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01/19/2011 04:19:37 PM · #51
Originally posted by hiperlouro:

Votes: 50
Views: 84
Avg Vote: 4.5000
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 01/19/11 01:10 pm

I don't know if it is bad or good, for a newbie! :P

In the same boat as you! Just my second challenge entry...and think I'm sitting at 4.300. In the great scheme of things, this is probably a not very good score with most winners around 6.500 to over 7.000. But it's a start, and the most important thing is you've taken the effort to try. Got to start somewhere!
01/19/2011 04:22:18 PM · #52
Originally posted by gcoulson:

But it's a start, and the most important thing is you've taken the effort to try. Got to start somewhere!

Perfect attitude. Best of luck to both of you.
01/19/2011 04:25:37 PM · #53
Originally posted by gcoulson:

Originally posted by hiperlouro:

Votes: 50
Views: 84
Avg Vote: 4.5000
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 01/19/11 01:10 pm

I don't know if it is bad or good, for a newbie! :P

In the same boat as you! Just my second challenge entry...and think I'm sitting at 4.300. In the great scheme of things, this is probably a not very good score with most winners around 6.500 to over 7.000. But it's a start, and the most important thing is you've taken the effort to try. Got to start somewhere!


Once you get a few challenges under your belt then you can aim to beat your average score. There have been members who join and get a ribbon on their first entry and there are those who have been here for years with no ribbons at all. The best bet is to enter what you like and if you really want to go for high scores just keep trying to beat your average.

My first entry here scored a 4.4838
01/19/2011 04:28:28 PM · #54
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by jminso:

The description left it open to interpetation and as artist i am confused by narrow minded interpetations of many of these challenges. Some based on their challenge descriptions make it a little less open but ones like this challenge can have many different views.

Agreed, but if I look at the image without the title, and a reasonable description of the scene would not include something about the age of the subject, then I have to give it some more thought. I do not give a DNMC vote casually, but on the other hand, it's not a freestudy either.


Fair enough. For me it all depends on the challenge. Sometimes I am a bit more focused with my voting based on the description and sometimes I am very open but it is interesting to see how others interpret the challenge.
01/19/2011 04:34:56 PM · #55
Votes: 53
Views: 85
Avg. Vote: 4.6415
Comments: 0

fail....
oh well! I've probably been listening to too much music and not enough photography:p
ha not that my photos always do that well here;)
01/19/2011 04:44:21 PM · #56
Weird, weird voting...

With a few normal votes today also held 10,2,9,4,4
01/19/2011 04:46:50 PM · #57
Originally posted by gcoulson:

Just curious, did anyone interpret this challenge as something "man-made" had to be 100 years old?


I was thinking along the lines of man-made objects portraying the challenge well. That is not only what I had in mind for this challenge though. What I do want to see is a subject that conveys the message of time passing. In nature, a giant Redwood tree, highly interesting rock formations, or even a detail of a stream or river showing motion or cutting into a rock bed or something similar would be great subjects in my opinion. Though I believe it is a fallacy, I can even be so open minded as to accept a photo of a quote "re-incarnated being" if you can convey the message well enough for me. The main point is that the passing of time ought to be conveyed as an idea in the photo. If it's a landscape with no motion or other interesting photographic techniques used to convey the message, then I have to say in my mind it isn't really on the topic of the challenge. Unfortunately, voting on art is subjective... All the post-modern thinkers out there can appreciate subjectivity, I am sure!
01/19/2011 05:46:00 PM · #58
I changed my photo three times before it went up, looking for the "best one". I think from now on I have to shoot what I want to shoot, the way I want to shoot it, with the best intentions of meeting the challenge guidelines. And beyond that F*ck it.
01/19/2011 06:11:31 PM · #59
Originally posted by crowis:

I changed my photo three times before it went up, looking for the "best one". I think from now on I have to shoot what I want to shoot, the way I want to shoot it, with the best intentions of meeting the challenge guidelines. And beyond that F*ck it.

Yup. Trying to second guess broad appeal is a losing game. Work on improving what you personally like to see.
01/19/2011 06:27:16 PM · #60
By the way Spiffy, love the thread title. One of the funniest titles yet :-)
01/19/2011 06:42:54 PM · #61
With an average score of 4.3xx it's clear that my picture has issues. Just wish someone would comment so that I can learn from this. Have 65 votes an one comment which was a DNMC.
01/19/2011 06:56:09 PM · #62
Votes: 67
Views: 103
Avg Vote: 5.6418
Comments: 1

Can't pretend this doesn't disappoint me. I like the image and really thought a few others might too. But then again, I recently did OK with a couple of entries that I thought were 'so-so'. I guess after 5 years here I still have no idea what appeals. Or else my work just sucks...
01/19/2011 06:58:30 PM · #63
Originally posted by Abra:

By the way Spiffy, love the thread title. One of the funniest titles yet :-)

Thanks. I noticed that 25 minutes into voting nobody else had come up with a witty title either. I has almost given up and posted a lame thread title when that idea hit me.
01/19/2011 08:27:19 PM · #64

Votes: 71
Views: 123
Avg Vote: 5.4930

Not too bad for my first challenge in well over a year.

Half way through voting at the moment you rated 70 of 140 entries (50%). I forgot how time consuming the voting process can be.

01/20/2011 12:28:20 PM · #65
Great comment makes my score feel much better.
Votes: 87
Views: 144
Avg Vote: 4.7586
Comments: 1
01/20/2011 05:01:15 PM · #66
Originally posted by CJinCA:

Down we go............to 5.3333 now from 5.8. :-(


100 vote check-in - creeping up ever so slowly and with some nice comments too. :-)

Votes:100
Views:163
Avg Vote:5.7100
Comments:5
01/20/2011 05:10:17 PM · #67
The wonders of personal interpretation....been getting 4's and 5's all along, and then my last two votes were a 7 and 8.

Thank you for your generosity whoever you are!
01/20/2011 05:30:37 PM · #68
You have rated 0 of 140 images (0%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 140 images (99%) in this challenge.

First time I've commented on an entire challenge. I quite enjoyed it. Awesome stuff.
01/20/2011 05:57:47 PM · #69
Thanks Scott. Got your comment. Great effort on your part.
01/20/2011 06:18:40 PM · #70
Votes: 101
Views: 154
Avg Vote: 5.7228
Comments: 1
01/20/2011 07:28:42 PM · #71
100 vote checkin:

Votes: 100
Views: 154
Avg Vote: 5.0000
Comments: 3

I like round numbers.
01/20/2011 07:49:07 PM · #72
Yay took a little bump up at the 100 mark

Votes: 102
Views: 197
Avg Vote: 5.7745
Comments: 8
01/20/2011 07:52:23 PM · #73
I'm only at 98 votes...
01/20/2011 08:50:06 PM · #74
Votes: 102
Views: 183
Avg Vote: 5.7059
Comments: 3

Slowly creeping up from low 5's
01/20/2011 09:28:41 PM · #75
I'm inching back up to a 5.60xx.

Come on happy voters!
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