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01/18/2012 01:13:13 AM · #1
come on post em
01/18/2012 02:11:54 AM · #2
I didn't enter, but I've done one run through with voting (will go back later and judge them again, and add more comments too)

Really impressed with the vast majority of images, I voted rather highly overall

You have rated 77 of 77 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 11 images (14%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 7.1169.
01/18/2012 03:24:05 AM · #3
10 votes 6.66667 ooh scary

16 votes 6.4 even scarier hahaha lol

just voted, you'd think it was a sunset challenge not a night time challenge

:)

Votes: 39
Views: 94
Avg Vote: 6.8718
Comments: 1

Message edited by author 2012-01-18 10:49:51.
01/18/2012 11:24:55 AM · #4
I started with 17 votes @ 7.4 average this morning... but I'm fading fast!! :-(

Votes: 45
Views: 106
Avg Vote: 6.6000
Comments: 5

The updates seem to come in waves, is this normal?
01/18/2012 11:27:07 AM · #5
Originally posted by petehall:

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The updates seem to come in waves, is this normal?

Possibly on the hour for registered users. Consider a membership, if you don't already have one. Then, you too can become a DPC addict.

Message edited by author 2012-01-18 11:28:29.
01/18/2012 11:32:14 AM · #6
Originally posted by hahn23:


Possibly on the hour for registered users. Consider a membership, if you don't already have one. Then, you too can become a DPC addict.


I'm going to pay for my membership later this evening and vote on all the photos as I'm at work at the moment.
01/18/2012 11:34:39 AM · #7
Originally posted by petehall:

Originally posted by hahn23:


Possibly on the hour for registered users. Consider a membership, if you don't already have one. Then, you too can become a DPC addict.


I'm going to pay for my membership later this evening and vote on all the photos as I'm at work at the moment.

Good man! Looking forward to seeing your photography!
01/18/2012 11:56:28 AM · #8
You have rated 75 of 75 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 15 images (20%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 5.6533.

Hidden in my average score is a broad range distribution. I gave 2-10s, 2-9s, 6-8s and 10-7s. There were some remarkably good nighttime shots in this challenge. Of note, I commented on 20% of the images, which is a big % comments for me.
01/18/2012 12:00:39 PM · #9
Some of um don,t seem very landscapey to me.
01/18/2012 12:41:17 PM · #10
Poses the question, what defines a landscape? Makes you think.
01/18/2012 01:36:38 PM · #11
I would define it as scenery from a distance... the land as far as the eye can see
01/18/2012 02:10:40 PM · #12
land·scape/ˈlan(d)ˌskāp/
Noun:
All the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.
Verb:
Improve the aesthetic appearance of (a piece of land) by changing its contours, adding ornamental features and plantings.
Synonyms:
scenery - view - scene - prospect
01/18/2012 02:12:16 PM · #13
Now, there are many interpretations when it comes to art... but this is what I found when I looked it up:

land·scape
noun
1. a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
2. a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery.
3. Fine Arts . the category of aesthetic subject matter in which natural scenery is represented.
4. Obsolete . a panoramic view of scenery; vista.

I don't want this to skew results, but it is interesting how the genre inspires us all differently.
01/18/2012 04:43:17 PM · #14
I have not voted yet. There are very good shots, but my opinion is that:
night is night = stars, moon, dark sky,...
landscape should include nature = trees, sea, mountains,...
Now I have to decide wheter my vote is based on the previous facts, or if I just consider how much I like the photos
I will leave it for tomorrow... now I'm really falling sleep... ;)
01/18/2012 04:47:53 PM · #15
You have to bear in mind not everyone has the luxury of a rural landscape at their disposal!
01/18/2012 04:58:06 PM · #16
True, but one don't have to enter every contest. Maybe that type of thinking is too cynical?

For the record, I didn't vote any of the good 'non-landscape' images down much due to them not being what I deem to be a landscape.
01/18/2012 05:15:43 PM · #17
Even Manhattan has Central Park, what kind of City would not have any parks with some nature in them? ;)
PS I don't do DNMCs so my voting wasn't effected by definitions.

Message edited by author 2012-01-18 17:16:54.
01/18/2012 05:32:35 PM · #18
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Even Manhattan has Central Park, what kind of City would not have any parks with some nature in them? ;)
PS I don't do DNMCs so my voting wasn't effected by definitions.


Not sure I would want to venture into Central Park after dark, I have heard some horror stories.
01/18/2012 06:37:24 PM · #19
Originally posted by BAMartin:

Originally posted by MargaretN:

Even Manhattan has Central Park, what kind of City would not have any parks with some nature in them? ;)
PS I don't do DNMCs so my voting wasn't effected by definitions.


Not sure I would want to venture into Central Park after dark, I have heard some horror stories.
Yes, you are right. Such a pity, it is a nice park.
01/18/2012 06:54:58 PM · #20
FWIW I don't have any issues with 'urban' landscapes (or cityscapes if you prefer) as an interpretation. I was also kind of surprised at how many sunsets were submitted though.
01/18/2012 09:18:46 PM · #21
Originally posted by nymn:

FWIW I don't have any issues with 'urban' landscapes (or cityscapes if you prefer) as an interpretation. I was also kind of surprised at how many sunsets were submitted though.


ditto (on both accounts)
01/19/2012 02:54:39 AM · #22
I live right in the heart of a big city, so I walked to the botanical gardens and took a photo there. Not awe inspiring, but you work with what you have to meet the challenge theme. I resisted the urge to shoot a nice cityscape, because to me it's not a "landscape". Sometimes I don't vote in challenges I've entered, but I did this time, and I took into account the theme (landscape at night) and weighed this alongside how much I liked the photo. A photo I really liked of trees at night scored higher than a photo I really liked of a cityscape at sunset. I think that's fair voting. Other people might choose to be moved solely on how appealing they find the image; personally, that's putting the challenge topic too far into the back seat for me. (That's not to say I don't like unique interpretations to a theme; in fact, I tend to favour them, it shows imagination.)

Sure, in this challenge us city folk are at a disadvantage versus someone overlooking a soaring majestic forest... but that happens all the time. (When was the last time Larus/LalliSig lost a "sky" challenge that he entered? :) If the theme is "majestic churches" then anyone living in Italy is at a huge advantage. That's just how it goes!
01/19/2012 03:31:49 AM · #23
i drove 25 miles each way for my photo spent the night in -5 degrees, and eat a lot of chocolate treats to pass the time, on one of my 2 nights a week i dont have my boy and normally see my new g/f but she didnt mind hehe :)
01/19/2012 08:33:19 PM · #24
Better post this before it slips below:

Votes: 105
Views: 214
Avg Vote: 6.0000
Comments: 1
01/20/2012 03:12:27 AM · #25
been at 7/6.9 all week woke up to a 6.8 come one baby you can do a 7 hehe :)
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