A Foggy GOYA Shootout For The Crew ::

December 14, 2009 | GOYA Misc. Photos

It was a foggy day today here in Atlanta.  We don’t have many days like today to take advantage of shooting in the fog.  After lunch we had two choices, work on some copy shots for the show that is still installed in the studio or get off our arses and go shoot in the fog. GOYA stands for “Get Off Your Arse”.  It’s a project that I do from time to time. Not as much as I should be doing.  Today it was for anyone in the studio.

So our business manager, @sherriinnis, our intern, @robinshetler, my 10 year old son, Caleb, and myself went out for an hour to shoot in the fog.  It was all fun and games until we came back and I told everyone that they had to chose their best five because they were goin’ on the blog!

Since we have been in contest mode around here we are going to make this a contest! You tell us in the comments which photographer did the best job. A, B, C, or D.  The photographer with the most votes will get a $50 gift card to any place of their choice. If I happen to win this then I’m going to make them take me to lunch and pick up the bill!  Ha!  I just made the prizes up.  I like being the boss.  :)

BTW – The VisionMongers contest winners have been chosen and notified. We had 519 stories come in and Robin and Rhonda worked really hard to cull those down to the top 20.  We could easily have chosen hundreds of stories.  Meg and I got it down to the top 11 and Sherri had to be the tie breaker.  We will be sharing some of the stories here on the blog after Christmas.

Update :: The voting has ended! Photos and results after the jump.

All the photos after the jump ::

———— Photographer A :: Caleb :: 4th place ————

. . . ———— Photographer B :: Zack :: 1st place ————

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———— Photographer C :: Robin :: 3rd place ————

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———— Photographer D :: Sherri :: 2nd place ————

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Thanks for all the votes!  This was a lot of fun.

Cheers, Zack




Discussion

  • Phil Thornton said on December 14, 2009

    I like B’s photos best I think. My favorite shot is the first one from B, the power lines. Great stuff from all though.

  • Cindy Shaver said on December 14, 2009

    D

  • Zac Wolf said on December 14, 2009

    C is my favorite with my favorite image being the two people on the bikes.

    2nd favorite image by itself though is definitely the 2nd B photo.

    -Zac

  • Nicholas Franklin said on December 14, 2009

    Photog B. That second shot of his/hers is chilling for some reason. Very Silent Hill feel.

  • Rosie said on December 14, 2009

    D!!!

  • holly mccaig said on December 14, 2009

    photog D fo-sho. fav image is #2 of photog D’s. :)

  • Felix said on December 14, 2009

    Photograper “C”

  • Andy said on December 14, 2009

    I really like what Photographer C has done. My favorite image would be by C as well, the tree stump shot. Not sure how this was set up, maybe a TS lens?? I really like how the focus goes across the image!!

  • Jamie Owens said on December 14, 2009

    B

  • marc said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B has a nice eye for symmetry while Photographer C has a preference for selective focus.

    My favourite set is from Photographer B while my favourite image is D2

  • Steven said on December 14, 2009

    B Wins in my opinion. C was runner up. Really close call though. My favorite photo was B’s second one, with C’s second one down as runner up.

    These were a tough call. Great photos all around though.

    Today was a great GOYA day. Glad you guys had fun.

  • Max Lander said on December 14, 2009

    i vote for photographer B!

    althought i will say the image you used at the top of the post is my favourite…

    but yes, overall B!

    looks like a fun time.

  • Austin Cabot said on December 14, 2009

    Gotta strip the EXIF :o

  • Trudy said on December 14, 2009

    These are really nice. Although I like photographer D’s collection images the most, my favorite image is the last one for photographer B. I know exactly where that is from visits to Atlanta, though I don’t live in Atlanta, and when I view images of places, if it is somewhere I have been, I really connect to it. I like how the road is congested but leads to a simple foggy sky above. I also like the single man crossing the street.

    This looks like a really fun contest, something I might adapt with a few friends in a small online photography group that I have. Thanks for sharing…great post.

  • Brian said on December 14, 2009

    Definitely B.

  • Steven said on December 14, 2009

    Oops… I meant C’s with the church steeple as runner up. Man, I got in a rush. Sorry. Love that shot.

  • Karl said on December 14, 2009

    B

  • rc said on December 14, 2009

    1. B
    2. The picture with the shoe lace untied

  • Meghan said on December 14, 2009

    I wasn’t there today so I went into this not knowing who shot what. That being said, I don’t feel I can vote because I knew immediately upon seeing these pictures who shot what. And that isn’t fair.

    So, I humbly submit that you are ALL WINNERS. (gag)
    ;-)

  • Ryan said on December 14, 2009

    I like B the best. Love the last one of his/her series.

  • Jelani Memory said on December 14, 2009

    photographer B killed it. lovely shots

  • Sara said on December 14, 2009

    My vote is for photographer C. Favorite single image is of the 2nd shot of photographer D.
    The fog is just rolling in here so the morning is full of promise for me. Thanks for sharing.

  • Les Doerfler said on December 14, 2009

    Really tough choices. I’m going to go with Photographer B.

    Props to Photographer C for their perspective choices, A for the single coolest shot of the building disappearing into the fog, and to to D for taking the shots I probably would have taken.

  • Rachael Earl said on December 14, 2009

    B for sure, and B’s third image diptych with the birds on the wire was my favorite overall as well. I would put C as a close second.

  • Joshua Davis said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B.

  • Javier I Sanchez said on December 14, 2009

    For me, “B”. I would love to own any and all of those. Stunning.

  • Jason said on December 14, 2009

    I like Photographer c
    along the fence at I’m Guessing a school.

  • Matteo said on December 14, 2009

    I say B. I love the composition of the shots. My favorite is maybe the third or fourth I can’t decide.

  • Dave said on December 14, 2009

    My final vote is D. I also like B, but chose to go with D because as a series, it was consistent (BW) and at one location. Oakland Cemetery is a great location, add the fog and it gets more interesting. Wish I would’ve thought to do this.

    Great job by everyone. It was not an easy choice.

  • Eric said on December 14, 2009

    I vote B for overall, D a close second.

  • Sarah said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B is my favorite probably because I love that third shot with the birds.

  • Frank T said on December 14, 2009

    D.

  • antialias said on December 14, 2009

    Definitely B … He/she showed up with all the stories about fog. All his/her pick were outstanding.

  • matt s. said on December 14, 2009

    B!

    Matches my “eye” pretty closely.

  • Coleen Whitfield said on December 14, 2009

    I would have to go with Photographer B, though D was pretty close. I absolutely love the 3rd paring of photos of Photographer B’s! Captures wonderful color & imagery w the birds on the wire.
    Awesome idea with great results! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • joshua said on December 14, 2009

    i pick D!! and the one with the bench on the bottom left.

  • Paul said on December 14, 2009

    C!

  • Leslie said on December 14, 2009

    I vote for Photographer B :) Nice shots everyone!!

  • Nate said on December 14, 2009

    I have to go with B, but I also liked the composition of D’s photos. My favorite is definitely B’s last photo of the man crossing the street.

  • greg said on December 14, 2009

    Hands down, B.

  • Will said on December 14, 2009

    For me “C” had the better set of images but my favorite was the second to last on in that set. I like the tree branches with the steeple in the background. It seems like it was a bit of a monochrome day there as well.

    Also, can’t wait to read the winning stories.

  • Shane said on December 14, 2009

    I like B images. All were good though. My favorite image was the guy walking across the street with the big “PARK” sign.

  • Doug Hall said on December 14, 2009

    Best Set – D

    Best image – Image 2 from D’s collection

  • Jeff said on December 14, 2009

    Gotta go with Photographer D for overall with D-2 being my fav photo.

  • Mark said on December 14, 2009

    I’m going with my first gut instinct: Photographer B – Stellar job. Nice use of the secret ingredient fog (wait, that’s Iron Chef.

    Especially like the overpass/lights image.

  • Chris said on December 14, 2009

    D. Their second image is fantastic.

  • dario branco said on December 14, 2009

    B

  • Terry Moore said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B wins. I like their 3rd pic the best.

  • James Moes said on December 14, 2009

    D!

  • Martin said on December 14, 2009

    I like the compositions by Photographer D.

  • susieq3c said on December 14, 2009

    Have to go with “B” for the minimalist-ish (not a word, I know) approach…and all the mystery. But “C” was a very very close second. Favorite image is #3 of “B”

    I love the GOYA idea!

  • Lou said on December 14, 2009

    I have to go with B on this one… Although I do like C’s shallow depth of field, and A’s urban-ness, especially the last one. :)

  • Kevin said on December 14, 2009

    B gets my vote!

