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06/18/2009 03:43:25 PM · #1
Originally posted by basssman7:

Hey now...we Canadians know how to spell as well. The "u" is a noble and useful vowl!

Unlike the "e"', apparently.

I kid! I kid! :)

Message edited by author 2009-06-18 15:44:07.
06/07/2009 09:50:07 AM · #2
Originally posted by carlo:

("colors" for the non-Assie folks)


Hey now...we Canadians know how to spell as well. The "u" is a noble and useful vowl!

As for the topic at hand, lets also ban shots of strips of paper too!
06/04/2009 12:56:20 PM · #3
Originally posted by carlo:

Originally posted by Lutchenko:

Carlo I wasn't suggesting that you were suggesting any of these shots were easy, I was simply messing around just for a laugh lol


Lutchenko, neither was I suggesting that your suggesting that I was suggesting any shots were easy; nor was I making any suggestion that you messing around was suggestive in regards to any offenses taken on my behalf. And if that's makes any sense to you, I suggest you explain it to me—simply!!


Well that gave me a good laugh when I got in from work ..... :)
06/04/2009 08:37:58 AM · #4
busted! :-D
06/04/2009 08:33:46 AM · #5
Erm... Hi TallPual. You, um... weren't supposed to see this thread.

Anyway, regardless of anything I've said on this thread regarding your photo, I just want to stress that you fully deserve your blue ribbon. I certainly don't want to take away any of the joy from receiving that award. Well done.
06/04/2009 08:32:42 AM · #6
Originally posted by carlo:

Originally posted by Lutchenko:

Carlo I wasn't suggesting that you were suggesting any of these shots were easy, I was simply messing around just for a laugh lol


Lutchenko, neither was I suggesting that your suggesting that I was suggesting any shots were easy; nor was I making any suggestion that you messing around was suggestive in regards to any offenses taken on my behalf. And if that's makes any sense to you, I suggest you explain it to me—simply!!

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06/04/2009 08:27:02 AM · #7
Originally posted by Lutchenko:

Carlo I wasn't suggesting that you were suggesting any of these shots were easy, I was simply messing around just for a laugh lol


Lutchenko, neither was I suggesting that your suggesting that I was suggesting any shots were easy; nor was I making any suggestion that you messing around was suggestive in regards to any offenses taken on my behalf. And if that's makes any sense to you, I suggest you explain it to me—simply!!
06/04/2009 03:40:44 AM · #8
Carlo I wasn't suggesting that you were suggesting any of these shots were easy, I was simply messing around just for a laugh lol
06/04/2009 03:33:57 AM · #9
Hi Carlo, only just spotted this thread and as it directly references my shot I thought I'd chip in FWIW.

When I researched 'Still Life' bottles and glasses (along with flowers, grapes, pots and vases) all came up time and time again. I tried to create something visually pleasing that wasn't a direct copy of some of the other refraction shots that are very common on DPC. In the context of a Still Life challenge you are always going to get wine glasses I guess.

For me the challenege was the lighting (as technically it is very hard not to get harsh highlights) and creating the coloured background to blend and smooth into the glasses. I guess I achieved that sufficiently to make it appealing for the 'masses' although I have some sympathy with your (and others view) about repetition of entries. That is the nature of DPC (and a Still Life chaellenge) I guess.

DPC is a competition and winning a ribbon and getting a high score is part of the fun for me. Conversely I couldn't enter just pics with mass appeal for the sake of achieving high scores or just trying to get ribbons. My current and last Free Study entries are shots I love but they don't do very well and the shots I get most pleasure from taking are most definately not that voter friendly. My new goal is to get a PG/ribbon with a shot I love. Now that would be awesome!

Having said all of that, I still intend to attempt and enter a water drop, get a great sunset, do some more flowers on a black (or white) background, do a great macro of a bug, enter a great nude etc etc etc, simply because they are all challenging in their own right and that is what helps me get better at what I love doing.

Obviously all this won't change your opinion on shots of wine glasses but I hope this helps give some insight into how and why I entered the shot I did :)

Cheers, Paul.

06/04/2009 02:21:14 AM · #10
Don't mind me. I was just having some fun.

Originally posted by carlo:

Originally posted by Bugzeye:

yup slippy sunsets, waterdrops, flowers, fruit, photos of your kids, photos of pretty asian ladies, hmmm. I think photos in general should be banned. lol or not. I don't really look at the photos anyway. I am here for the free food and spirits.


I must say I've learnt a great deal from this web site and challenge entries, and I must say I'm also learning from the forum. Actually, I feel very stupid. Firstly, I don't read the forums much and created a topic that's almost hypocritical. Secondly, most the comments have been helpful, but this one stands out the most. Probably 90% of photos in DPC are "cliché", how can you rule out 90%! The fact is, I don't like the glass shots much and they come up relatively often—not really worth starting a forum topic about. The fact that it got a blue ribbon shows most don't have the same view as me.
06/04/2009 02:17:46 AM · #11
Originally posted by Lutchenko:

Originally posted by Mark-A:

Don't fret it mate, we are just having a bit of fun with you :)

ETA: You should try a glass shot or 200, they are very hard to do well and you will learn heaps about lighting in your trials... Who knows you might like one enough to submit it! :)


And when you have mastered that try dropping water into it, that should keep you occupied for another few months lol

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I didn't mean to imply that any of these shots are easy; in fact, I have always appreciated their technical difficulty.

