For the love of The Great Noodly One... you're all acting like I set a puppy on fire whilst buggering a nun who's wearing an upside down crucifix.I DQ'd the photo on my own judgement - but since all of you possess such a great brain trust, I'll reinstate the photo while wishing that all of you those who like to whine and moan live in interesting times.
sgb3: When you say "no post editing," what does that mean exactly? I'm sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm really new to these challenges.
I'm not sure if they meant "post processing' - which would mean the photo is straight from your camera and hasn't been through Photoshop or similar.
Mike Childs: Mushroom explictly or does the term "mushroom" mean all fungi??
Should have specified that in the rules - otherwise, all is fair.
We entering this into every challenge?
People sure have some funny ideas of what constitutes a navy ship.
Dammit! The Morg even follow me to DPR! LOL ;-p
Not sure how you got "newsworthy" from some Hollywood set dressing.
Just wow :)
Definitely could use some post-processing for brightness.
See here: http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6629/1607986.jpg
(Took the liberty of doing it myself... apologies if you're offended)
Steve Throndson: These are your words, Digital Alfredo:
"it will be up to the entrants to determine what the song means to them- and how they can express that with a photo."
"Photos **MUST** contain a thematic element of accidents, mishaps, or mistakes"
Which of these two contradictory 'rules' shall we follow?
Or do you just want photos of car crashes? If so, then why not make that the challenge title?
Yes, I did read the lyrics.
If you can't be imaginative enough to get a photo that both contains the desired element AND express your interpretation... well, that's your problem and I feel bad for you.
happy snapper uk: So many of these shots are at low ISO so how do hey fit challenge?
It's not about how low the ISO has been set, but the actual end product being too noisy.
Your HDR processing didn't help, LOL
RuthC: No, AussieJo will leave that one for you. :-)
Hardee har har, LOL.
Honestly, though... I moved on from my 'Consumer's World' series when I knew it had played out and to add any more would just be prolonging it needlessly.
When will this 'Countries and..." thing end?
'Countries and their venereal diseases'?
Bob Meyer: Wait a minute! A shot of Niagara Falls on the US - Canadian border actually got votes? Puleeze! What was the category again?
You, sir, are an ignorant dolt: none of these photos are of Niagra Falls... and I've spent more than my fair share of time on the Canadian side of them.
Imagine! There are waterfalls elsewhere in the world! *GASP*
Honestly, given the foliage, this is probably the best shot you could get - but I'll let it stay.
Let me point out something: I have no idea how this turned into a challenge about white musicians.
I'm generally pretty tolerant, but seriously... what the hell?
gerry328: I am not American and I am not white nor Caucasian but I think there is nothing inherently wrong in the challenge theme per se. In fact images like the sample one of a Klansman may actually generate a feeling of revulsion against racism instead of promoting it. It's up to the individual participants to interpret and twist the challenge as they wish.
The Klansman image represented the riff on First Amendment controversy - mainly because they spout their bigoted, hateful trash all they like and say it's protected by free speech.
Bet that just blew the minds of people saying this series is too simple.
jpmalohesr: Poor choice for challenge, perhaps offensive even...
How is it offensive?
Are you going to deny that the U.S. is greatly divided along race lines?
Anyhow... the song isn't specifically about racism, but more about First Amendment issues.
If you're American and find the song offensive, then you're exactly who it's aimed at.
Mike Ronesia: And yet again, your interpretation of the song is wrong and it makes no sense. For someone who seems to like poetry you seem to have a hard time understanding its meaning and always go with the simple minded interpretation.
If you're going to let people interpret what it means to them then let them do that, otherwise just say "Rocket challenge" and leave it at that.
This "interpret the song" as long as you interpret it my way is just plan stupid and no you're not making it more challenging, you're just taking the fun out of it. If this was an episode of Seinfeld you would be the challenge nazi.
I seem to recall your saying you were going to avoid my challenges, Mike - so please, do.
It's only as simple-minded as the entrants make it - I only ask for a specific element: it could be a monkey holding a toy rocket and looking depressed.