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F8&Bthere
07-20-2009, 06:42 PM
I wasn't sure where I could post this thread since show your photo forum is set in three separate sub-categories of subjects, and the photo assignment forum strikes me as being reserved for official (as in Marko's) monthly assignments... But I'm betting all of you have at least one photo that is technically flawed, or just sheer crap, but somehow works for you... perhaps you can't even explain why...and perhaps you're just too shy to post it for fear of the likely barrage of insults to your lack of skill (surely wouldn't happen in our friendly forum)? I'll throw a couple soon in if this thread gets any response, but I'm still deciding which one(s)- I have a big reject pile. Sorry for being redundant if this has already been done here recently....

kat
07-20-2009, 06:47 PM
Where to start!!!?? :p

F8&Bthere
07-20-2009, 07:20 PM
lol, that's my dilemma. But I thought it would be a fun thread!

F8&Bthere
07-20-2009, 08:33 PM
OMG- I like those shots...
Well I'll have to post some of my better rejects later to make up for this one- I'm talking the real car wrecks that are soo ugly but you just can't look away for some reason.....hehe

kat
07-20-2009, 09:03 PM
HOld on..you get the better..I'll get the worse! LOL!

casil403
07-20-2009, 09:21 PM
Okay...here's this one...I HDR'd it and I kinda hate how it turned out, yet at the same time I kinda like the gaudiness of it also!
I also toned the saturation down as well if you can believe it!

casil403
07-20-2009, 09:37 PM
Here's another couple.... When at the Stampede Pow Wow competition i thought it would be kinda cool to show the feet of the dancers, however it didn't quite work out as I had hoped (blurry and the white balance is all wrong and gotta love the cigarette butt :headslap:) but I am still kinda drawn to them for some reason.

Oh and the Robin with a mouthful of worms was an after thought also. :)

Great idea for a thread btw!

Iguanasan
07-20-2009, 09:55 PM
I like this one but I am thinking it's a bit lacking in something but I'm not quite sure what. It's definitely a bit of a reject.

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Iguanasan
07-20-2009, 09:59 PM
Interesting. These are the rejects yet I like most of them. I find that we are so focussed on the trees most of the time that we forget to look at the forest.

Need an ego boost? Post some of your photos on Facebook where "non-photographers" hang out. They don't become blinded by the details.

F8&Bthere
07-20-2009, 10:11 PM
Iggy, I like something about that one too, but i get what u mean about missing something. I guess the mind expects to see a chess piece of some sort?

Casil, I really like the HDR flower shot. On the native feet shots, were you right up at the pow-wow stage wearing a cowboy hat (light colored), got there before the show began, a little right of center stage (stage left i think they call it)?

F8&Bthere
07-20-2009, 10:23 PM
Here's another screw up that somehow works for me. At my son's last birthday party in the local park, I tried to get an interesting perspective by laying on the ground. And the two boys here sorta posed and I took a quick shot before even thinking of focus mode or technique, and of course the camera's AF grabbed the "barrel" of the gun pointed at me. So at home when this shot loaded on the computer, my 1st thought was well that's a reject, but then I looked again and thought about the whole story behind it, and immediately thought to myself- it looks like I just got whacked by the Dollar Store Mafia....and I just get such a chuckle out of it ever since....that I was lying on my back with my vision going blurry staring up the barrel of a toy plastic pistol.

casil403
07-20-2009, 10:33 PM
Iggy, I like something about that one too, but i get what u mean about missing something. I guess the mind expects to see a chess piece of some sort?

Casil, I really like the HDR flower shot. On the native feet shots, were you right up at the pow-wow stage wearing a cowboy hat (light colored), got there before the show began, a little right of center stage (stage left i think they call it)?

I was slightly right of center stage not quite upfront...probably about 8 feet back slightly on the hill. I was wearing a purple shirt, had a pentax camera, black camera bag and light coloured shorts...no cowboy hat. I am quite tall for a girl so you might have noticed me (most people do). If you were the person I saw, you had a pentax camera, grey-ish short hair, light coloured shirt of some kind and standing taking pictures to my left and slightly forward if I remember right..
And yes I did get there before the show started.

casil403
07-20-2009, 10:35 PM
F8...love that last one and the story behind it! :laugh:

kurtdriver
07-20-2009, 11:57 PM
Anybody know what happened here? I shot with ISO 100 film and it appears awful grainy to me, or is it just washed out? That's grass in the foreground but you'd never know it.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5251/242100c.jpg

F8&Bthere
07-21-2009, 10:56 AM
Anybody know what happened here? I shot with ISO 100 film and it appears awful grainy to me, or is it just washed out? That's grass in the foreground but you'd never know it.


