DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Current Challenge >> Rocks, pebbles-- Did you read the description!?!
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 27, (reverse)
AuthorThread
10/03/2019 09:34:56 AM · #1
Ok -- just thought I'd give a heads up to people now that it's the last day. Of course I waited until last minute, but I had a shot in mind.

Then I noticed the description.

Who would have thought it would have been a funky description for something so normal? It completely changed what I had in mind. And now I have no idea what to put in.

So I thought I'd see if people actually read this. Because entering AND voting will be affected by those who didn't read it and those who did.

Here ends your friendly neighborhood public service announcement! :)
10/03/2019 10:05:12 AM · #2
I read the description, but honestly have no clue what it means.

So I choose to interpret it as something with rocks/pebbles/stones and light. Maybe my shot will do well, maybe it won't. I like it nonetheless.
10/03/2019 10:40:20 AM · #3
I'm submitting a selfie.
10/03/2019 10:47:20 AM · #4
It ain't a description, it's a POEM! By a master photographer, Wynn Bullock. Telling us that we don't photograph objects, we photograph LIGHT. It doesn't really change anything, you still need to photograph rocks or stone or... and the better the light the better the score :-)

What else is new? Jejeje...
10/03/2019 11:39:16 AM · #5
Originally posted by vawendy:

Ok -- just thought I'd give a heads up to people now that it's the last day. Of course I waited until last minute, but I had a shot in mind.

Then I noticed the description.

Who would have thought it would have been a funky description for something so normal? It completely changed what I had in mind. And now I have no idea what to put in.

So I thought I'd see if people actually read this. Because entering AND voting will be affected by those who didn't read it and those who did.

Here ends your friendly neighborhood public service announcement! :)


I was JUST having this discussion with another member who is stymied. I am, too, for that matter. Bear can say it ain't a description, but there it is in the description box. Here's what I wrote to my friend.

"The thing about this kind of esoteric challenge is that the person who suggests it and the few who chime in to support it have one idea but the voters often have another. Half of them don't even read past the challenge title. So . . . to score well you have to please people on both sides of the issue. The ones who suggested it would not even require that there be a rock in the image and might score rock entries low because they are too literal. But most voters will, I think, really want a rock."
10/03/2019 11:52:33 AM · #6
Originally posted by Venser:

I'm submitting a selfie.


If your name is Dwayne Johnson, that selfie might do rather well!

10/03/2019 01:58:39 PM · #7
Originally posted by nam:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Ok -- just thought I'd give a heads up to people now that it's the last day. Of course I waited until last minute, but I had a shot in mind.

Then I noticed the description.

Who would have thought it would have been a funky description for something so normal? It completely changed what I had in mind. And now I have no idea what to put in.

So I thought I'd see if people actually read this. Because entering AND voting will be affected by those who didn't read it and those who did.

Here ends your friendly neighborhood public service announcement! :)


I was JUST having this discussion with another member who is stymied. I am, too, for that matter. Bear can say it ain't a description, but there it is in the description box. Here's what I wrote to my friend.

"The thing about this kind of esoteric challenge is that the person who suggests it and the few who chime in to support it have one idea but the voters often have another. Half of them don't even read past the challenge title. So . . . to score well you have to please people on both sides of the issue. The ones who suggested it would not even require that there be a rock in the image and might score rock entries low because they are too literal. But most voters will, I think, really want a rock."


I ended up looking at Wynn's photos of rocks, and it definitely was more about how the light played than the rocks, and that was so not my rock photos. That's when I got confused.
10/03/2019 02:03:52 PM · #8
I was gonna jump into this discussion, but I didn't want to rock the boat...
10/03/2019 04:02:40 PM · #9
too late. the light is a goin'. rockabye.
10/03/2019 04:32:02 PM · #10
this definition by a 19th century British Geologist should clear things up:

A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.
10/03/2019 05:07:06 PM · #11
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course?

Could we be over thinking it?

