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10/27/2017 07:41:32 AM · #1
No pressure!
10/27/2017 08:06:53 AM · #2
Living in Florida (one of the flattest places on Earth), this one might be difficult for me. Lol.

10/27/2017 09:02:23 AM · #3
color me ansel
10/27/2017 09:09:45 AM · #4
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Living in Florida (one of the flattest places on Earth), this one might be difficult for me. Lol.


complete opposite for me here in Taiwan. We have the largest number and density of high mountains in the world. There are 286 mountain summits over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level on the island.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mountains_in_Taiwan
10/28/2017 09:08:36 PM · #5
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Living in Florida (one of the flattest places on Earth), this one might be difficult for me. Lol.


complete opposite for me here in Taiwan. We have the largest number and density of high mountains in the world. There are 286 mountain summits over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level on the island.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mountains_in_Taiwan
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Good to know.
10/28/2017 09:19:11 PM · #6
Yeah... let's all just fly to Taiwan. :D

It's not bad enough to have a landscape challenge... but we have to have an "Expertly Done Landscape" challenge.

Yeehaw!

I'm in.

(not)
10/28/2017 10:09:22 PM · #7
Originally posted by Lydia:

Yeah... let's all just fly to Taiwan. :D

It's not bad enough to have a landscape challenge... but we have to have an "Expertly Done Landscape" challenge.

Yeehaw!

I'm in.

(not)


I welcome you all to visit Taiwan. It's a dream place if you are a landscape-, street-, candid-, nature-, etc..- photographer.
10/28/2017 10:52:36 PM · #8
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:



I welcome you all to visit Taiwan. It's a dream place if you are a landscape-, street-, candid-, nature-, etc..- photographer.


I welcome you all to visit Tiny Town, USA. It's a dream place if you are a landscape-, street-, candid-, nature-, etc..- photographer and don't really want anything fun to shoot.

Come one! Come all!

I'll even put you up and feed you.
10/28/2017 11:26:56 PM · #9
Originally posted by Lydia:

Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:



I welcome you all to visit Taiwan. It's a dream place if you are a landscape-, street-, candid-, nature-, etc..- photographer.


I welcome you all to visit Tiny Town, USA. It's a dream place if you are a landscape-, street-, candid-, nature-, etc..- photographer and don't really want anything fun to shoot.

Come one! Come all!

I'll even put you up and feed you.


Not sure I found it yet...
http://tinytownusa.net/
10/28/2017 11:43:19 PM · #10
Ok, I'm sorry, but who in the world suggested this challenge, and why was it promoted to the front page?

I agree, David Muench is a very talented photographer, but his subject matter is quite specific and the landscapes he takes cannot be widely available to the DPChallenge membership, is it?

"...known for portraying the American western landscape."

How much more specific, and narrowing, can we get?

10/28/2017 11:57:12 PM · #11
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Ok, I'm sorry, but who in the world suggested this challenge, and why was it promoted to the front page?

I agree, David Muench is a very talented photographer, but his subject matter is quite specific and the landscapes he takes cannot be widely available to the DPChallenge membership, is it?

"...known for portraying the American western landscape."

How much more specific, and narrowing, can we get?


Yes! My point exactly!
10/28/2017 11:57:14 PM · #12
JUst because HE photographed "the American West" doesn't mean WE have to. It's his style the challenge is oriented towards, not his subject matter.

It's never going to be the case that all challenges suit all members, nor should it ever be.
10/29/2017 12:03:30 AM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

JUst because HE photographed "the American West" doesn't mean WE have to. It's his style the challenge is oriented towards, not his subject matter.

It's never going to be the case that all challenges suit all members, nor should it ever be.


Ok... but.. it should be at least possible for everyone to easily shoot for every challenge topic.

I know that you can argue that everyone has a scene they can shoot.

But, letís ask people in New York City to shoot this.

What are you imagining that they will shoot for a challenge that requires us to emulate a gorgeous landscape scene or some zebras drinking from a lake?

10/29/2017 12:40:49 AM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

JUst because HE photographed "the American West" doesn't mean WE have to. It's his style the challenge is oriented towards, not his subject matter.

