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9_Destiny
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Posted: 2013-02-01 11:57
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Topic of this month's theme is quite simple. You need to take a shot which presents at least 2 people. Not big deal. It could be a shot of a happy couple, your family, friends, group of people etc. I hope to see your creativity and I wish you luck with capturing the 'right' moment.

Here are a few examples, captured by some of you:

Taken by jorji



Taken by Felimenta97



Taken by davidsic



Taken by etaab



Taken by Sean72



Taken by NOZ



Taken by plankgatan



Taken by tammse



Taken by cu015170



RULES

1: Pictures must be taken with a mobile phone by that member.
2: Only 1 photo with allowance for only 1 change.
3: No archive photos and photos must be taken in February 2013.
4: Post full size photo here http://www.esato.com/phonephotos/ and post a link to that photo
5: Picture post processing not allowed

Happy Hunting!
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Bonovox
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Posted: 2013-02-01 13:05
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Great theme and you used one of my pics from the concert I went to
Phone?? What phone??
alenn
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Posted: 2013-02-01 13:06
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Nice theme!
tranced
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Posted: 2013-02-01 13:15
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Congrats, 9!

This theme should be easier than any others. It is up to us how we decide to capture them.

Put this url in your signature to promote it: [url=http://j.mp/Xc86k9]People[/url]

Let's start!
I jay0726 | (+3, 0) | Clara, Evita, Mimmi & Victoria | My Pics | Do your job!
xiaoness
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Posted: 2013-02-01 13:53
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Cool theme! Though choosing which photo to vote at the end of the month will be hard, I bet.
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Ricky D
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Posted: 2013-02-01 14:20
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If I get a good day to go out I should be able to get a nice shot for this.

Nice theme.
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mlife
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Posted: 2013-02-01 14:23
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On 2013-02-01 11:57:34, 9_Destiny wrote:
Sorry mlife but I don’t agree with your point of view. Numbers of that bus are visible, especially when you click into the picture. I guess that people who voted on my pic had no problems with recognizing at least one of that figures. In other words I think (and not only me) that my picture meets the requirements of the competition.

When I saw theme opened by hihihans I knew that my concept will be based on LED numbers situated on the back of the buses. It wasn’t easy to capture such shot but I had a hope that it could be something far different from other entries. I’m always trying to put something called by you as 'artistic' in my pictures and I don’t want to change it.

I also guess that you are frustrated cos if not that bus your wine story would be the first and that is the main reason why you’ve put that post.



No apology necessary as everyone is entitled to their opinion/point of view. I however feel it is no different than being invited to a bike race and bring a motorcycle.... arguing that it is indeed a bike, just one with a motor.

Again, show that picture to ten strangers and ask what the theme of the photo contest was... ... A good image, YES/no doubt!!.... a good representation of the theme, not by a long shot.
mlife
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Posted: 2013-02-01 14:33
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On 2013-02-01 11:57:34, 9_Destiny wrote:
Topic of this month's theme is quite simple. You need to take a shot which presents at least 2 people. Not big deal. It could be a shot of a happy couple, your family, friends, group of people etc. I hope to see your creativity and I wish you luck with capturing the 'right' moment.



"represents at least 2 people"

So, I can submit a picture of a car???? takes more than one person to build a car...
I can shoot a picture of clouds... I'm sure at least two people have looked at the clouds....
Sushi??... I'm not the only one that has ever eaten sushi...... am I?
A hand grenade.... someone throws it and I'm sure not at themselves...

how far off course should I go here to make my point and at what point do you have the right to tell me my "artistic" vision is WRONG.. If I take a picture (of ANYTHING) and someone looks at it, doesn't that image now "represent" two people, the artist and the audience.....?? hence the reason picking a theme should simply be done away with all-together or should be more strictly adhered to.
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hihihans
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Posted: 2013-02-01 16:03
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Please mlife, cool down.
you made your point and to a certain level I agree with you. However, the themes here at esato have always been a guide, not a rule. It's also up to the theme maker to let us know how tight the rules are. I wanted a number visible somewhere in the photo. I remember "fire" where a reflection was banned. The actual flames needed to be in the pic. I can also think that theme "red" wants a red subject, not the background.

for now it's"people". To many options to not participate.
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Posted: 2013-02-01 16:38
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@mlife: the photos posted in the last competition have one thing in common: numbers.

All those pictures have other subjects, but just a particular one. Once we're told what's the theme is about, we have to get our minds to use their creativity. In this month's, we know what should appear in the photo.
I jay0726 | (+3, 0) | Clara, Evita, Mimmi & Victoria | My Pics | Do your job!
Ricky D
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Posted: 2013-02-01 16:44
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I understand you mlife, but I think the rule that s strictly adhered to is that the host makes the rules. Take your chance if you have a great pic that 'kind of fits', there's no harm in being told by the host 'sorry it doesn't fit the theme'.

And to be fair most months the hos is quite clear whether they want the theme to be loosely interpreted or not.

I think part of the competition is the imagination you can put to the particular theme, by removing the freedom you have a lesser competition.
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Felimenta97
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Posted: 2013-02-01 17:03
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My photo was the second one to be mentioned o.o

Happy about it. Anyway, let's see if I can get something. Maybe at the school corridor, with people going to classes. Dunno.
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Posted: 2013-02-01 18:45
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nice theme!
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bhavitsoft
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Posted: 2013-02-01 21:47
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Congrats 9_Destiny for your win
A very nice theme this month. Lets wait for the creativity n the 'right' moment to click People
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etaab
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Posted: 2013-02-01 22:23
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@ mlife - I know it seems a little unfair and annoying but thats just the competition. Winners are decided on peoples opinions which they translate through their votes. Whether the winning photo actually qualifies in your opinion or mine is irrelevant. Some people will see the pictures dont qualify and others will think they do - so they vote for them.

This is after all the internet - the home of crazy people with crazy opinions.

I voted for the winning picture for one main reason. I actually preferred your picture but i voted for the winning image simply because it was less, umm.. artificial than yours. You set up the scene which if you read back in last months competition earlier in the thread i was moaning about. But yours was the best of the set up scenes.

9_Destiny simply took my vote at the last minute from yours because he obviously waited for the bus to come along and capture the moment. I just prefer those kind of shots. I believe these competitions should be won by the person who was the lucky one to capture something on the fly or was in the right place at the right time and snapped it rather than just manufacturing the scene. But i never get my way. Look at my entry from last month..


Original

Those bins with the numbers on were lined up like that at a family members house, i noticed them and thought wouldnt it be good for the competition. I saw them and took them. Overall i wasnt happy with the picture, its a little dull and boring but hoped people might see the more abstract artisitic attempt. I did have this other entry:


Original

But decided not to use it because it was a scene i set up - therefore against my own rules, even though i thought it was the better picture.


So, either way theres not much we can do but keep playing every month. Even if i dont win, or even get any votes i like to enter even if i disagree with the winner. Which i have on many occasions.

I do agree sometimes its hard to say some entries qualify, but unless there are stricter guidelines in the months rules the poster describes then people can enter more vague entries. I understand all your points about if you showed someone the pictures and asked them the theme they couldnt guess from the winning picture, but i think its just that other elements dilute the part of the image which is relevant to the theme.

I hope it doesnt put you off entering.
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