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  2011-08-21 05:43:31 PM
oddmind:

Congratulations and thank you!
 
  2011-08-21 08:20:45 PM
...how is bookmark formed?

/'ello
 
  2011-08-21 08:30:29 PM

ravnostic: Congrats, oddmind!! The first win is exciting, isn't it? Excellent creativity with the theme.


Thank you, and yes! I'm still giddy!

Getting the solution was really easy, I just thought, "what universally represents 'out of focus'?" and the answer was clear, pardon the pun. The only tough part was finding eyeglasses with a prescription that worked. My own pair rendered the "focus" area upside down and skewed. (farsighted, astigmatic.) If you try this at home, find someone with a prescription for distance only.

Hmm... now what has "never or not recently been alive," and how can I get really close to it?
 
  2011-08-22 04:39:12 AM

ravnostic: Elsinore: American Decency Association: i should have read the rest of the thread 1st

/call the contest "out of your depth" or something instead, cause there's plenty of lovely shots

//rules is rules


Other comments in the thread further explained bokeh, particularly sleeping's comment. I don't see any entries that have broken the rules. Bokeh does not require bright/obvious out of focus disks; the word simply means "blur" in Japanese.


Some helpful links for those who want to read more: Wikipedia's entry on Bokeh (new window)
Ken Rockwell's article on bokeh (new window)

At this point, I'd invite anyone wanting to discuss bokeh/the theme itself to move the discussion to either the Farktography forum on Fark (new window) or the forums on farktography.net (new window) so the thread doesn't get further clogged up with commentary.

+11ty to this.



such a nice little clique here isn't it
 
  2011-08-22 11:00:42 AM

American Decency Association: such a nice little clique here isn't it


Well, as I mentioned elsewhere in that thread, Farktography draws a wide range of photographers, from amateur to pro using anything from cell phone cameras to large format film. We've always been a welcoming group that stays away from disparaging commentary. There are are certainly regulars and others who participate semi-regularly, but Farktography folks have been surprisingly un-cliquish over the years.

As for the bokeh discussion itself, the thread was getting clogged up with the whole debate over what constitutes bokeh and what doesn't. We already allow a lot more cross-talk in Farktography threads than in PS threads, but at some point, it gets to be too much in a thread that's supposed to be almost exclusively photos/entries. Technical discussions really should be held off-thread.

I hope you'll engage more here as well as Farktography.net. The themes are proposed and discussed there, and input is appreciated from everyone.
 
  2011-08-22 05:26:37 PM
I have to admit, when I'm considered part of the 'nice little clique', given some of the forum issues I've been a part of (cause of, what-ev-ar--tomayto, tomahto), I have to snork back my Coke from the nose into which it went when I busted out laughing after taking a drink from my sippy cup.

//learning to play well with others can be/has been/is sometimes a challenge for me. Keeping it out of the contests, however, is not.
 
  2011-08-24 12:33:43 AM
As long as everyone is courteous and nice to one another and try and help rather than whine, all is acceptable. There's no need for spite or righteous anger when others are simply mistaken or even if there's a difference in opinion (which there almost always is when one "serious" artist is up again another "serious" artist). We should all be able to help and offer advice while at the same time having a little bit of friendly competition.

I think most of you are assholes though, so.......

/lonely trombone
 
  2011-08-24 01:15:31 AM

MyStIcMaRa:
I think most of you are assholes though, so.......

/lonely trombone



Oooo trombone.

/had a thing for the trombone player in high school.....
//played trumpet
 
  2011-08-24 01:37:14 AM
I played a 'specialty' type of flute...but I won't go there.

//oh wait--I kinda already did. Oops.

*drum queue: ba-dum-dump! (zing!)*

Thank you! I'll be here all night...
 
  2011-08-24 08:06:04 PM
Bejebus, I hate flickr--theirs are the only images that keep showing up this way for me:

fossilspringsaz.com
 
  2011-08-24 08:17:02 PM
Elsinore please turn voting on here (new window)

thanks
 
  2011-08-24 08:22:55 PM

Curious: Elsinore please turn voting on here (new window)

thanks


Got it
 
  2011-08-24 08:26:04 PM

ravnostic: Bejebus, I hate flickr--theirs are the only images that keep showing up this way for me:


Nasty. There was some of that last week, too. Do we know what causes it? And are all of the Flickr entries showing that way for you, or is it that all of your affected photos happen to be Flickr?

--And thanks for appreciating my flowers and bugs...I don't have great macro equipment, (just a reversing ring, which I didn't use on that one) so It forced me to think. I don't expect a great finish on this one, but getting a couple of smiles is just as good.
 
  2011-08-24 08:39:42 PM
All I know is it happens at home, but not work, for the past two weeks (well I'm guessing not at work; I'll find out shortly when I head in). Very annoying--doesn't affect every one, for me, but the majority--and some don't load at all. Same ones, same way, no mater how many times I ctrl+f5
 
  2011-08-24 08:42:52 PM

ravnostic: it happens


Strange. Haven't seen that one yet (plenty of other issues over time though). Are you using their resized images or resizing your image and linking the 'O'? Just a curiosity...
 
