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04/29/2002 12:28:37 AM · #1
On first impression, it looks like a lot of people didn't get this one ... I don't think that having your feet on the ground counted. Maybe it is just me, but I don't even see a lot of the predicted cliche' shots.
04/29/2002 12:52:09 AM · #2
I'm a bit confused by some of the entries too. Maybe I didn't get it <shrugs>.
04/29/2002 01:01:29 AM · #3
One thing that really got on my nerves is the amount of telephone poles in these shots, if you are gonna take a picture try to keep all the ugly stuff out.
04/29/2002 01:28:13 AM · #4
Originally posted by Corey:
One thing that really got on my nerves is the amount of telephone poles in these shots, if you are gonna take a picture try to keep all the ugly stuff out.

I'll try to remember to carry a chainsaw with me when taking pictures.
04/29/2002 02:07:53 AM · #5
Originally posted by rjhawkin:

I'll try to remember to carry a chainsaw with me when taking pictures.


Or, just move to the side, or just zoom in, or just crop...

There's usually no excuse for random stray objects that aren't part of the subject being in the picture. There's almost always a way to recompose to remove unwanted elements.

Sometimes I just can't get everything out no matter how kmuch I try. In those cases I rubber stamp them out in PS aftewards. Since I can't do that here, I don't submit some photos for that reason.
04/29/2002 02:58:03 AM · #6
Originally posted by mykoleary:
Originally posted by rjhawkin:
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I'll try to remember to carry a chainsaw with me when taking pictures.


Or, just move to the side, or just zoom in, or just crop...

There's usually no excuse for random stray objects that aren't part of the subject being in the picture. There's almost always a way to recompose to remove unwanted elements.

Sometimes I just can't get everything out no matter how kmuch I try. In those cases I rubber stamp them out in PS aftewards. Since I can't do that here, I don't submit some photos for that reason.[/i]

Of course, it is impossible to please everyone! I had one person say I had too much background, then another said I should have had more ... there is probably one that wanted more telephone poles!
On a side note ... generally if you take something out of the photo with the cloning tool(such as a telephone pole), it is then considered photo art and not a photograph.
04/29/2002 04:20:24 AM · #7
generally if you take something out of the photo with the cloning tool(such as a telephone pole), it is then considered photo art and not a photograph.

"Considered" by who? Sounds like DigitalPhotoContest bs to me...


04/29/2002 05:02:30 AM · #8
you can interpret random stray objects as:

random stray objects and bad photographic skills, or;

a photographer grappling with the reality that he has been expelled onto earth within the bounds of movement and distraction no man could describe. but he's certainly going to take a picture to show you the horror of it all. what a soldier
04/29/2002 05:21:32 AM · #9
I thought the challenge was pretty clear this time. I rejected a couple of great photos I took because they weren't clearly taken from the ground up. I literally got next to the ground and pointed my camera upwards to take my photos. You can't check the focus in that perspective so it took many tries. I thought that was the biggest thing to this challenge.

I think many people just didn't try on this challenge.
04/29/2002 05:42:20 AM · #10
Originally posted by shortredneck:
I think many people just didn't try on this challenge.

Didn't try, or didn't want to lay on the ground in public? ;)

I think more than anything people try to use 'creativity' as a crutch to avoid the real challenge. I know I tried a few. Just for the record, mine is definitely NOT a 'creative interpretation'. I threw those out.

There is a big difference between 'creative interpretation' and 'creative photography'. Obviously, creative interpretation is scoring low with the crowd.

04/29/2002 06:56:28 AM · #11
Originally posted by shortredneck:
I thought the challenge was pretty clear this time. I rejected a couple of great photos I took because they weren't clearly taken from the ground up. I literally got next to the ground and pointed my camera upwards to take my photos. You can't check the focus in that perspective so it took many tries. I thought that was the biggest thing to this challenge.

I think many people just didn't try on this challenge.


I used an extremely mini-tripod. One of the real advantages of the Canon G2 for this sort of challenge is the tilt and swivel LCD display - you can have it right around facing forward so you can still see what you are taking, even with the camera lying down on the back...
Otherwise this challenge would have been even harder, and involved more mirrors :)



* This message has been edited by the author on 4/29/2002 6:57:01 AM.
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