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Old Mar 31, 2004, 2:17 PM   #11
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lol.....take one off google....

well this is my great great great great grandma.....i didn't know her.....lol

that's kinda cheating huh..
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 3:26 PM   #12
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Would someone care to explain the goal of this challenge? I don't get it.
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 3:59 PM   #13
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Would someone care to explain the goal of this challenge? I don't get it.
By "someone" I assume you mean me...

The goal is ultimately what you decide it should be. For some, it's a pleasant break, something done just for the badly needed fun of it. For me, it's an exercise to heighten our ability to see how a photo can tell a story. The great photos, the ones that endure, some of them now for over a hundred years, are those that can speak about times and places and things and, most of all, about us. Unless someone sees a little piece of himself in our photo, he says, "That's very nice," smiles politely, and moves on. Photography doesn't begin in the camera; it begins in the photographer's mind when he (she, it, whatever...political correctness is downright awkward) asks himself, "Why am I taking this picture?"

I'm having a really hard time expressing this. The challenge involves sharpening our ability to observe, and if it's sharpened, it will help us become better photographers. Maybe someone else has caught my line of thinking here and can help me out.

In the meantime, Carl, if it's a challenge that just doesn't appeal to you, that's fine. I didn't happen to be overly fond of one of the past challenges myself, and I'm the ninny who thought it up! :shock:
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 4:04 PM   #14
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my scanner is broken...
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 4:11 PM   #15
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It certainly wasn't meant to be an attack on your choice of challenge, Barbara and I apologize if it came across that way. I just didn't understand the goal of scanning an old picture. At least now I understand your purpose. Thank you for clarifying it.
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 4:51 PM   #16
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you can take a picture of the picture pavaros.....lol
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 5:01 PM   #17
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good idea Vito!do you know if it actually works?i ve never tried it before
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 5:06 PM   #18
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well it isn't gonna be great quality....but i would guess if you expose it right it could be decent
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 5:37 PM   #19
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I knew that. My problem was with me. I just couldn't seem to get what was in my head out through my fingers and into the keyboard.

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do you know if it actually works?i ve never tried it before
Pavaros, I've done it with slides, photographing what was projected on the screen, but here's a tip I learned from that: you have to be absolutely dead-on center and parallel to a picture you're trying to photograph. Otherwise, the distortion is just plain funny.
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 5:44 PM   #20
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scanner? whats that?
oh, wait, i think i have one!
to bad they didnt have digital then
but just think, in 100 some years, someone will be looking at photos we take now and say "man, that stinks, all they had was color digital, that had to stink" :lol:
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