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01/16/2008 10:35:33 AM · #26
And I loved this one... thought it would do better

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01/16/2008 10:50:18 AM · #27
Knew it would go down (not that I am complaining) but at one point it was 7.7!!!

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01/16/2008 12:20:07 PM · #28
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Knew it would go down (not that I am complaining) but at one point it was 7.7!!!

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Looks like a great chance at a ribbon, even with the slide in average. I started this morning at 6.6 and have continued to plummet. Still happy it's over 6 at this point, I've been in a slump as of late.
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01/16/2008 12:35:09 PM · #29
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Avg Vote: 4.6731
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OMG! Doing pretty bad.... I was expecting a 6 for this one! Well, probably i still don't get how DPC votes... :)
01/16/2008 01:06:19 PM · #30
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It was higher earlier... I'm hoping it stays above a 5 for my first challenge. :)
01/16/2008 01:14:23 PM · #31
Why do I think I will ever break out of this funk??? Ya'll are tough judges...

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01/16/2008 01:22:10 PM · #32
Based on what was submitted for photos and some of the scores being posted...voting seems to be quite harsh (or uneducated voters)this challenge. Basing that only on my 1 comment. :)
the permission I was hoping for prior to the challenge just came today, so will be getting some excellent shots of a HUGE abandoned property, just for the portfolio! That's my luck!
01/16/2008 05:23:59 PM · #33
Well, crap. At this rate, I'll be down to a 4.3 by the time this is over.

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01/16/2008 06:28:12 PM · #34
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wow, thanks guys. and i don't even know what's wrong with it. COMMENT your votes!
01/16/2008 06:41:43 PM · #35
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I did something intentionally which is not exactly resonating with the voters. Still waiting for one person to appreciate it ... besides me ;-)
01/16/2008 06:55:43 PM · #36
How do you see your current votes?
01/16/2008 06:56:05 PM · #37
are the votes really critical, or is it just me?
01/16/2008 07:05:54 PM · #38
Well, I seem to be in good company. My tracking spreadsheet shows a 45 degree angle downward. I tried to put some interest in a visually boring subject and missed the target. Don't know till you try!

Oh well, my rivers entry is doing much better.

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01/16/2008 07:27:40 PM · #39
Originally posted by kawesttex:

It's been awhile since I have been in the land of 6!

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I have lost 0.5 since this morning. Who angered the voters?

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Hopefully it will rise through the week! :-)
01/16/2008 07:42:15 PM · #40
Originally posted by kawesttex:


I have lost 0.5 since this morning.

Me too - I guess everyone got up on the wrong side of the bed...
01/16/2008 07:48:41 PM · #41
I'm getting pretty tired of some of the arsy comments made by voters on this site. On this challenge so far I have an average score of about 5.8, but you would have thought from the comments made that it was 1.8.

Sod this for a game of soldiers, I'm off to flickr, where critisism is actually constructive!
01/16/2008 07:52:55 PM · #42
Woohoo .... a validation request. Gotta love those and the low scores that come along with that assumption. Sorta makes me blush ..... in an angry way. ;-)
01/16/2008 07:57:21 PM · #43
Originally posted by NickBurton:

I'm getting pretty tired of some of the arsy comments made by voters on this site. On this challenge so far I have an average score of about 5.8, but you would have thought from the comments made that it was 1.8.

Sod this for a game of soldiers, I'm off to flickr, where critisism is actually constructive!

Giving up so soon? It's only your 4th challenge, and after looking at your comments rec'd I see some constructive ones in there. If you want even more feedback, then post your image(s) in a forum after the challenge is over for feedback if you really want it (bring on the thick skin).
01/16/2008 07:57:28 PM · #44
Originally posted by NickBurton:

I'm getting pretty tired of some of the arsy comments made by voters on this site. On this challenge so far I have an average score of about 5.8, but you would have thought from the comments made that it was 1.8.

Sod this for a game of soldiers, I'm off to flickr, where critisism is actually constructive!


