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07/27/2015 12:24:42 AM · #1
So my team and I debated on whether to do this photo in B&W or color and most of the team preferred b&w. But one of the fears was that in b&w this image would fool people into thinking it was just a photograph of a statue. From one of the comments I am guessing that is the case. So I am interested in finding out who I fooled and if it affected your vote. Don't worry I won't be offended. I just think it will be interesting to find out. Just for your info this is my daughter dressed up and painted to look like a statue:

Challenge entry:

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In color:

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And a few more that I edited just for fun:

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BTW:I'm guessing most of my low scores came from it not being crooked enough, not necessarily from not knowing it was a statue.

Message edited by author 2015-07-27 00:26:11.
07/27/2015 01:43:16 AM · #2
i thought it was a statue great make up/paint job!
07/27/2015 01:53:26 AM · #3
First glance caught me thinking it was a statue, but a blink later, it was obvious. Gave it a 7. Would have scored it lower in color.
07/27/2015 01:54:35 AM · #4
I recognized the kid and the costume - you posted that here before, I think it was a "how to" that you put together for another board on building the costume.
07/27/2015 02:41:36 AM · #5
I knew it was a costume, and I knew it was your daughter... It's well-made so you got a 6 from me even though I didn't feel the image addressed the challenge particularly well.
07/27/2015 02:58:43 AM · #6
I recognized her as a young girl and not a statue. The costume is extremly well done - I was wondering about the passage between sleeve and hand...
Like Bear I think it was not crooked enough for most voters, maybe. I gave you a 7
07/27/2015 05:41:54 AM · #7
Originally posted by Melethia:

I recognized the kid and the costume - you posted that here before, I think it was a "how to" that you put together for another board on building the costume.


+1

+ I didn't feel the image addressed the challenge particularly well.

+ Some would find it creepy.
07/27/2015 06:16:20 AM · #8
Yup I fell for it. Same score regardless. :)
07/27/2015 06:18:33 AM · #9
"A little too STONE-like ;)"
07/27/2015 08:05:47 AM · #10
I suspect it was not crooked enough for some voters as the photo itself is excellent and goes without saying the costume making is on another level.
07/27/2015 08:44:11 AM · #11
Admittedly, I was voting over the speed limit -- but it did stop me and made me look. I wasn't sure. It didn't affect my vote.
07/27/2015 09:42:38 AM · #12
I'm thinking you should have tilted your camera, too, for full points from some :)
07/27/2015 10:11:26 AM · #13
I like the b/w best. I looked at the whole scene, which I liked for a subtle but good Crooked entry, but missed that she was a model.
I was one of your 9 votes. I'm so glad that you didn't do the tilt thing!

Message edited by author 2015-07-27 10:12:24.
07/27/2015 10:54:44 AM · #14
I gave it a 7 and spotted it second glance. In (say) graveyeards it would have placed much higher I'm sure.
07/27/2015 12:02:26 PM · #15
yes I knew it really was the crooked aspect that hurt it most. I honestly don't like crooked(tilted) photographs for the most part, so I didn't want to go that route. There are always a few that I like tilted but my OCD really kicks in and it sort of drives me crazy.

07/27/2015 01:04:32 PM · #16
Originally posted by bvy:

...voting over the speed limit...


Love this concept.
07/27/2015 02:44:11 PM · #17
I was unsure if it was a statue, but I gave the benefit of the doubt and a 7. I'm smacking my forehead over the fact that some people thought it didn't meet the challenge... She is "holding up" a gravestone that is crooked. The whole point of the shot is about the crookedness of that gravestone.

It boggles my mind how unsubtle the voters are. Even Bear Music???
07/27/2015 03:00:47 PM · #18
Remember the thread about unnecessary or confusing challenge descriptions? This description was not to "shoot something crooked" (like I did) but it was "Skewed horizons, twisted perspectives, use your imagination and go out-of-the-box and out-of-whack This week." hard to tell how many voters took that part literally.

Originally posted by posthumous:

I'm smacking my forehead over the fact that some people thought it didn't meet the challenge... She is "holding up" a gravestone that is crooked.
07/27/2015 03:32:33 PM · #19
Tate, yours was "out of whack."
07/27/2015 04:54:26 PM · #20
Originally posted by tate:

Remember the thread about unnecessary or confusing challenge descriptions? This description was not to "shoot something crooked" (like I did) but it was "Skewed horizons, twisted perspectives, use your imagination and go out-of-the-box and out-of-whack This week." hard to tell how many voters took that part literally.

Originally posted by posthumous:

I'm smacking my forehead over the fact that some people thought it didn't meet the challenge... She is "holding up" a gravestone that is crooked.
People took "out-of-the-box" and "out-of-whack" literally? only at DPC!!
07/27/2015 07:23:03 PM · #21
Yeh you fooled me but it did no make any difference to my vote.
07/27/2015 08:55:51 PM · #22
Thanks !?

Originally posted by tnun:

Tate, yours was "out of whack."
07/28/2015 12:59:07 AM · #23
Originally posted by posthumous:

It boggles my mind how unsubtle the voters are. Even Bear Music???

I *did* give it a 6, and I *did* say I didn't think it met the challenge "particularly well", not that I thought it didn't meet the challenge at all. I'm a bit more literal than you, Don, but I'm not hopeless by any means...
07/28/2015 01:15:03 AM · #24
Originally posted by tate:

Thanks !?

Originally posted by tnun:

Tate, yours was "out of whack."


of course! just trying to support the interpretation.
07/28/2015 03:30:14 AM · #25
Don needs a **KISS**
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