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09/19/2011 02:22:24 PM · #1
Abstract

Abstract II
09/19/2011 02:25:07 PM · #2
Oh, thanks! I forgot to do this! Lol.

I looked through them already but forgot to post the challenges... Thanks for the links! :)

A flickr link for abstracts...
09/19/2011 04:39:44 PM · #3
there were some other abstract themed challenges too but i was too lazy to link them..hehe
09/19/2011 04:57:29 PM · #4
Abstract Motion

Abstract Emotion

Abstract Black & White

Abstract Food

Abstract Macro

Abstract Macro II

Abstract Macro III

And these might fit the abstract theme too:

Puzzle Macro

Puzzle Macro II

Puzzle Macro III

Puzzle Macro IV
09/19/2011 06:10:36 PM · #5
So now all the abstract haters will be struggling to produce a high scoring abstract. Or staying out of this one.
09/20/2011 05:15:06 PM · #6
ok, ok... i'm going to ask what i am sure will be answered by "don't take the challenge description too literal", but here goes...

the challenge description states

"Abstracts are about lines, shapes and colors. If it is recognizable as an object - it is not an abstract." [emphasis mine]

so, looking back at the previous Abstract challenges (excluding the puzzle macros), many of the top placers seem to me to be recognizable objects (eg., staircases, smoke, buildings), just photographed in interesting ways.

so, what gives?!

09/20/2011 05:29:21 PM · #7
Originally posted by mefnj:

ok, ok... i'm going to ask what i am sure will be answered by "don't take the challenge description too literal", but here goes...

the challenge description states

"Abstracts are about lines, shapes and colors. If it is recognizable as an object - it is not an abstract." [emphasis mine]

so, looking back at the previous Abstract challenges (excluding the puzzle macros), many of the top placers seem to me to be recognizable objects (eg., staircases, smoke, buildings), just photographed in interesting ways.

so, what gives?!


From the suggestion thread:

Originally posted by yakatme:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by Fiora:

I wish the description "If you can recognize an object, its not an abstract" wasn't apart of it. I personally think you can take abstract photos of things you can recognize.
But maybe thats just be


I agree with you 100%!! There are many beautiful architecture abstracts where I can tell what the object is but it's still an abstract. Abstract doesn't mean unrecognizable.


I was just looking to see if there was already a thread started where I could express that same opinion.

Here's a fantastic example of an abstract by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ursula in which the subject is recognizable.

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To whoever wrote the challenge description: Convince me that this isn't an abstract...and a great example of an abstract as well.
09/20/2011 05:30:26 PM · #8
Originally posted by mefnj:


so, what gives?!


I was just thinking myself that that was an awful definition of abstract.
09/20/2011 05:32:11 PM · #9
All the abstract challenges of the last had this description. Can we agree to ignore it once more?
09/20/2011 05:59:13 PM · #10
Just because you can recognize the subject, doesn't mean it's not abstract IMO.
09/20/2011 06:06:57 PM · #11
Originally posted by mefnj:

so, looking back at the previous Abstract challenges (excluding the puzzle macros), many of the top placers seem to me to be recognizable objects (eg., staircases, smoke, buildings), just photographed in interesting ways.

so, what gives?!


Look at three amigos front page, and look at the full description. Few voters read the full description, and fewer still will vote down a beautiful image that misses the challenge, relative to a less lovely image that fulfills all the requirements. Read the challenge title, and only use the explanatory wording as a guide if you need it; most voters will not use it to guide their votes.
09/20/2011 06:44:28 PM · #12
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

Originally posted by mefnj:

so, looking back at the previous Abstract challenges (excluding the puzzle macros), many of the top placers seem to me to be recognizable objects (eg., staircases, smoke, buildings), just photographed in interesting ways.

so, what gives?!


Look at three amigos front page, and look at the full description. Few voters read the full description, and fewer still will vote down a beautiful image that misses the challenge, relative to a less lovely image that fulfills all the requirements. Read the challenge title, and only use the explanatory wording as a guide if you need it; most voters will not use it to guide their votes.


And then you have me.. I'll slap a 3 on a beautiful shot if it doesn't indicate a clear understanding of, and compliance to, the challenge description....

I suppose that's because I can't stand people who cannot be bothered to read and understand the requirements. I am, however, in the minority.
09/20/2011 07:03:00 PM · #13
Originally posted by Cory:

I am, however, in the minority.


