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10/21/2008 09:38:11 AM · #251
100-voted check-in

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10/21/2008 09:38:18 AM · #252
My actual in the wild shot is right about were I figured. One of the comments pointed out what I was worried about. But I liked that part. Soooo....

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10/21/2008 10:09:30 AM · #253
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No zoo.
10/21/2008 10:11:18 AM · #254
Originally posted by snaffles:

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No zoo.


Every time you post it has risen further! Looks like a new PB is in the offing...
10/21/2008 10:17:32 AM · #255
Originally posted by Melethia:

Grrr....

Next freakin' challenge: Purple wool socks with no designs, patterns or words anywhere visible. Must be sized to fit an average sized man's foot (insert appropriate various sizing schemes to accomodate all possible world variations of such). Must be shot against a plain white background, with light from 45 degrees to the photographer's right, fill reflector to the left (your choice of angle.) Must be shot at ISO 100. No other objects should appear in the photograph. Must be shot on a Tuesday, and edited on Thursday or Friday (your choice). Title will be "Purple Wool Sock". Variations are not authorized.


What if you have a foot in the sock? :P
10/21/2008 10:19:27 AM · #256
Aw thanks Sara! :-) Actually it went to 6.5275 last night. I expect it to bob around a bit, as scores always do, before the scrubber goes to work Sunday night.

And definitely is a PB, my current one is 6.1. And I'm sick of it!
10/21/2008 10:20:13 AM · #257
Originally posted by Doyle:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Grrr....

Next freakin' challenge: Purple wool socks with no designs, patterns or words anywhere visible. Must be sized to fit an average sized man's foot (insert appropriate various sizing schemes to accomodate all possible world variations of such). Must be shot against a plain white background, with light from 45 degrees to the photographer's right, fill reflector to the left (your choice of angle.) Must be shot at ISO 100. No other objects should appear in the photograph. Must be shot on a Tuesday, and edited on Thursday or Friday (your choice). Title will be "Purple Wool Sock". Variations are not authorized.


What if you have a foot in the sock? :P


What if it's hanging from a laundry line? :-p
10/21/2008 10:24:08 AM · #258
Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by Doyle:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Grrr....

Next freakin' challenge: Purple wool socks with no designs, patterns or words anywhere visible. Must be sized to fit an average sized man's foot (insert appropriate various sizing schemes to accomodate all possible world variations of such). Must be shot against a plain white background, with light from 45 degrees to the photographer's right, fill reflector to the left (your choice of angle.) Must be shot at ISO 100. No other objects should appear in the photograph. Must be shot on a Tuesday, and edited on Thursday or Friday (your choice). Title will be "Purple Wool Sock". Variations are not authorized.


What if you have a foot in the sock? :P


What if it's hanging from a laundry line? :-p


I'd say no to the laundry line because "no other objects should appear in the photograph".
But if I put a foot in it, the foot wouldn't actually appear. It would be covered by the sock.
10/21/2008 10:30:30 AM · #259
Originally posted by Doyle:

Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by Doyle:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Grrr....

Next freakin' challenge: Purple wool socks with no designs, patterns or words anywhere visible. Must be sized to fit an average sized man's foot (insert appropriate various sizing schemes to accomodate all possible world variations of such). Must be shot against a plain white background, with light from 45 degrees to the photographer's right, fill reflector to the left (your choice of angle.) Must be shot at ISO 100. No other objects should appear in the photograph. Must be shot on a Tuesday, and edited on Thursday or Friday (your choice). Title will be "Purple Wool Sock". Variations are not authorized.


What if you have a foot in the sock? :P


What if it's hanging from a laundry line? :-p


I'd say no to the laundry line because "no other objects should appear in the photograph".

but wouldn't a foot or the suggestion of a foot be counted as an object?

But if I put a foot in it, the foot wouldn't actually appear. It would be covered by the sock.


But what of part of the foot was visible say through a hole in the toe? Hmmm?

Message edited by author 2008-10-21 10:32:02.
10/21/2008 10:31:29 AM · #260
You are absolutely right. BUT, if you shoot in a zoo, you say it is in a zoo, not in the wild. There are photos of 'wildlife' done in studios, I would love the opportunity to do that. But I am not going to take those shots with a forest background and try telling people I was in the woods. I LOVE animals, no matter where they are. I love to photograph any where really. But they are different experiences!

I think next time it would be cool to have a zoo challenge and a wildlife challenge at the same time. It would prove an interesting experiment to see how the overall shots stood up to each other.

Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by basssman7:

So the point is that because mine is REAL it cannot compete with the set up shots due to not having a choice in lighting etc for this once in a lifetime shot.

Zoo animals are REAL too, but they cannot compete with a wild shot because they generally lack the context of wilderness, and the shots are often constrained by poor lighting, camera-unfriendly fences, artificial structures and animal apathy. If you have access to a decent animal in the wild, then you have little to complain about. If you think even pro photographers shoot their wildlife in the wild, you're only fooling yourself.

Oh, score: yes. ;-)


Message edited by author 2008-10-21 10:32:57.
10/21/2008 10:32:10 AM · #261
Maybe this will give people something else to talk about...

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10/21/2008 10:33:40 AM · #262
Originally posted by Doyle:

Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by Doyle:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Grrr....

Next freakin' challenge: Purple wool socks with no designs, patterns or words anywhere visible. Must be sized to fit an average sized man's foot (insert appropriate various sizing schemes to accomodate all possible world variations of such). Must be shot against a plain white background, with light from 45 degrees to the photographer's right, fill reflector to the left (your choice of angle.) Must be shot at ISO 100. No other objects should appear in the photograph. Must be shot on a Tuesday, and edited on Thursday or Friday (your choice). Title will be "Purple Wool Sock". Variations are not authorized.


