Old New Diptych - Photography Contest [10 entries]

Then 2008 to Now 2011 Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Everyone has photos that when they look back at them you think "I should have done it differently". Well, here's your chance to change your "mistakes". Take a photo of yours and redo it, put it side by side with the old one and let us see the results!

For this contest you may use one of your old entries, since this contest is about improvement. All of us have improved since the time we first joined and this is a perfect opportunity to show off our improvements. However you don't HAVE to use one of your old entries, it can be a shot never before seen on Pxleyes.

Required level: 17+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: locksmagic

xogx2002: Wonderful! ( 5 years and 1428 days ago )
rbsgrl: Great, I just spent 2 hours taking another photo and learning how to put them side by side just to notice that this is level 17 and I am only a 16!! UUUHHHGGGGG!!!! ( 5 years and 1426 days ago )
secretsather: Ya, this contest is only for 2 registered members..... ( 5 years and 1426 days ago )
secretsather: @rbsgrl, you're not good enough to participate in this contest apparently. ( 5 years and 1426 days ago )
rbsgrl: Really??? I really hope you are being sarcastic and not just a jerk! ( 5 years and 1426 days ago )
jeaniblog: There are 54 members at 17+ level...nearly there rbsgrl!
Great prize money on this one.. ( 5 years and 1425 days ago )
locksmagic: @ rbsgrl, if in the event that secretsather is not being sarcastic you certainly should not take that comment to heart. Your work is continuing to get better week by week. In fact I suggested this contest with people like you in mind. When you came here you didn't know nearly as much as you do now and your work has grown by leaps and bounds. I wish this contest would have been a bit lower level though so more could have taken part in it. I think at the very least you should make a forum post with your intended entry so that we can all see first hand how far you've come. ( 5 years and 1425 days ago )
rbsgrl: Thanks Adam! I am holding it to see if just maybe I gain a level on Sunday. If not then I definitely will put it in the forum. I was actually impressed with myself! It's people like you that help me get better. ( 5 years and 1425 days ago )
MnMCarta: um... RBSGRL!!! I can't even put sh*t together so you have to show me how! and um secretsather... might want to show if you are serious or being funny... not a lot of us take being rude to others as you may have been but if you were joking (cause I'm sure not many of us know you yet or your personality) then it would have been funny and raggin on muh girl would have been fun to join in...hehehe Mainly cause Locks has never said anything about me learning anything or improving

That's my saddest puppy face I can come up with. lol ( 5 years and 1425 days ago )
rbsgrl: MnM, I used picasa to put them together, used the collage maker. IDK if photoshop has that but if it doesn't then just download picasa for free! ( 5 years and 1424 days ago )
Derivatix: 17+ and the first entry is a mere change of crop of the same image? Have I misunderstood the goal? You don't need to reshoot an image, just a simple change in crop will do?
( 5 years and 1424 days ago )
rbsgrl: Oh well, didn't make another level so I will be putting my entry in the forum! ( 5 years and 1423 days ago )
kyricom: I need the rain to stop. Can't take my shot right now ( 5 years and 1422 days ago )

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Then 2008 to Now 2011 - created by MnMCarta

Then 2008 to Now 2011
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/10Score: 70.2% (82)5633 views

What I learned from this type of photography from 2008 until now 2011 is... (note: the pic on the left was taken when i first got my camera. It came with the 17-55mm lens. Thats all i had at that time. The other pic was with the 100mm macro which took some learning to use right itself)

1. Center focusing or just changing the focus point of the camera to all over to pin point a certain area you want in focus
2. A macro lens is needed to get the type of details I like to see and obtain
3. Working with contrast
4. Noise reduction
5. Cropping Limitations

What I learned since the second picture taken a couple weeks ago...
1. No flash on something in bright light unless you are at the perfect angle to not have more than one light circle in the reflection of the eye. (5 years and 1420 days ago)

Tunnels - created by jeaniblog

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/10Score: 66.9% (67)5449 views

Original shot July 2010 for 'Tunnels' competition
New version shot today in HDR.. (5 years and 1421 days ago)

Tree Grouping - created by jeaniblog

Tree Grouping
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/10Score: 64.5% (55)5838 views

Orinal entry to 'Mystic Woods' comp June 2010.
Re-shot in HDR and levelled with photoshop.. (5 years and 1420 days ago)

From 'In my home contest' - created by friiskiwi

From In my home contest
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/10Score: 64.1% (44)5050 views

What I have learnt, it's always a good idea to have a tripod handy. (5 years and 1420 days ago)

Different angle - created by maclu2iaf

Different angle
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/10Score: 62.9% (33)6354 views

(5 years and 1419 days ago)