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07/21/2010 09:55:33 PM · #101
Originally posted by J-Me:

Originally posted by JustCaree:

Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

You have rated 84 of 84 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 10 images (12%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.0952.

I thought the standard was good enough. Some shots were plain creepy! But a lot of them were good, and the longer you stared at 'em the more you saw that brought out the sense of... the mythological atmosphere.


I think thats whats happening with mine... Im getting 2 different scores... one good one bad LOL I think the good is seeing it for the detail of what it is and the bad is assuming its something its not LOL. Im glad I assumed this was going to get slaughtered and assumed I was going to end up with a sub 5 score... so Im pleasantly surprised.


Hey, Niall & Carrie ...I've had mine be accused of being "creepy" LOL (and it is) ;)...but, weren't mythological creatures "creepy" to begin with? ;O)


I like creepy!!!
07/21/2010 10:03:29 PM · #102
Originally posted by LadyK:

You have rated 83 of 84 images (99%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 23 of 84 images (27%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 5.5422.

hmm, done. as i said before, i was really unimpressed with all the statues and such things entered here, but i couldnt make myself give them ones... so lots of 2s and 3s


In all reality...as simply a thought on a side note here, the statue entries are not at all out of line in ANY way! :) I had to do some thinking about this last night but, I think that's where voters are getting messed up while voting. BECAUSE it's "Expert Editing" a lot of voters *think* that unless it's a combined set of photos, it's not "worthy" when it these shots are meeting everything that is set out. They are not DNMC's at all. :) A lot of people use basic editing in an advanced challenge..so what?

I needed an adjustment in my thinking last night and I think that is what needs to happen while voting in this challenge on everyone's parts. If it's a good shot...it's a good shot! It doesn't matter HOW it was edited or done or taken. As long as it's a good shot of a mythical creature of some kind/form, whether collaged together or shot at one whole shot of a statue, it makes no difference. It's still a mythical creature. :)

And, NO...I didn't shoot a statue but, I'm thinking for what my score is right now...I SHOULD have! LOL ;0)
07/21/2010 10:04:13 PM · #103
Originally posted by JustCaree:

Originally posted by J-Me:

Originally posted by JustCaree:

Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

You have rated 84 of 84 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 10 images (12%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.0952.

I thought the standard was good enough. Some shots were plain creepy! But a lot of them were good, and the longer you stared at 'em the more you saw that brought out the sense of... the mythological atmosphere.


I think thats whats happening with mine... Im getting 2 different scores... one good one bad LOL I think the good is seeing it for the detail of what it is and the bad is assuming its something its not LOL. Im glad I assumed this was going to get slaughtered and assumed I was going to end up with a sub 5 score... so Im pleasantly surprised.


Hey, Niall & Carrie ...I've had mine be accused of being "creepy" LOL (and it is) ;)...but, weren't mythological creatures "creepy" to begin with? ;O)


I like creepy!!!


Me too! That's why my shot is what it is LOL! :)
07/21/2010 10:11:28 PM · #104
What is DNMC ???

I'm no PS expert, but I wanted to challange me-self in this.. figured I'd be slaughtered... Pleasntly surprised when I had 6.2 last night but sigh, it didn't hold... I think the last I looked 5.6 (not complaing about that) any how after reading this thread I sure would like to know what a DNMC is... Thanks!!
07/21/2010 10:17:17 PM · #105
does not meet challenge...

In this case, your picture does not really portray a mythical creature.
07/21/2010 10:22:48 PM · #106
LOL well I tried a million words to that but never got does not meet challange.. Best I had was Don't Need My Comments... Thanks!
07/21/2010 10:30:02 PM · #107
Well, I just got me a validation request, so maybe my score will go up once people realize it's legit.
07/21/2010 10:31:43 PM · #108
Where's the chupacabra???
07/21/2010 11:19:11 PM · #109
Originally posted by J-Me:

Originally posted by LadyK:

You have rated 83 of 84 images (99%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 23 of 84 images (27%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 5.5422.

hmm, done. as i said before, i was really unimpressed with all the statues and such things entered here, but i couldnt make myself give them ones... so lots of 2s and 3s


In all reality...as simply a thought on a side note here, the statue entries are not at all out of line in ANY way! :) I had to do some thinking about this last night but, I think that's where voters are getting messed up while voting. BECAUSE it's "Expert Editing" a lot of voters *think* that unless it's a combined set of photos, it's not "worthy" when it these shots are meeting everything that is set out. They are not DNMC's at all. :) A lot of people use basic editing in an advanced challenge..so what?

