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10/07/2005 11:05:39 PM · #1
I'm usually not one to complain, but can we go one challenge (it doesn't matter what it is) without having to see a photograph of a guitar at an angle? Try something different, it doesn't matter how good it comes out, just not another damn guitar.
10/07/2005 11:07:58 PM · #2
Guitars are cute...
10/07/2005 11:08:22 PM · #3
Like a guitar straight on?
10/07/2005 11:08:47 PM · #4
Add trees and buildings whilre youre at it. Oh, and those annoying people things. I can't stand those most of the time.
10/07/2005 11:10:39 PM · #5
Not as cute as OPKs, which I pretty much feel the same way s.e.stevens feels about guitars.

10/08/2005 12:45:20 AM · #6
I wish I was looking at the same challenges you are, 'cause I really like guitar shots :-)
Just checking on the current challenges, 3 on front page, 3 in voting,(that's 1499 photos) there are 3 shots of guitars at angles (2 in coffee shop, and 1 in from the ground up). I didn't go back and specifically check beyond that, but I know I don't see that many guitar shots (except there were quite a few in live music), and I look for 'em! Of course, that's only in the last year and a half, maybe there were a lot more before that...
10/08/2005 12:23:49 PM · #7
As much as I like the music they create, and enjoy their curved architecture, I am in agreement with the original post about guitars. As limiting as they are in a close up, the "up shots" or "down the neck" shots kind of run together to me. After being here for a bit of time, I start seeing different takes on the same thing, which is certainly to be expected, so it's hard to really get excited about something when you've seen it quite a few times. It's similar with piano keys. Sure have seen a few of those over the past months as well. And don't get me wrong, I do love them both, but their ability to evoke much sentiment in me is waining.
10/08/2005 12:49:06 PM · #8
I was gonna say that I've only used my guitar as a prop a couple of times, but it turns out to be four (in 300-plus entries). I don't think I use it exactly the way you describe though.

It's also important ot remember that, for many photographers, it is their first time trying a classic subject. It's not their fault you've become jaded -- why not judge them by how well they accomplished the goal, and not on your aesthetic fatigue?

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10/08/2005 12:57:01 PM · #9
I'd like to suggest accordions. They make a nice alternative to guitars.

I'd also love to see a challenge that doesn't have a picture of a sunset with the title of the picture being the same as the challenge title. For example, don't just submit your latest sunset shot and call it "Coffee Shop." However, please note that it's perfectly acceptable to do this with accordions. :-)
10/08/2005 01:04:40 PM · #10
I'm sick of seeing the same things over and over again. Do you know how many pictures are in the Coffee Shop challenge?! I'm sick of pictures! Start being original damn it! Puff... pictures.
10/08/2005 01:07:54 PM · #11
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Couldn't resist.
10/08/2005 01:18:22 PM · #12
I'm guilty

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10/08/2005 01:27:20 PM · #13
Yeah, I'm thinking it's a matter of preference because I like guitar shots. One daughter is learning to play guitar and another daughter is learning to play violin. I also just became the owner of an antique upright piano recently after wanting one since childhood. So maybe enjoying music gives me a biased opinion :)

(Or maybe they just look really cool in a photo, lol)

Love the shot BrenB, and the other shot of the pink one by orussell I would hang on my daughters bedroom wall if he was selling prints!
10/08/2005 01:31:42 PM · #14
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10/08/2005 01:39:05 PM · #15
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10/08/2005 02:10:43 PM · #16
OK, now stop whining.

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10/08/2005 02:19:46 PM · #17
I don't think that guitars show up all that much in Challenges but if were to pick this type of fight I'd go with Flowers and Sunsets.

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10/08/2005 03:52:11 PM · #18
Originally posted by pawdrix:

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Nice Strat! Here's mine:

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Nordlys, amused that this "There are too many guitar pictures" thread seems to be turning into a "Here are my guitar pictures" thread.

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10/08/2005 04:03:24 PM · #19
Originally posted by Nordlys:

Nordlys, amused that this "There are too many guitar pictures" thread seems to be turning into a "Here are my guitar pictures" thread.


ok... i'll jump in too, then...

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10/08/2005 04:05:20 PM · #20
Guitar... amps!!! I like 'em a lot. :-) Mine is rubish really, but if you own a Marshall or a good lookin Peavey, shoot it and show it!!
10/08/2005 04:48:22 PM · #21
i own a peavey electric bass amp - but it is camera shy ;}

10/08/2005 04:55:30 PM · #22
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10/08/2005 05:09:42 PM · #23
OK OK!!! I concede. Most of the shots shown in this thread - I REALLY LIKE! They have imaginative composition, color, or angles.

I'll take my foot out of my mouth now and go sit in the corner and put on my dunce cap.
10/08/2005 10:23:41 PM · #24
Cool!!! So this has turned into a 'show us your axe' thread :-)
(hijack alert)

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10/08/2005 10:52:16 PM · #25
I've used my guitars twice now... and will probably again (now that Blink182 autographed one of em).

Ew this one is bad...Guitar, Cigarette and no shirt...ahhhhh
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And then there was this one...geesh of love my Ibanez especially in drop D and plugged into the Boss GT-3:
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