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04/01/2006 01:56:22 PM · #176
Originally posted by loriprophoto:

Originally posted by jenesis:

BTW, could you imagine if we still had to use floppys!??! I'm trying to remember how many photos could fit on one..... :-)


What you call floppies here are the 3.5" disks which held a whole 1.4mb each, but waaaaayyyy back when I first started in computers you had what we called a floppy which was literally the flexible kind and measured 5.25" and if I remember correctly only held about 750kb if that!!!!!!!!


I go back that far too! I remember being on top of the world with a 10Mb HD, which I was sure was way overkill, but it felt good to have it :-) Now a 1Gb compact flash card in my camera feels puny...

Robt. (Windows user since v 1.0)
04/01/2006 01:58:14 PM · #177
Originally posted by loriprophoto:

Originally posted by jenesis:

BTW, could you imagine if we still had to use floppys!??! I'm trying to remember how many photos could fit on one..... :-)


What you call floppies here are the 3.5" disks which held a whole 1.4mb each, but waaaaayyyy back when I first started in computers you had what we called a floppy which was literally the flexible kind and measured 5.25" and if I remember correctly only held about 750kb if that!!!!!!!!


Sony made an adapter that was a floppy case that you could insert a memory stick, so many more pictures could be shot.
04/01/2006 01:59:38 PM · #178
Too bad back in 2002, I shot in low quality as memory was really expensive :(
04/01/2006 02:38:36 PM · #179
I'm very surprised to see how many entries there are already (109 as I write this).

I hope and assume everyone is playing by the rules. I'm sure nobody here is willing to jeopardize their DPC membership over a challenge.

Good luck to everyone that entered!
04/01/2006 02:42:02 PM · #180
I think I was using my Sony FD92 then and maybe even my 717. I can't recall if that purchase was in '02 or '03 (pretty sure it was '03 though.) I think the FD92 had exif, but I don't know how many originals I'll be able to dig up. Can't wait to get home and start looking through my shots.
04/01/2006 02:42:25 PM · #181
It's weird to look back over old pictures. In 2002 I shot everything at 640x480, low quality, I think it was so I could fit more images onto my 4MB memory whatever thingy. And the colours are strange! Wow.
04/01/2006 02:44:45 PM · #182
so ... you're only going to come in top 10 this time?

:)

Originally posted by ursula:

It's weird to look back over old pictures. In 2002 I shot everything at 640x480, low quality, I think it was so I could fit more images onto my 4MB memory whatever thingy. And the colours are strange! Wow.
04/01/2006 02:47:04 PM · #183
Originally posted by loriprophoto:

What you call floppies here are the 3.5" disks which held a whole 1.4mb each, but waaaaayyyy back when I first started in computers you had what we called a floppy which was literally the flexible kind and measured 5.25" and if I remember correctly only held about 750kb if that!!!!!!!!
I remember when a floppy was flexible. Was that 750kb a "double density"?

Well, I found an old file that I think will pass muster as an original, polished it up a bit, and submitted as #101. It's not a great image but it has an element of an illusion to it so it'll be good fun for this April Fools Day challenge. I'll be satisified if it scores above 5.

"There are no editing restrictions for this challenge ... ". That gives a tremendous advantage to the `shopper gurus. I expect a wide range of quality in the entries for this one, but I'm just happy to be in the game.

04/01/2006 02:48:49 PM · #184
What if??????? This is a April Fools joke and you can submitt anything you want? I have never had a DQ before, perhaps I will submit a image I took last week?

Message edited by author 2006-04-01 14:50:23.
04/01/2006 02:51:09 PM · #185
I have 12 pics from 2002, all of them AWFUL! Guess I'll be sitting this one out...darn.
04/01/2006 02:56:20 PM · #186
Wow, I've found all sorts of old digital pictures, including some going back to June of 1998. Start here and click on the arrow below the images to see a few more.

Anyone find anything older than that?

--DanW
04/01/2006 03:00:39 PM · #187
Originally posted by bcoble:

What if??????? This is a April Fools joke and you can submitt anything you want? I have never had a DQ before, perhaps I will submit a image I took last week?


