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09/11/2003 11:27:04 PM · #1
Today's image is Beer by LarsPaysen . Please take some time and post any comments at photographers' site.

Message edited by author 2003-09-12 14:03:27.
09/11/2003 11:28:42 PM · #2
Good choice. That's a great picture!
09/12/2003 01:35:28 AM · #3
Thanks for picking me out from the crowd :)
09/12/2003 03:23:33 AM · #4
Originally posted by LarsPaysen:

Thanks for picking me out from the crowd :)


No, thank you for a nice picture. I don't drink beer but it sure looks refreshing.

Message edited by author 2003-09-12 14:03:36.
09/12/2003 09:19:20 AM · #5
faidoi -- i enjoy your selections and think it's a great idea to highlight your fave photos.

unfortunately, your footer on your forum messages makes me dizzy and want to hurl. :)
09/12/2003 10:38:29 AM · #6
It is unfortunate that the DPC forum doesn't have a user-selectable preference option to suppress signatures. I can't stand them.

Luckily, The Proxomitron makes it easy to add "features" like this.

If you use The Proxomitron (which is free) to block ads, pop-ups, cookies, web bugs, etc., copy and paste the following into a file, and then choose "File > Merge config filters" and choose the file where you saved the following:

Name = "Remove: DPC forum signatures"
Active = TRUE
URL = "*.dpchallenge.com/forum.php"
Limit = 2048
Match = "<br><br><hr>*</td></tr></table></td></tr>"
Replace = "</td></tr></table></td></tr>"

If you want to use Proxomitron, I highly suggest starting withJD5000's Proxo configs (the Basic config file works well "to get you going").

If you notice this filter doing anything "strange" (I haven't yet), let me know and I'll fix it up.

Message edited by author 2003-09-12 11:10:43.
09/12/2003 11:02:31 AM · #7
fantastic tool! i'll have to try it out!

i too wish we could suppress forum footers. i may just submit a suggestion....
09/12/2003 01:22:39 PM · #8
muck: i suggested this yesterday in the mod forum. too many large pics and animated doo-da's lately.
09/12/2003 01:26:23 PM · #9
Is it really that bad? You can't just click on the link and then comment on the photo? If were your photo I think it would be different.

Come on people lets start praising people...it is so easy to come in the forums and gripe. Why don't we all give a little critique, comment or just say good job?
09/12/2003 01:45:55 PM · #10
Originally posted by Sonifo:

Is it really that bad? You can't just click on the link and then comment on the photo? If were your photo I think it would be different.

Come on people lets start praising people...it is so easy to come in the forums and gripe. Why don't we all give a little critique, comment or just say good job?


Good question. Why didn't you?

I looked at the picture and didn't have much to say. So I didn't say anything.
09/12/2003 01:45:57 PM · #11
I don't mind quotes or links to things, but animated stuff and pictures in sigs generally just make the forum harder to read.

The option to turn them off is a good thing.

Message edited by author 2003-09-12 13:46:12.
09/12/2003 02:03:15 PM · #12
Hmmmm....does this mean I shouldn't attach my picture to my comments?:(
Come on people....don't make me cry!!!! :)

Sincerely, Christy (and my adorable little boy!)

09/12/2003 02:24:09 PM · #13
Originally posted by ttreit:

I don't mind quotes or links to things, but animated stuff and pictures in sigs generally just make the forum harder to read.

The option to turn them off is a good thing.


DONE
09/12/2003 02:28:58 PM · #14
Thanks Faidoi :)

One nice side effect of turning the spinning camera off is that I noticed your link in your sig to the Pic of the day immediately.
09/12/2003 02:53:13 PM · #15
Originally posted by Sonifo:

Is it really that bad? You can't just click on the link and then comment on the photo? If were your photo I think it would be different.

Come on people lets start praising people...it is so easy to come in the forums and gripe. Why don't we all give a little critique, comment or just say good job?


I could be wrong, but I think that at least 50% of my original message WAS praise. I do think that faidoi's decision to have a POTD is a good idea.

Besides, I wasn't griping so much as making a comment about something that I thought could be better. Your post sounds more "gripe-y" to me, IMO.

Either way, what's done is done.

Thank you, faidoi.

