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So, I'm working on a project.  Over the table the patient lies on in my camera room is one of those big flourescent lights that are inset in a suspended ceiling.  Anyway, as you can imagine, it gets pretty boring lying there while the camera spins around.  So, I got an idea from something similar that I saw once(on a wall) of putting a semi-opaqe piece of plastic in the hole where the light diffuser thingy goes, and printing a picture out on clear plastic(they do this at Kinko's, I've checked) and finally affixing that picture to the plastic over the light.  Hopefully, if it works like I want it to, the patient will be able to look at a nice, illuminated picture instead of staring at an ugly light fixture.

This is where you come in, photographers. I can't take pictures worth a crap, and also I thought it would be nice to have something in my office that one of my friends did(although I'm making this public so anyone can enter).

The Rules:

  1. The picture must have an aspect ratio of 22(horizontal) by 46(vertical) since that is the size of the light.  All entries should be cut to these specs.
  2. The source image must be VERY HIGH RESOLUTION.  The final image will be blown up to 22" x 46" so use only high res pictures. Please post reduced sized images here though, so you won't explode my screen. You can send me the high res image if I pick yours.
  3. You can submit as many entries as you want.
  4. Anyone can enter.
  5. This last one is just a suggestion: I'm mainly interested in something nice and calm, but also interesting.  Landscapes and nature-type stuff probably.  I'm not ruling other things out, but I most likely won't pick a pictures of rabid pit bulls eating babies' faces. Even if it's really good.
  6. This contest ends next Wednesday, the 19th(oops!) 26th of October.


The Prize:

You get to have one of your pictures hanging in my office for all of eternity! OMGZ! (or, until I get bored with it and hold another contest, or the building burns down or something)  Also, see (*) below.


(*)Just kidding on the "lots of money" thing.  If I pick your picture I'll send you a gift certificate or some cookies or something though.

Comments

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wbrook
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
Am I reading this right? You want to do something nice for people?
democritus
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
No, I'm just sick of hearing patients say, "You should put a picture or a TV on the ceiling so people have something to look at!"
wbrook
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
I knew I couldn't be reading that right...
hamadryad
Oct. 19th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
Even Demo can do something nice when, rather than being an act of deliberate kindness, it is motivated by his own egomaniacal self-interest.

I mean, duh.
democritus
Oct. 19th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
I messed around just a bit with 1038 and it works really well because of the aspect ratio. Something like this:



Too bad you can't see the city more clearly.
hamadryad
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
6. This contest ends next Wednesday, the 19th of October.

Today is the 19th of October.
troymccluresf
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
So post quick!
hamadryad
Oct. 19th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
But ... but the thing is, it's contradictory. I can't follow one part of the turn-in date without fucking up the other one! I can't hand it in on the 19th and turn it in next Wednesday!

Good thing I'm not a robot. I'd've shorted out and taken half of the eastern seaboard with me.
democritus
Oct. 19th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Whoops!
vengeant
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
So, how's about I take a picture of someone glowing, to let your patients know that they really will glow from all that radioactive waste that you pump into their veins? Or maybe just take a pic of a big-ass pile of needles....
agathagrimm
Oct. 19th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
balljar takes some brilliant macro pics. can i tell him?
democritus
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
Certainly!
jamespolk
Oct. 19th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
Interesting aspect ratio for a picture.

I'll comb through my stuff and see if I have anything good at that shape. If the weather is nice this weekend, I'll maybe make a project of it.
democritus
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I wouldn't expect anyone to have taken a picture in that size, but I'm looking for something that looks good when cut that size, like I posted above.
jamespolk
Oct. 19th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
How about a seasonal one?



I'm going through my old stuff, so far it is all very horizontal. Otherwise when I'm framing for something other than a normal aspect ratio it is usually square.
troymccluresf
Oct. 19th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking a good picture of Coit Tower or the Pyramid would work pretty well, but I'd get bored with those pretty quickly. How long would this have to de-bore your patient?
democritus
Oct. 19th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
2 x 10 mins.
soopageek
Oct. 20th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
here's all i got that'll work at that aspect ratio and would be of interest





i'm not sure they'll be high enough resolution for your purposes though... of course, they'll be viewed from... what... a good ten feet? here are the links to the high res copies

http://soopageek.com/livejournal/pixdump/22x46/flower.jpg
http://soopageek.com/livejournal/pixdump/22x46/sunrise.jpg
democritus
Oct. 20th, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
Those are fucking awesome Lin! The sunflower one is really perfect for what I'm thinking of.
soopageek
Oct. 20th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
thanks. i have a couple of photos of a shoetree that would probably work at that aspect ratio, but i figured that'd be too much of a conversation piece and you'd hafta like, you know... talk to the patients and shit...
democritus
Oct. 20th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
You are SO right my friend. I love the pictures of the shoe tree, but talking to the patients about it would mean disaster.
democritus
Oct. 26th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hey Lin, I want to try to use that flower picture if that's ok. Is the one you linked to the original? It's about 72 DPI and I'd like to use a little higher res if possible. Did you resize that one?
soopageek
Oct. 27th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
unfortunately, my camera only takes photos at a resolution of 72 DPI... resized the photo again in photoshop and saved it at it's highest quality...

http://soopageek.com/livejournal/pixdump/22x46/flower22x46_72.jpg

i also, artificially raised the DPI on this one to 96 with PS..

http://soopageek.com/livejournal/pixdump/22x46/flower22x46_96.jpg

feel free to use either of these if you like. if you do, you better take a picture of your creation in place! ;-)
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