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09/24/2003 11:24:48 AM · #1
The challenge description: "Your subject should be placed, seated, or lying stably, with a feeling of calm to the shot."

Your subject does not have to be a person, child or pet. Happy voting. :)
09/24/2003 11:37:01 AM · #2
Any subject can meet the challenge :)
09/24/2003 12:21:12 PM · #3
According to my 1 comment, [EDITED] does not meet the challenge which I don't agree with. Your right Mr. Seltzer, subject can be anything.

Message edited by Konador - Please don't make references to current entries.
09/24/2003 12:25:22 PM · #4
is it 'legal' to let us know which picture is yours before the voting has ended?
09/24/2003 12:26:49 PM · #5
With my 3.75 rating, does it matter?
09/24/2003 12:27:10 PM · #6
Originally posted by ewall53:

is it 'legal' to let us know which picture is yours before the voting has ended?


I dont think so :o
09/24/2003 01:08:11 PM · #7
Originally posted by ScottK:

The challenge description: "Your subject should be placed, seated, or lying stably, with a feeling of calm to the shot."

Your subject does not have to be a person, child or pet. Happy voting. :)

Well done Scott! Could also add that some shots may not be a cliche or state the bleedin' obvious!!

At 3.8, my lowest score ever I just hope that no one listens to your reminder and that I can claim some satisfaction from being bottom of the pile. ;D
09/24/2003 01:14:25 PM · #8
Oh, if that's the goal (ala BobsterLobster), then let me amend my statement: All subjects MUST be a person, child or pet. Preferably all three. All other entries get must get a 1. :)
09/24/2003 01:18:02 PM · #9
Originally posted by ScottK:

The challenge description: "Your subject should be placed, seated, or lying stably, with a feeling of calm to the shot."

Your subject does not have to be a person, child or pet. Happy voting. :)

How you place a whole town,vehicle or a bird in sitting or laying position?
Are you people just got out of the military!
Anything can be at rest and will meet the challenge.
Some voters are just too narrow minded!
09/24/2003 01:25:38 PM · #10
Since just about anything can be "At Rest", I think the most important part of the challenge brief is "with a feeling of calm to the shot."...
09/24/2003 01:27:39 PM · #11
I've already been told I don't meet the challenge. I'd just like to take this opportunity to scream "the subject was totally stable, immobile for the entire shoot!". And I challenge anybody to explain to me (after the voting, of course) just how I should persuade the aforementioned subject "sit".

There. I feel better now. :-)
09/24/2003 02:06:58 PM · #12
I agree wtih eddy.

There were very few photos I thought conveyed the feeling of calm. I was quite dissapointed in this bunch.

And I am sick of cats and dogs.
09/24/2003 02:10:07 PM · #13
There are a lot of photos this week, and in recent weeks, that I do believe have been shoehorned into these challenges. Sure.. they do meet the challenge in some obscure and abstract way.

People also have expectations as to what does and doesn't meet the challenge. When you get all artistic and esoteric, don't expect a lot :)
09/24/2003 03:22:17 PM · #14
I had no cats to hand - no dogs - no kids (that ever rest) - no sleeping strangers - no lounging frogs - no typically resting animate objects whatsover. So the voters now have something they must think about.

And they're refusing to! ;D
09/24/2003 03:31:17 PM · #15
Originally posted by pitsaman:

How you place a whole town,vehicle or a bird in sitting or laying position?

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09/24/2003 03:53:32 PM · #16
Originally posted by Jon Lucas:

I had no cats to hand - no dogs - no kids (that ever rest) - no sleeping strangers - no lounging frogs - no typically resting animate objects whatsover. So the voters now have something they must think about.

And they're refusing to! ;D


It's the whole thought process that so many are unable to comprehend...just like the sports challenge if they didn't see the sport in action they just didn't take the time to figure out how it related to sports.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste but so many waste it cause they don't take the time to THINK.
09/24/2003 04:36:37 PM · #17
Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

Originally posted by Jon Lucas:

I had no cats to hand - no dogs - no kids (that ever rest) - no sleeping strangers - no lounging frogs - no typically resting animate objects whatsover. So the voters now have something they must think about.

And they're refusing to! ;D


It's the whole thought process that so many are unable to comprehend...just like the sports challenge if they didn't see the sport in action they just didn't take the time to figure out how it related to sports.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste but so many waste it cause they don't take the time to THINK.

