Spring Photo Contest – Vote for the Winner!

Here’s the images that received the most votes in the last round! You have until midnight of Thursday, May 15th, to vote for your favorite! The winner will receive a $20 itunes gift card from NoemiPhotography!

Choose Wisely…remember the theme is spring! I’m going to use this photo contest to teach a little “photography” techniques…remember it’s just my opinion and it’s not that I feel like the pictures were bad…I’m just giving a different way to look at them.

Photo A – I really like this picture but I would’ve liked to crop out the distractions in the background. I tried but it really changed the feel of the picture. I punched the colors a little and pretty much left it as is.

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Photo B – I enhanced the colors…because they are so beautiful. We’ve talked about the rule of thirds before on the blog but, for those who are new, it basically means the photo is divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. The corners where those divides meet are usually where your eye is drawn. I cropped the flowers out a little and moved the monument to be where the thirds meet. See if you think it makes a better picture.

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Photo C – I cropped this photo too! Wanting to focus on the subject and not the forest. I also wanted to show you another example using the rule of thirds.

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Photo D – I added more black to this photo so we can see more detail in the birds skin. I loved how raw and fragile this photo is and I wanted to enhance that feel!

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Photo E – I cropped out the people who were not featured because they can be a distraction and I enhanced the color in the image. Always ask yourself “what am I taking a picture of?” and capture that to the fullest!

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Alright those are your new choices! Vote for your favorite!

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Tara - May 13, 2008 - 3:59 am

Photo B!

Calissa - May 13, 2008 - 5:17 am

I LOVE the baby birds because I love all things animal….
but my favorite is still Picture A. I just love the snowy-ness of the cherry blossoms!
This was FUN Noemi, thanks for the opportunity.

And interesting to see the “thirds” idea… I must have missed that post. 🙂

Melissa - May 13, 2008 - 6:16 am

My picture is A! But I really want to vote for D…its such a cool picture. If the person who took D reads this..can you tell me how you got this picture?
Thanks to Noemi for editing my picture! Darn those Japanese for putting piles of dirt behind beautiful scenery…
😉

April - May 13, 2008 - 6:59 am

I love B :)!

Jac Senske - May 13, 2008 - 7:04 am

Photo D – that truly represents Spring to me and I love the infancy of it…beautiful photo!

Karla Olsen - May 13, 2008 - 7:05 am

I vote for C!

Robin - May 13, 2008 - 7:57 am

Photo B for sure!!!

Caidence - May 13, 2008 - 8:15 am

B!

KS Dallas - May 13, 2008 - 8:31 am

I have to go with “D” because I am a bird lover. “A” is also a favorite but I think “D” will need the votes more.

Patty - May 13, 2008 - 8:38 am

Photo B has my vote.

Jenny - May 13, 2008 - 8:57 am

Photo B. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

Chandra - May 13, 2008 - 9:42 am

I love B and D but I have to vote for D just because it really speaks to me about what spring is…new life is everywhere at this time of year and I love it!

Gail - May 13, 2008 - 10:09 am

What a hard choice!! I LOVE what you did with the 1/3’s rule on B and C but how often can you get a shot like D.

I vote D!!

Jen Leitner - May 13, 2008 - 10:26 am

Photo D has my vote!

diana - May 13, 2008 - 10:43 am

I vote for D. It is totally amazing. and Nature at its best.

Jill - May 13, 2008 - 11:10 am

B

Amber Saltamachia - May 13, 2008 - 11:19 am

I vote for letter D. I think Spring is all about new life and since I’m about to bring one of my own into the world, i was really touched by the chick babies.

Cindy - May 13, 2008 - 11:29 am

“D” is my choice. I really love what you did with this picture! I liked it before, but love it now!!! What is more “Spring” than newborn birds looking for food???

Cali - May 13, 2008 - 11:37 am

My vote is for B.

Jill - May 13, 2008 - 11:47 am

My vote is for D. The true sign of spring, new beginings.

Erin - May 13, 2008 - 12:29 pm

I vote for D!

Sarah - May 13, 2008 - 12:42 pm

Photo D is my vote!

Jonathan - May 13, 2008 - 1:58 pm

I vote for the Baby Bird photo!

Jodi - May 13, 2008 - 2:04 pm

The baby birds are the epitome of spring! I vote for them!

Bethany - May 13, 2008 - 2:15 pm

Hard choice but the naked birdies get my vote! ;0)

Audrey - May 13, 2008 - 2:31 pm

‘D’ is for me! Tweet Tweet!

