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5 hours ago, lynxster4 said:

Hope I can use the coffee cup.  If not, let me know.  :)

 

I hate to be a stickler, but the rules for this topic require it be transparent glass:

 

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For the OotF #9, the Drinking Glass can be of any type (just be sure it's made of transparent glass, and used for drinking)

 

A transparent coffee cup would be fine. I don't think it needs to be absolutely transparent -- somewhat translucent is okay -- but I think the liquid should be visible through the glass.

 

EDIT: I see that the specific requirements aren't listed on the topic thread. It would probably be better if they were, since it's possible not everyone checks the discussion thread. It may be unsportsmanlike to exclude entries that seem to qualify based on the topic description. I'm not sure what's the best thing to do.

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1 hour ago, MJW said:

I see that the specific requirements aren't listed on the topic thread. It would probably be better if they were, since it's possible not everyone checks the discussion thread.

Sorry. That was an oversight on my part.

For the better part of a month, I've been occupied with a lot of unexpected and stressful things. When it rains, it pours. C'est la vie. :/

Hopefully by the time the next OotF starts, I'll be able to give it some proper attention.

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Believe me, toe_head2001, you efforts as host of OOTF are greatly appreciated. I didn't intend my comment as criticism, just as a suggestion.

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In case it's not clear, my entry is my favorite summertime beverage, iced tea. I'm not sure the condensation on the glass "reads" as well as I might hope, especially in the somewhat reduced size from the original. I doubt have have more time to work on it, though.

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For any wisenheimers among us:

 

When it comes to Math, two halves make a whole.

This is not the case with fruit.

Do not post an image of two half-slices, and claim that two half-slices make a whole apple.

 

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34 minutes ago, LionsDragon said:

is there any particular variety of red apple we should stick to?

No, any variety (cultivar) will do.

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Sorry for the delay with the Apple poll; I was busy and it totally slipped my mind.

 

Please keep your entries within the 600x600 size limits. I was able to crop one of the entries without having to disqualify it. I will never resize images though (due to the loss of fidelity).

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For OotF #12, we're doing 'Non-opaque Perfume Bottle'. This doesn't necessarily mean transparent; it could be colored plastic/glass for example.

 

Please don't forget to crop/resize your entry to fit within the 600x600 size limited. In the last two competitions, we had some that were 800x600. I was feeling generous, so I cropped them in order to save them from disqualification. :P

 

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In the past few OotF competitions, a few people have used object reflections. Therefore, I think we should address these reflections in the competition rules.

 

I am in favor of allowing them, but I want to hear what other people think before making a decision.

 

My rationale for allowing them:

A object reflection is much like an object shadow: Light's reaction to an object on an adjacent surface.

 

Thoughts? Agree or Disagree?

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12 minutes ago, toe_head2001 said:

A object reflection is much like an object shadow: Light's reaction to an object on an adjacent surface.

 

Agree with This ^

 

I don't see a problem if the reflection stays inside the size parameters.  

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I think reflections are okay. They serve a similar function to shadows of adding an extra touch of solidity to the object, and they're a manifestation of the object, itself, not a separate object.

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48 minutes ago, toe_head2001 said:

My rationale for allowing them:

A object reflection is much like an object shadow: Light's reaction to an object on an adjacent surface.

 

I agree! 

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1. Your entry must not have a background/backdrop/scene; just the object on a transparent canvas. Shadows are fine.

 

You may have to disqualify my first entry if I can't find the file ... my fault for not reading the rules properly.  I never saw the transparent canvas part, so put a white background behind

 

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34 minutes ago, welshblue said:

I never saw the transparent canvas part, so put a white background behind

 

I'm not too concern about a white background, considering it will be displayed as white here on the forum anyways.

Therefore I will let it slide this time. But now that you know the rules, thank you for following them henceforth.

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Purely an observation but the software re-sizing of images in the poll, really spoils the effect that gone into making an image.

If things are going to be re-sized then maybe smaller dimensions for entries so that it's a level playing field ?

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7 minutes ago, welshblue said:

Purely an observation but the software re-sizing of images in the poll, really spoils the effect that gone into making an image.

If things are going to be re-sized then maybe smaller dimensions for entries so that it's a level playing field ?

 

They're just being displayed at a smaller size, so this could be remedied with a CSS edit. @Ego Eram Reputo, can you consider making the change?

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I think @welshblue's entry was 'distorted' (smaller) as his initial entry was 800 x 600.  If it had been 600 x 600 I think the software would have been displayed differently.

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1 hour ago, Pixey said:

800 x 600

 

It is as well :|

 

I know what's happened ... when I made the edit I didn't re-size it because I was getting my head pecked about being on here, and the initial image was 600 x 600.

My fault. My bad.  In the interests of rules I think you should be strict ... 

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2 minutes ago, welshblue said:

In the interests of rules I think you should be strict ... 

Oh, I am. :devlish:

But I am also generous; I cropped your image for the poll.

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