RuthC: I've read the rules several times, and the host's description for the challenge, and it seems to me that many of the entries have ignored the host's request for the SUBJECT to be illuminated by a lamp. Instead they have made the LAMP the sole subject of the picture. Am I missing something here?
Ruth you are not missing anything. The host needs to get busy doing his duty and DQ'ing the many unqualified entries.
I was going to post my rusty anchor at Peggy's Cove, but the 2 nd entry beat me to it. now what are the odds of that happening?
One of your entry requirements is the following: "or a single original item (not available for purchase) that showcases the creator's talent." "That showcases the creator's talent" sounds to me like the item needs to have been made by the entrant. Is that correct? If it is I don't think the 1st 4 entries qualify.
I withdrew my photo because the voters pretty much told me my baby ducks were probably beyond what is considered a baby.
I am not even suggesting it doesn't, but can someone please explain to me how the 9th place winner qualifies to be in this challenge?
sagebrushfire: Okay it's official: it's everyone else and NOT me. This is such a wildly popular theme, just Google "Leaning Tower of Pizza" and you will see thousands of examples of large things appearing small. Google "Photograph Toy Effect" for more good examples.
I'm honestly miffed; the vast majority of these submissions make absolutely no sense ...
If you have an example of what you are looking for, could you please post that? Thank you.
Ruth, I think this is one of the better challnges we have had in a while. There must have been a pent up demand for these excellent photos.
Well, if nothing else, this challenge is attracting a lot of votes. Host - you did good. Disregarding the nudity contoversy, anyway.
RaptorUK: Can I enter a picture of your Bridge Over The Brook Challenge ? it was totally Useless.
Saswata, I would respectfully like to remind you since you mentioned Dpreview that Dpreview's position in this matter is that hosts have a duty to disqualify challenge entries that do not meet the hosts stated criteria. This quote is from Dpreview, "Themes, rules and entrant limits are set by hosts, who can (or at least should) disqualify entries which don't meet a challenge's criteria." If the unqualified entries are removed by the host then the voters can properly vote on the quality of the entries and not spend their time voting on whether or not an entry meets the requirements of the challenge.
Tim A2: My impression is that as long as it is a fly and it's ubiquitous you are good to go.
This quote from Wikipedia may be . True flies are written as two words, such as crane fly, robber fly, bee fly, moth fly, and fruit fly. In contrast, common names of nondipteran insects that have "fly" in their names are written as one word, e.g., butterfly, stonefly, dragonfly, scorpionfly, sawfly, caddisfly, whitefly. In practice however, though it is practical this is a comparatively new convention; especially in older books, one commonly might see the likes of "saw fly" and "caddis fly", or hyphenated forms such as house-fly and dragon-fly. In any case, non-entomologists cannot in general be expected to tell dipterans, "true flies", from other insects, so it would be unrealistic to expect rigour in the use of common names.
Based on my limited research, I can say with certainty that robber flies and hover flies are true flies. And, apparently hover fly can also be written as hoverfly.
My impression is that as long as it is a fly and it's ubiquitous you are good to go.
Abir: Is the bird shot needs to be taken inside an aviary only? Are field shots allowed?
I am really confused. Most of these were not taken in an aviary at all. How are we supposed to give credit to the person who actually followed the rules. I will just skip this one. It is in total chaos and the votes will be a waste of time. There are too many good challenges to spend my time on.
This is a good fun challenge. You don't have to vote on every entry in every challenge you vote. Here is Dpreview's position based on how they designed the voting system.
Rate as many, or as few, images as you wish We chose a rating system over a ranking system because it frees you (the judges) from having to judge every image. Voting on only a subset of images in a challenge has no negative impact on the fairness of final result so take it easy.
Just curious, Is there a particular reason why the challenge is for cloud (singular) instead of clouds (plural)? Good theme, by the way.
Wow, some phenomenal photos here.
david_d: Well my image has been disqualified because the bridge cannot be seenIve just loked and i can see it clearly enoughCan my image please be put back in again as i have broke no rules whatsoever!And i suggest the host to get some glasses!
I can't even imagine how your photo could have been disqualified for not having a bridge.
This was not taken where you say it was.
Yes it was intended to be a challenge for the bridge over the brook, but ended up being a free for all for bridges mostly over aqueducts, lakes, rivers, canals, large streams and creeks, erosion gullies, etc. Different bridges - apples and oranges. The very first entry was a bridge over Big Cypress Lake in S Carolina and then it went downhill from there.
Saswata I would PM you, but there are just far too many left and I just don't see how voting can have any meaning now anyway.
What is the shape or forms we can identify as a living subject, place, thing or spirit?
From Wikipedia: "Neon lighting consists of brightly glowing, electrified glass tubes or bulbs that contain rarefied neon or other gases."