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04/21/2004 12:36:51 AM · #1
I knew it would score low! But I feel even better that I called it would score low and the fact that I like it! I feel good, event hough my score is 4 with 8 votes. Hooray!
04/21/2004 12:45:17 AM · #2
What challenge are we talking about?

If it's the serendipty challenge you're talking about, i'm really impressed with alot of the submissions.. i'm handing out 10's left and right!

Anyway, points don't matter as long as you feel good about your shot :D Best of luck!
04/21/2004 12:46:49 AM · #3
Right there with you! But you know, I really like my shot. Will be contintuing the 4 & under streak!
As for you, there;s still time for it make it up the long steep mountain!
Good luck my friend!
BTW, thanks for adding my pic as a fave! :)
04/21/2004 12:47:32 AM · #4
Originally posted by josevillacorte:

What challenge are we talking about?

If it's the serendipty challenge you're talking about, i'm really impressed with alot of the submissions.. i'm handing out 10's left and right!

Anyway, points don't matter as long as you feel good about your shot :D Best of luck!


Thanks Jose. I am indeed proud of this one, I was just stretching the challenge. I like it a lot actually.
04/21/2004 12:48:39 AM · #5
Why do you worry about the first few votes? After another 200 votes, you could end up getting a 9.5 average.
04/21/2004 12:50:05 AM · #6
Originally posted by nshapiro:

Why do you worry about the first few votes? After another 200 votes, you could end up getting a 9.5 average.


HAHAHAHA!!! Thanks nshapiro, you are always good for a laugh. LOL! I don't see freezing in the forecast for Hell.

:D
04/21/2004 12:51:53 AM · #7
I'm doing horribly in both Serendipity and Silhouettes... was not expecting to do well in either, though. I'm pretty baffled, trying to figure out what's serendipitous about most of the submissions... I'm beginning to wish I'd just submitted the best shot I took during the time frame, since that seems to be what most people did, instead of trying to make something serendipitous - lol.

My photograph was pretty boring, but I was trying to stay on topic.
04/21/2004 12:52:52 AM · #8
Originally posted by mocabela:

I'm doing horribly in both Serendipity and Silhouettes... was not expecting to do well in either, though. I'm pretty baffled, trying to figure out what's serendipitous about most of the submissions... I'm beginning to wish I'd just submitted the best shot I took during the time frame, since that seems to be what most people did, instead of trying to make something serendipitous - lol.

My photograph was pretty boring, but I was trying to stay on topic.


I took the oppostie route and am getting hosed (score-wise)
04/21/2004 12:55:55 AM · #9
I don't see freezing in the forecast for Hell.

:D [/quote]

laughing out loud! good one!
ditto for mine!
04/21/2004 01:06:03 AM · #10
Originally posted by goinskiing:

I took the oppostie route and am getting hosed (score-wise)


lol, well I guess it doesn't matter which way you go then, eh? It seems to just come down to getting lucky and winning the favour of the voters. I've sort of done it a couple of times, but for the most part I feel blessed if I stay above 5, which I won't be doing in either of these, as the early scores tend to reflect where I finish at. I'm perfectly fine with getting crummy scores, as long as I'm true to my own style :)

Not too worried about it though. It's fun to try, anyway ;)
04/21/2004 01:21:38 AM · #11
I racked my brain to come up w/ something "Serendipitious" and finally got a decent idea, but I guess you have to be kinda familiar w/ some concepts to "get it." Oh well. On to the next one!
04/21/2004 02:10:44 AM · #12
Originally posted by mocabela:

I'm doing horribly in both Serendipity and Silhouettes... was not expecting to do well in either, though. I'm pretty baffled, trying to figure out what's serendipitous about most of the submissions... I'm beginning to wish I'd just submitted the best shot I took during the time frame, since that seems to be what most people did, instead of trying to make something serendipitous - lol.

My photograph was pretty boring, but I was trying to stay on topic.


