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05/11/2011 10:40:10 AM · #1
Originally posted by jamesgoss:

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There was a pretty large gap for my photograph between the votes from participants, and the votes from non-participants. I think it was by far the largest gap of the challenge.

Avg (participants): 4.6207
Avg (non-participants): 5.6872

Can I ask for some feedback from some of you who did participate in this? Is it simply because it's abstract, or are the technicals/story/mood/emotion/expression flawed somehow?

I mentioned earlier in this thread about struggling with the title. does the title work?

edit::
I don't want to sound like I'm bitching, I'm okay with my score, I'm just a bit confused about the large gap, and about how the photograph was (in general) received/interpreted.


Hmm...well I gave it a 5. It's not a fantastic shot, it's not a bad shot. It's...a 5. There wasn't a whole lot that jumped out about it for me, in terms of art or photography. I didn't get much of a story/mood...anything from it. If it wasn't entered in the shotglass competition, I would have no idea what I was looking it. Which is fine a lot of the time, but if that's the case, the subject has to be interesting enough to pull that off. I don't think the subject is represented in a way that is all that interesting. There isn't really one part of the photo that my eyes want to rest on. I can also see dust or something on the rim. It just seems like it could use some colour or sharpness or punch or something. Or maybe the background could be lit better or something. I do like the title, but I am not one to let a title influence my perception of art/photography. You could have named it "pile of poop" and I would have given it the same score.

As I'm writing this and going through your other photos, I feel like reminding you to keep your audience in mind, and think about how YOU would react to your photography if you HADN'T taken the shots and worked hard on them and were not attached to them in any way. As impossible as it is, try to be objective about your work and see what others will see.

Having said THAT, screw what everyone else thinks if you're having a blast doing what you're doing. :p

I am by no means qualified to critique photography at this point and usually refrain from it because of lack of skill and experience, but I participated and voted in this challenge, and so this is my honest feedback. Hope it helps! :)

I did enjoy a few of your photos on your website, so keep at it! :)

Message edited by author 2011-05-11 10:41:22.
05/11/2011 09:26:20 AM · #2
Mine finished at 4.9653, which is better than it deserved. After the first day of voting I decided that the shot was crap and, again, wondered why did I enter this. Does anyone else do this, enter a picture just to enter?

I knew I should have used the New Orleans shot glass. It has boobs on it.
05/11/2011 03:03:20 AM · #3
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There was a pretty large gap for my photograph between the votes from participants, and the votes from non-participants. I think it was by far the largest gap of the challenge.

Avg (participants): 4.6207
Avg (non-participants): 5.6872

Can I ask for some feedback from some of you who did participate in this? Is it simply because it's abstract, or are the technicals/story/mood/emotion/expression flawed somehow?

I mentioned earlier in this thread about struggling with the title. does the title work?

edit::
I don't want to sound like I'm bitching, I'm okay with my score, I'm just a bit confused about the large gap, and about how the photograph was (in general) received/interpreted.

Message edited by author 2011-05-11 03:06:09.
05/09/2011 08:05:34 PM · #4
Originally posted by supanova:


Votes: 113
Views: 224
Avg Vote: 5.0619
Comments: 7


Votes: 179
Views: 346
Avg Vote: 5.2011
Comments: 8

Happy voters are back, yay!
05/09/2011 07:58:44 AM · #5
Originally posted by kenskid:

4.9 should be enough to get me higher than a brown...I hope.

I'm in the fence challenge....one of my specialties.

Rugman1969 doesn't want to enter for some reason....strange b/c we talk cam sometimes. One on the SSRs got a Nikon and he's been fired up. In fact, we were all out in the parking lot Friday taking "special effects" shots.

Originally posted by SEG:

Originally posted by kenskid:

4.90 - Movin' up.


Moving up? You trying to win a brown too? What was your low? Your in the fence challenge right? We get to go head to head. Call Rugman and tell him to get in this one. He can take a photo out his back door.


Which SSR? New guy? Y'all got him on here yet? You won't get brown that score.
05/08/2011 11:46:12 PM · #6
4.9 should be enough to get me higher than a brown...I hope.

I'm in the fence challenge....one of my specialties.

Rugman1969 doesn't want to enter for some reason....strange b/c we talk cam sometimes. One on the SSRs got a Nikon and he's been fired up. In fact, we were all out in the parking lot Friday taking "special effects" shots.

Originally posted by SEG:

Originally posted by kenskid:

4.90 - Movin' up.


Moving up? You trying to win a brown too? What was your low? Your in the fence challenge right? We get to go head to head. Call Rugman and tell him to get in this one. He can take a photo out his back door.
05/08/2011 08:02:20 PM · #7
Originally posted by kenskid:

4.90 - Movin' up.


Moving up? You trying to win a brown too? What was your low? Your in the fence challenge right? We get to go head to head. Call Rugman and tell him to get in this one. He can take a photo out his back door.

Message edited by author 2011-05-08 20:03:13.
05/08/2011 12:16:08 PM · #8
I don't take or add points for title but I love titles that try to justify what the artists perceives as the photo's shortcomings (made up examples)

"African Elephant in Blurry Foreground"
"Close-Up of Flower with Fast Moving Bee" (Bee is a blurry mess)
"Pig in Snowy Weather" (When there is little or no evidence of snow except some spots on the lens)
"Mississippi River with Tugboat cut in half.

These are made up extremes but I love when I come across the real ones.

I don't think I saw one in the Shot Glass challenge though.