Rock on.
10/03/2019 05:40:05 PM · #12
Originally posted by markwiley:

Rolled round in earth's diurnal course? . . .


So a sort of rock orgy?

And now you have me thinking of the troll scene from Frozen . . .
10/03/2019 06:00:59 PM · #13
Are you stoned??
10/03/2019 06:19:06 PM · #14
Originally posted by Lydia:

Are you stoned??
Entered something fitting the description rather than the title, fully expecting it to be stoned pebbled.
10/03/2019 06:51:55 PM · #15
People not voting in the current challenges will be STONED by midnight EST
10/03/2019 07:31:17 PM · #16
It would have been appropriate to have this discussion at the beginning of the challenge

Edit to add:

Sorry if I sound like sour pebbles BUT

I will now, on the last day (*two hours) left of the challenge, go look through archives and hopefully find something that fits this discussion.

Message edited by author 2019-10-03 21:46:43.
10/03/2019 11:19:37 PM · #17
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

It would have been appropriate to have this discussion at the beginning of the challenge

or better yet the challenge suggestion thread for general input before it went live.
10/03/2019 11:22:56 PM · #18
In less than an hour, voters can decide the merits of rocks, stones, pebbles, and use of light while considering the emotional impact, implied narrative, creativity, humor, and inspiration combined with how well the artistic effort handled elements of composition, line, color or tone, pattern, contrast, balance or imbalance, novelty or tradition (likely swayed in part by whether the voter is having a grumpy day or not). I suspect the mention of light in the challenge "description" won't change the voting much. Here's wishing you all a minimum of grumpiness and maximum of happiness in the week ahead.
10/04/2019 05:58:28 AM · #19
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

It would have been appropriate to have this discussion at the beginning of the challenge

Edit to add:

Sorry if I sound like sour pebbles BUT

I will now, on the last day (*two hours) left of the challenge, go look through archives and hopefully find something that fits this discussion.


Yeah -- I started this thread when I noticed it -- about 20 hours to go, and still didn't get anything in. :(

Why does the system sometimes allow you to put in a photo over 700k and sometimes not?
10/04/2019 06:56:31 AM · #20
Originally posted by skewsme:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

It would have been appropriate to have this discussion at the beginning of the challenge

or better yet the challenge suggestion thread for general input before it went live.


Right. I didnít see it there either.
10/04/2019 01:08:03 PM · #21
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by skewsme:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

It would have been appropriate to have this discussion at the beginning of the challenge

or better yet the challenge suggestion thread for general input before it went live.

Right. I didnít see it there either.

There's not any requirement, or even any particular tradition, that challenge topics/descriptions be hashed out in the forums beforehand. Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren't. There are arguments to be made on both sides, honestly. Consider a few of facets:

1: The number of people that currently read forum threads and respond to them is at an all-time low, or nearly so. Same limited cast practically every time. So it's not in any case especially representative of the submitting and/or voting community as a whole.

2: Exhaustive pre-challenge discussion of challenge topics/descriptions could, arguably, lead to a stifling of creativity in interpretation and a homogenization of viewpoints on the challenge.

3: Whimsical and/or ambiguous challenge descriptions arguably encourage creativity and, at least, may appeal to members of the community who are, shall we say, less literal-minded than the majority.

In short, I don't see where it's an issue that challenge descriptions aren't always "vetted". These are, after all, CHALLENGES :-)
10/07/2019 09:03:14 PM · #22
Very sad response. You're on your own recognizance.
10/07/2019 10:51:34 PM · #23
Originally posted by skewsme:

Very sad response. You're on your own recognizance.

Care to expand on that? It's a bit cryptic.
10/09/2019 11:48:29 AM · #24
I just voted the challenge. Wonderful set of images IMO :-)
10/09/2019 11:49:57 AM · #25
Yes, should be very high scoring, like in the Insects challenge not long ago when 7 was not enough for a ribbon :)

Message edited by author 2019-10-09 11:50:57.
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 10/22/2019 12:46:20 PM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 10/22/2019 12:46:20 PM EDT.