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03/29/2005 08:32:52 AM · #1
I came from my vacations yesterday with a pic for that challenge. But, now, I was watching the post of the challenge, and I got a doubt: The pic has to be something in common of the beggining of the world or it can be a pic about the beginning of a thing, feeling, action...?
03/29/2005 08:36:22 AM · #2
Note that there is no explanation for the challenge, only "in the beginning..." so let your interpretative juices flow. I expect to see lots of religiously themed images tho...
03/29/2005 08:41:42 AM · #3
Thanks John for your reply. Be sure mine won´t be a religious image.

Originally posted by strangeghost:

Note that there is no explanation for the challenge, only "in the beginning..." so let your interpretative juices flow. I expect to see lots of religiously themed images tho...
03/29/2005 08:43:33 AM · #4
The description itself is very vague and open to many interpretations. No mention of religion, world, etc. The traditional use of "In the beginning" is religious based, but I think anything showing "newness" should meet the challenge given that there are no precise illiterations to what beginning they're referring to. What the voter's consensus will be, I have no idea. Just my 2 bits.
03/29/2005 08:44:12 AM · #5
The photo I submitted has nothing to do with religion. It's humorous (I hope.) I can't wait to see everyone's interpretation of this challenge.
03/29/2005 08:45:51 AM · #6
Originally posted by Alexys:

Thanks John for your reply. Be sure mine won´t be a religious image.


Mine's not either. Glad to hear others are thinking outside the "Genesis Box."
03/29/2005 08:47:52 AM · #7
Be sure to post how many "does not meet the challenge" comments you get. lol
03/29/2005 08:52:18 AM · #8
I think we'll see lots of baby shots, cosmic debris, frogs emerging from ponds, sprouting flowers etc.

Personally, I've got nothing. The ideas that are stuck in my head, I can't execute.
03/29/2005 08:53:12 AM · #9
Do you think that? I think it wouldn´t be right if people gives love votes to all the pics has nothing to do with religion. In the challenge´s details there is no reference to religion, isn´t it?

Originally posted by Telehubbie:

Be sure to post how many "does not meet the challenge" comments you get. lol
03/29/2005 08:56:32 AM · #10
In the beginning, boxes hadn't been invented yet. You could always try thinking outside the large, hollow gourd, but it's just not the same.
03/29/2005 08:56:46 AM · #11
Originally posted by Alexys:

Do you think that? I think it wouldn´t be right if people gives love votes to all the pics has nothing to do with religion. In the challenge´s details there is no reference to religion, isn´t it?


No, but you never know how the voters are going to go. Remember the two rules of DPC voter response:
1) The Voters are always right.
2) If the Voters are wrong, see rule #1.
03/29/2005 08:59:08 AM · #12
Originally posted by strangeghost:


1) The Voters are always right.
2) If the Voters are wrong, see rule #1.


If I were searching for a quote or signature line to add to my profile, this would be it :0)
03/29/2005 09:03:21 AM · #13
Originally posted by Alexys:

Do you think that? I think it wouldn´t be right if people gives love votes to all the pics has nothing to do with religion. In the challenge´s details there is no reference to religion, isn´t it?

Originally posted by Telehubbie:

Be sure to post how many "does not meet the challenge" comments you get. lol


No, I just think there will be a lot of that kind of interpretation during the voting. I'm not one of those. There's always a lot of "does not meet the challenge" in certain challenges.
03/29/2005 09:04:53 AM · #14
Originally posted by scalvert:

In the beginning, boxes hadn't been invented yet. You could always try thinking outside the large, hollow gourd, but it's just not the same.


That's too funny!!! Good one! LMAO
03/29/2005 09:37:30 AM · #15
FWIW, religious themes have not scored well in the past, though particular stories (like Adam & Eve) tend to do OK. Voters do appreciate a fresh approach if it's well executed, and I expect to see a wide range of interpretations (and at least one black frame). Cliches (like eggs) will bomb unless there's something exceptional about the shot. There are relatively few entries for an Open challenge, which usually means people struggled with ideas. I look forward to seeing what everyone came up with.
03/29/2005 09:38:00 AM · #16
You could shoot the beginning of a race where is says "START" there's nothing that says it has to be the beginning of the world. Just the beginning of something. In fact, I bet that the people who try to capture the 'beginning of the world' will ultimately be setting themselves up for failure as everyone's perception is probably a bit different. Take the race for example, there is only one way to start a race -- no one can argue with that. Think outside the box.
03/29/2005 11:36:25 AM · #17
Maybe someone will attemp to get adam and eve hatching from an egg at the crack of dawn?

