Topic -- Fortnightly Challenge -- July 11 thru July 24

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by JohnMC, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    Hi All,

    It is again time to discuss our next fortnightly challenge topic. The next challenge starts in just less than a week. Post topic ideas, but please remember, we are aiming for more general ideas not overly specific.

    John
     
  2. Maxxamillian macrumors 6502

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    1. Dramatic
    2. Subtle
    3. Fibonacci Spiral / Golden Mean
    4. Leading lines
    5. Lazy Days
     
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    I am looking forward to getting into these challenges over the summer since I am now fortunate to have a lot of time off.

    So my suggestion is Summer/Winter aka something really showing that you are making the most of the season!
     
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  6. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Toys :)) we all have them...admit it...)
    Colorful
    Hard/Soft


    Dale
     
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  8. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Dramatic
    Subtle
    Fibonacci Spiral / Golden Mean
    Leading lines
    Lazy Days
    Lines and Curves
    Making the most of the season
    Flares
    One line
    Toy Story
    Toys *
    Colorful
    Hard/Soft


    This is the list so far. Toys is the only one with an extra vote at this time.

    Dramatic and Subtle could be paired (Dramatic/Subtle)

    Leading Lines - Maxx, would you explain this more for us?

    One Line - Macrumormonger, please explain more. I'm thinking jokes.

    Fibonacci was a mathematician who lived around 1200. He observed and recorded a complex numbering system that exists in nature. For short, Fibonacci Numbers are the number system of nature. Petals on a flower, curves in a shell and such. Google at your own risk. Your head may explode. No joke...

    Dale
     
  9. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I'll do it for him: leading lines in photography are any lines or series of shapes in a photo that lead the eye's movement within the frame, typically bringing it deep into the background or across to a subject, or both. Think roads, paths, architectural elements, human gestures, light trails, footprints, fences, rock formations, etc. The possibilities are endless, really.

    I second Leading Lines. :)
     
  10. Maxxamillian macrumors 6502

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    The rule of thirds is a lazy man's fibonacci--something else to think about when considering this topic.

    [​IMG]

    Phrasikleia nailed it. This, and fibonacci have my vote.

    Leading Lines +1
    Fibonacci +1
     
  11. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Maxx and Phrasikleia, thanks for your input.

    In my calculations I don't allow anyone to second their own topic idea. Support has to come from someone else. I reserve the tiebreaker or defer to John if one of the final topics is my own suggestion. Just trying to be diplomatic on the world stage..:cool:

    We have a tie between Toys and Leading Lines with two voting days open excluding today (July 8). Please vote for your fav.

    ^^ The rule of thirds only becomes a fibonacci number if you frame something in the quadrants of the viewfinder as you did with your flower pic. The frame becomes a fibonacci spiral. A portrait with the eyes framed on the upper line of the rule of thirds is not very fibonacci-ish to me. Prove me wrong. I know you can...:)


    Dale
     
  12. Maxxamillian macrumors 6502

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    Dale--I think you are correct. You can find a much more entertaining explanation for where I am coming from here

    Got it on the diplomatic stuff--as always you have my respect.
     
  13. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    We are drifting a bit, me included, so here are the current topics. * indicates a second vote.

    Dramatic
    Subtle
    Fibonacci Spiral / Golden Mean
    Leading lines*
    Lazy Days
    Lines and Curves
    Making the most of the season
    Flares
    One line
    Toy Story
    Toys *
    Colorful
    Hard/Soft

    Dale
     
  14. azkennedy macrumors newbie

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    Toys

    Toys sounds great to me. It's to blasted hot to go outdoors much these days, plus with a 2 year old and a newborn imminent this should be an easy one for me to find material for.
     
  15. JohnMC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well the next topic needs to start tomorrow, making today the last day to vote. Please vote so your voice is heard.

    John
     
  16. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Although I would like the season one I will vote for Flares
     
  17. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Dramatic
    Subtle
    Fibonacci Spiral / Golden Mean
    Leading lines**
    Lazy Days
    Lines and Curves
    Making the most of the season
    Flares*
    One line
    Toy Story
    Toys **
    Colorful
    Hard/Soft

    I'm going to vote for Leading Lines.

    Toys and Leading Lines are tied with 2, Flares has 1.

    John's choice.

    Dale
     
  18. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    If it is Leading Lines I will be more inclined to participate in the challenge. :)
     
  19. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    I'll vote for Leading Lines, sounds interesting.
     

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