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01/12/2004 11:21:11 PM · #1
175 entries
7.8 average vote to win

Anyone else care to guess?


01/12/2004 11:25:00 PM · #2
Too many unnecessary yellow boarders.
01/12/2004 11:27:51 PM · #3
5 cat pictures
3 dogs
9 sunsets
73 people
37 landmarks
5 moons
0 toys
12 monuments
21 DQ requests
8 actual DQ's
2 DQ's after winning
3 What happened to ribbon winner threads.
2 locked What happend to ribbon winner threads.

Message edited by author 2004-01-12 23:32:58.
01/12/2004 11:30:36 PM · #4
LOL

That wasn't the topic :)

Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

Too many unnecessary yellow boarders.

01/12/2004 11:32:29 PM · #5
Hey you forgot the macros!

bugs, kiwi fruit and all the other greats :)

Originally posted by faidoi:

5 cat pictures
3 dogs
9 sunsets
73 people
37 landmarks
5 moons
0 toys
12 monuments
21 DQ requests
8 actual DQ's

01/12/2004 11:38:25 PM · #6
Originally posted by Calvus:

LOL

That wasn't the topic :)

Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

Too many unnecessary yellow boarders.


may not have been the topic but I can see all those yellow boarders now. It will look like the magazine challenge revisited.

But while I am here I predict there will be

1 first place winner
2 baby photos
3 macros of flowers
4 photos posted prior to the challenge with no regaurd to others who might be considering a similar photo for the challenge.

oh and no less than 2 threads about the challenge (oh there already are 2 threads going about this challenge) Wow I am good! See that prediction is already coming true =o)
01/13/2004 12:26:00 AM · #7
Has there EVER been a challenge without a landscape or flower shot? I get so tired of seeing them sometimes.
01/13/2004 12:30:19 AM · #8
I wonder if you would ever see an oil stain driveway picture in NG?
01/13/2004 12:38:33 AM · #9
Originally posted by faidoi:

I wonder if you would ever see an oil stain driveway picture in NG?


...in a story about pollution.
01/13/2004 12:40:49 AM · #10
Originally posted by faidoi:

5 cat pictures
3 dogs
9 sunsets
73 people
37 landmarks
5 moons
0 toys
12 monuments
21 DQ requests
8 actual DQ's
2 DQ's after winning
3 What happened to ribbon winner threads.
2 locked What happend to ribbon winner threads.


LOL, well I'm hoping to also see the 5 to 7 pictures of topless natives picking berries on the plains of Africa. When I was a kid we were always sneaking peeks at Dad's National Geogrpahic mags. :)

Calvus, I'm thinking the "opposite" of your prediction for this challenge... I think it'll be more like 130 entries with a winner being around 6.8. The reason is, I don't think there will be stiff competition in this one where you will need a very high score to win... Gee, maybe I should enter this one? LOL. :)
01/13/2004 02:31:07 AM · #11
Originally posted by faidoi:

I wonder if you would ever see an oil stain driveway picture in NG?


oil stain in driveway

..though when I sent it to Nat Geographic, they didn't respond. Strange.

Message edited by author 2004-01-13 02:32:10.
01/13/2004 01:47:55 PM · #12
The sad thing about this challenge is that the stereotype of 'national geographic' as naked tribeswomen and elephants is pretty far from the truth. So far in fact that the topic for a challenge is more misleading than most of the normal ones:

e.g., a quick search found 17 articles on parachuting, 11 on macro photography of semiconductors, 201 articles on oil, oil production and pollution, 501 on photography ( :) ), yet only 98 on tigers, 103 on elephants and 145 on dinosaurs...

So what is a 'national geographic' image ? This months cover is mars exploration, last month was supersonic military aircraft, may's edition features Mt Everest, mayfly macros and the Kentucky Derby...
01/13/2004 01:58:47 PM · #13
So it's sorta like Maxim or Esquire without the hot chicks.
01/13/2004 02:12:33 PM · #14
'yellow boarders' had me cracking up!! Oriental houseguests?
Perhaps the writer(s) meant borders?

cheers dears
01/13/2004 02:39:15 PM · #15
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

So it's sorta like Maxim or Esquire without the hot chicks.