Hard for me to tell with my unrefined eye but usually grain/noise is more a problem with underexposed shots. So unless this was a dark shot that you boosted heavily exposure or brightness in post processing I'd say you have a combination of wide aperture giving you a very thin depth of field (giving you a lot of blur in places where it maybe doesn't belong, at least not in this particular shot from that angle) and slight overexposure. And I'm also wondering about how it was converted to B&W- looks like individual colours need to be tweaked. Anyone else got a better guess?

kurtdriver
07-21-2009, 11:03 AM
Hard for me to tell with my unrefined eye

I have the same problem, I'm afraid.


And I'm also wondering about how it was converted to B&W- looks like individual colours need to be tweaked.
That was shot on black and white film, TMax 100, no conversion. On second glance it isn't really grainy, the tree shows that, so I don't even have the vocabulary to describe what I see there.
Thank you, Kurt

JAS_Photo
07-21-2009, 11:05 AM
F8, too bad you can not see up the barrel of those dime store bandits pistol! That would make the shot!

F8&Bthere
07-21-2009, 08:08 PM
@kurt just goes to show how digital-centric my mind works these days, hehe
@Raiven- Exactly!, I almost wanted to try photoshopping it to look more like a real barrel, but then I thought ahh poo, the kid on the left is holding a colourful plastic something rather anyway and the whole idea of the gun being anything other than a cheap toy, barrel or not, sorta fits the concept since it's nothing but a novelty shot at best....nearly in the reject pile no less...and not worth the kinda time it'd take me- a PS newb- to pull off.

F8&Bthere
07-26-2009, 10:43 PM
and another... badly overexposed yet interesting in an abstract sorta way

casil403
08-03-2009, 07:47 AM
Here's a shot of a kingfisher I followed around the pond for I/2 an hour (:wall-an:) and attempted to catch...every time I got anywhere reasonably close she did this....Blurry as heck,and noisy too but then again I sort of like it! The brown belt around her middle makes her a she....males don't have that.
If it were sharp it would'a been the shot of the day!

F8&Bthere
08-07-2009, 09:32 PM
OK, so you want blurry do ya? It's another technically crap photo (with enough blur to make Marko have a mild stroke) that I just think looks kinda neat in a way- it has a creepy mood to it.

1putts
08-07-2009, 10:25 PM
oh how I wish these were sharper, especially the harrier!


http://1putts.smugmug.com/photos/537302031_Mhnbg-X2.jpg


http://1putts.smugmug.com/photos/534217454_mmxws-XL.jpg


http://1putts.smugmug.com/photos/555549218_Tt9rt-XL.jpg

casil403
08-09-2009, 11:31 PM
(with enough blur to make Marko have a mild stroke)

LOL! Too funny F8!!! :laugh:

1P....those are great shots! Love the eagle's eyes and the harrier...I'm dying to get a shot of either of those!
I have to say this is a fun thread...feels kinda naughty putting up these semi-crap shots!
You want blurry? how about this...funny II like the movement of this poor gopher I tormented with my lens for a 1/2 an hour trying to see how close I could get to it...every time it heard the shutter go off...back into the hole for cover!

JAS_Photo
08-13-2009, 03:17 AM
Ok, so I was at Virgin Festival Calgary last Saturday. We are not allowed to bring 'professional' cameras i.e. any camera with interchangeable lenses. So I brought this little Olympus FE210 that I have. So besides not being able to see what is exactly on the viewing screen in the sun, this iswhat happened. I see something interesting so I point and compose the shot. The green focus light is on, I am pressing down on the shutter, my subject walks out of the shot, I am pressing down on the shutter even more fiercely, I am losing the subject and finally, finally, 'click' the camera takes the picture. WTH?
I guess, I need a new point and shoot. Anyhoooo....

F8&Bthere
08-14-2009, 10:49 AM
I think I've found my Halloween costume inspiration for this year...lol...is that the virgin god hemhorragheus?

kurtdriver
08-14-2009, 03:09 PM
Anyone know what went wrong with these? The first is medium format and in the middle of the roll, facing south about 7PM. The second is fireworks on 35mm film, but you wouldn't know they were fireworks.

