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03/22/2003 06:02:56 PM · #1
How do you feel about your submission for the time challenge? What sort of pictures do you think we'll get out of this challenge?

I haven't taken mine yet, but I feel pretty good about it. I have a good idea, and I think I can execute it well.
03/22/2003 06:39:41 PM · #2
Originally posted by Gren:

How do you feel about your submission for the time challenge? What sort of pictures do you think we'll get out of this challenge?

I haven't taken mine yet, but I feel pretty good about it. I have a good idea, and I think I can execute it well.


Time has such a broad interpretation. I'm afraid a lot of people will vote down because they don't understand how the connection to time is made in the photo.
03/22/2003 06:46:26 PM · #3
Originally posted by Antithesis:

Originally posted by Gren:

How do you feel about your submission for the time challenge? What sort of pictures do you think we'll get out of this challenge?

I haven't taken mine yet, but I feel pretty good about it. I have a good idea, and I think I can execute it well.


Time has such a broad interpretation. I'm afraid a lot of people will vote down because they don't understand how the connection to time is made in the photo.


I'm happy with mine, but I think it will get voted down for the same reason you stated. I expect to see a lot of watches (though, probably very well done watches) I think pictures that convey age effectively may do well too.
03/22/2003 06:56:32 PM · #4
Originally posted by Antithesis:

Originally posted by Gren:

How do you feel about your submission for the time challenge? What sort of pictures do you think we'll get out of this challenge?

I haven't taken mine yet, but I feel pretty good about it. I have a good idea, and I think I can execute it well.


Time has such a broad interpretation. I'm afraid a lot of people will vote down because they don't understand how the connection to time is made in the photo.


I think my entry will score quite low and people wouldn`t understand it, they will "get it" after the voting is done. there is plenty of info in the details.

Geo
03/22/2003 07:16:12 PM · #5
I originally tried to think too literally with this one...thought of going to look for a large clock...but changed my mind.

I'm with you folks here, I'll probably be roundly trounced for not showing a literal interpretation of time.
03/22/2003 07:39:21 PM · #6
I'm just hoping for a score above 5 :) That's all I hope for. I'm pleased with my photo as much as I can be. so... let the games begin :)
03/22/2003 09:43:03 PM · #7
Wish I could re-submit the photograph that got me 1st in the advertisement challenge :)

I got a pretty good one for this too. Similar but different. Seems clocks and cats are the only thing I can photograph well. heh
03/23/2003 12:40:58 AM · #8
I have a question...I am new to this website and in a sense new to photography. I submitted a photo for the challenge, but I am un-satisfied with it. The original photo looked great on my computer, but to fit the guidelines for the contest I had to resize the image. (to meet file size and appropriate pixels)I was wondering how many of you were able to keep all the detail in your photos, without distorting the image - when adjusting it. Any help would be great, Thanks!

~Summer~
03/23/2003 12:44:30 AM · #9
[quote=summeris4u]I have a question...I am new to this website and in a sense new to photography. I submitted a photo for the challenge, but I am un-satisfied with it. The original photo looked great on my computer, but to fit the guidelines for the contest I had to resize the image. (to meet file size and appropriate pixels)I was wondering how many of you were able to keep all the detail in your photos, without distorting the image - when adjusting it. Any help would be great, Thanks!

Make sure image is close to 150 Kb size or at least 120 kb to get high quality Jpeg!



Message edited by author 2003-03-23 00:45:02.
03/23/2003 12:49:42 AM · #10
Originally posted by summeris4u:

I have a question...I am new to this website and in a sense new to photography. I submitted a photo for the challenge, but I am un-satisfied with it. The original photo looked great on my computer, but to fit the guidelines for the contest I had to resize the image. (to meet file size and appropriate pixels)I was wondering how many of you were able to keep all the detail in your photos, without distorting the image - when adjusting it. Any help would be great, Thanks!

~Summer~


The quality of the photo should be nearly as good as the original IF you didn't have to "crop" it too much. Cropping means (in case you don't know) selecting a part of the picture which then is left to make the entire picture. So try to shoot your pics so that as little cropping as possible will be needed later. Plus your camera may not have a enough pixel resolution as well, that, in conjunction with cropping "too much" could cause the poor quality. One other thing is, you should apply your adjustments (unsharp mask, etc.) only AFTER you size the pic down to 640 x whatever pixels. If you do it first and then resize, you may get unexpected results.

As far as my "Time" submission goes, I was worried that my idea and resulting picture would not be very good but I'm pretty happy with it... I have my fingers crossed. :)

03/23/2003 01:13:24 AM · #11
This was a tough one. I couldn't get my light just right, but I did get an image I'm happy with. I agree that there will be lots of lower scores because folks won't be able to make a clear connection from the image to the theme. I plan on being pretty liberal about it, and give people the benefit of the doubt. Time is a pretty inclusive subject after all.

Hey, good luck everyone!

David

Message edited by author 2003-03-23 01:14:05.
03/23/2003 01:30:26 AM · #12
When I adjusted the photo, all I did was re-size it. I did not use the crop feature. I took a photo of an old clock that had the numbers written in roman numerals. For some reason, after resizing the photo, there appears to be a clear line going across the center of the picture horizontally. (I have tried sharpening with no avail) This could otherwise go un-noticed, but the line runs through two roman numerals, making them appear as though they are not lined up. (meaning it appears as though there is a break in the numbers, and when the numbers continue through the break they are not lined up)The original picture did not show signs of this, until I adjusted it. Not sure if I am just causing more confusion? Or if I can't describe it visually enough, you can post your comments once all the pictures are up for voting. (also I do not have photoshop, I have Dell Image Expert<-- not sure if that is a good thing...also, my photo file size is 149kb- whatever the reason, I cannot get the image quality that most definatley everyone has. Thanks once again!
~Summer~
03/23/2003 06:51:39 AM · #13
I think that most people are going to avoid taking shots of clocks and watches, it's just too obvious. At the other hand, they're the first things that come in mind while brainstorming for ideas. I got stuck on this one, so I'm going to be the traditional guy this week :-)).

To Summer: I've got no experience with the software you use, but maybe you can try this: When you resize you normally have two options: resample or not. When you choose not, the pixel dimensions stay the same, so the quality (for printing) remains. The other one (the one we need) is resampling the image. This means that we are going to reduce the pixel dimensions. This means image degradation, no matter what. The best thing you can do is find out if you have any options how to resample your image. (in Photoshop you've got three: bicubic; bilinear and nearest neighbor) If you have these options, choose bicubic: this is the best option to keep the best possible image quality.
If you haven't got these options, you can look if you've got a 'save for web' function. This normally gives fair results.

But honestly: if you're serious about image processing, and you want to deliver quality work, consider bying a descent program, like photoshop or paint shop pro. (On the adobe website you can download fully functional tryout versions of Photoshop, or the lighter version, Elements)

03/23/2003 11:44:05 AM · #14
Photoshop Elements is adquate for most of what we do at DPC, is free for 30 days, and about $99 to buy. If you are on a PC (most Dells are, I understand), you can download The Gimp -- a free editor which I've never used but heard good things about from other DPC members -- available at www.gimp.org.
03/23/2003 11:53:53 AM · #15
So, there are many ways to shot clocks or watches... not only one crap way!
I made over 300 shots for this challenge > 10-12 looks good but one submission... first time i participate 8=)
03/24/2003 10:44:43 AM · #16
I took tons of shots for the challenge, then chose the one my wife liked the most. I was happy with it, but so far I'm at about a 4....Oh well. Better luck next time, huh?
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