The main important point about the clock is that it's a
CLOCK. It isn't a chance for you to get some airtime for
an old image you've got knocking about, into the
background of which you've spent ten seconds dropping a
single 'multiply' text layer with the time in Courier
font. The focus of the image is the time. If you're unsure,
uploaded, go back to the slot reservation page and check
out your image in mini size. If it isn't legible in this
size, it's not really what we're looking for.
people; it's a clock, not a puzzle.
Making the time huge, the main focus of the image
and clear is always a winner. Cultural references (several movie ones are in
the clock already) are also great.
If you're going to photograph some still life
scene, make it original and interesting, like these. Take some time to think
of a nice idea, then do it carefully; your effort will pay off.
Oh YEAH! Both of these images have "I wish I'd
thought of that" value - perfect. Remember, an idea is only obvious once you've
thought of it!
Just because it's Worth doesn't mean your image
has to be realistic - or even photoshopped. I like both of these because they're
interesting and different. Additionally, the one on the right is unusual because
it is moving rather than funny - this makes it stand out even more.
Don't be lazy. If you do have an image that you
think will make people laugh, make that extra little effort to make it look at
least partly relevant. These girls are clearly just leaving a bar with a neon
sign - funnier than if it was just there, in bright red. The carved rock idea
is simple enough but here it's got an edge because it really looks 3-D and convincing.
Skyscrapers have been done a few times now. If
you want, you're welcome to do another but with competition like this, chances
are you'll end up looking unskilled as well as unoriginal. Why not change the
shape of something else tall, like a tree? These palms make me laugh; it's
an entirely new idea, despite being so similar in concept.
Children are cute, but we don't want the
place looking like a kindergarten! We've got a handful of stunning kid pics, so don't
dilute them with more. Also, we already have several Worth-centric jokes. Look, here
is one to prove it. No, you didn't think of "how funny it is pineapplecharm didn't post
a cliche list" first. Harry did.
Fingers and paint (either road/sidewalk
markings or graffiti) are both great ideas and both have been done.
Don't copy them again; surprise us with something new.
The bottom line is, keep it simple. Spend the extra time looking for (or
photographing, or drawing) a really nice source image, and thinking of something cool
to do to it, rather than spending hours doing a tired idea to death.
I won't bother with a full 'been done already' list because I trust you guys to be smart
enough to check out the existing images
before starting on your own. The fewer duplicate
ideas we have, the more awesome the clock will be!