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08/07/2013 04:04:27 AM · #1
I know this will offend some people, but I have to get it out.

The top 3 Black on Black winners are photographs of pets. To me that is really symptomatic for DPC, the quality of photographs, and the common users.

Flame away.

Message edited by author 2013-08-07 04:04:46.
08/07/2013 05:03:03 AM · #2
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08/07/2013 05:55:08 AM · #3
whats Balck!
08/07/2013 05:59:06 AM · #4
Originally posted by pederlol:

I know this will offend some people, but I have to get it out.

The top 3 Black on Black winners are photographs of pets. To me that is really symptomatic for DPC, the quality of photographs, and the common users.

Flame away.


IMO it's perfectly fair to express an opinion like this. Pets photos, when well taken, usually get good scores. The same we can say of children, water drops etc. etc.

But in this case, especially the Blue ribbon, is a very good portrait. No difference with a studio picture of a model.
08/07/2013 07:03:50 AM · #5
+1
08/07/2013 11:46:55 AM · #6
There weren't a lot of choices for this challenge, imo. You are much more limited in your creativity in black on black than you are for something like white on white. I had the option of shooting my black cat, or doing a photo of an object. I went for the challenge of trying to photograph the cat (It's a lot more difficult than you think, since he's two, and extremely active.)

If it had been white on white, I could have looked for seagulls or egrets, etc. But with the black background and the black subject, I couldn't think of anything available to me other than inanimate objects or a cat. I thought the cat was more interesting.

What would you have entered that would have been more interesting? It sounds like a snarky question -- but it really isn't. I actually was excited to do a portrait of Mo, because I never really sat down and purposely tried a black on black portrait setup with him -- and I've seen some beautifully shot photos. Mine didn't stand up to what I had envisioned, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process. However, I also really tried to come up with some other good ideas, and couldn't think of a one. What shots should have been done instead? I had searched on 1x, thinking they'd have some awesome ideas, but found nothing interesting, so I'd be interested in hearing what you think we missed.
08/07/2013 11:50:16 AM · #7
Originally posted by vawendy:

... I'd be interested in hearing what you think we missed.

+1
08/07/2013 11:57:31 AM · #8
Originally posted by vawendy:

... However, I also really tried to come up with some other good ideas, and couldn't think of a one. What shots should have been done instead? I had searched on 1x, thinking they'd have some awesome ideas, but found nothing interesting, so I'd be interested in hearing what you think we missed.


I added a little color to a pretty good (IMHO) pet portrait to give it that something different look. It didn't work out so well.

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However, the score didn't matter because I really wanted this shot. I have enough regular photos of Moe.

Tim

Message edited by author 2013-08-07 11:58:07.
08/07/2013 12:12:59 PM · #9
hmn. there weren't an awful lot of entries. and a horse, a Lusitano for heaven's sake, is hardly a pet.

flamo, flamas, flamat.
08/07/2013 12:19:20 PM · #10
Flmatus, flamamus, flamant!
08/07/2013 01:41:31 PM · #11
Flatulent!
08/07/2013 01:58:28 PM · #12
A horse is an ATHLETE...and a Lusitano is a priceless treasure!

::daintily lights match::
08/07/2013 02:16:23 PM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Flmatus, flamamus, flamant!

Originally posted by tanguera:

Flatulent!


dangerous combination
08/07/2013 02:16:42 PM · #14
Originally posted by hihosilver:

A horse is an ATHLETE...and a Lusitano is a priceless treasure!

::daintily lights match::


I just checked prices, and at least by the pound, Lusitano doesn't seem to be any more valuable. ;)

Of course, they are from the right region, just need to feed them nothing but acorns. :D



Message edited by author 2013-08-07 14:20:38.
08/07/2013 02:36:33 PM · #15
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by hihosilver:

A horse is an ATHLETE...and a Lusitano is a priceless treasure!

::daintily lights match::


I just checked prices, and at least by the pound, Lusitano doesn't seem to be any more valuable. ;)

Of course, they are from the right region, just need to feed them nothing but acorns. :D


My squirrels wouldn't approve of that.
08/07/2013 02:40:11 PM · #16
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by hihosilver:

A horse is an ATHLETE...and a Lusitano is a priceless treasure!

::daintily lights match::


I just checked prices, and at least by the pound, Lusitano doesn't seem to be any more valuable. ;)

Of course, they are from the right region, just need to feed them nothing but acorns. :D


My squirrels wouldn't approve of that.


They haven't tasted pata negra.
08/07/2013 02:52:35 PM · #17
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by hihosilver:

A horse is an ATHLETE...and a Lusitano is a priceless treasure!

::daintily lights match::


I just checked prices, and at least by the pound, Lusitano doesn't seem to be any more valuable. ;)

Of course, they are from the right region, just need to feed them nothing but acorns. :D


My squirrels wouldn't approve of that.


They haven't tasted pata negra.


Is that squirrel with a black acorn sauce?
08/07/2013 02:54:04 PM · #18
Originally posted by pederlol:

I know this will offend some people, but I have to get it out.

The top 3 Black on Black winners are photographs of pets. To me that is really symptomatic for DPC, the quality of photographs, and the common users.

Flame away.


So I'm curious why you didn't enter the challenge yourself?
08/07/2013 03:12:33 PM · #19
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by Cory:



They haven't tasted pata negra.


Is that squirrel with a black acorn sauce?


Oh god, that sounds good :D.
08/07/2013 03:18:23 PM · #20
i think this is the most depressing
front page ever
08/07/2013 03:56:29 PM · #21
Originally posted by cutout:

i think this is the most depressing
front page ever


oh, come on! I stuck my husband in the river with a bath brush. It can't be all that bad...


08/07/2013 04:08:11 PM · #22
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by cutout:

i think this is the most depressing
front page ever


oh, come on! I stuck my husband in the river with a bath brush. It can't be all that bad...


I can just hear the conversation with the insurance adjustors and police detectives:

"Officer, I had NO IDEA that is was dangerous to put a power cord in water. The cuts in the insulation? Oh, my cat scratched it. Why did I take out such a large insurance policy a week ago on my husband? I know you will find this shocking, but I had a premonition that he would die early and leave me with just my birds and camera gear as friends. Just in case, I wanted to make sure that I could afford better lenses if I were left on my own."


08/07/2013 04:28:56 PM · #23
I just want to know why Wendy's cat was worth a 1.6 higher score than my cat.

Casey the Cat is taking it pretty hard!

;-)
08/07/2013 04:33:17 PM · #24
Originally posted by hihosilver:

A horse is an ATHLETE...and a Lusitano is a priceless treasure!

::daintily lights match::


Its only my second entry ever into these challenges. I am very happy that my friends Pet Black Lusitano Stallion got me a yellow Ribbon :0)

I couldn't find any black misty seas with black rocks to photograph.
08/07/2013 04:41:42 PM · #25
Originally posted by SamPawley:

Originally posted by hihosilver:

A horse is an ATHLETE...and a Lusitano is a priceless treasure!

::daintily lights match::


Its only my second entry ever into these challenges. I am very happy that my friends Pet Black Lusitano Stallion got me a yellow Ribbon :0)

I couldn't find any black misty seas with black rocks to photograph.


Second entry?! Excellent work, and what a way to start here... Well done!
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