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Picture Contest January 2011

Discussion in 'Racer' started by aadilf1, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. aadilf1

    aadilf1

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    Hey guys,

    We should hold a picture contest, for the car picture of the month, no prizes. but just for fun.

    so what do you guys think
     
  2. Splashonda

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    Me in!
     
  3. aadilf1

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    yey first person you are only allowed to submit 1 image so make it a good one!
     
  4. KS95

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    How about a theme? Then the winner can choose the next theme :)
     
  5. aadilf1

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    Hmm thats a good idea :) (a theme for racer or for this website?)
     
  6. KS95

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    .... A theme for the contest..
     
  7. foxo

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    Imho one of the rule must be- use only released cars and tracks. Would be more fair.
     
  8. KS95

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    Yeah, good point. What about CG/Non-cg? Some people still use non-cg, which wouldn't look as good as CG.. :/
     
  9. francomk

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    What about dividing into 2 categories? CG vs Non-CG? :)
     
  10. luthobu

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    Huh. I disagree. That is biased. It means that the images will be based on
    technical visual quality and not concept. A good picture should be good no
    matter what.
     
  11. aadilf1

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    i agree with luthobu the picture should not be based on the graphics but the way the picture or screenshot was taken
     
  12. Splashonda

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    Why would it be more fair?

    There are released cars and tracks with amazing quality. In fact, my released cars have more quality than the private ones (currently they don't, but after the patches they will have)! I took some screenies already, all with private cars.

    As for CG/no-CG I'm with the opinion that the shader quality doesn't matter that much. What matters is the content itself!
     
  13. foxo

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    For exampe: I have converted a car which none did before me, excelent quality, shaders, models, texture etc. And took a screenshot of it. Most of people will say "ZOOMG. I sooo want it!". And of course will vote for me. Fair?. I don't think so.
     
  14. luthobu

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    Well, that would be cheating as they vote for you as they hope to gain something for themselves.
    Such votes should not be counted, but rejected. Dang.. is the world not corrupt enough already?
     
  15. KS95

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    So.. you're saying, photography contests should be based on how the image looks, but the idea behind it? Hmmm..
     
  16. luthobu

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    I expect you mean "not be based on how the image looks, but the idea behind it"..
    but that is a misinterpretation. An image can look very good even if it is not the
    latest state-of-the-art-GPU-mega-CG-shader-beyond-belief.. actually, such an
    image might even look terrible. A good image is an image that captures a moment
    and manages to represent that moment to the full, be it BW or color, or even sepia.
    It could be impressionistic, expressionistic, cubic or realistic or superrealistic.. and
    even surrealistic.. that is not the point.. the point is whether or not the image, by
    itself, is a good shot.. that is what makes art stand out and what makes art art.
     
  17. KS95

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    Yeah LOL, my mind tends to drop words out of sentences. It's bloody annoying lol. :)

    I agree that a CG image can look crap, and non-cg can look much better, but at the end of the day, it's just unfair, 2 different modes of creating an image. I don't understand what the problem is?
     
  18. Splashonda

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    120% correct!

    I will use a car that I had already posted screenies and got 0 reactions! In fact, there is one for racer, but "my" model is better :)
     
  19. Splashonda

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    And how about stoping the discutions and just post any screenie you think it's great? Wouldn't that be better?
     
  20. luthobu

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    Heh, no problem here. I was just airing an opinion. If there is a separate CG/NO-CG thread,
    so be it (thanks to Cpt. Picard for that line), but I still think a NO-CG can fairly compete
    with a CG any time ;)