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09/09/2002 02:21:09 PM · #51
Thanks!

I forgot to include Nike... and Disney and McDonalds and Lockheed/Martin-Marietta/Grumman/Northrup.... in the above list.

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/9/2002 2:21:53 PM.

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/9/2002 2:22:44 PM.
09/09/2002 02:24:26 PM · #52
Originally posted by lisae:
*Sings one of her favourite songs*

"Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves, and blood at the root,
Black bodies swingin' from the Southern trees,
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees"

Etc.


I know i said I wasn't going to post but -- this is billie holiday, righ?/


09/09/2002 02:24:53 PM · #53
This really pisses me off, what are you trying to say?

Originally posted by lisae:
*Sings one of her favourite songs*

"Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves, and blood at the root,
Black bodies swingin' from the Southern trees,
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees"

Etc.



09/09/2002 02:28:19 PM · #54
Originally posted by Zeissman:
This really pisses me off, what are you trying to say?

Originally posted by lisae:
[i]*Sings one of her favourite songs*

"Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves, and blood at the root,
Black bodies swingin' from the Southern trees,
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees"

Etc.



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down, zeissman. if you look at the picture it is titled strange fruit. billie holiday wrote and recorded a song called strange fruit referring to the lynchings in the south.

by the way, on the way to my in-laws house, there is a power line also with shoes hanging from it. what is up with that? why would you throw perfectly good shoes over a power line? am I missing something here?


09/09/2002 02:28:58 PM · #55
I know how you feel, last week I shot about 8 shots, made it black and white, ran a sharpeneing filter and submitted, and did fairly well.

This week I shot and shot, played with lighting, spent quite a bit of time post processing, and have on of my favorite photos or all time, and I am looking to finish in the bottom half of the pack.

Oh well, I know my tie in to the challenge was not as strong as I wanted (had to use a replacement for what I wanted), and there is some amazing stuff this week. I was guite stunned when I looked at the entrants Sunday night.

Originally posted by BigSmiles:
I hate getting up monday mornings and being disappointed that once again nobody sees the beauty in my picture the way I do. I get the same score with a picture I didn't really like as the one I really did like. What gives guys? Your voting strategies are so erratic it's frustrating! You like an old lady sitting in a train beside a TOTALLY BLOWN OUT window and she wins first place. Had the person in the train been a regular person countless people would have nitpicked the blown out window. (i'm only using that picture as an example.. dont be offended)

now I'm the first one to admit that the picture I submitted for the candid challenge was not my best work. I got low 5's and that's not so bad seeing as how the voting goes around here. This week, however, I submitted a picture I am pleased with, took much time to set up, the lighting is fine, the composition is sensible and there are little to no technical errors.... and I'm still in low 5's!!!! Pardon me for saying WHAT GIVES? Just cuz it's fruits and veggies I gotta do something outrageous to get your attention? Even when most of the outrageous shots are technically lacking in some form

I've had enough with this place.. back to school I go...



09/09/2002 02:31:27 PM · #56
I don't think that was the point. Not when we were talking about American Culture.

Originally posted by karmat:
Originally posted by Zeissman:
[i]This really pisses me off, what are you trying to say?

Originally posted by lisae:
[i]*Sings one of her favourite songs*




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down, zeissman. if you look at the picture it is titled strange fruit. billie holiday wrote and recorded a song called strange fruit referring to the lynchings in the south.

by the way, on the way to my in-laws house, there is a power line also with shoes hanging from it. what is up with that? why would you throw perfectly good shoes over a power line? am I missing something here?


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09/09/2002 02:34:59 PM · #57
Zeiss... I really liked GeneralE's photo and quoted the song to show I recognised the reference in the title. I adore that song. I have an album of Billie Holiday music that I listen to constantly.
09/09/2002 02:35:28 PM · #58
Originally posted by GeneralE:
Originally posted by lisae:
Did anyone say Americans were less "cultured"?


It is estimated that there are more than 10 million malnourished children in the US!

yup - that's a universal culture - millions of people having kids they can't afford to feed


* This message has been edited by the author on 9/9/2002 2:34:36 PM.
09/09/2002 02:36:38 PM · #59
yo. to those who have a problem with the americanization of this site, perhaps a dpchallenge.co.uk or a dpchallege.co.au is in line.

.COM STANDS FOR AMERICA!
09/09/2002 02:40:28 PM · #60
Yay! dpchallenge.com.au!! "You'll always be in the top 5, because that's how many people enter!"

:P
09/09/2002 02:46:43 PM · #61
So long as we're taking responsibility for McDonald's, I think someone should be apologizing for the Spice Girls and the Crocodile Hunter.

Drew :)
09/09/2002 02:48:16 PM · #62
Originally posted by Karen Bryan:
My beef is politics should not be used as an excuse for getting poor votes.

If someone doesn't "get" something it may have nothing to do with their upbringing. And if a photo scores low, it may not be because someone doesn't "get" it. Just may not be appealing to them is all.



This was my whole point. Perhaps it was missed.


