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03/11/2009 01:11:56 AM · #1
From Wikipedia: A subject is an observer and an object is a thing observed.

Or, are we supposed to take pictures of our shining selves?
03/11/2009 01:27:36 AM · #2
Originally posted by gjumi:

From Wikipedia: A subject is an observer and an object is a thing observed.

Or, are we supposed to take pictures of our shining selves?


Don't rely on wiki, in photographic terms the subject is what you take a photo of!!!
03/11/2009 01:35:07 AM · #3
You might have many objects in your shot, but usually only one or two are the subject :)
03/11/2009 02:04:52 AM · #4
But which is the suspect?
03/11/2009 02:59:54 AM · #5
The one in disguise, of course. Sheesh!
03/11/2009 04:09:18 AM · #6
So, subject = theme?
03/11/2009 04:13:16 AM · #7
Originally posted by tnun:

But which is the suspect?

Colonel Mustard with the candle stick!
03/11/2009 05:22:22 AM · #8
wiki sucks. oh yea what was the question ?
03/11/2009 01:47:23 PM · #9
This challenge is going to cause problems....

"The challenge here is that your main subject should not be the sun."

It doesn't say "can not be", or "must not be", but "should not be", which means that it "can be", it just "shouldn't" be.
03/11/2009 03:16:21 PM · #10
Not even to mention, just for the record, that the moon is NOT a "light source", it's a REFLECTOR, and the source of moonlight is the sun... :-)

jejeje™

R.
03/13/2009 09:43:10 AM · #11
What about the stars? Since they are suns millions of light years away! Can they be included? :)
03/13/2009 10:30:50 AM · #12
Originally posted by channeL7:

What about the stars? Since they are suns millions of light years away! Can they be included? :)


Nah, the stars aren't "suns", the "sun" is just one among many stars. It's actually an interesting point: one would THINK that a good astrophotograph would have a real chance here, though basic editing is sort of limiting for astrophotography, I suppose...

R.
03/13/2009 08:29:41 PM · #13
It's all about excited electrons running and jumping from one level to the other, just like playful kids, and throwing photons at each other...

Message edited by author 2009-03-13 20:31:10.
03/13/2009 08:54:03 PM · #14
I have my idea, and if I don't like it for this one it'll also work for "remember those?" :D

Message edited by author 2009-03-13 20:54:27.
03/13/2009 11:13:45 PM · #15
finally! a challenge without sunsets!
03/13/2009 11:16:06 PM · #16
Originally posted by dahkota:

finally! a challenge without sunsets!


I wonder if anyone has even noticed the almost total absence of sunset/sunrise shots from me in the past year, compared to previous years?

R.
03/13/2009 11:44:12 PM · #17
Is it an "almost total absence" ONLY compared to the previous (to past) years? I am finding this difficult to compute. And while I am at it, I think the moon or a window COULD be a light source. In case Bear has nothing better to do, he could find my gem entry and comment on it. Big Giveaway Hint: not a sunset.
03/14/2009 02:28:32 AM · #18
Originally posted by tnun:

Is it an "almost total absence" ONLY compared to the previous (to past) years? I am finding this difficult to compute. And while I am at it, I think the moon or a window COULD be a light source. In case Bear has nothing better to do, he could find my gem entry and comment on it. Big Giveaway Hint: not a sunset.


as always, it will come down to the voters' interpretation, but ANY object that reflects light is not a source of light as in "creator" of light. outside of the creators of light any object that is visible is a reflector of light. so technically speaking if you want to consider objects reflecting light as light sources then anything visible in your picture would qualify as a light source. Artistically speaking though, within the scope of the image itself i think a reflection could be interpreted as a source of light especially if it reflects light onto other minor subjects.

Actually a window isn't a direct source of light or reflected light but a passage for the light. But still i think artistic interpretation would allow it to be considered a light source within the context of the image.

Message edited by author 2009-03-14 02:29:59.
03/14/2009 02:48:55 AM · #19
I didn't want to chance it, so my light source will be a light source with no doubts possible :)
03/14/2009 03:16:57 AM · #20
Oh. Lamps. Fire. Flash.
03/14/2009 10:23:57 AM · #21
Glow Sticks Glow Sticks Glow Sticks!!!!
03/14/2009 11:24:23 AM · #22
Originally posted by tnun:

Is it an "almost total absence" ONLY compared to the previous (to past) years? I am finding this difficult to compute. And while I am at it, I think the moon or a window COULD be a light source. In case Bear has nothing better to do, he could find my gem entry and comment on it. Big Giveaway Hint: not a sunset.


Ummm... Ermmmm... What I *mean* to be saying is, "in the beginning" I had a reputation as a guy who'd pull a sunset out of his hat for virtually every challenge, and a guy who only scored high with sunsets and skiffs... So in 2008 basically no sunsets and no skiffs was my approach to that. Of course, I also scored really crappy all year long, so...

I'm *SO* one-dimensional, sigh... Jejeje™

R.

Message edited by author 2009-03-14 11:24:46.
03/14/2009 12:31:00 PM · #23
Sorry. I was just quibbling with your hyperbole. (Sometimes I think I have an almost total absence of sense. Compared to none).
03/15/2009 12:01:16 PM · #24

What are the thoughts regarding Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis in as far as they are creatred by ions from the sun so does that
mean that mean they should not be used in this challenge.

03/15/2009 12:05:18 PM · #25
Originally posted by Lutchenko:

What are the thoughts regarding Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis in as far as they are creatred by ions from the sun so does that
mean that mean they should not be used in this challenge.

They should be banned from ALL challenges, so those without access to them will have a chance at doing well. :-)

Message edited by author 2009-03-15 12:05:31.
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