comp 49 comments and questions


Don

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 03:38
Fire away, with any questions and comments.......
first question, when does this end? I've been outa the loop so to speak, and am not sure when to close this...lol!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 19/08/2010 - 03:40

thoughton

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 10:39
Great (but difficult!) topic!
Tim
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thoughton

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 20:34
Wanna bet how many moon shots and variations thereof get submitted? I thinking of one myself

Kris entered a photo for a comp a while back that would have been perfect. Five spaceships flying in formation if i recall correctly
Tim
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Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

dougf8

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 20:45
Don,
Don wrote:
first question, when does this end? I've been outa the loop so to speak, and am not sure when to close this...lol!

I gather (IIRC) that you butt out after the first entry and then people will PM you for anything they want. clarifications etc. If you hang about here your judegment may get clouded by the hoots of approval for some images.
Lurking is shirking.!

Don

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 22:11
dougf8 wrote:
Don,
Don wrote:
first question, when does this end? I've been outa the loop so to speak, and am not sure when to close this...lol!

I gather (IIRC) that you butt out after the first entry and then people will PM you for anything they want. clarifications etc. If you hang about here your judegment may get clouded by the hoots of approval for some images.

not to worry, I live in a cloudy haze and am a terrible procrastinator.... won't make any descisions till the last possible moment... lol!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

hefty1

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 00:25
Don wrote:
...and am not sure when to close this...lol!

Closing date would be Wednesday 1st September at 18:00 British Summer Time (about 12:00 midday where you are?)
Joining the Q

Don

Link Posted 21/08/2010 - 19:11
thanx... I read the contest rules now..... will do..
I know I picked a tough one... but come on people... Speilberg used a Christmas tree ornament for a spaceship in E.T.... it isn't as hard as you might think...
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 00:29
Assuming the usual rule that photos have to be taken during the two weeks applies, rather than submitting old pics?

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

Don

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 00:53
That makes sense to me, if that is the way it is being done, no point in changing it...
But I think that since this comp is one that people are encouraged to photoshop, build sets or models etc in order to create a space scene, or such... I would think that using an older shot within the project, would seem acceptable providing there is something new shot in the timeframe... so say for example, you took an old shot of the moon, and placed it in a new shot of the night sky, with a new shot of a ufo I can't see anybody having an objection... or built a diorama using an old photo in the set and added some new elements and then photo's the diorama no harm... right? let us ask:

any opinions? objections?
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 22/08/2010 - 00:56

dougf8

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 12:31
I think he entered in the future.
Lurking is shirking.!

johnriley

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 17:16
I relised that the image was older than two weeks. If you want to change the rules to forget the two week limit, I can always put in back! That decision is up to the current judge.
Best regards, John

Don

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 17:31
johnriley wrote:
I relised that the image was older than two weeks. If you want to change the rules to forget the two week limit, I can always put in back! That decision is up to the current judge.

I've made a reasonable compromise proposal above, I think if somebody wants to use an older image as PART of a new composition, then it should be allowed, as we are encouraging people to illustrate space, science fiction and it is a difficult subject...

trivia:
the "Transporter" technology idea invented for the original Star Trek series was Gene Roddenberry's solution to a low budget that did not allow them to film "Shuttle Crafts" flying and landing on alien worlds....
"Beam me up Scotty" was cheaper than flying! lol!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

johnriley

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 17:49
OK, that sounds reasonable. As my composite was older than 2 weeks, I'll start agin though.
Best regards, John

dougf8

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 20:18
Need more time......(and more photoshop knowledge)

Lets hope Don is working on 18:00 Canada Eastern.
Lurking is shirking.!
Last Edited by dougf8 on 31/08/2010 - 20:36

Don

Link Posted 01/09/2010 - 14:14
Well my clock says 8:14 am right now...

but I will be out most of the day, and won't be judging till 4:00 pm or so today, so there is still time!!!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 01/09/2010 - 14:15
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