Sally - May 13, 2008 - 2:32 pm

I vote for the baby birds. I think it is amazing that the babies were captured with all their mouths open at once. I truly love this photo. Still photos are easy to “snap”, but having a live subject, in this case several, it is harder to get all doing the same thing at the same time.

Ellie - May 13, 2008 - 2:33 pm

Voting for photo D. The baby birds are my favorite.

Pam Olsen - May 13, 2008 - 2:58 pm

I vote for C, the little boy.

Shana - May 13, 2008 - 3:05 pm

I vote for B… beautiful Spring feel!!!

Pam Olsen - May 13, 2008 - 3:05 pm

I voted for C…but not sure it went through, so here it is again.

Heather - May 13, 2008 - 4:22 pm

B is my pick!

Jackie - May 13, 2008 - 4:39 pm

Photo B is beautiful!

Jean - May 13, 2008 - 4:42 pm

I just love Photo D…..the miracle of life is what spring is all about!

Dale - May 13, 2008 - 4:42 pm

Photo “D”…the Baby Birds gets my vote!

Josh - May 13, 2008 - 4:43 pm

I absolutely adore Photo D! Go Baby Birdies!

Debbie - May 13, 2008 - 5:55 pm

I vote for C. All he needs now is some mud to make mud pies for tea.

Avery - May 13, 2008 - 6:01 pm

I like the baby birds the best.

Janine Tomko - May 13, 2008 - 7:58 pm

My vote is for D.

Theresa - May 13, 2008 - 8:08 pm

I vote for photo B. Beautiful, and I like the cropping, though I think I liked the colors better a little bit softer.

Michele - May 13, 2008 - 8:10 pm

I loved all the pictures, but my vote is for D – I just love the baby birds and how they all have their little beaks wide open waiting for mama bird to come back and feed them ;o)

Marcia - May 13, 2008 - 8:18 pm

Wow, the black really adds so much dimension to those cute birdies!
I vote for ‘D’!

Susan - May 13, 2008 - 8:29 pm

C

Michele - May 13, 2008 - 8:30 pm

My vote is for D! Great close-up!

Megan - May 13, 2008 - 9:23 pm

I’ll stick with B!

Heather - May 13, 2008 - 10:00 pm

My vote is for photo C!

Heather A - May 13, 2008 - 10:02 pm

I love photo C!

Denise - May 13, 2008 - 10:04 pm

totally D those birds are the best!

Eleanor - May 14, 2008 - 12:46 am

I vote photo B!!

DJ - May 14, 2008 - 6:44 am

Amazing to get a picture like “D”. It gets my vote. Those baby birds are so cute.

Genna - May 14, 2008 - 6:57 am

I vote C!

Amy - May 14, 2008 - 7:14 am

I choose D, we have a nest of birds on our porch every spring!

Becky - May 14, 2008 - 7:19 am

I vote for D, what a great shot! You can try forever and not get that effect again!

Chuck - May 14, 2008 - 7:21 am

Love the birds, that is the true meaning of Spring, what a cool picture! All babies trusting that they will be fed soon makes my vote D for sure!!

Gina - May 14, 2008 - 7:24 am

Love the birdies…..”D”

Rachel - May 14, 2008 - 7:48 am

I love photo C…wish I could be there!

Jen Short - May 14, 2008 - 8:18 am

Photo B
Have fun at the Mac counter!-I as well am happily addicted to Mac!

Eunie - May 14, 2008 - 8:43 am

I vote for “D”! It’s a sign of SPRING! Don’t know where it is this year though! 🙂

Val - May 14, 2008 - 8:48 am

I vote for photo “D” – a true spring photo –

Noah - May 14, 2008 - 8:53 am

One vote for C.

Janis - May 14, 2008 - 9:01 am

I vote for the baby bird photo.

Jenny Randolph - May 14, 2008 - 9:19 am

I vote for C, I liked they way you enhanced each of the photos, but this one is still my favorite!!

Christine - May 14, 2008 - 9:24 am

It was interesting what you did with the rule of thirds to photos B and C. I think C has improved with cropping, but I have to say that I liked B better before! Oh, well.

I vote for C – fun outside is what Spring is all about.

Stephanie - May 14, 2008 - 9:41 am

I vote for B – Beautiful

EJ - May 14, 2008 - 10:08 am

I vote D! Amazing photo!

Kathryn - May 14, 2008 - 1:12 pm

Hi still vote for B! I love how the monument is the center of the photo now!!

Cecilia - May 14, 2008 - 1:40 pm

Definitely the baby birds. Nothing embodies Spring more 🙂

Jaice - May 14, 2008 - 1:44 pm

I vote for C- I love the orange and greens together!

