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03/28/2012 05:53:50 PM · #201
My magical blindfolded mystery tour is today.
03/28/2012 05:54:50 PM · #202
I am ready for rollover
03/28/2012 06:13:10 PM · #203
i had taken a bunch random places with just moving the camera around and shooting from any angle and hand-held position i could imagine, then today i had my wife pick me up and i snapped photos from the car on the way home. not once did i look where i was taking photos. i hope i got some fun ones!
i plan on basically submitting this with minimal editing aside from a border and resizing.
03/28/2012 07:28:26 PM · #204
i have been throwing the camera on burst and just randomly shooting without looking, do i need fire off 100 in succession or just choose the best out of 100?

03/28/2012 07:47:35 PM · #205
Don't think I'll be entering this (am sticking to my 1 entry a month lol).

Still not sure how I'll be voting and think I need to think about it but this type of shot would be good imo

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/16912/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_755014.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/16912/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_755014.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' strap was across my shoulde, cam on my hip and a wired shutter cable in my pocket and just snapped away :)

@ Giles and others who mentioned the 100 image part - I agree with others that this is more of a photographer exercise than for the vote and doubt the SC will be asking the top 5 entries to submit 100 originals ;) more of a 'spirit' of the challenge maybe?
03/28/2012 11:51:11 PM · #206
Submissions: 43

C'mon.... this is one of the most fun challenges yet! Get out there and do it!!!
03/28/2012 11:58:11 PM · #207
Ok Lynn .... Sigh. Tomorrow morning ....
03/29/2012 12:07:37 AM · #208
Yep, shooting's done, now just to pick the 'best' one.

As a suggestion - if anyone/everyone reads it - can we PLEASE assume that EVERYONE followed the spirit of the challenge?

I know I did. Shut my eyes after I entered the vehicle (no, I wasn't driving). Honestly kept them shut while a friend tried to get me lost. Trying to get me lost didn't work for a while, but I told them this. Drove around doing lots of u-turns until I really was thoroughly lost. Dismounted vehicle and was led by the arm while taking random shots (sucks when your friend doesn't tell you about steps). Did have the camera on autofocus, so mostly waited for the 'beep' then clicked. Took lots of crap photos. Took a few good ones that I would never have taken under any other circumstances. Will enter one. Had lots of fun. All in the spirit of the challenge. All with eyes firmly shut.
03/29/2012 12:13:02 AM · #209
Entered what I think is a really cool photo that was snapped while I looked away at scenery. Autofocus did its job superbly. Resized and submitted as is. No nothing else done to it.
03/29/2012 05:13:43 AM · #210
Whose idea was this anyway ?

I'm going to enter, probably regret it though, but I know how I will vote. Those photos that look technically superb will get 1-5, and the OOF noisey blurry shots, 6-10 ....let the fun begin.
03/29/2012 05:17:08 AM · #211
Originally posted by Neat:

Whose idea was this anyway ?

I'm going to enter, probably regret it though, but I know how I will vote. Those photos that look technically superb will get 1-5, and the OOF noisey blurry shots, 6-10 ....let the fun begin.


...I have to say, that's just not right. I personally have snagged some not so bad, technically (im)perfect shots and I followed the spirit of the challenge to the letter. If votes are definitely going to be lower for stuff like that, I may as well not enter. The challenge description says 'submit the most interesting one'. Not the blurriest or most out of focus one.
03/29/2012 05:20:42 AM · #212
Originally posted by pamb:

Originally posted by Neat:

Whose idea was this anyway ?

I'm going to enter, probably regret it though, but I know how I will vote. Those photos that look technically superb will get 1-5, and the OOF noisey blurry shots, 6-10 ....let the fun begin.


...I have to say, that's just not right. I personally have snagged some not so bad, technically (im)perfect shots and I followed the spirit of the challenge to the letter. If votes are definitely going to be lower for stuff like that, I may as well not enter. The challenge description says 'submit the most interesting one'. Not the blurriest or most out of focus one.


