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    The Photo Challenge - Substructure

    Listen on! Listen on! This is the truth of it! Fighting leads to killing; and killing gets to warring, and that was damn near the... wait, wrong speech.

    Let me check my notes.

    Ah, here we go:
    1. Only one picture per contestant.

    2. No voting for your own picture.

    3. No previously used material. All photos must be fresh, shot for this challenge, and never displayed on any gallery / thread.

    4. The winner of the last poll will set the next topic; if the same person stands as the winner two times in a row, he or she must choose another user to present the next topic.

    5. In the event of a tie in the polls, the person who created the challenge casts the tie breaking vote.

    6. Enhancements of the picture are allowed in terms of color management, curves, levels, crop, sharpening, etc. Adding or removing elements in the photo, brushed enhancements, or anything that diverts into photo manipulation territory will not be accepted.

    7. The challenge starts when the challenge thread is opened. It is open for new entries for 14 days (Oct. 14 - Oct. 28), after which the vote poll is opened (Whatever comes after the 28th) by the challenge starter. If (s)he fails to do so, anyone is free to open the voting thread. The voting thread should have all the entries in it and have public voting to prevent cheating.

    8. The voting will go on for 2 days, then the winner (or other person assigned to start a new challenge, see rule 4 and 5) starts a new thread named "The Photo Challenge - [name]", where [name] indicates the topic of the new challenge. If he fails to do so within the day the poll ends, the next person in the poll may do so.

    10. Pictures should have a title to make them easy to identify, however this is optional.

    11. Do not attach your entry to the thread, instead use an external host such as photobucket.com or imageshack.us, to allow hotlinking from the voting thread.


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    Substructure: Most of our civilization is held in place and operated by things that are not immediately evident. Whether it's the equipment beneath our walls or the social strictures under the surface of our day-to-day lives. Take a photo indicative of the surface peeled back, the mechanisms beneath.
    This one should be pretty open, but I'm hoping people don't just take a lot of photos of gears and dripping pipes.

    Last edited by Some Internet Guy; October 15th, 2007 at 11:17 AM.
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    well done on your win, i to was hoping to a star trec like dual (captain kirk V spoc) cue music duh duh duur duur duu duu.....


    ok thats quight enoth of that. i like the topic, it can mean so much

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    Don't forget to change those deadline dates...

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    Present over Past

    The Photo Challenge - Substructure

    Last edited by Asadex; October 26th, 2007 at 05:31 PM.
    "L'arte è una logica contorta"

    http://asadexlab.blogspot.com/
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    I'm new! Greet me!

    Hi, -first post-
    I'm new to this forum, greet me ^^ I'm not sure if this challange is still open, if not; I appologize!

    The picture is called: "Beneith the vertical surface" Cheesy? Hell yeah.

    I'ma just shuddup and post the picture

    The Photo Challenge - Substructure

    This sentence does not exist when you're not looking!

    ~Kebab~
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    i'm not sure about the deadline either..

    but hey, i'll enter, and if its closed, well then i'm not in!

    but otherwise...



    The Little Things
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    The deadline is the 28th...

    "Lies"

    The Photo Challenge - Substructure


    I have a more grim and cynical view of the substructure of our governments and societies. They are built on the backs of the less fortunate, on those who are voiceless, on lies, on petty cash, on wealth... but we choose not to see it.




    Kebabkungen
    ... what is that in your picture?

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    Eheheh! Purplerose you have my vote now!

    "L'arte è una logica contorta"

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplerose View Post


    Kebabkungen
    ... what is that in your picture?
    Actually It's running tapwater I know it isn't the most creative shot but nevertheless i liked it!

    This sentence does not exist when you're not looking!

    ~Kebab~
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    It's not much but it's all I've got. It's the insides of my guitar.

    Backstage
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    here is mine, its again a different side of it, power, its the Substructure of are society, with out it we couldn't exist as we do today

    The Photo Challenge - Substructure


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    Mobile Substructure

    This fine vehicle serves as a substructure for a small colony of Trolls. It was an image that I could not pass up It was parked in the County Building lot, so I guess they had official Business.

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    first thought, thats funny, close second was your taking the pis*

    we try and keep the entry's and posts on the forum to a hight quality and some one does something like this.

    your wellcom to your entry, but you have lowered the tone here

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    samsite your shoot has a super green!
    But i can't understand what is focused and what not.
    Probably i had too much beers?

