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Contest #16: "Breaking the Rules"

Submitted by Piner 10/14/05 5:42 AM GMT

Are you familiar with the generally accepted "rules" of photography like the rule of thirds? Well we want you to forget about all that! Instead, we want good photos which break as many of these photography "rules" as possible. The more rules broken simultaneously, the better! In your entry, be sure to include some detailed analysis of the rule breaking that you're doing.

All images still have to abide by the CoC as well as the following contest-specific "laws" (so we don't get them mixed up with the "rules" that you're supposed to be breaking). More below...

Rules Not to Break

  • No Photo Manipulations or Modifications (excludes resizing for uploading)
  • No Computer Generated Images
  • No Snap-shots
  • No Public Domain or Stock Images
  • No Teams
  • Maximum of Two Entries Per Member
  • Submit Only New Images (have not been on caedes.net before)
  • You Must Describe the Photography Rule(s) You Have Broken in the Image Description. (otherwise, the image will be disqualified)
  • Contest entries should be uploaded to the "Contests->Current Contest" gallery

Here are some examples of breaking the rules.

We will start accepting images on Sunday, October 16th at 12:01 am EST. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 30th at 11:59 PM EST.

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mythica
10/14/05 6:45 AM GMT
I'm excited! Can't wait until I get snapping!!! [ I'm good at breaking all the rules ....]
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The way to know life is to love many things. .:Van Gogh:. This weeks gallery image.
DMINATOR
10/14/05 9:55 AM GMT
Great one, though I am not familiar with most of these rules :)
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ron_pistner
10/14/05 11:09 AM GMT
The photo can be anything? I dont understand.. We can shoot what ever we want, as long as it doesnt break the rules?...
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"If your guitar is out of tune, sing out of tune with it" -Kurt Cobain-
::CanoeGuru
10/14/05 11:53 AM GMT
The goal of the contest is that you must break the "rules" of good photography while producing a pleasing image. The rules you should try to break are listed in the link provided. The rules listed above, not in the link, are rules you cannot break.
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PuMa
10/14/05 12:05 AM GMT
Nice contest, original. Wondering how the photo's will look like.
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Just be.
nigel_inglis
10/14/05 12:15 AM GMT
Ok, I'll start thinking of some rules to break. Hehehe...
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It's never too late to be early. - Alexisonfire Check this out!
mushy
10/14/05 3:35 PM GMT
Great idea for a contest. The results should be very interesting.
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ajmitchell
10/14/05 3:54 PM GMT
I am prob impatient but I don't see the submission area under contest today (friday)?Anyway I going to try to break the rule

"always take the picture with the lens cap off"

and see what comes out ;)
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=Piner
10/14/05 4:03 PM GMT
We will start accepting images on Sunday, October 16th at 12:01 am EST. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, October 30th at the stroke of midnight.
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
mesmerized
10/14/05 8:09 PM GMT
Oh boy, when I think of all the stuff I have uploaded here with absolutely no regard for rules, lol...this brings me to a question...I understand that previous uploads to the site are not eligible, but must the contest entry be a current shot or may we draw upon possible photos that we have on hand but never dared upload before due to 'broken rules'?...also, I notice in the link examples that the photographer not only states the rule broken but also why he chose to do so and what made it a good photo as a result of that choice...when we state what rule we broke, should we also state why and why we think it's still a good photo or leave that part to the viewers and judges?...well, this will be fun and more of a challenge than it sounds...thanks Tom...looking forward to what 'rebellious' entries show up.:Pat.
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If you want a place in the sun, prepare to put up with a few blisters.
Jeffo
10/14/05 10:22 PM GMT
Ok you said no photoshoping except for size... does this count for desaturating as well? as long as it is only desaturating
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I want something good to die for To make it beautiful to live. D70s w/18-70, 70-300
=Piner
10/14/05 11:43 PM GMT
Mesmerized- As long as it is a photo you have captured and you haven't uploaded it before, you can submit it. Just state what rule(s) were broken in the image.

