Since the challenge has been running quite well with the existing set of rules, I'd have to agree. I'm glad Don kicked it off in the first place, as we have yet to reach consensus!
I'll repeat what I've said before -- I'm not rabid about "only new" photos. But once I began thinking about it, I realized that the ability to post old photos puts many photographers at a disadvantage. If I've been shooting sunsets for the last three years and the challenge is Sunsets, it's going to be a lot easier for me to win than someone who has to hope for a good sunset in the next five or six days.
That said, I think it's still worthwhile to discuss the rules on an ongoing basis in this thread, as we see things that work/don't work.
Certainly gives us something to do after we've uploaded our shot -- or while we're waiting for the sunset.
As I've said before, I really like the winner's choice approach to the rules--that keeps things interesting, and gives us more data on what works.
That's certainly a possibility.
Also, if I can interpret Don's comments: I don't think he's in favor of encouraging low participation as much as he's not in favor of compromising the quality of the entries just for the sake of high participation. That is, low participation isn't a goal in itself, but it is an acceptable (if lamentable) symptom of rules that encourage creativity.
Thank you... that's very accurate.
I can see both sides--and I don't feel strongly about it, but I would say that this isn't the only photo challenge available on the web, so it's not as if we'd be denying folks that opportunity if we did require new images. I still don't know how we'd determine the age of a photo though...
Good point... as for the G-series itself being limiting, I suppose it is. It limits participants to the few million people who own G-cameras. Speaking of which, if anyone knows a G-user, you might invite them over. This really is one of the best forums on the web.
I've got to go think RED now.