  • Squeeker said on December 14, 2009

    I vote photog C. And my fav of that is C’s 4th image… although photog A’s 3rd image I really really liked too. Great stuff all around though! =)

  • Mike Hall said on December 14, 2009

    My vote goes to Photographer B; I really like the third image.

  • Phil said on December 14, 2009

    C

  • Yannick said on December 14, 2009

    I have to go with C.

    Nice variety of styles, good use of DOF and color – or lack there of.

  • Freddy.O said on December 14, 2009

    B it is for me.
    The pic with the birds on the electric wire, and the colorful “eye” is my fav, keeps you on trying to figure out what it is.

  • Hank James said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer A for sure. My favorite in that series is without a doubt #4. I’m also digging #2.
    My second favorite though( I know you did not ask for it, but…)is photographer B #4.

  • Daros said on December 14, 2009

    Oh fudge these are great! I vote Photographer C – that 2nd to last shot is the shiz!

  • Rusty Bryant said on December 14, 2009

    I like Photog D. For some reason I like cemetery photos, I think its for the historical aspect. Favorite photo is the 2nd one down in the D field (lone bush with the moz in the background).

  • Bixby said on December 14, 2009

    Man, these are some really great pictures. So I should first say that all 4 shooters here did an awesome job in their own creative ways. But the winner, in my humble opinion, is Photographer A. Being a huge fan that I am, I think Zack is the one responsible in producing the set-A pics. To me, he just seems like a dude that would purposely pick up a fisheye lens for this kind of project. Now tell me, am I right, or am I right? Peace!

  • Brandi said on December 14, 2009

    Hard choices! I’m choosing p Photographer B because those are all images I would hang in my living room but my favorite image from all of them is the first one from photographer C…I can practically hear the tires on the wet sidewalk and hear the laughter of kids with that one. Love it and would definitely hang it.
    B

  • Ryan said on December 14, 2009

    I would have to say B.
    Pretty tough call though :-)

  • Beau Mitchell said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer D.

    With A coming in a close second.

    This is my fav photo of the bunch: http://www.zarias.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/D_003.jpg

  • Darryl said on December 14, 2009

    All are really great….

    But Photographer “B” winds to me the power line shot, the guy crossing Peachtree Street are just fine art like but simple.

  • Darryl said on December 14, 2009

    sorry…. I meant wins

  • Bradley Austin said on December 14, 2009

    I think Photographer B is the most interesting to me with the color diptych. It stands out from the rest since its color and its just interesting with the lines. All 4 photographers had at least 1 image that was really interesting to me.

  • Spencer said on December 14, 2009

    Very hard to choose, but B gets my Vote.

    C4 is very very nice, someone should frame that.

  • Doug Robertson said on December 14, 2009

    b.
    First shot of b is likely my favorite of that set, but singular image is probably the one at the top of the post from photog A

  • Bixby said on December 14, 2009

    Wait, wait! I take that back. Photographer C is Zack’s!!!! The compositions are screaming ZARIAS!!! But I still vote for Photographer A!

  • DB said on December 14, 2009

    B.

  • Amy Weiland said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer C overall.. with a special mention for the 2nd photo of D.

  • SteadyEddy said on December 14, 2009

    B. Composure and Composition.

  • Rob said on December 14, 2009

    1: D
    2: B
    3: C
    4: A

    Very difficult with good shots by each. Also different styles and subject matter for each. Fun idea, all winners in my book!

  • Ed Hidden said on December 14, 2009

    Close race, but I would give the edge to B. I like the composition of the first two shots and the misty feeling. It’s feels kinda ghostly.

  • Ainslie said on December 14, 2009

    B for sure, I loved them!!!

  • Clintg said on December 14, 2009

    I vote for B.

    Like B’s first shot best too.

    Honorable mention to D.

  • Jeff Ambrose said on December 14, 2009

    Gotta go with B.

  • Warren said on December 14, 2009

    I like both B and D but B wins for me.

  • Jennifer said on December 14, 2009

    Definitely B. Beautiful compositions.

  • Kyle said on December 14, 2009

    B, when all the shots are judged as a collection. But the best shot is the second one by photographer D. My wife likes Photographer D and her favorite shot is the second shot by D. All the shots are Great and I would have to give C an honorable mention. I looked several times before deciding between B and C. I have a guess which is Zack and which is Caleb but I will wait for the voting to close.

  • Ian said on December 14, 2009

    B is the strongest set of images. B wins.

    C is Zack.

    I’m going to guess Caleb wanted to use the fisheye.

    Difficult to choose a favourite shot, but with slight bit of perspective correction in PS, B5.

  • Paul Pratt said on December 14, 2009

    Ahh a tough one…but I say Photographer B, in particular images 1 & 3.

    Photographer C is a close second for me. Great work from all involved.

  • Jim said on December 14, 2009

    D (as in “Delta”)

  • julie said on December 14, 2009

    Photog C

    B is a close 2nd

  • Ajja said on December 14, 2009

    B ;)

  • Amber said on December 14, 2009

    I’m definitely going to have to go with B. My favorites are shots #2 & #4 – I can’t decide! Such cool use of whitespace.

  • Ryan said on December 14, 2009

    Photog B is my pick. B#2 is my fav image out of all.

    Awesome project! Makes me want to GO-MY-A

  • John W. MacDonald said on December 14, 2009

    B

  • dave said on December 14, 2009

    C-4 my favorite shot…also C-1…so i guess it is C.

  • Samantha said on December 14, 2009

    B! That power line image and the bridge one below it. LOVE!

  • Israel Zenteno said on December 14, 2009

    D… love the photos! All are great but D is best!

  • dave said on December 14, 2009

    C homes. C for sure. The rest need to go back to class, yo.

    Your pal,
    Daff

  • craig said on December 14, 2009

    b

  • Robert said on December 14, 2009

    D

  • david said on December 14, 2009

    C on the overall,
    the stumps for the individual

  • Sheryl said on December 14, 2009

    B then D for me.

  • Mica said on December 14, 2009

    B!

  • kettlepot said on December 14, 2009

    i say b, although d’s were nice, too. overall, b had more of a foggy vibe. love the street scene of the guy crossing the street (last B shot). a didn’t play with the fog enough, c’s shots seem random and missed a few exposures (too muddy or just off), d had some really nice shots, too, but b topped em.

  • Casey said on December 14, 2009

    B is my favorite. There last two images are stronger than any of the rest.

  • brando said on December 14, 2009

    A’s picture used at the head of the post might be my fav. All of B’s images were great…. I mean top notch… I mean I would hire the person. D’s 3rd pic gets an honorable mention.

  • Jen AKA Jupiter said on December 14, 2009

    My fave photos are by photographer D.

  • Danielle said on December 14, 2009

    I vote Photog B.

  • Michael Gowin said on December 14, 2009

    For me it’s a toss-up between B and C. B’s first two are lovely. I’m particularly drawn, though, to C’s third and fourth images, though, so: C.

  • Cliff said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B all the way.

  • michelle said on December 14, 2009

    B…beautiful compositions.

    #1 in that series is my favorite.

  • John said on December 14, 2009

    I vote for B.

  • Bryan Mitchell said on December 14, 2009

    B

    Cool Idea

  • Isaac said on December 14, 2009

    B in my books

  • Matt said on December 14, 2009

    I’ll pick B, not sure what’s going on the third of B’s though. Composite, or some cool mirror trick?

  • Jennifer said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer A had my favorite single shot (the one you used at the very top), but Photographer B had my favorite set of photos.

  • Camden said on December 14, 2009

    C. I love the shoe lace on the bike.

    If it wasn’t for that one picture I would have voted B

  • Emily said on December 14, 2009

    Overall, I think C is the best. Although I liked a lot of D’s shots too.

  • Emily J. said on December 14, 2009

    My favorites as a whole would have to go to photographer C… though some of my favorite shots were from the other choices, I just felt photographer C had the MOST good shots… here’s how I broke it down, pretty much a list of my favorite shots from each…

    Photographer A- #1 and #4

    Photographer B – #3

    Photographer C- all but #5

    Photographer D- #2 and #4

  • Norton Zanini said on December 14, 2009

    Although my Favorite of All is the First B, for its minimalism the whole selection of D is just as I like, love B&W. My vote goes to D.

  • Jon said on December 14, 2009

    My vote is for B. Favorite shot is the man crossing the street. Love it. This reminds me, I need to GOYA again.

  • Eleanor said on December 14, 2009

    B! Most definitely. That said, I do like D quite well also.

  • Irina said on December 14, 2009

    Photog B overall! Seems to have a “zen” type thing going on… But I like D’s 3rd photo down.

  • Mattbeaty said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer C, closely followed by B.

