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Grumpy Old Guy

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8. I agree, we're doing these contests for fun, bragging rights and ego boosts.
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 07:07 PM
Aug 2023

I don't think we should take them too seriously. I like the fact that folks with little photographic experience often enter just for the fun of it. So what if a pic doesn't quite fit the theme, or has a little too much saturation? It's not rocket science, and we're not handing out cash prizes. It's just a way for our fellow DUers to enjoy some distraction for a few minutes every month. Heck, we usually can't even get thirty entries, and have to open it for second entries. Why would we turn anyone away?

However, it is amazing how emotionally invested I get when one of my photos is in the running for first place. Likewise, I get dejected when of my pics gets creamed in the competition.

My own personal feelings, I'd like to see more participation from new folks, and less worry about restrictions that may discourage them from entering.

JMHO! Let's try it for a month and see how it goes.

Grumpy

****Poll Closed*** [View all] AndyS Aug 2023 OP
I'm not sure of the wording. I think send in whatever picture you want. LakeArenal Aug 2023 #1
My camera kicks out 24MB jpegs on average. usonian Aug 2023 #2
After I adjust to 1200x900 I adjust the file size to below 1mg. When I post alfredo Aug 2023 #30
Kick! Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #3
I'm going to vote for a suspension of the sizing rule for the Summer contest, but... Mousetoescamper Aug 2023 #4
Not an unfair advantage at all! Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #5
You're right Mousetoescamper Aug 2023 #7
I agree, we're doing these contests for fun, bragging rights and ego boosts. Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #8
I'll cop to the ego boosts, but where are my bragging rights? Mousetoescamper Aug 2023 #11
I post sure winners all the time edhopper Aug 2023 #12
That's true Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #14
If I ever win edhopper Aug 2023 #18
Let's do photoshopped dogs!! LOL!! consider_this Aug 2023 #19
As long as edhopper Aug 2023 #20
Agreed!!! consider_this Aug 2023 #23
Definitely have to do dogs! Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #25
Here is an example of a photo that was probably too wide. Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #6
That same photo might take first in a contest held today Mousetoescamper Aug 2023 #10
I went back and double checked. Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #9
Keep the size restrictions edhopper Aug 2023 #13
However... Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #15
Hmmm? edhopper Aug 2023 #17
Browser on computer... consider_this Aug 2023 #21
I think there is a basic misunderstanding about image size, monitor size and what we see. AndyS Aug 2023 #16
Excellent post edhopper Aug 2023 #28
A possible suggestion... consider_this Aug 2023 #22
Since the width of the photos posted won't change that much, edhopper Aug 2023 #24
Perfect examples! Nt Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #26
Thanks for putting the poll together Andy. Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2023 #27
Post card size, EarthboneArt Aug 2023 #29
Too late to get in on the poll. Talitha Aug 2023 #31
Thanks for your comments. Grumpy Old Guy Sep 2023 #32
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