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05/24/2011 11:05:12 PM · #151
This is going to be a difficult one... Not only shooting the photos, but voting for them too!
05/24/2011 11:16:58 PM · #152
45 minutes to go and I'm thinking this challenge should probably have been called "The Decisive Moment" rather than HCB. He certainly has a large body of work that is not decisive, but I bet anybody going for that is going to get creamed in voting and comments.
05/24/2011 11:19:15 PM · #153
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

45 minutes to go and I'm thinking this challenge should probably have been called "The Decisive Moment" rather than HCB. He certainly has a large body of work that is not decisive, but I bet anybody going for that is going to get creamed in voting and comments.

???? Two days and 45 minutes, unless I'm very confused. (That's possible.)
05/24/2011 11:20:24 PM · #154
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

45 minutes to go

Actually 2 days to go. It's a Friday morning (Thursday night/Friday afternoon depending on your location) challenge :)
05/24/2011 11:41:39 PM · #155
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

45 minutes to go

Actually 2 days to go. It's a Friday morning (Thursday night/Friday afternoon depending on your location) challenge :)


Sorry. My bad. Not used to these Friday challenges yet...
05/25/2011 12:40:27 AM · #156
Originally posted by clive_patric_nolan:

I'd hate for an image as wonderful as that to be voted down because people didn't think it met the challenge because it isn't black and white. For me it fits the challenge perfectly.


I don't know, Clive...Man-Boobs really look better in black and white...but in this case, I'll go with you on this one...;-)
05/25/2011 01:56:05 AM · #157
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

.....I'm thinking this challenge should probably have been called "The Decisive Moment" rather than HCB. He certainly has a large body of work that is not decisive, but I bet anybody going for that is going to get creamed in voting and comments.


Well, i suppose all challenges have some degree of leeway really and who knows how some people will view them. I mean, someone at the beginning of this thread looked at the given examples of HCB's work and decided that ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Coley was a perfect match which i can't fathom at all. As a voter i'm not that bothered about perceived DNMCs really though. I'll just go on what i think is a good image and trust the Bresson influence and link to the photographer.

Message edited by author 2011-05-25 14:41:46.
05/25/2011 09:43:31 AM · #158
These "in the style of" challenges are always a hoot. No matter what one chooses to enter, you will still get at least a couple of comments saying something like: "It's a nice shot, but this does not seem to capture either the spirit or style of HCB. JMO." The challenge will then be won by an obvious setup shot.

Message edited by author 2011-05-25 09:43:57.
05/25/2011 11:35:43 AM · #159
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

...I'm thinking this challenge should probably have been called "The Decisive Moment" rather than HCB. He certainly has a large body of work that is not decisive, but I bet anybody going for that is going to get creamed in voting and comments.


I'm curious to know what exactly IS the "decisive moment"...how mislead are we by this terminology?

HCB's Lens Captured More Than A Moment


Message edited by author 2011-05-25 11:35:59.
05/25/2011 12:03:19 PM · #160
I think the decisive moment has more to do with using negative capability to choose your shoot. It's not about snapping at the right microsecond, it's about letting your instincts guide your eye to an interesting place and time. And likely, away from the orthodox shot.

Btw totally agree with Clive about muur's shot - that's what stands out for me in many of HCB's photos - compartmentalizations, different worlds spinning at the same time in the same photo - yet with reflections or parallels between them. So often there are several stories in one photo. Damn hard to do as a candid or without an army of models.
05/25/2011 01:07:48 PM · #161
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

This is going to be a difficult one... Not only shooting the photos, but voting for them too!


I second the voting part.
05/25/2011 01:24:45 PM · #162
Originally posted by skewsme:

I think the decisive moment has more to do with using negative capability to choose your shoot. It\'s not about snapping at the right microsecond, it\'s about letting your instincts guide your eye to an interesting place and time. And likely, away from the orthodox shot.


Okay...I'll keep this in mind...:-)

Message edited by author 2011-05-25 16:06:59.
05/25/2011 05:13:25 PM · #163
Originally posted by EL-ROI:



Oh contraire... You really can polish a turd!!


OK Point taken - you can!!

But my other points still stand :)
05/25/2011 10:24:15 PM · #164
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/60000-64999/61315/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_952833.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/60000-64999/61315/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_952833.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Sky is blown out and too much noise. Should have used Neat Image and then a little Topez to fix this up. Sorry but can only give this a 3.
05/25/2011 10:36:10 PM · #165
Originally posted by kenskid:

Sky is blown out and too much noise. Should have used Neat Image and then a little Topez to fix this up. Sorry but can only give this a 3.

And that is exactly how I expect this challenge to go! If that was not already classified as a "great photograph" it would probably be in brown ribbon territory here.

Message edited by author 2011-05-25 22:37:36.
05/25/2011 10:40:19 PM · #166
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And that is exactly how I expect this challenge to go! If that was not already classified as a "great photograph" it would probably be in brown ribbon territory here. [/quote]


I hope not.

I hope people will be looking at the photo, and what it's saying, and not of the quality, I mean HCB photo's were not always of the highest quality.
05/25/2011 10:44:28 PM · #167
If one looks at some better representations of that image, one will see the sky has some detail and very few pixels blown out. The grain is not "electronic noise". It is grain from the film and/or processing. The image also has a magnificent tonal range. I know some people are just trying to be funny. Always trying to be funny.
05/25/2011 11:20:17 PM · #168
This DNMC because the name of the challenge is "Over the Fence".
If this had been a fence, I would have given you a 5 but since the men are looking over "A Wall" I can only give you a 3.

Also, the blob of trash by the curb is a real distraction. Good luck though.

' . substr('//www.heimophotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/02609_henri_cartier_bresson-600x404.jpg', strrpos('//www.heimophotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/02609_henri_cartier_bresson-600x404.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
05/26/2011 02:48:39 AM · #169
I predict loads of ducks and puddle jumpers!

The challenge calls for shots 'IN THE STYLE OF' not 'reproduce an image of'

I've looked at HCB's style of photograph and tried to extract the common factors that he used. I came up with short lens no flash and minimum set up almost candid and then tried to use that to come up with something.

I'm just saying...
05/26/2011 03:42:52 AM · #170
Do this, do that and than do this......BAH....just get out there and have fun with this guys. You have seen his work, now pretend you are him and just do it!!!
05/26/2011 03:52:27 AM · #171
Originally posted by Judi:

Do this, do that and than do this......BAH....just get out there and have fun with this guys. You have seen his work, now pretend you are him and just do it!!!


Best advice i've seen for ages, that's what i did and it made me realize how good he actually was.
05/26/2011 04:15:15 AM · #172
I agree. It was harder that it looked... Just sayin.
05/26/2011 05:43:28 AM · #173
Originally posted by Judi:

Do this, do that and than do this......BAH....just get out there and have fun with this guys. You have seen his work, now pretend you are him and just do it!!!


At last a rash of common sense breaks out!

It's supposed to be fun

I'm just saying...
05/26/2011 05:58:31 AM · #174
This thread has tainted the challenge... isn't there an unwritten rule that you are not supposed to talk about the challenges until they are over?? Anyone who does should be exiled... or at least shunned like an Amish teenager!
05/26/2011 06:11:21 AM · #175
Usually i avoid these pre-challenge threads like the plague. The challenge is 'Blue VII', someone posts links to all the previous 'Blue' challenges. Oh, great, now we all now what Blue is...etc. With these, 'In the Style of...' challenges i think some discussion is interesting and useful though if only because DPC as a whole seems to be lacking in interesting discussions about photography.
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