Assignment 5 - The Poll

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Applespider, May 2, 2006.

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Vote for May's photo assignment

Poll closed May 5, 2006.
  1. Edges

    19.5%
  2. Flowers

    4.9%
  3. Relationships

    31.7%
  4. Relaxing

    4.9%
  5. Water

    39.0%
  1. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Vote here for the topic for the May photography assignment.

    Please only vote if you intend to enter a photograph.

    Suggestions came from this thread

    Poll closes on Friday 5 May at 2116 GMT
     
  2. MacMosher macrumors 6502

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    Although the relationship topic sounds good, I would feel akward and stalkerish if I decided to do it on human relationships. I guess it would just take somthing thinking on my part to come up with something a bit more thoughtfull.

    I really like the edges topic :), and water could promote some wonderful photos
     
  3. Applespider thread starter macrumors G4

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    I'm struggling on what to choose here. I'm going to be in Italy for the second half of this month on holiday.

    So relaxing might work well since there are beaches, water would work since I'm on an island for part of it and there are multiple fountains in Rome, as a lovers' city, Rome might also work for relationships whether of people or of architecture and there are flowers most places... Hmm... decisions!
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    OoOOooo! Italia! Have a good time there Spidey!
     
  5. MacMosher macrumors 6502

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    Wow this is going to be a close one :), how many votes do we normally get on these polls?
     
  6. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    There are plenty of human relationships that have nothing to do with romance. Just people interacting. It'll be fun, I promise! Vote for it! :D
     
  7. Blong macrumors member

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    Won't "relationships" require authorisation from the models?
     
  8. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    WooWoo! Relationships! You may need model release forms, not sure, but who cares, take pictures of people you know rather than random people, itll be fun, we can have humans in pictures *GASP*!

    Also, without offering to be anybodys muse, relationships do not have to be human, they could be animals, or infact anything, there is a relationship between two magnets...
     
  9. Blong macrumors member

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    Yep - interpretation of the topic could be broad, but previous discussions have included the question why assignment topics have tended not to have people as the subject - so with "relationships" it seems that there could be a perceived understanding that it it means relationships with people.

    Anyway ... just being funny - the rules say that authorisation from models is required. ;)
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You don't need to even if you and your subject are in a public space (ie: not private property).

    How would the paparazzi ever survive if they needed permission from the stars, right? Don't worry. I'd feel creepy about taking a couple's photo while they're making out, but legally, it's cool. :p I'd probably aim for a non-romantic photo, though.
     
  11. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Mmm....actually there was nothing in the other topic choices of the past which precluded having people in the shots.....just as there would not be if one were to shoot a picture including, say, "water," which seems to be in the lead right at the moment. One could shoot a photo of a child or adult frolicking in the water, for instance....

    There never has been anything preventing participants from presenting images which include people.....
     
  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    To be honest relationships does not have to include people. Yes, I have posted this image before - but it seems to fit the relationship theme (hence why I questioned in the PAST, the exclusion of images that did not meet a time frame). Here is one that I think fits the "relationship" theme well.
     

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  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^Wow, that's a loose interpretation of the word "relationship" you got there. Could be just me, though, but I'll use the smiley anyway, because this is what I am ---> :confused:
     
  14. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    Very true, however the only shot where someone has taken a pic with people in to my memory was the one of the daughter at the junk tip - OH, and the green bug on that head, what I'm saying is 'relationships' are more encouraging to people to choose people, where as water I feel is going to prompt half-cocked artistic reflections and pictures of puddles...
     
  15. Blong macrumors member

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    <giggle> ... people shots for subject = water woud be ok because we are over 2/3 water anyway ... :rolleyes:

    ... but what if these "half-cocked artistic reflections and pictures of puddles" are good shots? ;)
     
  16. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    but they won't be, theyll be boring and unoriginal, i can see water anywhere, its just wet.

    but looks like its going to be water this month - woo feel the enthusiasm. I bet there wont be 13 seperate entries...
     
  17. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Edges - I like. Very... abstract (no not you!). I would play along if chosen.




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  18. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    My bad. Did not remember Applespider saying the first thread "human relationships" was the intent of the Relationship theme. That is what happens with one word themes, ones own interpretation.
     
  19. Applespider thread starter macrumors G4

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    Probably because I didn't say it was 'human' only. I specifically raised the point that it was entirely open to interpretation and could end up being anything from 'strawberrise and cream' to people.

    When reading the thread this morning, I thought Abstract was confused over your interpretation of 'relationship' in the image that you posted. We'll have to wait til he comments again to clarify, I guess.

    As for the fact that 'water' might be boring - well, that's up to people to try to make their shots interesting. If that's the call, that's what we go with...
     
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    Don't give up before you've started.
     
  21. Blong macrumors member

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    Why is there a mood that water may be boring? (note to self - don't post a boring pic of water) Water is life, death and everything - we drink, eat and breathe it. Surely we can capture something interesting from the mundane? That's why we hang around in the MR DPF right? That's what photography is about, yeah?

    Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink...
     
  22. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I can already see it: lots of photos of bad reflections from water. It can be interesting, though.

    Can you explain the "relationship"? I'm trying to see it. "Strawberries and creme" I do understand, though. Same with any 2 objects that might "go together", or work together. Heck, even a man typing on his keyboard would be something I'd understand. I'm just having a hard time understanding the sign.
     
  23. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    It's not just the sign; it's also the illustration thing next to the sign. See how it mirrors the shape? They are related in form, but still completely different from one another.
     
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  25. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    i think someone should get some water and wash it off
     

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