    Well done, and kudos for getting off your arse!

  • Spencer said on December 14, 2009

    C overall with my favorite being C’s first close up of the single rider with untied laces. I have a reaction beyond ‘nice photo’ to it… and I like that.

  • Melissa Blue said on December 14, 2009

    I think B speaks to the fog the best…

  • zack said on December 14, 2009

    Some very interesting thoughts and guesses coming out of this!

  • Steven said on December 14, 2009

    Got to be D

  • Steve Kalman said on December 14, 2009

    B, shot number 1.

    Not by much, though. Each had one I liked, B had 2, but of them #1 was my favorite.

  • Ray said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B is my vote. My favorite photo is B’s bridge photos.

  • Barton said on December 14, 2009

    B wins for me due to the power lines and the colorful shot with the birds on the wire. Both made me stop a look very closely. Both for different reasons.

    Jealous that you got out and shot on a day like today but I was indoors with Cross and RC at the Kelby Training seminar here in Atlanta which was excellent.

  • robin said on December 14, 2009

    I vote for “R”! Oh wait…

    Love how this has turned into a ‘how well do you know Robin’ game for friends and family. (No worries though – in the infamous words of the Go-Gos, my lips are sealed.)

    Being an intern rocks.

  • Rhonda said on December 14, 2009

    I like C. :)

  • Jessica said on December 14, 2009

    I have to vote C because of the second to last photo. However B, did the best job over all. None the less C’s image took my breath away. I am going to look at it for the 10th time now.

  • Salina said on December 14, 2009

    Voting for C.

  • Luke said on December 14, 2009

    They were all good. C gets my vote.

  • David Getsfrid said on December 14, 2009

    D for their second image.

  • Jenn Galloway said on December 14, 2009

    I LOVE B! The first one of B is SPECTACULAR!

  • Jeff Clemons said on December 14, 2009

    Very tough call…their all very nice in their own way but if I had to pick one, I would go with B. because it has a little bit more of an artistic flair to it.

    A. was just a little to much fisheye for my tastes but still good. C and D would have both been a tie for me but the creative use of the lines in the objects really put B for my first choice!

  • Sunith said on December 14, 2009

    I vote for C.

  • EMaster said on December 14, 2009

    I vote for B. In particular B #3 is just an awesome shot — the muted colors and design are very graphic, which I love.

  • Scott Coulter said on December 14, 2009

    This is really tough. The overall conclusion is that y’all are one darn good bunch of photogs. Tell Caleb to keep up the good work.

    I’m gonna vote D, but it could easily go another way. Lost count of how many times I scrolled up and down through those images.

  • Zak Schwank said on December 14, 2009

    B fo sho!

  • Les Doerfler said on December 14, 2009

    Ooohh…I want to play the “Where’s Zack?” game too.

    After going back and forth, I’m going to guess C is Zack with some kind of Lens Baby thing going on, A is Caleb rockin’ the fisheye, and whoever B is (Sherri or Robin) has a graphic design background.

  • Andi Vantrees said on December 14, 2009

    Best overall: Photographer “D”. Loved every single one of those shots.

    Of the others, my favorites were:

    Photographer A: #4
    Photographer B: #4 & #5
    Photographer C: #4 & #5

    Great shooting by all, and for one of the photographers to be a 10yr old…fantastic job. That’s a gifted photographer even though I haven’t a clue which are his.

  • Jesus Sanchez said on December 14, 2009

    I vote for C
    Favorite C #1

  • Tim said on December 14, 2009

    I’m going with B – the birds on the wire sealed the deal.

  • Rick Wenner said on December 14, 2009

    I’m goin with B. These photos just stuck out in my mind a bit more than the rest.

  • Ben said on December 14, 2009

    I vote B. They really made great use of the fog.

  • Stuicide said on December 14, 2009

    I’m going with B myself. It was close, enjoyed all of them.

  • rian said on December 14, 2009

    in order of good to better.. A, D, C, B.. B wins it for me.. :)

  • altmix said on December 14, 2009

    photographer b, easy.

  • Leigh said on December 14, 2009

    I like Photographer B

    2 favorite shots…

    last one of B
    2nd one of D

  • Rich C said on December 14, 2009

    For me, photographer B. I liked photographer D as well, but B.

    I skipped all the comments as I just don’t want to know how the voting is going. :) I think there were good shots from each, but B is it for me.

  • Molly said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B. It was hard between B and D I love the bench photo in D’s work! But I like more photos of B’s- especially the freeway. Haven’t seen that before.

  • Evan Rogers said on December 14, 2009

    B

  • anita said on December 14, 2009

    I’m going for C … love the DOF :)

  • Jase said on December 14, 2009

    My vote is for D

  • Erin S said on December 14, 2009

    I like the solemn feeling of D. Definitely fits the assignment.

  • Craig Maunder said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B.

  • Matt Palmer said on December 14, 2009

    Photographers A & B both used a 5D Mark II. Reading between the lines (probably incorrectly) I think that Dad loaned his son the camera.
    Photographer C used an EOS 30D and photographer D used a D3. I’m not sure any of that is relevant but it passed a few minutes.

    On content and execution alone I’m going for photographer B.

  • aMT said on December 14, 2009

    Being the theme is foggy shootout, so I say Photographer B is the one.

    The photo of birds on wire (second one of B’s) keeps catching my curiousity.

  • Nick Korolis said on December 14, 2009

    I Enjoyed D’s photos the most. Especially D1 & D2. An honorable mention goes to C1 as well.

  • Matt Golden said on December 14, 2009

    I say A.

  • Agustin said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B…

    Fav image is the last B image.

  • derek lapsley said on December 14, 2009

    im personally going to have to go with photographer b. i love the lines fading into the nothingness of the fog. diggin the perspective and tilt shift of c though, close second for me.

  • Mark Leo said on December 14, 2009

    My vote would be photographer B. I love the mood and the composition of those shots the most.

  • Kathryn L said on December 14, 2009

    Photographer B, for overall winner, they showed off the fogginess really well, but I love the second last image by Photographer A for best image overall.

  • Tara said on December 14, 2009

    Overall as a series I liked C the best.

    For best image that I like over all would be D image 2.

  • Eric said on December 14, 2009

    Photog “B” rocked the feeling of quiet. I loved the moody quality and overall aesthetic. Photog “C” would have been the runner up in my book. I honestly thought it would be any easier choice but all 4 of you had images that I liked.

  • i.n.galbraith said on December 14, 2009

    B…without a doubt in my mind.

  • Adam said on December 14, 2009

    I really liked B’s second shot, but will vote for C, as I thought they were the best set.

  • Jake Rohde said on December 14, 2009

    I like Photog B the best, with the diptych images of the birds on a wire as my fav overall. Close second is B’s last photo of the man crossing the street.

  • Thomas Plattner said on December 14, 2009

    firstly B.
    secondly D
    thirdly C
    fourthly A

    regards PlaTo

  • Kim said on December 14, 2009

    Ill take D for 1st, then B 2nd I like 3 shots in D and 2 shots in B. Those last 2 in B dont do it for me. Each set has great shots in it.

  • Jesper Malmkvist said on December 14, 2009

    B – #5

  • Kendra said on December 14, 2009

    I like B’s pictures best overall for using the fog, BUT, my fave pictures is D’s picture of the two dog walkers.

  • cindee bae said on December 14, 2009

    B took my breath away.. Cliche but true.. sigh.

  • Glyn Dewis said on December 14, 2009

    Ok, I’m going with Photographer ‘C’, although I’m not liking this ‘judging’ lark…not an easy choice ;o)

    Cheers,
    Glyn

  • Daniel said on December 15, 2009

    I’m going with ” B “, and my favorite is his( her ) first photo ” the power lines”…

  • George S said on December 15, 2009

    I like B the best

  • Ozbon said on December 15, 2009

    I’m going with D – love them.

    Favourite two? The first two of D’s set

  • Jessica Cudzilo said on December 15, 2009

    B for me.
    Favorite photo though was the one of the trees with the steeple in the distance. Unreal!

  • moritz said on December 15, 2009

    my favourite is Mr. (or Mrs.) B – in terms of “shooting in the fog” i.m.h.o. it’s the best capture of fog as a threedimensional object, that can add depth and romance to your average city scape. My runner up would be A. Both, C and D have added a layer of drama (C with the tilt-shift, D with choice of location), that wasn’t necessary or possibly even counter productive to showing the mood of the moment.

  • andrew said on December 15, 2009

    B first D second

  • Marco said on December 15, 2009

    i like B.

    A & C have too much of the same effect (fishey & tilt/shift).

  • Gordon said on December 15, 2009

    B for me….excellent!