What if you have a foot in the sock? :P


What if it's hanging from a laundry line? :-p


I'd say no to the laundry line because "no other objects should appear in the photograph".
But if I put a foot in it, the foot wouldn't actually appear. It would be covered by the sock.


umm...DNMC!
10/21/2008 10:46:13 AM · #263
Originally posted by Melethia:

Oh. And last night I voted about half the challenge, with the idea that I was enjoying the shots and not concerning myself over the entire background history of same. Tonight? You're all getting ones and twos. Randomly. That way I'm fair to all the zoo/non-zoo/wild/asphalt jungle shots. Luck of the draw whether I got to you last night or not. I'd add a smiley but you can determine for yourself whether or not I'm serious.

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Please don't give me a 1 or 2 my score can't handle it. My wildlife shot that was shot in the wild is sitting at a pathetic 4.4. I would love to have your score at this point and time.
10/21/2008 10:51:10 AM · #264
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Maybe this will give people something else to talk about...

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Showoff! :-)
10/21/2008 10:55:18 AM · #265
I'm definitely not complaining about my score - I'm well pleased with it. Just all the rest of the fuss. And Doc, nice score. Susan, yours may not be as high as his, but is nicer just the same. :-)

Message edited by author 2008-10-21 10:55:54.
10/21/2008 10:56:28 AM · #266
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Maybe this will give people something else to talk about...

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Damn Jason! Your nudging me out.

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This is a scores thread, right?
10/21/2008 10:59:29 AM · #267
I didn't enter this challenge but I've got to say, great job everyone! There are some awesome shots no matter where or how they were taken!

Stats: You have rated 158 of 159 images (99%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.2785.

10/21/2008 10:59:38 AM · #268
I'm feeling superstitious about posting my score, but am very happy and have 14 comments.
10/21/2008 11:01:17 AM · #269
Originally posted by ellamay:

...if you shoot in a zoo, you say it is in a zoo, not in the wild... I am not going to take those shots with a forest background and try telling people I was in the woods.

Even if the conditions are different you will find wildlife in both places, and there's nothing to be gained rules-wise by telling people you took a studio shot out in the woods. This was a "wildlife" challenge, not an "in the wild" challenge. There's a good reason most zoos have signs reminding visitors that the animals are wild, and I suspect the clause about living in a natural natural environment is more aimed at preventing photos of stuffed museum exhibits and the like. I would consider a photo of monkeys on a rooftop in India to be their natural environment even though there's nothing natural about it.

Originally posted by ellamay:

I think next time it would be cool to have a zoo challenge and a wildlife challenge at the same time. It would prove an interesting experiment to see how the overall shots stood up to each other.

Yes it would, but from a practical standpoint how would we prevent someone from entering a zoo shot in a "wild" challenge anyway? We have only the word of the photographers, and we couldn't DQ something like this just because we think it might have been taken at the Bronx Zoo.
10/21/2008 11:02:53 AM · #270
Originally posted by jbsmithana:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Maybe this will give people something else to talk about...

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Damn Jason! Your nudging me out.

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This is a scores thread, right?


Oooh, dang. Your comment # seems to indicate you may have an edge. We shall see. :)
10/21/2008 11:14:01 AM · #271
For heaven's sake, does anyone really care that much about where we shot our friggin' wild animals?!? If you got a shot in the real wild then good for you, it's not easy done, so good job; if it was at a zoo, it's still bloomin' wildlife, that's why it's in the zoo behind protective fencing and not in a pet shop or your back garden. Can't we just enjoy the pretty pictures and have done with the bickering over the settings already??

Anyway:

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Got a very nice comment from Photointerest, so thanks for that :)
10/21/2008 11:23:19 AM · #272
Originally posted by basssman7:

The people who went and shot "real" wildlife shots should not be judged in the same competition as zoo shots.


Okay, so it has to be in the wild... and DPCers won't like "ordinary" animals like squirrels and small birds... so hmm... this will be a challenge with about 10 photos in it... and three will be dq'd because they were actually in a safari park.
10/21/2008 11:34:42 AM · #273
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by basssman7:

So the point is that because mine is REAL it cannot compete with the set up shots due to not having a choice in lighting etc for this once in a lifetime shot.

Zoo animals are REAL too, but they cannot compete with a wild shot because they generally lack the context of wilderness, and the shots are often constrained by poor lighting, camera-unfriendly fences, artificial structures and animal apathy. If you have access to a decent animal in the wild, then you have little to complain about. If you think even pro photographers shoot their wildlife in the wild, you're only fooling yourself.

Oh, score: yes. ;-)


If I may ask....what the heck is a "decent animal"?! ;)

Do you mean to say that there are "indecent" ones running around out there? ;)

Message edited by author 2008-10-21 11:37:25.
10/21/2008 11:35:38 AM · #274
Originally posted by LadyTara:

For heaven's sake, does anyone really care that much about where we shot our friggin' wild animals?!? If you got a shot in the real wild then good for you, it's not easy done, so good job; if it was at a zoo, it's still bloomin' wildlife, that's why it's in the zoo behind protective fencing and not in a pet shop or your back garden. Can't we just enjoy the pretty pictures and have done with the bickering over the settings already??

Anyway:

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Got a very nice comment from Photointerest, so thanks for that :)


You're welcome! Don't know which one is yours but, I say what I think! :)

(edited for a typo)

Message edited by author 2008-10-21 11:36:35.
10/21/2008 11:36:09 AM · #275
Originally posted by posthumous:

this will be a challenge with about 10 photos in it... and three will be dq'd because they were actually in a safari park.

Only if the photographer says so. Otherwise, how would we know to DQ it?
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