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06/22/2009 09:56:25 PM · #1
If you could travel in time to the future or the past with your current camera, which would you, choose?

Before you choose you must know, you can only travel once and only take one picture. You cannot change history or bring anything back from the past or future, other than the picture you have taken. You cannot travel for gain and will not be able to communicate to anyone. The sole purpose is to get that one picture.

Now which would you choose and why?

Message edited by author 2009-06-22 22:07:19.
06/22/2009 10:07:15 PM · #2
I would choose the present.
Nothing is as infectiously present as the present.
The idea, after all, is to merge all elements of experience, exterior or interior, past or future into a single moment.
Try this in ten minutes without involving the present.
Try it before you are born.

Message edited by author 2009-06-22 22:07:47.
06/22/2009 10:09:44 PM · #3
I'm guessing a photo of jesus is gonna come into play on this thread=)

06/22/2009 10:27:51 PM · #4
Originally posted by Intelli:

I'm guessing a photo of jesus is gonna come into play on this thread=)


Looks like it just did...

I think I'd go for the future. We can get pictures of people living like they did 2,000 years ago today. Though a dinosaur might be nice.

But the future, say 2,000 years from now. I'd know whether we had fixed this mess, or screwed it up completely and be able to bring back a picture to warn or reassure others.
06/22/2009 10:31:08 PM · #5
Definitely the past.....the explosion of Krakatoa.
06/22/2009 10:33:44 PM · #6
Why only one picture? Seriously, we have amazing technology where we can have these huge memory cards and lets not forget about the hypothetical time machine. I think it would be a waste of time to just take one single picture.

But def Jesus' time would be great.
06/22/2009 10:33:54 PM · #7
Originally posted by ambaker:

Originally posted by Intelli:

I'm guessing a photo of jesus is gonna come into play on this thread=)


Looks like it just did...



Sweet!..what do I win for being right?
06/22/2009 10:48:46 PM · #8
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06/22/2009 11:35:48 PM · #9
Easy, the stock market portion of the news paper 5 years from now..
06/22/2009 11:37:34 PM · #10
I'd travel back through time to take one picture and return to discover that my shutter speed was accidentally set to 1/4 sec at ISO 3200. I'd salvage what I could with a Photoshop war dance, and realize that the perfect challenge was running under Basic Editing. As a last resort, I'd try to dress it up for a Free Study, only to get DQ'd for being 4,000 years outside the challenge dates. A forum storm would ensue about the date rule and time travel, Art would torch Boise for no particular reason, and the discussion would rapidly devolve into a Rant over gay marriage in Idaho. Behind the scenes, the SC would argue over whether the absurd date was a result of EXIF tampering, but only 4 of us would participate in the discussion as another thread trashes the SC for not being lenient enough over a paltry 4,000 years. Meanwhile, Langdon would schedule a "Time Travel" challenge under Expert Editing with the date rule waived, and I'd start a "Smash Your Camera" side challenge. From there it gets ugly. With this in mind, I'd travel back to 06/22/2009 09:56:24 PM and smack ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SDW upside the head for suggesting the idea.
06/22/2009 11:40:50 PM · #11
Originally posted by scalvert:

I'd travel back through time to take one picture and return to discover that my shutter speed was accidentally set to 1/4 sec at ISO 3200. I'd salvage what I could with a Photoshop war dance, and realize that the perfect challenge was running under Basic Editing. As a last resort, I'd try to dress it up for a Free Study, only to get DQ'd for being 4,000 years outside the challenge dates. A forum storm would ensue about the date rule and time travel, Art would torch Boise for no particular reason, and the discussion would rapidly devolve into a Rant over gay marriage in Idaho. Behind the scenes, the SC would argue over whether the absurd date was a result of EXIF tampering, but only 4 of us would participate in the discussion as another thread trashes the SC for not being lenient enough over a paltry 4,000 years. Meanwhile, Langdon would schedule a "Time Travel" challenge under Expert Editing with the date rule waived, and I'd start a "Smash Your Camera" side challenge. From there it gets ugly. With this in mind, I'd travel back to 06/22/2009 09:56:24 PM and smack ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SDW upside the head for suggesting the idea.