  • Tuffer said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B.

  • Billy said on December 15, 2009

    Photog B for me. Good stuff. My favorite shot is the third shot – some sort of reflection. I’m trying to figure it out, but it’s 2am in Dallas, and it’s making my brain hurt…..

  • Jesse Bone said on December 15, 2009

    my vote is on photog “C”, tilt-shiftyness……love it :)

  • Mark Cornwell said on December 15, 2009

    B nailed it.

    Interesting challenge. I may have to do some GOYA myself!

  • Enrico said on December 15, 2009

    My favourite pictures are from B, and the last is the one I prefer.

    Next one is C for me, but B just stands out in my opinion.

  • eyal yessod said on December 15, 2009

    D
    Although there are some photos I like from c.
    It was easier if you could choose specific images and not just a photographer …

  • alex said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer C.

  • Cody said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer C

    My favorite is the kids on the bikes, then as they get closer you see the one has his shoelaces untied..

  • Govind said on December 15, 2009

    Loved B as a whole but I think C edges B out with the shoelace snap (C1).

  • Lies said on December 15, 2009

    B is for me the overall winner. With C as a close folower.
    But my favorite single picture is D2.

  • Garry said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B nailed it for me. Nice compositions, well executed in all. Favourite image would be the last one of that section with the guy crossing the street.

  • Billy said on December 15, 2009

    Ok – just went back and read the comments after voting, and it seems a lot of people are intrigued by B-3. Ok, maybe not a lot, but more than just me.

    DOF does strange things when photographing reflections, and my first thought was that this was some kind of reflection.

    A second look leads me to believe that the first photo was taken, then the focal point was changed and a second – almost identical – frame captured. The second frame was then manipulated (i.e. flipped horizontally) and placed adjacent to the first frame.

    Whoever shot that should be required to explain….

    I’m not sure why, but I hope that it was captured in-camera exactly the way it appears in the post. Either way, tomorrow I’ll be working on a GOMA project myself. And I’m taking my 10-year-old with me.

  • lou h said on December 15, 2009

    B – not only a personal preference for the images but because they made most use of the fog. And B4 is just gorgeous – that perfect amount of office lights in the top left.

  • claas said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B, third picture (because I can’t figure it out)

  • Bram said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B for sure, for all the same reasons that Garry here mentioned.

  • Richard said on December 15, 2009

    B, no doubt. Although I have a sneaking suspicion it’s you…

  • Roland said on December 15, 2009

    photographer B and my favourite is the one with the powerlines from B

  • Noel said on December 15, 2009

    It has to be photographer C, but its a close thing! the church spire swung it

  • Ashley Border said on December 15, 2009

    B.

    This set makes the most of the fog. A clear winner – well a kind of overcast winner really!

  • Rebecca said on December 15, 2009

    Fave photographer is B

  • zed said on December 15, 2009

    B, D and the shoelaces

  • Nas said on December 15, 2009

    I vote for B.

    I’ve got a strong feeling that those are your images, Zack, but that’s not why I chose them.

  • Frank said on December 15, 2009

    I vote for ‘B’ mainly because if the last picture.

    It only needs one to make your day and this is certainly one.

  • Michael Hultström said on December 15, 2009

    I’m sorry to say I am going to be completely unoriginal and say photographer B.

    The power lines are really good, and the bridge is not at all shabby.

    B is the only one who made any real use of the fog. But, of course Zack said that that it was a shoot out in the fog, so I was expecting foggy pictures. Maybe I liked the others less because of that?

    Well, B anyway.

    /M

  • JWS said on December 15, 2009

    I vote B and D would get my second choice.

  • Mark said on December 15, 2009

    Overall D,

    Single best – the last of B.

  • francesca said on December 15, 2009

    B !!

    for my favorite image, second and third from B.

  • POINT357 said on December 15, 2009

    B for me – seems to have the most considered composition – though C is very close. I think B might be Zack, nobly passing up the fisheye and tilt-shift. Can’t decide my overall favourite though. It’s between B2 & C1. Hell, share it out: C1.

  • Radu said on December 15, 2009

    I like most the set from Photographer D.
    The favorite picture from that set is the second one (small tree with the fading church in the background).

  • Toby Clark said on December 15, 2009

    B for me. Fav photo the two buildings and the tree.

  • Simon said on December 15, 2009

    No contest; photographer B by a country mile

  • Amanda Keeys said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer D! Sooo gorgeous. Although I am probably slightly biased toward those because I love shooting in the cemetery myself.

  • Marianne Taylor said on December 15, 2009

    B

    Love the birds on a wire diptych.

  • Janine said on December 15, 2009

    B…love the abstract quality of them.
    Can we buy prints?

  • Richard H said on December 15, 2009

    B

  • Lewicka said on December 15, 2009

    Definitely B :)

  • Hang said on December 15, 2009

    B – and power lines – captured the zen simplicity of fog.

  • Mark said on December 15, 2009

    B-1st
    D-close 2nd

  • Lledrith said on December 15, 2009

    I like the content of D’s series. So, D it is for me.

  • Ian said on December 15, 2009

    A was too bendy
    B started well and fell away
    C had a couple of shots I enjoyed

    D is my pick for the overall best

  • Ron Warren said on December 15, 2009

    Gotta go with B – great lines, great composition

  • Terri said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B.

    The lone tree between the two building is my favorite.

  • hanswurst said on December 15, 2009

    D

  • Sam said on December 15, 2009

    B wins, with the second image by B being my fave.

  • Char said on December 15, 2009

    I liked “D”‘s photographs the best. Although I loved the shot of the boy’s shoelaces dangling–good catch!

  • Jase said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B – love the 3rd shot – nice colour for such a drab day

  • Manuel said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer C – i like the diptych.

  • James said on December 15, 2009

    B, but it was close.
    Favorite – tough call, I’m going with B2 for composition and capturing the foggy atmosphere.

    What am I looking at in B3? I can’t get my head around the focus shift between left and right hand sides of the image. Unless it was a double exposure?

  • George Place said on December 15, 2009

    D Captures overall feeling of the day.
    !st image minus wires at top.

  • nick said on December 15, 2009

    B

    Loved the shots and best captured the fog feel.

    I did like a lot of the others!

  • Chad said on December 15, 2009

    D overall

    D2 the best.

  • Megan Case said on December 15, 2009

    I vote B (fav is the one with the birds), with C as a close second. It’s crazy how much the fog turns Atlanta into a completely different city….

  • Kate Wilhelm said on December 15, 2009

    I vote B.

  • Charlie said on December 15, 2009

    B stole it for me, it’s a really cohesive series, but the power lines are just sumblime.

  • Kate Baumgartner said on December 15, 2009

    Photog C. My favorite image is C1.

    Thanks for the motivation to shoot when conditions are not ideal.

  • JJP said on December 15, 2009

    Great idea, and a good job all around!

    Winner: B
    I think B made the best overall use of the fog. It’s a toss-up between beautifully stark B1 and the diptych. I love them both.

    Bonus points to C for tilt/shifty goodness.

    D: mausoleums and celtic crosses + fog + B&W? bit of a ringer, innit? ;)

    A3 fully deserved the lead pic spot, though — a great capture.

  • Kenny B said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer “B”. Very nice stuff. Strong.

  • Tom Q said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B

  • Beki Tillotson said on December 15, 2009

    Oh they all are so lovely it’s so hard to pick!
    D for me! <3 All of the images are related to each other and tell a wonderful story. Although the first shot seems to soften up the hard dramatic feel of being in a cemetery, the other images make up for it.

    All the images
    remind me of one of my favorite video games: Silent Hill. Totally kickin'.

    And James [231.] I believe that B3 is a diptych. That is where you place two images side by side or one above the other. It's accepted in most art competitions as one image :]

  • Beki Tillotson said on December 15, 2009

    Oh they all are so lovely it’s so hard to pick! D for me! <3 All of the images are related to each other and tell a wonderful story.
    Although the first shot seems to soften up the hard dramatic feel of being in a cemetery, the other images make up for it.
    All the images remind me of one of my favorite video games: Silent Hill. Totally kickin'.

    And James [231.] I believe that B3 is a diptych. That is where you place two images side by side or one above the other. It's accepted in most art competitions as one image :]

    * Beki is correct. Diptychs typically count as one piece. That was allowable for this contest of ours providing the two images worked well together.

  • Jeff Powell said on December 15, 2009

    Each had their money shots, but for me, C took the cake.

  • Jamie said on December 15, 2009

    I also pick Photographer B, but I was very tempted to select D. Nice work to all of you, though!

  • David said on December 15, 2009

    photographer B, by a nose. i love the bike shots from C.