It's never going to be the case that all challenges suit all members, nor should it ever be.


Ok. So, just call it a 'Landscape Challenge' then? ... and if it doesn't have a Western, Rocky flair to it no worries, eh?

As for it not suiting all members, that's true, and given the rising number of participants in current challenges it doesn't really matter.
10/29/2017 03:02:09 AM · #15
I don't think I get the concept of style being divorced from content.
10/29/2017 03:14:26 AM · #16
I gonna shoot a landscape, if I get any DNMC then they can bite my ass. :P
10/29/2017 06:39:56 AM · #17
Mine is in already :)
10/29/2017 11:39:55 AM · #18
Originally posted by MAK:

I gonna shoot a landscape, if I get any DNMC then they can bite my ass. :P

That works. LOL
10/30/2017 08:52:43 AM · #19
i browsed through his profile and find it pretty boring, in the sense of not really being impactful or inspiring.

if it weren't for his subject matter, and that he published books on America's national landmarks/parks, i doubt he'd be as popular as he is.

he's no Ansel Adams IMHO

just sayin'
-m
10/30/2017 10:30:15 AM · #20
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

JUst because HE photographed "the American West" doesn't mean WE have to. It's his style the challenge is oriented towards, not his subject matter.

It's never going to be the case that all challenges suit all members, nor should it ever be.


Holy crap! I leave for a short bit and we're complaining about everyone being able to shoot for every challenge??

One of the last things I saw before taking a break was a suggestion that was nixed because people with cell phones or point and shoots might not be able to enter.

We have so many challenges available. Isn't the point of the website to learn and explore? Challenges should cover all areas. When we did studio lighting type challenges, I used my husband's shop light and bought a 300 watt light bulb. Was I competitive with 31.gif allenp? Absolutely not. Did I learn a lot? Absolutely. And I went on to explore more and love playing with lighting.

We NEED a wide variety of topics. We NEED to be able to think out of the box of we can't meet a challenge.

And I was disappointed to see people complaining about discussing a challenge before it starts. Seriously? This is our chance to do it! Let's start discussing ways to meet the challenge if we don't live out west? If his only contribution was he took pictures of the West, that's rather lame. What about the photos works? Anyone can take photos of a western landscape, why did he stand out in some people's minds? How can we look through his lens and see our own areas?

Discussions like that aren't trying to influence votes. It's the type of things we SHOULD be exploring and considering. That's how we learn, and that's why I'm trying to start entering again.

The sheer amount of knowledge that I've gained from being in this site is really quite fun. But what's more important is that it didn't come from the things I knew how to shoot: it came from the things that truly challenged me. Most of which were complete failures as far as challenge results go. But I was able to take that knowledge and apply it to the things in which I was interested and it did some amazing things.
10/30/2017 10:41:17 PM · #21
Hi Wendy! Welcome to DPC! :-) (Seriously, though, I've always loved your attitude toward the challenges. And you've definitely made it work for you!)
10/30/2017 10:58:45 PM · #22
I missed you Wendy! Welcome back!
10/31/2017 09:38:54 PM · #23
Well... I still say that this is no way that the flatlands of Florida or the cityscape of NYC will EVER give way to a desert landscape of David Muench.

And, therein lies the challenge unfairness of some challenge topics.

Like Spring... for Australians in April.

Possibly could be done... but is it right to have a challenge where the lower half of the world don't have a chance?

I think not.

P.S. Hi, Wendy!! *hugs*
10/31/2017 09:41:51 PM · #24
"...Well... I still say that THERE is no way..."

I don't mind at all a "knowledge so far" challenge... or a "learn something new" challenge... but... a "location of the world" challenge is hard to overcome easily.
10/31/2017 10:16:11 PM · #25
Looking at his LIST of portfolios I don't think his "style" is quite as restrictive as the challenge details imply -- I myself went through his "Coastal California" collection (since that's where I live), but I also see collections from Peru, Iceland, Kenya, etc. -- probably have to skip "Double Exposures" under this rule set though ... :-)
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