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03/26/2012 10:22:27 AM · #1
It is very nice to see two old timers, heavy weight champions, winning once again together in the same challenge.

The tree is still standing still, because of these strong roots.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Judi and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music scenery artists ;)
03/26/2012 12:12:28 AM · #2
Originally posted by Judi:

Originally posted by CJinCA:

Why are the last minute voters so grumpy and handing out all those low votes? Is it because they have to go to work tomorrow? :-D


Because they are poopy that their photos aren't as good and want to make their images finish higher! Simple!

My photo stayed above a 7 for two days and then dropped to 6.4, then it made it's way back up to 6.8 -6.9 until today. It dropped like a rock (or a skydiver) :P
I wanted to beat my high score but today ruined that. Oh well, it made it in my top 5.


03/25/2012 11:58:59 PM · #3
Originally posted by CJinCA:

Why are the last minute voters so grumpy and handing out all those low votes? Is it because they have to go to work tomorrow? :-D


Because they are poopy that their photos aren't as good and want to make their images finish higher! Simple!
03/25/2012 11:42:27 PM · #4
Why are the last minute voters so grumpy and handing out all those low votes? Is it because they have to go to work tomorrow? :-D
03/25/2012 11:18:06 PM · #5
well the typical last minute drop is happening, lost almost .1 in the past 3 votes...should have expected it by now
03/25/2012 11:12:08 PM · #6
Can't get much more middle of the road than that. Yet still quite the success.

Votes: 120
Views: 252
Avg Vote: 5.5500
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1

03/25/2012 10:43:43 PM · #7
Originally posted by RyanWareham:

I've now dropped under 5, which sucks given the fact it held at 5.5 for so long.

Also, its funny how different peoples perspectives are... in this I had a comment regarding focus that prompted me to shoot the key challenge differently, but then was told that I should have shot the way I did for this...

"Damned if you do, damned if you don't" I guess. Well, I'm here to learn, lesson one finished: there's no pleasing everybody. :+)


EXACTLY!!!! There are some members whose natural style is very DPC-friendly. So that leaves you two options: a) try to shoot to please everyone else and maybe, just maybe, get a higher score. Or b) Shoot to please yourself, and damn the voters and the scores. Then, when you ribbon on the strength of a photo you loved, it's so much sweeter.

Welcome and good luck!! :-)

Message edited by author 2012-03-25 22:44:09.
03/25/2012 10:32:06 PM · #8
I've now dropped under 5, which sucks given the fact it held at 5.5 for so long.

Also, its funny how different peoples perspectives are... in this I had a comment regarding focus that prompted me to shoot the key challenge differently, but then was told that I should have shot the way I did for this...

"Damned if you do, damned if you don't" I guess. Well, I'm here to learn, lesson one finished: there's no pleasing everybody. :+)

Message edited by author 2012-03-25 22:33:01.
03/25/2012 10:24:11 PM · #9
Way to go, guys!!

I'm fine with my score, even after the drop, because I expected it to be lower.
03/25/2012 10:21:04 PM · #10
Originally posted by MaryO:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by MinsoPhoto:

rough drop today


Yup. Down .16 since last night.


I think I've dropped more than that. Still looking like it will end up on my profile page, though, so I'm not really complaining.


i'm now within 0.01 of missing my profile page which would be really disappointing after such a strong start
03/25/2012 09:47:18 PM · #11
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by MinsoPhoto:

rough drop today


Yup. Down .16 since last night.


I think I've dropped more than that. Still looking like it will end up on my profile page, though, so I'm not really complaining.
03/25/2012 09:03:32 PM · #12
Originally posted by MinsoPhoto:

rough drop today


Yup. Down .16 since last night.
03/25/2012 09:02:57 PM · #13
Originally posted by tfarrell23:

Crazy Ride

6.8426 after 13 votes
6.5769 after 26 votes
6.2727 after 33 votes

The freefall has included a vote of "2"....and the last 6 votes have come in at a 4.8333 clip...lol


3 hours left..and I have dipped under 6....the freefall is now complete at 115 votes
03/25/2012 08:34:32 PM · #14
rough drop today
03/22/2012 10:32:09 PM · #15
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

It is an interesting collection of images. As ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MargaretN put it "A very confusing free study". I guess given the challenge description it was pretty much anything you can't live without: so that is air, food, light, sleep, any hobby, any thing you love, or like, or enjoy. I counted about 20 shots that could be construed as drugs or addictions, and 80 that were things people liked and enjoyed. I tend to think of drugs as being an addictive and negative obsession, but it seems the community has a much more positive view of drugs.


It is confusing when the title of a challenge and the description seem to be at odds with one another, (which happens sometimes) although I didn't take the description for this one to be quite as broad in subjects matter as a "Free Study". After looking at all the entries, I think the vast majority at least fit the description of something people are "obsessed (with), addicted to, or can't live without".

ETA:
Finally made it to the tiny violin level, but will it stay!

Message edited by author 2012-03-22 22:35:31.
03/22/2012 08:37:58 PM · #16
It is an interesting collection of images. As ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MargaretN put it "A very confusing free study". I guess given the challenge description it was pretty much anything you can't live without: so that is air, food, light, sleep, any hobby, any thing you love, or like, or enjoy. I counted about 20 shots that could be construed as drugs or addictions, and 80 that were things people liked and enjoyed. I tend to think of drugs as being an addictive and negative obsession, but it seems the community has a much more positive view of drugs.
03/22/2012 06:41:26 PM · #17
Originally posted by FourPointX:

Originally posted by dyridings:

Originally posted by RyanWareham:

Mine have stabilized abysmally below opening.
Also, incredibly, i have received 0 comments and it appears most of the voting has already happened.


Just got a comment from me... everyone has! :)

I was running a little behind schedule. LOL


and a public thank you for the awesome comment you left for my image, prompted a very big smile.


looking forward to seeing the results!
03/22/2012 06:19:11 PM · #18
Originally posted by dyridings:

Originally posted by RyanWareham:

Mine have stabilized abysmally below opening.
Also, incredibly, i have received 0 comments and it appears most of the voting has already happened.


Just got a comment from me... everyone has! :)

I was running a little behind schedule. LOL


and a public thank you for the awesome comment you left for my image, prompted a very big smile.
03/22/2012 06:17:04 PM · #19
hahaha, yeah, i got home and logged in and was happy to get a comment :)
03/22/2012 06:14:31 PM · #20
Originally posted by RyanWareham:

Mine have stabilized abysmally below opening.
Also, incredibly, i have received 0 comments and it appears most of the voting has already happened.


Just got a comment from me... everyone has! :)

I was running a little behind schedule. LOL
03/22/2012 06:08:28 PM · #21
seems to have stabilized at 6.2 hope so, fit nicely into #4 on my profile page if it holds....
03/22/2012 05:48:02 PM · #22
Dropped .4 since morning. Time to go take my drugs.
03/22/2012 02:36:23 PM · #23
nevermind

Message edited by author 2012-03-22 14:36:54.
03/22/2012 02:09:43 PM · #24
Votes: 72
Views: 142
Avg Vote: 5.9444
Comments: 0

Will someone please get this to a 6? It's driving me crazy!
03/22/2012 01:40:11 PM · #25
Mine have stabilized abysmally below opening.
Also, incredibly, i have received 0 comments and it appears most of the voting has already happened.
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