Message edited by author 2003-09-12 14:55:39.
09/12/2003 02:53:37 PM · #16
Originally posted by Konador:

muck: i suggested this yesterday in the mod forum. too many large pics and animated doo-da's lately.


agreed. tanks!
09/12/2003 03:52:37 PM · #17
I'm not just talking about the people in here. It is most everyone on DPC.

Gordon~The photo didn't do anything for me either, but if you look at the other POTD's you will see I have commented on the photos. And you will notice that only a few have commented on them.

09/12/2003 04:16:26 PM · #18
Some questions this picture provoked in my mind:

Do you like the colours ?
Does the blue and beer colours work well together, in harmony, or as a strong contrast ?

Does the white foam on the beer work well with the clouds ?

What do you think about the angle it was shot from ?
Does it strengthen the shot ?
Do you like how it looms up into the frame ?
Is this use of perspective something that you've tried before ?
Would you ?

How about the use of lines ?
The horizon and the rails and table and the various shadows ?
Do you think that makes it more interesting ?
How about where the horizon line intersects with the glass ?
Do you think this placement is deliberate ?
Does it work, deliberate or not ?

Does the tree in the corner frame the subject or drag your eye away ?

Message edited by author 2003-09-12 16:18:10.
09/12/2003 04:30:42 PM · #19
Originally posted by Gordon:

Some questions this picture provoked in my mind:
The horizon and the rails and table and the various shadows ?
Do you think that makes it more interesting ?
How about where the horizon line intersects with the glass ?
Do you think this placement is deliberate ?
Does it work, deliberate or not ?


I think the table line and the horizon line distract from the photo for me. I think that is the first thing I looked at.

The glass is well in focus and the drink looks delish, but the photo itself just doesn't do anything for me.
09/12/2003 04:36:48 PM · #20
It doesn't do much for me either. It's a well executed photo and I like all the compositional elements of it. It could work well as a product shot for a beer ad, but I don't see it hanging.
09/12/2003 05:10:33 PM · #21
I find "zeus top pick of the challenge" initiative interesting and enriching because he is articulate and passionate about his choices. I don't see what added value so far this "pic of the day" forum has over my casual "nosing around the site". Faidoi, there must be something that moves you about this rather plain and unemotional still life your suggesting us to comment on today; reading about it would be far more interesting than the picture itself, as far as I am concerned.
Just had a look at Lars's portfolio, just makes me wonder what made you select this image and not another given the choice of fine images you had at hand.
09/12/2003 05:50:10 PM · #22
Originally posted by jjbeguin:

I find "zeus top pick of the challenge" initiative interesting and enriching because he is articulate and passionate about his choices. I don't see what added value so far this "pic of the day" forum has over my casual "nosing around the site". Faidoi, there must be something that moves you about this rather plain and unemotional still life your suggesting us to comment on today; reading about it would be far more interesting than the picture itself, as far as I am concerned.
Just had a look at Lars's portfolio, just makes me wonder what made you select this image and not another given the choice of fine images you had at hand.


I tend to agree - I posted some of the questions above in the hope that it might provoke more discussion than just 'good shot' or 'bad shot' type comments...
09/12/2003 05:55:53 PM · #23
Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by jjbeguin:

I find "zeus top pick of the challenge" initiative interesting and enriching because he is articulate and passionate about his choices. I don't see what added value so far this "pic of the day" forum has over my casual "nosing around the site". Faidoi, there must be something that moves you about this rather plain and unemotional still life your suggesting us to comment on today; reading about it would be far more interesting than the picture itself, as far as I am concerned.
Just had a look at Lars's portfolio, just makes me wonder what made you select this image and not another given the choice of fine images you had at hand.


I tend to agree - I posted some of the questions above in the hope that it might provoke more discussion than just 'good shot' or 'bad shot' type comments...


Did anyone even notice that the comments were made on the photographers' site. I think it's more helpful for the comments to be posted with the picture and not here in the forums.


09/13/2003 12:56:51 AM · #24
Nice shot...Left some comments on the pic!

Hey Faidoi, caught your other thread and really hope you reconsider. I love the POD idea and don't wanna see it end. That's one of the reasons I kept bumping the thread back to the top.

I would keep it up myself but I don't have the time resources right now and sorting through pics sucks on dial up...
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