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02/26/2007 11:50:42 PM · #1
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This is one of my favorite images, and while i know it's grainy, i thought people could get past that to see the photo itself. oh well :)
02/26/2007 11:20:37 PM · #2
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This was a shot that I thought would do much better than it did. I actually got my 17 year old son to allow me to glue buttons all over his face!
02/26/2007 11:15:03 PM · #3
Originally posted by mobster:

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I really thought this one would do better...


Me too! I LOVE THIS PHOTO! I really was surprised as well.

02/26/2007 11:11:00 PM · #4
Originally posted by BAMartin:

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I feel the worst about this one. Maybe I was just too close to this image, but I truly LOVED this photo and was crushed that others did not feel the same way.

Barbara


I feel your pain. I was one of your six 10-givers on this one. I thought, and still think, it's one of the really finer images in the DPC pantheon. It still makes me smile to look at it.

R.
02/26/2007 10:41:55 PM · #5
I felt I got slightly stung with a score of less than 5 - Thought that was a little harsh as I thought this pic of Tony Curtis might do a little better.
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02/26/2007 09:33:11 PM · #6
'Robbed' is too strong a term for me, but I can say that I expected this to score a good .6+ pts higher. But, then again, it was in a Free Study. Oh well, it still looks great (to me) printed 8x12. :)
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02/26/2007 09:28:17 PM · #7
Originally posted by yanko:

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I am most upset about this one. I thought the concept of humanities struggle for immortality against the tidal forces of reality as portrayed by a rubber duck was quite evident in my photo but alas the voters didn't get it.


I so missed that. I thought it was about the environment & the relationship between humans & other species.
02/26/2007 09:15:32 PM · #8
I had this one pegged for a 6.0 - the voters didn't share my view.

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02/26/2007 09:01:54 PM · #9
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I am most upset about this one. I thought the concept of humanities struggle for immortality against the tidal forces of reality as portrayed by a rubber duck was quite evident in my photo but alas the voters didn't get it.
02/26/2007 06:42:05 PM · #10
This was for the "Simple Pleasure" challenge. I wasn't really too upset about the score on this one (I don't take the sort of photos people here like) but I was really surprised by how many responses I got by people who didn't know what the "simple pleasure" was. Maybe its a geographical thing, but I figured that swinging on a swingset is about as simple and pure a pleasure as most people experience.

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02/26/2007 06:15:46 PM · #11
Originally posted by BAMartin:

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I feel the worst about this one. Maybe I was just too close to this image, but I truly LOVED this photo and was crushed that others did not feel the same way.

Barbara


That's always been in my all-time-DPC favorites.

Here's my "robbed" shot. I know motion created abstracts are not popular here, but this was in an abstract challenge, after all.

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57 out of 208, 5.68. I do think if I had gotten a validated sticker on it early, it might have done better.

Message edited by author 2007-02-26 18:17:48.
02/26/2007 05:39:56 PM · #12
Originally posted by Brad:

Originally posted by BAMartin:

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I feel the worst about this one. Maybe I was just too close to this image, but I truly LOVED this photo and was crushed that others did not feel the same way.

Some of us did, and still love it Barbara - that is an amazing photograph!
There's more life in that shot than 50 landscapes put together.


But what about 51 landscapes? :P Btw, I agree. A very lovey photo with a strong emotional impact.
02/26/2007 05:38:38 PM · #13
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I really thought this one would do better...
02/26/2007 05:36:31 PM · #14
Originally posted by BAMartin:

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I feel the worst about this one. Maybe I was just too close to this image, but I truly LOVED this photo and was crushed that others did not feel the same way.

Some of us did, and still love it Barbara - that is an amazing photograph!
There's more life in that shot than 50 landscapes put together, and still consider it one of DPC's best.

Message edited by author 2007-02-26 17:39:23.
02/26/2007 05:33:24 PM · #15
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I feel the worst about this one. Maybe I was just too close to this image, but I truly LOVED this photo and was crushed that others did not feel the same way.

Barbara
02/26/2007 05:20:07 PM · #16
I was really suprised that this one did so badly, I guess it was because it was in the free study category?

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02/08/2007 11:14:57 PM · #17
Originally posted by Delta_6:

WHOA! How did you do that???


I don't want to highjack the thread, so I started a separate one HERE for discussion. :-)
02/08/2007 09:41:43 PM · #18
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by Delta_6:

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5.28 for the very best damn shot I ever got. I am depressed and discouraged.


The shot itself ain't bad IMO. I would have preferred to see the hands, but really it's the post-processing conversion that killed your score. Judging from the color version in your portfolio, you had a lot of image to work with, but lost much of the detail and contrast when you converted it. Compare your entry to this version:

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WHOA! How did you do that??? I agree entirely with your assessment but I am a PS beginner and don't know nearly a quarter of the tricks. Please advise.
02/08/2007 09:25:12 PM · #19
Originally posted by Delta_6:

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5.28 for the very best damn shot I ever got. I am depressed and discouraged.


The shot itself ain't bad IMO. I would have preferred to see the hands, but really it's the post-processing conversion that killed your score. Judging from the color version in your portfolio, you had a lot of image to work with, but lost much of the detail and contrast when you converted it. Compare your entry to this version:

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02/08/2007 08:22:11 PM · #20
toohip, your photography is superb, despite your short tenure on DPC! Your advice to delta_6 is not bad, but perhaps is inappropriate.
02/08/2007 08:21:19 PM · #21
Originally posted by ElGordo:

I got it, but in that case he should not have quoted my post in support of your photo.


Yeah, oops, strap me to the side of the mountain and leave me for the birds.
02/08/2007 08:19:52 PM · #22
Originally posted by Delta_6:

Originally posted by tooohip:

Originally posted by ElGordo:


I am the person you derided in your previous post to this thread.


Eh... I was giving Delta_6 my opinion on his photo. I never spoke to you.


Yeah he was telling me I'm a n00b.

ETA: Despite the fact I've been on this site for just over 4 years.


I got it, but in that case he should not have quoted my post in support of your photo.
02/08/2007 08:17:26 PM · #23
Originally posted by Delta_6:


Yeah he was telling me I'm a n00b.


I'm sorry it sounded like that, but it wasn't my intention. From your post and a quick look at your portfolio, I got that impression.

All I really meant to say, was keep shooting and absorb all the advice, criticism, etc you receive and you will improve.

This is what I try to do in my own photography.
02/08/2007 08:15:10 PM · #24
Originally posted by tooohip:

Originally posted by ElGordo:


I am the person you derided in your previous post to this thread.


Eh... I was giving Delta_6 my opinion on his photo. I never spoke to you.


Yeah he was telling me I'm a n00b.

ETA: Despite the fact I've been on this site for just over 4 years.

Message edited by author 2007-02-08 20:17:04.
02/08/2007 08:10:16 PM · #25
Originally posted by ElGordo:


I am the person you derided in your previous post to this thread.


Eh... I was giving Delta_6 my opinion on his photo. I never spoke to you.
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