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06/20/2018 12:31:20 AM · #1
Originally posted by basssman7:

Hotel California. What the hell does that mean? Does that mean it is "Eagles" themed, or just based on HC album tracks? Or is it a free study with a shoe-horned name to get zombie-members like me back at it?

Well, it's whatever you'd like it to be, it's a throwback sorta thing, but the riff is that all these old-timers flooding back in THOUGHT they'd checked out, but they6 never really left :-)
06/20/2018 12:16:50 AM · #2
Hotel California. What the hell does that mean? Does that mean it is "Eagles" themed, or just based on HC album tracks? Or is it a free study with a shoe-horned name to get zombie-members like me back at it?
06/13/2018 06:26:13 AM · #3
Originally posted by vawendy:

...so there's absolutely nowhere in which to Shoehorn! We need some generic challenges again!

Shirley, you must be joking. I can't count how many top ten finishes in any given challenge were what I would consider shoehorns. The key is the title - it is your shoehorn. You need to get creative. :)
06/13/2018 05:25:37 AM · #4
Originally posted by vawendy:


I'll bitch and moan!! I have a marvelous shot and the challenges are wayyyyy too specific - so there's absolutely nowhere in which to Shoehorn!


Roll on Free study!
06/13/2018 05:10:19 AM · #5
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

*Bump* because nobody's bitched or moaned about a challenge topic in several months. Surely there must be some complaints. If not, go ahead and complain about the fact that I called you Shirley.


I'll bitch and moan!! I have a marvelous shot and the challenges are wayyyyy too specific - so there's absolutely nowhere in which to Shoehorn! We need some generic challenges again!

And don't call me Shirley!
06/13/2018 02:41:42 AM · #6
*Bump* because nobody's bitched or moaned about a challenge topic in several months. Surely there must be some complaints. If not, go ahead and complain about the fact that I called you Shirley.
03/12/2018 11:50:01 AM · #7
Originally posted by skewsme:

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by LoVi:

I paused so many times trying to figure out how the entries related to the topic

Description: Make of it what you will.

It's an extended editing free study that allowed archive photos (no date restrictions). The title would suggest that the boundaries of editing should be pushed "to oblivion", so I would rate ones high that do that AND are appealing to me.

doesn't say nuffin about editing - could be any kind of pushing to oblivion - there are so many examples these days


I think "Description: Make of it what you will." is pretty obvious:)
03/11/2018 02:49:13 PM · #8
Originally posted by skewsme:

doesn't say nuffin about editing - could be any kind of pushing to oblivion - there are so many examples these days

Good point.
03/11/2018 09:50:23 AM · #9
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by LoVi:

I paused so many times trying to figure out how the entries related to the topic

Description: Make of it what you will.

It's an extended editing free study that allowed archive photos (no date restrictions). The title would suggest that the boundaries of editing should be pushed "to oblivion", so I would rate ones high that do that AND are appealing to me.

doesn't say nuffin about editing - could be any kind of pushing to oblivion - there are so many examples these days
03/10/2018 02:09:49 PM · #10
... (un)common sense, Artemus...
03/10/2018 05:36:42 AM · #11
Originally posted by LoVi:

I paused so many times trying to figure out how the entries related to the topic

Description: Make of it what you will.

It's an extended editing free study that allowed archive photos (no date restrictions). The title would suggest that the boundaries of editing should be pushed "to oblivion", so I would rate ones high that do that AND are appealing to me. But that's just my take on it. Be thankful you didn't vote on the "horribly painted faces" or "so bad, it's good" challenges. ;-)

No drink for me. Wagon. or Lent. or Doctor's orders. or Court ordered. or ___________.
03/09/2018 08:20:00 PM · #12
Now that you remind me, I need a drink...see ya later.
03/09/2018 08:08:16 PM · #13
I'm drinking. At home.
03/09/2018 07:30:23 PM · #14
I haven't been here for so long I don't even remember where to post...lol....current challenge......."Oblivion. etc..."

I intended to comment on each entry and be a good doobie member back to have fun........(can you say obscurata...obscuratus...one of those latin words.)

I paused so many times trying to figure out how the entries related to the topic that I fell in here to see if I was the only one...then saw that only 4 yes, FOUR people were online...is EVERYONE out drinking or out to dinner? is anyone else having trouble rating, commenting or figuring out this topic?
03/02/2018 08:47:28 AM · #15
Originally posted by RamblinR:


I personally love all the changes.
Well done to those who have been putting in the effort for this.
Appreciated.


You're in the wrong thread. Lol.
03/02/2018 06:43:46 AM · #16
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by RamblinR:

Many of us have images that never see the light of day because they were shot when on holiday or at a place you might never go again and there was no set subject at the time that allowed these images to be used in competition.

Um.... Two words....

FREE STUDY


That's only one image for a whole month and I may have had other interesting images in that time also.

