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Please Help Me Pick the Best of These Photos
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Posted By: sealonsf, 01-27-2017, 05:13 PM

Please help me by letting me know your favorite photos from this series. I'm taking a photography class and need to pick out two for an assignment called "A Special Place". Thank you so much!

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11. Black and white?


12. Color?


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What are the two being selected for?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jawsy Quote
What are the two being selected for?
Yes, this would be my question too. Was there a theme to an assignment you had to fulfill?
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Sorry - Assignment is just "Special Place" - no specific depth of field, etc. Thank you!

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8 & 11 for 'Special Place.'

6 is the best of the set though, just can't see it fitting the brief.
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For what it's worth, I like #6, then #3.
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Yes, 6 then 3. Those are my picks, too. None, however, jump out at me for 'Special Place'.
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For me it would be #6 and #8. Good luck.


PS. The gull is in its special place though !!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Keith23 Quote
Yes, 6 then 3. Those are my picks, too. None, however, jump out at me for 'Special Place'.
Thanks... Good point about it not exactly fitting "Special Place"... I have a few days to come up with something else so I'll keep thinking about what I could do. This is the first assignment so I maybe the instructor is keeping it vague.
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Great to see some Bay Area shots !

I like 5, 6 and 11 with a crop.
None particularly jump out to me as fitting the theme.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sealonsf Quote
I have a few days to come up with something else so I'll keep thinking about what I could
Pose someone in the frame. Ask them to sit on a sea wall and stare off into the distance, then use their silhouette or profile to effect. 3, 8 and 11 could be captured that way at the right time of day.
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I suspect the assignment may be better expressed as "go to a place you think is special and show us why in a photograph".

It might be the solitude of a beach in winter or a crowd jumping out of their seats at a sporting event, what makes it special to you.
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I also thought the only one that fit the theme was the gull--it being in its special place.

As far as #11 or #12, they may qualify for the theme (sort of), and I liked it being B&W more, but you should rotate the picture so the pier and shore line are horizontal and building wall is vertical.
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First one and second last one are my picks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dms Quote
it being in its special place
Yes, perhaps I was being a little narrow in my interpretation. Change it to "Your or something/someones special place".

A bird in it's nest, a mouse in it's hole, a baby in it's mothers arms, a pair of initials carved in a tree, a gravestone, a war memorial. All special places.
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