Sometimes it's not as fun to share our less-than-spectacular images, but I do need help on this, if anyone can take the time to give me opinions.
The local camera club I belong to does something called a "summer shoot" every summer, while we aren't meeting. To keep people shooting in the summer, they assign eight subjects and then everyone submits their assigned subjects in a collection and we have a competition for the best summer shoot portfolio. I am NOT at all happy with what I have for several of my summer shoot categories, and I still have a bit of time to try to get some better shots -- particularly in the "Farms" and "Smoke Photography" categories -- but IF I don't get anything better and have to submit with what I have, I'd really like some feedback as to which images you think are best for each category.
Can you tell me for EACH category, which one you like best?!
LONG EXPOSURE category:
FARM category. Weird that I had so much trouble with this category, as we're surrounded by farms. But getting a good farm picture relies mostly on being out at the right time of day, which has not happened much this summer.
SMOKE category. What I wish is that I knew a smoker (!!!) who would let me do an almost silhouette portrait against a dark background, lit behind and to the side to catch the smoke... but alas, I do not. DH may help me with this idea, but using a candle or match rather than smoke.