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07/06/2010 11:56:54 PM · #1
Votes: 226
Views: 495
Avg Vote: 6.x469
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

Score is good, but only 9 comments doesn't bode well for cracking into the top.
07/06/2010 09:35:07 PM · #2
You have rated 65 of 65 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 1 images (2%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.8000.

I don't usually like to vote the challenge I entered, but these were too good to not go through them.
07/06/2010 12:32:14 AM · #3
Originally posted by menele:

Not entered in this challenge but just finished voting:
You have given an average score of 7.1667

Probably my highest average vote in a challenge that I can recall. Thanks for some really creative images everyone, really enjoyed this one!


Really enjoyed your generous scoring too. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.
07/06/2010 12:29:11 AM · #4
Originally posted by e10icus:

Originally posted by Abra:

Well, I'll be the first to show their score. I've just had the chance to view the thumb nails and all the shots look great - except for my pathetic effort. My score is what it deserves:

Votes: 22
Views: 52
Avg Vote: 4.8182
Comments: 0

I know when I have been out-classed and I may get my even get my first brown!


No worries, mate.
Votes: 25
Views: 63
Avg Vote: 4.0000


Well not that many posts of scores but I guess that’s because their scores are so good that they’re too embarrassed to show them.

Well my score has improved beyond my expectations:

Votes: 193
Views: 369
Avg Vote: 5.3627
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

Thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' e10icus for subduing my depression. Also, thanks for making me feel at home with your comment (there’s been some talk about your ancestry – was it Aussie?) Come on - show us just how well you are all going!
07/04/2010 04:46:42 PM · #5
Not entered in this challenge but just finished voting:
You have given an average score of 7.1667

Probably my highest average vote in a challenge that I can recall. Thanks for some really creative images everyone, really enjoyed this one!
07/03/2010 10:01:35 PM · #6
you also state that you applied a gradient/spectrum in step 2... i guess you therefore "added" a rainbow coloration that was not there in the original, so that might have gotten you DQed, too.

but it was an amazingly nice photo!

-mefnj
07/03/2010 08:43:08 AM · #7
Thanks for all your comments it helps me a lot.

I wish I had this image instead

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Message edited by author 2010-07-03 08:43:28.
07/03/2010 01:51:15 AM · #8
:( I'm sorry for the DQ! I feel pretty sure as well that it was the total change of the look of your background with your stylizing step. You aren't allowed to remove or completely change the background, and I think that's what they mean by "even if the steps would otherwise be legal". Even tho filters are legal, if you completely change the background, its illegal. Sigh. That's tough because it is a nice photo.

07/03/2010 01:43:39 AM · #9
OhmyGOODNESS! I just voted on every image in this challenge, and I was amazed! By far the most impressive collection of photos in a challenge in a very long time! I don't think I've given out that many 10's in 3 or 4 challenges combined. Someone needs to get the marketing director for Absolut to tune in to these photos. We'd have some people making some $$$$$ here! I'm surprised to see some of these low scores because I can not believe we aren't going to see some very high 7's and/or 8's when it is all said and done. Congratulations guys!

07/03/2010 01:41:00 AM · #10
I do not know on what premises this was DQ'd, but I hope SC had requested the steps for editing that the author used to reach to the final image, and at least 'tried' to reproduce the final image as explained below by Kunal.

For some reason I feel the SCs are illogically strict at times, no offense to any one person.
07/03/2010 12:34:48 AM · #11
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

But if the background wasn't selected, per se, to be removed and it was all done through a filter in PS, was this really "removing" the background?


Well, since the background isn't really there any more, it does seem to be removed...

ETA: It strikes me as a very clever edit that accomplishes its result in an unusual way, which unfortunately has run afoul of the catch-all part of the rule against removing/adding major features. That's not to say that it should have been obvious before the fact that these edits would result in a DQ. There really, really ought to be a corpus of individual photos/decisions/Q&As on the rules so that these kind of innocent mistakes aren't so easy to fall into.

