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07/23/2018 09:01:42 AM · #1
My creativity skills have been spinning in the porcelain throne where our "brown ribbon" gets its name. (My poor DPL team!) I knew my entry for Serpentine wasn't good and the voters confirmed it.

I've officially earned:
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But the funny part is that, when I went to confirm that I did in fact finish last, I learned I already had a last place finish. From 5 years ago!

I'm thinking this one really only finished last because it was a horrible fit for the challenge but it's a brown all the same.
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The only way to go from here is up. :)
07/23/2018 12:02:39 PM · #2
wow!~ Uhhh... congratulations??

:D

07/23/2018 12:34:19 PM · #3
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My one and only. I was pretty upset at the time, but looking at it now, it's really not sharp - my Sigma 18-200 isn't very good and I rarely use it any more. The processing isn't get either. Can't blame that on anyone but myself.
07/23/2018 12:50:18 PM · #4
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Fleeting moment -- chanced to see a couple along the edge of the water. I had no idea who they might be. Made the image using iPhone as the only thing available to me. Then made my way down there and learned they were out celebrating their one year wedding anniversary. They liked the image a lot and greatly appreciated receiving a copy. Their warm response more than counterbalanced the brown ribbon status this received.
07/23/2018 01:13:52 PM · #5
Hurreyyy (IF you consider anything after mine DQed) :D

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07/23/2018 01:38:24 PM · #6
Well I can contribute two browns as well..

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and
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And I thought those were clever ideas... giggle...
(well thinking of it the ideas weren't that bad but the implementation)
07/23/2018 03:22:14 PM · #7
All of our ideas are great just that voters didn't like it :D

Originally posted by primabarbara:

Well I can contribute two browns as well..

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and
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And I thought those were clever ideas... giggle...
(well thinking of it the ideas weren't that bad but the implementation)
07/23/2018 06:15:54 PM · #8
Oh! I never checked. I GOT ONE, TOO!!

Yipppeee!

I've always wanted one while trying to get a "real" virtual ribbon!

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07/23/2018 06:54:38 PM · #9
Originally posted by pgirish007:

All of our ideas are great just that voters didn't like it :D


Ha! So true!

Message edited by author 2018-07-23 18:55:21.
07/23/2018 06:59:12 PM · #10
Originally posted by Lydia:

Oh! I never checked. I GOT ONE, TOO!!

Yipppeee!

I've always wanted one while trying to get a "real" virtual ribbon!

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Yep . . . I would never TRY for a Brown, but I could definitely handle a "real" one. Congratulations, Lydia. I know I finished next to last once . . . is that kind of like a tiny violin for the Brown?? But how do I check easily to see whether I've ever finished last? (This week the operant word is "easily" as I am swamped!)
07/23/2018 07:13:52 PM · #11
Originally posted by Lydia:

Oh! I never checked. I GOT ONE, TOO!!

Yipppeee!

I've always wanted one while trying to get a "real" virtual ribbon!

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Congratulations -- now you only need another 30 or so to "catch up" ... ;-)

Originally posted by nam:

Yep . . . I would never TRY for a Brown, but I could definitely handle a "real" one. Congratulations, Lydia. I know I finished next to last once . . . is that kind of like a tiny violin for the Brown?? But how do I check easily to see whether I've ever finished last? (This week the operant word is "easily" as I am swamped!)


At one point I think we were going to make a Tan ribbon for next-to-last, and an Ecru one for third-from last, but I don't think it ever happened ... feel free to make some though!

To easily find your lowest scores sort your entries on your profile page by placement/percentile (click on the little arrow at the top of the table) and any Browns should be on the first or last page of results (depending on sort "direction").
07/23/2018 07:26:46 PM · #12
Originally posted by GeneralE:

. . .

To easily find your lowest scores sort your entries on your profile page by placement/percentile (click on the little arrow at the top of the table) and any Browns should be on the first or last page of results (depending on sort "direction").


Thank you, General. That was exactly what I needed to know - never even SAW those little sort arrows!! Bet they would have come in handy for other things LOL

But now that I've checked, I wish I hadn't. The ONLY subject I'm really vulnerable about when it comes to scoring is my granddaughter. In fact, I actually try to avoid entering pictures of her here, even when I think they are perfect for the challenge, because cute kids do so badly. Seriously. And I've told my team to avoid it, too.

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07/23/2018 08:02:01 PM · #13
Originally posted by nam:

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That is ADORABLE, Nikki!

I think it was the soft focus that got you a near ribbon.

07/23/2018 08:04:14 PM · #14
Originally posted by Lydia:

Originally posted by nam:

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That is ADORABLE, Nikki!

I think it was the soft focus that got you a near ribbon.


No matter to us. We will always treasure it and the memory of that day and moment. Her little "Happy Birthday to Me. Happy Birthday to Me!" is engraved in the family memory. And I guess that's where this photo documenting the moment should have stayed :) Thanks, though, Lydia.
07/23/2018 08:10:01 PM · #15
Originally posted by nam:

We will always treasure it and the memory of that day and moment. Her little "Happy Birthday to Me. Happy Birthday to Me!" is engraved in the family memory.


Good for you! I agree totally!
07/23/2018 08:22:05 PM · #16
Originally posted by Lydia:

Originally posted by nam:

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That is ADORABLE, Nikki!

I think it was the soft focus that got you a near ribbon.


Very cute! In another challenge (Best ofs are TOUGH) thereís no way that could be anywhere near brown ribbon territory.
07/23/2018 08:32:04 PM · #17
Originally posted by nam:

Originally posted by Lydia:

Originally posted by nam:

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That is ADORABLE, Nikki!

I think it was the soft focus that got you a near ribbon.


No matter to us. We will always treasure it and the memory of that day and moment. Her little "Happy Birthday to Me. Happy Birthday to Me!" is engraved in the family memory. And I guess that's where this photo documenting the moment should have stayed :) Thanks, though, Lydia.

I try to prioritize having a quality picture over picture quality -- unfortunately this does not mesh that well with the predominant DPC scoring model ... and documenting that exceptionally-cute moment is what helps keep that family memory from eroding.
07/23/2018 08:32:10 PM · #18
Don't worry I can wall paper my toilet with my brown awards !!!
07/23/2018 10:10:52 PM · #19
yeah, I have about 12, some of which I am inordinately proud of.

eta: grammer correction. I am not afraid to end a sentence a preposition with.

Message edited by author 2018-07-24 01:13:45.
07/23/2018 11:24:22 PM · #20
Iíve got a tan which I really liked and still do, it brings me back to all the fun and adventure of the moment.
Iíd link it here but Iím using the iPad right now.
07/24/2018 12:06:09 AM · #21
Originally posted by GeneralE:

. . . and documenting that exceptionally-cute moment is what helps keep that family memory from eroding.


Thanks.

This family moment will never erode :)

Message edited by author 2018-07-24 02:33:34.
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