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04/22/2020 12:07:58 AM · #1
I've used that punny thread title before, but this is an archival challenge, so an archival thread title.
04/22/2020 12:13:49 AM · #2
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04/22/2020 12:15:27 AM · #3
Ok, the generous voter has taken his first stab. You can have a brief high and then watch your scores drop.

You have rated 48 of 94 images (51%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.1042.
04/22/2020 01:04:04 AM · #4
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04/22/2020 01:10:07 AM · #5
Not unexpected.

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04/22/2020 01:43:34 AM · #6
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04/22/2020 01:49:32 AM · #7
took a quick look (not voted yet) and very impressed with the number of great entries
04/22/2020 02:01:33 AM · #8
Originally posted by Tiberius:

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A big jump!

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04/22/2020 03:22:39 AM · #9
4.3
serves me right
04/22/2020 04:44:42 AM · #10
Some FABULOUS entries, others, well not so (IMO). But 2 things: 1) there are several images that are very easily recognizable - how do you vote?
2) one image doesn't load for me :-(. I can see the thumbnail when I check on my voting, but it obviously has no score, and when I try to load it is just won't. I will try later again, but any suggestions? Has this happened before? I voted on all others.
04/22/2020 04:54:28 AM · #11
2 votes 3.00

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I tried hard..
04/22/2020 06:14:07 AM · #12
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04/22/2020 09:48:05 AM · #13
My observation over 13 years (have I been on DPC that long?!) is that abstracts don't usually do well with the collective opinion of DPC. If this weren't an abstract specific challenge, those votes would probably be even lower.
04/22/2020 09:57:21 AM · #14
I obviously have no idea what an Abstract is, year after year, I don't know why I do this every time a challenge come up!

But it is fun!! =)

And I actually like mine for once! =)
04/22/2020 10:03:55 AM · #15
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04/22/2020 10:14:42 AM · #16
Originally posted by JulietNN:

I obviously have no idea what an Abstract is, year after year, I don't know why I do this every time a challenge come up!



I actually said this out loud this year. I have no idea what an abstract is and mine always flop.

So, I went with the challenge description:

Details: Abstracts are about lines, shapes and colors. If it is recognizable as an object - it is not an abstract.

I spent less than two minutes on the thing, stuck it in, said "Well, at least I've entered"... and of course... it's doing well. *rolleyes*

I'll never understand.
04/22/2020 10:17:12 AM · #17
Originally posted by kasaba:

Some FABULOUS entries, others, well not so (IMO). But 2 things: 1) there are several images that are very easily recognizable - how do you vote?
. . .


Another case where the description hinders more than helps, imo.

I had a terrible time even picking an entry because I kept thinking "Standard editing. Can't tell what the object is." and rejecting candidates. For me, those two things knocked out probably 90% of the images I would have considered entering.

And now that I've gone through the entries, I'm pretty much in the same boat as ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kasaba . A huge number are recognizable and many others appeared to have used digital distortion tools to an extent that I consider to be far outside the bounds of standard editing (and I know it's not my place to decide whether the editing fits the rules or not, but here it's particularly difficult to ignore).

Message edited by author 2020-04-22 21:25:03.
04/22/2020 10:29:03 AM · #18
I usually consider an abstract to be unrecognizable.

But if the focus of a recognizable subject is the shapes, color and textures, rather than the subject itself I call it a semi-abstract. There were a handful of entries where I had a hard time deciding if it was or not.

I had one entry in an abstract challenge last year that got a critical comment of being too recognizable. This was one I considered to be semi abstract.
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2918/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1242010.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2918/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1242010.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2020-04-22 10:29:40.
04/22/2020 11:25:26 AM · #19
I think I'm going to get a personal lowest score. Exciting!

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Message edited by author 2020-04-22 11:25:49.
04/22/2020 11:45:35 AM · #20
A lot of banter in here AFTER the challenge has gone into the VOTING stage about what is / isn't abstract, opinions, etc. Probably shouldn't be having these conversations now.
04/22/2020 11:49:51 AM · #21
Originally posted by glad2badad:

A lot of banter in here AFTER the challenge has gone into the VOTING stage about what is / isn't abstract, opinions, etc. Probably shouldn't be having these conversations now.


That's why my score is so low lol
04/22/2020 11:54:15 AM · #22
Wow. I feel a lot better about my glorious 5.1 now! :-)

It is abstract. It is not archival - took it the last day of the challenge. ON PURPOSE. FOR THE CHALLENGE! Ha!
04/22/2020 11:56:47 AM · #23
Started out very happy: 6.4 with 5 votes.

Down to 5.9

And yeah -- I had a problem with the definition. I don't believe that it has to be unrecognizable to be abstract.

I prefer wikipedia's definition: Abstract art uses visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world
04/22/2020 12:32:32 PM · #24
Votes: 20
Views: 35
Avg Vote: 5.6500

Hopefully that means it's abstract enough.
04/22/2020 01:18:05 PM · #25
Originally posted by Melethia:

Wow. I feel a lot better about my glorious 5.1 now! :-)

It is abstract. It is not archival - took it the last day of the challenge. ON PURPOSE. FOR THE CHALLENGE! Ha!


Same here -- it was too difficult to find old abstracts! I really should keyword. :(
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