Originally posted by idealodds:

People mention my titles more often than my image...well almost.
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"title hurts this one"
"Lol, one extra point for the title, 9" etc
plenty more, but I don't want to threadjack

I needed a good title for this one to help the image, but I seemed to have failed. I thought it would be top 15 or so given the number of entries. That's not going to happen. At least it made it up over 5.0 overnight.

Votes: 52
Views: 88
Avg Vote: 5.2308
Comments: 1
05/08/2011 12:07:33 PM · #9
4.90 - Movin' up.
05/08/2011 12:05:58 PM · #10
mine is sitting at 4.8x and I keep looking at it and tell myself to quit forcing challenge entries. Because it really is a crappy picture.

Oops, I meant 4.8x.

Message edited by author 2011-05-08 12:07:14.
05/08/2011 10:46:13 AM · #11
I can't complain...it's gone slightly up.
Votes: 150
Views: 275
Avg Vote: 5.2000
Comments: 2
05/08/2011 10:45:51 AM · #12
Originally posted by pamb:

Originally posted by bergiekat:

Hot damn!! 4 votes of '4' in a row!...and down...


Hi. I've seen several comments like this one in the forums re: how many of what vote number people have received to date on whatever the current challenge is, but I'm at a loss as to how they are aware of this info. I've looked all over the place for how to display this detailed voting info during the voting stage but can't find anything. Can anyone help?


I had wondered this myself. It depends on how much work you want to do to track your scores.
Hopefully someone will post up the links to the spreadsheets they've created to track this. There's nothing on the site that will show you this information.
05/08/2011 07:52:51 AM · #13
Originally posted by bergiekat:

Hot damn!! 4 votes of '4' in a row!...and down...


Hi. I've seen several comments like this one in the forums re: how many of what vote number people have received to date on whatever the current challenge is, but I'm at a loss as to how they are aware of this info. I've looked all over the place for how to display this detailed voting info during the voting stage but can't find anything. Can anyone help?
05/08/2011 04:01:34 AM · #14
You have rated 53 of 53 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 7.6038.

this was fun woting,,,,, love this one,,,,,,, use the force,,,,,,,,
05/08/2011 03:52:13 AM · #15
You have rated 52 of 52 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 52 images (98%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 5.5192.

good luck y'all.

Message edited by author 2011-05-08 03:52:23.
05/05/2011 09:20:46 PM · #16
Votes: 113
Views: 201
Avg Vote: 5.4867
Comments: 3

Halfway through voting and commenting. my score hasn't really changed that much (5.3 - 5.6 range), nor do I really expect it to take any sudden turns in either direction.
05/05/2011 09:17:36 PM · #17
Originally posted by giantmike:

Originally posted by nightpixels:

Originally posted by supanova:

Originally posted by nightpixels:

Something strange is happening in this challenge (to my entry at least). Just curious ... how many votes have people received in this challenge so far? I have 116.


Votes: 113
Views: 224
Avg Vote: 5.0619
Comments: 7

Why?


I don't know, my score was only going up until last night. Today it has ONLY been going down. Just a strange trend I guess. First time I have experienced something like this. Maybe I am just reading too much into it.


That's similar to what I have been seeing. Other than the opening day roller coaster, my score was slowly creeping up. Now over the past 36 hours, it's been dropping like crazy.


Nah, mine started great and went pear shaped since!
05/05/2011 09:15:34 PM · #18
Originally posted by nightpixels:

Originally posted by supanova:

Originally posted by nightpixels:

Something strange is happening in this challenge (to my entry at least). Just curious ... how many votes have people received in this challenge so far? I have 116.


Votes: 113
Views: 224
Avg Vote: 5.0619
Comments: 7

Why?


I don't know, my score was only going up until last night. Today it has ONLY been going down. Just a strange trend I guess. First time I have experienced something like this. Maybe I am just reading too much into it.


That's similar to what I have been seeing. Other than the opening day roller coaster, my score was slowly creeping up. Now over the past 36 hours, it's been dropping like crazy.
05/05/2011 09:11:33 PM · #19
Originally posted by supanova:

Originally posted by nightpixels:

Something strange is happening in this challenge (to my entry at least). Just curious ... how many votes have people received in this challenge so far? I have 116.


Votes: 113
Views: 224
Avg Vote: 5.0619
Comments: 7

Why?


I don't know, my score was only going up until last night. Today it has ONLY been going down. Just a strange trend I guess. First time I have experienced something like this. Maybe I am just reading too much into it.
05/05/2011 09:10:06 PM · #20
Originally posted by nightpixels:

Something strange is happening in this challenge (to my entry at least). Just curious ... how many votes have people received in this challenge so far? I have 116.


Votes: 113
Views: 224
Avg Vote: 5.0619
Comments: 7

Why?
05/05/2011 09:07:52 PM · #21
Something strange is happening in this challenge (to my entry at least). Just curious ... how many votes have people received in this challenge so far? I have 116.
05/05/2011 07:06:18 PM · #22
Originally posted by giantmike:

Not sure what's happening to the score on this one. Over the past 24 hours, my score has dropped by about 0.25 to bring it under a 5. That's with over 100 votes, so some people are really sending along a lot of very low scores.


Mine has gone up by that much or more! I'm very surprised but not sad, LOL.
05/05/2011 05:50:59 PM · #23
Not sure what's happening to the score on this one. Over the past 24 hours, my score has dropped by about 0.25 to bring it under a 5. That's with over 100 votes, so some people are really sending along a lot of very low scores.
05/05/2011 05:18:10 PM · #24
Hot damn!! 4 votes of '4' in a row!...and down...
05/05/2011 09:07:33 AM · #25
OMG - I hit 5! Quick, post, before it's gone! :)
Votes: 93
Views: 158
Avg Vote: 5.0000
Comments: 2
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