos into an exhibit at school. Need advice.

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  1. bleeblu

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    Hello,

    There's an exhibit at my school where I can turn in up to three pieces. This is my first time to have my photos printed, framed and for people to see. I think it's a competition but I'm not quite sure. I really want to stand out and blow people away. I haven't been doing this for long but if I get someone to stop and look at my photos would be great for me.

    I've never been to an exhibit so I don't know if there is a certain theme to follow. These are the three I plan on turning in...

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    Seafood Diet by Mark Harless, on Flickr

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    The Ease of Falling by Mark Harless, on Flickr

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    Zeppelin by Mark Harless, on Flickr

    Now my question is, the last one isn't as strong as the other two. Would that be a problem? Should I shoot something else that kind of fits the theme? I don't know if it would be weird having these three photos on a wall and one of them clearly doesn't belong. Or should I just turn in two?

    Sorry for all the questions. I want to do this right. Thank you guys in advance!


     
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    The first two have a very high-pass, commercial look. The last is more of a raw concept, you also have two that deliver shock-value, where the third doesn't. It is the odd-ball. That being said, the 2nd image is a fantastic photograph.
     
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    The first two are winners for sure. The third looks like a snapshot gone bad, like the wind blew at the wrong moment. Unless you have something similar to the first two, I would only submit those.


    Ohhh, my aging back hurts looking at that second one.
     
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    Ah, okay. I figured. Maybe I can conjure up an idea tomorrow to replace it!
     
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    Is it not obvious that the balloons over the subject is intentional? It's is a wonderful photograph.

    This is the great thing about Art, the friction!!
     
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    Friction with balloons gets you static electricity...... we need to get really huge balloons to rub together as a source of renewable energy.
     

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