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::Heroictitof
01/26/11 10:41 AM GMT
Photography couldn't exist without the light.
Sometimes, the light effects really change a photograph or a fractal.
So I thought about a celestial light contest.
I hope it is an interesting topic...
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Visit my gallery, there's always something new from France !!
.krt
01/26/11 12:53 AM GMT
I agree - this lends itself to a lot of creativity!
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I much appreciate all the comments I receive about my images, but please excuse me if I don't always reply. My interest in Caedes is exceeding my time available!
.brandondockery
01/26/11 12:56 AM GMT
I like the idea of celestial lighting, but natural beauty seems like a good choice to me; but very broad! (Since there is so much of it!)
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+purmusic
01/26/11 2:05 PM GMT
'Natural Beauty'.

Landscapes, sunsets, flowers, dogs, cats and let's not forget ... horses.


Boring, people.

Surely what with the bounty of creativity around the site here, some more imaginative topics could be presented as options?


Try to keep in mind, when suggesting a topic:

i) Open to all genres of art. Not just photography.

ii) Add a short description (one or two lines is sufficient, methinks) , so 'we' know what the artistic aim/intention of the subject matter is.

iii) Try not to repeat previous topics.
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.J_E_F
01/26/11 2:11 PM GMT
If beauty is in the lens of the beholder,is it possible to find things that are naturally ugly?

I'm sure Quasimodo would like to appear in this genre.

And here's the clue - find something that is gnarled and weather worn on the outside, and show the natural beauty within.

A dilapidated and ruined castle

an isolated leafless tree trunk in a desert,

a close up of a vulture head or a bat.

A fully laden spider web.

tattooed hairless cats

Your mother-in-law even?

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:)
.Mythmaker
01/26/11 2:54 PM GMT
I'm with Les, "natural beauty" really? Is this a topic designed with the specific intention of making it easy for all us landscape snappers to simply make our next inevitable upload also a contest entry while simultaneously handicapping the fractalists and digital artists? If these type of (Poorly thought thru, non inclusive, rehashing, blandly non specific.) contest topic suggestions keep getting voted up I'm going to start begging the big C to "do something". Mmmmmm. I guess I could just ignore the contest topics that annoy me.

ummmmm

If I take a photo of a beautiful woman in the "au naturale" will that qualify for natural beauty?

Mikel.
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It is not "The powerful attack the weak." it is "The fearful attack what they fear."
.Helge
01/26/11 2:56 PM GMT
Naturally ugly - love it!!
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::coram9
01/26/11 3:00 PM GMT
Music. Anything musical. people playing an instrument, pop band, concert, opera, rave, street musician. An instrument on its own, sheet music, notes, harmonics, perhaps even sound.

Illustrations based on music, composers, pieces of music.

Fractals using algorithms based on the mathmatics of music, harmonics, frequencies etc. Mapping sound frequencies to colours etc.

CGI, well the possibilities are there as well, perhaps a robot quartet in some futuristic scene.
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Please look at other images in my Gallery.
.rozem061
01/26/11 3:33 PM GMT
Les is right !....I think "Rhythm" cover it all !
John

EDIT: 'Music' by coram9
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-*A Wallpaper is worth a million words - And I leave them Speechless!*- ...
::0930_23
01/26/11 3:54 PM GMT
It was a difficult choice between music and rhythm but I chose music.
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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
::cynlee
01/26/11 3:58 PM GMT
I think music is a great choice. It is one of those areas that isn't addressed by creative imagery here too often.
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WHAT WIKILEAKS REVEALED Protect freedom of speech and don't let them lie to us anymore.
.gizmo1
01/26/11 4:19 PM GMT
I like the idea of natural ugly as it would be interesting to see how others interpret this side of life.
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::coram9
01/26/11 4:49 PM GMT
I think rythem is covered by music anyway, or at least could be. I would not like to get the vote split with two very close subjects.
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Please look at other images in my Gallery.
.rozem061
01/26/11 5:48 PM GMT
O.K Chris, I delete it !
John
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-*A Wallpaper is worth a million words - And I leave them Speechless!*- ...
::cynlee
01/26/11 7:04 PM GMT
Seems like ugly was kind of included in the recent "Bizzare" contest to some degree.
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WHAT WIKILEAKS REVEALED Protect freedom of speech and don't let them lie to us anymore.
::coram9
01/26/11 7:30 PM GMT
And in Beauty in decay.
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Please look at other images in my Gallery.
.rvdb
01/26/11 7:46 PM GMT
Have been busy with glass the last few weeks in photography and
manipulation with or without fluid's a wineglass or just window glass the trick is it's has to be broken so let's call it Broken Glass a challenge I think for all.
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The reason why the sunsets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
::twinkel
01/26/11 7:52 PM GMT
I vote for "Balance"....

