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03/10/2004 12:52:01 AM · #1
I've never given a one here before today. i can't belive how many entries were totally off topic.
03/10/2004 12:53:18 AM · #2
I have to agree...
03/10/2004 01:08:49 AM · #3
me too.

There are some photos I really like in the challenge that have nothing at all to do with the topic. It's a shame. Not that mine's doing great either but I know nobody can miss how it fits the challenge. :)
03/10/2004 01:10:40 AM · #4
Cool, I'm not getting a "1". No entry :P
03/10/2004 01:56:17 AM · #5
ditto for me. didint enter
03/10/2004 02:23:12 AM · #6
I didn't submit pic either because I felt that the details were not specific enough. I had taken several shots but none I though worked for that challenge and from what I've seen a lot of ppl didn't understand it either.
03/10/2004 02:23:35 AM · #7
blah,blah,blah...
03/10/2004 02:33:58 AM · #8
Originally posted by pitsaman:

blah,blah,blah...


Well, that seems to be a very well thought out comment. I did not enter because, as per my own editing standards I did not have a good shot. But thank you pitsaman for having the best answer for all.
03/10/2004 04:36:09 AM · #9
I think it's sometimes down to bad challenges & challenge descriptions rather than just pain bad photography.

I think the chance of capturing something decent within the criteria is pretty low even for the best of photographers....

03/10/2004 04:39:19 AM · #10
Originally posted by pitsaman:

blah,blah,blah...


blah blah?
03/10/2004 06:36:18 AM · #11
Originally posted by jonpink:

I think it's sometimes down to bad challenges & challenge descriptions rather than just pain bad photography.

I think the chance of capturing something decent within the criteria is pretty low even for the best of photographers....


Look at the bright side :

Despite all this, in each challenge some people manage to create some great pictures, appealing, creative, inspiring, learning, for themselves and/or for others.
03/10/2004 06:58:16 AM · #12
This was a tricky one and I've just finished voting and found it quite hard. I did enter this challenge with a pic I caught by chance. I think it captures the theme - I hope some others do too! :)
03/10/2004 07:16:42 AM · #13
Originally posted by Armadillo:

I've never given a one here before today. i can't belive how many entries were totally off topic.


Hahaha, it must be me... getting 2.x 30+ votes... its a last minute entry but I like my photo, its probably because it was done before, oh well, low scores doesn't bother me at all as long as I enjoyed it, as always :) Good Luck to all!
03/10/2004 07:29:41 AM · #14
Yow... The weirdest part of scoring on this challenge was that the technically poorest pictures were the ones most on topic. By that I mean the 'snap shot' pics with marginal set-up, lighting and so forth. And a lot of the technically near excellent pics didn't "get" the topic or were stretching a lot... depending on the title to try to make up for a lack of emotive content in the image.
Very odd to score this one... some of the doggie and little kid pics were by far the best for meeting the challenge criteria.
R.
03/10/2004 08:37:57 AM · #15
After the "beating" (my worst placement here at DPC percentile-wise) in Unanswered Questions with this shot:

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I also knew as soon as I saw the challenge topic that I wouldn't be submitting. IMHO, the criteria and ability to get a picture that has mass-appeal is very difficult with a topic like this...
03/10/2004 11:32:58 PM · #16
I was going to enter, but couldn't get an assistant and just could not get the shot I wanted with the timer. Was trying for a waitress tray on her arm with a big glass of milk tipping and spilling out of the frame. Made quite a mess, and tried several different methods, but could never quite get a decently timed shot. :( Still thought it would have been a good idea for the challenge.
03/11/2004 12:01:49 AM · #17
I did not think the name of the topic and the description of what you were to photo made alot of sence..seemed like they were different, or something. Just did not make alot of sence to me.

But thre are some very nice photos...I enjoyed voting on them.

Message edited by author 2004-03-11 00:04:24.
03/11/2004 03:20:24 AM · #18
Well I have to say that I'm pretty scared after reading all this...it was my very first entry, I just hope it doesn't end up being one of the pictures that actually sucks that but ends up doing ok because it fits the challenge...only future submissions can tell, I guess ;)
03/11/2004 03:29:49 AM · #19
This is only my third entry on DP. As I said before it was one I caught by chance and there was literally no time to think about a lot of the technical side of things. Also my camera is pretty much "point and shoot" (this is another bug bear of mine that I think people forget when commenting - ie that some people don't have fancy cameras!!)so I just caught it as it was.

So hoping mine is one of those not technically excellent but capturing the theme....;)
03/11/2004 04:45:23 AM · #20
My shot was on topic, so I thought, I think I may have the lowest score of all, I guess I should have paid more attention to what was in the shot and not so much what was off screen. Oh well, I learned something anyway and had fun shooting that day.
03/11/2004 09:51:20 AM · #21
Originally posted by jpochard:

I was going to enter, but couldn't get an assistant and just could not get the shot I wanted with the timer. Was trying for a waitress tray on her arm with a big glass of milk tipping and spilling out of the frame. Made quite a mess, and tried several different methods, but could never quite get a decently timed shot. :( Still thought it would have been a good idea for the challenge.

cute idea.
My shot is scoring the lowest of the any entry i have had, but since that is my expectation with this challnge, i am not disappointed. When one gets two totally conflicting comments back to back, you know you can't win. I thought of the kid and pet ideas, and then went a different way. I like my pic, regardless of the score. I have lots of good ideas for parallell lines, one idea, if i can pull it off, may not score well, but will NOT be of lines on a road, or railroad tracks.
03/11/2004 11:13:53 AM · #22
ummmm.... I have started voting on OSE and I'm feeling really bad about giving out such low scores, but I am also leaving comments for those.

Do you guys/gals think completely off topic shots should recieve ones??
03/11/2004 11:23:02 AM · #23
I find myself straining a bit more to find "meets the challenge" in this one than any others in the past. I try to give the benefit of the doubt on the tough ones, but there are lots of them.

I don't give 1's for off-topic, but I do lower the score a couple of points.

There are some relly nice shots here though. As well as some creative ways of meeting the challenge.
03/11/2004 11:23:50 AM · #24
Originally posted by ScottK:

Originally posted by pitsaman:

blah,blah,blah...


blah blah?


Blah,blah,blah!


03/11/2004 11:23:54 AM · #25
Originally posted by gpierson:



Do you guys/gals think completely off topic shots should recieve ones??


Always. It is far too easy to score ok with a 'nice' completely off topic photo. Surely a bad on topic photo deserves to finish higher? At least they have put effort into taking a photo based around the challenge. There are at least 10 photos that deserve a 1 in the off screen challenge
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