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      08-31-2011, 03:37 PM   #111
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Once again our fun little contest threatens to devolve into a noxious haze of technicalities...

As far as I'm concerned every one of our contest's themes is nothing more than an excuse to think in a particular way about photography, and then let that inspiration work as it will. Arguments about all the minutiae of what qualifies and what does not tend to drain the fun out real fast.
So maybe we should do away with the "techniques" contests like bokeh or leading lines and go with more generic themes, like "lines" instead of "leading lines" or "blur" instead of "bokeh."
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Once again our fun little contest threatens to devolve into a noxious haze of technicalities...

As far as I'm concerned every one of our contest's themes is nothing more than an excuse to think in a particular way about photography, and then let that inspiration work as it will. Arguments about all the minutiae of what qualifies and what does not tend to drain the fun out real fast.
it's not arguments about minutiae. it's an argument about what actually constitutes proper subject matter. if you can just bend the rules or criteria however you want, where's the challenge? i don't see this as just for fun...it's also a chance to challenge myself.
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So maybe we should do away with the "techniques" contests like bokeh or leading lines and go with more generic themes, like "lines" instead of "leading lines" or "blur" instead of "bokeh."
or themes in terms of subject matter... thats how it was done in the old days (08/09).

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it's not arguments about minutiae. it's an argument about what actually constitutes proper subject matter. if you can just bend the rules or criteria however you want, where's the challenge? i don't see this as just for fun...it's also a chance to challenge myself.
I agree here and I think it's always been the hopes of these contests to push people to think a little harder about what and how they shoot so that at the end of the day they've learned something useful and challenged themselves to be a better photographer. It's all too easy to just check the archives and post something... where is the fun in that? Coincidentally that is when it becomes a pissing contest of who likes who more and will get votes. Maybe we should start letting the contest winner pick the theme, let everyone submit, then pick 3 that fit the theme the best as it was intended and THEN let it go to a public vote.
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^ I'm liking a lot about that one
Thanks Badger! The pic is completely unedited and unphotoshopped. A true raw jpeg (haha! pun intended!)

Your color/bw combo is not so shabby either. I'm still trying to figure out what it is.
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Thanks Badger! The pic is completely unedited and unphotoshopped. A true raw jpeg (haha! pun intended!)

Your color/bw combo is not so shabby either. I'm still trying to figure out what it is.
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Very nice. Right on theme, too.
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Definition: Leading lines are lines within an image that leads the eye to another point in the image, or occasionally, out of the image. Anything with a definite line can be a leading line. Fences, bridges, even a shoreline can lead the eye.


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Entries must be submitted to this thread no later than Sunday, Sept 4th @ 11:59 PST. Voting begins the following day and ends on Friday, Sept 9.


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fine, i'll start.

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GE Building from Rockefeller Plaza

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Foster Beach Bend


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Victoria
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I will try this out again. I think the tree act as leading lines?

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Sunrise on the Boardwalk by arturodonate, on Flickr
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went with the curvy leading line.....

"Tail of the Dragon"

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I was trying to see if I could come up with something that fit this week's topic, but still satisfied my interest in bug photo. This isn't as directly apt as some of the other entries, but at least all the lines/limbs lead toward the moth's eye...

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Belmar Railroad Bridge

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"The Bench"
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Red Bill
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Shot today and decided to break my own rule of color/b&w mixing... whatever
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Changing my submission based on some of the comments...

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