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03/19/2004 11:48:05 AM · #1
Just wondering how literally people will take the words "interesting shot where orange is the primary color." Does this mean the subject, regardless of size, should have the primary colour of orange? Or does this mean the photograph itself, including negative space (the background) and the subject should be orange i.e. that orange takes up the majority of the shot. The only reason I ask is what if your subject doesn't take up the majority of the pixels on the image (if the majority of the screen is negative space that contrasts nicely with your "primarily orange" subject)? I don't want to give away what I'm planning to do, so I won't be more specific. I'm just curious if "primary colour orange" means subject or if it means the entire 640 x 480 pixel image. What's your take on this?

Thanks!
03/19/2004 11:53:10 AM · #2
I say it is artist call on each individual photographer's part. However, as such, others might night agree with a particular artist approach.
03/19/2004 11:55:01 AM · #3
We can have orange Juice, right its not orange
03/19/2004 11:58:20 AM · #4
i take it as the main subject of the photo should be orange in color, back ground or other objects can be what ever....so if your main subject is a cat...make sure that cat is orange, and not black with some orange on it

James
03/19/2004 12:16:30 PM · #5
Originally posted by jab119:

i take it as the main subject of the photo should be orange in color, back ground or other objects can be what ever....so if your main subject is a cat...make sure that cat is orange, and not black with some orange on it

James


Would it count if I paint my cat orange??
03/19/2004 01:10:56 PM · #6
Spazman,

Will you use a brush, roller or just junk it in the can?

;)
03/19/2004 01:52:00 PM · #7
Originally posted by Claya:

Spazman,

Will you use a brush, roller or just junk it in the can?

;)

I hope I donít hear about anyone dunking their cat in a can of orange paint. They hate that! They prefer to be sprayed orange with several even coats. ;^)

03/19/2004 01:55:31 PM · #8
I find TremClad to work well - also prevents the cat from having a rusty meow...
03/19/2004 02:06:13 PM · #9
Originally posted by Claya:

Spazman,

Will you use a brush, roller or just junk it in the can?

;)


None of the above, it works best with a sprayer.
03/19/2004 02:46:04 PM · #10
Shave your cat before you paint it. The paint sticks to the skin better than the fur.
03/19/2004 03:03:44 PM · #11
My cat came orange. Yay!
03/19/2004 03:15:13 PM · #12
Originally posted by micknewton:

...They prefer to be sprayed orange with several even coats. ;^)

If you apply enough coats you can make the network news.
03/19/2004 03:28:13 PM · #13
Originally posted by General:

We can have orange Juice, right its not orange


I'd say orange Juice is actually more yellow than it is orange. Just an observation.
03/19/2004 04:13:30 PM · #14
Thanks for the feedback. I know voters are going to vote based on their interpretation of the description regardless. However, it's nice to know others have the same opinion - that if the subject is mostly orange then it meets the challenge description (even if the subject is small against a large background).

Cheers!
03/19/2004 04:37:14 PM · #15
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by micknewton:

...They prefer to be sprayed orange with several even coats. ;^)

If you apply enough coats you can make the network news.


LOL, All I have to say is... Holy Balls!

As an aside, I'll use Photoshop to change the color of my cat! Every time I try painting one, they never survive the surface preparation. I must be doing something wrong. I wonder whether it's the sandblasting, or the solvent degreaser step?
03/19/2004 06:04:26 PM · #16
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by micknewton:

...They prefer to be sprayed orange with several even coats. ;^)

If you apply enough coats you can make the network news.


LOL, All I have to say is... Holy Balls!

As an aside, I'll use Photoshop to change the color of my cat! Every time I try painting one, they never survive the surface preparation. I must be doing something wrong. I wonder whether it's the sandblasting, or the solvent degreaser step?

If you're removing previously-applied paint, then those wide-burner blowtorches are what the pros seem to use most often.
03/19/2004 06:15:01 PM · #17
Originally posted by GeneralE:



As an aside, I'll use Photoshop to change the color of my cat! Every time I try painting one, they never survive the surface preparation. I must be doing something wrong. I wonder whether it's the sandblasting, or the solvent degreaser step?

If you're removing previously-applied paint, then those wide-burner blowtorches are what the pros seem to use most often. [/quote]

A belt sander works well. Unless you have an assitant to hold the cat, you'll need to put his tail in a vice first.

The blowtorch method leaves a cat like this
chris
*edit to fix link

Message edited by author 2004-03-19 18:20:45.
03/22/2004 02:00:28 PM · #18
If you're removing previously-applied paint, then those wide-burner blowtorches are what the pros seem to use most often.

Of course if you use this method you can skip the painting as cat hair burns a lovely orange flame. Make sure your camera is set on continuous drive as burning cats can move quite fast.
03/22/2004 02:22:59 PM · #19
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

...burning cats can move quite fast.


Hope you don't mind but I'd like to borrow your idea for my Motion Blur entry.
03/22/2004 05:47:38 PM · #20
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by Claya:

Spazman,

Will you use a brush, roller or just junk it in the can?

;)


None of the above, it works best with a sprayer.


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Message edited by author 2004-03-22 17:48:12.
03/22/2004 05:51:32 PM · #21
Originally posted by faidoi:


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Its true, you learn something new every day. Some days you'd rather you hadn't though.

Thanks for the link!
03/22/2004 05:53:27 PM · #22
ROFL
03/22/2004 05:54:36 PM · #23
Originally posted by Gordon:


Its true, you learn something new every day. Some days you'd rather you hadn't though.

Thanks for the link!


I gave the calender away for Christmas. Incredible book too.
03/22/2004 06:26:04 PM · #24
Originally posted by faidoi:

Originally posted by Gordon:


Its true, you learn something new every day. Some days you'd rather you hadn't though.

Thanks for the link!


I gave the calender away for Christmas. Incredible book too.


Yeah, at first I thought it was lame, but some of those cats looked amazing!
03/22/2004 07:44:10 PM · #25
Wanna know how to make a cat sound like a dog?

pour a little kerosene on him and light a match...WOOF!
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