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02/21/2007 10:54:42 PM · #276
An odd occurrence for me.

Votes: 165
Views: 261
Avg Vote: 5.4667
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0

Earlier this afternoon I had five comments, the last one from "hidden during voting." Now it's gone, which is a shame 'cause I'm back to only four again, and I really would like to know how to make my shots better.

(shamelessly whining for comments...)
02/21/2007 11:15:04 PM · #277
Votes: 159
Views: 252
Avg Vote: 6.1321
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1

Scores come down a bit, but I got a favorite.... Hopefully it holds the 6!
02/22/2007 01:45:40 AM · #278
Votes: 163
Views: 293
Avg Vote: 6.3129
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 02/22/07 01:44 am
02/22/2007 02:20:59 AM · #279
Don't feel too hard done by: I'm at 160 votes with 1 comment. I thought it was a really endearing, emotive shot, and would encourage more of a response (and higher score :-P)

Originally posted by thomaspeople:

An odd occurrence for me.

Votes: 165
Views: 261
Avg Vote: 5.4667
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0
Wish Lists: 0

Earlier this afternoon I had five comments, the last one from "hidden during voting." Now it's gone, which is a shame 'cause I'm back to only four again, and I really would like to know how to make my shots better.

(shamelessly whining for comments...)


Message edited by author 2007-02-22 02:22:12.
02/22/2007 03:29:13 PM · #280
I've gotta echo what Brad said earlier. I am REALLY enjoying voting in this challenge. Mostly I'm just enjoying looking at your pictures. There are some that have literally taken my breath away, some that have made me smile (and laugh out loud, even), some that made me think. I love that everyone got out there! Great work people.

And for those that want to know how to make their picture better, ask after the challenge in a thread. (And hopefully no one is dwelling on the finer aspects of technicals on this one... )
02/22/2007 10:11:24 PM · #281
I'm guessing this will be pretty close to my ending score in this challenge. Not much movement in the score for the past several days.

Votes: 190
Views: 304
Avg Vote: 5.3421
Comments: 6

Message edited by author 2007-02-22 22:11:33.
02/22/2007 10:15:08 PM · #282
wow wow wow. It amazes me how many brilliant photographers there are on this site, and yet such awful, awful voters.
02/22/2007 11:39:27 PM · #283
I guess I am just in a bad mood tonight cuz normally I would just grumble about the voting and comments to my wife but I am compelled to post this link... I can't believe how many people "think" they know what street photography is. Just to clear things up for ya please check this out:

Street Photography Explained

Aaaah that feels better, thanks.

02/22/2007 11:54:21 PM · #284
Originally posted by adeldegan:

I guess I am just in a bad mood tonight cuz normally I would just grumble about the voting and comments to my wife but I am compelled to post this link... I can't believe how many people "think" they know what street photography is. Just to clear things up for ya please check this out:

Street Photography Explained

Aaaah that feels better, thanks.


Taken from the article:
"Street photography is shooting from the hip." (among many other points)
Apparently I'm a street photographer. Of course none of the voters have read the article.

I have all the elements mentioned - hip shot, weird crop, soft focus, I was even mistaken for a tourist.

Votes: 184
Views: 290
Avg Vote: 5.4565
Comments: 5

I guess feel better now...

Note to adeldegan: no disrespect to your post intended. I already grumbled to my wife, and it just wasn't enough...


02/23/2007 03:20:21 AM · #285
I'm very happy, I'm getting absolutely wonderful comments :) and it went back up to 6.5 rather than 6.4xxx

Votes: 197
Views: 300
Avg Vote: 6.5076
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1
Wish Lists: 0

Message edited by author 2007-02-23 03:20:39.
02/23/2007 03:42:50 AM · #286
Is it me or did the scoring really take a tumble today?
My scores plummeted by almost a point today! Even though someone came back and re-voted by adding a point to me??
Oh well.
02/23/2007 03:56:31 AM · #287
I think Street photography can take many forms, The link you posted goes one way where as other street photography links and articles can lead in other directions.
At the end of the day if you post a photo on a site like this and get a comment you dont like and are only looking for good comments then its the wrong site for you.

I got hammerd in some of my shots last year. Stuff i thought voters should have took more time over but then at the end of the day people are only trying to help with there own comments.

The only comment that should be disallowed would be a down right nasty comment.
02/23/2007 07:10:27 AM · #288
Originally posted by jblaylockrayner:

Is it me or did the scoring really take a tumble today?
My scores plummeted by almost a point today! Even though someone came back and re-voted by adding a point to me??
Oh well.


that happened to me in both 'hate' and 'street photography' ... they were both climbing and then just fell off the face of the earth ... oh well...
02/23/2007 08:54:19 AM · #289
Originally posted by Greetmir:

I have 9 comments:

7 Raves
1 Rant
1 50/50

... and still sitting tight around 5.0

Like I said before ... I should have included a street, I guess ... or at least taken a shot OUTSIDE.


