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12/24/2003 03:34:12 AM · #1
This should be fun.

tack·y2 ( P ) Pronunciation Key (tk)
adj. Informal tack·i·er, tack·i·est
Neglected and in a state of disrepair: a tacky old cabin in the woods.

Lacking style or good taste; tawdry: tacky clothes.
Distasteful or offensive; tasteless: a tacky remark.

Also known as cheesy.

Message edited by author 2003-12-24 03:37:32.
12/24/2003 03:38:47 AM · #2
Lacking style or good taste; tawdry: tacky clothes.
Distasteful or offensive; tasteless: a tacky remark.

Also known as cheesy


Might as well give me the ribbon now :)
12/24/2003 03:40:59 AM · #3
Originally posted by robsmith:

Lacking style or good taste; tawdry: tacky clothes.
Distasteful or offensive; tasteless: a tacky remark.

Also known as cheesy


Might as well give me the ribbon now :)


I don't think this counts:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/171/thumb/50064.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/171/thumb/50064.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

LOL :)
12/24/2003 03:45:40 AM · #4
Thanks, you haven't seen the scores on my 'Edge' entry though, boo hoo.

Bah humbug to all the voters :)
12/24/2003 04:55:45 AM · #5
I think my macro entry would qualify for this one!!


12/24/2003 06:01:19 AM · #6
Hey Faidoi,

How did you get that Piece of glass under that tack so clean???

John (TurboTech)

Message edited by author 2003-12-24 06:01:36.
12/24/2003 06:12:32 AM · #7
Originally posted by Turbotech:

Hey Faidoi,

How did you get that Piece of glass under that tack so clean???

John (TurboTech)


Sorry, I wish it was mines. It's actually robsmiths' picture. I was just joking with him ;p

Message edited by author 2003-12-24 06:14:32.
12/24/2003 07:09:23 AM · #8
Tacky decoration? I think I save my family from me decorating for Christmas and I skip this challenge. :-)

Message edited by author 2003-12-24 07:28:27.
12/24/2003 07:40:49 AM · #9
I'll give a 10 to the first lady wearing a thong with the inscription "need a Ho Ho Ho ?" in front.


12/24/2003 07:55:57 AM · #10
Originally posted by Jacko:

I'll give a 10 to the first lady wearing a thong with the inscription "need a Ho Ho Ho ?" in front.


Dangit. Dude, that was the first time I got my girlfriend to pose for me and now you blab it to everyone. I just hope my wife doesn't read DPC.

;)

Kev
12/24/2003 08:10:22 AM · #11
Yet another challenge to skip. Tacky Christmas displays seem to be more of an American thing. They basically just have plain white lights on the trees here in Sweden... nothing at all tacky. It does say the tackiest you can find, but I can just see all the "this isn't tacky" comments now.
12/24/2003 10:48:41 AM · #12
I was so excited to see this challenge, I just hope my neighbor doesn't ask why I'm taking pictures of his decorations, I'd hate to have to tell him its for a photo contest of tacky christmas decorations lol... I think I'll have a pretty good shot at this one, if four nativity scenes in one yard isn't tacky I'm not sure what is?

Shannon
12/24/2003 11:11:25 AM · #13
To me, this is a fun challenge. Let loose a little. Thanks guys.
12/24/2003 11:20:14 AM · #14
Originally posted by Shannon:

I was so excited to see this challenge, I just hope my neighbor doesn't ask why I'm taking pictures of his decorations, I'd hate to have to tell him its for a photo contest of tacky christmas decorations lol... I think I'll have a pretty good shot at this one, if four nativity scenes in one yard isn't tacky I'm not sure what is?

Shannon


FOUR nativity scenes??!! Jesus! ;)
12/24/2003 11:44:22 AM · #15
All jokes aside... what kind of exposure should be used for taking photos of bright lights at night? I tend to get a "star" effect around lights at night. Is there a way to avoid this?

12/24/2003 11:52:03 AM · #16
Originally posted by xcharrier:

All jokes aside... what kind of exposure should be used for taking photos of bright lights at night? I tend to get a "star" effect around lights at night. Is there a way to avoid this?


The star effect is a result of a small, non-circular aperture. Try shooting at widest aperture, though this will of course reduce the DoF.

The star effect is a function of the lens, specifically the design and number of the aperture blades. Experiment and see how you can make the effect less or greater, and how it changes with different lenses.
12/24/2003 12:09:58 PM · #17
What is "tacky"? I don´t understand this challenge, too... I don´t improve my english... arrrrghhh...
12/24/2003 12:32:47 PM · #18
Originally posted by a_berenguer:

What is "tacky"? I don´t understand this challenge, too... I don´t improve my english... arrrrghhh...

Look to the fisrt reply in this thread.
12/24/2003 12:37:51 PM · #19
Originally posted by a_berenguer:

What is "tacky"? I don´t understand this challenge, too... I don´t improve my english... arrrrghhh...


Here in the states there are people who go to the excess with Christmas lights and yard decorations. There are some who light up a whole block with their decorations. Instead of a tasteful arrangement of a few well made outdoor decorations they have an overabundance of poorly made decorations in their yard. Also, there can be other types of tacky decorations such as the ornaments my husband bought last year and I refused to put on the tree. There were three very large fuzzy deer ornamnets in a package for a dollar and they were overpriced if you price by quality. I hope this helps you understand the tacky contest. Surely, someone in your country goes to excess with ugly cheap decorations.
12/24/2003 12:45:15 PM · #20
Originally posted by faidoi:

Originally posted by robsmith:

Lacking style or good taste; tawdry: tacky clothes.
Distasteful or offensive; tasteless: a tacky remark.

Also known as cheesy


Might as well give me the ribbon now :)


I don't think this counts:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/171/thumb/50064.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/171/thumb/50064.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

LOL :)


Only if it is red tack on a green surface.
12/24/2003 12:53:05 PM · #21
Why don't the open challenges have good stuff like "water" "macro" "shapes" "soft focus" etc.

What do we get? Tacky Holiday Decor. Bah Humbug....
12/24/2003 01:10:35 PM · #22
Open challenges already had macro twice. You're just too late to the show.
12/24/2003 01:16:50 PM · #23
Figures, I always miss the good stuff. hahahaha
12/24/2003 01:19:27 PM · #24
Originally posted by deafwolf:

Figures, I always miss the good stuff. hahahaha


Put on the blue shirt, man!
12/24/2003 01:41:10 PM · #25
There, do I look better?
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