As am I, but like most minorities in a popular vote, I do not expect my vote to carry the day often.
09/20/2011 07:15:26 PM · #14
Cory, breathe and smile.
09/20/2011 08:15:50 PM · #15
Anything abstract!
It would be fun to see what people do with this.

That was my suggestion for the challenge topic. Simple as that.

"If it is recognizable as an object - it is not an abstract." Okay, so that's written into the description, but something that is recognizable to me may not be to you, especially if I present it as an abstract.
Or something abstract that I show you may look like something you think you recognize. Who knows?

Just do it.
09/20/2011 11:17:07 PM · #16
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Cory, breathe and smile.


Truthfully, I just dislike it when people disregard challenge topics...

In this case, I'm much more likely than usual to disregard them when voting, as I don't agree 100% that it should be unrecognizable, but rather, at least difficult to recognize... *shrug*
09/24/2011 06:56:59 PM · #17
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Cory, breathe and smile.


Truthfully, I just dislike it when people disregard challenge topics...

In this case, I'm much more likely than usual to disregard them when voting, as I don't agree 100% that it should be unrecognizable, but rather, at least difficult to recognize... *shrug*


The world according to Cory. Do us a favour Cory, don't vote please. :)
09/24/2011 08:10:38 PM · #18
Originally posted by one2one:

The world according to Cory. Do us a favour Cory, don't vote please. :)


Ya Cory, what is the idea of reading the full challenge rules and using them to inform your voting? Sheesh. It is much better to pretend they are all free studies.
09/24/2011 09:01:43 PM · #19
Originally posted by one2one:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Cory, breathe and smile.


Truthfully, I just dislike it when people disregard challenge topics...

In this case, I'm much more likely than usual to disregard them when voting, as I don't agree 100% that it should be unrecognizable, but rather, at least difficult to recognize... *shrug*


The world according to Cory. Do us a favour Cory, don't vote please. :)


I totally understand where you're coming from.... Reading is sooo very hard isn't it? Comprehension is even more wicked difficult.. My sympathies....
09/24/2011 09:08:04 PM · #20
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by one2one:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Cory, breathe and smile.

Truthfully, I just dislike it when people disregard challenge topics...

In this case, I'm much more likely than usual to disregard them when voting, as I don't agree 100% that it should be unrecognizable, but rather, at least difficult to recognize... *shrug*

The world according to Cory. Do us a favour Cory, don't vote please. :)

I totally understand where you're coming from.... Reading is sooo very hard isn't it? Comprehension is even more wicked difficult.. My sympathies....

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09/24/2011 09:22:57 PM · #21
+1 and this is way it's called a challenge. Read the description and try to come up with a creative shot which meets it.....4's for every shot I can figure out what it is...(with in reason)..Lol

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Cory, breathe and smile.


Truthfully, I just dislike it when people disregard challenge topics...

In this case, I'm much more likely than usual to disregard them when voting, as I don't agree 100% that it should be unrecognizable, but rather, at least difficult to recognize... *shrug*


edit: I haven't given 1-3 votes for years, just trying to make a point, 4's will be the DNMC score.... :-)

Message edited by author 2011-09-25 10:21:17.
09/24/2011 09:35:15 PM · #22
Originally posted by ace flyman:

+1 and this is way it's called a challenge. Read the description and try to come up with a creative shot which meets it......1-3's for every shot I can figure out what it is...(with in reason)..Lol

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Cory, breathe and smile.


Truthfully, I just dislike it when people disregard challenge topics...

In this case, I'm much more likely than usual to disregard them when voting, as I don't agree 100% that it should be unrecognizable, but rather, at least difficult to recognize... *shrug*


+1

People whine when the challenge description is ambiguous! This time the challenge description is quite clear so I will vote according to the description.

We all have our idea of what abstract is and it's easy to shoot an abstract but much harder to shoot something that is unrecognizable.
09/24/2011 10:06:58 PM · #23
Mine is VERY recognizable to me, but then I was there when I shot it.

Message edited by author 2011-09-24 22:07:14.
09/24/2011 10:25:25 PM · #24
Originally posted by Melethia:

Mine is VERY recognizable to me, but then I was there when I shot it.


+1 with an LOL
09/25/2011 12:12:24 AM · #25
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Mine is VERY recognizable to me, but then I was there when I shot it.


+1 with an LOL


Exactly my point.
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