ROFLMAO
01/13/2004 02:47:02 PM · #16
Originally posted by Gordon:

The sad thing about this challenge is that the stereotype of 'national geographic' as naked tribeswomen and elephants is pretty far from the truth. So far in fact that the topic for a challenge is more misleading than most of the normal ones:

e.g., a quick search found 17 articles on parachuting, 11 on macro photography of semiconductors, 201 articles on oil, oil production and pollution, 501 on photography ( :) ), yet only 98 on tigers, 103 on elephants and 145 on dinosaurs...

So what is a 'national geographic' image ? This months cover is mars exploration, last month was supersonic military aircraft, may's edition features Mt Everest, mayfly macros and the Kentucky Derby...


then i guess there will be no "doesn't meet the challenge" comments this time, huh?
01/13/2004 03:01:25 PM · #17
Originally posted by Robro:

'yellow boarders' had me cracking up!! Oriental houseguests?
Perhaps the writer(s) meant borders?

cheers dears


Oh man, why is it when I don't catch my typos everyone else does?
01/13/2004 03:03:45 PM · #18
Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

Originally posted by Robro:

'yellow boarders' had me cracking up!! Oriental houseguests?
Perhaps the writer(s) meant borders?

cheers dears


Oh man, why is it when I don't catch my typos everyone else does?

For the same reason your spell-checker won't catch it -- it's still a legitimate word. Besides, if I was going to build a frame for my photo I'd probably use some boards ...
01/13/2004 04:06:14 PM · #19
Originally posted by OneSweetSin:


But while I am here I predict there will be

1 first place winner
2 baby photos
3 macros of flowers
4 photos posted prior to the challenge with no regaurd to others who might be considering a similar photo for the challenge.


I was gonna post a baby photo, then changed my mind to a flower macro, but now I cant because someone mentioned them before the voting started. My idea is ruined *cry*

01/13/2004 04:06:54 PM · #20
25 whiners :)
01/13/2004 04:21:51 PM · #21
Originally posted by faidoi:

5 cat pictures
3 dogs
9 sunsets
73 people
37 landmarks
5 moons
0 toys
12 monuments
21 DQ requests
8 actual DQ's
2 DQ's after winning
3 What happened to ribbon winner threads.
2 locked What happend to ribbon winner threads.


And a partridge in a pear tree ... oh whoops! sorry wrong theme ... well not really ... all deal with nature :) hehe

01/13/2004 04:26:41 PM · #22
I hope we all know we're just joking here.
01/13/2004 04:54:23 PM · #23
Originally posted by Gordon:

The sad thing about this challenge is that the stereotype of 'national geographic' as naked tribeswomen and elephants is pretty far from the truth. So far in fact that the topic for a challenge is more misleading than most of the normal ones:

e.g., a quick search found 17 articles on parachuting, 11 on macro photography of semiconductors, 201 articles on oil, oil production and pollution, 501 on photography ( :) ), yet only 98 on tigers, 103 on elephants and 145 on dinosaurs...

So what is a 'national geographic' image ? This months cover is mars exploration, last month was supersonic military aircraft, may's edition features Mt Everest, mayfly macros and the Kentucky Derby...


I couldn't really agree more. I hope people realize that National Geographic covers so much more than just Amazon photos, pictures of tribal-folk, and Jungle pitures with monkeys swinging in the vines. Really, where I am from, there really isn't anything like that, unless you go to the zoo.

What kind of ideas do you guys have?
01/13/2004 05:11:12 PM · #24
I am sure there will be a perfect rose with perfect waterdrops. :-)
I think there will be beautiful photos, just as for Motivational Poster. I wanted to comment on the whole challenge, but exams suck, I couldn't. Maybe this time. :-)
01/13/2004 06:10:22 PM · #25
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

So it's sorta like Maxim or Esquire without the hot chicks.


Not quite. I seem o remember one issue having an article on the 100th anniversary of the bikini or something.
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