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07/27/2005 02:50:43 AM · #51
Originally posted by DustDevil:

Congrats to all the winners. Thanks to all who commented on mine. Tied for most comments for me in a challenge.


not anymore. lol ;)
07/27/2005 03:40:20 AM · #52
Could anyone shed light on why mine done poorly. I know the subject Impact was very low but what else. Not complaining would just like some pointers to help improve in the future.
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BTW this was going to be my entry. Felt it lacked on texture but was better in subject. Do you think it would of done better than my entry?
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Message edited by author 2005-07-27 03:46:23.
07/27/2005 04:04:23 AM · #53
Originally posted by SDW65:

Could anyone shed light on why mine done poorly. I know the subject Impact was very low but what else. Not complaining would just like some pointers to help improve in the future.
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BTW this was going to be my entry. Felt it lacked on texture but was better in subject. Do you think it would of done better than my entry?
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I really like stone texture but I feel this one was overexposed
"Exposure Time 1/200"
"F Number F11"
to start with and just filling the image with the stones, left very little else to watch. Your outtake would have done poorly in my opinion for the fact it´s a part of a sculpture and those hardly ever do well, and are sometimes dq´d because rules say that artwork is not to be photographed.
Good luck with future challenges..
07/27/2005 05:07:50 AM · #54
I thought this was a really strong challenge - I was pretty thrilled to see my shot creep above 6 at the death (that's eight in a row!), but more than a little surprised to see that the 6.05 I scored got me 40th place. I guess people got a little weary when voting, and the scores received suffered accordingly. 94th percentile is pretty high for a 6 flat image.

Edit = to add context to this statement, here is my entry:

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Message edited by author 2005-07-27 05:08:47.
07/27/2005 06:57:20 AM · #55
I got my highest score ever and was 15th place. I'm very pleased.

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07/27/2005 07:31:02 AM · #56
Congrats to all the winners, I picked Heida to win, the Blue looked very familiar (damn wrong challenge!)

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07/27/2005 07:41:48 AM · #57
Originally posted by jbsmithana:

OK - I need to start with saying that I love Johannes' work and this question in no way reflects on him. And it is not that I sore that I scored lower. I truely want to learn here.
We both submitted similar entries. When I look at them I see technical flaws in both but nothing major. Yet they scored 115 places different (5th to 120th) with a gap of almost a full point (5.6 to 6.5). Maybe someone can help out and comment on why my photo lacked the kick needed to at least get nearer the top. Again, I ask only to learn and not to discredit someone elses work. Hell, I think they are both great shots. LOL.
Johannes'
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Mine
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His coloring is a bit better and the angle of the boat along with the crop has a gentle feel(not sure if that makes sense). He also caught the rusty bow head, which lends great effect to the image. Note the way the bow points correctly to the top left corner. Sublte things such as that play nicely on the eyes. Simply put, his image has more warmth, better lines and more to digest.

Message edited by author 2005-07-27 08:12:54.
07/27/2005 08:05:41 AM · #58
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Well I'm happy wit a 4.9 on my first challenge, this but just below mid pack. When I judge my image compared to the others I think it is a fair placing. I hope to do much better in the “Tools of Trade” challenge. There are a lot fewer entries.
07/27/2005 08:05:56 AM · #59
Originally posted by samtrundle:

I thought this was a really strong challenge - I was pretty thrilled to see my shot creep above 6 at the death (that's eight in a row!), but more than a little surprised to see that the 6.05 I scored got me 40th place. I guess people got a little weary when voting, and the scores received suffered accordingly. 94th percentile is pretty high for a 6 flat image.

Edit = to add context to this statement, here is my entry:

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Liked this one alot, never saw this angle being photographed before even though I´ve admired the texture of this part of the rose many times.
07/27/2005 08:17:29 AM · #60
To say that I was disappointed in how my image finished up is probably correct but more importantly I was very happy with the image I produced for this challenge.
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That is the best part of the learning process of this site, when you can be proud of an image before the results of the challenge have been announced and still feel comfortable with what you have submitted is a good feeling.

What I'm really trying to say is that I'm happy with what I shot and frankly who cares what "Joe public" thinks without trying to be too obnoxious.

And furthermore these large challenges eat up many good images that just don't get the recognition they deserve.

Message edited by author 2005-07-27 08:19:25.
07/27/2005 08:43:20 AM · #61
My picture did not do as well as I had expected... Also since I got just 6 (some helpful) comments on it can anyone comment more on it PLEASE.

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07/27/2005 09:00:50 AM · #62
Originally posted by asitv:

My picture did not do as well as I had expected... Also since I got just 6 (some helpful) comments on it can anyone comment more on it PLEASE.

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It's a good quality photograph, Asit, but I only scored it as a 5 simply because it just didn't seem an interesting enough subject. Nor are the textures particularly profound ... a bit too subtle to attract much attention. Hard for three eggs to compete with all those elephants and Icelandic hell-holes!

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07/27/2005 09:02:39 AM · #63
Asitv,
Even though the eggs are fragile and delicate and have texture I think compared to the other entries they didn't stand out as much. Also I tend to like brown eggs with a lighter background. I've seen then shot on warm brown tones that have looked great. Another idea would have been to put a bunch of them in a bowl so they are piled up over the top, the viewer would get the feel of the texture of all the eggs and there would be no gaps in between each egg.
Just some thoughts, hope they help.
07/27/2005 09:02:56 AM · #64
First, congratulations to the winning photos - very well done.

