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04/21/2004 12:22:40 AM · #1
Take a shot that shows proportion or the lack thereof

Sounds like there is going to be a lot of unhappy voters. Comments of "Does not meet the challenge" seems impossible.

Best of luck all
04/21/2004 12:24:16 AM · #2
yes, I think those certain voters won't know what to do with themselves this week...lol
04/21/2004 12:58:16 AM · #3
Does proportion = symmetry?
04/21/2004 12:59:25 AM · #4
yeah, I dont get it. But ya know, these tyoes of prediction threads don;t really help. Just my opinion.
04/21/2004 01:54:35 AM · #5
I think the wording of this challenge isn't particularly good. I could see non English speakers struggling with the meaning here a little.

I'm not even sure yet what is being looked for, though I understand the word ... but the wording of the sentence is "unusual".
04/21/2004 01:55:31 AM · #6
What does it mean?
04/21/2004 01:59:30 AM · #7
Originally posted by tyt2000:

Does proportion = symmetry?

very close in at least one definition. Proportion.

definition #4 in the link states, "Agreeable or harmonious relation of parts within a whole; balance or symmetry."

Isn't that true of any well composed shot? Sounds like another Free Study to me. Not that it is a bad thing, but it seems rather vague. And when it is vague the voters have a lot of 'does not meet the challenge' comments to give out.

Should be an interesting one though.

David
04/21/2004 02:04:25 AM · #8
Proportion
from dictionary.com

1) A part considered in relation to the whole.
2) A relationship between things or parts of things with respect to comparative magnitude, quantity, or degree: the proper proportion between oil and vinegar in the dressing.
3)A relationship between quantities such that if one varies then another varies in a manner dependent on the first: “We do not always find visible happiness in proportion to visible virtue” (Samuel Johnson).
4) Agreeable or harmonious relation of parts within a whole; balance or symmetry.
5) Dimensions; size. Often used in the plural.
6) Mathematics. A statement of equality between two ratios. Four quantities, a, b, c, d, are said to be in proportion if a/b = c/d.

The tricky part is is that your photo is to display some form of proportion, or the lack thereof. I think you could submit a photo of anything and it could be defined as meeting the challenge.
04/21/2004 02:06:19 AM · #9
We could also display the lack of proportion, as stated in the description. A general idea is to have a small object close to a simmilar but larger object.
04/21/2004 02:24:31 AM · #10
Originally posted by tyt2000:

We could also display the lack of proportion, as stated in the description. A general idea is to have a small object close to a simmilar but larger object.

... or one object next to many similar objects
... or small proportion of one object in a large proportion of a second type of object next to a small proportion of the second type in a large proportion of the first (think yin-yang).

It should be fun.

David
04/21/2004 02:31:22 AM · #11
The recurring word in any definition of proporation is "RELATION".

relation in size, in number, in contrast, in color......

Many possibilities.

04/21/2004 02:37:37 AM · #12
There may be an abundance of obese people presented -- which is both proportional and not. Or a lot of fish-eye lenses used. I don’t have one, so can’t use that idea, but I do know greatly huge-bodied people that I could use.
04/21/2004 04:07:29 AM · #13
and some pictures as example?
Thanks,
04/21/2004 04:14:57 AM · #14
Originally posted by a_berenguer:

and some pictures as example?
Thanks,


From a previous challenge : small stone, big stone.
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04/21/2004 04:42:48 AM · #15
Just a suggestion, Lord of the Ring's movies use a lot of depth illusion to create proportions when portraying the hobbits and humans in the same shot, if you have the special edition dvd's they show several tests they did which are quite funny, and would make great images.

Cheers,

D
04/21/2004 04:47:14 AM · #16
I predict that there'll be ALOT of entries for this challenge, its quite a simple one.. serendipity managed to get 218 entries.
04/21/2004 05:37:42 AM · #17
the first thing that springs to my mind about proportions is Leonardo Da Vinci's sketch of the perfect man.
04/21/2004 06:22:17 AM · #18
1.61803399 the "Golden Ratio"
04/21/2004 06:23:50 AM · #19
Originally posted by drdespair:

1.61803399 the "Golden Ratio"

I know it as PHI.
04/21/2004 06:27:00 AM · #20
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In another sense, a perfect entry.

E
04/21/2004 07:10:54 AM · #21
Originally posted by e301:

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In another sense, a perfect entry.

E


That's a GREAT one!
04/21/2004 07:30:40 AM · #22
<father ted>
Concentrate Dougal. These (pointing to plastic cows on table) are very small but those (pointing out eh window at real cows) are far away
<father /ted>
04/21/2004 07:38:38 AM · #23
You must concentrate, young grasshoppahs. Enlightenment doesn't come cheap.

With that said, I don't have a %*&$#$ clue what I'm going to shoot for this.
04/21/2004 10:39:23 AM · #24
According to my research, this challenge is anything that is or is not in proportion. In my book that equals, anything.

If it's in proportion to it's surroundings it's good, if it's not, it's good.
04/21/2004 12:05:31 PM · #25
Originally posted by shoff:

According to my research, this challenge is anything that is or is not in proportion. In my book that equals, anything.

If it's in proportion to it's surroundings it's good, if it's not, it's good.


LOL Good point there :)
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