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10/20/2004 12:30:42 AM · #1
Look at my finger here... It may not be the most beautiful and nicest thing, but it is a pretty widespread means of communication. So where do 64 1s, 2s and 3s come from? c'mon people, this is not a purity contest, this is a freaking photo contest.

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I only got one comment about imperfect position of the hand, with which i mostly agree, but not to the point of 1.

But all the hypocritical purists need not worry, my trial membership expires in 7 days, and i don't think i am going to renew it.
10/20/2004 12:33:59 AM · #2
Don't be sad.
10/20/2004 12:37:00 AM · #3
Dont give up that easy..Never let them see you sweat...Boston Red Sox did nt give when down 3 game to none.. So keep your head in the game... Focus on next challenge.. Rock
10/20/2004 12:37:16 AM · #4
You might think that those voters never used this sign in their lives :)

10/20/2004 12:38:49 AM · #5
I gave it an 8. I think it does communicate well, and it's a good solid photo.
10/20/2004 12:40:28 AM · #6
I feel your pain... I came in like 190th place under some really bad images with now creativity, no rule of thirds and a few not even in focus. I shoot stock photography so i guess that's my downfall. people like pretty pictures of sunsets and flowers more i suppose. sometimes I think people vote for what is visually stimulating to them. even if the criteria for the challenge are not met. they may give an 8,9, or 10 to a sunset image when the challege is communication. (not an exact referance here, just an observation)

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 00:47:56.
10/20/2004 12:40:29 AM · #7
As I stated during the challenge:

"Though I'm not overly fond of the gesture, it is a great quality image."

Don't flee. Harness your talents and keep 'em coming.

10/20/2004 12:41:24 AM · #8
You say in your photographers comments that you knew it was gonna get low votes. Wouldn't you say that it is just as (or in my mind even more) hypocritical to enter the shot knowing that and then piss and moan when it comes true? I was gonna tell ya how I voted, but instead, look at your picture. I don't like the attitude...
10/20/2004 12:41:42 AM · #9
I thought it was a great Photograph...and of course a great communication tool... there seems to be a different voting agenda lately.... somewhat strange..
10/20/2004 12:41:51 AM · #10
like i said on the other thread, i liked it but Gilp's was better imo, sorry.
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although i didnt give it a bad score....4


Message edited by author 2004-10-20 00:58:54.
10/20/2004 12:43:20 AM · #11
I also gave you an 8. I liked the clear focus and blurry background where I could just make out that you were in a car. Please reconsider leaving. We need people who take risks.
10/20/2004 12:43:32 AM · #12
I think it's a great photo, and definitely has a strong sense of communication. If I would have made it through all the photos, I'd probably have given it a 8.

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That was my photo, in which scored pathetically. It's my lowest score to date, and, one of the photos I'm most proud of. I honestly don't understand the low scores on it. I got a couple comments, but they weren't very helpful.

Anyway, I hope I can get some more feedback on it. And I didn't want to start a fifth thread to poor scores in this challenge. There are already way too many.
10/20/2004 12:43:55 AM · #13
I fully agree that this is a form of communication so strong that it makes some of us get out of the car and kick ass. Amazing how some voters take such strong negative impressions with images that hit home. Yeah, I know, they consider people that do this uncooth, but come on, there are people who deserve this type of communication because they are not going to sit down and talk about what creeps they are.

This challenge has suffered from a very narrow interpretation of the challenge.
10/20/2004 12:47:28 AM · #14
Originally posted by TooCool:

You say in your photographers comments that you knew it was gonna get low votes. Wouldn't you say that it is just as (or in my mind even more) hypocritical to enter the shot knowing that and then piss and moan when it comes true? I was gonna tell ya how I voted, but instead, look at your picture. I don't like the attitude...


I feel the same way. Almost immediately after commenting on his photo he emailed to tell me "how it was", etc. Like I said in my comment, which I am sticking to, a thumbs up (another symbol of communication) would have scored higher on DPC than this, its vulgar and not everyone is going to vote high on something like this. Also, I think people need to learn to take critiques and comments in a more adult manner. Calling people "Hypocrites" is just bad form.
10/20/2004 12:50:16 AM · #15
Originally posted by TooCool:

You say in your photographers comments that you knew it was gonna get low votes.


Let's just say i have some faith in people, mistakenly.

Originally posted by TooCool:

Wouldn't you say that it is just as (or in my mind even more) hypocritical to enter the shot knowing that and then piss and moan when it comes true?