  • Tamara L said on December 15, 2009

    Tough choice but will go with D

  • Alexandra said on December 15, 2009

    This will be very interesting – I had a hard time choosing one, but I think photographer B.

  • Elisabeth said on December 15, 2009

    I think this could be a personality test…

    My favorite is “D” and I love image #3 – that empty bench tells a story. Who is just off camera that has just gotten up or is about to sit down?

  • Tim Rogan said on December 15, 2009

    Overall I’m going with A. I gave two marks for ones that really made me look. One mark for one that stopped me. That diptych intrigued me but there is an odd focus plane on both of those – blurred in photoshop?

  • Marc Pritchard said on December 15, 2009

    B all the way.
    Great idea Zack!

  • Chris said on December 15, 2009

    I think they were all good but my favorite was Photographer B and the 4th shot of the buildings. I just love the nice clean lines.

  • Brian Davis said on December 15, 2009

    It’s hard to choose, but I vote for B. The shots are creative and you can definitely tell they really paid attention to their composition. To me they seem to really capture the mood of the foggy day. That shot with the abstract design and powerlines is amazing.

  • Matt Connors said on December 15, 2009

    C

  • Brian Mauter said on December 15, 2009

    B. Really love the overpass shot in the fog.

  • Charles Allen said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B.

    A goes a little overboard with the fisheye. I really like the tilt/shift effect with C, but the subject matter doesnt do if for me. D has great composition, but the graveyard isnt something that makes me happy.

  • Josh said on December 15, 2009

    Definitely B!!

  • Michael Erb said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B takes it for me. Those pictures remind me of a project I was working on using photographs of common objects to make abstract art. They are beautiful.

    B1 is my favorite image.

    Would C care to share the lens or effect used to get the 4×5 Tilt/Swing look?

  • Mary Beth said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B stands out for me–these photos evoke feeling. Beautifully done!

  • Matthew said on December 15, 2009

    Close call between Photographers B and D, but the mirrored color photograph by Photographer B takes the cake. Nicely done.

  • Dom said on December 15, 2009

    Photog C

  • Otto Rascon said on December 15, 2009

    Photog “D” kinda blew me out of the water with the first image of the shrub and church in the background.

  • damien said on December 15, 2009

    B

  • Julio Arboleda said on December 15, 2009

    B for me is the one.
    and favorite image is… B1

    GREAT WORK ALL!

  • Stephan said on December 15, 2009

    D!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike Gavin said on December 15, 2009

    I have to go with D. D1 is a favorite. But everyone of the shots stood on its own and were great.

  • Paul said on December 15, 2009

    B, although I like the two “city” shots of A. But B, I think.

  • NoelS said on December 15, 2009

    Since Photog A isnt getting much love then ‘A’ it is.

  • john said on December 15, 2009

    I vote D as a series. Tight and consistent even if it’s not groundbreaking shots. For a single shot I like C’s diptych of the bicycles. The rest were dang good, these just spoke a little louder to me.

  • Jon Uhler said on December 15, 2009

    B for the win…..

  • JD said on December 15, 2009

    Photog B handles fog….the best.

  • Jamie I said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B best captured the assignment. Each photo specifically deals with the fog [and does it well!]

    My favorite pic is photographer Ds third for its creepy emptiness and vastness.

  • Dennis Pike said on December 15, 2009

    Definitely B. the 2nd shot of photographer B is my favorite.

    The kids on the bikes are really god too

  • Rebekah Pope said on December 15, 2009

    D is my favorite!

  • Brett said on December 15, 2009

    D for me, although I liked all the following: A3, B1, B5, C1, D1, D2, D3

  • Will E. Stylzz said on December 15, 2009

    I hate to choose only one, because they are all good; but I am digging Photog D. I like the use of dramatic shadows and usage of depth of field (and lack thereof). Congrats to all… fantastic takes.

  • chris.h. said on December 15, 2009

    I have to go for photographer A. There are some great images here but Im a sucker for a wide angle lens and straight things that go ‘bendy’!!!

  • nicole said on December 15, 2009

    B brings me into the fog.

    But my single favorite image is C’s first – the bicycle diptych. The perspective is so fresh.

  • Bryan said on December 15, 2009

    Photog A, image 3… moody. I like.

  • josh e said on December 15, 2009

    Hands down… C

  • Myles said on December 15, 2009

    I think Photog B gets my vote. I also like B’s #3 photo. Very interesting use of what could be ordinary- to make it extraordinary.

  • Peter said on December 15, 2009

    Photog B takes it overall, with D a close 2nd.

    and best shot is the Power Lines, by Photog B.
    Photog C’s chainlink fence is a close 2nd.

    cool “contest”.

  • Ira said on December 15, 2009

    B

  • Rudolf said on December 15, 2009

    B wins hands down… great usage of the fog, great usage of lines and the tones in the B&W are great… but then again, that is just my opinion.

  • David said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B with Photographer D coming in a close second. I really enjoyed the first two in Photo B’s collection. An I love the splash of color in the third.

    *Side note how did Photo C achieve that diagonal depth of field?

  • Dylan said on December 15, 2009

    I think I will have to go with photog “B” as my favorite, although Photog “A” was a close 2nd… :)

    Great work ALL the way through though…

  • Stephanie said on December 15, 2009

    It’s really hard to pick, but I think overall C is my favorite. As for favorite individual photo, I’m diggin the last one in B (B5 I think). The guy in the bottom left corner is what does it for me.

  • Phil said on December 15, 2009

    I think A was Caleb, B was Zack, C Robin, D Sherri. I might have Robin and Sherri backwards.

    I like B (I think Zack) and it captured the fog really well. but of course I’m a fan. But C – using the lens tilt. MMMmm I liked that a lot. So my vote is C.

  • Chris MacDonald said on December 15, 2009

    I think B won this round.

  • Bill said on December 15, 2009

    They were all really good, but if I had to split hairs and choose it would be B.

  • Robert said on December 15, 2009

    Tough call for me between B & D…

    B is the winner for me.

    All the photographers did very well!

  • Tom said on December 15, 2009

    I almost picked C because of the life and color of the first two. They stand out a lot in this crowd.

    But the composition and overall quality of every image gives my vote to D.

  • JCorbin said on December 15, 2009

    I gotta vote C, but D was right there… If it wasn’t for C’s 3rd, D would have had it with the cross.

  • Jeff said on December 15, 2009

    My vote goes to D. The photo of the bench is, I believe, the best of the bunch. I liked the depth, comp, and the fog in that one a lot.

  • Michelle said on December 15, 2009

    Seriously… it’s B all the way! All are very inspiring, though. Love the GOYA shoots!

  • Ákos said on December 15, 2009

    My vote: D.
    Reason: if you look at the 5 pictures together, it has the harmony but at the same time diversity.

  • TimR said on December 15, 2009

    It’s B for me to, for the goal of “shooting the fog.” That first pic of the power lines really grabbed me and stayed my fav (I like minimal stuff). D’s photo of the bench is a close, close 2nd fav though. I imagined someone sitting there, looking at the tombstones. It’s touching. Enjoyed ‘em all though, thanks!

  • kristie kulik said on December 15, 2009

    I’ve got to go with B.
    I love the third one in their series, with the birds on the wire.

  • Neil said on December 15, 2009

    Got to be a toss up between B & D. I particularly like the eeriness of B’s freeway shot.
    Having been through them again, B gets my vote.

  • John Pennington said on December 15, 2009

    Over all I like ‘B’ the best, also liked ‘A’.

    Favorite shot was the birds on the wire from ‘B’. Like the concept and execution.

  • Ben said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer “B”.
    And my favorite shot is the last one, the street.

  • Gail said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B gets my vote; they made the most of the fog. And B1 is my favorite photo, though C1 was a very close second.

  • Chris said on December 15, 2009

    D – Since it is Fog GOYA, best fog shots.

  • Zlatko said on December 15, 2009

    B has immediate and uncompromising impact. As others said, all are above average, so thumbs up to everyone!

  • Nathan deGargoyle said on December 15, 2009

    B No D No B No …..

    Arrrgggghhhh!!!!

    Ok B but only just. D1 ia a great photo!

  • Spencer said on December 15, 2009

    D, I think it makes the best impact of the fog. The park bench at the entrance is my choice for the top honors.

  • Allison said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer C and the 4th photo. Beautiful work everyone!

  • jared said on December 15, 2009

    my vote is too photographer D.

  • Danny said on December 15, 2009

    B!!!

  • Jason said on December 15, 2009

    I like Photog C the best, particularly the church steeple through the trees. Though to be honest they are all good.

  • edd carlile said on December 15, 2009

    Only the 3rd shot from photographer A speaks to me.
    Nothing else moves me.