Once again, I've been surprised by voting results. I thought for sure that the winning photos in this challenge would be more detailed, perhaps even macro shots of something interesting when seen up close.

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Originally I had this one posted but thought the "texture" of the mossy ground would get lost, although I really liked the spider web in the corner and the leading line subtly implied:
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This one's kinda fun but I thought it would be too "busy" for the challenge. I'll probably rework it a bit for a print:
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Do you think any of the outtakes would have done better?

edit for typo...

Message edited by author 2005-07-27 09:16:05.
07/27/2005 09:05:41 AM · #65
There are hundreds of perfectly taken images that show great texture...amazing texture...maybe even better than the ribbon winners but are litterally as dull as toast. Many textures, simply aren't that interesting to look at.
07/27/2005 09:13:34 AM · #66
Originally posted by pawdrix:

There are hundreds of perfectly taken images that show great texture...amazing texture...maybe even better than the ribbon winners but are litterally as dull as toast. Many textures, simply aren't that interesting to look at.

This says it all, doesn't it? My entry did fairly well (62nd out of 611), but doors and door handles simply don't appeal to everyone. I happen to love closeups of wood and metal - but had no illusions regarding how mine would be received here...
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07/27/2005 09:20:21 AM · #67
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Place: 38 out of 611

I'm not complaining. Overall I thought there were some amazing entries in this one. For over 600 submissions, there was some amazing variety.
07/27/2005 09:30:08 AM · #68
Now, either people are on Low Carb, Fat Free Diets and were grossed out...my image's background is too busy, they didn't like the crop OR Bread and Butter just ain't that interesting??? Texture appeal played an major role in the voting and why shouldn't it have? It all makes perfect sense.

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...there is of course a fourth option as to what people may have thought the butter looked to much like??? Yikes!

Message edited by author 2005-07-27 09:33:11.
07/27/2005 09:42:02 AM · #69
Originally posted by pawdrix:

... as dull as toast. ...

Ha! I didn't realise you were having a little joke until I saw your subsequent post & realised which shot was yours. Toast, indeed! And I must admit I only gave it a 5 (even though I am usually a fan of your stuff, especially your street photographs). Why only 5? For the reason you suspected ... the subject just didn't get my attention. Sorry, Steve, because it is a high quality photograph, but I'm getting old & harder to excite, I guess.
07/27/2005 09:54:22 AM · #70
Originally posted by ubique:

Originally posted by pawdrix:

... as dull as toast. ...

Ha! I didn't realise you were having a little joke until I saw your subsequent post & realised which shot was yours. Toast, indeed! And I must admit I only gave it a 5 (even though I am usually a fan of your stuff, especially your street photographs). Why only 5? For the reason you suspected ... the subject just didn't get my attention. Sorry, Steve, because it is a high quality photograph, but I'm getting old & harder to excite, I guess.


Fair enough.

I thought I might skate by with a 6 on image quality alone. WRONG!

Message edited by author 2005-07-27 10:08:30.
07/27/2005 10:07:42 AM · #71
Originally posted by justin_hewlett:

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Got 33rd place, far better than I expected. Now my second highest-rated photo.


Congratulations Justin! Go Canon Powershot!

Thanks everyone for the votes and comments on my Seaglass. Can't believe I got in the top 40! In response to the "Wish it were larger" comments: The width is max. 640 pixels. I had to choose between it looking too small or having too much white. I wish it were larger too. A lot of detail was lost in the reduction.

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07/27/2005 11:51:26 AM · #72
Originally posted by pawdrix:

Now, either people are on Low Carb, Fat Free Diets and were grossed out...my image's background is too busy, they didn't like the crop OR Bread and Butter just ain't that interesting??? Texture appeal played an major role in the voting and why shouldn't it have? It all makes perfect sense.

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...there is of course a fourth option as to what people may have thought the butter looked to much like??? Yikes!


I liked that one :) gave it one the higher scores. Yumm. I like how you show those two different textures together.

Thanks to all who left comments and faved my 1st entry into these challenges and voted it to #23 :) It was more of an abstract piece. I think if the petals of the flower where also in view it might have scored better. Folks w/out cameras didn't think too highly of it.
I got a validation request very early on, but I don't think it affected voters too much.

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Message edited by author 2005-07-27 12:04:34.
07/27/2005 11:54:09 AM · #73
Originally posted by justin_hewlett:

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Got 33rd place, far better than I expected. Now my second highest-rated photo.


That's great. It was one of my faves aswell.
07/27/2005 12:22:52 PM · #74
Originally posted by kpriest:


Laura (oOWonderBreadOo) - Do you see the differences between your entry and this one? This is the stuff Robt. was talking about I believe.

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Thanks Ken, I thought about that very image when I woke up this morning after Bear's remarks. I know I scored that one high and it shows!
Guess sleep on it is very good advice :0) Now if I could only show you guys my entries before the challenge... ;0)
Laura
07/27/2005 12:52:24 PM · #75
Originally posted by pawdrix:


His coloring is a bit better and the angle of the boat along with the crop has a gentle feel(not sure if that makes sense). He also caught the rusty bow head, which lends great effect to the image. Note the way the bow points correctly to the top left corner. Sublte things such as that play nicely on the eyes. Simply put, his image has more warmth, better lines and more to digest.


Thanks for the constructive comments Steve. I'm learning I do not have an intuitive eye and will really need to think these things through when I take the photo.

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