I find that comments on Flickr tend to be more "slap you on the back and tell you how great it is" comments then constructive. I'm not saying that you can't get constructive comments there, but here, though a bit harsh at times, they can really open your eyes to flaws in your photography. Unless the comments are down right attacks on you or the subject I would take and learn from them, just my opinion. Back on track to scores, I finally have started to gain ground after a beating all day long. Someone even dropped a 1 bomb on me, ouch...

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Just hoping to stay above 6.3
01/16/2008 08:07:29 PM · #45
Originally posted by Indieaperture:

are the votes really critical, or is it just me?


I found there were a lot of fuzzy barn shots...and after about 50 of them it tended to polarise the difference in quality for me...I was more generous to the good shots and a tad harsher on the poor ones. I don't know how anyone else felt but after voting for 99% of them I felt the general quality was down...some absolutely amazing shots in there though. I'll be interested to see the average at the end...

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01/16/2008 08:11:18 PM · #46
I have to say I haven't gained anything from any of the comments I have receieved. E.g. to tell me a picture is "blury" when it has been reduced from a pin-sharp 12Mb RAW image to a 640x400ish pixel, 150kb JPEG ain't so usefull. Also, arguing the toss about whether a building is actually abandoned "as such" is just pointless (I mean come on, get a life).

01/16/2008 08:18:23 PM · #47
Originally posted by NickBurton:

I have to say I haven't gained anything from any of the comments I have receieved. E.g. to tell me a picture is "blury" when it has been reduced from a pin-sharp 12Mb RAW image to a 640x400ish pixel, 150kb JPEG ain't so usefull. Also, arguing the toss about whether a building is actually abandoned "as such" is just pointless (I mean come on, get a life).


The thing that will save you alot of grief here is understnding that many think they are experts on anything to do with photography, photgraphy subjects, photgraphic emotion and most importantly, technical aspects influencing emotional variances within various structures of the composition. Once you get that, you fit in just well.

I find it easiest when I've eaten a live frog and had two beers.

Hope that helps.
01/16/2008 08:27:27 PM · #48
I think I get your point...
01/16/2008 08:29:36 PM · #49
Originally posted by NickBurton:

I have to say I haven't gained anything from any of the comments I have receieved. E.g. to tell me a picture is "blury" when it has been reduced from a pin-sharp 12Mb RAW image to a 640x400ish pixel, 150kb JPEG ain't so usefull. Also, arguing the toss about whether a building is actually abandoned "as such" is just pointless (I mean come on, get a life).


I'll agree that a comment that disputes the fact that your building is abandoned may seem petty or stupid.But I think the comment tells you that the person who left the comment is having a hard time visioning that building as being abandoned as it is in your photo. This is an abandoned building challenge and if the building doesn't look abandoned then it missed the mark, imo. You can disagree with a comment but it doesn't make the comment or commenter pointless. At least you know why they gave the score they did, they didn't buy it was abandoned. As for the blurry comment, photos can be blurry for multiple reason, motion blure, camera shake or from resizing without sharpening afterwards. The logic that it is bluryy from resizing shows that maybe it needs some more post resize sharpening, sounds like a great comment to me. Trevor~
01/16/2008 08:32:45 PM · #50
Originally posted by NickBurton:

I have to say I haven't gained anything from any of the comments I have receieved. E.g. to tell me a picture is "blury" when it has been reduced from a pin-sharp 12Mb RAW image to a 640x400ish pixel, 150kb JPEG ain't so usefull.

You're not alone in facing that obstacle (reducing large file sizes down to something that displays well at 640x), yet there are outstanding photos that are tack sharp that reach the top of the standings. If you don't sharpen that 640x up enough for the DPC voters you're going to continue to receive comments of the "blurry" nature, and scores will suffer some as well. So, either you develop thick skin and get used to the comments if you don't want to fuss with fixing a 640x image...or...you consider the comment as useful feedback, sharpen as needed, and move up in the pack. Or...move to flickr. :-)
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