vastoulis: By vastoulis (10 min ago) (copied from another challenge):
Capture date rules:•Images must be shot after the announcement date of the challenge
WHY?????Let us, for the sake of argument, suppose I took a lovely picture of people waiting for a bus,crowding in a bus, getting on a bus on their way home (I live two blocks away from one of my city's busiests bus terminals).Let us also suppose I took this picture ten days ago and I am quite happy with it.Does this pointless (to me) capture date rule mean I must go out and take the picture AGAIN in order to participate in the challenge?I hope someone will come up with a decent reason for the capture date rule.If not, as I do not want to cheat on EXIF data and suchlike, I will refuse to participate in challenges with the above rule. I will also let loose the activist in me (Occupy DP Review?) and suggest you all do the same!!!I DO NOT SEE WHY I SHOULD NEED THE INCENTIVE OF A RULE TO GO TAKE PHOTOS, I ENJOY DOING THAT ANYWAY!!!!!
There are many other challenges open for submissions. Good luck to you.
RuthC: I'm no off-roader, but it seems to me that having a Capture Date for this topic limits entrants considerably in their choice of pictures. IMO, this will encourage the Date-Cheaters, rather than getting them outside on their bikes.
Cheaters have been DQ'd
I find it strange that so many people complain about capture date rules, though. This is a site full of photographers. I would think more people would take that rule as a reason to go out and create something new, rather than recycling old photos. I find it especially strange that someone would complain about the rule when they obviously have no intention of entering the challenge.
Well, it's summer time. I figure that if you're into riding, it's prime time to get outside this week and get some shots on your machines. I DQ date cheaters anyway.
Thanks. I appreciate it :)
Great shot. Has kind of an HDR feel to it.
Great shots, folks. I'm glad to see that all the arguments about rule definitions worked themselves out in the voting.
I appreciate the compliment. I certainly didn't count on winning this one. There was some really good competition. I think I just got lucky and had some really good looking storm clouds up close with no rain when I shot. It's rare to find a lightning storm with no rain, and cameras don't play well with water. Living in the lightning capital of the world, you'd think I'd have more of these.
And thank you :)
That would be the moon. Caught a lucky break with the placement.
Jaysun: I'm sorry for having neglected the comments here. For some reason, I don't get notification when people post comments in my challenges. I really need to look into whether this is a setting that can be changed, or if I'm stuck with it.
I did, however, see the entries as they were coming in and decided that I would allow photos of finished work if I believed it was created by the poster. I disqualified a few because I didn't believe it to be their creation. I would disqualify a couple more on the same grounds but I didn't contact them to request clarification and feel it would be unfair to take them out of the race now.
...Because I dropped the ball and neglected to come in here and answer the questions regarding rule clarification, I couldn't DQ shots taken by those that interpreted the rules differently from others. One thing I definitely didn't want to accept, though, was photos that I thought may be of other peoples' work. of course, I have no way of knowing for sure, but a description on the photo helps (like the "spider table"). I ended up DQing one shot that clearly wasn't the photographer's work. Another, I questioned the entrant via direct message, requesting assurance that it was theirs (the description and photo raised some red flags) and didn't receive a reply after a few days, so I DQ'd.
I will certainly try to be more specific in my future challenge rules to avoid these types of issues and I will definitely be paying more frequent visits to the challenge comments.
How so? Are you referring to the fact that the challenge description said "let me see YOU putting your tools to use...."? If so, it could be taken several ways:
- Some people (like you seem to be) would take it to mean that the photo has to be of yourself with a tool in hand.- Some would interpret it to mean they could take a photo of someone they're working with (ie - taking a photo of their son while they're building something together)- Others may take it to mean "Look at the final product. I put my tools to use and built this"...
I've always been curious about these shots and how they're taken. I really should google it :)
I imagine you have to have gear that rotates the camera on a pod with the rotation of the earth, so as to avoid unwanted star trails.
I'm sorry for having neglected the comments here. For some reason, I don't get notification when people post comments in my challenges. I really need to look into whether this is a setting that can be changed, or if I'm stuck with it.
Did you build this?
On a completely accidental note, I was uploading some videos to Youtube tonight (Which I haven't done in forever) and found this stop-motion video I made from this lightning shoot.
Thank you. I took this one a while back during a particularly gorgeous, rainless Florida thunderstorm. Tons of lightning, tons of clouds, and no rain. Perfect for shooting, so I set the camera up on a pod in my back yard and took a couple hundred shots. There was so much lightning going off inside the clouds, unseen, that long exposure times gave the illusion that the clouds were lit up from the inside. Made for some great shots. Took quite a few keepers but this one was my favorite.
There are a couple of really ugly women in this challenge.
Are these a product of your work?
When you say "dayshot", what exactly are you referring to? Do I have to make it evident that the subject is illuminated by sunlight?