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05/26/2020 07:31:20 AM · #1
take a shot in the dark but it has to be in color (no desaturation/black and white)
05/26/2020 12:25:59 PM · #2
"shot in the dark" has multiple meanings, did you intend that? I'd be up for it either way!
06/01/2020 09:44:59 PM · #3
Ok. Just started thinking about this subject and it's a little fuzzy to me.

Is this just a night shot - like a downtown at night photo? Also, why the "no desaturation / black and white" - is there something else that needs explaining? I mean if the challenge specifically states, even in the subject, to take a shot in color why the disclaimer?
06/01/2020 10:29:50 PM · #4
How dark is dark?
06/01/2020 10:48:47 PM · #5
And then there's this in the description: "It's a technical challenge..."

WTH??? More like a mystery challenge.
06/01/2020 11:27:11 PM · #6
A "technical challenge" is one that encourages experimentation with a particular technique, such as "high contrast", "low key", "Black and white" or, in this case, low-light photography. It was not the OP's intention that this challenge be about photographing dark stuff but, rather, photographing in darkish conditions. That's how I read it anyway, so there we go.

I actually USED to spell all this out in challenge descriptions but I got regularly lambasted for it... So it goes.

Message edited by author 2020-06-01 23:27:27.
06/01/2020 11:43:22 PM · #7
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

A "technical challenge" is one that encourages experimentation with a particular technique, such as "high contrast", "low key", "Black and white" or, in this case, low-light photography. It was not the OP's intention that this challenge be about photographing dark stuff but, rather, photographing in darkish conditions. That's how I read it anyway, so there we go.

I actually USED to spell all this out in challenge descriptions but I got regularly lambasted for it... So it goes.


Well, this part is helpful: "... in this case, low-light photography". For me the challenge description is truly cryptic as written. Nothing personal.
So ... shoot something in low light conditions and keep it in color (no B&W conversions or desaturation).
06/01/2020 11:45:11 PM · #8
As Bear said, it's more about technical skills here.
Closest description to what I mean is wikipedia definition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkness
06/02/2020 12:17:58 AM · #9
Originally posted by glad2badad:

So ... shoot something in low light conditions and keep it in color (no B&W conversions or desaturation).

That makes sense :-) I have amended the challenge description so it reads as you suggested. Thanks. I'm perhaps more used to "living in metaphor" than I ought to be.
06/02/2020 12:56:15 AM · #10
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

So ... shoot something in low light conditions and keep it in color (no B&W conversions or desaturation).

That makes sense :-) I have amended the challenge description so it reads as you suggested. Thanks. I'm perhaps more used to "living in metaphor" than I ought to be.


OOOooiiiii!!! Sorry. Wasn't trying to create extra work for anyone. Was hoping for a conversation for clarification of what this challenge is all about. ... and I did get that clarified - Thanks! :-)
06/02/2020 12:57:07 AM · #11
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

As Bear said, it's more about technical skills here.
Closest description to what I mean is wikipedia definition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkness


You picked a good one! Should be a good challenge to shoot for. <thumbs up>
06/02/2020 07:09:20 AM · #12
Yes, this should be a creative one! I am going for this one :)
06/02/2020 02:47:01 PM · #13
I like the new challenge description. Thanks! Had no clue what to do with the previous one.
06/02/2020 04:04:57 PM · #14
Glad everyone's happier, I yam :-)
06/02/2020 04:08:18 PM · #15
Originally posted by glad2badad:

OOOooiiiii!!! Sorry. Wasn't trying to create extra work for anyone. Was hoping for a conversation for clarification of what this challenge is all about. ... and I did get that clarified - Thanks! :-)

It's no amount of work at all to speak of with my Magic Admin Tools. I am glad the subject came up in a timely manner so I could adjust the description for clarity. Clarifying in-forum is all well and good, but there are a LOT of active submitters who don't do a lot of forum browsing as far as I can tell...
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