But what if it's not :P
04/01/2006 03:01:38 PM · #188
My photography experience began in 2004. Oh well.... (Maybe next time the challenge can be a "rookies" challenge - no one with more than three years experience can submit a shot.)
04/01/2006 03:03:15 PM · #189
Originally posted by coolhar:

I remember when a floppy was flexible. Was that 750kb a "double density"?


Yup sure was "Double Sided Double Density" LOL. Bear I also remember my 8 Mb hard drive being absolutely amazing!!!!!! Do you remember before color monitors? Just had a single color on black!! LOL Leisure Suit Larry and the Lounge Lizards era!!!!


04/01/2006 03:16:21 PM · #190
Originally posted by loriprophoto:

Yup sure was "Double Sided Double Density" LOL. Bear I also remember my 8 Mb hard drive being absolutely amazing!!!!!! Do you remember before color monitors? Just had a single color on black!! LOL Leisure Suit Larry and the Lounge Lizards era!!!!

Not dating myself too much `cuz it really wasn't that long ago. Yeah, monitors were little green letters on a black screen, no graphics except what you could craft using the alphabet and punctuation marks. No joy stick for games, just use the arrow keys. Daisy wheel printers output was "letter quality". Doing word processing, building data bases, and using spreadsheets, I thought it was all very useful.
04/01/2006 03:19:14 PM · #191
Originally posted by hopper:

so ... you're only going to come in top 10 this time?

:)

Originally posted by ursula:

It's weird to look back over old pictures. In 2002 I shot everything at 640x480, low quality, I think it was so I could fit more images onto my 4MB memory whatever thingy. And the colours are strange! Wow.


No way, Jose, size doesn't matter :)
04/01/2006 03:40:08 PM · #192
9 pin dot matrix printers ... Supercalc ... hayes micro modem 400 baud! ... Apple II+ upgraded to 64K ... those were the days.
04/01/2006 03:45:00 PM · #193
Earliest I remember was having to type "Win" in DOS to get into Windows 3.1 and having to explore using the "File Manager".
04/01/2006 03:55:41 PM · #194
When I was browsing trough my collection of photos from 2002 then I found one image of user here on DPchallenge... his nickname is bbright and here is the photo:

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04/01/2006 04:00:08 PM · #195
Originally posted by jpochard:

I think I was using my Sony FD92 then and maybe even my 717. I can't recall if that purchase was in '02 or '03 (pretty sure it was '03 though.) I think the FD92 had exif, but I don't know how many originals I'll be able to dig up. Can't wait to get home and start looking through my shots.


I had a Fujifilm DX10, and hope this has the exif files also. But I guess I'm back in the game.

Steve
04/01/2006 04:06:00 PM · #196
I must be wacko. Am I the only one who see's this contest as a April Fools Joke and anything goes here?
04/01/2006 04:08:06 PM · #197
Originally posted by bcoble:

I must be wacko. Am I the only one who see's this contest as a April Fools Joke and anything goes here?


All rules do apply, as do the usual punishments for breaking them. Anything does not go!
04/01/2006 04:08:08 PM · #198
Originally posted by bcoble:

I must be wacko. Am I the only one who see's this contest as a April Fools Joke and anything goes here?


Perhaps you didn't own a digital camera then, but some of us did. In fact it wasn't the DX10 I used then, it was the 6900Z.

Steve
04/01/2006 04:08:58 PM · #199
Originally posted by bcoble:

I must be wacko. Am I the only one who see's this contest as a April Fools Joke and anything goes here?


I'm going with the feeling that it's all just a big joke, but submitted something *anyway*.. just in case.

You just never know with these people.

Of course, at first I thought I didn't have any originals from 2002, but I found 5 of decent enough quality, and finally chose one to submit.

It'll be my general 5.5er.
04/01/2006 04:11:30 PM · #200
Look at the challenge details from last year's April Fool's day speed challenge:
Details: April showers bring rubber duckies! Your challenge is to photograph one rubber ducky on a blue background. You must use at least 3 light sources. You must have water and exactly 5 green grapes in the photograph. You must use an aperture between f/6 and f/10 (for typical point and shoot cameras, this setting can be achieved using your landscape mode). Be creative and have fun!
Extra Rules: Failure to meet the challenge should result in DQ. Also note that this speed challenge is open to all members..


And they did mean it, and people did get DQ'd for not meeting guidelines.
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