Distorted Perspective - Photography Contest [17 entries]

Evening in Paradise Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

The closer you get to the foreground of a subject with a wide-angle lens, the more distorted it will appear. This isn't bad. Dominant foreground elements that loom large in the frame compared to the background add visual impact to any composition. Your challenge is to use this technique to create distorted, but interesting, perspectives in a photo. The subject can anything, but works best with architecture.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: photogirl723

Artifakts: I don't know if I understand well the contest goals but ... I find that a lot of pictures here are out of theme ... no ? ( 5 years and 1494 days ago )
friiskiwi: I suggest you red flag the ones you feel are not on theme. Many themes can be hard to interpret, and we value input from the members. ( 5 years and 1494 days ago )
Artifakts: I don't know ... Maybe I'm wrong but am I the only one who doesn't see a lot of "foreground distortion due to the use of wide angle" ? ( 5 years and 1493 days ago )
rturnbow: Completely agree, distortion is not the same as perspective. It doesn't look like many entries are using wide angle lenses at all. ( 5 years and 1492 days ago )
Artifakts: Please moderators, could you help us ... ( 5 years and 1492 days ago )
friiskiwi: I might have been wrong about this contest too, they way I understood it, it was a question about using a wide angle to get a Distorted Perspective, meaning what was close to the camera would look large while the background looks tiny in comparison, the whole image will of course need to be sharp to give this illusion.
Many seem to have interpreted the goal as photographing something so what ever is closest to the camera is all out of shape.
Both may be correct, but I guess we need some clarification. ( 5 years and 1492 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Sorry not to reply sooner, it is to be distortion due to a wide angle lens usage. Although in some cases this may be hard to determine, it will be up to the voters to take this into consideration when voting. ( 5 years and 1492 days ago )
friiskiwi: So nothing to do with perspective ? ( 5 years and 1492 days ago )
Artifakts: Moderator, my opinion is that you might be more clear ... I know it's small prizes and I'm not here for those prizes, but this contest is rewarded ... The others no. I think it deserves more acuracy.
It's not so hard to determine what is wrong than what is right ... I imagine that, when you thought about this contest, you had a clear idea of what you wanted as pictures to be uploaded ?
And Everybody knows that the votes will not determine who is on theme or not if basicaly it is not clear.
Well ... Only my opinion, I don't know if I'm alone or not. ( 5 years and 1492 days ago )
Contest Moderator: I did not suggest the contest, so I had no idea of what "I wanted as pictures to be uploaded". Red flag images that you believe are Off Theme and they will be evaluated as to the merit of the theme. ( 5 years and 1491 days ago )
Artifakts: I was not talking to you personally (I even don't know who you are hidden moderator ^_^) but to the one who suggested the contest ... ( 5 years and 1491 days ago )

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Evening in Paradise - created by BeSea

Evening in Paradise
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/17Score: 68.7% (39)11201 views

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Gravel - created by filantrop

Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/17Score: 67.6% (33)13810 views

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Go ahead, make my day.... - created by Wayne Cheah

Go ahead, make my day....
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/17Score: 67% (28)10094 views

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Old Aegon Building - created by xogx2002

Old Aegon Building
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/17Score: 66.9% (22)11211 views

Took from across the street on the top level of a 5 story parking garage. The building stands at 549 feet (5 years and 1491 days ago)

Walking Bridge - created by xogx2002

Walking Bridge
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/17Score: 65.5% (16)15671 views

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