I'm thinking I should have "rested" for this challenge ....
09/24/2003 04:44:52 PM · #18
hehe mine has already received a comment about it not meeting the requirements... but when i look at the photo .. the main object in the photo is at rest .. and has no plans on moving without someone else making it move.
09/24/2003 04:58:29 PM · #19
Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

...just like the sports challenge if they didn't see the sport in action they just didn't take the time to figure out how it related to sports.


The catch there was, the description of the sports challenge specifically said "capture the action". :( So that was a legitimate deduction, IMO.

And, on the flip side, the interpretive part of this weeks challenge is the "feeling of calm". Anyone who doesn't like inanimate objects can argue they didn't get a sense of calm. If I could show the voters a picture of the shot which inspired my At Rest entry, it might be more apparent that my shot has a calm feeling to it. Or maybe not. Oh well...
09/24/2003 05:19:09 PM · #20
I don't see inanimate objects as something that can be "At Rest". They don't move or get comfy -- they are always frozen in time.

They can be moved to "rest" in a different position. Just my own personal take. Inanimate objects don't reflect calm to me...never will.

Do you ever look at a chair or a table and say, "Oh how calm it looks today. It looks like it is at rest." I don't think so...

Renee

Message edited by author 2003-09-24 17:20:13.
09/24/2003 05:33:25 PM · #21
To all those wishing that the viewers of this site did more "thinking" let me remind you of the audience. There are perhaps a handful of truly talented artists on this site. The rest of the voting majority are normal, everyday people who self-proclaim themselves to be "art critics". If you're expecting your judges to do some creative thinking or have an artistic eye, then this is not the right venue for you to be displaying your art. An art show at an accredited Art College or University judged by graduate art students and/or faculty would be a better venue for you. On the other hand, if you love to display God-awfully boring and endless pictures of your kitty or doggy, then you've come to the right place.
09/24/2003 05:33:46 PM · #22
Originally posted by Everyday Renee:

I don't see inanimate objects as something that can be "At Rest". They don't move or get comfy -- they are always frozen in time.

Is a pendulum an animate object then? They are calming to me.
09/24/2003 05:36:13 PM · #23
Originally posted by Everyday Renee:

I don't see inanimate objects as something that can be "At Rest". They don't move or get comfy -- they are always frozen in time.

They can be moved to "rest" in a different position. Just my own personal take. Inanimate objects don't reflect calm to me...never will.

Do you ever look at a chair or a table and say, "Oh how calm it looks today. It looks like it is at rest." I don't think so...

Renee


No, but I do look at cars, planes, boats, bicycles, and lots of other objects (not just related to transportation) that do move. And some of them can move while not under direct control of a person. And, when they stop moving, they come to rest. Look at the object and ask yourself, is this thing ever in a state where it's active or moving? And, given the image I'm looking at, is it not in that state, and therefore in a calm, restfull state?

I'm having trouble coming up with a good example that wouldn't potentially give away my entery (it's none of the examples above)... :(
09/24/2003 05:52:53 PM · #24
Originally posted by ScottK:

Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

...just like the sports challenge if they didn't see the sport in action they just didn't take the time to figure out how it related to sports.


The catch there was, the description of the sports challenge specifically said "capture the action". :( So that was a legitimate deduction, IMO.


Awww but you are wrong there, you can still capture the action without the actual sport being played. A photo of a parent giving a young player a pep talk during a practice is still capturing the action as is a photo of a coach talking to a player.

Just meant the voter had to think and well we all know cause DPC challenge has that HUGE flaw of being able to VOTE at the top of the page! Often an entire photo isn't viewed and the vote is cast with in the first few seconds of seeing a photo. I know I would like to say I don't do that but I catch myself doing it from time to time. I think the photos that should score higher are the ones that are good and make you think about the challenge and how they relate. DPC lacks the thought process by keeping the numbers above the photo cause it is to simple to click on the number just to hurry up and get through all the photos!!!!!!!!!!!

Message edited by author 2003-09-24 17:54:08.
09/24/2003 05:59:02 PM · #25
Originally posted by studio1graphics:

To all those wishing that the viewers of this site did more "thinking" let me remind you of the audience. There are perhaps a handful of truly talented artists on this site. The rest of the voting majority are normal, everyday people who self-proclaim themselves to be "art critics". If you're expecting your judges to do some creative thinking or have an artistic eye, then this is not the right venue for you to be displaying your art. An art show at an accredited Art College or University judged by graduate art students and/or faculty would be a better venue for you. On the other hand, if you love to display God-awfully boring and endless pictures of your kitty or doggy, then you've come to the right place.

Lol, very true!
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