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06/01/2018 08:20:25 AM · #1
tomorrow is June 1st 2018. This “golden” number, 1.61803399, represented by the Greek letter Phi, is known as the Golden Ratio, Golden Number, Golden Proportion, Golden Mean, Golden Section, Divine Proportion and Divine Section.

06/01/2018 08:31:47 AM · #2
Seconded.
06/01/2018 08:41:04 AM · #3
This would be the 3rd running of this challenge theme (not a problem - just needs to be run as Golden Ration III).

Golden Ratio
Golden Ratio II
06/01/2018 12:47:19 PM · #4
this challenge is biased against Americans, so I'm all for it.
06/01/2018 02:11:09 PM · #5
Originally posted by posthumous:

this challenge is biased against Americans, so I'm all for it.

?
06/01/2018 02:19:17 PM · #6
Originally posted by SaraR:

Originally posted by posthumous:

this challenge is biased against Americans, so I'm all for it.

?

Well, it does involve a Greek letter and math unrelated to money ...
06/02/2018 05:51:15 PM · #7
Didn't think I would have to explain this, but Americans would have this challenge on January 6
06/02/2018 05:56:40 PM · #8
Americans have enough challenges.
06/02/2018 09:52:30 PM · #9
May be have a challenge with the topic as "Americans have enough challenges." :D
06/02/2018 10:21:19 PM · #10
I have a mental block when it comes to figuring out what a Golden Ratio is. Math eludes me. So, I will not be entering this one if it does become Golden Ratio III. However, I wish everyone else the very best. Enjoy!!
06/02/2018 10:37:23 PM · #11
I agree with the last four posts. :D

May we please have some simple challenges for a bit?

06/02/2018 10:41:37 PM · #12
Something easy that would encourage peeps to enter?

I know it's supposed to be dpC (emphasis on Challenge) but... I'd rather be competing against a bunch of other entries rather than trying to figure out what the six other folks who like the challenge topic have been able to come up with.

I might be the minority...
:D

06/02/2018 10:48:51 PM · #13
Originally posted by Lydia:

Something easy that would encourage peeps to enter?

I know it's supposed to be dpC (emphasis on Challenge) but... I'd rather be competing against a bunch of other entries rather than trying to figure out what the six other folks who like the challenge topic have been able to come up with.

I might be the minority...
:D


I'm with you on this. Too much symmetry, asymmetry, subliminal, and atmospheric whatever is making my head spin. Where is all this coming from?? What happened to the simple challenges that we all can relate to?
06/02/2018 11:59:26 PM · #14
Originally posted by digifotojo:

Originally posted by Lydia:

Something easy that would encourage peeps to enter?

I know it's supposed to be dpC (emphasis on Challenge) but... I'd rather be competing against a bunch of other entries rather than trying to figure out what the six other folks who like the challenge topic have been able to come up with.

I might be the minority...
:D


I'm with you on this. Too much symmetry, asymmetry, subliminal, and atmospheric whatever is making my head spin. Where is all this coming from?? What happened to the simple challenges that we all can relate to?


"Simple" ones apparently have been run too many times before and the current thinking is not to bore the current community with ho-hum challenge themes.

FWIW - I agree with you.
06/03/2018 02:14:07 AM · #15
I posted 10 challenge suggestions which I considered simple and which hadn't been done before. I haven't noticed much interest.
06/03/2018 07:33:26 AM · #16
Originally posted by jomari:

I posted 10 challenge suggestions which I considered simple and which hadn't been done before. I haven't noticed much interest.

Kind of hard to tell until they're loaded up and entries start being submitted (or not). Forum threads here have been as quiet as entry numbers (last few threads being an exception).
06/03/2018 08:43:09 AM · #17
True.
06/03/2018 09:03:24 AM · #18
I like compositional technique challenges. They are a free study in terms of subject, but encourage the photographer to approach that subject with a different mind set. More to the point they definitely allow for becoming a better photographer.
06/03/2018 11:02:17 AM · #19
Originally posted by jomari:

I posted 10 challenge suggestions which I considered simple and which hadn't been done before. I haven't noticed much interest.

They were interesting enough to add to the pool of available topics. Personally, I don't like the pre-submission topic discussions much, as I feel they mostly act to limit people's interpretations.
06/03/2018 12:33:05 PM · #20
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by jomari:

I posted 10 challenge suggestions which I considered simple and which hadn't been done before. I haven't noticed much interest.

They were interesting enough to add to the pool of available topics. Personally, I don't like the pre-submission topic discussions much, as I feel they mostly act to limit people's interpretations.


I like that concept. Thinking of challenges as free studies in a sense that encourage photographers to exercise and improve their skills is the way to go. If we get too technical it's taken into another realm that limits participation.
06/03/2018 05:37:03 PM · #21
Who cares what the Golden Ratio is. Photography doesn't have to be so technical. Discussing a challenge in advance is not helpful, instructive, or fun.

When this site is down to the last three paying members, they will be disagreeing on everything as the lights go out.
06/03/2018 05:48:21 PM · #22
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Who cares what the Golden Ratio is. Photography doesn't have to be so technical. Discussing a challenge in advance is not helpful, instructive, or fun.

Well, it's certainly better to discuss it before the challenge goes into the voting stage rather than once it's gone live for votes. That always irks me. :-)
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