Yup I agree, looks like some people expect to see a road or street or it DNMC. A person who spends their entire life on the street begging or selling just doesn't meet the challenge for them. AND the "street" person better not look happy or how can they be a "street person", they are all supposed to be dirty, drunk, on drugs and very unhappy. Some street people can be happy can't they?
02/23/2007 01:06:29 PM · #290
Votes: 193
Views: 285
Avg Vote: 5.6736
Comments: 4
Favorites: 2
Wish Lists: 0

score is ok but hey, got my first favourite closely followed by a 2nd which is a really cool thing.
02/23/2007 01:11:55 PM · #291
Well done on the Favs Mamba,
02/23/2007 01:51:20 PM · #292
Originally posted by Brookied:


All though i agree with a lot of your comments in my opinion i think Street Photography works better as a B&W shot. Colour works in very little cases. . .

Just gotta put my 2-cents in and totally disagree that street photography rarely works in color. Of the photos I gave 8's, 9's and 10's to, only a very few were in black and white, and in fact, the photos I thought were the most moving, striking and told the best story would not have been nearly as good in black and white. I actually was thinking that black and white gets way over-usd and stereotyped for this subject. Maybe that's just me tho.

02/23/2007 02:13:14 PM · #293
My opinion - there are very few photographs, entered in this challenge, that grasp what 'Street Photography' really is. To me a 'Street' photograph is like a sentence i.e. a unit (grammatical / visual) that is syntactically independent and has a subject that is expressed.

Message edited by author 2007-02-23 14:13:33.
02/23/2007 02:22:23 PM · #294
Originally posted by SandyP:

Originally posted by Brookied:


All though i agree with a lot of your comments in my opinion i think Street Photography works better as a B&W shot. Colour works in very little cases. . .

Just gotta put my 2-cents in and totally disagree that street photography rarely works in color. Of the photos I gave 8's, 9's and 10's to, only a very few were in black and white, and in fact, the photos I thought were the most moving, striking and told the best story would not have been nearly as good in black and white. I actually was thinking that black and white gets way over-usd and stereotyped for this subject. Maybe that's just me tho.


to add i also scored some colour shots highly, I just hink that B&W works better in street, That said i have a small portion of my own work in colour.
02/23/2007 02:24:52 PM · #295
Originally posted by surfinbird:

My opinion - there are very few photographs, entered in this challenge, that grasp what 'Street Photography' really is. To me a 'Street' photograph is like a sentence i.e. a unit (grammatical / visual) that is syntactically independent and has a subject that is expressed.


I think we may have a similar view of what street photography is, but on further reflection I think one of the things we are seeing in this challenge is how difficult it is to find a picture that captures an emotion and tells a story when you have only a week to do it. Great street photography can be very serendipitous, where the confluence of good light, a great subject, and a camera at the ready all come together at just the precise moment. Many of those elements are outside of the photographers control to a far greater extent than in other types of photography. My guess is that a lot of the entrants here truly do grasp what street photography is, but ended up submitting an entry that was not quite what they wanted, even it was the best they came up with in a week. I know that I'm not totally please with my entry; photographically its an interesting image, but does not come close to telling the kind of story that I would have liked.
02/23/2007 02:27:10 PM · #296
I think there are some things people forget about the challenges.
They are an exercise in putting someone to task within time & editing constraints, trying something new, often being something the photographers are uncomfortable doing, and above all else, enjoying the hobby that this is supposed to be.

When voting or judging an image, look for the good or what the photographer was trying to capture, rather than looking at it to find fault. Some of the world's best and most famous photographs are riddled with wrong, but so very full of right.

Let's have fun and nit-pick less.
</rant off>
02/23/2007 02:31:41 PM · #297
Originally posted by Brad:

Some of the world's best and most famous photographs are riddled with wrong, but so very full of right.


So very very true. ;)

02/23/2007 02:41:29 PM · #298
I have to admit that i had very little idea what street photography is and based my ideas on 2 examples of work from the photog that the explanation gave as an example, but I enjoyed going out and shooting none the less.

oh and thanks to those that left me some comments, much appreciated.
02/23/2007 02:42:27 PM · #299
Originally posted by Blue Moon:

shweet guacamole!!

Votes: 37
Views: 53
Avg Vote: 6.7297
Comments: 4


Oh well...it went down from my solid 6.6, but I'm still very happy.

Votes: 196
Views: 326
Avg Vote: 6.5408
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

02/23/2007 02:50:10 PM · #300
Originally posted by Brad:

When voting or judging an image, look for the good or what the photographer was trying to capture, rather than looking at it to find fault. Some of the world's best and most famous photographs are riddled with wrong, but so very full of right.

Let's have fun and nit-pick less.
</rant off>


Nicely put! I agree 1000%. It seems that sometimes we miss the point of WHY we take pictures (or at least why I take pictures!)
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