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3139/000007u.jpg


http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3218/219922.jpg

Thanks for Looking, Kurt

kurtdriver
08-15-2009, 01:29 PM
So I've gotten the answers, the first is a partial double exposure and the second is out of focus.

ocular
08-28-2009, 02:18 AM
blah, but I wanted to answer that lol.

tomorrowstreasures
08-28-2009, 09:10 AM
Ok, so I was at Virgin Festival Calgary last Saturday. We are not allowed to bring 'professional' cameras i.e. any camera with interchangeable lenses. So I brought this little Olympus FE210 that I have. So besides not being able to see what is exactly on the viewing screen in the sun, this iswhat happened. I see something interesting so I point and compose the shot. The green focus light is on, I am pressing down on the shutter, my subject walks out of the shot, I am pressing down on the shutter even more fiercely, I am losing the subject and finally, finally, 'click' the camera takes the picture. WTH?
I guess, I need a new point and shoot. Anyhoooo....

the funny thing here is the expression on the chili pepper god's face mask is
"hey lady, i got the last laff on you here, :evil2:that is what you get for trying to snag my photo!"

I just found this thread this morning and absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:highfive::clap: ---- reminds me of the ugly christmas ornament tree/contest a good friend's family has every year! you love all of the reasons why the person who is hanging loves the ornament!

Bravo and kudos to all!

casil403
09-01-2009, 09:39 PM
This was a total accident shot (I don't even know if i actually intended to shoot the chickadee really) today but I really like it for some reason!

kurtdriver
09-02-2009, 12:24 AM
It's too bad about the branch in the foreground, but the motion blur really works well here.

F8&Bthere
09-02-2009, 11:30 PM
It's too bad about the branch in the foreground, but the motion blur really works well here.

Yeah I have a bunch of first nations dancer shots where I deliberately slowed down my shutter speed a bit to demonstrate motion, but still every time I post one on line I feel I gotta include that disclaimer "blur intended" because of all the sharpness freaks out there....hehe

casil403
09-02-2009, 11:39 PM
Post it...I wanna see! Sharpies (not the pen) be damnned!!! :evil2:

JAS_Photo
09-03-2009, 05:14 PM
Here are three rejected because of sharpness issues. Sadly. :(

kurtdriver
09-03-2009, 11:30 PM
Great shots all, the last one, with the kid is really cool. Nothing wrong with any of them.

harvey3
09-19-2009, 06:07 AM
I wont reject it if i were you LOL!
still a nice shots...

thanks for sharing.

Greg_Nuspel
09-19-2009, 02:06 PM
Darn missed this

casil403
09-19-2009, 09:26 PM
Sheesh had you caught that, I'm thinkin' shot of the day!

F8&Bthere
09-20-2009, 11:17 PM
Raiven- that 3rd shot, with the young boy, is a great shot. Could be sharper yes, but that should be salvageable somehow- it's not that far out. And to me at least that is an amazing composition and capture. Didn't you say you had Topaz denoise and adjust, or am I thinking of someone else in this forum? If you do, some use of those tools in layers and adjusting opacity could improve the apparent sharpness quite nicely... that is no reject!

1putts
09-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Raiven, I agree with F8, that little kid shot is solid! You could maybe go b&w or color film look and if the sharpness issue really bothers you, add some grain. It's a beautiful shot! Excellent street.

F8&Bthere
11-03-2009, 05:26 PM
I just can't let this thread die.....haha
Here's one that I like but I had switched my camera to shutter priority mode while shooting some slower indoor shots and continued to shoot outdoors in this mode at slow shutter speeds until I noticed later... grrr.

1putts
11-03-2009, 10:43 PM
I got this one last week. It's been identified as a Light Phase Harlans Red-tailed Hawk, an uncommon morph of the well known Red-tailed Hawk. It's a massive crop, making it a reject! But an "uncommon" reject! :)

http://1putts.smugmug.com/Animals/Birds-B-Shots/IMG5285edited-1/697598126_nG8gF-XL.jpg

Mars Observer
11-08-2009, 06:27 PM
I love this photo (F8&Bthere's 'blurry landscape'). Very moody!

casil403
03-31-2010, 11:38 PM
...lol...so in hopes of a revival I am posting one of my favorite mistakes of late.... Sucks yes, but there is something about it I like....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4480231299_3cd264a243_o.jpg

kurtdriver
03-31-2010, 11:41 PM
What is that?

casil403
03-31-2010, 11:43 PM
Hyacinths gone wrong! :laughing:

kurtdriver
04-01-2010, 12:18 AM
Hyacinths gone wrong! :laughing:

I thought it might have been a ribbon from a Christmas present.

casil403
04-14-2010, 08:26 AM
Lol how's this for dust? After the dust storm of last week and pre-cleaning...:wall-an: :headslap:
It is better now....

