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08/07/2011 01:32:48 AM · #26
See, I thought it was like my waterfall, that should have been vertical, but I shot it horizontally instead. Am I wrong? Would something like this be considered DNMC or acceptable?
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After the whole Lego controversy, I am not ever sure about how to interpret the challenges any longer.
08/07/2011 02:10:37 AM · #27
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Originally posted by Sheryll:

I thought it was supposed to be taking a photo of say a beach scene (in landscape mode) but turning it so it is horizontal. The trick there would be to find a subject that would look good doing that. Like maybe an interesting tree with a person on a hammock and turn it so the person looks like they're hanging from a tree branch.

I don't know that's what I thought it meant. And if anyone wants to use that idea they may. I'm probably not entering this one.

You mean like these:
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That is what I thought too.
08/07/2011 08:41:05 AM · #28
Originally posted by WriteHeart:

See, I thought it was like my waterfall, that should have been vertical, but I shot it horizontally instead. Am I wrong? Would something like this be considered DNMC or acceptable?
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This is how I interpreted it.
08/07/2011 04:07:41 PM · #29
Make a vertical shot of a horizontal subject, OR a horizontal shot of a vertical subject.

In My Humble opinion we need to shoot a subject that would be seen differently were it rotated to the other profile.
The framing would then be entirely up to the photographer.
08/07/2011 05:07:43 PM · #30
Originally posted by BrianR:

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

In My Humble opinion we need to shoot a subject that would be seen differently were it rotated to the other profile.
The framing would then be entirely up to the photographer.


I agree, I think it has nothing to do with how the image is cropped or framed, it's all about the subject!
08/07/2011 05:12:53 PM · #31
Why do they do this to us? And may we all agree that this topic is not presented well?

I thought the challenge was to take a subject that would usually be vertical, like a tree or a building or (yes Wendy) a person when they're upright, and shoot it in landcape orientation. Or vice-versa.

But a Portrait in Landscape mode (and it's revese - see links below) is an entirely different thing because with that interpretation the subject fills the frame!

If either of those will work for this challenge, then will everyone agree not to call DNMC to people who go one way or the other?
08/07/2011 05:45:24 PM · #32
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Why do they do this to us? And may we all agree that this topic is not presented well?


No, we may NOT all agree on that. And why do WE do this to "them"? Why can't we just ENJOY the occasional ambiguous challenge? Are we so literal-minded that we have to have every single nuance of our potential images spelled out for us?

There are a number of fascinating possible interpretations of this challenge. I'm excited thinking about how people will approach it. I think the topic is presented very well, thank you. Of course, I'm the one that WROTE the description, so of course I'll think that, but the fact remains that these diverse ideas of what it "means" are exactly what I had in mind.

I'm devious that way.

R.
08/07/2011 10:00:03 PM · #33
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Why do they do this to us? And may we all agree that this topic is not presented well?


No, we may NOT all agree on that. And why do WE do this to "them"? Why can't we just ENJOY the occasional ambiguous challenge? Are we so literal-minded that we have to have every single nuance of our potential images spelled out for us?

There are a number of fascinating possible interpretations of this challenge. I'm excited thinking about how people will approach it. I think the topic is presented very well, thank you. Of course, I'm the one that WROTE the description, so of course I'll think that, but the fact remains that these diverse ideas of what it "means" are exactly what I had in mind.

I'm devious that way.

R.


Ha!!I have the most devious entry of them all... ready to post.
And I am the MOST open minded of anyone here (I think) when it comes to challenge interpretation.
So please don't get me wrong.... what I'm trying to avoid is all the DNMC hoopla (and whining) once the votes start coming!
08/07/2011 10:28:53 PM · #34
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Why do they do this to us? And may we all agree that this topic is not presented well?


No, we may NOT all agree on that. And why do WE do this to "them"? Why can't we just ENJOY the occasional ambiguous challenge? Are we so literal-minded that we have to have every single nuance of our potential images spelled out for us?

There are a number of fascinating possible interpretations of this challenge. I'm excited thinking about how people will approach it. I think the topic is presented very well, thank you. Of course, I'm the one that WROTE the description, so of course I'll think that, but the fact remains that these diverse ideas of what it "means" are exactly what I had in mind.

I'm devious that way.

R.


Ha!!I have the most devious entry of them all... ready to post.
And I am the MOST open minded of anyone here (I think) when it comes to challenge interpretation.
So please don't get me wrong.... what I'm trying to avoid is all the DNMC hoopla (and whining) once the votes start coming!


Let me put it this way:

If the whining and the hoopla is the price we have to pay for challenges that are open to differing interpretation and points-of-view, then that's a price I'm willing to pay.

