Thursday, January 3, 2013

a call for critics

Need some input from mis compadres in internet land- can yuse guys throw a dog a bone?

I'd like to throw (3) images Gink and Gasoline's way, see if I can win some schwag.

But what (3) you think? If you can help out- please select three of the below images and enter a vote in poll immediately below.

Thx for playing along!


awesome brown trout
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #2 below:
backcountry cutthroat trout
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #3 below: 
la junta red rio grande
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #4 below: 
san juan river rainbow
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #5 below: 
arkansas puterbaugh foam caddis
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #6 below: 
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #7 below: 
backcountry cutthroat stream
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #8 below: 
arkansas caddis fly fishing
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #9 below: 
rio grande cutthroat trout
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #10 below: 
backcountry cutthroat trout fishing
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #11 below: 
rio grande cutthroat trout
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #12 below: 
backcountry cutthroat trout fishing
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #13 below: 
colorado cutthroat trout
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #14 below: 
backcountry cutthroat trout fishing
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #15 below: 
backcountry fall brown trout
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #16 below: 
colorado cutthroat trout
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #17 below: 
brown trout
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012
Pic #18 below: 
san juan river rainbow
From Dry Flies Stoke 2012

15 comments:

  1. All those photos look great! man though, #9 is the top of my list! awesome

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    1. Thx SY- appreciate the input. I'm too emotionally tied to be objective here~. Mike

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  2. I think pics #1, #4, and #15 are the sharpest. If you need some more variety in your submission though I'd include #6 in place of one of the other three. Terrific shots.

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    1. I'm partial to the story told in #6 myself. Thx!

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  3. HI Mike, I picked #1, 10 and 11 although they are all award winners.

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    1. Howard, Jay- thx for weighing in! #1 is trending...

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  5. #9 is undoubtedly my favorite. After that I liked #15 for the colors and clarity (even though I'm partial to cutts) and #1 for some variety. The landscape pics are awesome, and places I would love to visit, but without a story they don't pop as much. All are great pics, and I'm sure they're tied to some great memories.

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    1. Kirk- thx for the tip, gets to heart of my quandary. They all evoke vivid memories for me, I have a hard time trying to evaluate them divorced of that backstory. #15 has been one of my fav's, glad to see it's trending. thx for taking the time to review~ mike

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  6. Hey Bro! I chose #1, #13 and #15. But I'd like to add #5 and not just b/c it's my awesome nephew. It shows true joy on the river. It was really hard to choose - they are all stupendous photos. Love, Jac

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    1. Hey Sis! #6 impressions match up with Kirk's & DD for telling a story, think I should keep that in mind for final selections. Love- m

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  7. Nice. Number nine works for me too. Color, composition, subject. Pretty fish that's trying to decide if it wants to be a cutthroat or a golden.

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    1. 'sup Lester! I have to agree with you on the colors of that juve, amazing. Thx for stopping by! mike

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  8. Hi Wulff,
    Some good stuff. Espeically like 6,9 & 15. #1 has potential, but could be enhanced with a tigher crop and work on the sky. I may have a few post processing croping/color/composition ideas if you want to talk about them.

    Nice work.

    Cheers,

    Geoff

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    1. Thx GM, used your advice to good effect- fingers crossed! Mike

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