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09/21/2006 10:09:35 AM · #126
Originally posted by Ivo:

Having stepped away from DPC for a while, and now coming back, it became somewhat more evident on the stiffling limitations self imposed on voters with their preconcieved notion they are authorities on compositional techniques, creativity, etc. This "ignorance" and "narrow minded attitude" is contrary to the creative diversity within the challenges and leads many submittors to just "meet" clinical challenge requirements with little thought to adding soul to their submission. As I go forward with my photography I can see a clear seperation between the photos I needed to do versus the photos I am proud of. If submittors would pay less attention to what the masses want and more attention to what they wish to convey, the images within challenges would likely provoke more thoughtful voting and inspire the rest of us to break away from the blah. For me, this revelation has brought out my best work so far. Do we not pursue this hobby with the notion of sharing what we see or do we feelobligated to deliver what we think others want us to see? Just a thought.


Well said. I've also just began entering challenges here again after a bit of a hiatus. After numerous unsatisfying results on photos I thought were well crafted, I realized that you really can't take voting personally (or seriously, for the most part) and you're exactly right—you most likely won't create a phenominal image when created for the masses. This site is a perfect study of the saying "you can't please all the people all the time" not only because of the narrow-minded and boundry-plagued critcism, but also because of the wide varity of subjective photographic preferences, techniques, genres and styles. Of course, when the people judging are vying for the same digital blue ribbon, scores are bound to lean toward the dredded 1's in effort to keep 6's in winning posisiton. So let's just have fun and learn instead—Make the images to communicate the stories you see. There is no other "you" in this world and no one will ever capture the same story with your perspective. Understanding that is worth more than a 10 to me. Thanks for you words of wisdom!
09/21/2006 11:51:14 AM · #127
seems to me for this Leading Lines challenge there are a lot of voters and/or entrants who can't see leading lines unless it's a slap-you-in-the-face, perfectly-straight, hard-edged line (as in a road, railroad track or building). what too many aren't getting is that leading lines can be found almost everywhere you point your eyes (or camera). i just wish everyone was open-minded enough to see it.

i'll take my mediocre score (of a photo i'm very happy with) and get off my soap box now, thanks. LOL
09/21/2006 12:27:01 PM · #128
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09/21/2006 12:27:28 PM · #129
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Not what I where I want it to be, but I like my shot. I'm getting ready to vote and am keeping an open mind as I go ;)
09/21/2006 06:14:50 PM · #130
Originally posted by Photonurd:

Originally posted by Ivo:

Having stepped away from DPC for a while, and now coming back, it became somewhat more evident on the stiffling limitations self imposed on voters with their preconcieved notion they are authorities on compositional techniques, creativity, etc. This "ignorance" and "narrow minded attitude" is contrary to the creative diversity within the challenges and leads many submittors to just "meet" clinical challenge requirements with little thought to adding soul to their submission. As I go forward with my photography I can see a clear seperation between the photos I needed to do versus the photos I am proud of. If submittors would pay less attention to what the masses want and more attention to what they wish to convey, the images within challenges would likely provoke more thoughtful voting and inspire the rest of us to break away from the blah. For me, this revelation has brought out my best work so far. Do we not pursue this hobby with the notion of sharing what we see or do we feelobligated to deliver what we think others want us to see? Just a thought.


Well said. I've also just began entering challenges here again after a bit of a hiatus. After numerous unsatisfying results on photos I thought were well crafted, I realized that you really can't take voting personally (or seriously, for the most part) and you're exactly right—you most likely won't create a phenominal image when created for the masses. This site is a perfect study of the saying "you can't please all the people all the time" not only because of the narrow-minded and boundry-plagued critcism, but also because of the wide varity of subjective photographic preferences, techniques, genres and styles. Of course, when the people judging are vying for the same digital blue ribbon, scores are bound to lean toward the dredded 1's in effort to keep 6's in winning posisiton. So let's just have fun and learn instead—Make the images to communicate the stories you see. There is no other "you" in this world and no one will ever capture the same story with your perspective. Understanding that is worth more than a 10 to me. Thanks for you words of wisdom!