ROFL, nice one Scalvert!
06/22/2009 11:45:34 PM · #12
Originally posted by scalvert:

I'd travel back through time to take one picture and return to discover that my shutter speed was accidentally set to 1/4 sec at ISO 3200. I'd salvage what I could with a Photoshop war dance, and realize that the perfect challenge was running under Basic Editing. As a last resort, I'd try to dress it up for a Free Study, only to get DQ'd for being 4,000 years outside the challenge dates. A forum storm would ensue about the date rule and time travel, Art would torch Boise for no particular reason, and the discussion would rapidly devolve into a Rant over gay marriage in Idaho. Behind the scenes, the SC would argue over whether the absurd date was a result of EXIF tampering, but only 4 of us would participate in the discussion as another thread trashes the SC for not being lenient enough over a paltry 4,000 years. Meanwhile, Langdon would schedule a "Time Travel" challenge under Expert Editing with the date rule waived, and I'd start a "Smash Your Camera" side challenge. From there it gets ugly. With this in mind, I'd travel back to 06/22/2009 09:56:24 PM and smack ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SDW upside the head for suggesting the idea.


But if you used a time machine, the date on your camera shouldn't change--your camera doesn't know it's in a time machine. So now the problem is--how can someone legally have a shot that was taken 4000 years ago with today's date? People would be accusing you of cheating, and then the truth about the time machine would come out and everyone would want one. Thereby nullifying the whole need for date/time stamps in the first place. So now everyone could enter everything they want, whenever they want.

Actually, the first thing that came into my mind was to go back and get just one more picture of my dad with my children. I think I'll go cry now. Thanks a lot SDW. I'm next in line for smacking you upside the head!
06/22/2009 11:46:21 PM · #13
There was always going to be someone who would go the money route........but wouldn't that change the future???
A big difference I feel between experiencing the place, and taking a photo, between witnessing history, and capturing that one image..........Of course, those who witnessed the death of Jesus never knew the long lasting implications it would have.
You can't travel for gain, and therefore I would not travel into the future. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves, and therefore i will let my life run its course.
So many different times to travel back to.........and so many inspirational events that changed the world....... Can I go to the Moon, and prove to all the doubters that we actually did set foot their?? Or better yet, to Mars, when water did flow on its surface, and provide the answer, in a photo, of Life on Mars.....

06/22/2009 11:51:35 PM · #14
Originally posted by kaiser_chief:

There was always going to be someone who would go the money route........but wouldn't that change the future???

you cant, because what you are about to do, is already done by you in the future, get it?
what if we are not living in the present, but the past? like the playback of a tape, we are merely playing back what's already happened. ;) but that's another topic to talk about.
06/22/2009 11:51:49 PM · #15
I would go into the future to get a picture of Jesus... he's coming back you know. The way things are looking it could be any day now so probably wouldn't have to go too far.
06/23/2009 12:00:18 AM · #16
Originally posted by vawendy:

if you used a time machine, the date on your camera shouldn't change.

Ah, but you're supposed to ensure that you camera is correctly set to local time before you shoot. I'd take a test shot to make sure it was recorded correctly, and then realize that I had blown my one shot on a blurry picture of my ankle 4,000 years ago.

