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04-06-11 – Artsy-Fartsy

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  • #2279
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Impressionism, abstraction, bokeh, etc…. Take an artsy-fartsy picture.

    Theme suggestion courtesy of orionid–thanks!

    #39101
    U-Man
    Participant

    To be clear, all of the usual Farktography rules apply with this theme. Correct? Or can we use post-processing effects?

    I will like this theme either way. 🙂

    #39102
    Farktographer
    Participant

    I’m figuring based off the description it’s strictly pre-processing. Orionid would have to clarify it, though.

    #39103
    orionid
    Participant

    I’m figuring based off the description it’s strictly pre-processing. Orionid would have to clarify it, though.

    Correct. The usual post-processing rules apply, get artsy with your camera, not photoshop.

    #39104
    Farktographer
    Participant

    This theme seems pretty broad – am I right in assuming that? What’s artsy-fartsy to one person might not be so artsy to another. I’m just wondering whether the composition of a photo that I consider to be “artsy” is enough to warrant submission to this contest. It’s always hard to tell when you throw abstract into the mix 😆

    #39105
    EdenLiesObscured
    Participant

    i presume a (tweaked) preset in Nik eFex or Lightroom would be too much? I really like the “parched paper” in Nik……….

    #39106
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Farktography: Yes, it’s pretty open ended. And consequently, you never know what will appeal to the fickle Fark voters.

    EdenLiesObscured: Yes, those kinds of tweaks would be too much. Adding textures and the like goes beyond the usual rules.

    #39107
    linguine
    Participant

    This theme seems pretty broad – am I right in assuming that? What’s artsy-fartsy to one person might not be so artsy to another. I’m just wondering whether the composition of a photo that I consider to be “artsy” is enough to warrant submission to this contest. It’s always hard to tell when you throw abstract into the mix 😆

    They let me get away with a picture of stuffed animal dogs playing poker for the artistic bent contest so I have trouble seeing anything that doesn’t break the regular rules being disqualified.

    #39108
    mn_steveO
    Participant

    This theme seems pretty broad – am I right in assuming that? What’s artsy-fartsy to one person might not be so artsy to another. I’m just wondering whether the composition of a photo that I consider to be “artsy” is enough to warrant submission to this contest. It’s always hard to tell when you throw abstract into the mix 😆

    They let me get away with a picture of stuffed animal dogs playing poker for the artistic bent contest so I have trouble seeing anything that doesn’t break the regular rules being disqualified.

    I am half drunk – after dark, fark, etc… – so excuse me if I miss your point. I have a couple off the top of my head that I would think meet the theme. Basically it is light being bent through things, one of which is a very clear icicle bending all of the rocks behind it through as a reflection.

    The other is a straight picture of my wife. I am pretty sure Picasso used her ancestors as models. Eyes, tits, noses all over the place. But she is the most awesome person in the world! 😉

    #39109
    Farktographer
    Participant

    This theme seems pretty broad – am I right in assuming that? What’s artsy-fartsy to one person might not be so artsy to another. I’m just wondering whether the composition of a photo that I consider to be “artsy” is enough to warrant submission to this contest. It’s always hard to tell when you throw abstract into the mix 😆

    They let me get away with a picture of stuffed animal dogs playing poker for the artistic bent contest so I have trouble seeing anything that doesn’t break the regular rules being disqualified.

    I am half drunk – after dark, fark, etc… – so excuse me if I miss your point. I have a couple off the top of my head that I would think meet the theme. Basically it is light being bent through things, one of which is a very clear icicle bending all of the rocks behind it through as a reflection.

    The other is a straight picture of my wife. I am pretty sure Picasso used her ancestors as models. Eyes, tits, noses all over the place. But she is the most awesome person in the world! 😉

    I’m interpreting this as each photographer deciding for themselves what’s artsy-fartsy, and then letting the voters decide.

    #39110
    Choc-Ful-A
    Participant

    My camera has malfunctioned and created randomly distorted images a few times since I’ve owned it. Usually it means the raw format files are corrupt and are unusable. But twice I’ve gotten images that while messed up, still were formatted in such a way that they made sense. One example is in this gallery along with normal photo from the same session for comparison. The other batch I have essentially included rectangular sections from previous photos with whacked colors superimposed on what I was photographing. I find some of those really interesting. The question is whether or not they are acceptable for this contest? Meaning, if my camera lost it’s marbles and scrambled the photo in ways that were outside of my control, can I use them?

    #39111
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    mn_steveO: As long as your wife is not naked or partly naked, you should be fine 😉

    Choc-Ful-A: Believe it or not, we’ve had similar camera malfunction shots submitted before, and we’ve allowed them on the basis that they actually did come out of the camera that way. Just note in your post what the situation was.

    #39112
    ravnostic
    Participant

    I’d like not to ask, but I’m in a quandary about one of my photos. The session was ‘bees’, literally, and there were lots of good images. I’ve narrowed down to two, both bokeh examples. One is more ‘serious’, the other I’d want to caption with ‘Came for the burgers; got franks instead. Left dissappointed,’ Though I think it’s a good picture on it’s own, and a different take on the typical bee image we see, such as my first one. Or if I’m totally off base altogether, that, too.

    Thoughts? Because there can bee only one…

    http://fossilspringsaz.com/pics/2011/apr/06/artsy02sml.jpg
    http://fossilspringsaz.com/pics/2011/apr/06/artsy05sml.jpg

    #39113
    zincprincess
    Participant

    Rav – I like the first one better. The detail on the bee is nice and the color in the background is lovely.

    #39114
    bucky_bacon
    Participant

    Rav – I like the first one better. The detail on the bee is nice and the color in the background is lovely.

    Yep, what she said.

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