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03/23/2012 02:28:55 PM · #76
This challenge is like a combo of art 2011, street photography, abstract; all with a tendency toward minimal editing. This could be real doozie! I'm so excited about this challenge. My score will suck, frankly I don't care as the experience will be a lot or fun (not that getting low scores is new to me anyways) :-)
03/23/2012 03:04:14 PM · #77
I just had 3 falls while trying to ski with my eyes closed while taking photos. Not a good idea!! ;)
03/23/2012 03:07:32 PM · #78
Art says: "Blind Drunk = Eyes Closed"
and all my shots will be from a very low angle. like floor level.
03/23/2012 03:10:00 PM · #79
Originally posted by dyridings:

I hope too many people don't try and "fix" their photo with overdoing the editing. Great shots!


For bonus points I plan to pick any filters used in the same manner, blind.
03/23/2012 03:12:00 PM · #80
I've already picked my title (with my eyes closed) ";zlkshf ;okfsrd;OI" <-- if that doesn't spell ART, I don't know what does.
03/23/2012 03:12:14 PM · #81
drat, drat, drat!!! I completely forgot about this! I was out where I wanted to be for this challenge, helping a friend learn photography.

I forgot about the challenge!

poop.
03/23/2012 03:42:28 PM · #82
Originally posted by mike_311:

Originally posted by bohemka:

Why wasn't this in minimal rule set?!


very good point, change the ruleset. no editing! really make it fun.


agree, this really should've been minimal rule set.
03/23/2012 04:08:30 PM · #83
Originally posted by MargaretN:

I just had 3 falls while trying to ski with my eyes closed while taking photos. Not a good idea!! ;)

Unfortunately I just found out that I sprained my ankle doing that. Bugger!! I hope I can ski tomorrow! :(
03/23/2012 04:11:46 PM · #84
Originally posted by vawendy:

poop.

WTF, Wendy? This is a family friendly site.

...hey, how about a "plug your ears" challenge?
03/23/2012 04:30:05 PM · #85
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cutout and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' blindjustice have the right grasp on this challenge. Re-read their comments if you need to.

I won't be shooting with my eyes actually closed, as the chance I'll fall down and hurt myself, or worse - the camera, is pretty great. At my age, I'm not fond of the idea of breaking any bones, thanks! But I have been shooting quite randomly at random things, without looking through the viewfinder. It can be very liberating, allow angles you normally wouldn't get, for instance. Also gives you the chance to see without seeing through a viewfinder. I know that when I go out with my camera specifically to shoot for something, I DO see through my viewfinder. I miss a lot that way. This lets you see and hopefully capture the periphery.

As Jan says, if this isn't for you, it isn't for you. But try it - see if you like it. It is only one challenge. If you don't like it, sit it out and wait for the next one.

The whole point is to have fun, isn't it?
03/23/2012 04:30:52 PM · #86
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

Originally posted by dyridings:

I hope too many people don't try and "fix" their photo with overdoing the editing. Great shots!


For bonus points I plan to pick any filters used in the same manner, blind.

Hmmm. Very intriguing option!!
03/23/2012 04:32:42 PM · #87
self portrait with eyes closed, I'll likely only get a part of my face in the picture
03/23/2012 04:47:09 PM · #88
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by vawendy:

poop.

WTF, Wendy? This is a family friendly site.

...hey, how about a "plug your ears" challenge?


Just about spit soda all over my screen!
03/23/2012 04:51:31 PM · #89
I was must reminded of a quote..

"You Don't Need Eyes To See, You Need Vision"
03/23/2012 04:57:15 PM · #90
"You don't see with your eye, You perceive with your mind"
-Gorillaz
03/23/2012 05:00:39 PM · #91
I haven't been very active on DPC recently and have let my membership slide but this challenge will get my credit card out again. Best challenge idea in ages.

(mind you- i missed the Art of 2011 which looked like fun. I'll have a good look through those soon)

Message edited by author 2012-03-23 17:01:40.
03/23/2012 05:04:17 PM · #92
Hey, welcome back, Clive!
03/23/2012 05:12:54 PM · #93
Thanks Art. I've only been quiet for a few weeks though. Just seems like a lot longer for some reason.
03/23/2012 05:38:52 PM · #94
It's not a test of those who enter, it's a test of the voters.
03/23/2012 05:41:52 PM · #95
Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

Originally posted by Alexkc:

Originally posted by MinsoPhoto:

I am not a fan of minimal editing but this should have been the challenge to have it in, or at least have a special rule for no cropping.


+100000


I don't like minimal editing, but definitely think this one should be basic with no cropping. It's too easy to improve the composition afterwards in advanced.

I was excited to see the challenge, disappointed to see it was Advanced.
03/23/2012 05:42:52 PM · #96
I've been having fun today. I've taken 60 so far, and done all sorts of experiments. Without looking at the camera or subject I've: changed the focal length, changed the focus, changed the shutter speed, moved the camera and zoomed the lens during long exposure, stood in one place and shot up and down and all around, etc. I haven't seen them on the computer yet, but some look interesting in the camera.
03/23/2012 05:43:23 PM · #97
Originally posted by cutout:

Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Originally posted by cutout:

getting RIPPED out of your comfort zone might be a bit painful
sorry darlings, no esthetically high highfaluting monstrosity`s this time
put away your technique
and start having fun


Why is hitting your camera button 100 times without looking more fun than composing photos? I figures since this site is full of photographers, they would enjoy taking pictures the classic way (that is, looking at what you're composing), but hey, I'm not an arty high brow type so what do I know.


so this challenge is most likely not for you
thats alright :)


Not for me at all, but that wasn't my point. My point, question actually, was why would would you think people would "start having fun" in this challenge as opposed to others?
03/23/2012 05:57:13 PM · #98
Experimented with this today. It wasn't fun for me. And, I didn't like my results. I would not make a good blind photographer. I guess I prefer my serendipity straight up. We are entering our peak season (early), so I'll just work on landscape, wildlife, nature, etc. Normally, these days would be downtime due to wet/cold weather, but it's turning out to be primetime. That said, good luck to all those who want to play with this concept. It will be fruitful for some, I'm sure.
03/23/2012 05:57:47 PM · #99
Trying something new is always fun. I think his point is as simple as that. I doubt that blindfoldedography is the m.o. of anyone here.
03/23/2012 06:01:58 PM · #100
Originally posted by bvy:

I doubt that blindfoldedography is the m.o. of anyone here.


Blinddrunkography maybe.
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