Mind you..not my idea, but Sherrees aka Danika idea,(see last topic contest) but I like that idea too.

Sherree wrote when she voted for "Balance"in the last topic......

I would like to propose "Balance" ... again. Open to ALL GENRES & should produce some creativity with alot of thought put into the image in regards to composition / subject matter.

I don't see any point in repeating any topics so soon as there are others to consider ... Google is your friend & the possibilites are wide open.

What you's all think?



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Carpe Diem!
.GGFF
01/26/11 11:47 PM GMT
Music is my vote.
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.Con_
01/27/11 2:11 AM GMT
Some of the graphic people have spoken for Music so...
One of them even posted something from that realm so it must be all-inclusive! :o)
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MGBWYA
+purmusic
01/27/11 3:10 AM GMT
Taking a page from that of YouTube's comment section..

'12 people, as of this writing here, need to challenge themselves some more.'

:oP
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::danika
01/27/11 3:48 AM GMT
Thank you Els ... and my vote has been cast for "Balance".

I also like "Music".
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"I Love Lab's!"
.japio
01/27/11 6:12 AM GMT
" Music" seems a great challenge to capture.
To get into the mood, I have a beautiful opera put on the CD player;-)
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hurry up if you have time, then you have time if you in a hurry!
+purmusic
01/27/11 1:59 PM GMT
Sixty-five (65) votes cast, as of this writing here.

Ninety-five (95) votes cast, in total, on the last poll.


Still time left.. to hear from thirty odd members. Give or take.

Said I would vote for "Balance" in the last poll. Casting my vote now to keep my word.

But.. will swing it to that of "Music", if need be.
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::twinkel
01/27/11 4:23 PM GMT
Mmm..Music isn't so bad either, if "Balance" will stay behind with votes again, than I swing (lol) my vote in to "Music" if needed, ofcourse:o)
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Carpe Diem!
.J_E_F
01/27/11 6:25 PM GMT
Changed my vote to Music too. Perhaps I can find a naturally ugly instrument (or performers). [arf arf.]
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:)
::laurengary
01/27/11 6:44 PM GMT
I changed my vote from Balance from when I thought of "100 Steps From My Front Door." I know I'm the one who always moaned & groaned about GCI people not being included in these contests,& having said that, ironically, I thought of a topic that's heavily slanted towards photography. Sorry fractalists, & other abstract artists.


All I was thinking was, simply, go out your front or back door, turn right or left, count to 100, and what ever you see is the subject of your entry.


Tada.


This will be harder for we abstract artists because we're going to have to do representations of what we see, but there's no law that says next week's contest can't be more heavily slanted towards us. Another discussion another time maybe ?


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I've got amnesia & deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before ! ... That was Zen, but this is Tao !!! ...CLICK TO SAVE LIVES !
::twinkel
01/27/11 6:57 PM GMT
Lauren wrote....

All I was thinking was, simply, go out your front or back door, turn right or left, count to 100, and what ever you see is the subject of your entry.
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Nice idea, Lauren, but who is going to check this out. Methinks that such contest are diffecult to do...in my humble opinion...

Annd...if you vote for "Balance" you can enter a fractal or something like that, cause you can work with balance in a fractal or something like that :oD

So...vote "Balance" and crawl behind you PC and work on that fractal, girl. I know you can do it :o)
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Carpe Diem!
::laurengary
01/27/11 9:57 PM GMT
I know Els, I thought about that too. We'd have to depend on people's honesty, plus I think they'd have to put a little blurb about it in their description. I still like it though, I think it's different & as you know.... I'm all for different ! :oD

P.S. THanks for your faith hon. Big hugs.