Johanna - May 14, 2008 - 4:08 pm

I vote for photo C–what a charming woodland picture…you’d almost believe that little kiddo was from Peter Rabbit or Alice in Wonderland. 🙂

Johanna - May 14, 2008 - 5:03 pm

I vote for the baby birds!

julie - May 14, 2008 - 7:33 pm

B still gets my vote.

Alison Lea Photography - May 14, 2008 - 9:07 pm

C

Kristel - May 14, 2008 - 9:26 pm

definitely C!

Teri Sommer - May 15, 2008 - 6:58 am

My vote would be A first. The falling blossoms encapsulates spring for me and reminds me so much of Budapest in spring – which is my favorite time of year there! Very close to my heart.

B is my very close second option. I LOVE the colors and the way it is framed. So very beautiful.

Thanks Noemi. This is fun!

Pat - May 15, 2008 - 8:27 am

My vote is for the birdies….”D”

Erin - May 15, 2008 - 8:29 am

I vote for D – baby birds!

Dale - May 15, 2008 - 8:30 am

I vote for the baby birds in Photo “D”! Great shot!

Mike - May 15, 2008 - 8:31 am

Photo D gets my vote!

Michael - May 15, 2008 - 8:31 am

Photo D is one amazing shot! Great job!

Jodi - May 15, 2008 - 8:36 am

Baby Birds and spring go hand in hand. I vote for those little cuties! Photo D!

EG IN MN - May 15, 2008 - 8:40 am

I VOTE FOR D!

Heather - May 15, 2008 - 8:44 am

Totally love D. Reminds me of my kids patrolling the yard for nests to check. What an awesome moment to capture

Sabrina - May 15, 2008 - 8:58 am

I vote for D So sweet!

gina - May 15, 2008 - 9:00 am

photo d

Shari Schwarz - May 15, 2008 - 9:03 am

I like A for it’s carefree feel.

ShanaF - May 15, 2008 - 9:10 am

I vote for Photo “D” – the baby birds! Definitely not something you see every day! <3

Nadine - May 15, 2008 - 9:31 am

I vote D!! Beatiful, detailed picture!!

Becki - May 15, 2008 - 10:00 am

I vote for C!!! Such a cute pic!

Lisa - May 15, 2008 - 10:16 am

I vote for “D”. I agree with others in saying that the baby birds are what tells us spring has sprung!

Cheree - May 15, 2008 - 10:45 am

I vote for D – incredible photo!!!!

Jess - May 15, 2008 - 10:53 am

Vote for photo D. Beautiful!

stacey - May 15, 2008 - 11:11 am

I vote for D

Paula H - May 15, 2008 - 11:15 am

I love “D”! Awwww, new beginnings.

Elizabeth - May 15, 2008 - 11:18 am

I vote for photo D – love it!

Angie20 - May 15, 2008 - 11:23 am

D

Shay - May 15, 2008 - 11:28 am

I like pic d – its so tender seeing the fragility of the baby birds.

Trish - May 15, 2008 - 11:29 am

I voted D. Great picture and definitely shows spring and new life!

Bonnie - May 15, 2008 - 11:37 am

I vote for photo D.

Brandi - May 15, 2008 - 11:58 am

birdie pic “D” is wonderful!!

kristin - May 15, 2008 - 12:04 pm

Photo D is amazing!

Chrissy - May 15, 2008 - 12:07 pm

I have to vote for D…. it’s not just a beautiful picture, but it’s probably the thing that makes me think of spring first! Birds, nests, laying eggs, hatching…… all the first signs of spring here and boy is that always a welcome sight!!

Arika - May 15, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Photo B!

Shelley - May 15, 2008 - 12:48 pm

I vote for D!

Jen - May 15, 2008 - 1:23 pm

D has the most level of difficulty and the most unusual relevance to the theme!

AC - May 15, 2008 - 2:12 pm

Another vote for D

Holly - May 15, 2008 - 2:48 pm

Photo D – the birdies!

Kimberly Sieler - May 15, 2008 - 5:44 pm

I really like Photo D. It is raw and beautiful at the same time.

andi - May 15, 2008 - 6:48 pm

I vote D!

Kristin - May 15, 2008 - 9:35 pm

I vote for B

Tammy - May 16, 2008 - 10:51 am

How precious….absolutely positively D

jan - May 16, 2008 - 10:53 am

Great pictures, but have to choose D for the Spring theme……baby birds are Spring

alan b - May 19, 2008 - 6:11 am

I’d have to choose B, absolutely gorgeous the blossom feathered around the monument great!!

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