Jeffo- No modifying the images.... that means no desaturating. No changing the images at all except to size it for upload.
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
::Radjehuty
10/15/05 3:08 AM GMT
lol this contest is funny...all I would need is a disposable kodak and take a picture of a cat or something in bad lighting then scan it, scan the scan, and scan the scanned scan! lol I could win this....if I entered lol
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"The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it." -Chinese Proverb
+Samatar
10/15/05 3:21 AM GMT
One of the rules that you may not break is "No snap shots" so your entry wouldn't qualify. Plus the idea is that you break the rule but still have a brilliant photograph. I don't think the concept is that difficult to grasp.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Visit the new improved rescope.com.au
::philcUK
10/15/05 10:38 AM GMT
are creative 'on-lens' filters like circ polarisers, ND grad & colour grad filters allowed?
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
*caedes
10/15/05 10:48 AM GMT
"Manipulation" usually referrs to changes made after you've retrieved the photo from the camera. Any pre-process photography techniques aren't considered photo-manipulations (more like "light manipulations").
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-caedes
=Piner
10/16/05 12:08 AM GMT
One minute after midnight tonight Eastern Standard Time (East coast of the U.S.), the contest will be opened for submissions.
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
::stuffnstuff
10/16/05 1:11 AM GMT
Shamless plug (taught to me by Phil); my image "Endeavor" breaks (if nothing else) a general standard. You ever read those articles in those photography magazines where mortals send in their work and gods say that this and that could be better? A surprising amount tend to tell you to not center your object, but rather to put it towards the border; they want you to "give it some space". This is generally for the purpose of providing the illusion that your subject, often stationary, is moving, and seeing as how moving is moving towards something and that moving towards something can be construed as having goals, it is supposed to make your pictures more inspirational (gee). Well, I popped an old reached-the-end-of-my-rope on this one. As for the rest of the contest, maybe I would be better prepared for breaking the rules if I knew 'em a bit more. *shrugs*
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-When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut-
=Piner
10/16/05 4:01 AM GMT
The contest is now officially open for submissions. Upload the images to the "Contests->Current Contest" gallery. Please remember to put the photography rule(s) you have broken in the image description, or it will be disqualified and placed in the regular galleries.
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
Prowler_75
10/16/05 7:25 PM GMT
excellent concept for the competition should provide some very interesting images.. Good luck to all who enter..
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Heres to alcohol, the cause of and solution to all of lifes problems
+camerahound
10/16/05 11:53 PM GMT
Of course, as always I remain available for consultation. No personal checks, please. This should be a good one, ex mea sententia humilia.
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Thinking: that annoying addiction between naps.
proxima_centauri
10/17/05 3:48 AM GMT
How much manipulation is allowed on these photographs? like is color correcting allowed but editing stuff out not? how far can you go?
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::CaptainHero
10/17/05 10:07 AM GMT
Personally I wouldn't have said that removing noise, for example, or correcting colours wasn't manipulation any more than cropping a picture. However, they seem to have been pretty much been ruled out above. For safety's sake, I would say don't do anything to your photos, Captain Oats. As a horse, you may be allowed some special dispensation of course...

The irony is that practically any photo I take probably breaks rules, but I need to work out which ones.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
::monkeypuzzle
10/17/05 12:57 AM GMT
10 points fot persistence Tracy....one of these days it might just work..alas not from me tho
:p not really sure what to do yet.....tis the most challenging to me so far methinks :~)
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Beware the anti-cinnamon stare!!!
::xyccoc
10/17/05 1:31 PM GMT
i shall make an attempt in this contest as well.. just got a new camera, so i have a means to try.. tho somehow i feel like im a baitfish in a pool with pirahnas lol..

