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06/12/2006 12:52:08 AM · #1
I'm starting to feel a little depressed by the challenges lately, first failure, then empty rooms, now desolation.... at least there shouldn't be much to argue about on this one.
06/12/2006 12:53:19 AM · #2
I bet this one is going to have a whole lotta good shots in it....

It's a very open subject and fits the DPC taste very well, you know.
06/12/2006 12:54:19 AM · #3
hmmm, to find desolation in lush green Washington or Oregon. That's gonna be a challenge...
06/12/2006 01:00:19 AM · #4
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

hmmm, to find desolation in lush green Washington or Oregon. That's gonna be a challenge...


3 words: Mount St. Helens...

R.
06/12/2006 01:00:38 AM · #5
Because it is inevitable, and it this case, probably helpful:

des·o·late adj.
1a. Devoid of inhabitants; deserted: “streets which were usually so thronged now grown desolate” (Daniel Defoe).
1b. Barren; lifeless: the rocky, desolate surface of the moon.
2. Rendered unfit for habitation or use: the desolate cities of war-torn Europe.
3. Dreary; dismal.
4. Bereft of friends or hope; sad and forlorn. See Synonyms at sad.
06/12/2006 01:03:43 AM · #6
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

hmmm, to find desolation in lush green Washington or Oregon. That's gonna be a challenge...


3 words: Mount St. Helens...

R.


Thanks Bear, I can see it from the enterance to my neighborhood, but didn't quite think of it. I think it's got a good amount of snow though still...
06/12/2006 01:04:22 AM · #7
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

hmmm, to find desolation in lush green Washington or Oregon. That's gonna be a challenge...


He, he, I was thinking the same, but about British Columbia.
06/12/2006 01:05:49 AM · #8
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

hmmm, to find desolation in lush green Washington or Oregon. That's gonna be a challenge...


3 words: Mount St. Helens...

R.


Thanks Bear, I can see it from the enterance to my neighborhood, but didn't quite think of it. I think it's got a good amount of snow though still...


Johnston Ridge is open. Last I checked (a few weeks ago) Windy Ridge was closed due to snow.

Message edited by author 2006-06-12 08:31:25.
06/12/2006 01:08:18 AM · #9
maybe I should just take a screen shot of my current Shadow II score...it's pretty desolate :-(
06/12/2006 01:20:57 AM · #10
some fine examples from my favourites:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
06/12/2006 01:28:24 AM · #11
Originally posted by margiemu:

I'm starting to feel a little depressed by the challenges lately, first failure, then empty rooms, now desolation.... at least there shouldn't be much to argue about on this one.


I am sad already. Maybe the failure and empty rooms were to get us sad enough.
06/12/2006 02:09:35 AM · #12
Originally posted by crayon:

some fine examples from my favourites:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


I think you're using a different language to me. Only the first of these has any connection, and then only it's environment.
06/12/2006 02:48:04 AM · #13
Originally posted by e301:

Originally posted by crayon:

some fine examples from my favourites:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


I think you're using a different language to me. Only the first of these has any connection, and then only it's environment.

From DrAchoo's post above... the definition of desolate includes:
4. Bereft of friends or hope; sad and forlorn. See Synonyms at sad.
06/12/2006 02:49:47 AM · #14
I Dunno but I seem to be going well with those ones lol
06/12/2006 02:53:58 AM · #15
Originally posted by crayon:

Originally posted by e301:

Originally posted by crayon:

some fine examples from my favourites:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


I think you're using a different language to me. Only the first of these has any connection, and then only it's environment.

From DrAchoo's post above... the definition of desolate includes:
4. Bereft of friends or hope; sad and forlorn. See Synonyms at sad.


Oh, I'm sure they fit with your understanding of the word - even perhaps/probably a wider use of it. I don't agree - I think it implies a far stronger emotion than that.
06/12/2006 03:02:37 AM · #16
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30214/thumb/265751.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30214/thumb/265751.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
perhaps?
06/12/2006 03:13:45 AM · #17
Originally posted by ltsimring:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30214/thumb/265751.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30214/thumb/265751.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
perhaps?

yeah, since it's so tough to show desolation to some voters, might as well do a bare landscape for this challenge XD
06/12/2006 03:47:58 AM · #18
Originally posted by crayon:

Originally posted by ltsimring:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30214/thumb/265751.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30214/thumb/265751.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
perhaps?

yeah, since it's so tough to show desolation to some voters, might as well do a bare landscape for this challenge XD


That's nice if you have one around, I live in a small country with 16 milion other people, there's no bare landscape left here LOL Mmmm....I might find me some nice desolated dune, but as it is full summer overhere, they probably will be overcrowded with tourists. On the other hand, I might find a desolated feeling person in a crowd too. Arghhh, tough one.
06/12/2006 04:28:40 AM · #19
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

hmmm, to find desolation in lush green Washington or Oregon. That's gonna be a challenge...


I looked in my inspiration box, it was empty, barren and lifeless.
...voila.....

Message edited by author 2006-06-12 04:28:53.
06/12/2006 05:40:49 AM · #20
A couple of links in this thread will help if you're looking for the old-empty-building type of desolation.
06/12/2006 09:50:09 AM · #21
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

hmmm, to find desolation in lush green Washington or Oregon. That's gonna be a challenge...


My thoughts exactly. Especially since I'm fairly tied to around my house, or between schools and soccer practices. Not a lot of desolation in our neighborhood. The schools will be empty at the end of the week, but I sincerely doubt many people feel desolate about that. Sigh. This one will take a bit of creative thinking for me. I can think of lots of great images... just not ones I can get around here.
06/12/2006 10:04:38 AM · #22
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Desolation can happen in the suburbs. :) One of my favorite images of all time...
06/12/2006 10:12:28 AM · #23
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Because it is inevitable, and it this case, probably helpful:

des·o·late adj.
1a. Devoid of inhabitants; deserted: “streets which were usually so thronged now grown desolate” (Daniel Defoe).
1b. Barren; lifeless: the rocky, desolate surface of the moon.
2. Rendered unfit for habitation or use: the desolate cities of war-torn Europe.
3. Dreary; dismal.
4. Bereft of friends or hope; sad and forlorn. See Synonyms at sad.


Here is what I found desolation to mean straight from dictionary.com. I'm worried that Dr. Achoo's definition and the definition i have are different and may cause a problem if I decide to enter this challenge

desolation

n 1: the state of being decayed or destroyed [syn: devastation] 2: a bleak and desolate atmosphere [syn: bleakness] 3: sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned [syn: forlornness, loneliness] 4: an event that results in total destruction [syn: devastation]

06/12/2006 10:16:55 AM · #24
Originally posted by e301:

Originally posted by crayon:

some fine examples from my favourites:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/308/thumb/146420.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/125/thumb/32757.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


I think you're using a different language to me. Only the first of these has any connection, and then only it's environment.


I agree...I don't see any connection with the first image by jj (very little at best). He doesn't look sad to me....more contemplative.

The doggie kinda fits (Bereft of friends or hope; sad and forlorn)

Do I smell a ton of dnmc's en route???

Message edited by author 2006-06-12 10:23:35.
06/12/2006 10:48:26 AM · #25
Would a man selling postcards of the hanging get through?
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