It's interesting that you have posted this Broken Crown image. Unlike the other wine/cocktail glass images that I'm tired of seeing, this one I'm not. It suddenly occurred to me why I find those "other" glass images so putrid. It has nothing to do with being cliché, rather, it's the dated 80's two (or more) tone background colours ("colors" for the non-Assie folks) that repel me when seeing them over and over again. It all makes sense now!

Message edited by author 2009-06-04 02:19:52.
06/04/2009 01:26:26 AM · #12
Originally posted by kaiser_chief:

Originally posted by Judi:

Can I have some popcorn please?


Travel down and share my popcorn bucket...


Ooooh no way...it's too cold down there...you travel up here and share your popcorn! Hehehe!
06/04/2009 01:26:07 AM · #13
Originally posted by carlo:

The fact that it got a blue ribbon shows most don't have the same view as me.

Sometimes it is not a mater of getting a huge amount of high votes, but of avoiding the low votes.
06/04/2009 01:18:22 AM · #14
Originally posted by Judi:

Can I have some popcorn please?


Travel down and share my popcorn bucket...
06/04/2009 01:16:03 AM · #15
Can I have some popcorn please?
06/04/2009 01:12:50 AM · #16
Originally posted by Mark-A:

Don't fret it mate, we are just having a bit of fun with you :)

ETA: You should try a glass shot or 200, they are very hard to do well and you will learn heaps about lighting in your trials... Who knows you might like one enough to submit it! :)


And when you have mastered that try dropping water into it, that should keep you occupied for another few months lol

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Message edited by author 2009-06-04 01:14:59.
06/03/2009 07:55:08 PM · #17
Don't fret it mate, we are just having a bit of fun with you :)

ETA: You should try a glass shot or 200, they are very hard to do well and you will learn heaps about lighting in your trials... Who knows you might like one enough to submit it! :)

Message edited by author 2009-06-03 19:57:53.
06/03/2009 07:54:44 PM · #18
Originally posted by spiritualspatula:

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Personally, I loved it.
06/03/2009 07:52:17 PM · #19
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

yup slippy sunsets, waterdrops, flowers, fruit, photos of your kids, photos of pretty asian ladies, hmmm. I think photos in general should be banned. lol or not. I don't really look at the photos anyway. I am here for the free food and spirits.


I must say I've learnt a great deal from this web site and challenge entries, and I must say I'm also learning from the forum. Actually, I feel very stupid. Firstly, I don't read the forums much and created a topic that's almost hypocritical. Secondly, most the comments have been helpful, but this one stands out the most. Probably 90% of photos in DPC are "cliché", how can you rule out 90%! The fact is, I don't like the glass shots much and they come up relatively often—not really worth starting a forum topic about. The fact that it got a blue ribbon shows most don't have the same view as me.
06/03/2009 08:56:15 AM · #20
Originally posted by chales:

If I wanted to see new ideas and images, where would you suggest I look apart from this wonderful forum
Cheers

Places that do not reward people for coming in first?

Actually, if you want to find the new and unique stuff here, I would suggest looking at the stuff that comes in mid-pack in most challenges. This is where you will find good photography that is different enough to not have the broad appeal factor that comes in at the top.
06/03/2009 08:37:57 AM · #21
Originally posted by chales:

I am relatively new to this forum and website. At first I saw a lot of new and interesting ideas then noticed some similar imagery coming up being repeatedly successful. Isn't that the voter's say and the photographer giving what people want to see? If I wanted to see new ideas and images, where would you suggest I look apart from this wonderful forum?

Cheers


You might want to check out the DPC Sweet Spots = Side Challenges.

With the stringent editing constraints of official challenges, members really explore and display their own unique styles.
06/03/2009 08:34:50 AM · #22
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

This comment deserves a 10. but then I will probably be accused of friend voting so I am only going to give it a 5. which is probably going to be thought of as cliche. hmm do I dare bump it up to a 6?


Nope personally I would go the other way and vote it a 1 but then I like the title of Troll ;)
06/03/2009 08:33:25 AM · #23
This comment deserves a 10. but then I will probably be accused of friend voting so I am only going to give it a 5. which is probably going to be thought of as cliche. hmm do I dare bump it up to a 6?

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

I think nude women are pretty cliché, but don't mind if keep them out of the new rule.

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06/03/2009 08:29:25 AM · #24
Originally posted by Bugzeye:

yup slippy sunsets, waterdrops, flowers, fruit, photos of your kids, photos of pretty asian ladies, hmmm. I think photos in general should be banned. lol or not. I don't really look at the photos anyway. I am here for the free food and spirits.


As I like to say "The best photo is the one not taken" ;)
06/03/2009 08:27:30 AM · #25
I think nude women are pretty cliché, but don't mind if keep them out of the new rule.

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