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I've got amnesia & deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before ! ... That was Zen, but this is Tao !!! ...CLICK TO SAVE LIVES !
.Mythmaker
01/28/11 3:26 AM GMT
Voted for *music*, it's evocative, challenging for those who like to be challenged beyond a photo of a piano but literal interpretations can still generate great images and it's abstract potentials give plenty of space for fractalists and digitalistas.
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It is not "The powerful attack the weak." it is "The fearful attack what they fear."
.koca
01/28/11 2:01 PM GMT
Natural beauty was my suggestion. But you took it literally. When I say natural beauty, I don't mean nature, landscape, sea..... I mean natural beauty in general, beauty without "make up", without Photoshops, Picasas etc. There is beauty in everything, we just have to find it with our cameras. Well, in music, too. And ugly? No way, life is ugly enough as it is, we don't have to invite it here, too. Well, this is just my opinion. Don't bite my had off, please. LOL


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::twinkel
01/28/11 5:23 PM GMT
Guess it will be Music this time so my vote is going to Music!!

But the next time....I vote for Balance again :o)
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Carpe Diem!
+purmusic
01/28/11 5:50 PM GMT
Appreciate you stepping forward with an explanation, Milka.

Perhaps, for future reference in suggesting topics ... include/post a short description?

That way, misinterpretations can be avoided.


Additionally, and maybe more importantly ... try to think of the other artists of our community.

For example, those that create C.(omputer) G.(enerated) I.(magery) works, fractals and other genres of art other than just photography.

Keep to inclusive topics, in short. (Or, try to.)

The more the merrier kind of thing. Instead of precluding participation to any degree or extent.


Not that 'natural beauty' would exclude them per se, depending on how one understands that phrasing ... but, since you are referencing post processing/editing ... their entire creative world encompasses that stuff.

Where would the line be drawn with these kinds of artists?


/\ Just some food for thought.
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=Samatar
01/28/11 10:02 PM GMT
We already had a contest on music... is it necessary to start repeating topics?
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
.koca
01/28/11 10:25 PM GMT
Well, sorry, I didn't think about the other artists. I was just trying to say what I thought. But everything what I said stays as it is, except for "Photoshops, Picasas etc."

By the way, I adore music, it's very important in life.

I am looking forward your musical and artistic works.
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::coram9
01/28/11 10:52 PM GMT
The last music competition was in 2003. I think enough time has elapsed. I also felt that since music has its own category in the galleries it was worth putting it forward to promote it. The images in the previous competition are worth looking at.
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Please look at other images in my Gallery.
::Akeraios
01/29/11 3:08 AM GMT
Music is in the Main Galleries, but not the New?


Only 4 of the original contest entries are left.

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ADMIRATION, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. -- Ambrose Bierce
+purmusic
01/29/11 12:04 AM GMT
It may be that enough time passed without an entry into the New Images category of Music ... that the category was removed, for lack of a better word/descriptor.

Has more to do with the site's code, than anything else.

Thanks for pointing that out, Hannah.
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+purmusic
01/29/11 12:08 AM GMT
Can always use "The New Images Galleries: Photography->General" till rectified.


/\ Just an f.y.i..
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::Akeraios
01/29/11 4:51 PM GMT
Not for what I'm thinking of doing ...
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ADMIRATION, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. -- Ambrose Bierce
+purmusic
01/29/11 5:09 PM GMT
No worries, Hannah ... just for you ... new category for imagery.

That of;

"The New Images Galleries: Hannah and Whatever She is Thinking of Doing, Now.. and in the Future".


:oP
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+purmusic
01/29/11 5:11 PM GMT
Wait for it..

The..
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.tanimara
01/29/11 8:53 PM GMT
Natural Beauty gives us such a wide choice which should fire everyone's imagination.
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What is life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare - and take pictures!
::coram9
01/30/11 11:31 AM GMT
A link that shows what can be done mathematically with music. I am not sure if this will help any fractalists, but I found it interesting anyway.
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Please look at other images in my Gallery.
+purmusic
01/31/11 8:11 AM GMT
/\ Interesting stuff.


Some more creative assistance and food for thought.. and just in time for this new contest.

For fractalogists (Apophysians, in particular):

"Music Notes Tutorial" by Shortgreenpigg.


Download the zip file via the upper right-hand side 'Download File' link/button.
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::Ramad
01/31/11 9:40 AM GMT
I thought music must be heard and not seen!
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If practice makes perfect and nobody is perfect, then why practice?
.koca
01/31/11 12:54 AM GMT
I thought that, too, but now we can see people singing, playing, will see many music instruments and the pictures of many composers. Something like a documentary album. I hope it won't be boring.
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