If a miracle were to occur (aside from the time travel), and I could actually get a good shot, the possibilities are endless! So many priceless moments in history. Perhaps a nice candid of Napoleon falling off his horse, Leonardo Da Vinci picking his nose, Einstein tugging at a door that says "PUSH," or even [dare I dream] that laaaaaaaast tap of the chisel on the Sphinx' nose...
06/23/2009 12:06:48 AM · #17
How about when Paul was on the road to Damascus? The question would be, how would you expose properly for blinding light from Heaven? Set your aperture to the smallest possible and use the fastest shutter speed possible?
06/23/2009 12:13:37 AM · #18
Originally posted by scalvert:

I'd travel back through time to take one picture and return to discover that my shutter speed was accidentally set to 1/4 sec at ISO 3200. I'd salvage what I could with a Photoshop war dance, and realize that the perfect challenge was running under Basic Editing. As a last resort, I'd try to dress it up for a Free Study, only to get DQ'd for being 4,000 years outside the challenge dates. A forum storm would ensue about the date rule and time travel, Art would torch Boise for no particular reason, and the discussion would rapidly devolve into a Rant over gay marriage in Idaho. Behind the scenes, the SC would argue over whether the absurd date was a result of EXIF tampering, but only 4 of us would participate in the discussion as another thread trashes the SC for not being lenient enough over a paltry 4,000 years. Meanwhile, Langdon would schedule a "Time Travel" challenge under Expert Editing with the date rule waived, and I'd start a "Smash Your Camera" side challenge. From there it gets ugly. With this in mind, I'd travel back to 06/22/2009 09:56:24 PM and smack ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SDW upside the head for suggesting the idea.

ROTFLOL

Knowing me I would forget to take my memory card and have my camera set to "Shoot W/O Card" and for the rest of my life I would be telling the story of the fish picture that got away

Message edited by author 2009-06-23 00:18:58.
06/23/2009 12:53:06 AM · #19
July 3, 1863 Pickets charge at Gettysburg.
Wide angle lens looking along the stonewall
that 300 of Pickets men breached and raced
into the Union defenses. The "so called"
high water mark. If I survived the action I'd
print it 20x30 for my living room wall.

Edit:
Oh yeah, I've already gone back to the Crimean War
and shot the charge of the Light Brigade. Just didn't look real in color so I did a desat and added a bit of grain. Took some shrapnel in the right buttock and got blood all over the time machine. The Doctor was pissed.

Message edited by author 2009-06-23 00:57:52.
06/23/2009 01:02:49 AM · #20
Future.

Mostly I live my life in the future. My entire working life ... I planned for the future ... I envisioned making the future. When the plan is made, the future envisioned ... for me, it is as though the future already exists; it's just execution from here on. And I move my thoughts further into the future.

I am an optimist. I believe in the future. I believe in progress. I believe in the perfection of man. I believe in science. I believe we will discover all that is discoverable. I want to know ...

Let me see further into the future ... let me see what becomes of us a thousand years hence, ten thousand years hence.

ETA: I would literally give everything I have to see the far future unfold.

Message edited by author 2009-06-23 01:06:12.
06/23/2009 01:09:02 AM · #21
I'd go one day into the future and burn Boise to the ground, then come back and attend a public event the next day to establish my alibi.

...Damn! I forgot to take a picture!
06/23/2009 01:13:36 AM · #22
Well if you took a picture, it would incriminate you now wouldnt it...
06/23/2009 01:14:37 AM · #23
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I'd go one day into the future and burn Boise to the ground, then come back and attend a public event the next day to establish my alibi.

...Damn! I forgot to take a picture!


Please, Ken, not Boise. I was there once during the qualifying races for the women's olympic bicycle racing team. It was an incredible event ... all those fantastic athletes ... all those lean hard bodies ... all that single-minded commitment. Please, Ken, not Boise. Please. Choose another western venue for destruction and mayhem! Maybe Pocatella.

Message edited by author 2009-06-23 01:15:09.
06/23/2009 01:17:29 AM · #24
Originally posted by Dr.Confuser:

Maybe Pocatella.


Don't you dare burn a single bud of my Pocatella yellow Art.
06/23/2009 01:20:27 AM · #25
Boise was Scalvert's idea. How about Walla Walla or Puyallup?
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