There are very few on topic. But it is an immensely difficult concept to represent with a pic, especially if one doesn’t understand what the word means. Many of the challenge images are truly great shots and quite fortuitous or serendipitous for the author, pictures that would otherwise deserve quite high scores, but the images do not “represent” the idea of, the concept of Serendipity -- discoveries “by accidents and sagacity” -- an image to elucidate or explicate the meaning of Serendipity.
04/21/2004 02:57:07 AM · #13
Originally posted by grdSavant:

There are very few on topic. But it is an immensely difficult concept to represent with a pic, especially if one doesn’t understand what the word means. Many of the challenge images are truly great shots and quite fortuitous or serendipitous for the author, pictures that would otherwise deserve quite high scores, but the images do not “represent” the idea of, the concept of Serendipity -- discoveries “by accidents and sagacity” -- an image to elucidate or explicate the meaning of Serendipity.


I absolutely agree... it is an extremely difficult concept to represent in a photograph at all, much less in a single shot. However, I think many people mixed up serendipity with irony or simple luck... if they even tried to capture the essence of serendipity at all.
04/21/2004 03:14:19 AM · #14
I'm <5 too!

:o(

Oh well!

:o)
04/21/2004 03:16:32 AM · #15
I was too excited about my strength score so I forgot to submit :D
04/21/2004 04:52:58 AM · #16
Originally posted by heida:

I was too excited about my strength score so I forgot to submit :D


LOL! Oh well, after winning 2 ribbons consecutively you must be pretty overwhelmed (not that i'll ever know what it'll feel like) :D Well done and congrats again.
04/21/2004 04:55:57 AM · #17
Crashing and burning here.

Score: 4.0000
Voters: 33
Comments: 0

Headed for my lowest score in ten challenges entered. Ugh.
04/21/2004 08:17:20 AM · #18
Originally posted by boomer:

Crashing and burning here.

Score: 4.0000
Voters: 33
Comments: 0

Headed for my lowest score in ten challenges entered. Ugh.


I know how ya feel.
04/21/2004 08:19:29 AM · #19
Weird... mine's climbed... it's >5 now...
04/21/2004 08:22:50 AM · #20
It's all relative though. In all likelihood many people have strong feelings about what is and isn't serendipitous. If everyone's score is low, cause everyone's displeased with something, the blue ribbon could go to a 5 point something...
04/21/2004 08:24:36 AM · #21
Originally posted by Jesuispeure:

It's all relative though. In all likelihood many people have strong feelings about what is and isn't serendipitous. If everyone's score is low, cause everyone's displeased with something, the blue ribbon could go to a 5 point something...


Ha ha ha... I'll keep dreaming...

All I know is that I am happy with my interpretation and reasonably happy with my image so I'll still be proud of it regardless of score or rank.

Would love some COMMENTS though!!!

Message edited by author 2004-04-21 08:24:51.
04/21/2004 08:29:38 AM · #22
5.5 here, I guess after the surprise I got in chaos, I must say weird challenges are good to me. :)) I didn't expect it to do much more than a 4 but I whas also verry afraid I may get my first <4. I didn't even wanned to submit anything I whas looping through what I did all week not even searching for serendipity than when I saw it I said "maybe I can stretch this to serendipity with a good title" :)

Originally posted by Jesuispeure:

... the blue ribbon could go to a 5 point something...


I hope your right and my score increases a bit :)

Message edited by author 2004-04-21 08:31:49.
04/21/2004 08:30:37 AM · #23
Originally posted by Kavey:



All I know is that I am happy with my interpretation and reasonably happy with my image so I'll still be proud of it regardless of score or rank.

Would love some COMMENTS though!!!


Which one are you? Or is that a nono topic- newbie here!
04/21/2004 08:33:59 AM · #24
Originally posted by Jesuispeure:



Which one are you? Or is that a nono topic- newbie here!


For the sake of a fair contest we shall not adress any particular photo yours or others during a challenge. It's also against the rules. :)
04/21/2004 08:41:08 AM · #25
Originally posted by frumoaznicul:

Originally posted by Jesuispeure:



Which one are you? Or is that a nono topic- newbie here!


For the sake of a fair contest we shall not adress any particular photo yours or others during a challenge. It's also against the rules. :)


Good to know! ^_^
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