And the EXIF viewer's working fine. Had to DQ 14 shots from sneaky folks trying to slide in their old shots and/or removing the EXIF data completely. Frankly, I get a little bit of satisfaction from deleting the sneaky group, but I don't like having to DQ no EXIF photos. I know certain programs or edit techniques can end up wiping that data. Word to the wise, check your EXIF before submitting photos.
Well, personally, I enjoy entering challenges with capture date rules. Rather than just pulling out an old photo I took, it makes me get out my gear and set up a shot just for the challenge. I want to see what people are capable of doing on a deadline, instead of plucking a good shot from the thousands they've taken over the years.
When I host challenges that I don't feel are easy to set up, I don't use a capture date rule. For instance, my last one was a paintball challenge. The odds of people being able to take those shots within two weeks are slim, so I left it open to old photos. I really don't think this instrument challenge would be difficult for most people to set up. The majority of people have some sort of musical instrument accessible to them.
Holy crap that's good.
I'll need you to repeat that in english.
I'm still new to challenge hosting and, up until recently, I haven't received any actual, formal complaints on particular photos. I can't really figure out how to respond to the complaints, so I'm doing it here. I received a complaint on this photo because the model is technically nude. If I had been more diligent in my reviews, I may have seen this and may possibly have DQ'd it. I'm honestly not sure whether or not it violates nudity guidelines. However, if Sports Illustrated can do it, I assume it's okay here.
This image was originally DQ'd, as it contains no EXIF info. However, this user submitted a few different versions of this photo and withdrew the others. For some reason, I was able to obtain EXIF from one of the withdrawn photos, but not this one. According to the data from the other images, this photo was taken after the challenge announcement.
Unfortunately, I had to DQ about half the entries in this challenge for no EXIF data or the EXIF showed that the capture date wasn't complied with. I had to DQ so many that I hope there's not something wrong with my EXIF viewer. If anyone thinks they were unjustly DQ'd, please feel free to send me the original image with full EXIF data.
Well, I had originally intended it just to be American Football, but I didn't specify that, so everything is fair game. My fault. I didn't even think of the other types when I created the challenge.
Sorry, folks. I was slacking on the disqualifications. I weeded out the motor boats and sailboats. I decided to let the empty boats stay. At least they would be man-powered if someone were in them.
After much internal debate, I also decided to allow woman-powered craft. It wasn't an easy decision :)
Wow. I really dig that. Very original. Nice job.
Wow... no entries? I was just given the opportunity to post challenges and this was my first. Perhaps I was too specific in my requirements?
Ah, never mind. "motorized transportation" series. I see now.
I know you said motorcycle, but I thought I'd ask.... Could it be a bicycle?
I was going to enter this challenge (as it seems interesting and I have many poor shots) until I looked at the entries. Some of them seem to have followed the rules, but most seem to just be before & after PP. Rather than starting with a "botched" photo, most of these entries started with photos that just needed some basic edits, which all photos need anyway. I don't even feel like the sample entry could be considered "botched". It looks like a standard shot, taken as close as he could get at the time, then (correctly) cropped it to bring out the bug. Then again, maybe I just don't understand the rules.
My first 1st place in a photo challenge! I don't know what to say. I didn't prepare anything.
I'd like to thank all those that made this possible. Praise be to Nikon and Adobe. without you guys, I would've been nothing. I wanna thank my mother, my supportive girlfriend, my kids, and my two cats. Most of all, I'd like to thank the lizard that frequents my bathroom window while I shower. Thank you all! :)
Yes, there are several good entries. But there are also several entries that didn't bother going B&W on the non-green portions of their photos. I believe some DQ's are in order.
I'm sorry, but you get a half star for showing the members of a photography forum that you use the iPad's video camera. Shameful. haha! I had to give you some grief for that.
Question... would a nature scene created with light painting be a DQ?
I've never even heard of reverse mounting until this challenge. I followed Boar's link and discovered it, but I have a question. How can anyone tell that his photo wasn't taken with a reverse mounted lens? Is there something that gives it away?
If it has to be reverse mounted, I'm out. Don't have that gear (and probably never will). If not, I'm in. Just got a new macro lens and, in fact, just posted a close-up eye in another challenge yesterday. I'd love to try it again with another subject.
Where's the human? Am I missing it? This is a Where's Waldo pic, isn't it?