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08/13/2011 04:43:54 AM · #1
Originally posted by keegbow:

]Great score Matt, welcome back. I see your now on the Canon Team :)


Thanks guys, yeah I've been slack RE DPC entries that's for sure.

Happy to say photography is still a huge part of my life but not DPC friendly/orientated work. :)

RE Canon, I left my good old Pentax behind sometime ago and could NEVER go back.
08/13/2011 04:28:53 AM · #2
Originally posted by GIS_boy:

Votes: 52
Views: 106
Avg Vote: 6.5000
Comments: 4
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Updated: 08/13/11 04:10 am


Long time since we've seen an entry from you. Glad to see the decent score, excellent quality again, I'm sure.
08/13/2011 04:26:14 AM · #3
Originally posted by GIS_boy:

Votes: 52
Views: 106
Avg Vote: 6.5000
Comments: 4
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Updated: 08/13/11 04:10 am


Great score Matt, welcome back. I see your now on the Canon Team :)
08/13/2011 04:21:48 AM · #4
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08/12/2011 09:30:10 PM · #5
My camera has the feature to turn ROTATE TALL (Nikon D80) off. The photos taken with Off selected for Auto Image Rotation will be displayed in "wide" (landscape) orientation. If you take a picture in portrait it will display it in landscape.

I'm sure it's a feature that most of our cameras have...
08/12/2011 04:24:44 PM · #6
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

It is amazing how many people can't follow directions... So many "rotated shots"...

The rotated shots are an effort at a creative approach to the topic. I see many different interpretations. Most of them valid. As long as I can clearly see how the photographer felt it suited, then I am ok with it.


True, but if you "rotate" the entire image you are also rotating the subject. For instance a vertical man in a vertical frame is a horizontal man in a horizontal frame once rotated. There is still not vertical vs a horizontal or vice versa...
Now if you take a picture of say, a (vertical) tree in a horizontal frame, and rotate it for a creative approach, I am totally cool with that.
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Trees don't grow completely sideways, mountain ranges don't span vertically and water flows downhill...

In my world they do.


Touche... LOL

Message edited by author 2011-08-12 16:26:38.
08/12/2011 12:44:38 PM · #7
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Wow! "Huge" improvement from this morning... when it was at 4.5 with 16 votes.
OK, it's not an stellar image and maybe does deserve a below 5 - I suppose I pushed it too much?

I'm no quitter, but I've been considering on self-DQ it if no comments come along - even if it is trashing the thing... it'd be nice to hear something anyway... Man, it sounds like a good example of loneliness.

OK, now back to our regular programming.
08/12/2011 12:37:56 PM · #8
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Actually, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Supanova suggested the challenge, and then I proposed an alternate challenge description, which was adopted verbatim by the powers-=that-so-these-things, much to my amazement.

R.

Ah, but it's the wordage that's got us all confused!
08/12/2011 12:27:37 PM · #9
Actually, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Supanova suggested the challenge, and then I proposed an alternate challenge description, which was adopted verbatim by the powers-that-do-these-things, much to my amazement.

R.

Message edited by author 2011-08-12 18:51:46.
08/12/2011 12:21:13 PM · #10
I think he should comment on them all considering he's the one who caused all this confusion! :-)
08/12/2011 11:48:58 AM · #11
Originally posted by davidfallsmith:

Originally posted by sjhuls:

It will be interesting to see how the author of this challenge (Bear) interprets it. Although From what I gather he is open to all interpretations of the challenge as long as they are done with some thought.

I've only voted on %20 of the images so far, mostly because I find myself having to look at the photo for quite awhile to make sure I haven't missed what the author of the photo was trying to do.

In my personal opinion a rotated photo does meet the challenge, as long as there was a good reason for doing so.


I think there is alot of good photos there that meet both ways of interpreting the challenge. Neither should be given a low vote because we think it was interpreted incorrectly, just look at the shot, see it for what it is and give it a rating based on creativity & style. No being a troll!


You are funny David...that is certainly going to stop those trolls :)...
08/12/2011 10:47:26 AM · #12
Originally posted by sjhuls:

It will be interesting to see how the author of this challenge (Bear) interprets it. Although From what I gather he is open to all interpretations of the challenge as long as they are done with some thought.

I've only voted on %20 of the images so far, mostly because I find myself having to look at the photo for quite awhile to make sure I haven't missed what the author of the photo was trying to do.

In my personal opinion a rotated photo does meet the challenge, as long as there was a good reason for doing so.


I think there is alot of good photos there that meet both ways of interpreting the challenge. Neither should be given a low vote because we think it was interpreted incorrectly, just look at the shot, see it for what it is and give it a rating based on creativity & style. No being a troll!
08/12/2011 10:41:26 AM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Judi:


NOOOO!!! Take a photo of a vertical subject in a horizontal crop ORRRRRR take a photo of a horizontal subject in a vertical crop.


But it doesn't SAY that... That's certainly ONE interpretation, but not the ONLY interpretation. Here's the challenge description:

"Make a vertical shot of a horizontal subject, OR a horizontal shot of a vertical subject."

You can "Make a vertical shot of a horizontal subject" just as easily by rotating the image 90 degrees as you can by framing a vertical subject into a horizontal rectangle/crop. Seriously.