09/09/2002 02:49:07 PM · #63
Crocodile Hunter was made by an American cable network, and never screened on Australian TV until a year or so after it screened over there :)

We would never give that guy his own TV show. Honestly, you guys...
09/09/2002 02:52:45 PM · #64
How about talking about photography again.
09/09/2002 02:59:22 PM · #65
Originally posted by karmat:

by the way, on the way to my in-laws house, there is a power line also with shoes hanging from it. what is up with that? why would you throw perfectly good shoes over a power line? am I missing something here?


I believe there are a couple possibilities. They may be worn-out. Or if they're good, a pretty good way to establish your dominance over another is to "lynch" their $120 sneakers, no?
Or, to be more in line with my original point, how about the "lynching" of young black men by convincing them that they need $120 sneakers...distorting their economic futures.

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/9/2002 3:02:38 PM.
09/09/2002 03:12:59 PM · #66
Have just got back in from taking my picture of an old tractor with negative space around it, and I can't believe the response to my American/English thing! I knew you yanks like to talk but this is incredible. How many different ways can you say blah blah blah!
09/09/2002 03:13:23 PM · #67
Originally posted by GeneralE:
Originally posted by karmat:
[i]
by the way, on the way to my in-laws house, there is a power line also with shoes hanging from it. what is up with that? why would you throw perfectly good shoes over a power line? am I missing something here?


I believe there are a couple possibilities. They may be worn-out. Or if they're good, a pretty good way to establish your dominance over another is to "lynch" their $120 sneakers, no?
Or, to be more in line with my original point, how about the "lynching" of young black men by convincing them that they need $120 sneakers...distorting their economic futures[/i]

Hey, it is not just young black men that are being "lynched" that way. In my area, it is predominantly white and Cherokee Indian and we deal with the same things. That ain't a black thing, that's a lynching of young america, period.


09/09/2002 03:18:48 PM · #68
Originally posted by Martin:
Have just got back in from taking my picture of an old tractor with negative space around it, and I can't believe the response to my American/English thing! I knew you yanks like to talk but this is incredible. How many different ways can you say blah blah blah!

Apparently about as many ways as you or anyone. Did you understand the point, or blow it off to blah blah blah?



09/09/2002 03:19:25 PM · #69
I just spent $175 on a pair of sneakers and now you're telling me I'm being lynched by Corporate America?

OH MY GOD IF I ONLY KNEW THIS YESTERDAY.
09/09/2002 03:22:31 PM · #70
Why would you ever spend that kind of $$ on sneakers in the first place?
*grin*.

09/09/2002 03:29:33 PM · #71
Originally posted by Karen Bryan:
Why would you ever spend that kind of $$ on sneakers in the first place?
*grin*.


I dunno. In reality, I just spent $40 on a sweet pair of Adidas, but I've spent years of hard work and practice becoming a sarcastic prick.


09/09/2002 03:30:44 PM · #72
Stick them on an old tractor, take a picture of them and you could win the DP Challange! This will justify the expense.
09/09/2002 03:33:59 PM · #73
Originally posted by Martin:
Stick them on an old tractor, take a picture of them and you could win the DP Challange! This will justify the expense.

Or go jogging with your boss and write them off your taxes...
09/09/2002 04:06:28 PM · #74
Strange Fruit
Lewis Allen*/Billie Holiday

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is the fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

Originally posted by karmat:
I know i said I wasn't going to post but -- this is billie holiday, right?


Mostly -- it is credited to Lewis Allen/Billie Holiday, but "...sources document Lewis Allen as a pen name for Abel Meeropol. Abel Meeropol was a Jewish school teacher in New York who wrote the poem, Strangefruit as a result of seeing photographs of a lynching."

You can read about the first performance and find a link to a sound file at
strangefruit.org.

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/9/2002 4:06:42 PM.

* This message has been edited by the author on 9/9/2002 4:07:22 PM.
09/09/2002 04:22:03 PM · #75
I know how you feel, last week I shot about 8 shots, made it black and white, ran a sharpeneing filter and submitted, and did fairly well.

This week I shot and shot, played with lighting, spent quite a bit of time post processing, and have on of my favorite photos or all time, and I am looking to finish in the bottom half of the pack.

Oh well, I know my tie in to the challenge was not as strong as I wanted (had to use a replacement for what I wanted), and there is some amazing stuff this week. I was guite stunned when I looked at the entrants Sunday night.

Originally posted by BigSmiles:
I hate getting up monday mornings and being disappointed that once again nobody sees the beauty in my picture the way I do. I get the same score with a picture I didn't really like as the one I really did like. What gives guys? Your voting strategies are so erratic it's frustrating! You like an old lady sitting in a train beside a TOTALLY BLOWN OUT window and she wins first place. Had the person in the train been a regular person countless people would have nitpicked the blown out window. (i'm only using that picture as an example.. dont be offended)

now I'm the first one to admit that the picture I submitted for the candid challenge was not my best work. I got low 5's and that's not so bad seeing as how the voting goes around here. This week, however, I submitted a picture I am pleased with, took much time to set up, the lighting is fine, the composition is sensible and there are little to no technical errors.... and I'm still in low 5's!!!! Pardon me for saying WHAT GIVES? Just cuz it's fruits and veggies I gotta do something outrageous to get your attention? Even when most of the outrageous shots are technically lacking in some form

I've had enough with this place.. back to school I go...



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