Oh well mine is the religous one but i figured we would see a lot of repitition anyway so just trid to use this challenge to improve my photography skills since I am new to this, I had a lot of ideas on this but was unable to pull them off in this very early stage of experience... I'm thinking we will see lots of sunrise shots though. At least mine wont be one of those andi hope people rate mine based on the quality of the photo above all else..and i hope not to get any 1's :}

mandy
03/29/2005 08:02:44 PM · #18
I'm expecting comments all over the board.
(Ok. I'm hoping for comments--whatever they cover.)

Mine could be taken as "religious"--or not.
Mine could be taken as "cliche"--and probably will be.
Mine could be taken as "the beginning of the world"--but shouldn't be.

I just think that it will be a refreshing change from "Bored"--just home mine could not be taken as boring!
03/29/2005 08:02:47 PM · #19
I've worked hard on this challenge. I just checked my edit folder for this challenge and I've worked 27 separate edits looking for that elusive perfection. I'm resting now, let the voting begin.

BTW, this challenge has grown to a respectable sized open challenge. I had hoped earlier that the field would stay small. 248 and counting as I write.
03/29/2005 08:14:14 PM · #20
Originally posted by mlhop05:

Maybe someone will attemp to get adam and eve hatching from an egg at the crack of dawn?

Oh well mine is the religous one but i figured we would see a lot of repitition anyway so just trid to use this challenge to improve my photography skills since I am new to this, I had a lot of ideas on this but was unable to pull them off in this very early stage of experience... I'm thinking we will see lots of sunrise shots though. At least mine wont be one of those andi hope people rate mine based on the quality of the photo above all else..and i hope not to get any 1's :}

mandy
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Message edited by author 2005-03-29 20:14:44.
03/29/2005 08:21:14 PM · #21
Originally posted by KaDi:

I'm expecting comments all over the board.
(Ok. I'm hoping for comments--whatever they cover.)

Mine could be taken as "religious"--or not.
Mine could be taken as "cliche"--and probably will be.
Mine could be taken as "the beginning of the world"--but shouldn't be.


I just think that it will be a refreshing change from "Bored"--just home mine could not be taken as boring!


This is exactly how mine can be interpreted as well. :-)
03/29/2005 09:16:46 PM · #22
I'm just hoping that with a theme this broad, people won't do the usual and dock big points for pictures not obedient to whichever particular angle of 'In the Beginning' that they chose to take and dub them "Does not meet Challenge." I believe that the theme of this challenge broad on purpose; it's to get us thinking on all sorts of different levels. Just because a picture doesn't fit the same line of thinking that your picture did, it doesn't necissarily mean that it doesn't meet the challenge. Let's all repeat that last sentence together a few times before the voting begins.
-Annette

Message edited by author 2005-03-29 21:17:51.
03/29/2005 09:31:01 PM · #23
i think mine is going to be very cliche. Oh well, i like it :)
03/29/2005 09:36:01 PM · #24
Mine is not religious either but I'm very pleased with it. I had a hard time choosing.
03/29/2005 09:37:57 PM · #25
Originally posted by Catbird:

Just because a picture doesn't fit the same line of thinking that your picture did, it doesn't necissarily mean that it doesn't meet the challenge.
-Annette


Originally posted by Catbird:

Just because a picture doesn't fit the same line of thinking that your picture did, it doesn't necissarily mean that it doesn't meet the challenge.
-Annette


Originally posted by Catbird:

Just because a picture doesn't fit the same line of thinking that your picture did, it doesn't necissarily mean that it doesn't meet the challenge.
-Annette


Originally posted by KaDi:

Just because a picture doesn't fit the same line of thinking that your picture did, it doesn't necissarily mean that it doesn't meet the challenge.
-Kadi
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