R.


Originally posted by sjhuls:



It will be interesting to see how the author of this challenge (Bear) interprets it. Although From what I gather he is open to all interpretations of the challenge as long as they are done with some thought.

I've only voted on %20 of the images so far, mostly because I find myself having to look at the photo for quite awhile to make sure I haven't missed what the author of the photo was trying to do.

In my personal opinion a rotated photo does meet the challenge, as long as there was a good reason for doing so.


And the description did NOT say "WITHOUT ROTATING"...so to me an open mind is good...
08/12/2011 09:50:42 AM · #14
It will be interesting to see how the author of this challenge (Bear) interprets it. Although From what I gather he is open to all interpretations of the challenge as long as they are done with some thought.

I've only voted on %20 of the images so far, mostly because I find myself having to look at the photo for quite awhile to make sure I haven't missed what the author of the photo was trying to do.

In my personal opinion a rotated photo does meet the challenge, as long as there was a good reason for doing so.
08/12/2011 09:43:41 AM · #15
I always blame Bear, he has a lot to answer for i reckon.
08/12/2011 09:43:24 AM · #16
should be interesting results

Message edited by author 2011-08-12 10:18:51.
08/12/2011 09:41:47 AM · #17
Quick, find something to hang on to. The whole world is being turned sideways. I blame Bear.

Actually, I only have one comment questioning whether or not my image met the challenge. I'm sure there are more to come.
08/12/2011 09:21:14 AM · #18
Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Trees don't grow completely sideways, mountain ranges don't span vertically and water flows downhill...

In my world they do.
08/12/2011 09:15:47 AM · #19
Originally posted by jagar:



How do you know if something has just been turned sideways or deliberately shot like that? i think we should give the photographer the benefit of the doubt instead of finding excuses to hand out low votes.


Trees don't grow completely sideways, mountain ranges don't span vertically and water flows downhill...

I was going to do a "trick your eye" rotated photo originally, then I read the directions again...
08/12/2011 09:15:02 AM · #20
Originally posted by Marc923:

Originally posted by jagar:

Originally posted by Marc923:

Originally posted by Judi:

NOOOO!!! Take a photo of a vertical subject in a horizontal crop ORRRRRR take a photo of a horizontal subject in a vertical crop.


That's what I thought. I didn't think it meant to turn something sideways and shoot it. For instance, if shooting a skyscraper you'd probably shoot vertical. So for the challenge shoot it in horizontal. Like someone else said, lots of rule of thirds kind of stuff. Turning things sideways just doesn't work, in my opinion, that is.


How do you know if something has just been turned sideways or deliberately shot like that? i think we should give the photographer the benefit of the doubt instead of finding excuses to hand out low votes.


That's it we just don't know if they rotated the camera or rotated the pic in post. I just don't think that is what the challenge meant. But with all that said, the lowest vote I gave was a 5.


Even if the photo was rotated the photographer obviously meant to do it when they shot it. We knew this challenge was ambiguous from the outset so i'm voting with an open mind, for me there are only a few in this challenge that are DNMC because they are neither horizontal or vertical.
08/12/2011 09:13:12 AM · #21
Tough one to vote in! I'm leaning towards giving the benefit of doubt
08/12/2011 09:11:44 AM · #22
Originally posted by Judi:


NOOOO!!! Take a photo of a vertical subject in a horizontal crop ORRRRRR take a photo of a horizontal subject in a vertical crop.


But it doesn't SAY that... That's certainly ONE interpretation, but not the ONLY interpretation. Here's the challenge description:

"Make a vertical shot of a horizontal subject, OR a horizontal shot of a vertical subject."

You can "Make a vertical shot of a horizontal subject" just as easily by rotating the image 90 degrees as you can by framing a vertical subject into a horizontal rectangle/crop. Seriously.

R.
08/12/2011 09:10:50 AM · #23
I certainly hope folks won't give a low score just because they may have interpreted the challenge differently, just had an interesting comment pointing out my photo may not meet the rules as they interpret them, also received a low score. It is what it is....
08/12/2011 09:09:49 AM · #24
Originally posted by jagar:

Originally posted by Marc923:

Originally posted by Judi:

NOOOO!!! Take a photo of a vertical subject in a horizontal crop ORRRRRR take a photo of a horizontal subject in a vertical crop.


That's what I thought. I didn't think it meant to turn something sideways and shoot it. For instance, if shooting a skyscraper you'd probably shoot vertical. So for the challenge shoot it in horizontal. Like someone else said, lots of rule of thirds kind of stuff. Turning things sideways just doesn't work, in my opinion, that is.


How do you know if something has just been turned sideways or deliberately shot like that? i think we should give the photographer the benefit of the doubt instead of finding excuses to hand out low votes.


That's it we just don't know if they rotated the camera or rotated the pic in post. I just don't think that is what the challenge meant. But with all that said, the lowest vote I gave was a 5.
08/12/2011 09:08:12 AM · #25
It doesn't really matter does it.

If someone has 'played' with the notion of vertical/horizontal and challenged compositional or orientational convention in relation to the scene in front of them then they have met the challenge and we should just decide if we like the image.
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