Winning, and then losing National Geographic photo of the year...

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Pelao, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Oops ... still, I like the way he says "well, I should have read the rules properly"

    Makes me wonder if the Salon Contest adjudicator should be requesting original raws :biggrin:
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    "Rules are rules"....... poor guy. At least he got a great story out of it.
     
  4. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Yes. And it doesn't take away from the power of that photograph, or his cool and effective decisions in making it.
     
  5. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Maybe I'm having a hard time comprehending the blog, but I'm confused. Is cropping not allowed? If its not, how would anyone know if an image was cropped unless EXIF data was required? It appears he didn't crop, that he digitally removed(brushed out) the bag.
     
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    He got into trouble after sending in the original, unaltered jpeg image as proof of authenticity.
     
  7. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Cropping is not the issue - it was removing the bag. As I understand it, if he had simply cropped he would have been OK. Except of course that the composition would have been different.
     
  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Ouch. Rules are rules. But if the action does not break the spirit of the rule ...

    Nice photo nevertheless!
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
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  10. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    I actually liked the plastc bag. It's a great photograph and story anyway.
     
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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Marlof is right.....I would have cloned it and made a sea of plastic bags.
     
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  12. Harry Fisch

    Harry Fisch New to SC

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Spain
    Good evening (here in Spain at least). I just logged in to the forum and wanted to thank you all for your comments.
    I am the photographer that won and lost :) :-( the National Geographic 2012 photo contest... I have finally learned that I better read carefully the rules next time. It seems that my very personal interpretation of the norms were not shared by the jury...
    In any case, should you need any help if you plan a trip to a remote area, do not hesitate to contact me. I will gladly share with you my experiences.
    Regards, and thank you again for dropping by my Nomad Photo Expedition Blog.
     
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  13. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It's extremely cool of you to have dropped in, Harry.
     
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