Dj
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And everytime I feel that my lifes a waste.. I just cant rid myself of your bitter taste.. - Me (Option21)
::philcUK
10/17/05 2:58 PM GMT
its more like shooting fish in a barrel DJ :-)
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
pom1
10/17/05 4:49 PM GMT
Does manipulation include: in camera, there are colour options, like contrast and saturation and sharpness. when the raw file is uploaded to the computer, it can be adjusted using the same settings as can be used on the camera, using the same process, in the Raw file software.

or will i have to go and take some new ones with all the settings adjusted in the camera already. ;D
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Please feel welcome to view my Gallery Here
proxima_centauri
10/17/05 7:26 PM GMT
i dont' think changing the way the camera takes the picture should be considered manipulation. only certain things you do to it on certain programs. i don't even understand half the rules in the photography rules list. haha. well i'll just break a few and see what comes out. personally i bet most of these entries are gonna suck. but thats how you get some really unique shots.
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::philcUK
10/17/05 9:51 PM GMT
I already asked about RAW alts - none allowed im afraid....
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
=Piner
10/18/05 2:57 AM GMT
No manipulations, that means no changing the original image, no post-capture changes allowed except to resize it for upload. If you want a B&W image, use the setting on your camera for B&W captures or B&W film. Lens filters are allowed.
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
+Samatar
10/19/05 9:16 AM GMT
I think I see a problem with this contest. It's only day 2 and there are already several excellent entries. How the heck am I supposed to have any chance of winning now?!?
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Visit the new improved rescope.com.au
=Piner
10/19/05 1:47 PM GMT
Well Sam, you can't win them all... :cP
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
::CrazyIvan
10/20/05 4:40 PM GMT
Let me see if I understand correctly . . . It's not enough to simply break rules; we have to make photographs that use broken rules to advance the picture, right?
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"The sky is not the limit . . . the ground is."
=Piner
10/20/05 11:02 PM GMT
Well, yeah, if at all possible.
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
ron_pistner
10/22/05 10:16 PM GMT
Great original idea, cant wait till next competition.. Good luck to everyone who entered.
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"Those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands, those of you in the more expensive ones rattle your jewelry." - John Lennon-
trisbert
10/26/05 4:27 PM GMT
Itís a shame vertical shots arenít catered for. Mine was disqualified for having ďbackground/framingĒ and there is no other way to get vertical shots into Caedes.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
*caedes
10/26/05 6:35 PM GMT
I'm sorry Trisbert, that is obviously a mistake and I'll correct it ASAP. Please PM me with the details and I'll make sure that all the moderators are on the same page concerning the "no edits" rule.
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-caedes
trisbert
10/26/05 11:18 PM GMT
Itís on the way, thank you.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
::xyccoc
10/26/05 11:21 PM GMT
how long after the deadline for entries will voting begin? i ask cuz i am finally gonna get to go home this weekend (first time since before Katrina hit my area).. and i dont think the internet is back up and running there yet..

