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02/02/2007 03:10:45 PM · #26
Originally posted by kenskid:

Scored high but still too low IMO.

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If I ever got a 6.9 I would cry!
02/02/2007 03:12:36 PM · #27
I still rate this as my best shot from last year.
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Gotta be happy with 8 favourites on a shot that finished 675th though : )
02/02/2007 03:16:17 PM · #28
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Definitely thought this would do better.
02/02/2007 03:16:22 PM · #29
A couple...

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This is an old one and I still am confused by it. Not that I think it's spectacular but I got comments that weren't sure if it was soft focus and to me and everyone advising me I actually thought it was too much! This has done worse than some of my least favorite entries and that's a big bummer.

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02/02/2007 03:16:39 PM · #30
Originally posted by stdavidson:

Originally posted by surfinbird:

I have had a few comments that suggest this photo deserved better. They must be a bunch of you that have been robbed. Let's see your MOST ROBBED photo's.

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You got an average score by DPC standards. I like this picture a lot, the perspective is fantastic and B&W treatment is nice, but I can identify some possible reasons it did not score higher:

1-The border is HORRIBLE. It is too wide and draws attention from your fine subject and the black border even has haloing.

2-The mottled background adds little to the composition and again draws attention away from the subject.

3-The crop is bland. If you would have cropped off the right side, placed the subject close to the right side vertical rule of thirds line and had your subject leaning into the frame it would have added considerable interest to the composition.

4-The curl of hair on his forehead should have been left sharper. Most people would probably want to see that sharper. Overall, the filter treament will be liked by some voters moreso than others.

Correct those 4 things and this fine image would have scored a LOT higher. It is a terrific picture!


correct those things and the shot would not have grabbed my attention in the same way..and yes, it would have scored higher...kind of like the movie Chicago...popular yes, memorable no...
keep in mind...I am a horrible person to listen to, as I don't really dig the mainstream stuff...
02/02/2007 03:20:44 PM · #31
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Thought this would have done at least a 6.
02/02/2007 03:25:04 PM · #32
Originally posted by toddhead:

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Thought this would have done at least a 6.

Or better - love that shot.
This is one I truly feel was far better than it's placement.
Funny how some photographs reach in grab hold of your soul, and when asked why, the best way to explain it is:
"Just because"

02/02/2007 03:29:12 PM · #33
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I thought these would get a 6+ at least... :(

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02/02/2007 03:35:26 PM · #34
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I thought a lot of images that scored better didn't show much if any desolation so this had me annoyed for a while especially when it said what it meant to "you" not anyone else. I've since learned that "you" when used in the challenge descriptions means "voter" and not me per se.
02/02/2007 03:37:46 PM · #35
Agreed -I love story-frame images like this. This is a great image - I can't believe the avg. score. I gave a 7.
Originally posted by karmabreeze:

I was rather disappointed by the score on this one:
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02/02/2007 03:45:25 PM · #36
I was really disappointed that this one didn't score better. :(

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02/02/2007 03:48:29 PM · #37
I'd have to post half my portfolio. :-)

Edit to add that the other half got what it deserved.

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02/02/2007 03:49:02 PM · #38
Originally posted by magenmarie:

I was really disappointed that this one didn't score better. :(

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The fact that I am interested to know if he raised the $280 says a lot. I love it an agree with you. You was robbed!

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02/02/2007 03:49:56 PM · #39
Originally posted by Melethia:

I'd have to post half my portfolio. :-)

Edit to add that the other half got what it deserved.


It's a really strong portfolio!
02/02/2007 03:54:08 PM · #40
To me this picture looks a bit "overcooked" though I think I would have personally given it higher than a 5.

Originally posted by surfinbird:

I have had a few comments that suggest this photo deserved better. There must be a bunch of you that have been robbed. Let's see your MOST ROBBED photo's.

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02/02/2007 03:57:18 PM · #41
My 2cents on the subject.

I don't think there is any such thing as "underrated". You asked for it to be rated, several hundred of your peers gave their opinions. It was rated. Do you wish it had been scored higher, sure, we all fall in love with our own work. But rated is rated is rated.


02/02/2007 04:02:50 PM · #42
Sorry. Nothing to post here. I've actually been a little worried. {looking around nervously} The voters might actually start scoring my images the way they deserve.
02/02/2007 04:07:49 PM · #43
Per Idnic -

My 2cents on the subject.

I don't think there is any such thing as "underrated". You asked for it to be rated, several hundred of your peers gave their opinions. It was rated. Do you wish it had been scored higher, sure, we all fall in love with our own work. But rated is rated is rated.

I think this thread is kinda fun, especially as I wasn't asking for opinion on my photo - just commenting on others' comments. I happen to believe that the photo I have posted ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/614/thumb/448162.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/614/thumb/448162.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' is average. It is over pp'd as the original capture was average - the image is, however, striking. A good photo is a good photo and I agree rated is rated is indeed rated!
02/02/2007 04:09:18 PM · #44
Originally posted by fir3bird:

Sorry. Nothing to post here. I've actually been a little worried. {looking around nervously} The voters might actually start scoring my images the way they deserve.


You have a strong portfolio. You seem attracted to the colour green!
02/02/2007 04:11:46 PM · #45
I thought this would have done better than a 5.5 for the 10 Challenge.

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02/02/2007 04:14:18 PM · #46
My favorite picture is my lowest scorer to date. :)

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02/02/2007 04:27:29 PM · #47
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02/02/2007 04:35:25 PM · #48
I think this phot was coooooool. What a look he has. Quite captivating. Wasn't TV CASUALTY a song my The Misfits?' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/614/thumb/448162.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/614/thumb/448162.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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The rest of your portfolio is cooooool too!

Message edited by author 2007-02-02 16:35:45.
02/02/2007 04:35:55 PM · #49
Originally posted by idnic:

My 2cents on the subject.

I don't think there is any such thing as "underrated". You asked for it to be rated, several hundred of your peers gave their opinions. It was rated. Do you wish it had been scored higher, sure, we all fall in love with our own work. But rated is rated is rated.

Ah, but the thread didn't ask for underrated. It asked for a bad score on what you consider to be a good photo. Some posts obviously DNMT but a bad score is a ba...

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02/02/2007 04:38:39 PM · #50
Originally posted by surfinbird:

Originally posted by magenmarie:

I was really disappointed that this one didn't score better. :(

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The fact that I am interested to know if he raised the $280 says a lot. I love it an agree with you. You was robbed!


thanks surfinbird. :)
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