  • Jason Paige said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer C wins best in all around. But photographer B’s Last images is the best of show.

  • Matthew Walton said on December 15, 2009

    It was a close call, but Photographer B definitely wins for the shot looking down the street with the parking garage and the man walking across the street. It has a very classic feel to it and kept my interest the longest. I keep finding more to look at every time I view it. Great work from all the photogs! I need to do this sort of thing more!

  • Mat said on December 15, 2009

    B – without a doubt

  • Ryan said on December 15, 2009

    Got to go with Photographer B here.

  • Emily said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B – I love all of them.

  • Dan Morales said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer D

    Love the bush in foreground with the shrine in the background.

  • Ray Spencer said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B gets my vote. That last photo’s of B’s has me hearing mournful jazz on a Sunday afternoon

  • Manfred said on December 15, 2009

    That was a really hard decision!

    I vote for A because the the shots 3 and 5 are very expressive.

    B1, D1 and D2 are also outstanding.

    I guess that Zack is B and Caleb is A.

  • Matt H. said on December 15, 2009

    They are all wonderful, but “B” stands out from the rest.

  • Scott Nickell said on December 15, 2009

    All great images, but “D” edges out the competition.

  • Mike M said on December 15, 2009

    D

    #2 is amazing. I can’t stop looking at it.

  • Adam said on December 15, 2009

    Gota be C. Mr. Fisheye lost me. It was almost B but i kinda fell for the Lenzbaby.

  • Daniel Solorio said on December 15, 2009

    I’ll go for photographer “B”

  • James Arendell said on December 15, 2009

    I´ve only got a minute as I´m busy, but “B” drew my attention immediately.
    James

  • Mike said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B gets my vote. The two first photos in their group really resonate with me.

  • fotoaficionado said on December 15, 2009

    B

    But also I like

    4A
    3C

  • Brady Puryear said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B for sure……

  • Jonathan said on December 15, 2009

    D

    but B 1 is my favorite

  • Danny Klimetz said on December 15, 2009

    B – All the way!

    And B-3 is definitely my favorite!

    Awesome job

  • Megan said on December 15, 2009

    B for me. Love the 2nd image

  • Geoff said on December 15, 2009

    B

  • Ian Mitchell said on December 15, 2009

    B, hands down! Powerline shot from B is outstanding.

  • Jason said on December 15, 2009

    I’m going to say D.

  • julien caudron said on December 15, 2009

    B for me!
    I especially love B1 and B3!!

  • Teresa said on December 15, 2009

    2nd and 3rd pic by D are my faves. B’s mirrored image with birds on wires is another fave.

  • Gabe said on December 15, 2009

    B takes my vote.

  • Tom Dubridge said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer “D”. The one with the park benches rocks.

  • moritz said on December 15, 2009

    hey, are we witnessing a landslide victory for mr./mrs. B here? :)

  • Thatcher D said on December 15, 2009

    B
    I keep going back to the fourth on one B’s.

  • Christopher said on December 15, 2009

    It’s close between D and B, but I’m going with D.

  • Jeff said on December 15, 2009

    B – digging this set the most for the foggy/moody feel.

  • Chung Nguyen said on December 15, 2009

    D. The second image is my favorite.

  • Matt Cope said on December 15, 2009

    B for the win! But nice shots all round.
    Matt

  • Andrew said on December 15, 2009

    C is my favorite

  • Vanessa said on December 15, 2009

    B!

  • Kevin said on December 15, 2009

    Photog D Rocks!!

  • Derryl said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer A

  • Martin said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer D!

  • Jon-Marc Sawatsky said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B had my favourite photos.

  • Anna Ely said on December 15, 2009

    B! I can feel the fog when I look at them.

  • Brent said on December 15, 2009

    B but my favorite is the first from D.

    Nice job!

  • KCV said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer D!

  • Levi said on December 15, 2009

    I’m going to have to say B. I like C but feel they’ve relied on TS a little too much for my personal taste. They’re all great though.

  • David said on December 15, 2009

    B wins with a close second going to D, closely followed by C then A.

  • Raymond said on December 15, 2009

    “B” gets my vote. I especially like B’s 4th shot, the vertical of the building in the fog… like the way the interior office lights at top left juxtapose with the jumble of winter branches at bottom right.

  • djaka said on December 15, 2009

    D is my fave!

  • Nicole said on December 15, 2009

    B!

  • Bill said on December 15, 2009

    C get’s my vote overall however the dark shot with the tower disappearing into the fog that A took is my overall favorite!!!

  • Cinghialino said on December 15, 2009

    1)B
    2)D
    3)C
    4)A

  • Alex Baird said on December 15, 2009

    Photog C. Nice Lensbaby work.

  • Roon said on December 15, 2009

    B totally has IT! There was a point of view and a mood in each photo…and my fav overall was the pairing of alternately focused images by B. Great contest!!!! I’m goin’ GOYA tomorrow!

  • Nghia said on December 15, 2009

    I would say B did the best job with his/her unique observation. Personally I like the 1st and 3rd shots of B :)

  • Bernie said on December 15, 2009

    D and D#2

  • Denny Wells said on December 15, 2009

    Shooter – D

    Image – B1

    I think I need to GOYA more often.

  • Greg Widmeyer said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B is the clear winner. picture 5 is the best with the man walking across the street, its ethereal…sort of Cartier-Bresson.

  • Dana~from chaos to Grace said on December 15, 2009

    I LOVED D!! It was really hard because all of them had strong photos, but ultimately, I’m a sucker for a spooky cemetary.

    The photos were cohesive and the B&Ws were very consistant.

    Gosh, my favorite is probably D1, although I really liked A3′s as well!

  • Suze said on December 15, 2009

    C

  • Alex DiFiori said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B’s first 2 images are my favorite from the entire post. They really capture the atmosphere perfectly without screaming FOG in your face.

  • Isaac said on December 15, 2009

    I chose D as my fav set. It was the most consistent to me. Photog A came a close second. My fav photo out of all of them is D-3. Feels like scene from “28 Days Later” heh.

  • Laura said on December 15, 2009

    Photographer B
    Favorite picture B’s #4-man walking across street.

    Good job all!

  • Hubert said on December 16, 2009

    D all the way. A foggy cemetary just creates this spooky atmosphere of the “un”known- death.

    But I think that photog B had two last photos which were great.

    Cheers,

    Hubert

  • Ben Grey said on December 16, 2009

    I have to also go with D. solid solid entries

  • Manfred said on December 16, 2009

    My winner is A, I like the expressive A3 and A5.
    Single best shot is B1.
    Best compositions:B

  • JJP said on December 16, 2009

    @Michael Erb
    “Would C care to share the lens or effect used to get the 4×5 Tilt/Swing look?”

    I do believe this is the Canon 90mm T/S lens. Something that’s been on my list of “Fun Camera Stuff I Want To Get After I’ve Gotten All The Other More Practical Camera Stuff I Want To Get” for a long time now.

  • Henry said on December 16, 2009

    B :)
    or C?
    Hmmm… hard to say…
    B!
    C…
    B!!!

  • Heinz said on December 16, 2009

    Here are the results of the austrian jury.

    1. B
    2. C
    3. D
    4. A

    cheers, Heinz from a foggy vienna.

  • Trevor said on December 16, 2009

    B – hands down.
    Favorite shot: #2
    Brilliant!

  • Alistair said on December 16, 2009

    Photographer B takes the honours foe me.

    There 4th shot : the tree between the skyscrapers has my vote for overall honours/.

  • Eric Ferguson said on December 16, 2009

    B

    But A had his moments: vertical fisheye on the buildings is sliiiiick.

  • Jonathan said on December 16, 2009

    My vote goes for photographer C

  • Sylvère said on December 16, 2009

    B

  • jodie said on December 16, 2009

    Definately C as an overall… I love the close ups and unusual views chosen…but the third image by photographer D is amazing.. beautiful composition… my eye is constantly drawn back to the seat in the bottom left corner.. love it.

  • Jamie said on December 16, 2009

    I’m going with photographer B.

    Single best shot tho is B1.

  • Greg said on December 16, 2009

    B

  • Greg said on December 16, 2009

    B is best.

  • Brian Grissom said on December 16, 2009

    Absolutely love B!

    B for sure.

    I say B.

  • Dave Shilling said on December 16, 2009

    My preference is B. I have a thing for seemingly unoccupied stretches of city. The one guy crossing the street is divine. Very cartier-bresson inspired, just further than he would have done it.

  • Pam Reed said on December 16, 2009

    Photographer B for the overall portfolio. Excellent composition, subject matter and exposure for fog. Photographer A for the single image…first one. An amazing very edgy and eery image. Love it!

