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07/06/2005 08:49:22 AM · #1
I was wondering how voters felt about objects that are understood to be circles (frisbee, clock-face, orange slice, etc) but are photographed at an angle. The object then represents an oval or ellipse in the photo, not a cirlce. Should we be picky about this?
07/06/2005 09:02:13 AM · #2
Uhmmmmmmm NO!
07/06/2005 09:11:38 AM · #3
Originally posted by Minstrel:

I was wondering how voters felt about objects that are understood to be circles (frisbee, clock-face, orange slice, etc) but are photographed at an angle. The object then represents an oval or ellipse in the photo, not a cirlce. Should we be picky about this?


If you want to be picky, you be picky....but don't tell anyone.
07/06/2005 09:12:27 AM · #4
For that matter, I consider a sphere to be circular... it seems that is not a notion widely accepted.

-Steve
07/06/2005 10:07:02 AM · #5
funny. i have no issue whatsoever with a sphere. In a two dimensional environment, it becomes a circle.

I've decided, however, not to be too picky. But my highest ratings will be given to the photos that depict the shape of a circle.
07/06/2005 10:18:09 AM · #6
I didn't mind the angle at all because I know it's a circle. If every photo entered were dead on, I think it would be boring, but that's just my opinion. Mine is and I'm sure I'll get comments that it should be off center or angled. HA HA HA HA

Judy
07/06/2005 10:19:37 AM · #7
Originally posted by Minstrel:

funny. i have no issue whatsoever with a sphere. In a two dimensional environment, it becomes a circle.


Exactly!

07/11/2005 02:42:05 PM · #8
In the same vein, spirals aren't circles either! Nor is anything found in nature a true circle, no matter how hard you look.... am I being too literal? <grin>

07/11/2005 02:45:43 PM · #9
Based on the votes I received I know of at least one thing that's NOT considered a circle.
07/11/2005 02:52:04 PM · #10
Originally posted by jrtodd:

Based on the votes I received I know of at least one thing that's NOT considered a circle.


Don't feel bad John... based on my numbers so far, most people thought mine was a square! rofl

And personally, I feel that a circle is a circle is a circle, whether it is round, elliptical, or whatever.
07/11/2005 02:54:52 PM · #11
"What is the sound of one hand clapping"? ;-)
07/11/2005 03:04:49 PM · #12
***bites tongue***
07/11/2005 03:11:05 PM · #13
Originally posted by _Io_:

In the same vein, spirals aren't circles either! Nor is anything found in nature a true circle, no matter how hard you look.... am I being too literal? <grin>


For photographic purposes, the sun and the full moon are both perfect circles, and entirely natural... Something like the center of a sunflower is perfectly circular as far as being defined by its major radians is concerned, albeit a somewhat jagged circle around the edge...

R.
07/11/2005 03:29:51 PM · #14
Originally posted by jaxter:

And personally, I feel that a circle is a circle is a circle, whether it is round, elliptical, or whatever.


Umm... the mathematician in me is having a seizure right now. :)

Unless you're a topologist, in which case I have a gift for you:

*reaches into zero-volume Klein bag, pulls out a doughnut*

It's a coffee mug!

*crickets chirp*

Sorry, that was completely uncalled for.
07/11/2005 03:43:35 PM · #15
But it was funny...
07/11/2005 04:01:53 PM · #16
i got a comment something like, "i see a ring [not jewelry] not a circle". isn't a ring a circle? you just can't control others' interpretations, nor can they control yours, so it balances out...i hope :/
07/11/2005 04:02:29 PM · #17
I pulled out my compass and anything that wasn't a perfect circle got points deducted. If the word circle was in the title I deducted even more points.
07/11/2005 04:05:44 PM · #18
Originally posted by louddog:

I pulled out my compass and anything that wasn't a perfect circle got points deducted. If the word circle was in the title I deducted even more points.


I think there's a thread about you here somewhere.
07/11/2005 04:05:46 PM · #19
Gah! multiple radiants don't make circles either!!! That's a mark down for all fireworks.... <g>

Hmmm, I really am being too picky.... must be something to do with the sheer quantity of entrants.
07/11/2005 04:08:33 PM · #20
Originally posted by jrtodd:

Originally posted by louddog:

I pulled out my compass and anything that wasn't a perfect circle got points deducted. If the word circle was in the title I deducted even more points.


I think there's a thread about you here somewhere.

I'm sure louddog was joking
07/11/2005 04:09:02 PM · #21
Originally posted by _Io_:

Gah! multiple radiants don't make circles either!!! That's a mark down for all fireworks.... <g>

Hmmm, I really am being too picky.... must be something to do with the sheer quantity of entrants.


The challenge DID specifically reference a group of objects "defining" a circle...

R.
07/11/2005 04:11:16 PM · #22
Originally posted by vfwlkr:

Originally posted by jrtodd:

Originally posted by louddog:

I pulled out my compass and anything that wasn't a perfect circle got points deducted. If the word circle was in the title I deducted even more points.


I think there's a thread about you here somewhere.

I'm sure louddog was joking


That's what I was thinking as well
07/11/2005 04:16:54 PM · #23
Originally posted by jrtodd:

Originally posted by vfwlkr:

Originally posted by jrtodd:

Originally posted by louddog:

I pulled out my compass and anything that wasn't a perfect circle got points deducted. If the word circle was in the title I deducted even more points.


I think there's a thread about you here somewhere.

I'm sure louddog was joking


That's what I was thinking as well


Anyone know how to get pinholes out of a monitor screen?
07/11/2005 04:23:26 PM · #24
Now if you guys want to get picky the challange say: "Take a photograph where this basic shape is clearly shown as a key element. This may be a circular object, or a group of items forming a circle."

I guess that means if you show more than one circle you lose.

Now why didn't someone point that out before I started voting?
07/11/2005 04:33:21 PM · #25
Originally posted by fixedintime:

Now if you guys want to get picky the challange say: "Take a photograph where this basic shape is clearly shown as a key element. This may be a circular object, or a group of items forming a circle."

I guess that means if you show more than one circle you lose.

Now why didn't someone point that out before I started voting?


Crap, now I have to go vote all over again.
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