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09/25/2004 02:46:31 PM · #1
As often happens, this is quite ambiguous. Does this mean complexity of the composition, or of the subject?
09/25/2004 02:55:22 PM · #2
that's kind of a complicated question.
09/25/2004 02:56:19 PM · #3
I take it too mean the subject should be complex -- but if more than one subject it could very well be the composition that makes the collective subject complex.

David
09/25/2004 03:41:15 PM · #4
why not submitting snapshot of paper with math mambo-jumbo ? LOL.

Britannica, I took a shot that made me think of how complicated (complex) some things in our lives are.

Try buildings with bizarre architecture, unique constructions.. I think that anything with a lot of rods & bars could represent complexity :-)

09/25/2004 03:43:06 PM · #5
Originally posted by nshapiro:

As often happens, this is quite ambiguous. Does this mean complexity of the composition, or of the subject?


Perhaps there is no 'right' approach? Perhaps both are acceptable?
09/25/2004 03:47:01 PM · #6
I choose a complex issue as opposed to a literal interpretation. I am already thinking that I will recieve either a very good score or a very low score with everyone commenting that it doesn't meet the challenge. I may change my submission yet.
09/25/2004 03:52:43 PM · #7
Originally posted by e301:

Originally posted by nshapiro:

As often happens, this is quite ambiguous. Does this mean complexity of the composition, or of the subject?


Perhaps there is no 'right' approach? Perhaps both are acceptable?


Sure, then half the voters give you a 1, and the other half score you according to your photo. ;)
09/25/2004 04:02:30 PM · #8
could the rubix cube not be simplicity or complexity??? considering math is fairly easy why not consider other objects???
09/25/2004 04:07:22 PM · #9
In the end, the most complex subject would be women, but those feminists with their ego trips will rate those photos poorly for sure..

Said in a humoristic spirit, no offence please :o)
09/25/2004 04:08:06 PM · #10
Originally posted by notonline:

could the rubix cube not be simplicity or complexity??? considering math is fairly easy why not consider other objects???


i thought of a rubix cube too, as did my girlfriend when i asked her if she had any ideas. lets see if any rubix cubes show up in this challenge.
09/25/2004 04:08:35 PM · #11
Originally posted by s4nd3r99:

In the end, the most complex subject would be women, but those feminists with their ego trips will rate those photos poorly for sure..

Said in a humoristic spirit, no offence please :o)


hahah i mentioned that in the chat room before.
09/25/2004 04:12:38 PM · #12
I _almost_ submitted a picture of my girlfriend, but opted for my current submission instead.
09/25/2004 04:13:16 PM · #13
Originally posted by xtabintun:

I _almost_ submitted a picture of my girlfriend, but opted for my current submission instead.


That's funny stuff!
09/25/2004 04:13:59 PM · #14
i was going to use the rubix cube also. I think we will see a couple in the challenge.
09/25/2004 04:14:25 PM · #15
I was going to do a rubix cube woman supported by rods, with a math eqation backround, but couldn't get the depth of feild and lighting.
09/25/2004 04:30:07 PM · #16
Originally posted by Cafe O Penguins:

I was going to do a rubix cube woman supported by rods, with a math eqation backround, but couldn't get the depth of feild and lighting.


I would LOVE to see that shot!
09/25/2004 04:46:43 PM · #17
Iím trying not to go for the literal meaning which will probable result in either plenty of 2, 3 and 4 or 7, 8, 9. Itís very hard to judge peoples reaction.

I have seen some wonderful photos that meet the challenge dead on and they still have scores of 1, 2 and 3's.
09/25/2004 08:17:24 PM · #18
I'm extremely pleased that this challenge has a description that is wonderfully vague, allowing me to take a photo that captures the essence of complexity (whether through composition, subject, technique...whatever).

It also allows me to vote very simply: "Is this a photo that does a great job of capturing 'complexity'?"

I wish all the challenge descriptions where this open! Big smile on my face...
09/25/2004 08:18:59 PM · #19
Just take a photo of a woman.
09/25/2004 08:21:17 PM · #20
Originally posted by Jacko:

Just take a photo of a woman.


Nekkid is preferable.

09/26/2004 01:36:43 AM · #21
Originally posted by Riggs:

Originally posted by Jacko:

Just take a photo of a woman.


Nekkid is preferable.

Not that I'm against it -- but that kind of simplifies the impact of the image; doesn't it? :D

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When I read the subject I immediately thought of the science of complexity; basically, many simple things interacting to form complex patterns, such as the flocking of birds/schooling of fish or the formation of clouds. The trick, I think, is not in finding something complex to shoot, but in finding a shot that shows the complexity in an easily identifiable way -- all while being compositionally sound.

David

/edit: added link

Message edited by author 2004-09-26 01:43:14.
09/27/2004 07:58:54 AM · #22
I checked out the thumbnails for the complexity challenge, and I have to say I'm pleased with what I see so far...this will be a great challenge to vote on! It looks like there are a lot of interesting interpretations...

I'm sitting at about 5.3 with no comments so far, but I personally wouldn't rate my photo much higher than that anyhow so I'm happy...
09/27/2004 08:23:58 AM · #23
I'm going for my lowest score yet!

there's still wacky foods though...
09/27/2004 08:28:26 AM · #24
i am sitting at just over 6. whoo hoo.
however my touch challenge is in the 4 range.. so it makes up for it.
09/27/2004 08:43:01 AM · #25
Could be my 3rd highest score. Sitting at 6.1220 right now.

Message edited by author 2004-09-27 08:43:13.
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