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07/25/2006 02:51:00 PM · #26
Originally posted by Bear_Music:


When a border is indistinguishable from the image itself, it becomes something added TO the image itself. If you'd drawn a 1-pixel white border, then you could have added as much black as you wanted outside that because the white hairline would have defined the end of the image and the beginning of the border. That's the way I read it, anyway...

R.


Thanks Bear :)

That's a great explanation.
07/25/2006 02:54:52 PM · #27
It never fails to be completely refreshing and wonderful to see folks accept a DQ with even a modicum of decorum. Thanks, Techo! Sorry about the DQ but I'm glad you're motivated to continue participating.
07/25/2006 03:10:11 PM · #28
Originally posted by mk:

It never fails to be completely refreshing and wonderful to see folks accept a DQ with even a modicum of decorum. Thanks, Techo! Sorry about the DQ but I'm glad you're motivated to continue participating.


Thanks MK. I just take this as learning experience. So I'm not upset about the DQ. Now I understand the advanced editing rules much clearer and if there's ever any of a tiny doubt in the future, I'll ask for help. Only upset I had to learn on a blue ribbon pic. There was a take with more negative space in the original but the reflection was still there, so either way it was a DQ from the start. I also take with me the experience of taking the shot as well. So not much is lost after all :)

Oh and, congratulations to the new ribbon winners!

Message edited by author 2006-07-25 15:12:10.
07/25/2006 03:12:26 PM · #29
Originally posted by Techo:

Originally posted by mk:

It never fails to be completely refreshing and wonderful to see folks accept a DQ with even a modicum of decorum. Thanks, Techo! Sorry about the DQ but I'm glad you're motivated to continue participating.


Thanks MK. I just take this as learning experience. So I'm not upset about the DQ. Now I understand the advanced editing rules much clearer and if there's ever any of a tiny doubt in the future, I'll ask for help. Only upset I had to learn on a blue ribbon pic. There was a take with more negative space in the original but the reflection was still there, so either way it was a DQ from the start. I also take with me the experience of taking the shot as well. So not much is lost after all :)


You are an amazing person Techo, many many people get to learn from you today. And I'm not just talking about the photo. Your attitude is something to admire.
07/25/2006 03:13:59 PM · #30
I'm far from being the one to suggest how anyone should do anything but I feel very strongly about this suggestion:

I would have left the reflection in and just flipped or rotated the photo 180 degrees. After all it was "Abstract Food". Without the extra reflection it is just a picture of an egg.
07/25/2006 03:16:21 PM · #31
Originally posted by HBunch:


You are an amazing person Techo, many many people get to learn from you today. And I'm not just talking about the photo. Your attitude is something to admire.


I'll second this!
07/25/2006 03:16:41 PM · #32
Originally posted by liltool:

I'm far from being the one to suggest how anyone should do anything but I feel very strongly about this suggestion:

I would have left the reflection in and just flipped or rotated the photo 180 degrees. After all it was "Abstract Food". Without the extra reflection it is just a picture of an egg.


What is it with the reflection?
07/25/2006 03:23:01 PM · #33
Originally posted by liltool:

Without the extra reflection it is just a picture of an egg.


With the reflection it was still just a picture of an egg ;). I liked it a lot, bummer it got DQ'd, but really didn't see it as an abstract.
07/25/2006 03:28:08 PM · #34
Mine was DQ'd too. I got some wonderful comments though... actually a record number.

For those of you who asked how I did it, it's just a built-in effects filter in Paint Shop Pro. Its called Sandstone. Its a lot of fun to play with and I have quite a few photos of my playing in my portfolio.

I just won't be entering any more in contests LOL. Guess it was a little over the top. The SC gotta do what they gotta do.

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07/25/2006 03:30:39 PM · #35
DQ or no, it's in my favorites!! Thanks for a luscious image! You should sell that one to an egg company and make some MOOLA on it and then who'd have the last laugh?
I bet many more folks will remember YOUR image as the blue!! Negative advertising works wonders sometimes!
Put it out there as "Print Available" and watch it sell.

Message edited by author 2006-07-25 15:32:52.
07/25/2006 03:43:52 PM · #36
Originally posted by xion:

Originally posted by liltool:

I'm far from being the one to suggest how anyone should do anything but I feel very strongly about this suggestion:

I would have left the reflection in and just flipped or rotated the photo 180 degrees. After all it was "Abstract Food". Without the extra reflection it is just a picture of an egg.


What is it with the reflection?


With the reflection it is an abstracterish picture of an egg. I made that word up by the way. No need for another forum.
07/25/2006 04:18:45 PM · #37
Looking at this in a positive way, perhaps the DQ educates people on the difficulties of shooting a mirror at a low angle. I'm always calling this web-site a "CLASS".

Since the post-processing provided a "cheat" out of this problem it makes sense to DQ.

