Monday, August 31, 2009

your opinion please

I entered a photo contest, the grand prize -- Film is Not Dead Workshop Scholarship. There are a few rules. You had to shoot film, and you were to capture Utah in one photo. I decided to be bold and try out my brand new Holga camera for the contest. After 2 rolls and some expensive processing these are the only 2 shots that even remotely turned out. (And yes I did have a minor heart attack when shuffled through a bunch of black pictures.) I had decided to not enter the contest, after all it should be your best work right? Mr. Reece convinced to just go for it, so I chose the first image that you see below.

Here's where you come in, do you think I should have submitted this at all? Can you tell what either of these images are and if so do they "capture Utah?" Should I have submitted the second image instead? Let's have it, your honest opinions.


Brit Warner said...

I love all of your pictures! You have a great eye for all things artistic! I like both of these pictures a lot. I am personally drawn to the second image the most, but both are great. I hope you win :)

Allison Tiek said...

Wow, Meikel! That Holga camera has such a sweet effect. And I'm so glad you entered because those are both awesome and what's the worst that could happen?

chelsea said...

GREAT stuff! I especially love the second one - very cool feeling to it. Good luck!

Carolina said...

i really LOVE both (i've just been learning abt/discovering holgas and those sweet effects)... I don't really have an opinion that counts in matters of photography (and, I am terrible at making decisions) ... but I really like the first one (love those flowers), though maybe -- with the little I know about UT-- i'd associate the second one more to it :)
Hope you are very well, Meikel!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

I like the one you chose. Way to be brave by using the Holga- I hope your creativity is rewarded!

[Morgan] said...

i honestly like both.
i lean toward number two because it's more my taste, but number one captures utah a little better i think.
good luck! i love your photography.