F8&Bthere
04-14-2010, 10:04 AM
Wow. The K-7 is supposed to be sealed up pretty tight so I'm guessing you must've been changing lenses outside. Sometimes we have no choice...
Nice shot though, once you finish training for the dust spotting olympic team.

ericmark
04-14-2010, 02:51 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs384.snc3/23507_10150158691410063_570000062_11501629_5235427 _n.jpgCaught out using HDR had not realised the people were moving so fast on the Aqueduct to show up as a ghost image in that way.

I was also in a temper at the time as lecturer had changed goal posts and disallowed pictures I had already taken. Hence goal posts in the shot.

Also should have gone into field and removed the shirt off rail.

It was on auto bracket I had not expected the guy to move that much between shots.

casil403
04-14-2010, 10:19 PM
Wow. The K-7 is supposed to be sealed up pretty tight so I'm guessing you must've been changing lenses outside. Sometimes we have no choice...
Nice shot though, once you finish training for the dust spotting olympic team.

I think I changed the lenses once.... switched from the kit lens to the wide anlgle and as I said serious dust storm at the time. It was a really dumb thing to do on my part... but i so wanted the cool shot fo the garage...I even turned the caera to avoid dust but I guess there was just no avoiding it.
Ittook me about an hour to clean all the spots off the shot and about the same to clean the sensor, (using a rocket blower, arctic butterfly and sensor solution with pec pad :headslap:) the lenses and the bag. :wall-an::headslap:

Wow Eric...did anything go right? :headslap:...lol! ;)

ericmark
04-15-2010, 02:05 AM
Wow Eric...did anything go right? :headslap:...lol! ;)
I will let you know results of exam but not due for some time yet. Shirt removed by cropping and a little Photoshop to remove ghost but the Lecturer seemed to lack command of English and considered the instruction that we must not alter the images used in exam to also mean we should not test out what we intended to do on similar images.
So I had taken two sets one to practice with and one unaltered for exam over the 6 weeks we had to prep 3 days before the exam I was told they could not be used.
I did not take enough to replace all pre taken so I used old ones anyway. I do not need exam so I will just have to wait and see!

casil403
04-15-2010, 08:04 AM
Desperately wishing this one was sharper...but I still like the shot...people will do anything in a snowstorm to keep dry! :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2635/4516443902_78080ee72e_o.jpg

ericmark
04-18-2010, 05:33 AM
I would not think you wanted to hang around looks cold and wet. One kicks ones self I know but you also know what went wrong however with this one I never did work out what went wrong http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs089.snc3/15718_10150130873685063_570000062_11316723_4011028 _n.jpg
The view through the doorway has taken a lab color look and this was not what was wanted. HDR can be very good but it can also cause some problems and in hind site I would have been better allowing the outside to white out then take second picture of outside and use erase tool however I still consider that as cheating!
Maybe monochrome would be answer but it was not what I wanted. I have of late taken rather a lot of out of focus shots and I miss the split focus screen of old SLR. OK the packaged lens has an auto focus function but the older lenses don't and slightly miss adjusted eye piece can really mess things up. I loved the 45 deg split on Ricoh with the second focus aid around it and wonder why the function was dropped. Or is it only my Pentax that lacks this feature?

QuietOne
04-18-2010, 02:51 PM
Shooting at a couple of ducks through the fence, just for the heck of it. Too much brush, the fence showed a little in one shot, but I loved the texture and patterns of feathers on the drake. (The hen figured out I was a people and waddled back down the slope to the pond, where it was safe)

AcadieLibre
04-19-2010, 01:18 PM
Great thread idea, all I ever usually post are my rejects. I can start posting all my photos here now lol. I found this to be very interesting to see what and why people reject certain photos and as I said great idea.

Bambi
06-01-2010, 08:35 AM
I was so hoping that this would come out but, nope. Too bad, it would have been brilliant if it had. I call it 'wait for me'