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Pictures in Paradox

Photograph things out of place. Like an airplane on the interstate, of a car in the river,or a cat in a doghouse or a pelican in a shopping mall..here are some example photos of things I think fit the rules. contest details

Picures In Paradox

Pictures in Paradox"...A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true, photos that are contrary, opposed, as in character or purpose. If possible please include why you think your photo fits the rules of this contest and let's make this fun

Here are some example of pictures that would be appropriate for this contest

have some fish in your net?
by Sergei

They do start early
by Trine

Whiskey On the Rocks
By Hans

For the purpose of this contest, and by way of clarification this is what the contest moderators will be looking for:

  1. The picture should have at least two major elements.
  2. The presence of these elements on the same image is so unlikely that they constitute a logical disbelief. The amount of this "dsibelief" will not be the basis for red flagging by the moderators, they just will look to see that disbelief is present.
Example:
Element 1: A cat.
Element 2: A mouse sleeping against the cat.

The important thing is that the disbelief results from a most unlikely combination. The combination of these elements should defy logic.

By way of further guidance, since Photography is about emotions, the photo shoud cause the viewer to say "Wow! this couldn't be happening!", or "I can't believe my eyes!'

The strongest photo will almost always be about things in real life, not ones that are composed because most of those will not have 'wow! I don't believe' but simply "wow, nice idea!"

Contest by CherylB

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  1. CherylB images by all images by comments by comments to (4/23/2003 2:51:48 PM)
    I'm working on this and if anyone can think of a photo as an example I'd appreciate it ;)
  2. Sergei Samus portfolio images by all images by comments by comments to (5/9/2003 12:18:12 PM)
    I like the idea Cheryl Maybe the subject could be somehow more general as long as there exists a paradox?
  3. Vlad Lojko images by all images by comments by comments to (5/9/2003 10:48:54 PM)
    I like Sergei's idea... perhaps you can call the theme "Pictures in Paradox"?
  4. CherylB images by all images by comments by comments to (5/12/2003 12:43:56 PM)
    Yes, let's make it very general and I like your title Vlad..now for 3 more examples...
  5. ckldybr portfolio images by all images by comments by comments to (5/13/2003 1:13:30 AM)
    A challenging idea Cheryl. The possibilites are endless.
  6. Olivier Deme portfolio images by all images by comments by comments to (5/13/2003 7:28:35 AM)
    I like this theme a lot.
  7. cjm images by all images by comments by comments to (5/18/2003 2:06:44 AM)
    i like it. this sounds like it would be alot of fun. people could get really creative with this one.
  8. ryenke portfolio images by all images by comments by comments to (7/5/2003 2:25:56 PM)
    This is a great idea, Cheryl! Very creative.
  9. ckldybr portfolio images by all images by comments by comments to (2/29/2004 10:33:02 AM)
    This contest would open up our imaginations. Give it wings so to speak.
  10. Reidar portfolio images by all images by comments by comments to (3/5/2004 6:12:40 PM)
    Just great!! Can't wait for the start!!
  11. Te-ge Bramhall images by all images by comments by comments to (4/30/2004 9:22:29 AM)
    Cheryl, could you use photo art here? That could really open up the possibilities. :)
  12. CherylB images by all images by comments by comments to (4/30/2004 3:58:00 PM)
    Yes it would and I think maybe it should be "anything goes " as long as a paradox exists.
  13. Sergei Samus portfolio images by all images by comments by comments to (5/16/2004 4:09:50 PM)
    Cheryl, I think we should have more detailed rules. How about digital paradoxes? Should they be allowed or not because they are too easy to make? It's important to have the rules defined clearly to make moderator's job easier and to avoid possible confusions and disappointments. I'd like to see some more text on the front page that includes the rules. It would be good to have links to large versions of the photos too.
  14. CherylB images by all images by comments by comments to (5/16/2004 7:54:38 PM)
    I was thinking along the lines of Marty's quote.."the image is everything" and as long as it is done well it should be allowed. I'll work more on the rules and links..
  15. sufyanbinhammad (6/15/2004 7:01:16 AM)
    sufyabibhammad
  16. sufyanbinhammad (6/15/2004 7:01:37 AM)
    sufyanbinhammad
  17. Joseph Polevoi images by all images by comments by comments to (7/16/2004 7:50:29 AM)
    I 'm watching the entries being posted and am surprised at the amount that are confusing and questionable subjects. These are visual paradoxes...but some need to be explained in words and that takes the impact away from them.
  18. cathy images by all images by comments to (2/4/2005 6:10:46 AM)
    it seems to protray the solitude of being with oneself. peace internally.
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