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Tue Jul 19, 2022, 08:22 AM

Time for my two cents worth

Last edited Tue Jul 19, 2022, 09:09 AM - Edit history (1)

By default the approval mechanism for entries falls mostly on the winner of the previous contest with input from the public facing moderator. As the winner of a few contests, I have had the occasion to deny entries because the SUBJECT matter did not qualify, not because I deemed the vision and method of the photographer to not be to my liking.

My personal opinion, and I have stated this many times, is that the subjects listed should be open to the ARTIST'S interpretation and vision. The subsequent judging by the larger population of the General Discussion Board is then responsible for determining the applicability of that vision to the subject listed and if that population doesn't like the entry they are free not to vote for it. But to be told that one's vision is not photography is ludicrous.

I understand not everyone holds this opinion and would want a more strict interpretation of subject matter, and might feel any change to the photo as received by the sensor or surface of the film to be an abomination. I disagree however. Would you stand before a painting and turn to the artist and admonish them for using the blue and not red and claim this is not painting?

I pre-approved Andy's photo and I stand behind my decision.


ADDENDUM FOR SECOND THOUGHTS

the winner of the previous contest is free to stipulate anything they want, i.e. no photoshop, major photoshop only and let your freak flag fly, (the kids don't still say that do they?) no noise cleanup, virtually anything.
thank you

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2022, 08:58 AM

1. Yes. I agree

I know I assume most photos submitted have been manipulated to some extent. That isn't a problem it is artistic license. I use patterns for my quilts but change them to my taste. Thet is the art.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2022, 09:02 AM

2. Thank You HAB911 for your clarification. I too am in agreement.

Let us not take the fun out of DU's photography contests.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2022, 11:23 AM

3. Adams said it the best.

Like music, the negative is the original score and the print is the interpretation. I can not even guess how many different iterations of original negatives/raw files I have interpreted over and over again.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2022, 11:37 AM

4. Are we having fun yet? Short Version

First of all, the most important point of all took days to surface:

I pre-approved Andy's photo and I stand behind my decision.

Given that we generally play by the rules, the rest is fluff.

I don't care for competitive ANYTHING

I just want to HAVE FUN.





Bonus Material:
Read "Finite and Infinite Games" by James Carse.
https://jamescarse.com/books/finite-and-infinite-games/ (James Carse, the author)
Paperback, cheap as dirt. Get it. Play the infinite game, not finite games.

Peace

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