*ENTRY* Thread DSS #64 (Nine)

sherstonesherstone ½ hereVancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
edited November 30, 2010 in The Dgrin Challenges
Dgrin Sharp Shooters Challenge #64

Welcome to Round #64 of the Dgrin Sharp Shooters Challenges. This challenge is open to any Dgrin member.
It will run from Monday, November 15, 7:00pm PST time (GMT -8) on through Monday, November 29, 7:00pm PST time (GMT -8)

The topic ready for your interpretation: Nine AKA "9"
You could also call this a Polyptych or Nonaptych.

The guidelines in this theme are a bit more complicated than a normal round. The idea behind nine is to shoot 9 images that either tell a story or have some sort of connection to each other. This can be a series of time intervals like the sun rising, the things you experienced in your day, nine of the coolest gargoyles in your city, the nine loneliest looking tires you find in the ditch, the adventures of your kids banana split as it is devoured leaving an empty dish, the demise of flowers over a two week period... You get the idea, the possibilities are endless.

Here is the complicated part. Each photo must be resized or cropped to exactly 424 pixels wide by 317 pixels tall
you can then use this template to construct your final image. The final size is 1280x959 pixels leaving a two pixel black border and separator between each of the images. You can construct your own template if you wish but the 2 pixel black border needs to be strictly followed. If you remember challenge #52 (Digital Alphabet Soup) it was similar and we found a cool free windows software package to create this type of image very easily, see here for more info.

Important - A link to a gallery with EXIF information for each of your nine photos or EXIF links in your caption must be posted. If your entry does not have the proper EXIF info available for each of the nine images it will be disqualified. Some help here

Remember that this is the last round before Mega Challenge #10 so go out and have some fun!

There are no editing restrictions other than what has been outlined above, in this round

Your Judge:
1 round 72 Hour Public Vote.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your entry is to be submitted directly into a SmugMug gallery. It's pretty simple, just go to the gallery link below, and follow the upload instructions at the top of the page: Remember, the basics stay the same: 1 entry per person, and the photo must be fresh, taken during this contest period. Do not use a minimal save method (such as "save for web"), and your main EXIF will be embedded in your image, no worries!

To avoid disqualification, read, in full, the Dgrin Sharp Shooters Challenge Rules, there have been some very recent modifications
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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2010
    Nine?
    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
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  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2010
    ghinson wrote: »
    Nine?

    Not clear enough? headscratch.gif
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2010
    Way Cool!!!! This is going to be great fun! clap.gifwings.gifivarthumb.gif
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2010
    thumb.gif Chief.
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  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited November 15, 2010
    ghinson wrote: »
    Nine?


    It's like the one before Ten! rolleyes1.gif
    tom wise
  • rteest42rteest42 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 540 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Number Nine, Number Nine... Hmmm...
    How many people are coming for Turkey??? This is a cool theme!!
  • darkdragondarkdragon A Sad Panda Registered Users Posts: 1,051 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Looks like fun. I haven't entered in so long!

    thumb.gif
    ~ Lisa
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Example and Size update
    I put together a quick and dirty sample of a very unimaginative version of 9
    click on the image to see the full size 1280x959 version

    1094154780_9pGNj-M.jpg

    This was put together using PhotoScape - Settings for Combine mode are: Checker, Maintain the original size, Outer Margin = 2, Intervals of photos = 2, round 0, Margin Color = Black, Columns = 3

    Note: I fixed the size of the image requirements so you get a final image of 1280x959
    Each photo needs to be 424x317, see the first post for the change as well. :D
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Scratch 1 idea. eek7.gif
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USARegistered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Can you shoot and use the template in portrait mode? Or does it have to be as is in landscape?