Lol I was joking you haven't known me long enough.
03/29/2012 05:24:53 AM · #213
Sorry mate, written words sometimes don't convey these things as intended. <hackles down> :)
03/29/2012 05:32:53 AM · #214
I will vote on this one as if everybody's shot was done blind, so it will be like a blind FS, it will be very intresting to see how shooting blind changed people's style and to what extent.
03/29/2012 06:06:28 AM · #215
Originally posted by Neat:

Whose idea was this anyway ?

I'm going to enter, probably regret it though, but I know how I will vote. Those photos that look technically superb will get 1-5, and the OOF noisey blurry shots, 6-10 ....let the fun begin.

"....let the fun begin."

Oh yeah - sounds like a blast. Sigh...

I was narrowing down my selection and looking to submit a photo after work today, now I'm having second thoughts (which is unusual for me regarding DPC). Unfortunately, I think voting is going to be all over the board on this one, and the forum "conversations", once voting has started, will border on chaos (more so than usual, LOL).
03/29/2012 07:15:12 AM · #216
Just entered, this was fun. I am guessing there will be lots of contenders for the sigma prize.
03/29/2012 07:17:48 AM · #217
i didn't even crop mine, all i did was adjust the level curve.
03/29/2012 08:30:30 AM · #218
Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by pamb:

Originally posted by Neat:

Whose idea was this anyway ?

I'm going to enter, probably regret it though, but I know how I will vote. Those photos that look technically superb will get 1-5, and the OOF noisey blurry shots, 6-10 ....let the fun begin.


...I have to say, that's just not right. I personally have snagged some not so bad, technically (im)perfect shots and I followed the spirit of the challenge to the letter. If votes are definitely going to be lower for stuff like that, I may as well not enter. The challenge description says 'submit the most interesting one'. Not the blurriest or most out of focus one.


Lol I was joking you haven't known me long enough.

Ok, so you were joking. Understood. But, most cameras will expose correctly and capture images in focus without human intervention. Motion blur from waving the camera around is a technique, but that is a choice made by the photographer independent from closing the eyes. Setting the camera to manual focus is also a technique, but that is also a choice independent from eyes closed. What I am saying is OOF blurry shots are not necessarily indicators of eyes closed. They may be interesting images, but so may images in focus with proper exposure. Effectiveness of images will be dependent on the serendipitous subject(s) captured and how they are ultimately presented.
03/29/2012 08:39:31 AM · #219
I found it to be a good exercise in the skill that does not get frequently brought up in discussion: recognizing the images from a session that have potential and then choosing the strongest from among them.
03/29/2012 08:45:15 AM · #220
Originally posted by Neat:

Whose idea was this anyway ?

I'm going to enter, probably regret it though, but I know how I will vote. Those photos that look technically superb will get 1-5, and the OOF noisey blurry shots, 6-10 ....let the fun begin.


ha
my big change,out of my way you sharpfocussers
03/29/2012 08:46:40 AM · #221
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I found it to be a good exercise in the skill that does not get frequently brought up in discussion: recognizing the images from a session that have potential and then choosing the strongest from among them.

+1 Excellent point. Oh, the dilemma of choosing best photograph vs. image which will score best. We discover what we are about, don't we?
03/29/2012 08:46:46 AM · #222
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I found it to be a good exercise in the skill that does not get frequently brought up in discussion: recognizing the images from a session that have potential and then choosing the strongest from among them.


Which is not easy... I've gone back and forth between a few images... submitting them, then changing it again... I think I'm settled now.
03/29/2012 09:16:53 AM · #223
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I found it to be a good exercise in the skill that does not get frequently brought up in discussion: recognizing the images from a session that have potential and then choosing the strongest from among them.

+1 Excellent point. Oh, the dilemma of choosing best photograph vs. image which will score best. We discover what we are about, don't we?


+1
03/29/2012 09:41:48 AM · #224
My method of closing my eyes was taking a long drive with a patient driver and clicking like mad without really looking at what I was clicking at. I couldn't cheat even if I wanted to because everything was whizzing past like crazy. The person driving really though I had gone mad.


03/29/2012 11:56:32 AM · #225
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Submissions: 43

C'mon.... this is one of the most fun challenges yet! Get out there and do it!!!


yeah, c'mon people.... we need more entries so mine can at least be sitting meh-in-the-middle... ;-)

-mefnj
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