I guess that would be fair. However, I'm not sure what I have posted, guess I'll have to take a look if I decide to enter the contest. With the rain they have been getting in NY this year, I should be able to obtain some more waterfall pictures. Here's one I do not like, but I had it scanned in by mistake.
I'd agree with that 100%. It's hardly fair to use pictures you've posted on these forums (or for that matter on other forums such as http://www.photocritique.net/) and had feedback on what's good or bad about them as contest entries - the entries should be yours alone.
It might be a good idea to put something in the rules about this, although it could be difficult to enforce.
What I will admit to, though, is noticing how popular Doug's waterfall shots were, and trying to steal a bit of his thunder.
Seriously, though, would you see posting shots of a location or subject you may use in a contest entry as gauging peoples reactions? This certainly wasn't my intent, and the shots I'd use in the contest are very different from the ones I've posted here.
yes, pretty tough to get through with that kind of policy, but I also think it's fair: You should only contribute with images to the contest which has not been up for display earlier. We might change the policies to reflect this.
I was joking. Speaking for JRP as well: We do not have any problems at all with you posting pictures here and then others for the contest. That's a totally different thing I'd say. The forums should be used by anyone who wants to post questions, ideas, info and pics. The only thing is that the same pics shouldn't show up in the contest.
I guess I knew you were joking, but I thought it'd be as well to make things clear for the other members who may wish to post photos to this forum.
Personally I really enjoy seeing other people's work - it's great to get a look at different countries, types of subject and interpretations of a scene.
So c'mon folks - we've only had three people besides myself posting pictures. Surely there's someone else out there with a digital camera or slide scanner who has some shots they're not saving for the contest or member's gallery...?
I really like it. The people in the background give you a perspective of the size of the falls, and the trees on the right add some color to the shot. Where is the falls located? I am heading to Watkins Glen sometime in August for some waterfall shots. Went last year, but they were in the midst of one of their worse draughts in the history of the area. Had more water running in the commode then in the local waterfalls. There is a gorge with a waterfall in the center of the city. (Also fun to go up and drive around the race course up in the hills.) In addition, it is a great place to go gorging. That is, jumping from the cliffs into a DEEP gorge, just make sure you check out the depth of the gorge prior to jumping. Be prepared some of that water running down in the gorge feels like it is just above freezing. Remember one-time three years ago, on a very hot 90+-degree day, jumping off a 100-foot cliff into the water and I could have sworn I broke ice on the way in. Thought I was going to emerge in a giant ice cube. (Of course, that might not be bad, if I have a bottle of Captain Morgan's with me.) One suggestion, try a shutter speed between 1-3 seconds (if possible), and bracket, bracket, bracket. Also, suggest ND filters, I learned to "never leave home without them." Similar to AA batteries. Doug PS There are falls known as Aysgarth Falls in N. Yorkshire, UK. Same place?
North Yorkshire, UK it is. It's about 55 miles from where I live so I can easily go back when I've got an ND filter. There are also a number of other falls in the area, including Hardraw Force where you can actually walk behind the waterfall.
Gorging? I think I'll stick with the UK meaning as in "gorge yourself" i.e. to eat too much, rather than jumping 100 foot cliffs...
Nothing wrong with gorging oneself with food,I have done it from time-to-time. However, gorging in NY is a great thrill. Of course so is sky diving and bungee jumping. As for "Gag me with a spoon," we will have to get an answer to that from a Californian, since this Tennessean is not sure if he has ever heard this statement, and hope he never does hear it in actual use. DD