Saswata

Lives in India Kolkata, India
Works as a Consultancy
Joined on Feb 4, 2010

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On Challenge:7354 (18 comments in total)
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Deleted pending purge: This is a tough one. Perhaps the Challenge Intro should read "... useless in the opinion of the photographer". Otherwise, one could argue that there is not anyTHING being quite useless, and as for anyONE... it would be hard to present an image without being offensive. Or political.

Agree to your point.
But there are few things which can safely be called 'useless'... like old cars in a junkyard.
'appearing useless', perhaps, is the point to be noticed.
:-)
cheers !

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 02:05 UTC
On Challenge:7287 (22 comments in total)

Dear Participants,
We have already DQ'd many entries of this challenge.
While choosing the photographs we have been lenient and DQd only those which were going outright against the theme.
If any of the current snaps still looks DQ-material please mention (PM me).
Cheers,
Saswata

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 08:24 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:7250 (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

tasad: "Where I have been last night" ... and no restrictions about "capture date rules" ?

will definitely raise the limit...
we have discussed (why /why not) the capture date rule already.

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 at 16:18 UTC
On Challenge:7250 (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

tasad: "Where I have been last night" ... and no restrictions about "capture date rules" ?

yes, of course

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 at 07:08 UTC
On Challenge:7250 (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wildbegonia: Finally! not caption date rules! K)

No date rule
:-)

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 17:58 UTC
On Challenge:7250 (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

tasad: "Where I have been last night" ... and no restrictions about "capture date rules" ?

Now if we really become serious about the date, tell me which one you would prefer ?
25th August ? since on 26th the submission begins
or
31st August ? as on 1st September the submission ends.

For us this is just about the story of a night, any night

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 17:58 UTC
On Challenge:7239 (3 comments in total)

'It's for you dear'. Bring all the emotions surrounding the act of gifting something tangible or intangible to somebody

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 02:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:7239 (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

wolfbane: Incomplete instructions? "All the emotions surrounding........."
Perhaps it's for Zen masters.
Alistair

Sorry,
It was entirely my mistake.
Perhaps the right statement would have been ''It's for you dear'. Bring all the emotions surrounding the act of gifting something tangible or intangible to somebody'

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 02:39 UTC
On Challenge:7120 (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

ws1967: some persons in these pics aren't painting - they're drawing.

True.
We are considering drawing as painting.
:-)
Thanks for mentioning.
Sas

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 12:21 UTC
On Challenge:7165 (3 comments in total)

Wow !
On the very first day the challenge is full !
Thanks for your responses...
Currnetly facing problems with my internet access (some curious IE bug not letting me to increase the number of entries)
Will soon raise the entry numbers from 50 to at least 200...
Those who are wishing to take part please keep your photographs ready... in a day or two you will be able to take part.
Thanks again.
Cheers !

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 at 04:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:6891 (1 comment in total)

Because of huge response the entry limit has been raised.
Cheers !

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 09:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:6658 (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wildbegonia: I would have love to participate, but I am not able to upload any photos to my gallery neither to any challenge. And it seems that no one is there to contact and fix the problem either. This is the third challenge I am missing because of problems with DP site

ooops...
it has reached the 100 mark !
extending it... hope you get to participate.
:-)

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 17:33 UTC
On Challenge:6675 (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: Do you want us to drink the glass of red wine BEFORE the photo shoot, or after? I think I'd end up taking my photos UNDER the table, after a few test shots.... Just joking. :-)

Our suggestion would be: take the shot when you are halfway done.
Thereby the liquid impacts on your imagination, yet, the camera gets to see the red.
;-)

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 03:42 UTC
On Challenge:6657 (29 comments in total)
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TX Photo Doc: I'm very disappointed that my tulips entry was disqualified AFTER submissions ended for having a black background. I have another version with the table lamp in the photo that I could have replaced it with.

Dear friends,
'Flowers in my Room' has turned out to be the most difficult challenge to moderate.
We received complains for photographs taken out-door. We disqualified. Then we received complains on photographs which were difficult to find where actually had been taken... we disqualified. Then we started getting complains 'Why you DQ-d my snaps? Those were ACTUALLY taken indoor'.
In entirety, it has become very difficult to ascertain where exactly those snaps were taken.
So, we decided to be strict (which was the most difficult and heart-wrenching decision ever taken) and planned to keep only those snaps which are distinctly taken inside a room.
We DQ-d 75%.
We understand some of the snaps were taken indoors but those were not evident.
So, dear friends, thanks for your overwhelming response. Hope in future you all will show equal enthusiasm and take part.
All the very best!
Cheers!

