Orphan Photos 2 - Photography Contest [44 entries]

BW Tree Picture

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This contest is for those "bad" photos that you just can't delete. The ones that are "technically" NOT very good. The ones that you hide away but keep coming back to because they speak to you. They have that "something" about them that vividly expresses a mood, feeling, thought or action so well (or so you think) that they creep into your soul and grab you. This is your chance to show them off ... don't worry about the fact that they're blurry, noisy or skewed (beyond photoshop straightening) if they have something to say now is the time for them to SAY IT!

When judging these photo's the viewer should look for the emotional impact in the photo not the technical expertise! Sometimes it is the lack of technique that makes them work so well.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

m0nm0n: i'm little bit confused ( 5 years and 2241 days ago )
MnMCarta: it would really help in voting if people would put a description as to why they feel it's an "orphan photo". ( 5 years and 2239 days ago )
WYSIWYG: I just see a lot of photo's which in my opinion are not really orphan photos.. ( 5 years and 2238 days ago )
meatman: I agree with the above. a percentage of the entries need to be red-flagged as not being on theme. At the very least, IMO, we need the reasons why the author deems the photo unworthy. And the photo should speak for itself as to why the author likes it. ( 5 years and 2238 days ago )
FallingHorse: How does one vote for the best crap photo out of our files? ( 5 years and 2234 days ago )

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BW Tree - created by riady

BW Tree
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/44Score: 67.3% (38)10431 views

I tried to delete this image for many times, but whenever it's going to happen, I always stop my action. I just feel that I might not be able to capture similar sky again as well as the lighting nuance

EDITED: I categorised this image as an orphan because of the distracting elements of the road sign and some building at the near bottom edge as the "bad" elements (5 years and 2240 days ago)

Flying Bird - created by riady

Flying Bird
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/44Score: 65.8% (31)12014 views

I wish that I could capture it a bit more focus with no tree behind it - I like the way the bird spread its wings against the blue sky

EDITED: In fact the shot was captured a bit too far, and when I crop it, it starts to pixelate in order to reveal the details of the flying bird (5 years and 2238 days ago)

Farewell - created by Greenacres

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/44Score: 64.9% (25)13457 views

This is one of those photos that I really dislike and keep hidden. Ellie was my dream foal and she was very special to me. I lost her to a tragic paddock accident not long after this photo was taken. (5 years and 2242 days ago)

spaghetti western - created by sande1001

spaghetti western
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/44Score: 64.8% (20)13265 views

No, me gusta del todo la fotografia, pero me trae buenos recuerdos cuando yo trabajaba como especialista de spaghetti western (5 years and 2238 days ago)

nameless - created by emilymnewell

Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/44Score: 64.7% (15)11583 views

(5 years and 2242 days ago)

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