  2011-08-24 09:05:25 PM

ravnostic: All I know is it happens at home, but not work, for the past two weeks (well I'm guessing not at work; I'll find out shortly when I head in). Very annoying--doesn't affect every one, for me, but the majority--and some don't load at all. Same ones, same way, no mater how many times I ctrl+f5


I'm inclined to blame your service provider. Does it help if your clear your cache? I used to have some trouble with photos not loading over on Caturday, but then I switched to comcast, and haven't had problems since. Well, THOSE sort of problems, anyway!
 
  2011-08-25 02:13:41 AM
Figured, oddmind. Sadly, I work for peanuts, so buy my interweb service from a neighbor's wi-fi for $15 a month (price is right, at least.) Doesn't always happen, just these past two weeks.
 
  2011-08-25 11:39:47 PM

Elsinore: [quiet reminder about taking off-topic cross talk to the forum...]


I know, I know. I almost did that right off the bat. I should have.

/hangs head in shame...
 
  2011-08-25 11:55:11 PM

U-Man: Elsinore: [quiet reminder about taking off-topic cross talk to the forum...]

I know, I know. I almost did that right off the bat. I should have.

/hangs head in shame...



As my 6th grade math teacher used to say, 10 lashes with a wet noodle ;)
 
  2011-08-26 12:05:26 AM
Also also wik, it wasn't just you, U-Man. I hadn't refreshed the thread in 10 or 20 minutes when I posted that, so I hadn't actually seen your response before I typed mine.
 
  2011-08-26 10:57:22 AM
So to help a n00b, is it desirable to have comments about a photo be in that thread or should ALL comments be here, whatever the topic?
 
  2011-08-26 02:09:17 PM
If the comments are specifically referencing a photo (things like "Wow, oddmind, what an awesome shot!" or "That lighting is awesome, oddmind, how did you do that?" or "Hey, oddmind, glad to see you participating!") then it can stay in (along with follow-ups like "Thanks!" or "I used natural light with fill-flash from camera left"). If it becomes something more detailed than a single back and forth (e.g. sharing recipes, unnecessary/off-topic (or barely on-topic) side conversations), then we need to consider taking it off-thread. A post saying "message me more about that" or "I'd like to hear more--let's talk in the forum" would work well for that sort of thing. We've gotten kind of lax with this in Farktography, partly because we didn't have a Fark forum until recently, and in general, Farktography threads have always been a bit more conversational. But especially now that we have our very own place on Fark, it would be helpful (and contribute less thread clutter) if we could keep the more involved stuff off-thread. So I guess it comes down to Kudos--yes, Full Conversations--not so much. Does that make sense?
 
  2011-08-26 04:47:26 PM
Yes, Elsinore, that makes perfect sense. Thanks for spelling it out for me.
 
  2011-08-26 07:00:09 PM
No problem :)
 
  2011-08-28 11:24:31 AM
Congrats to kestrana on her "Barren Macro" win this week!
 
  2011-08-28 07:40:58 PM

Elsinore: Congrats to kestrana on her "Barren Macro" win this week!


Gorgeous opaque colors, kestrana! Did you have any trouble with splash damage? U-Man, you've got me out searching for photogenic webs in the wee hours. And to complete the trifecta of liquid-y goodness, ravnostic, I was really pulling for your faucet to overtake my penny. Excellent in every way.
 
  2011-08-29 05:31:22 PM
I was reading the rules for this contest ind it said things couldn't be alive. How does a spider web not be alive?
 
  2011-08-29 06:41:22 PM
By simply being?

life
1. The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.

What scares me is where the hell are the living spider webs and how do we kill them?

*jumps back into teh shadows*
 
  2011-08-30 06:51:32 PM
Yeah, what Vortex Dweller said. A spider web is no more alive than a glass of milk. Both come from living things--but neither are in and of themselves 'alive'. Organic, yes. But the theme didn't say 'nothing organic'.

Thanks, oddmind. I was surprised, and pleased with 3rd, given the shot was taken with the DP lens.
 
  2011-08-31 08:17:31 PM
This time, my excuse for not clicking on voting was that I was fighting with Fark over the file size. Sorry it's the best one I've got. Can I get voting on those two, please? The Maze and the Foggy Road.
 
  2011-08-31 08:24:27 PM

oddmind: This time, my excuse for not clicking on voting was that I was fighting with Fark over the file size. Sorry it's the best one I've got. Can I get voting on those two, please? The Maze and the Foggy Road.


lol sure, no worries :)
 
  2011-08-31 08:25:09 PM
Btw, I really like that foggy HWY 35 shot.
 
  2011-08-31 08:29:35 PM
Thanks! I was actually LOOKING for fog that day, and what do you know--there it was. The Google car had stopped right behind me, and they guy let his dog out to take a whizz. But I didn't make it into GoogleMaps.
 
  2011-08-31 08:36:40 PM
Aww that's a bummer!
 