I personally love all the changes.
Well done to those who have been putting in the effort for this.
Appreciated.
01/19/2018 02:18:17 PM · #17
Originally posted by RamblinR:

Many of us have images that never see the light of day because they were shot when on holiday or at a place you might never go again and there was no set subject at the time that allowed these images to be used in competition.

Um.... Two words....

FREE STUDY
01/19/2018 02:09:08 AM · #18
Originally posted by mefnj:

Originally posted by Tiberius:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

"Facial Fails", of course, is just extremely topical right now, and it seemed a natural for archival as well...

blah!


indeed!


P.s. and how is this challenge possible under Standard Editing using the techniques linked to in the description? It talks about drawing in eyebrows, etc., which seem to drift into Extended Editing territory.
01/18/2018 11:11:29 PM · #19
Originally posted by Tiberius:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

"Facial Fails", of course, is just extremely topical right now, and it seemed a natural for archival as well...

blah!


indeed!
01/18/2018 10:49:29 PM · #20
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

"Facial Fails", of course, is just extremely topical right now, and it seemed a natural for archival as well...

blah!

Message edited by author 2018-01-18 22:49:37.
01/18/2018 10:41:59 PM · #21
Originally posted by glad2badad:

...or maybe the challenge suggestion bin is empty?

THere IS a dearth of interesting, viable challenges coming over the transom right now. "Facial Fails", of course, is just extremely topical right now, and it seemed a natural for archival as well... We WILL be seeing more archival challenges going forward, they seem to encourage participation.

Now if we could just have some more killer imaginative, juicy topics to add to the bin.
01/18/2018 10:35:09 PM · #22
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by mefnj:

Originally posted by Tiberius:

just noticed the "No date restrictions" ... not that i would have done something better but could have avoid waisting 20 minutes haha

i'll be in


i missed the flag, too... shot everything fresh for the Resolution Fail challenge. hehe

Not just that one ... also for Winter Landscape (in voting) and Architecture IX (accepting entries).

That's three in a very short period of time ...

... and ANOTHER one ('Facial Fails'). Guess 1.gif Langdon is getting desperate. ... or maybe the challenge suggestion bin is empty?

On the positive side, at least they're not all running under Expert editing.
01/14/2018 06:01:56 PM · #23
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

What's with all the flag.gif "No date restrictions" challenges lately? Not a fan. Once in a great while is ok. I guess it's to inflate participation, but goes against the nature of the challenges and particularly unnecessary in an Extended Editing challenge, IMO. Am I alone?
#onlymoderatelyannoyed


Have only just spotted the 'no date restrictions' and think this is a fabulous idea. One a month works well depending on the subject (landscape and architecture work well for this type of thing). Many of us have images that never see the light of day because they were shot when on holiday or at a place you might never go again and there was no set subject at the time that allowed these images to be used in competition. This gives everyone the chance to have that amazing image put into a challenge (provided you can now find it in your archive!!). There could also be a limit placed on this in that it has to be under 5 years old or 2 years etc etc.

If this increases participation even better and isn't that something we are trying to do.

In regard to using them for extended editing images I think this is even more relevant. If I want to do a composite image I could then look through old images for the bits and pieces I need to create the new image.

Well done to those with vision to try something new.

Message edited by author 2018-01-14 18:30:28.
01/11/2018 09:15:02 PM · #24
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by digifotojo:

Definitely something new and a damn good idea!

Originally posted by glad2badad:


Disagree. This would be a GREAT challenge event to run as the very last one on DPChallenge ever. When that day comes, then this would be the challenge event to have. The ultimate popularity contest - no anonymity whatsoever.

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

What do you mean that it would be a popularity contest? Would you vote differently if you knew who the artist was? I donít think most of the members would be effected by that. I think we are all mature enough to vote on the quality, creativity, and uniqueness of a picture regardless of the artist.

Sure I would (potentially vote differently) - human nature. There's many people here that I like and get along with, but there's also the flip side of that.

Ask yourself this ... why is anonymity a core of challenges as they're run now?


It adds to the suspense?!! I guess I am just too trusting.
01/10/2018 10:17:55 PM · #25
Originally posted by digifotojo:

Definitely something new and a damn good idea!

Originally posted by glad2badad:


Disagree. This would be a GREAT challenge event to run as the very last one on DPChallenge ever. When that day comes, then this would be the challenge event to have. The ultimate popularity contest - no anonymity whatsoever.

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

What do you mean that it would be a popularity contest? Would you vote differently if you knew who the artist was? I donít think most of the members would be effected by that. I think we are all mature enough to vote on the quality, creativity, and uniqueness of a picture regardless of the artist.

Sure I would (potentially vote differently) - human nature. There's many people here that I like and get along with, but there's also the flip side of that.

Ask yourself this ... why is anonymity a core of challenges as they're run now?
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