    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
    'I was older then, I'm younger than that now' ....
    My Blog | Q+ | Moderator, Lightroom Forums | My Amateur Smugmug Stuff | My Blurb book Rust and Whimsy. More Rust , FaceBook .
  • sweetharmonysweetharmony Major grins Registered Users Posts: 405 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    This is a super nifty idea! My head is already whirling with possibilities....
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,322 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Wow! What a creative idea for a challenge! clap.gifclapclap.gif

    Now I gotta get those gears in motion. eek7.gif
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    This is COOL :D
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Can it be one photo processed nine different ways? (like I would know how to do that)
    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Or one scene in a mosaic or pseudo-mosaic? (Don't really have an idea, just thinking out loud.)
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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Oh man!
    The second I read this an idea hit me in the face and knocked me off my bed!
    I'm so excited:)
    Liz A.
    _________
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    DonRicklin wrote: »
    Can you shoot and use the template in portrait mode? Or does it have to be as is in landscape?


    Don

    Let's make this easy on everyone. Stick to the requirements and only use the landscape template. deal.gif
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    kdotaylor wrote: »
    Can it be one photo processed nine different ways? (like I would know how to do that)
    ghinson wrote: »
    Or one scene in a mosaic or pseudo-mosaic? (Don't really have an idea, just thinking out loud.)


    Yes and Yes, as long as you stick to the template your fine.
  • rteest42rteest42 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 540 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    rolleyes1.gif
    sherstone wrote: »
    Let's make this easy on everyone. Stick to the requirements and only use the landscape template. deal.gif
    Blows the first idea out of the water...
  • BSGreenBSGreen Always Grinning Registered Users Posts: 27 Big grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Wonderful challenge before the Mega! thumb.gif
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USARegistered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    rteest42 wrote: »
    rolleyes1.gif
    Blows the first idea out of the water...
    Good thing I asked! ;thumb :D


    Don
    Don Ricklin - Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, was Pentax K7
    'I was older then, I'm younger than that now' ....
    My Blog | Q+ | Moderator, Lightroom Forums | My Amateur Smugmug Stuff | My Blurb book Rust and Whimsy. More Rust , FaceBook .
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    1093299991_Bd5me-S.jpg
    Move over, Andy Warhol........
    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • rteest42rteest42 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 540 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    DonRicklin wrote: »
    Good thing I asked! ;thumb :D


    Don
    Maybe if no one HAD asked, I coulda done it!!!!rolleyes1.gifroflrolleyes1.gif
  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,240 Major grins
    edited November 16, 2010
    Can I just say that your 'quick and dirty' example is better than anything I could ever pull off? Ok thanks. :D
    Webpage

    Spread the love! Go comment on something!
  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Hobbyist Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2010
    posts and doesn't look back...

    Sure, I can pull that off... riiiiiiiight.
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2010
    Well... I thank you for saying so. But my intention was not to intimidate but try and inspire; this is why I chose a simple easy subject just to give everyone an idea of the type of image that we are hoping to get.

    A comment about portrait requests.... Just imagine you have been asked to photograph a series of images to fit into a window frame. The window already exists and you are not able to change the orientation of it. You have total creative control on what you decide to fill the frame with but you still need to make sure it looks good in that format.

    Make sense?
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2010
    posts and doesn't look back...
    thumb.gif
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2010
    EXIF problem ?
    Hi Sean,

    For some reason, my entry to the contest, only has the date modified, not the date taken

    http://challenges.smugmug.com/Other/DSS-64-Nine/14676359_FvfAp#1094440892_656br

    - I suppose that this is because I used your template for the frames.

    However, all the images I used and gave the link to them, have the correct exifs.

    Is this OK, or should I do something to correct this?

    Thank you,
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 2,356 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2010
    photo-bug wrote: »

    Is this OK, or should I do something to correct this?

    Thank you,

    What you have done is perfectly acceptable. Thanks for asking thumb.gif
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited November 17, 2010
    sherstone wrote: »
    What you have done is perfectly acceptable. Thanks for asking thumb.gif

    Thank you very much Sean :D
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
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