Photography Competition #53: PURPLE

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Howdy!

The next topic is : Purple. Anything related to it. Be creative!.

Rules: This is strictly a photography contest! No photo chopping, but contrast, brightness, levels and other minor touch-ups (healing tool will be allowed for film and print scans). Please avoid any text on the photograph, except at most a copyright statement, remember distractions like text can take away from the composition. Digital and film photography are both allowed. Only one submission per user will be allowed.

You MUST have taken the image yourself.

Max size dimension: 640px (including border)
Max file size: 150kb
File name: Please name your entry the same as your user name (or as close to as possible if your user name has characters that are not allowed in file names)
(Please ensure your entry meets the above before entering your image)

Length: Competition closes Friday August 21, 2009

Voting lasts five days after close of competition.
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Wink wink, nudge nudge!
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You MUST have taken the image yourself.


Rules are made to be broken IMO.
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Rules are made to be broken IMO.


Not that one - it's a photography competition, not a web search competition. Several of us enjoy getting out and finding a good picture or digging up that great shot from past trips or outings. It's about the finer points of photography, the interpretation, and the challenge of matching up skills. It's also about contributing to and being a part of the Ozzu gallery and maybe even gaining a little respect from your fellow forum members and friends. Besides that, the gallery is quite a page - I can get lost for a while in all that great work. It feels good to be a part of it & I wouldn't want to lose that to a collection of images from across the net. Sorry, but my vote is to DQ.
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I have to agree with UPSGuy. I generally turn a blind eye to things like images being a few pixels to large or a few KB too big, but the rule about having taken the photo yourself being broken defeats the entire purpose of the competition. :)
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Ohhh... I'll be right back!

* CA-SA runs up to second floor, grabs camera, runs down stairs to main floor and outside, walks back in with a picture taken, and then falls down the stairs to his computer in the basement
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So did you get sent to the ER? It's not real until you post it. ;)
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I have to agree with UPSGuy. I generally turn a blind eye to things like images being a few pixels to large or a few KB too big, but the rule about having taken the photo yourself being broken defeats the entire purpose of the competition. :)


Hey I totally apologize. If it's any consolation (I wasn't serious), that is a link, not an upload, so it's not like I'm squandering precious Ozzu resources ;) And this will almost certainly never happen again.

Anyway, my justification was that it is the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain. I missed this last night, which is where I got the image:

http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/142763

It got raucous enough to make the radio news, no thanks to me.

I have a $5 camera tho, I think it is like 0.2megapx or something. If I see prince around, I will try and get a shot and enter the contest for real. :D

I figured maybe 613flavah or the new wife for fans. 25 years of purple rain is a real event. :mrgreen:
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So did you get sent to the ER? It's not real until you post it. ;)


No, but i did manage to get this nice shot...

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No, but i did manage to get this nice shot...


That is too beautiful DUDE!
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I don't have any purple pictures. :(

Unless.... (I used the Hue/Saturation tool - not allowed?)
Picture taken from the top of Coronet Peak in New Zealand
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No photo chopping, but contrast, brightness, levels and other minor touch-ups (healing tool will be allowed for film and print scans).


It's border line, but hue/saturation is considered part of "levels". I would have to interpret that as OK, but it is pushing it a bit.

nice shot regardless.
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mk27, if it is any consolation i actually read your first joke entry as exactly that - a joke. I knew you were not being serious and in a way i am going to have to stand up against my fellow moderators and say that i actually don't think that their replies were said in the tone they probably should have.

Regarding your entries alex89, i think mainly because you have used photoshop to adjust the tones and the photograph was not submitted as it was i'd be inclined to exclude that entry. However, just moments before seeing your entry i was thinking to myself that if i was CA/SA i would have played about with the tones, levels and hue a little bit to emphasise the colour. So, i would be a hypocrite to deny your entry. I think it's best we leave it up to 613flavah to decide on whether it's accepted.

I should also add that i am a massive fan of anything from New Zealand as i love the country so much, so that's another reason i am happy to see it accepted :lol:
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i actually don't think that their replies were said in the tone they probably should have


*Navigates to Start > Control Panel > Keyboard > Hardware Tab > Adjust Tone and recalibrates*

I hate when my keyboard gets out of tune and I start typing in high tones *sigh*
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Regarding your entries alex89, i think mainly because you have used photoshop to adjust the tones and the photograph was not submitted as it was i'd be inclined to exclude that entry. However, just moments before seeing your entry i was thinking to myself that if i was CA/SA i would have played about with the tones, levels and hue a little bit to emphasise the colour. So, i would be a hypocrite to deny your entry. I think it's best we leave it up to 613flavah to decide on whether it's accepted.


Only one trick there... all the modifications seen in my picture (with the exception of resizing) were done with camera settings before I took the shot.
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all the modifications seen in my picture (with the exception of resizing) were done with camera settings before I took the shot.


I wish my camera had settings. It has an on/off button and a "take pretty photo" button. I should get a DSLR.

I don't mind if you don't accept mine - it seems fair to people who took photos of actually purple things. Although it's nice to be able to share the view from above the clouds.
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We'll let flavah have the final say.

I think if it is rejected, though, that we need to make a clearer definition of
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No photo chopping, but contrast, brightness, levels and other minor touch-ups (healing tool will be allowed for film and print scans).


To me, it was a minor level change to the hue and saturation. Many times on my photos, I'll simply hit auto-levels which is pretty all encompassing.
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Well, if CA-SA can use settings on his bleeding edge prototype camera loaned out by R&D, then I don't see what's wrong with a little "hue".

I didn't use any hue on this tho, just contrast and and some "sharpen" (Oyster Bay Lagoon, Long Island):
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Well, if CA-SA can use settings on his bleeding edge prototype camera loaned out by R&D, then I don't see what's wrong with a little "hue".

I didn't use any hue on this tho, just contrast and and some "sharpen" (Oyster Bay Lagoon, Long Island):


8) I only wish it were bleeding edge... then I could've submitted some nice lightning shots that are just too hard for me to take with my camera right now. My camera's only a $400 Sony
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My camera's only a $400 Sony


My camera was, honest to god, $5 brand new and is made by someone named "INNOVAGE". It has two buttons, holds 20 jpgs at max resolution and is 1.5" x 2" x 0.5". Back before the days of digital, tho, I had a nice big SLR that I loved.

Wanna trade? :|

PS. Do they still make "polarizing filters" for DSLR cameras or can you do that with the electronics?
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I hate to follow with a post similar to two prior submissions, but I've got a huge load at work this week and it looks like people are going to go nuts with adjustments anyways, so here it is.
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PS. Do they still make "polarizing filters" for DSLR cameras or can you do that with the electronics?


Yes, they still make them, and they're still used quite often AFAIK - esp. circular polarizers.
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:scratchhead: I didn't do any adjustments to mine.
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:scratchhead: I didn't do any adjustments to mine.


Sorry, dM, that wasn't aimed at any one person in particular. Especially not you - we just got you back! ;)
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OH! Hahaha. Apparently, I'm a little rusty. I totally misread what you posted.
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Purple flowers.
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Here's mine:
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* CA-SA runs up to second floor, grabs camera, runs down stairs to main floor and outside, walks back in with a picture taken, and then falls down the stairs to his computer in the basement


If you got a big gnarly purple bruise and taken a picture that would have gotten my vote just out of sympathy!
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Oh no...

Did I just start a trend, that everyone has to one-up me on purple flowers?

:o
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Oh no...

Did I just start a trend, that everyone has to one-up me on purple flowers?

:o

Sorry... only think purple I have is flowers! :)

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