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10/27/2017 11:49:43 AM · #1
Extravagant / Immoderate / Over the Top
Challenge Details: Go over the top and do some floridly excessive imaging for this one.


I have no idea what this means. Please help!

Is the image supposed to be extravagantly and immoderately processed?

Or is the content of the image supposed to have extravagance in it?

What in the world does "floridly excessive imaging" mean?
10/27/2017 12:17:53 PM · #2
Since we are more than a week into the submission period, and only days from the submission deadline, wouldn't it be best to avoid placing a narrower definition on the challenge description. Not that DPC is ever fair, it would be a betrayal to those who have already worked on this project and submitted their creative interpretation. But, maybe it doesn't matter anymore.
10/27/2017 12:53:45 PM · #3
Originally posted by Lydia:

Extravagant / Immoderate / Over the Top
Challenge Details: Go over the top and do some floridly excessive imaging for this one.


I have no idea what this means. Please help!

Is the image supposed to be extravagantly and immoderately processed?
Good idea.

Originally posted by Lydia:

Or is the content of the image supposed to have extravagance in it?
Also a good idea.

Originally posted by Lydia:

What in the world does "floridly excessive imaging" mean?
It means that the image should have too many flowers in it - not sure if it's a good idea, but...

Originally posted by hahn23:

Since we are more than a week into the submission period, and only days from the submission deadline, wouldn't it be best to avoid placing a narrower definition on the challenge description. Not that DPC is ever fair, it would be a betrayal to those who have already worked on this project and submitted their creative interpretation. But, maybe it doesn't matter anymore.
Another good idea.
10/27/2017 12:59:25 PM · #4
Originally posted by raish:

Originally posted by Lydia:

Extravagant / Immoderate / Over the Top
Challenge Details: Go over the top and do some floridly excessive imaging for this one.


I have no idea what this means. Please help!

Is the image supposed to be extravagantly and immoderately processed?
Good idea.

Originally posted by Lydia:

Or is the content of the image supposed to have extravagance in it?
Also a good idea.

Originally posted by Lydia:

What in the world does "floridly excessive imaging" mean?
It means that the image should have too many flowers in it - not sure if it's a good idea, but...


No flowers in my entry, so I'm going to delete my entry. That's exactly what I meant with my comment. That's a good example of DPC forum activity which reduces participation.
10/27/2017 01:09:58 PM · #5
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by raish:

Originally posted by Lydia:

What in the world does "floridly excessive imaging" mean?
It means that the image should have too many flowers in it - not sure if it's a good idea, but...


No flowers in my entry, so I'm going to delete my entry. That's exactly what I meant with my comment. That's a good example of DPC forum activity which reduces participation.

While I mostly agree that pre-submission discussion tends to limit creativity, it only does so if we let it.

I'm 99% sure that the remark about flowers was meant primarily in jest, since the root of "florid" is the same as that of flowers, but I'm certainly not going to let one person saying "it has to have flowers" change what I shoot, even if it was meant seriously -- changing what I shoot for the sake of a two-point higher vote from one person is not an option for me. FWIW my entry is already in and does not contain any flowers.
10/27/2017 01:42:55 PM · #6
So... nobody else knows what it means either.

Alrighty then.

10/27/2017 01:47:21 PM · #7
Originally posted by Lydia:

So... nobody else knows what it means either.

Alrighty then.


Use The Google or a dictionary and go from there.
10/27/2017 02:21:03 PM · #8
Originally posted by RKT:

Originally posted by Lydia:

So... nobody else knows what it means either.

Alrighty then.


Use The Google or a dictionary and go from there.


I did that before I asked here. *sigh*
10/27/2017 04:02:16 PM · #9
BTW... Goggling "floridly excessive imaging" brings up some interesting images. I do hope this isn't what the challenge is about... *rolleyes*

10/27/2017 04:22:10 PM · #10
Are you being serious? I can't tell if you're being serious or if you just don't know how to research things?

Make it fancy, replete with wretched excess, like an 18th century fop for example.
10/27/2017 04:31:45 PM · #11
Originally posted by RKT:

Are you being serious? I can't tell if you're being serious or if you just don't know how to research things?