  • Pam Reed said on December 16, 2009

    let me clarify…favorite single image is A’s first one on this post which is dark and appears to of a church with steeples.

  • Torsten said on December 16, 2009

    B nailed it

  • Nick Seeber said on December 16, 2009

    B for me – best photo was the first one of the power lines

  • lmphoto said on December 16, 2009

    i like d, and d2 would be my favorite. i like the little isolated tree/bush.

  • thejonesboy said on December 16, 2009

    ‘D’
    D3 is the best pic

  • Curtis Moore said on December 16, 2009

    Love B!!!

  • Bliss (Esther) said on December 16, 2009

    D is my favourite but… are you serious that a 10 years old boy shot any of those wonderful pictures? AMAZING!!!! :) ))

  • Ginger Moseley said on December 16, 2009

    D, but I must tip my hat to the 3rd image in the B group… I could look at that one for a while.

  • daniel said on December 16, 2009

    another one for B

  • Andrew said on December 16, 2009

    B is the winner in my book

  • Petar said on December 16, 2009

    I like the overall work of photographer B.
    Favorite image – the 1st one of D

  • Derric Becker said on December 16, 2009

    My vote goes to photographer B, last photo.

  • CHecos said on December 16, 2009

    Photographer B, power lines

  • Ben C said on December 16, 2009

    I will have to go for D and the second shot in D is also my favorite. I will go a step further and guess that Zack shot these as well.

    All of the shots are nice but the D group seems to have more symmetry and thought in framing and the execution of best capture, in the compositions. Making sure that the park bench, in the last shot, is properly lined up against the frame kind of leads me to this and the choice of DOF, in the second shot, was also a clue. I can go on and on but will just add the fact that even the gateway, in the first shot, was lined up for perfect asymmetry.

  • Ben C said on December 16, 2009

    Edit: I meant the “park bench” in the third shot…

  • Ben C said on December 16, 2009

    For fun, I will guess a bit further: A Group photographer: Robin Shelter :B Group Sherri Iinnis: C Group Caleb and of course: D Group Zack

    Of course these are all just guesses and I don’t personally know any of these people.

  • Nicole G said on December 16, 2009

    I vote for photographer B.

  • Micah Taylor said on December 16, 2009

    Another vote for B and I totally hope it’s the 10yo.

  • Charity said on December 16, 2009

    Great all around, but I’m going to have to say: D (with the 2nd image of Photog D’s being my favorite all around)

  • Jamie said on December 16, 2009

    I’s hate to be the one to tally these votes! B did an awesome job with D in close second. Nice job!

  • Martin Nichols said on December 16, 2009

    D.

  • Paul said on December 16, 2009

    Photog B, Photo D3

  • Chris Biele said on December 16, 2009

    I go with D. Fave shot is the little tiny tree in front of the church with super short DOF.

  • Isaiah said on December 16, 2009

    Photographer B. I’m partial to #4.

  • Mike said on December 16, 2009

    My favorite shot is C.1 but as for who fulfilled the assignment of shooting in the fog the best I think I have to go with D. by a nose. I think the birds on a wire image in B is weak it is confusing to me. There is a fine line between ambiguous and confusing and I think it was crossed. Nice work everyone!

  • willem said on December 16, 2009

    C, no doubt. Tree branches overall favourite

  • Jess said on December 16, 2009

    Photographer D. I’m totally with comment no 413.

  • Ben said on December 16, 2009

    Photographer B!

  • dave ashcroft said on December 16, 2009

    Im lovin photog C and in particular the shot of the kid on the bike with the focus on the untied shoe lace. great work allaround , was there a lens baby perhaps in use or was it done in PS?

  • Kellie said on December 16, 2009

    Photographer D

  • Daryl Brewton said on December 16, 2009

    Photographer B for me!
    I like B4 the best of all the images shown. Love all the negative space above the tree, the clean lines of the building, and then the tree at the bottom. At first look, it has a Japanese type feel to it.
    Good Job!

  • Kevin said on December 16, 2009

    B- though it would be a ‘photo finish’

  • Chris McCooey said on December 16, 2009

    B is my overall favorite, but C is quite impressive too.

  • Mark Rubidge said on December 16, 2009

    My vote goes to Photographer B.
    Photos 2 and 5 in particular.

  • Alejandro said on December 16, 2009

    My vote for Photographer B, followed by D.

  • Che said on December 16, 2009

    B
    took best advantage of the fog. I think there should be a bonus prize for the pour soul that has to add up all the scores.

  • Natasha B said on December 16, 2009

    I like D the best. They used the fog to really create a mood. All the photographers had great shots but I liked D overall. Especially the shot with the bench in it.

  • Ron Dawson said on December 16, 2009

    My vote goes to D, as in Dawson. :) (But that’s not why I voted for D.)

  • Gemma Higgins-Sears said on December 17, 2009

    Photog B – fav image photog D image 3.. all 4 have an awesome collection….

  • Daniel Galang said on December 17, 2009

    B

  • Andrew said on December 17, 2009

    B.

    Especially B 3.

    Beautiful.

  • David Cox said on December 17, 2009

    Photographer C
    Best pic C1 (the biking kids)

    imho that is

  • Andy said on December 17, 2009

    They’re all good. But I’ll have to go with B as most of my favs were in there.

  • Henrik Bengtsson said on December 17, 2009

    I have to go for D aswell, with B as a close second.

  • Ken Tucker said on December 17, 2009

    I definitely am drawn more to the images in group C more. The shallow dof and lower shooting angles on some of the shots really makes them grab the viewer. As a theme D has some unbelievable imagery and I would without a doubt love to display some of it.

  • Tanya said on December 17, 2009

    Photographer B! I especially like the shot with the birds on the wire.

  • Raul Goncalves said on December 17, 2009

    B.
    and love B2
    great GOYA results for all

  • Mike Lutch said on December 17, 2009

    B buy a nose over D

  • David said on December 17, 2009

    B

  • Andrew said on December 17, 2009

    B

    ditto #425 Che

  • Sissel said on December 17, 2009

    This was tough. Overall, I was grabbed by photographer B.
    All were great. A favorite image of all is tough to choose as well. My favorite is the 5th image by photographer B.

    Can’t wait for the results!

  • caroline said on December 17, 2009

    I loved C’s bike shots.

  • eric langlois said on December 17, 2009

    B kilt it.

  • Eric said on December 17, 2009

    D is D.

  • Jwalker said on December 17, 2009

    B

  • ShellyP said on December 17, 2009

    It’s pretty tough to choose but I’m going with D.

    Fave pic is B’s second shot (of the highway with the lightposts on the right).

  • Dave said on December 17, 2009

    I would have to go with B. My favorite is #2. I do like all though. Great idea and even better that you did it.

  • Doug said on December 17, 2009

    I think photographer C is ZA and looks like someone is playing with a Lensbaby.

    I vote for C.

  • Jason said on December 17, 2009

    Overall, my vote goes to B. Very tough to choose though.

    My favorite individual photo would be a tie between A3 and B2.

  • linda said on December 17, 2009

    I have to say you win Zach for this idea. It’s so much fun. I just wish I didn’t have to scroll back up and down so much. I’m getting dizzy.

    I’m having trouble stealing away for my next appointment it’s so interesting reading everyone’s comments. What a great teaching tool to hear others’ comments on these photos.
    Everyone wins for the pure entertainment value and motivation this morning.

  • Heather said on December 17, 2009

    photographer D, and second pic by D for overall

  • Jessica said on December 17, 2009

    B!

  • Keith said on December 17, 2009

    I like B the best. I think Zack is C as he is using a Tilt Shift!

  • Randy said on December 17, 2009

    I’m liking photographer B.

  • erin antognoli said on December 17, 2009

    B. fo sho.

  • Brian Gudas said on December 17, 2009

    All good GOYA sets but I like D the best

  • Chad Pennington said on December 17, 2009

    I am torn between B & C but B is my Fav

  • Kristin said on December 17, 2009

    I vote B :)

    and I like the third one in the set best.

  • Bill said on December 17, 2009

    Definately A for me.

  • Andy Solaini said on December 17, 2009

    I got to give it to B. The set as a whole gives the best feeling of being in a big city in a thick fog. Shots 1 and 2 are very nice.

    Well done to all of the photographers though.

  • Brian said on December 17, 2009

    I’d give it to C.

  • Sue said on December 17, 2009

    Well, I’m going to be in the minority, but I like Photog “A”! I love that lens!

    This was very difficult to choose. All are beautiful!

  • Calvin said on December 17, 2009

    I like photographer D overall. I like D’s third image the best. They are all good though. Thanks for sharing.