    "L'arte è una logica contorta"

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    its kind of all in focus, as i wasn't using single point focus at this point. I like how is came out though

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    samsite, sorry you feel that way about my entry. I live in a crazy place and things and people like this are a part of the substructure of the society...it was not a flippant entry. It was an honest if somewhat humorous interpretation of the theme. I was trying to think outside the box.
    "Take a photo indicative of the surface peeled back, the mechanisms beneath.
    This one should be pretty open, but I'm hoping people don't just take a lot of photos of gears and dripping pipes."

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    Somedai - Would you really want your picture matted, framed, and hanging on your wall?

    -Kurdt
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    I'm sorry, where in the rules does it say we can all pretentiously, and bashfully mock someone elses image if we find it unappealing?

    Did i miss that part when we (Barret) created the photo challenge? Anyone ever heard of being decent or kind?

    This is supposed to be an open and welcoming community. Sometimes its warranted to let people know that their images dont really belong on this board as they're just collection albums of trips or what not, but theres no reason to cut someone down for an entry to the photo challenge.

    There are other images in this and previous photo challenges that could be cut down on similar grounds, but that doesnt mean you should do it. Think before running your mouth and potentialy offending someone.


    Edit: by the way Samsite i REALLY like your image and it fully has my vote. I like the framed composition, and the contrast between nature and nuclear power plants. I like it technically and as a concept. Very well done!

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    Somedai - look, here in this community we try to evolve as artist's
    we take photography and try to make it art.
    Samsite is looking for just that.
    and if you want to be original just fore the sake of it, you are mistaking.
    Photography has rules in which you can ad your own touch.
    I'm sorry i have to put you down like this ....but we are tired this kind of things.

    My guarding angel is a double agent !!
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    right, going to clear this mess up that i have yet again made.

    Firstly. I stand by my own comments, i haven't changed how i feel about the image. I respect every ones submition on this forum and i would never ask any one to take what they have posted down. I will how ever post my feelings about the image good bad or indifferent, and i will be honest and to the point about how they make me feel. almost every one on this forum posts there true feelings now but there are some that still suger cote the truth, for me and the comments that i want to receive i would prefer they be blunt and honest and to the point.
    i will also add that i can understand that not everyone likes blunt honesty and i will add that if i have upset or offended any one i am very sorry.

    i have been a member of this community a long time, all be it not active of late...due to good reason and i do take it a little personal when im accused of not being descent bloke. i may have taken your comments out of context but thats what it sounded like. again ur intiltled to your opinion

    for the record i still don't think Somedai image isnt great for the forum and comp, although i respect the right to post what ever you want. I can see what the image was trying to achieve although i don't think it was very well executed. to me it looked like a snap shot of something you look at and think thats funny with the camera of your mobial phone. it doesn't reflect the topic to me.

    shade of dawn, thanks for your comments and thanks for you comments on my image. they are always wellcom, good or bad

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    Hey i'm to late!!
    i'll post anyway

    Rust
    The Photo Challenge - Substructure

    Just a snapshot, but i figured it fitted the title.
    Metal substructure to the rust

    Last edited by Barret_wallace; October 29th, 2007 at 04:55 PM. Reason: added title
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    Wow, This is more energy than I've seen in this thread ever...not that that is exactly what I was going for, but there is energy.
    Thank you Shade of Dawn for the Constructive criticism.
    You guys have some awesome photos in these threads, and there is much for all to learn about photography, art, concepts, technique, creativity, passion, and a few million other things. Obviously, I'm not there yet. Photography, as an art medium has all kinds of forms and uses, one of which being self expression to evoke a response from the observer. Hopefully we can all discover more.

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    Kebabkungen - I find that a spectacular shot!

    samsite - beautiful and exciting contrast of topics or subjects (whatever the freaking right term is in english, LOL). What do you mean by single point focus? Are you working large format, now or working with other tilt/shift enabled technologies?

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    I'm entering this challenge just to "challenge" Sam's brilliant photo. Cheers, my friend, looking good as always, tho it's more a structure than a substructure.

    So, here is mine:

    The Photo Challenge - Substructure

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    thanks legab, its nice to see you enter the comp!
    as usual a stunning entry. i like the tone and the angle at which the building is taken.
    Im taking it this is a photo of a reflection of a building from a puddle?

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    structure

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    My guarding angel is a double agent !!
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    Nice work Alucard.
    There is a lot of barrel distortion in the image though, maybe you can fix that in photoshop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morbid View Post
    Nice work Alucard.
    There is a lot of barrel distortion in the image though, maybe you can fix that in photoshop?
    I thought it looked like it was intentional... and it looks good too!

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    yeah, i like it that way!

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    ok, this has been open way to long. Its got till the end of the day and then ill sort it out

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