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11/17/2004 01:27:55 PM · #126
Originally posted by BradP:

Originally posted by laurielblack:

Originally posted by Gauti:

Originally posted by colda:

Originally posted by Gauti:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by Gauti:

Who/what is the god of DPC?

BradP at the moment. Be sure to use capital letters.

What/whom should I sacrifice to appease him?

Without doubt, a triptych style border!


bingo! LOL
now, how do I do that? print out some and burn 'em? singly or en masse? should I take photos of the flames and send 'em to BradP :)


Yes, that way he can run them through NeatImage a couple of times and pop out another ribbon winner or two... ;o)

This is serious hilarious and made my day!

Now to figure out how to wipe the sheepish grin off my face...ROFL


In your profile, you didn't have to put yourself behind bars. I like ya!
=)
11/17/2004 01:31:38 PM · #127
Originally posted by G4Ds:

Originally posted by BradP:

Originally posted by laurielblack:

Originally posted by Gauti:

Originally posted by colda:

Originally posted by Gauti:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by Gauti:

Who/what is the god of DPC?

BradP at the moment. Be sure to use capital letters.

What/whom should I sacrifice to appease him?

Without doubt, a triptych style border!


bingo! LOL
now, how do I do that? print out some and burn 'em? singly or en masse? should I take photos of the flames and send 'em to BradP :)


Yes, that way he can run them through NeatImage a couple of times and pop out another ribbon winner or two... ;o)

This is serious hilarious and made my day!

Now to figure out how to wipe the sheepish grin off my face...ROFL


In your profile, you didn't have to put yourself behind bars. I like ya!
=)

Thems ain't bars - they're BORDERS - a bunch of them! LOL

11/17/2004 01:44:34 PM · #128
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Dang...it just keeps dropping with no comments to tell me why...the person who faved it didn't even comment.
11/17/2004 01:52:00 PM · #129
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11/17/2004 01:52:43 PM · #130
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11/17/2004 01:57:30 PM · #131
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Not as good as some of you guys...but much better than I have been doing. I think Im coming to the conclusion that I am just a bad photographer. I really want to be good dang it!!!!
Ok, I'll stop throwing a pitty party for myself now! :) Im doing pretty good with this one, right guys!?
11/17/2004 02:01:48 PM · #132
Since this is only my second challenge, I kept my expectations low. Right now I have:
Votes: 76
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which I consider quite good. I've already voted my piece, and I think we all might be a little harsh on ourselves unnecessarily. There are a lot of shots to review and probably most will fall in the 5-6 range.

I tend to grab my first impression; if it is ho-hum and nothing grates on me, the shot is a 5. They can't all be winners. The ones that cause me to look twice, or say "wow" get a higher mark. Then at the end, I review my top shots and adjust as necessary so that the one I like gets my best score. This is my way to cope with such a large number of entries.

The winners will float to the top based on everybody's "wow" shots adding up.
11/17/2004 02:15:52 PM · #133
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You know, I understand why, too. I need to remember: would I hang it on my wall? If 'no', then shouldn't post it, and try a different image.
11/17/2004 02:17:39 PM · #134
Originally posted by AmiYuy:

Dang...it just keeps dropping with no comments to tell me why...the person who faved it didn't even comment.


Originally posted by smoon273:

I think Im coming to the conclusion that I am just a bad photographer. I really want to be good dang it!!!!


IMHO, scores in the 4-5 range usually stem from an uninteresting choice of subject, not your skill with the camera. If you don't get comments, it's often because of a "yeah, whatever" subject that just doesn't provoke conversation. Unless you get lucky, high scores are conceived long before you pick up the camera. Finding a subject that fits the challenge is only part of the equation- you then have to figure out how to provoke a positive reaction (laughter, wonder, surprise, etc...) from your audience before you shoot. It took me a long time to figure that out.
11/17/2004 02:21:11 PM · #135
Originally posted by grdSavant:




You know, I understand why, too. I need to remember: would I hang it on my wall? If 'no', then shouldn't post it, and try a different image.


Just remember you may not hang it on your wall, but everyones tastes are different. What appeals to you may not appeal to your neighbor. ;)
11/17/2004 02:23:07 PM · #136
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best ive done so far :D
11/17/2004 02:27:37 PM · #137
Originally posted by scalvert:


IMHO, scores in the 4-5 range usually stem from an uninteresting choice of subject, not your skill with the camera. If you don't get comments, it's often because of a "yeah, whatever" subject that just doesn't provoke conversation.


Thats why my current score is 5.5, lol...
11/17/2004 02:30:03 PM · #138
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11/17/2004 02:58:07 PM · #139
I knew this one wouldn't do well, not even sure why I submitted. I took some great shots of my daughter, but I couldn't enter her again (although it does seem to guarantee me at least a six).

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11/17/2004 04:18:37 PM · #140
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by AmiYuy:

Dang...it just keeps dropping with no comments to tell me why...the person who faved it didn't even comment.