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 03:51 UTC
On Challenge:6657 (29 comments in total)
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kenner1: I have no problem with disqualifying my entry if there was some consistency with the rules. Seems like a bit of a joke and waste of time to me.

Dear friends,
'Flowers in my Room' has turned out to be the most difficult challenge to moderate.
We received complains for photographs taken out-door. We disqualified. Then we received complains on photographs which were difficult to find where actually had been taken... we disqualified. Then we started getting complains 'Why you DQ-d my snaps? Those were ACTUALLY taken indoor'.
In entirety, it has become very difficult to ascertain where exactly those snaps were taken.
So, we decided to be strict (which was the most difficult and heart-wrenching decision ever taken) and planned to keep only those snaps which are distinctly taken inside a room.
We DQ-d 75%.
We understand some of the snaps were taken indoors but those were not evident.
So, dear friends, thanks for your overwhelming response. Hope in future you all will show equal enthusiasm and take part.
All the very best!
Cheers!

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 03:51 UTC
On Challenge:6657 (29 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mutaz: Dear Saswata,

I am really disappointed that my entry was deleted from the challenge, can you please inform me about the reason specially that you have listed no rules when you announced this challenge.

Regards

Dear friends,
'Flowers in my Room' has turned out to be the most difficult challenge to moderate.
We received complains for photographs taken out-door. We disqualified. Then we received complains on photographs which were difficult to find where actually had been taken... we disqualified. Then we started getting complains 'Why you DQ-d my snaps? Those were ACTUALLY taken indoor'.
In entirety, it has become very difficult to ascertain where exactly those snaps were taken.
So, we decided to be strict (which was the most difficult and heart-wrenching decision ever taken) and planned to keep only those snaps which are distinctly taken inside a room.
We DQ-d 75%.
We understand some of the snaps were taken indoors but those were not evident.
So, dear friends, thanks for your overwhelming response. Hope in future you all will show equal enthusiasm and take part.
All the very best!
Cheers!

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 03:50 UTC
On Challenge:6657 (29 comments in total)
In reply to:

ema-art: Well, I did ask politely and twice as to why both my entries have been disqualified, since they completely conformed to all the rules and suggestions within this Challenge. I was expecting at least an equally reasonable explanation which you never supplied. Now you announce the 75% of the entries being DQ'd, and still give no explanation about such drastic percentage!
Would you sincerely expect me to enter any more of your Challenges after such treatment?
Regards

Dear friends,
'Flowers in my Room' has turned out to be the most difficult challenge to moderate.
We received complains for photographs taken out-door. We disqualified. Then we received complains on photographs which were difficult to find where actually had been taken... we disqualified. Then we started getting complains 'Why you DQ-d my snaps? Those were ACTUALLY taken indoor'.
In entirety, it has become very difficult to ascertain where exactly those snaps were taken.
So, we decided to be strict (which was the most difficult and heart-wrenching decision ever taken) and planned to keep only those snaps which are distinctly taken inside a room.
We DQ-d 75%.
We understand some of the snaps were taken indoors but those were not evident.
So, dear friends, thanks for your overwhelming response. Hope in future you all will show equal enthusiasm and take part.
All the very best!
Cheers!

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 03:50 UTC
On Challenge:6657 (29 comments in total)

Dear friends,
'Flowers in my Room' has turned out to be the most difficult challenge to moderate.
We received complains for photographs taken out-door. We disqualified. Then we received complains on photographs which were difficult to find where actually had been taken... we disqualified. Then we started getting complains 'Why you DQ-d my snaps? Those were ACTUALLY taken indoor'.
In entirety, it has become very difficult to ascertain where exactly those snaps were taken.
So, we decided to be strict (which was the most difficult and heart-wrenching decision ever taken) and planned to keep only those snaps which are distinctly taken inside a room.
We DQ-d 75%.
We understand some of the snaps were taken indoors but those were not evident.
So, dear friends, thanks for your overwhelming response. Hope in future you all will show equal enthusiasm and take part.
All the very best!
Cheers!

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 03:50 UTC as 4th comment
On Challenge:6657 (29 comments in total)

Dear folks,
It has been a very difficult situation for us.
To do justice to all the participants and to conform to the challenge theme we have disqualified about 75% of the entries.
Hope for the voters the task is now bit easier.
All the inconvenience caused are regretted.
Regards Admins

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 02:33 UTC as 9th comment
On Challenge:6657 (29 comments in total)
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EvokeEmotion: HOST: Plenty of entries that show nothing but the flower and some leaves, yet they didn't get disqualified. Enforce your rules consistently, please!

working on this.
thanks.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 04:36 UTC
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