  2011-09-01 02:29:24 AM
Hey Yugoboy, that pic of the canals is awesome!

Voted for many others as well.

Keep up the great work, guys/gals!
 
  2011-09-01 11:12:07 AM

oddmind: Elsinore: Congrats to kestrana on her "Barren Macro" win this week!

Gorgeous opaque colors, kestrana! Did you have any trouble with splash damage? U-Man, you've got me out searching for photogenic webs in the wee hours. And to complete the trifecta of liquid-y goodness, ravnostic, I was really pulling for your faucet to overtake my penny. Excellent in every way.


The splash was very limited on the milk drops. Pretty much the extent of it's spread is in the photo. But when we were using the same triggers with the fishtank, there was definitely some objects that got us and the cameras moist (particularly the slinky. Hint: don't drop the whole thing in the fishtank, let it string out from your hand...)
 
  2011-09-01 05:07:59 PM

libranoelrose: Hey Yugoboy, that pic of the canals is awesome!

Voted for many others as well.

Keep up the great work, guys/gals!


Thanx! I meant to thank in-contest, but it's been a DAY!

Can I ask a favor of anybody? I don't have a QR code reader, and my administrator says the code I generated for my blog doesn't work. Can I get a confirmation?

Code's here:
http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=8&d=http%3A%2F%2Fmrrogerssota.edubl o gs.org%2F

I need this in a timely fashion, if possible. TIA!


(I don't really want to make this a hyper-link as it's already a bit more information about me than I'd like... but I need this ASAP... students report tomorrow, and I need this done as early as possible tonight)
 
  2011-09-01 05:23:48 PM

Yugoboy:
Can I ask a favor of anybody? I don't have a QR code reader, and my administrator says the code I generated for my blog doesn't work. Can I get a confirmation?


It looks like there are spaces in the URL that are causing problems. You can actually see that in the link you posted, where its saying: .edubl o gs.org
 
  2011-09-01 05:30:38 PM

sleeping: Yugoboy:
Can I ask a favor of anybody? I don't have a QR code reader, and my administrator says the code I generated for my blog doesn't work. Can I get a confirmation?

It looks like there are spaces in the URL that are causing problems. You can actually see that in the link you posted, where its saying: .edubl o gs.org


I see that now... thanx. I'll look into it.
 
  2011-09-04 12:34:31 PM
Congrats to oddmind for the "Pathways" win this week!
 
  2011-09-04 01:40:25 PM

Elsinore: Congrats to oddmind for the "Pathways" win this week!


Thanks. Wow, that was a squeaker. There were many photos that could have been tops, in my mind. Two that really caught my eye were 1) yours, Elsinore--the raked B&W back alley, and 2) Uranus' streaming light through a stand of trees on a dusty path.

Funny how our preferences often don't line up with that of the group! I thought for sure my labyrinth would have placed higher than the fog--it seemed so much more "pathy." Perhaps it was my "effort bias." To get the labyrinth photo, I had to hike two miles in the heat over rough terrain and peek over a scary precipice, whereas for the fog, I just jumped out of the car for a second. :-) Self-editing could probably be a topic for discussion in its own right.
 
  2011-09-04 09:55:47 PM
Thanks, oddmind :) I took that alley shot for the Pathways contest, but I really debated about whether I should enter it for Pathways or B/W. I have other frames I took, but I'm not sure I'd want to enter something so similar in back-to-back weeks. Might have to find another deserted alley!
 
  2011-09-07 08:06:04 PM
U-Man Maisy is as cute as ever!! Nice shot.
 
  2011-09-07 08:21:42 PM

ravnostic: U-Man Maisy is as cute as ever!! Nice shot.


Thanks. It's all goofy due to using a fish-eye lens.

So, are the fork tines drawn on the paper?
 
  2011-09-07 09:13:41 PM
No, the fork was hotglued to glass, turned upside down, lit from below, with the spoon on translucent sheets and lit not-as-brightly from above.
 
  2011-09-08 03:02:23 AM
Aha! I was thinking it was off camera with grazing incidence light passing through the tines and falling just in front of the spoon with another light above the scene to wash out the rest of the shadow. I think your way looks better than my idea would.
 
  2011-09-08 05:38:41 AM

plamadude30k: Aha! I was thinking it was off camera with grazing incidence light passing through the tines and falling just in front of the spoon with another light above the scene to wash out the rest of the shadow. I think your way looks better than my idea would.


I had a couple ideas thrown at me regarding how it was done, but how I did it was the first (and thus last) method I'd though of. I was prepared to dig further if it didn't work, though. Your scenerio was one that was suggested, though.
 
  2011-09-11 11:00:23 AM
Congrats to ravnostic for his "Black and White 3" win this week!
 
  2011-09-14 08:55:13 PM
I need voting enabled for THIS^ OBO for Farktographer.

(I'll be asking at farktography.net, too)
 
  2011-09-14 10:23:59 PM

Yugoboy: I need voting enabled for THIS^ OBO for Farktographer.

(I'll be asking at farktography.net, too)


It's fixx0red
 
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