Message edited by author 2006-07-25 16:19:36.
07/25/2006 04:41:07 PM · #38
Congrats to the new ribbon winners. And a big thanks to Techo and Faye, two good attitudes displayed after being knocked out of the challenge. metatate said it -- "CLASS" -- as in you two are a classy act, and a fine example for the many dpc'ers who have a hard time acting like adults when things don't always go their way.
07/25/2006 04:57:29 PM · #39
I say we give Techo a special ribbon just for being a good sport. You know, like I should have won in Little League, but they gave it to some other guy...really ticked me off. I was a good sport for nuthin'.

Techo...that was an absolutely fantastic shot. You should be proud, ribbon or not.
07/25/2006 05:24:58 PM · #40
Usually I don't even notice a DQ on the front page, or I wonder which picture it is. This time I noticed it instantly.

Disappointing, but still an awesome picture and your editing skills are amazing too. You may have lost a ribbon, but I'm sure you can make some other use of that image - if not at dpcprints, I'm sure you can sell it somewhere else. If it were mine, it would probably land up on microstock, but really it's far too good an image for that.
07/25/2006 05:48:08 PM · #41
Originally posted by BradP:

Yeah, I'll probably get crapped on for this, but this is yet another case of a fine line. What is / what isn't a major element. A telephone pole isn't, backgrounds haven't been, I know I've cloned out as much cleaning up shots.
I'm lost.
I would have done the same and never gave it a second thought, even after entering 152 challenges here.

E.P. - way to be a stand-up adult about it. Not sure I would.

Edit to add:
Just ignore me - I'm out in left field as usual.
Something about not seeing a forest and four trees ;)


I agree with this Brad I now have doubts about things that I would take for granted as being legal.

07/25/2006 05:54:45 PM · #42
Originally posted by keegbow:

I agree with this Brad I now have doubts about things that I would take for granted as being legal.


What would be good is to have a secton on this site that had examples of what is and isnt legal under each rule set. This image could then be included under the "remove major elements" section as the "major element" in it seems to be one of the more contentious.

Being a PS newbie I would find this useful.
07/25/2006 05:57:21 PM · #43
Best DQ thread ever. :-)
07/25/2006 05:59:01 PM · #44
Wrong thread!

Message edited by author 2006-07-25 17:59:28.
07/25/2006 06:09:22 PM · #45
Hmmm so... (and just to understand rules) if Techo wouldnt have added the "black border", the clonning would have been fair? I am just traying to understand what is "cloning a mayor element" cause it doesnt seem (for me) he removed that much...
07/25/2006 06:17:28 PM · #46
Originally posted by gulliverita:

Hmmm so... (and just to understand rules) if Techo wouldnt have added the "black border", the clonning would have been fair? I am just traying to understand what is "cloning a mayor element" cause it doesnt seem (for me) he removed that much...


That's what I have been thinking. If any SC are available I have put a request in to have my B/W in color entry looked at because now I'm more confused then ever about the major element rule.
07/25/2006 06:19:20 PM · #47
Techo's dq was to my advantage and I was able to ribbon as a result. While I am elated, I really commend Techo for the amazingly gracious attitude. I think his image was a ribbon winner and deservedly so. It will always be a great image and Techo will always have my highest respect for the way he has responded. Well done. Thanks to everyone who made some great comments on my shot...

Enzo
07/25/2006 06:24:29 PM · #48
Originally posted by keegbow:

Originally posted by gulliverita:

Hmmm so... (and just to understand rules) if Techo wouldnt have added the "black border", the clonning would have been fair? I am just traying to understand what is "cloning a mayor element" cause it doesnt seem (for me) he removed that much...


That's what I have been thinking. If any SC are available I have put a request in to have my B/W in color entry looked at because now I'm more confused then ever about the major element rule.


How do I request that? I am also confused now... Do you think they can give us an answer before the deadline? (hmm I have had this picture for days and now I will have to take another, wait for response, re-edit or be DQ`d...) I am not liking this advanced rules :(
07/25/2006 06:36:04 PM · #49
Originally posted by gulliverita:

Originally posted by keegbow:

Originally posted by gulliverita:

Hmmm so... (and just to understand rules) if Techo wouldnt have added the "black border", the clonning would have been fair? I am just traying to understand what is "cloning a mayor element" cause it doesnt seem (for me) he removed that much...


That's what I have been thinking. If any SC are available I have put a request in to have my B/W in color entry looked at because now I'm more confused then ever about the major element rule.


How do I request that? I am also confused now... Do you think they can give us an answer before the deadline? (hmm I have had this picture for days and now I will have to take another, wait for response, re-edit or be DQ`d...) I am not liking this advanced rules :(


Go to Help - contact but it is not a validation it is just an opinion of a SC.
07/25/2006 07:04:00 PM · #50
Originally posted by Konador:

To clarify, the reflection was not the only reason for the DQ. The canvas was also expanded and black negative space added to the sides, changing the composition from the original with empty space which was not there before. Just a note so that people understand it fully.


This is hilarious. I think you should investigate all my challenge submissions, I'm sure you'd find several that you could disqualify. Was that a serious post?

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