  • Belén Spada said on December 17, 2009

    I vote for C photographer!
    The third one from him is my favorite!

  • Noel said on December 17, 2009

    Photographer B – last shot

  • Bryan said on December 17, 2009

    Photographer C – shot 4

  • Dan said on December 17, 2009

    I like D. All were good, but D held my attention more.

  • Travis said on December 17, 2009

    Photographer B is my favorite.
    All were great.
    Especially liked the two B&W shots from photographer A.

    B Won because of diversity and composition.

  • Györffy said on December 18, 2009

    B

  • Susan M said on December 18, 2009

    Photographer D . #2.

    Happy Christmas from down-under.

  • Arttriq said on December 18, 2009

    Yo you all,

    My fav is B – ho ever it may B

    enjoy your lunch Zack

    Patje @ the moment in Jordan

  • Dr. Amy Shumway said on December 18, 2009

    I am not a photographer but my boyfriend loves Zacks work. He wanted me to take a look at the photos and see which shots I thought were nice. Coming from someone outside of photography, I really like group C. In particular, the bike shot is fantastic and the area just focused in on in the last shot of Group C really takes you into the photo. Great work by everyone though!

    Dr. Amy Shumway

  • Ulmer Studios said on December 18, 2009

    I’m going with Photog B, D was close but I kept getting drawn back to B and wanted those as prints in my house!

  • Sarah said on December 18, 2009

    B.

    I hope your son wins! :)

  • Kyle Taylor said on December 18, 2009

    All of the photographers did a great job shooting in the fog, but Photographer C gets my vote!

  • Jose Betancur said on December 18, 2009

    B

    Makes me feel the fog.

  • Scott Jackson said on December 18, 2009

    All were good. But I am going with C. C had some nice, very moody pics. Lensbaby?? Anyhow, I am envious of your GOYA adventure. I saw the fog and was hoping for some GOOTO (get out of the office) time but I wasn’t able.

  • Catalina said on December 18, 2009

    LOVE photog B’s work :)

  • kkay said on December 18, 2009

    Kudos to you all, but I pick D

  • holly said on December 18, 2009

    B

  • Nico said on December 18, 2009

    My vote goes to D, good use of the fog IMO.

  • Steven said on December 18, 2009

    B

  • Chris said on December 18, 2009

    I think overall B has the best set, although I think each of you has some great shots there!

  • Chris Scott said on December 18, 2009

    B!

  • Frank said on December 18, 2009

    Great stuff but B wins it for me – Fog, mood and compositions

  • John Goldstein said on December 18, 2009

    I vote for “C”, but “D” is a close 2nd.

  • Eric said on December 18, 2009

    D: On composition and interest, it’s all there for me. I love the first three especially. Fog is a tool, not the subject.

    B: B does the best job of capturing the essence of the fog, and also has good balance. If Zach had said that the idea was to use fog as the subject, B would win.

    C: Nice composition studies with focus, but they’re not talking to me. Fog is just some wet in the environment.

    A: Studies in fisheye. Ok, cool, but A does know they’re out to take advantage of fog, right?

  • Eric said on December 18, 2009

    Oh, right. favorites: D’s cemetery walk, then B’s bridge-side

  • Lance Ingle said on December 18, 2009

    B and D have consistency on their side.

    But the 2nd one under B made the decision.

    B final answer.

  • melissa said on December 18, 2009

    I like them all but I think B wins for me , close call . My favorite is the street scene by B with the man walking across the street.

  • bryan lathrop said on December 18, 2009

    B! shots one and two, clinchers!

  • deb said on December 18, 2009

    D—love the set

  • A said on December 18, 2009

    I like C -

  • Black Cat White Cat PHotography said on December 18, 2009

    Contest is not fair :) Ordering matters.

    The first picture from B evoked emotions for me that would be hard to top for any image below it.

    If you swap between D & B, I’d say D may get more votes, since it also has a very strong set of images.

    My vote is for B though. B1 is the image that made my heart skip a beat. D3 is a runner up for me.

  • r-dean said on December 18, 2009

    Photographer B and my fav shot is also Photographer B’s 5th shot – of the street scene/man crossing the street.

  • Simon Andrews said on December 18, 2009

    A gets my vote.
    Although not as clean technically or compositionally, A is the only photographer not churning out the same old, same old. The oof color road shot doesn’t use the white line to lead into the image! How refreshing is that, lol. Yet it still has great texture, color and composition. The shot of the dark skyline in mist captures the mood of the fog better than any other image posted and the vertical skyscraper shot is strong too.

    All the other have a strong image or two. B’s street scene is pretty good, C’s bootlace shot is a great capture, and I agree I think that’s you Zach ;) , and D’s final image is good. No offense intended but, the rest, I feel I’ve seen before on flickr a million times.

    You should have let everyone head back out and take one more picture after telling them it’ll go on the blog. Just to see if anyone noticably raised their game. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Elaine said on December 18, 2009

    Overall, I liked photog B the best.
    But my favorite shot was one from C – the branches and the steeple.

  • Olivier Borgognon said on December 18, 2009

    I will vote for C

    Although i like a shot in almost each serie, C takes the lead on more shots than the others.

    Whilst i was looking at the shots i was trying to figure out which letter corresponded to which photographer and my belief is :
    A : Caleb
    B : Business Editor
    C : Zack
    D : Intern

    At the end of the contest it would be great to know who was who and have a little bit of information on each picture, what they were trying to tell us with the shot etc.

    Great fun your contests and ideas GOYA project, love it.

    (i believe that’s you zack

  • ATLDOC said on December 18, 2009

    B

  • ISabelle Chatellier said on December 18, 2009

    Choice is A because I like the idea that he shows shots from ground to sky, a complete vision and looking everywhere.

  • zack said on December 18, 2009

    Well, I think it’s a good time to end the voting! Sherri is counting the votes! Will have results in a few days. Thanks everyone for voting!

    Cheers,
    Zack

  • Victor said on December 18, 2009

    I pick B – pics had best feeling of a foggy day compared to the others. Many great pics though.

  • Jack Pope said on December 18, 2009

    They’re all great but I vote for B

  • Robyn said on December 18, 2009

    B….

    But great job by everyone

  • bojan said on December 19, 2009

    i vote for B

  • Saravmit Singh said on December 19, 2009

    I would like to vote for C

  • René said on December 19, 2009

    Close between B and D, but I vote for B overall.

    Image I like best is the shot of A which opens the article however.

  • Sherri said on December 19, 2009

    votes are tallied…. results to be posted shortly ;-)

  • opinion said on December 19, 2009

    the best picture is….B !!!

  • Denis said on December 20, 2009

    C for me

  • Pete Sutton said on December 20, 2009

    I am going to go with D. They are all nice work though. I force my self to GOYA as often as I can.

  • Michael said on December 20, 2009

    I thought D captured the mood of the fog the best.

  • Steve said on December 20, 2009

    D
    With a close second to B.

  • MIke said on December 20, 2009

    I pick B

    D was a very close 2nd though

  • Ian Weatherburn said on December 21, 2009

    C
    definitely. :)

  • Andy Glogower said on December 21, 2009

    Enjoyed them all, but I’ll choose D. And for my favorite, D’s 1st photo.

  • Leslie said on December 21, 2009

    I vote D. What a great way to shake off the blues a cloudy day will bring. :-)

  • David said on December 21, 2009

    If I were to follow similar guidelines as they do on Iron Chef, I will have to go with the one that best represented the secret ingredient/subject. (fog) And the winner of Battle Fog is…. Iron Chef B!

  • Tiberiu Wagner said on December 21, 2009

    I’m all about details. In my opinion C is the winner

  • Dan said on December 21, 2009

    Hepatitis B

  • Dustin Steller said on December 21, 2009

    1 – D (D, #3 is my fav)
    2 – C
    3 – A
    4 – B

  • brad said on December 21, 2009

    @olivier

    Hmmm….I actually think Zack is Photog B…

  • Daz K said on December 22, 2009

    B is the winner for the big first prize with his first shot taking the overall jury prize, but dam…if A’s second shot’s not a cracker also.
    I’m now going to GOMA.

  • Adrian Frost said on December 22, 2009

    Most are pretty good,but the last shot of B really stood out for me.

  • carrie said on December 22, 2009

    tough decision! i say…C

  • Tim said on December 22, 2009

    Initially, I leaned towards D but after closer inspection, the last image of B sealed it. The man jay-walking, contrasted and framed by negative space, makes this image, IMO. Decisive moment indeed.

  • Dave Jackson said on March 5, 2010

    Cool photos! I thought that the composition here was awesome.

    Dave




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