R.
08/10/2011 03:02:57 PM · #35
A problematic challenge. Don't have a clue what to do. A well, going to try something and let the voter decide.
08/10/2011 04:37:53 PM · #36
Originally posted by levyj413:

For some examples of landscapes and people that would fit, look at these old challenges:
Landscape in Portrait Orientation
Portait in Landscape Orientation

There are plenty of other options, but that should give you the idea.


thanks for the links, but looking at the photos, i would say only a very few of them would fit the description Make a vertical shot of a horizontal subject, OR a horizontal shot of a vertical subject. in any sense of being interesting or extraordinary in the way the challenge suggestion might be implying ...

back to the drawing board.

-mefnj
08/11/2011 08:54:47 AM · #37
crap, i have not shot for this becuase i thought about it completely wrong.. i didn't realize it was this simple.
08/11/2011 01:11:23 PM · #38
God man.....just shoot a subject in the complete OPPOSITE oreintation that your gut tells you is the CORRECT oreintation for that subject....edit and then submit then have fun voting.

Holy Cow!
08/11/2011 01:33:33 PM · #39
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

...snip, snip, snip...

There are a number of fascinating possible interpretations of this challenge. I'm excited thinking about how people will approach it. I think the topic is presented very well, thank you. Of course, I'm the one that WROTE the description, so of course I'll think that, but the fact remains that these diverse ideas of what it "means" are exactly what I had in mind.

I'm devious that way.

R.


I don't disagree with anything here. This statement by Bear just gave me a big chuckle and I need to say "thank you." I will be giggling over that one the rest of the day. Easily amused? Yeah.
:)
08/11/2011 03:01:11 PM · #40
I thought I knew what to do but now I'm all confused.
08/11/2011 03:31:46 PM · #41
Let's make it a Free Study! If the image has something vertical and something horizontal it meets the challenge! ;)
08/11/2011 05:00:27 PM · #42
I'm tempted to post a square crop because I'm so confused about this.

Message edited by author 2011-08-11 17:01:55.
08/11/2011 05:02:51 PM · #43
Originally posted by jamesgoss:

I'm tempted to post a square crop.


Oh, GO for it! And rotate the image within that crop to 45 degrees so we don't know which are the (putative) horizontals and verticals :-) I wish I'd thought of that...

Wait...

I just DID...

Hrmmm....

R.
08/11/2011 05:15:26 PM · #44
I have a sore neck from viewing my potential entry sideways doh! Not sure if my neck will be better by the time voting comes around :)
08/11/2011 05:56:08 PM · #45
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by jamesgoss:

I'm tempted to post a square crop.


Oh, GO for it! And rotate the image within that crop to 45 degrees so we don't know which are the (putative) horizontals and verticals :-) I wish I'd thought of that...

Wait...

I just DID...

Hrmmm....

R.


now your talking! i am still drawing a blank at T minus 6 hours to deadline
08/11/2011 06:04:23 PM · #46
Originally posted by mefnj:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by jamesgoss:

I'm tempted to post a square crop.


Oh, GO for it! And rotate the image within that crop to 45 degrees so we don't know which are the (putative) horizontals and verticals :-) I wish I'd thought of that...

Wait...

I just DID...

Hrmmm....

R.


now your talking! i am still drawing a blank at T minus 6 hours to deadline


I'm already in with something else anyway; feel free to hijack this idea :-)

R.
08/11/2011 07:25:14 PM · #47
Hmmm...
How annoying, I came up with an idea for a challenge, My idea was theived from me, in broad daylight and no-one noticed or said anything, and now I have no idea...Grrr!

Just out of curiosity, does anyone have figures as to how many people read/write in these threads (perticularly this one) compared to how many entrants there are?
I just wonder how many people are actually aware of all the discussions that have happened in this thread and how the entries are going to be quite varied with regards to the whole "horizontal/vertical what?" thing?
08/11/2011 09:00:17 PM · #48
Originally posted by supanova:

Hmmm...
How annoying, I came up with an idea for a challenge, My idea was theived from me, in broad daylight and no-one noticed or said anything, and now I have no idea...Grrr!

Just out of curiosity, does anyone have figures as to how many people read/write in these threads (perticularly this one) compared to how many entrants there are?
I just wonder how many people are actually aware of all the discussions that have happened in this thread and how the entries are going to be quite varied with regards to the whole "horizontal/vertical what?" thing?


Not very many, I don't think. That's sort of the beauty of it all...

R.
08/11/2011 10:24:30 PM · #49
So I guess a portrait in landscape is dnmc?
08/11/2011 10:45:05 PM · #50
Originally posted by Eagle40Fox2:

So I guess a portrait in landscape is dnmc?

No, I think that's *exactly* right.

But all of you, you could just not enter. In fact, everyone else who's entered, please delete your entries. :)
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