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12/21/2005 02:25:44 PM · #51
Hmmm, I wonder why no one is getting on TooCool's case? He started the thread and confessed that he did not take his photo between 4-5am. Or is it just if the photo does well, then the person needs to have a virtual flogging.

Heck, last year I had my own brush with infamy in the "Night Shot II" challenge... I came out of the closet and confessed that my photo was actually not a real night shot. Here is the Thread, if anyone cares to look.

But, the bottom line is that not meeting the challenge description is not grounds for a DQ.

It is good to be careful how self righteous you start feeling, next time the witch hunt may find you:)
12/21/2005 02:26:10 PM · #52
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That was taken about 1am....so I wasn't too far off.
12/21/2005 02:34:24 PM · #53
Originally posted by patrinus:

Art is not related to effort...

I think I'll add that to my signature. :)

-Art (not related to effort)
12/21/2005 02:34:33 PM · #54
Mine was 4:43 am. That's why I took hubby with me...to be my eyes and ears as I had my focus on taking photos. I did not, however, get up that early...I stayed up. I often have insomnia and have no problem staying awake.
12/21/2005 02:35:16 PM · #55
i'd get on TooCool, but his best bud Tater was hitting on me other other day, and i wouldn't want to come between friends!

*sorry, couldn't help it*
12/21/2005 02:35:41 PM · #56
Originally posted by aguapreta:

Hmmm, I wonder why no one is getting on TooCool's case? He started the thread and confessed that he did not take his photo between 4-5am. Or is it just if the photo does well, then the person needs to have a virtual flogging.

Heck, last year I had my own brush with infamy in the "Night Shot II" challenge... I came out of the closet and confessed that my photo was actually not a real night shot. Here is the Thread, if anyone cares to look.

But, the bottom line is that not meeting the challenge description is not grounds for a DQ.

It is good to be careful how self righteous you start feeling, next time the witch hunt may find you:)


:shrug: - What can I say, I have the same issue whether it came first or last regardless of who took it or even if nobody knows. I agree it's not against the letter of the rules. Most challenges are subjective in their description but this was not one of them IMO. Each to their own.
12/21/2005 02:46:29 PM · #57
Originally posted by robs:

Originally posted by aguapreta:

Hmmm, I wonder why no one is getting on TooCool's case? He started the thread and confessed that he did not take his photo between 4-5am. Or is it just if the photo does well, then the person needs to have a virtual flogging.

Heck, last year I had my own brush with infamy in the "Night Shot II" challenge... I came out of the closet and confessed that my photo was actually not a real night shot. Here is the Thread, if anyone cares to look.

But, the bottom line is that not meeting the challenge description is not grounds for a DQ.

It is good to be careful how self righteous you start feeling, next time the witch hunt may find you:)


:shrug: - What can I say, I have the same issue whether it came first or last regardless of who took it or even if nobody knows. I agree it's not against the letter of the rules. Most challenges are subjective in their description but this was not one of them IMO. Each to their own.


How many people think TooCool's shot is "more" within the spirit of the challenge than Patrinus's? TC shot his at a very ungodly hour, after all, and Patrinus just set out to "create the illusion" of 4 AM. Does this matter?

To put it another way, the challenge not only specified the hour of shooting. it also instructed us to set our alarms. Did those who "stayed up" until 4 AM also "cheat" in this challenge? What about someone who is ON THEIR JOB at 4 AM and gets off work at 5 AM, so goes to the parking lot and gets the camera out and takes a shot at 5:10 AM? Is that "cheating"?

Was there any way for me to even "meet" this challenge, given that I am deaf and cannot use an alarm clock? This may sound silly, but it does get to the heart of things; if you're going to crucify people for not following the letter of the description, does it make sense to cut any slack at all? One shoe, two shoes, the dance is endless.

I don't think ANY of the shots in the infamous "Rubber Ducky" challenge were "legal", because there's no such thing as a "rubber" ducky anymore; they're all made of vinyl or somesuch :-)

R.
12/21/2005 02:49:13 PM · #58
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:


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And not one person commented during the coting that birds don't fly at night. ;-)



I can comment on that one. Birds do fly at night - all the time. Especially during those long migration flights when the sun is too much for them.

Because I knew that, I scored this one high. But I'd have scored this one high in any event.

BTW, I have no opinion on the other aspects of this discussion.
12/21/2005 02:53:57 PM · #59
if Patrinus worked at night, and slept during the day, would this be such an issue?

seems like people are just cranky that they actually got up and went somewhere at 3:30am
12/21/2005 05:00:14 PM · #60
This is pretty sad. I didn't enter the challenge because I knew I wouldn't be getting up this early to take a picture. Looks like there was some who did and some who didn't. Cheaters! Sorry, just my two cents thrown at you. Go ahead make up excuses to make yourself look good.
12/21/2005 07:16:06 PM · #61
Just for the record:

My shot was taken during the prescribed timeframe.

I feel pretty strongly that entrants should try to meet the challenge topic. There is no challenge in rationalizing your way around it.

I am not a Nazi.

I went to a lot of trouble to get my shot. It was about 50 miles from my home. I was questioned by Park Police for being in an area where a gate was supposed to be closed to keep me out. Only because there were no footprints at the gate where my tire tracks were fresh in the still falling snow did they believe me that I didn't open the gate, but rather just drove thru it after someone else had left it open.

Do I feel that people who didn't follow the description to the letter are cheaters? No.

Do I feel that the entrants who got up and shot between 4 and 5 have a slightly higher level of personal integrity? Yes.

As glad2badad says in his signature - "Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking."

As always, just my two cents.
12/22/2005 03:16:14 AM · #62
Just for the record:
I didn't enter this challenge.

I feel pretty strongly that entrants should try to meet the challenge topic.

I am not a Nazi.

Do I feel that people who didn't follow the description to the letter are cheaters? No.

Do I feel that the entrants who got up and shot between 4 and 5 have a slightly higher level of personal integrity? Yes.

As always, just my two cents.

Thanks for the template coolhar (I hope I didn't cheat)

The question remains - why have such detail challenge description if its Ok to not follow them? or better still why have descriptions at all if we all interpret it differently and we dont have to abide by them?
12/22/2005 07:17:44 AM · #63
Originally posted by mesmeraj:

i'd get on TooCool, but his best bud Tater was hitting on me other other day, and i wouldn't want to come between friends!

*sorry, couldn't help it*


hmmm...I really wish I had those smiley emoticons, I'm sure there is one that would be perfect right here... ;-)
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