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.Mythmaker
05/25/11 5:41 PM GMT
"Fragments"

The idea is - an image that is beautiful or powerful or important or true and which only captures a fragment of the whole. A challenge to photographers and digital artists alike, present to us only a portion of a whole thing, but present it in such a way that we see it in a new way. Present it so that even AS a fragment the small part calls out to our whole soul, our deep self, our core truth. Do you have the courage to accept the challenge? Can you give us a fragment with power, grace or truth?

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It is not "The powerful attack the weak." it is "The fearful attack what they fear."
::J_E_F
05/25/11 6:10 PM GMT
'Funny looking animals': I suppose that could include self portraits...
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:)
::danika
05/25/11 6:16 PM GMT
I like Mikel's idea of "Fragments". I can envision a simple image, but bold & powerful too.

I added another topic as 'a food for thought' ... if not this contest go-a-round then hopefully for a future contest.

Creative Manipulation ... Manipulating an image (photo, CGI, etc) or manipulating the combination of several images to create something unique, unusual, pleasant, striking, & so on.
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"Packers Rock!"
.Susiesun
05/25/11 6:40 PM GMT
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Some people have Gurus, I have my camera. Through the cam lenses I have learnt to deeply perceive life, not only to see, but to look at all expressions of nature, becomming able to read the poetry of the flowers, receiving the embrace of the trees and flying above the clouds without wings! - Susie Sun
.gbo911
05/25/11 7:06 PM GMT
Great idea, Susie. My vote is yours. :)
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It is known that there is an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the product of a deranged imagination.
.Heroictitof
05/25/11 7:14 PM GMT
Infants and children...

Because the futur is in their eyes !!
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Visit my gallery, there's always something new from France !!
::auroraobers
05/26/11 2:44 AM GMT
I want to see real photography and not so much editing. Sometimes I feel that the images that are posted have been so tweaked and edited that I'm not seeing the real thing. Whose up to the challenge?
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.brandondockery
05/26/11 4:02 AM GMT
I like "the way i saw it". Lets see some photos without editing! :)
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::allisontaylor
05/26/11 9:30 AM GMT
While I truly enjoy "Minimalism" I would like to understand if there is a perceived difference here from the topic Simplicity that we had last Autumn? Or do you mean a much more scaled down subject matter than even those? Extreme Simplicity?
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.tndr
05/26/11 11:53 AM GMT
The way I saw it... let's see what everyone want to express...
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.rforres
05/26/11 2:49 PM GMT
My vote goes to 'fragments'. I think it would be a fun creative challenge!
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.Susiesun
05/26/11 4:49 PM GMT
**

Elizabeth:

What I mean with minimalism is explained in the links I posted before. Minimalism and simplicity can be a component present to each one, but they are not the same, seems similar but they are not.

"Minimalism is an ideology - a deliberate movement towards less.
Simplicity is a state of mind - the nature of uncomplication."
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Some people have Gurus, I have my camera. Through the cam lenses I have learnt to deeply perceive life, not only to see, but to look at all expressions of nature, becoming able to read the poetry of the flowers, receiving the embrace of the trees and flying above the clouds without wings! - Susie Sun
.laurengary
05/26/11 8:07 PM GMT
What to do, what to do....I like about 6 of them so it's rock, paper scissors I guess !!! :o)
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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 !
.Tootles
05/26/11 8:37 PM GMT
A fragmented Lauren. :-)
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.MackMan
05/27/11 1:23 AM GMT
"While I truly enjoy "Minimalism" I would like to understand if there is a perceived difference here from the topic Simplicity that we had last Autumn? Or do you mean a much more scaled down subject matter than even those? Extreme Simplicity?As for simplicity as a "subject" I don't think it means simple as in not trying, I feel it is meant to convey uncomplicated less cluttered yet high quality images...(?)"

I think you answered your own observation last autum. Susie's link is very informative by the way !!
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.rvdb
05/27/11 7:52 PM GMT
Came across Symmetry. while surfing some will say a lot like the contest balance but check out the link. Was also done 2009 but the link gives me different ideas.
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The reason why the sun sets 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
.Susiesun
05/28/11 1:42 AM GMT
**

Here you can see over 25,000 MINIMALIST PHOTOS .
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Some people have Gurus, I have my camera. Through the cam lenses I have learnt to deeply perceive life, not only to see, but to look at all expressions of nature, becoming able to read the poetry of the flowers, receiving the embrace of the trees and flying above the clouds without wings! - Susie Sun
::allisontaylor
05/28/11 1:27 PM GMT
"What I mean with minimalism is explained in the links I posted before. Minimalism and simplicity can be a component present to each one, but they are not the same, seems similar but they are not.

"Minimalism is an ideology - a deliberate movement towards less.
Simplicity is a state of mind - the nature of uncomplication.""


I do understand the distinction you are making. Minimalism being a "style" or form of simplistic vision...


I just hoped the voters noted the contest similarity/ or difference(?) when making a choice.
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::Flmngseabass
05/28/11 6:48 PM GMT
My first choice would be "Fragments" and my second would be "The Way I Saw It". A true challenge especially for me who does so much abstract but has had some experience with photography as well:) Let's go!!
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.Mythmaker
05/28/11 9:04 PM GMT
"...not seeing the real thing..." Of course you're not seeing the real thing, nor will you, in any photograph ever. Put aside the physics question of what is the "real" thing or the philosophical quandary of defining "real", let alone, "thing" and simply consider that when you are looking at a scene the image you are seeing in your head is a composite put together by the hardware and software in your brain as your (Stereoscopic) eyes roam over a scene, focusing here and there, blurring out what you are not focused on at any given moment, but you don't even notice how much of the scene is out of focus most of the time, that's not what your camera captures, it's an entirely different process. Secondly, if your camera is set on full auto it's making lots of "manipulations" of the final result, choosing an fstop which affects depth of focus, choosing a white balance, choosing a focus point, adding noise filtering, probably has a deliberately biased colour balance, most manufacturers do. If you are working fully manual, that and more is all true but YOU chose the manipulations before the file was created, that makes them no less impositions on "the real" than something done in the digital darkroom later on. All that logic aside - how could we know that each image was in fact unworked? What about fractalists and digital artists? How does one judge how much "work" they can do on image before it's not "real" any longer? I can't see how that idea is workable here. If we were all in a face to face camera club, all went out on a field trip, all brought our cameras back to the clubrooms and submitted one shot straight out of our cameras, that would be about as close as one could get but it still would not change the fact that every image submitted was NOT 'what was really there'.
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It is not "The powerful attack the weak." it is "The fearful attack what they fear."

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