that's what i'm talkin' about!!!!!! beautifully put :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
09/21/2006 06:56:53 PM · #131
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1 'i like it' comment and 1 'the lines are leading in the wrong direction' comment from a guy who has since donned the bag.
09/21/2006 07:12:40 PM · #132
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09/21/2006 07:18:56 PM · #133
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Plus 1 (or possibly more) validation requests.
09/21/2006 07:22:10 PM · #134
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Not much movement lately.
09/21/2006 08:35:22 PM · #135
Originally posted by Photonurd:

Originally posted by Ivo:

Having stepped away from DPC for a while, and now coming back, it became somewhat more evident on the stiffling limitations self imposed on voters with their preconcieved notion they are authorities on compositional techniques, creativity, etc. This "ignorance" and "narrow minded attitude" is contrary to the creative diversity within the challenges and leads many submittors to just "meet" clinical challenge requirements with little thought to adding soul to their submission. As I go forward with my photography I can see a clear seperation between the photos I needed to do versus the photos I am proud of. If submittors would pay less attention to what the masses want and more attention to what they wish to convey, the images within challenges would likely provoke more thoughtful voting and inspire the rest of us to break away from the blah. For me, this revelation has brought out my best work so far. Do we not pursue this hobby with the notion of sharing what we see or do we feelobligated to deliver what we think others want us to see? Just a thought.


Well said. I've also just began entering challenges here again after a bit of a hiatus. After numerous unsatisfying results on photos I thought were well crafted, I realized that you really can't take voting personally (or seriously, for the most part) and you're exactly right—you most likely won't create a phenominal image when created for the masses. This site is a perfect study of the saying "you can't please all the people all the time" not only because of the narrow-minded and boundry-plagued critcism, but also because of the wide varity of subjective photographic preferences, techniques, genres and styles. Of course, when the people judging are vying for the same digital blue ribbon, scores are bound to lean toward the dredded 1's in effort to keep 6's in winning posisiton. So let's just have fun and learn instead—Make the images to communicate the stories you see. There is no other "you" in this world and no one will ever capture the same story with your perspective. Understanding that is worth more than a 10 to me. Thanks for you words of wisdom!


Very well said and right on, a lot of voters only see an image in thier way, and take no interest in the photographers perspective,and if it dose'nt suit them tough, oopps there goes another 3' 2' 1'.
09/21/2006 08:36:24 PM · #136
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At least I knew it was a bad photo when I submitted it
09/21/2006 08:36:51 PM · #137
5.7 and 5 comments
09/21/2006 09:17:22 PM · #138
This will likely be my 2nd worst score ever. I have an idea why but comments would be helpful. The one, yes one, comment I have is a positive one. Sigh.

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09/21/2006 09:23:09 PM · #139
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Not alot of voting happenning this evening. Hasn't moved much today.
09/21/2006 09:24:44 PM · #140
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The chute didn't open.
09/21/2006 09:26:24 PM · #141
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It's definitely a PB, by far. But I was hoping for a bit higher. Oh well!
09/21/2006 09:39:07 PM · #142
Originally posted by kudzu:

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not much more than a half decent poker hand at the moment...

09/22/2006 06:23:06 AM · #143
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Message edited by author 2007-05-03 07:05:31.
09/22/2006 06:51:00 AM · #144
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09/22/2006 08:09:06 AM · #145
Originally posted by kashi:

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09/22/2006 09:12:39 AM · #146
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I hope it goes over six
09/22/2006 09:13:51 AM · #147
Originally posted by SkyNevada:

Holy Mackrell - Are there some great photos in this challenge or what! Great job to everyone in advance...thanks and good luck with your scores...


I agree. I was amazed at how many really high scores I had to give out.
09/22/2006 10:06:45 AM · #148
Originally posted by gooc:

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Great score and surely a PB!
09/22/2006 10:12:18 AM · #149
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09/22/2006 11:56:05 AM · #150
My first 6!!!!!!

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