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05-28-08 – A Moment of Reflection

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  • #1294
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Subject can only appear in the reflection, whether it be in glass, water, mirrors or the cat’s eyeballs. Difficulty: No people.

    Theme suggestion thanks to XenPix

    #16270
    kmmontandon
    Participant

    Should this be labeled as “Reflections II,” since we’ve already done it before?

    #16271
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    We may want to title it slightly differently to prevent confusion with the other Reflections theme, however, it’s not just a repeat since this one requires the subject is only shown in reflection and people aren’t allowed. Any suggestions on revising the name just a bit, XenPix?

    #16272
    corsec67
    Participant

    Does the difficulty mean that the subject, even if only seen in a reflection, can’t be a person?

    #16273
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Does the difficulty mean that the subject, even if only seen in a reflection, can’t be a person?

    Difficulty: No people

    I’d say yes 😉

    #16274
    XenPix
    Participant

    No people! No people at all! 😀

    How about a new title of “A moment of reflection” to differentiate from the original, or is that still to close to what we had before? I can’t think of any good synonyms for reflect right now. 🙁

    #16275
    lokisbong
    Participant

    whoa. this is gonna be a tough one. 🙂

    #16276
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    How about a new title of “A moment of reflection” to differentiate from the original, or is that still to close to what we had before? I can’t think of any good synonyms for reflect right now. 🙁

    That works. Unless you think of anything different that you’d prefer in the next day or so, I’ll change it.

    #16277
    U-Man
    Participant

    Just how strict is the “No people” difficulty going to be called. I have a reflection of a city skyline that is nice. However, there are some tiny people in it. The buildings are clearly the subject. Yet, there are those pesky pedestrians in there. If it is a strict no people = no people I’d be cool with that.

    /Probably too late in the game to flex the rules, but I thought that I’d throw it out there.

    #16278
    XenPix
    Participant

    No people = no people.

    Can you crop them out and still retain the essence of the image?

    #16279
    U-Man
    Participant

    No people = no people.

    Can you crop them out and still retain the essence of the image?

    I can crop out the recognizable people under the Chicago Bean. But there are some tiny folks watching the skating rink bhind me.

    As I said before, if this doesn’t work just say the word and I won’t use it. No problem. In order to decrease controversy, maybe you should law down the law and stick to no people = no people.

    btw – that photo was taken without a tripod. The camera was on top of a concrete post. 🙂

    #16280
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I think I’d say at first glance with the way you’ve cropped it, I really have to search for the people to the point that they’re absolutely inconsequential to my eye and the composition. I wouldn’t be inclined to call for disqualification, but I do see the argument that sometimes it’s easier to blanket say “no people”. I guess in this case, when people are so tiny that they aren’t even noticeable, it’s something I might even miss that there are people in there in the first place. It’s a cool shot either way, and not quite like every other bean pic I’ve seen 😉

    Not sure how much that clears or muddies the waters 😆 I guess I’d defer to XenPix, but my immediate reaction is that the people are pretty insubstantial.

    #16281
    U-Man
    Participant

    Beans, beans they’re good for your heart……

    #16282
    soosh
    Participant

    damn. one of my favorite photographs would be great for this theme, but I used it for Streetlights, and sadly, it didn’t do that great there.

    #16283
    simdan42
    Participant

    Can we start a betting pool of how may Bean shots there will be?

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