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03/05/2006 07:49:24 AM · #1
I just has a look back in time, at my very first challenge entry (Cheese & Wine magazine). It's hard to believe I submitted it - it's waaay too soft and overall not very good!

This might have been done before, but it would be interesting if others too posted their very first DPC challenge submission and the score you achieved.

Uploaded: March 21, 2004
Score: 4.669

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03/05/2006 07:58:00 AM · #2
Yours is wayyyy better than my first submission. Mine was more of a 'jumping in feet first' just to get my feet wet.

My second submission was more of a serious shot and took me the better part of 5 days to prepare and set up.

Everything I did in the shot was for the first time, so it was a fantastic learning experience.

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Apparently it was a "Does Not Fit Voters Tastes" type picture, but there was plenty of stuff technically that I learned about doing right or wrong. I believe I could reshoot it better, but my scorpion broke :(.

I still haven't opened the vodka though :)

DNFVT.
03/05/2006 07:58:41 AM · #3
Here is mine. I joined in September 2004 but didn't get around to entering any challenges until 12 July 2005.

Uploaded - 12 July 2005
Score - 5.540

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03/05/2006 08:03:14 AM · #4
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I didn't know what I was doing, so I shot an abstract shot to call it "art".....Didn't work. Now I know what I am doing. 15 months has taught me a ton.
03/05/2006 08:03:23 AM · #5
Place: 227 out of 245
Avg (all users): 4.268
Avg (commenters): 3.250
Avg (camera): 4.268

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Message edited by author 2006-03-05 14:57:01.
03/05/2006 08:03:38 AM · #6
My first submission is still in the voting stage, so I'll come back to this when voting is closed.
03/05/2006 08:04:43 AM · #7
Uploaded - 16 April 2002
Score - 4.713
Challenge - Transitions (Challenge 12)

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03/05/2006 08:08:49 AM · #8
Here is my piece of garbage..LOL. This was for the garbage challenge. I believe the final score was a 4.1 something. It came in 198 out of 208 entries.

I can see now that it wasn't at all an entry that should have been entered, but at the time I was so enamoured with it. LOL....The comments didn't see the garbage, as the mattress looks like a blanket from this angle, and many thought the dog's name was "garbage". LOL....

I have since had my averages much higher in challenges entered, and with quite a few in the high 6's range with one making 5th place, so I have learned a bit more about at least DPC appeal since last November :) Not bad for only around 5 months membership.

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03/05/2006 08:09:14 AM · #9
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January 17, 2003... Score: 4.582
03/05/2006 08:16:32 AM · #10
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09/20/2005
score: 4.886
9 comments
for the "Bubbles" challenge

;)

my 2nd entry really did rock, finished in top 10 :D

Message edited by author 2006-03-05 08:17:09.
03/05/2006 08:34:57 AM · #11
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140 challenges ago ... Wow so much has been learned
Thanks DPC!
03/05/2006 08:35:55 AM · #12
LOL - that's just a bad setup. I was laughing so I almost rolled off the chair when I saw it. I checked your profile and you have improved A LOT. But it's ironic to see that both your first submission and highest scoring submission were 'woodies' :)

Originally posted by Alienyst:

score: 4.2

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03/05/2006 08:42:45 AM · #13
Here's my first. Also my first and only to be recommended for DQ. I never did understand why. It doesn't look fake to me.

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03/05/2006 08:46:46 AM · #14
Originally posted by TG73:

Here's my first. Also my first and only to be recommended for DQ. I never did understand why. It doesn't look fake to me.

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I didn't go back to check, but I'd bet someone thought the photo looked like a composite (specifically, that the angel was pasted in).

~Terry
03/05/2006 08:48:43 AM · #15
Mine was for the Branch challenge.
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03/05/2006 08:52:15 AM · #16
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Rock, Paper, Scissors challenge
04/19/2005
3.984
237 / 248

after 35 challenges I'd like to think i have learned alot and have come along way but i still have a lot to learn too. :o)
03/05/2006 08:54:48 AM · #17
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Terrible, terrible, terrible shot but it makes for a great benchmark and testimonial to how far I've come throught the help of DPC.

Cheers!!!
03/05/2006 09:05:07 AM · #18
March 16, 2004 - Was pretty happy with my first submission.

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03/05/2006 09:12:32 AM · #19
September 20, 2005
score: 6.046
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03/05/2006 09:15:04 AM · #20
2 March 2003
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oh my god!
03/05/2006 09:15:09 AM · #21
Mine was for "Late Night" and scored 4.9 - which is a damn sight better than my odd couple is doing at the moment!!!!
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03/05/2006 09:28:02 AM · #22
Apr 24, 2005 Minimalism
5.445
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Thankfully my scores have been going up (and down sometimes)
03/05/2006 09:33:03 AM · #23
Here's mine.
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Color challenge
April 5, 2003
Average: 5.611
03/05/2006 09:36:11 AM · #24
My very first was at the time the best shot I had ever taken. At least in my opinion.

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Avg (all users): 5.569

MattO
03/05/2006 09:42:01 AM · #25
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Shoes challenge.8/30/2005...5.199.Scored a lot lower since this one!
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