Message edited by author 2010-07-03 00:37:21.
07/03/2010 12:20:04 AM · #12
But if the background wasn't selected, per se, to be removed and it was all done through a filter in PS, was this really "removing" the background?
07/02/2010 11:50:39 PM · #13
Originally posted by mycelium:

Kunal--my guess is that a majority of the Site Council felt that you had used Photoshop to remove an element of your photograph--in this case, the background.


I would agree that it is probably the removal of the bushes in the background.
07/02/2010 11:40:20 PM · #14
Kunal--my guess is that a majority of the Site Council felt that you had used Photoshop to remove an element of your photograph--in this case, the background.
07/02/2010 11:31:37 PM · #15
Hi experts,

Need help from you all to let me know where did I go wrong….

My image has been disqualified. I do respect admin’s decision on this but just want to know exactly what went wrong in my editing which resulted in the disqualification of the entry.

the reasoning provided was
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.
Your entry has been reviewed by the Site Council and/or Administrators, who have confirmed that your submission must be disqualified.

Since I did not move, remove or duplicate any element of my photograph and used features of Photoshop which were allowed in advanced editing so I fail to understand the reason or may be I am missing something …I requested admin to point out the steps on my processing which is not allowed in advanced editing but have not heard from them so far (I know they might be very busy …so no complains)
I will greatly appreciate if you can let me know which step(s) is/are not allowed in advanced editing challenge, as you all are expert in this field
I started with this image
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Step 1:
Filter -> Stylize -> Find Edges
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Step 2 : Applied Gradient (spectrum) with blend mode as color. The result is shown below
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Step 3: Inverted color (Image -> Adjustment->Invert) Result is shown below
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Step 4: Adjusted curve to get the final image
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I checked the Rules and it mentions that You may ….
· apply filters, effects, dodge & burn, and other tools to all or part of your entry, but NO new shapes or features may be created in the process.
· saturate, desaturate or change the colors of your entry or any existing object within it.

Kindly let me know what am I missing so that I can correct myself and will not repeat the same mistake again.
Thanks

07/02/2010 02:38:45 PM · #16
So impressed with some of these entries! Outstanding creativity!
Stats: You have rated 66 of 66 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 23 images (35%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.9545.
07/02/2010 10:32:14 AM · #17
Low score but I can't do any worse than 66th place. 5.17
07/01/2010 03:49:31 PM · #18
Originally posted by kprasad9375:

Originally posted by Prash:

Originally posted by kprasad9375:

mine was doing OK ...but now has been disqualified. :-(


Whyyyyyyyy?????????????


From admin:-
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.

Well I think, I dint use tool to move, remove or duplicate any component of image but judges thought it otherwise .sob sob


If you did not, then contest it!!!!
07/01/2010 03:48:53 PM · #19
Originally posted by Prash:

Originally posted by kprasad9375:

mine was doing OK ...but now has been disqualified. :-(


Whyyyyyyyy?????????????


From admin:-
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.

Well I think, I dint use tool to move, remove or duplicate any component of image but judges thought it otherwise .sob sob


07/01/2010 03:43:06 PM · #20
Originally posted by kprasad9375:

mine was doing OK ...but now has been disqualified. :-(


Whyyyyyyyy?????????????
07/01/2010 03:42:24 PM · #21
mine was doing OK ...but now has been disqualified. :-(
07/01/2010 07:02:01 AM · #22
perfectly mediocre. ahh well. anything that beats my average is a win.

Votes: 104
Views: 230
Avg Vote: 5.0000
Comments: 2
07/01/2010 05:28:36 AM · #23
100
Views: 199
Avg Vote: 5.2000
Comments: 1

100 vote check in (got here much faster than my other recent entries).
Much improved from my first post and probably higher than it should be so I expect it to drop soon.

Stats: You have rated 66 of 66 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.4242.

As you can see I feel most entries are very good though I feel a couple may struggle against being DQ'd. It didn't affect my vote for them. Good luck everyone
07/01/2010 04:19:27 AM · #24
@ Destrepany...

ROCK ON!
07/01/2010 04:14:26 AM · #25
100...

Votes: 100
Views: 239
Avg Vote: 5.5300
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 07/01/10 04:10 am

i've finished to vote, a great challenge here, many 7 and 8, and my entry is only a 5.something... :-(


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