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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:38 PM
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Poll question: The theme for next month's contest is sex
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 05:38 PM by RagingInMiami

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:42 PM
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1. Is that permissible?
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:00 PM
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2. I wasn't thinking pornographic images
But anything else that would fall under the theme.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:29 PM
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3. That might be kind of a challenge...
...but I'm game if everyone else is.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:19 PM
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4. Sex meaning Gender, right?
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:04 PM
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5. I was thinking very broadly
It could be two insects mating, a group of teenage boys trying to get the attention of a teenage girl, a woman applying lip stick at a stop light.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:15 PM
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6. Hell no!
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 09:15 PM by intheflow
My mind is too dirty! I couldn't capture a G-Rated sex photo no matter how hard I tried! :evilgrin:

Besides, I think it's too subjective a subject. I'd hate to think a photo of a lipstick girl would win just because the girl is pretty, not based on composition, skill or originality. That would really piss off my inner feminist, plus open the Photography Group up to the gender flame wars we see so often.

Of course, Dear Raging, I know you are pure of heart and camera. I trust you to be working from the artist's perspective. I'm just saying... possible pin-ups in the photo contest? It's just asking for trouble, imo.
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usedtobesick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:18 PM
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7. Hell Yes!
sorry just had to balance out a Hell no
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:21 PM
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8. You realize this means war.

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usedtobesick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:55 PM
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10. sorry for the thread -jack....
don't make me reach across the couch... see just bringing up the subject gets her in trouble. Let alone take the pictures.

:spank:
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 09:32 AM
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14. You got a gay guy in here.
So that might soften the blow (so to speak) of the potential mysoginy accusations.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 02:21 AM
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27. There's another concern...
Photos of a woman putting on lipstick, teenage boys trying to get a girl's attention, etc., would need releases from everyone in the picture. Candids of people you happened to notice just wouldn't cut it.

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:32 PM
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9. I guess I could take a picture of
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 09:33 PM by Blue_In_AK
The Great Alaska Bush Company. Guess what that is.......

Yes, it is what your dirty minds are all thinking...a strip club with a uniquely Alaskan name.

There's also an establishment in Fairbanks called "Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn," but that's a little too far to go for a photo.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:58 PM
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11. They have a couple of those in Phoenix
Great beer specials.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:41 PM
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12. Could I just....
Could I just post a screen capture from Grand Theft Auto?
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:46 PM
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13. Here is my non-pornographic entry.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 09:36 AM
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15. This could be trouble for posting permanent off-site photos
If model releases aren't signed, then some of us, and especially the winner, would be up into legal troubles if our subjects found out about it. I have lots of people shots, but no model releases.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:10 AM
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16. keep in mind there are many ways to denote sex
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 10:13 AM by superconnected
it doesn't have to be naked people. Shapes of architecture are some times sexual. Some sculptures are phallic or naked. A cu of a cherry, an apple, panties lying on a beach, two feet sticking out from under a blanket, a contour of someone with a sheet over them, a cu of a mouth with deep red lipstick. That's what I've come up with in about 10 seconds...
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:08 AM
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18. Yes, this is what I was thinking
People coming up with their own definition of sex through a photographer's eyes. What I will do during the next few days is come up with a list of possible themes for next month's contest and have everybody vote for the theme they want.

I will include "sex" but I will also include several other themes as well.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 02:15 AM
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26. Well, since you just mentioned sculptures...
...I hereby claim "dibs" on this sculpture from our Everett Station shoot (which I thought of immedately after first reading the topic of this thread).





I'm not saying that I'm actually going to use either of these photos...but I wanted to claim them first! :evilgrin:

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:28 AM
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17. Now that I think more on it, Raging...
I should recuse myself from this poll altogether. I'll be gone camping the last three weeks of August. I won't be here to participate, so, you know... whatever you want, Dude. :)
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:11 AM
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19. I'm going to compile a list of possible themes and have the group
vote on them sometime during the next week.

You shouldn't recuse yourself because no matter what the theme ends up being, you can still submit a photo even if you will be camping throughout august.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 12:43 PM
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20. I like it!
Baltimore's own little "Red Light District" (aka The Block) would be a fantastic place to get photos for this theme.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:13 PM
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21. We don't have hookers in Anchorage.
Edited on Fri Jul-29-05 01:13 PM by Blue_In_AK
:rofl: :sarcasm:
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:31 PM
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22. HA!
:rofl:

Luckily, The Block isn't just hookers (though there are plenty of those) but also all the strip clubs, adult movie stores, $.25 booths, etc. It's kinda cool. I think I could get a good picture there.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 03:40 PM
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23. Our Fourth Avenue downtown used to be a lot like that
back in the Pipeline boom days in the late '70s, but since then our city fathers have "cleaned up" the area so that it's more tourist friendly. Back then there used to be a bar down there called "The Wild Cherry" that had their almost nude dancers performing right in the window every night and the hookers were EVERYWHERE. That's when the pipeline workers used to come in from their two weeks out on the job with their pockets full of thousands of dollars of cash and nothing better to do than spend it on whiskey and wild women. I kind of miss those "wild west" days. Now the "business" has gone a bit more underground.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 03:49 PM
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24. I think ours is a permanent fixture.
It is only a block away from the BCP headquarters. And the cops will pick up the hookers, and raid the clubs where they think prostitution is going on, but there is no movement to get rid of the area.
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lakemonster11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 04:44 PM
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25. I've already got my picture picked out.
:)
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 01:26 PM
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28. Actually, I like the challenge
... the idea of balance taste with, well, whatever. :)

I have no idea what to shoot. That's pretty exciting. :thumbsup:
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 12:26 AM
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29. I Think It's a Great Challenge
Edited on Sun Jul-31-05 12:28 AM by Crisco
To find and shoot something that's sexual expression without crossing any lines that would get the contest thread deleted from the lounge.

And if you read my thread, "DU Photographers, I Need a Hand," that's something that fits right in. Sort of.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 12:29 AM
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30. I'm All for It
Don't know if I'll have anything to enter, but I think it's a great idea.
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