I am moaning not because the image was voted down, but because i lost my faith in people being able to give others honest and objective marks here, so why bother.

Originally posted by TooCool:

I was gonna tell ya how I voted, but instead, look at your picture. I don't like the attitude...


I don't think this even needs to be acknowledged. You know this is childish, if you choose to _in fact_ communicate this way, that's your prerogative, but that just paints you in, how to put it, 'shallow depth of field' =)
10/20/2004 12:53:28 AM · #16
Yuro(something)
I don't remember which member brought it up, but I place my personal satisfaction above anything else. I liked both pictures with the "up yours" sign. But obviously, not every one here likes shock therapy.

- We should all remember that photography is not an exact science: you may score badly here, yet be hailed as the next Ansel Adams somewhere else.
- you must understand that the "competition" here is fierece because of the participants' talent, imagination, and sense of humour. So rather than looking at it from a competitive angle, look at it as a learning experience

- when you participate in a DPChallenge, do expect positive comments as well as staunch critiques.

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 00:58:00.
10/20/2004 12:53:56 AM · #17
Originally posted by yurasocolov:

I don't think this even needs to be acknowledged. You know this is childish, if you choose to _in fact_ communicate this way, that's your prerogative, but that just paints you in, how to put it, 'shallow depth of field' =)


YOU chose to communicate this way before the challenge ever started. You called people that hadn't even voted low on your shot yet hypocrits. Who's playing childish games? If I could revote based on attitude of photographer after the fact, you woulda come in below a 5 not above it...
10/20/2004 12:54:42 AM · #18
This was one of those, "Sure, it meets the challenge, but who wants to look at that?" shots. I gave it a 5 partially for that reason. You don't have to please everyone to score highly, but offending some never helps.

Aside from the ones, you got a pretty normal bell curve on the score, so you could just eliminate about 20 ones to get a better idea of where the shot "should" have scored. Look on the bright side... all the people who scored your shot a 1 received your response when they clicked on the thumbnail. ;-)
10/20/2004 12:54:49 AM · #19
So some people just don't like your photograph - deal with it and move on. Starting a thread to piss and moan?? c'mon man, grow up.
10/20/2004 12:57:14 AM · #20
Originally posted by yurasocolov:



I am moaning not because the image was voted down, but because i lost my faith in people being able to give others honest and objective marks here, so why bother.


It's a bit silly to expect objectivity on such a 'subjective' photo.
10/20/2004 01:01:05 AM · #21
lol....My wife... who is ..(of Course) the best Woman I know...thought it was rather crude to have the representation of "The Finger"...BUT.. voted it high due to the QUALITY.. of the Picture... She said that in one recent Challenge.. the 3rd Place winner, was an unbelievably.. bad photo.. not deserving of its finish... and I truly believe her.. seems amazing that...you can't think out of the BOX..anymore...and recently in the Challenges..it is harder and harder to get a FIVE...even with a perfectly composed photo
10/20/2004 01:01:42 AM · #22
Everyone with supporting statements, i appreciate that.

Everyone who gave me an honest mark, even if it's not high, i am not talking about you either. I am not complaining about not getting a high enough mark, i am complaining about not getting an honest treatment here.

And i just don't think this is worth the effort. Because my night shot image (albeit it's not very good) will get voted down at least by some because [etc etc]

And the education entry [title removed] is going to get voted down because republicans who oh are offended with the finger picture so much are proably not gonna get the reference to [what my picture is about]. Even though i went to great lengths [executing my photo]

So why bother? I don't wanna take cheesy pictures of #2 pencils and kids with tin cans.

Have a nice life, everyone.

PS I don't care if the last two images are going to get disqualified for being mentioned here, obviously.

Message edited by mk - removed reference to current entries.
10/20/2004 01:02:30 AM · #23
Originally posted by riotspyne:

like i said on the other thread, i liked it but Gilp's was better imo, sorry.
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although i didnt give it a bad score....4


4 is not a bad score??????
10/20/2004 01:05:18 AM · #24
Originally posted by dartompkins:

Originally posted by riotspyne:

like i said on the other thread, i liked it but Gilp's was better imo, sorry.
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although i didnt give it a bad score....4


4 is not a bad score??????


he was complaining about 1.2.3's its better than that.
i didnt say it was a good score....i said it wasnt bad, not for me anyways.
10/20/2004 01:05:24 AM · #25
Originally posted by yurasocolov:

PS I don't care if the last two images are going to get disqualified for being mentioned here, obviously.


Glad your not gonna renew your precious 7 day membership...

(ignoring thread now!)

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