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06/01/2005 12:05:12 AM · #1
Good luck to all!!
06/01/2005 12:22:52 AM · #2
Okay mine SUCKS! But, my photo does suck. I just want to try every challenge I can so I can learn from it. It makes me pick up my camera and take pictures for things besides work. While doing that I learn how important it is to remember the little things like ISO settings (hehehe). That being all said, my score so far is 3.8 LOL!!!! But, I am doing fairly well in the Beauty challenge with a 5.3 so far. So, I am happy. I am learning and I get to see the work of some of the best photographers on the planet!!!
06/01/2005 12:31:01 AM · #3
I'm guessing there's a thread around here where it was decided that we would go with Choices take on Decisions...looks like I'm going down on this one...
06/01/2005 12:34:07 AM · #4
Now only if this can continue!
Votes:2 Avg:4.0000
Votes:5 Avg:4.8000
Votes:8 Avg:5.6250


06/01/2005 12:34:19 AM · #5
Scores are low, why can't people see the decision in my shot? In comparison to my peers I think it is very clear. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH
06/01/2005 12:35:13 AM · #6
I think, Crystal, that you've got it exactly right. My entry in Beauty is doing about as I expected -- and like you, I wanted to submit something if only to force myself to make the effort. Pats on the back are wonderful -- but they're not what make us better.

As for Decisions? Well .. suffice it to say that I made one regarding my submission and went with it in spite of a pretty firm notion that it would be hammered. And so it is. After 4 votes, it's at 3.25 and I fully expect that might be higher by a bit than it finishes. Still, it's a photo that's dear to me for reasons I'd never expect voters to fathom with no more information than they get while voting. And it's also a shot few may care for even with all the information.

Learning what Plays well by experimenting with one's heart safely off one's sleeve is a grand experience all by itself . . .
06/01/2005 12:39:34 AM · #7
Hello everyone!
I'm a newbie posting a first in the forums and man, am I embarrassed! My first entry was in Granual and who'd have thought granuals on the face would be such a popular idea, especially since my outtakes were so different? What a bad move there, eh? Not only that, but my next submission is Decision and yet again I pick the most popular topic; suicide! Anyway, (now that I've told you my whole DPC life story) you guys are awesome on this site and I'd love to get ANY feedback and you have because, well, frankly I think you all are geniuses! Seriously, I am so inspired by all you great photographers (Zoomdak, why can't you be more that just a year older than me? I have such a long way to go!) So thanks fellow DPCers! PS I am a member...just wating on some technicalities being worked out.

Oh yes...
Zero for everything so far :o)
06/01/2005 12:40:52 AM · #8
I have a theoery about votes following challenge results: SOME people have often stayed up all night, they're tired, grumpy, they didn't get the result they hoped for - THEN they start voting and we all suffer:))

I've gone from 5.0 to 4.444 lol!
06/01/2005 12:49:52 AM · #9
Ahh, my entry is doing terrible! After a long haitus, I came back with what I thought might be a good image, but it's only at 4.5385! People do not like it.

And NightShy, I loved your entry for Granual! It was one of my favorite in the challenge. As for the idea behind it, even though it was common, I never would have thought of it, and I think yours was an excellent photo!
06/01/2005 12:50:42 AM · #10
can't believe i missed submission.. i thought i had more time.. ohwell.
think i noticed about this challenge is.... a lot of people seem to be suicidal.
06/01/2005 12:52:49 AM · #11
Mine has gone from a 5.8 to a 5.23. It's going the wrong way. Stop! :) Although it's way better than my horrific beauty entry, so I really can't complain.
06/01/2005 01:00:10 AM · #12
Originally posted by DeniseBernadette:

Although it's way better than my horrific beauty entry, so I really can't complain.


Horrific beauty, that's quite the oxymoron... I kind of like it. That's alot like what I would call my entry.