Make it fancy, replete with wretched excess, like an 18th century fop for example.


Finally! A real answer!

Thank you.
10/27/2017 04:37:29 PM · #12
In my experience the most common use of florid might be to describe someone who gets into an argument, and becomes progressively more excited until standing red-faced waving arms about ...

I suggest shooting whatever you want, but over-doing whatever you do in either composition, exposure, or processing, or (most likely) some combination. You can even do it with flowers if you want to cover all your bases....

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10/27/2017 04:49:38 PM · #13
Thank you, Gen!
10/27/2017 06:36:38 PM · #14
Originally posted by hahn23:



No flowers in my entry, so I'm going to delete my entry. That's exactly what I meant with my comment. That's a good example of DPC forum activity which reduces participation.


Sorry about that. Use of etymology to make a definition of a word, while it may sometimes be helpful, is more often likely to be or to lead to etymological fallacy, as has been the case here. Common usage of the word nowadays is more commonly as 'elaborately (over) decorated', in a literal or figurative sense. Webster

If your entry remains deleted, I protest my innocence. I may even protest floridly, but this is a family forum, so...
10/27/2017 07:09:25 PM · #15
it means you have to go to florida. more than once.
10/27/2017 08:43:20 PM · #16
wow, really? beyond the pale.

Originally posted by Lydia:

Extravagant / Immoderate / Over the Top
Challenge Details: Go over the top and do some floridly excessive imaging for this one.


I have no idea what this means. Please help!

Is the image supposed to be extravagantly and immoderately processed?

Or is the content of the image supposed to have extravagance in it?

What in the world does "floridly excessive imaging" mean?
10/27/2017 08:59:44 PM · #17
Originally posted by skewsme:

wow, really? beyond the pale.

Originally posted by Lydia:

Extravagant / Immoderate / Over the Top
Challenge Details: Go over the top and do some floridly excessive imaging for this one.


I have no idea what this means. Please help!

Is the image supposed to be extravagantly and immoderately processed?

Or is the content of the image supposed to have extravagance in it?

What in the world does "floridly excessive imaging" mean?


Yet, I was serious. It makes no sense to me.

Even after I looked stuff up.

I get it... I am kinda stupid. But, this doesn't seem like a challenge description that most folks would understand without questions.

Maybe so... Maybe I'm worse than I thought.

10/27/2017 09:06:43 PM · #18
"beyond the pale" is what floridly excessive imaging is :-)
10/27/2017 09:13:28 PM · #19
Originally posted by Lydia:

Maybe so... Maybe I'm worse than I thought.

Maybe that thesis will carry more weight when I see a front page without your name on it ... :-)
10/27/2017 10:42:38 PM · #20
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Lydia:

Maybe so... Maybe I'm worse than I thought.

Maybe that thesis will carry more weight when I see a front page without your name on it ... :-)


I look forward to your apology. :D

Message edited by author 2017-10-28 00:46:08.
10/28/2017 11:49:31 AM · #21
Well, since I got an explanation, I entered and I probably wouldn't have without it.

I think it's all just... Life.

If you're gonna let one person's opinion effect your decisions, well...

I hope you'll put it back in. There is no right or wrong, it appears.
10/28/2017 08:39:12 PM · #22
Extravagant / Immoderate / Over the Top
Challenge Details: Go over the top and do some floridly excessive imaging for this one.

I think if the Challenge Details had been blank, I would not be so confused.

10/30/2017 09:02:40 PM · #23
So I had a wonderful idea.

I went to the local jewelry store and told them they should bring out all their diamonds and gems, pile them on the counter, so I could shoot.

I won't be entering any challenges for the next 3-5 years.
10/30/2017 09:09:28 PM · #24
Originally posted by vawendy:

So I had a wonderful idea.

I went to the local jewelry store and told them they should bring out all their diamonds and gems, pile them on the counter, so I could shoot.

I won't be entering any challenges for the next 3-5 years.

hahahahaha!

I'll send you a metal file.
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