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06/04/2009 02:17:46 AM · #26
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 02:21:14 AM · #27
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 03:33:57 AM · #28
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 03:40:44 AM · #29
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 08:27:02 AM · #30
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 08:32:42 AM · #31
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 08:33:46 AM · #32
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 08:37:58 AM · #33
busted! :-D
06/04/2009 12:56:20 PM · #34
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 ..... :)
06/07/2009 09:50:07 AM · #35
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!
06/18/2009 03:43:25 PM · #36
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.
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