Dj
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And everytime I feel that my lifes a waste.. I just cant rid myself of your bitter taste.. - Me (Option21)
ron_pistner
10/28/05 2:40 PM GMT
I dont know if I will be able to post before the deadline if I dont know the time difference between EMT and my time... my time is GMT +2... Please help me...
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Shizzle me Nizzle Ho! -Los Riffas-
::CrazyIvan
10/28/05 11:13 PM GMT
It is 7 hours later where you are at. So you have until 7:00 AM October 30th your time
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"The sky is not the limit . . . the ground is."
nigel_inglis
10/29/05 4:30 PM GMT
Contest is almost over...Good luck to everyone who entered.
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It's never too late to be early. - Alexisonfire Check this out!
ron_pistner
10/30/05 5:52 AM GMT
CONTEST IS OVER!!!! Good luck to anyone who entered..!
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Shizzle me Nizzle Ho! -Los Riffas-
+Samatar
10/30/05 7:16 AM GMT
I think there's still one day left, isn't there?
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Get involved in the Artist of the week!
::mia04
10/30/05 11:42 AM GMT
Hmm - it says "Saturday, October 30th" above - so one can argue if it means Saturday, October 29 or Sunday, October 30 ;-)
Anyway, good luck to everyone!
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For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, plausible, and wrong. - H. L. Mencken
*caedes
10/30/05 7:28 PM GMT
I think that is the second time such a mistake has been made on a contest termination deadline. Let's say that it is Sunday, Oct. 30. I'm making the correction now.
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-caedes
MiLo_Anderson
10/30/05 9:02 PM GMT
i just realised that a photo i took and posted durring the duration of this contest could apply as breaking rules. would it be ok since i posted while this contest was on if i move it into the contest gallery? it is my mountain climbers shot.
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"A piece of toast with butter always lands butter side down, and a cat always lands on its feet. What happens if a piece of toast is tied butter side down to the back of falling cat? Does it hover above the ground in perpetual indecision?"
=Piner
10/31/05 12:57 AM GMT
Milo- yes, it will be allowed.
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
MiLo_Anderson
10/31/05 5:34 AM GMT
oh wait hold on, i did some editing that one. I better not put it in.
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"A piece of toast with butter always lands butter side down, and a cat always lands on its feet. What happens if a piece of toast is tied butter side down to the back of falling cat? Does it hover above the ground in perpetual indecision?"
nigel_inglis
10/31/05 11:11 PM GMT
When can we vote?
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It's never too late to be early. - Alexisonfire Check this out!
.ron_pistner
11/02/05 2:25 PM GMT
When is the contest over exactly... ?.. =\
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Shizzle me Nizzle Ho! -Los Riffas-
+Samatar
11/03/05 7:10 AM GMT
See "Current activities" on the left.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Get involved in the Artist of the week!
*caedes
11/03/05 6:59 PM GMT
We will be starting the voting some time tomorrow (Friday). Be on the lookout for a voting request in your jobs list.
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-caedes
.nigel_inglis
11/03/05 8:09 PM GMT
Right on!
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It's never too late to be early. - Alexisonfire Check this out!
::laurengary
11/04/05 9:36 PM GMT
Great ! Looking forward to it !
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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it by not dying ( Woody Allen )
*caedes
11/04/05 11:07 PM GMT
The voting notifications have been sent out to 130 of the regular members.
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-caedes
.nigel_inglis
11/04/05 11:31 PM GMT
My votes are in...Good luck to everyone!
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It's never too late to be early. - Alexisonfire Check this out!
::kodo34
11/04/05 11:57 PM GMT
yes , good luck to all.
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have a nice day and read more fantasy.
::laurengary
11/05/05 1:20 AM GMT
I agree, good luck to everyone .
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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it by not dying ( Woody Allen )
+ppigeon
11/05/05 1:40 PM GMT
My vote is in the case. Good luck :-)
And the winner is...........
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-pierre-
.razorjack51
11/05/05 4:12 PM GMT
I voted too. Good luck everybody!...=)
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"A man who limits his interests, limits his life." -Vincent Price - My Gallery
::kjh000
11/05/05 4:21 PM GMT
Ditto! :)
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.Si
11/07/05 3:10 PM GMT
The voting wasn't easy - there were more than a few images that merited serious consideration. Those who don't finish in the places can still be proud of their achievements. Good luck, and congrats to all :-)
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.mesmerized
11/08/05 1:29 AM GMT
I agree...voting was tough...good luck to all and thanks for an interesting contest...it was fun and very informative to those of us who are always breaking the rules to see the consequences.:Pat.
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FEAR is a darkroom where negatives develop.
::DrPepper89
11/09/05 1:27 AM GMT
Good luck to everyone! I can't wait for the results to get back...I want to know if the people I voted for made it. =) Great job though to everybody...it WAS really hard to decide.
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Start a trend! Instead of saying "Thanks for commenting" on someone's personal page...say thanks by commenting on an image!
.postaldude66
11/13/05 10:44 AM GMT
When will the results be announced?
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::DrPepper89
11/19/05 10:26 PM GMT
Yeah I'm getting really curious too! It's been a couple weeks. =)
-Laurel
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Start a trend! Instead of saying "Thanks for commenting" on someone's personal page...say thanks by commenting on an image!
::kjh000
11/19/05 10:30 PM GMT
Hm... Yes. Most definitely. It's been longer then I expected too. I didn't want to push it earlier by asking, still hesitant to do, but you are safe to count me among the curious ones. ^_^
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*caedes
11/19/05 11:04 PM GMT
I'm organizing the results now.
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-caedes

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