Originally posted by smoon273:

I think Im coming to the conclusion that I am just a bad photographer. I really want to be good dang it!!!!


IMHO, scores in the 4-5 range usually stem from an uninteresting choice of subject, not your skill with the camera. If you don't get comments, it's often because of a "yeah, whatever" subject that just doesn't provoke conversation. Unless you get lucky, high scores are conceived long before you pick up the camera. Finding a subject that fits the challenge is only part of the equation- you then have to figure out how to provoke a positive reaction (laughter, wonder, surprise, etc...) from your audience before you shoot. It took me a long time to figure that out.

I couldn't agree more! There is a dead zone between 4 and 6 where you get usually get very few comments. This usually means technically good, but you just didn't grab the viewer's attention. I haven't made it out of this zone yet, but I think you have to put away the technical books on photography and start learning how to see beyond the standard ordinary image.
11/17/2004 04:22:39 PM · #141
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Hoping to at least crack the Top 300... :)
11/17/2004 04:30:26 PM · #142
Don't look back, Alan. I'm right behind you! #301?

Message edited by author 2004-11-17 16:30:49.
11/17/2004 04:32:31 PM · #143
And coming in at 487th: 564th:
Moi 5.5729 5.5048 Geez! 5.4393 Now!

Oh well. It will join the raks with my BBQ shot in the Waiting Challenge - LOL!!

Message edited by author 2004-11-17 17:57:19.
11/17/2004 04:46:58 PM · #144
I was doing reasonable but as with all challenges its dropped. Though I did get a request for proof. Good job I looked at the site tonight as my spamblocker had eaten the email from dpc!


11/17/2004 04:47:06 PM · #145
Originally posted by Nusbaum:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by AmiYuy:

Dang...it just keeps dropping with no comments to tell me why...the person who faved it didn't even comment.


Originally posted by smoon273:

I think Im coming to the conclusion that I am just a bad photographer. I really want to be good dang it!!!!


IMHO, scores in the 4-5 range usually stem from an uninteresting choice of subject, not your skill with the camera. If you don't get comments, it's often because of a "yeah, whatever" subject that just doesn't provoke conversation. Unless you get lucky, high scores are conceived long before you pick up the camera. Finding a subject that fits the challenge is only part of the equation- you then have to figure out how to provoke a positive reaction (laughter, wonder, surprise, etc...) from your audience before you shoot. It took me a long time to figure that out.

I couldn't agree more! There is a dead zone between 4 and 6 where you get usually get very few comments. This usually means technically good, but you just didn't grab the viewer's attention. I haven't made it out of this zone yet, but I think you have to put away the technical books on photography and start learning how to see beyond the standard ordinary image.


I have a 5,7 and 6 komments, all good once, 2 saying they gave the pic an 8 and a 9 and 2 have added it to their favorites and yet the score is very "low" considering the comments. I'm wondering if, when there are sooo many pictures, people just go trough the lot with the mouse on 5 or 6 untill they see a GREAT GREAT unusual picture and upper that one...!

Just a thought, I got comments from photographers on this site that I respect alot, all positive so I dunno, different taste to I guess! BUT I am very happy with my score, it beeing my first entery and all but I don't know, seems odd.

Again my pic is not a "ribbon" breed hehehe if ya know what I mean, but I think alot of GREAT picture from this contest might have an avarige score because most people don't bother really studying them...
11/17/2004 05:06:56 PM · #146
Originally posted by DogAngel:

I have a 5,7 and 6 komments, all good once, 2 saying they gave the pic an 8 and a 9 and 2 have added it to their favorites and yet the score is very "low" considering the comments.


Translation: your photo will figure prominently in the "underrated photos" thread that will inevitably appear when this challenge is over.
11/17/2004 11:56:06 PM · #147
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Needs to be sharper and I actually sharpened it, but didn't submit the sharpened one because didn't want to adjust the original at all. Lesson learned. My first entry.
11/18/2004 12:13:19 AM · #148
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Avg Vote:4.9680

not so bad hoping to hit the 5's though.- :-}

_brando_
11/18/2004 12:16:25 AM · #149
Originally posted by annasense:

even worse crap... 4.9 with 49 votes. and one comment that said it was nice, but they wonder what it would look like in color. IT'S A B/W CONTEST!!


heh that musta been my comment I made on your image. That was my nice way of saying it was a nice shot but looks horrible in b&w and would probably have been better submitted in anything but a b&w contest. sorry I wasn't more blunt.
11/18/2004 12:25:08 AM · #150
Originally posted by deapee:

Originally posted by annasense:

even worse crap... 4.9 with 49 votes. and one comment that said it was nice, but they wonder what it would look like in color. IT'S A B/W CONTEST!!


heh that musta been my comment I made on your image. That was my nice way of saying it was a nice shot but looks horrible in b&w and would probably have been better submitted in anything but a b&w contest. sorry I wasn't more blunt.


Coulda been you, coulda been me. I told a few people that earlier too.
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