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12/08/2010 07:11:48 PM · #1
I'm sure this thread has been done before but I'm always on/off with DPC - stupid life keeps getting in the way. :)

What's one of your favorite submissions that tanked in the voting?

Whether it's a different interpretation of the challenge or a technique that didn't fare well with the voters what's a shot of yours that you really like that scored in the bottom part of a challenge?

For me my take on the challenge "twisted" didn't go over so well in the voting, but it's one of my favorite images and it stretched me a lot as a photographer.

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12/08/2010 07:36:50 PM · #2
For some reason I do not wholly understand, I absolutely love this nightmarish photo. The voters hated it and let me know. I would not change anything about the photo though.

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12/08/2010 07:38:12 PM · #3
Cool thread! And because rules were made to be broken (and more than one of my favored "children" tanked, I'm posting 3 images I love and didn't receive much love:

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from my first year here. I LOVE this shot, but almost nobody else did. And I really don't know why.

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Due to stupidity (not naming the image something folks could search easily), this image did poorly with the general DPC population, but got the attention of the PH crowd.

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Possibly my favorite and most underrated image ever. I can't explain why exactly, but this image was a turning point for me. I remember the afternoon I took it and how suddenly I was looking at everything so differently. This scene happened as I was turning around, and the light had just hit the back of the tent. A few minutes later it was all dark again.
12/08/2010 07:48:15 PM · #4
I have more but these are two that I felt pretty strongly about.

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Funny how it hurts when you love them and they aren't appreciated.
12/08/2010 07:58:28 PM · #5
Here's a few that I absolutely loved... and were deemed mediocre by the DPC community

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If there is one thing I've learned here, its to shoot for yourself. I really don't care how an image scores, what's important to me is how I feel about it... And if I love it, that's all that matters. That's not to say that a little validation from the DPC crowd doesn't make me smile, but I look at my photography like midget porn, It's not for everyone... :)

12/08/2010 08:05:38 PM · #6
One of my many sub 4 shots. This was one of my first "successful" intentional camera movement shots. I thought it was perfectly titled and fit the challenge fairly well, but it's abstract and abstracts are always hit or miss... for me, usually miss.

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12/08/2010 08:13:11 PM · #7
I liked the blown colors and thought it gave the shot a Leroy Neiman effect but the voters hated it.

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12/08/2010 08:19:13 PM · #8
I don't know if this will count but I liked this one. I entered my own interpretation of "wild bird" :)

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12/08/2010 08:21:58 PM · #9
It didn't even really tank, but I'm really quite pleased with myself for submitting a picture of bloody animal guts and managing a good decent score with it...

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I really do have to wonder how many people knew what it was, and how many were just happy with the overall effect...
12/08/2010 08:35:32 PM · #10
Here are some of my favorites that didn't do well:

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I loved what the negative did to the textures in the grasses
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I think people thought that this wasn't a street shot -- but this is a taste of what Duke of Gloucester street is like. Shops like this one. (otherwise known as dog street to the locals)
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12/08/2010 09:03:24 PM · #11
I expected a higher 4 than what this received.

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12/08/2010 09:17:26 PM · #12
Here are three that nailed the challenge, are technically okay, and still were waaay down
in the 4-row...
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Challenges: From the Top Down, Macro w/o bugs, The Moon
would I submit them again? You bet. I really like 'em.
12/08/2010 09:23:38 PM · #13
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12/08/2010 09:25:52 PM · #14
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Most of my recent portfolio is DPC unfriendly. But this went further.
12/08/2010 09:29:59 PM · #15
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Took several takes to achieve sharp focus and good composition, creating a technically correct photo.

Might have scored better with a shapely female model instead. ;-)
12/08/2010 10:42:38 PM · #16
Hard to choose a fave amongst so many, but for now this one will do, mostly for conceptual reasons.

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12/08/2010 10:55:42 PM · #17
I'm fond of my prairie entries, but they've never scored terribly well.
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I know that it's a landscape that many are not terribly fond of, but it's a place that has always been interesting to me.
12/08/2010 11:39:04 PM · #18
This got creamed on the average vote, but it hit it's target audience, with a commenters average of 7. The comments were great and I consider it a success.
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12/08/2010 11:44:19 PM · #19
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12/09/2010 12:21:48 AM · #20
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Oh and this (although I thought this was DPC friendly, just goes to show you).

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Message edited by author 2010-12-09 00:24:04.
12/09/2010 12:24:34 AM · #21
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Scored under 5 and was printed on Canvas at 20x30 for the client. A favorite because it brought something better than a ribbon. It brought a memory for the couple and a paycheck for me. :D
12/09/2010 12:41:17 AM · #22
Voters don't like:

Disturbing

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Rude

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Scary

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or Blurry

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12/09/2010 12:42:58 AM · #23
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One of my own favourites, it did mediocre in the challenge to which it was entered, and few here or elsewhere on the net like it much. However it looks great as a print on glossy paper, matted in black, black frame ... I sold it to a doctor who has it in her office now :)
12/09/2010 01:06:57 AM · #24
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I knew that this one would nose dive, but the softness in color and form work for me.
12/09/2010 01:08:20 AM · #25
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