I needed an adjustment in my thinking last night and I think that is what needs to happen while voting in this challenge on everyone's parts. If it's a good shot...it's a good shot! It doesn't matter HOW it was edited or done or taken. As long as it's a good shot of a mythical creature of some kind/form, whether collaged together or shot at one whole shot of a statue, it makes no difference. It's still a mythical creature. :)

And, NO...I didn't shoot a statue but, I'm thinking for what my score is right now...I SHOULD have! LOL ;0)


I honestly dont give a rats ass how they edited it or whether it has any editing at all, a statue is someone elses work(usually, i guess someone can be a photographer and another type of artist, im guessing most are actually) and therefore discredits the photographer IMO. Thats just me though, and i guess i could be a total hypocrit at times but it just seems a little silly for this type of challenge.
07/21/2010 11:20:35 PM · #110
Originally posted by LydiaToo:


"hmm, done. as i said before, i was really unimpressed with all the statues and such things entered here, but i couldnt make myself give them ones... so lots of 2s and 3s "


NOT to call you out, Katherine, but I think that if the photog shot a mythical creature... one that doesn't actually exist, then they've done what the challenge description said to do... whether it's a statue of a mythical or whether they created it (even if it's a myth we haven't heard of.. The challenge doesn't say "a famous myth").

Just sayin'...

(And no, I didn't enter a photo of a statue. I just think that this is a much broader topic than some are thinking of.)


its still a statue! something they didnt create and are just copying. it seems silly in all challenges, in all types of editing.
07/22/2010 12:22:22 AM · #111
Originally posted by LadyK:

Originally posted by LydiaToo:



(And no, I didn't enter a photo of a statue. I just think that this is a much broader topic than some are thinking of.)


its still a statue! something they didnt create and are just copying. it seems silly in all challenges, in all types of editing.


I think you're off the plinth there. When photographing subjects like statues, other things come in to play besides the sculptor's work; things like lighting, point of view and composition being the key ones. Your reasoning would equally apply to photos of buildings, chess pieces and horses (unless you're an architect/builder, craftsman or stud horse). ;-Þ
07/22/2010 08:52:09 AM · #112
Originally posted by LadyK:

Originally posted by LydiaToo:


"hmm, done. as i said before, i was really unimpressed with all the statues and such things entered here, but i couldnt make myself give them ones... so lots of 2s and 3s "


NOT to call you out, Katherine, but I think that if the photog shot a mythical creature... one that doesn't actually exist, then they've done what the challenge description said to do... whether it's a statue of a mythical or whether they created it (even if it's a myth we haven't heard of.. The challenge doesn't say "a famous myth").

Just sayin'...

(And no, I didn't enter a photo of a statue. I just think that this is a much broader topic than some are thinking of.)


its still a statue! something they didnt create and are just copying. it seems silly in all challenges, in all types of editing.


I can agree and disagree with this.

Where I disagree: In whatever editing type challenge - if there is a statue it depends on how well the photographer 1) composed it 2) are there other elements included in the shot that complement the main subject 3) angle of composition; does it add to drama or is it a straight on static shot 4) Lighting - lighting can effect/invoke mood. Something with low lighting done right can appear spooky, creepy, errie while something with a high key effect can appear ethereal, otherworldly. etc.

Where I am going to agree with you is that a good percentage of photographers do not take the above into account and just take a straight on static shot.

