DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
The Moon: Dirt or Cheese?
The Moon: Dirt or Cheese?

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dirt (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Dec 7, 2006
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Food and Drink, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2006

It's sad, I live in one of the dirt capitals of the world. It is called New Mexico and there is not much here besides dirt. In fact the largest river we have is called the Rio Grande and it too looks like dirt most of the year. All that said, I could not find one interesting thing to photograph. So I went lunar and grabbed a nice shot of the moon and made it yellow, pretty lame right? Maybe so but it was the most interesting thing I could come up with. So bring on the 4.5.
Taken as fine .jpg
Adjusted hue/sat/tint/temp
Adjusted contrast
Sharpened very slightly
Save for web

--- Post Challenge ---
I am glad everyone hated my photo, I expected as much. I got several comments about the "Cheese" reference. I don't know exactly where or when this was the case but people actually thought the moon was made of green cheese. Anyhow that is where the reference came from. I would like to thank the folks who thought it was funny and commented on it. Everyone else needs to find a sense of humor.

Now for something a little more serious. What the hell is up with the people that commented that the moon does not meet the "Dirt" part of the challenge. The moon is nothing but dirt and rocks.

Place: 126 out of 144
Avg (all users): 4.7473
Avg (commenters): 4.7143
Avg (participants): 4.5493
Avg (non-participants): 4.8696
Views since voting: 977
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 186
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

Please log in or register to add your comments!

12/19/2006 12:56:57 AM
Lol, please excuse the ignorance in my previous comment. I totally forgot the moon was dirt, therefore I didn't get it... But from your picture it looks more like cheese.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/17/2006 03:27:28 AM
You can tell by the color that it's cheese!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2006 02:19:07 AM
waaayyy too yellow for my taste. nice and crisp
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2006 11:42:22 PM
'Tis quite a big stretch to fit the challenge. Maybe a quick pass of sharpness might help this photo. Also, try and desat for a different look.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2006 03:31:08 PM
I never thought of that. That's one big chunk of dirt alright.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2006 09:18:04 PM
my vote is cheese...great capture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2006 01:34:22 PM
I don't get the title, possibly a cultural thing?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2006 08:19:00 AM
It's amazing how many people don't think that the moon is dirt. I can't wait to read the other comments made to you...nothing bad but you'll see why I'm curious.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/13/2006 10:52:32 PM
Niether, everyone knows It's a moon. more dirt needed
12/13/2006 01:30:13 PM
Nice image, but pushes the envelope for me as far as meeting the challenge is concerned. - 5
12/12/2006 03:07:10 PM
I say cheese! I'm no expert on Moon shots but this looks like a good one to me.
12/11/2006 06:52:23 PM
Moon shots all by themselves, no matter how zoomed, are usually a bit sterile and ultimately don't hold our attention that long. 5
12/11/2006 04:01:45 PM
12/11/2006 01:20:12 PM
Nice moon shot, so the question is if it is indeed cheese does it meet challenge? Then again it may be considered dirty cheese which would indeed meet challenge! I am so confused..... 6
12/11/2006 11:01:54 AM
It seems as though you've forced this to fit the challenge with the title, but I'm not sure it's paid off...
12/11/2006 12:42:45 AM
My first thought when seeing this was "shoehorned" but in all reality the tint on the moon really detracts from this shot.
12/11/2006 12:08:36 AM

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 09/18/2021 08:09:19 PM EDT.