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04/22/2002 09:06:30 AM · #1
Am I the only one that don't get it? The challenge for this week. I don't want to have people telling me that it doesn't represent the ground up! text
04/22/2002 09:09:30 AM · #2
My impression is that we lay down on the ground and shoot from that perspective. But then again, I could be wrong.
04/22/2002 09:11:50 AM · #3
My impression is that it should be any shot where you are looking up, regardless if you are standing or laying.
04/22/2002 09:14:20 AM · #4
You could interpret "from the ground up" very broadly, such as any photo taken at an angle between horizontal and vertical, but whether anyone else would agree with that wide interpretation is a different matter entirely...
04/22/2002 09:32:42 AM · #5
Originally posted by shortredneck:
My impression is that we lay down on the ground and shoot from that perspective. But then again, I could be wrong.

You don't have to necessarily LAY on the ground. :) Your camera should just be close to it. :)
04/22/2002 09:42:04 AM · #6
Sounds like a winner to me! I don't think I'll have any problems with this one at all then.
04/22/2002 10:22:14 AM · #7
Thanks for clearing that up for me. :) I already have an idea. Unlike last week.
04/22/2002 10:31:38 AM · #8
This challenge should produce much closer shots to the subject.

Cant wait to start shooting tomorrow.

04/22/2002 10:48:35 AM · #9
Originally posted by eddy:
This challenge should produce much closer shots to the subject.

Not necessarily, since the subject merely needs to near/on the upwards line between the camera and the sky...


04/22/2002 10:55:00 AM · #10
OK ... simplify ... imagine yourself an ant. How would you see the world if you looked up?
04/22/2002 10:55:55 AM · #11
Originally posted by AnAUTiger:
OK ... simplify ... imagine yourself an ant. How would you see the world if you looked up?

Exactly.
04/22/2002 04:56:51 PM · #12
So... I assume models in skirts are out of the question? (sorry, just couldn't resist) ;)
04/22/2002 05:04:31 PM · #13
Originally posted by AnAUTiger:
OK ... simplify ... imagine yourself an ant. How would you see the world if you looked up?

Ok what if your ant was on top of the flag pole on top of the world trade center on sept 10 2001?


The simple can always be obfuscated and be made complex. Look at any government.
04/22/2002 05:07:12 PM · #14
We should start a pool for which image will have the most entries. We could start with shooting up:

Legs
Flag Poles, Street Lights, Drain Pipes etc
Buildings (mostly corners)
Trees
04/23/2002 08:31:36 AM · #15
I doubt anyone will complain if we see lots of leg shots :D

Do you guys expect to see more wide angle shots than zoom?

04/23/2002 08:33:13 AM · #16
Do you think it is unfair to use a fisheye lense?
04/23/2002 09:38:30 AM · #17
Originally posted by arnit:
Do you think it is unfair to use a fisheye lense?

Nope.
04/23/2002 09:38:34 AM · #18
Originally posted by eddy:
I doubt anyone will complain if we see lots of leg shots :D

Do you guys expect to see more wide angle shots than zoom?




It probably depends on what the legs look like...
04/23/2002 09:38:56 AM · #19
Originally posted by arnit:
Do you think it is unfair to use a fisheye lense?

Other than making people jealous, nope.
04/23/2002 10:17:04 AM · #20
Originally posted by eddy:
I doubt anyone will complain if we see lots of leg shots :D



you've obviously never seen my legs !
04/23/2002 05:22:57 PM · #21
I was obviously thinking of shooting something from the perspective of being close to the ground or something that is coming out of the ground. However, "from the ground up" can also mean the beginning of something. For example: "From the ground up, this table was built to support over 300 pounds."
04/23/2002 06:31:47 PM · #22
that's true. however just so you know, you are now flirting with the 'Voter Bafflement Zone...' ;)

Originally posted by allan_liu:
I was obviously thinking of shooting something from the perspective of being close to the ground or something that is coming out of the ground. However, "from the ground up" can also mean the beginning of something. For example: "From the ground up, this table was built to support over 300 pounds."


04/23/2002 07:03:05 PM · #23
This particular challenge has become a little tougher since the 'cliche predictor' thread....

I really didn't like that thread at all. That's why I didn't post in it. It really bugs me that some folks don't take into consideration that there are newbie and novice photographers in here. Those shots that they spoke of in that thread are NOT 'cliche' for those folks. Everyone can't have a high end camera and everyone can't make phenomenal photos.

I'll be sure to check all of *their* results when the voting for that challenge is completed and see how they stack up :)

04/23/2002 08:41:37 PM · #24
I was slightly bothered as well, because I am worried it will discourage people from posting "cliche" shots.

I hope people realize that cliches are cliches for a reason. Some people may be disgusted by cliche shots, but many people really like those types of shots. That's what makes them cliche!

And I think the fact that 2 of the top 5 were water shots speaks for itself. In fact, the majority of the water shots were in the top 50 last challenge, and that's even when quite a few people were rating the water photos lower than others simple because they were cliche.

Originally posted by jmsetzler:
That's why I didn't post in it. It really bugs me that some folks don't take into consideration that there are newbie and novice photographers in here.


04/23/2002 08:59:52 PM · #25
I agree with you.. I even received one comment on mine stating that this voter was reserving his higher scores for the non-water shots...

I can understand that scoring all these 'same subject' photos could become tedious if you don't like the shots. I would recommend solving that problem by not trying to score all the shots in one sitting.

This type of voter is not voting on the merit of each individual shot, and this type of voting will remain. I am not complaining about that. Scoring well in one of these challenges says something because of the diversity of voters we have here. Some voters are totally subjective and could care less about the technical prowess in a photograph. Others could care less what the subject is and will criticize a misaligned pixel.

Take "got toast" for instance... 11 people gave that shot a score of 1. I can't really fathom that at all.. It was a great photo IMHO. If those 11 ones had been 5,6, or 7, I think the outcome of that challenge would have been dramatically different for Arnit....

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