No statues here and still doing below my standard of reaching a 5.8 or higher much to my ire. I have received 4 wonderful comments that eliminated doubts that my composition may be suffering from noise that I failed to see, picture being too dark/too light, or something with the PP that is visible on another monitor (I even went as far to look at my entry on another monitor). So why it is doing how it is doing ....well I have my thoughts given what I have seen in other threads and 'narrow road' thinking.

Anyway off to do some commenting.
07/22/2010 09:33:02 AM · #113
I guess it is what it is...

Votes: 119
Views: 328
Avg Vote: 5.4118
Comments: 3
07/22/2010 09:39:37 AM · #114
Originally posted by macwilyum:

Where's the chupacabra???


I was so tempted to do this one, but there are now a few versions of the chupacabra, so I wasnt sure how dpc would have handled it. So I did the closest next best thing ;)
07/22/2010 10:04:47 AM · #115
I didn't enter but had SO much fun voting!!

You have rated 83 of 83 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 24 images (29%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.1807.

I gave out 2 10's and 20 9's!!! Good luck all!
07/22/2010 10:07:05 AM · #116
Originally posted by love:

I didn't enter but had SO much fun voting!!

You have rated 83 of 83 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 24 images (29%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.1807.

I gave out 2 10's and 20 9's!!! Good luck all!

You have rated 83 of 83 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 10 images (12%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.1325.

Two 10's, four 9's, ten 8's, about 20 7's etc.
Some were creepy as hell!
07/22/2010 10:08:18 AM · #117
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

...
Some were creepy as hell!


Oh yeah - I forgot to add THANKS FOR THE NEW NIGHTMARES!
07/22/2010 10:10:05 AM · #118
Originally posted by love:

Oh yeah - I forgot to add THANKS FOR THE NEW NIGHTMARES!

Don't dream! Haven't you seen Inception? (I recommend it)
07/22/2010 10:12:04 AM · #119
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

Originally posted by love:

Oh yeah - I forgot to add THANKS FOR THE NEW NIGHTMARES!

Don't dream! Haven't you seen Inception? (I recommend it)


OK - now this is very scary - I JUST SAW IT LAST NIGHT!!!
07/22/2010 10:15:14 AM · #120
I found this challenge incredible difficult to rate. I admire photoshop skills because I don´t have them, but on the other hand this is a photo-contest and I have mixed feelings about pictures where you can´t even see anymore that it´s a picture. My three favorites, just based on first impressions and two walk-throughs happen to be ones that are clearly pictures, although I know they have been edited because otherwise it wouldn´t have been possible. (One of them is very very heavily edited but still convinces as a picture, the other one I admire because it´s so subtle in its editing and the third one I even doubt whether it was edited). I did rate the statues lower, not because they didn´t meet the contest in my point of view, but because it lacked creativity compared to others. Although I did rate one of the statues quite high because I like the shot. Quite a lot of them make me feel uncomfortable and I don´t like looking too long at them. I suppose that´s often the effect that was meant, but I find it hard to rate a picture high when it makes me feel queasy. Will walk through them once more in a slow pace to comment and adjust scores.

You have rated 83 of 83 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 3 images (4%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.2048.
07/22/2010 10:32:56 AM · #121
Votes: 122
Views: 291
Avg Vote: 5.5984
Comments: 1

Way better then I thought it would be... Im very surprized Im not sub 5
07/22/2010 11:02:49 AM · #122
Still am 'bleh' about my score - happy with the comments - heck, happy to get comments/critiques.

COMMENTS are good - Everyone needs more comments and that is no myth:-)

Gone through and left some what I hope are constructive comments

Stats:
You have rated 40 of 82 images (49%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 10 images (12%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.2000.

Will come back and leave some more later.
07/22/2010 11:03:06 AM · #123
My score tanking, but I know why, so not really upset about it.
07/22/2010 11:17:30 AM · #124
Originally posted by snaffles:

My score tanking, but I know why, so not really upset about it.


Likewise. Not really upset, but sort of upset in a not-really kind of way.

Message edited by author 2010-07-22 11:59:59.
07/22/2010 11:56:26 AM · #125
Mine just keeps going down, down, down... :(

Now at 5.3.
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