About 2 mins after submission deadline I noticed a huge editing mistake on my Decisions entry and I can't believe I missed it. Plus it's starting off with my lowest score since I started. It promises to be a long week...
06/01/2005 01:05:08 AM · #13
woah 16 votes, flat 5.0
06/01/2005 01:25:34 AM · #14
Originally posted by vfwlkr:

Now only if this can continue!
Votes:2 Avg:4.0000
Votes:5 Avg:4.8000
Votes:8 Avg:5.6250

Now back where it belongs :)
Votes:16 Avg:4.8125
Votes:22 Avg:4.7727


06/01/2005 01:34:13 AM · #15
i think people are going to vote me down for thinking i did illegal editting because the flashlights i used made some weird effect on my picture. oh well...i hope people just vote for what they think and then just request disqualification if they are suspicious
06/01/2005 01:40:14 AM · #16
Yay, I'm almost to a 4.0! I'm sure the number will only get lower, but I don't think it's too bad for a newbie.
06/01/2005 01:42:15 AM · #17
no they usually get higher over the course of a week
06/01/2005 01:57:29 AM · #18
I thought that my shot was nice, but 4,6...sigh :-(
06/01/2005 02:03:37 AM · #19
is it just me or did a lot of jokers bomb our entries with 1's? im at a 5.1 right now and i really thought that this would beat all my previous entries by far
06/01/2005 02:07:22 AM · #20
Votes: 19
Views: 29
Avg Vote: 5.1579
Comments: 1
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0

I have to admit guys....I have given out some really LOW score....these are perhaps some of the worst entries I have seen in MONTHS. Many people took a "normal" photograph and just made the decision all within the title. I think the challenge was asking for the photograph to represent decision, rather than to just take any picture and rely on a thr title to make it appropriate to the challenge. We'll see what tomorrow brings as far as scores...but I think it will be a VERY low scoring challenge in general. :(

Chris
06/01/2005 02:16:46 AM · #21
ya i noticed that too, a lot of them are loosely connected to the challenge topic in my opinion
06/01/2005 02:27:58 AM · #22
Originally posted by Montereykiddo:

I have to admit guys....I have given out some really LOW score....these are perhaps some of the worst entries I have seen in MONTHS. Many people took a "normal" photograph and just made the decision all within the title.

Well, I could see how some would place my entry in that category, I had a good photograph and saw it could be connected to the challenge - I didnt setup a 'decision' stage. That explains my see-saw trends - upwards, downwards, upwards.

Originally posted by vfwlkr:

Originally posted by vfwlkr:

Now only if this can continue!
Votes:2 Avg:4.0000
Votes:5 Avg:4.8000
Votes:8 Avg:5.6250

Now back where it belongs :)
Votes:16 Avg:4.8125
Votes:22 Avg:4.7727

Votes:25 Avg:4.8800
Votes:27 Avg:4.9259
Votes:31 Avg:5.00
06/01/2005 02:29:13 AM · #23
yeah the challenge is on the shots and not on the titles...! I know that the title of the photo is important but I think that the photo must be comprehensible also without the title....good luke :-)
06/01/2005 02:45:53 AM · #24
I usually give the benefit of doubt to the photographer.

If its a WOW photo, for which I do not see the connection to the challenge, I'd rate it 7-8 instead of 9-10 (deduct a point or two).

A crappy photograph, whether or not it relates to the topic in my opinion, gets a 3 or 4.

If I should enforce my view of the challenge everytime I vote, how about this: This challenge was about decision, not choices. I should only vote high those photographs in which I clearly see a decision being made, and trash those which show ambiguity or non-decisiveness. I wonder how many would like that.

For this challenge, since less than 10% of the entries would actually show a decision being made, I wouldnt penalise those that show choices, or a decision already made / and/or using the title to convey the decision. Of course 9s and 10s would be reserved for good photographs in those 10%.


06/01/2005 02:55:26 AM · #25
vfwlkr good way to get a DECISION!
I was in really trouble with this challenge, 'cause I was thinking about the difference between choices and decisions...at least I've done a shot not very creative but that's a decision...but I see that the most of guys didn't think of this difference!
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