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01/16/2009 06:26:01 PM · #176
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Wouldn't it be fun if the two sites became competitive like the Jets and the Sharks. Maybe we could go over and steal their mascot...


We could have team colors -

DPC = Enzo blue, Achoo Green and Irene Orange

1x = (yea, you know it's coming) Black, Grey, Greyer
01/16/2009 06:29:31 PM · #177
Sheep-Herding is different than Sheep-Dipping....
01/16/2009 06:52:53 PM · #178
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This plus 2 others (my first attempt) rejected. Here's what they said about Cinderella:

Reasons for rejection:
* Member screening
* Impact

Comments from members:
* beautifully lit
* sinderella

Additional feedback: Of those who voted against your image, six indicated that there is a problem with impact, four noted story as a weakness and three selected motif as a reason for not publishing the image.

Not sure what they mean by "story as a weakness"?

Boo-hoo! I hate rejection .... :(
01/16/2009 07:31:33 PM · #179
How much of the angst here is due to the brain-shaping exercise of being presented with boundaries (both subject and editing) on a weekly basis within which you have been confining yourself for the most part. With no guidelines being provided, the reaction to image rejection seems to be 'im failing to understand/divine/meet the expectations' or a dismissal of the venue altogether.

Take a breath, shoot for yourself, try and create whatever it is you consider art. Make sure it's both technically perfect and aesthetically appealing to a viewer who expects to be looking at something which is gallery quality.

It's that simple! :p
01/16/2009 07:51:41 PM · #180
I hate (in a way!) to put this in here guys - but I just got a shot published! 1 entry 1 publication, woop!!

It's this picture -> ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/85000-89999/87252/120/664567.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/85000-89999/87252/120/664567.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
01/16/2009 09:09:36 PM · #181
I can't help but wonder if they are wondering why they are suddenly getting so many new submissions.
01/16/2009 09:13:51 PM · #182
Uh-oh, my 2nd submission got accepted. And it's in colour! Must try harder to get rejected. LOL
01/16/2009 09:43:42 PM · #183
I'm "proud" to announce my first rejection:

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Reasons:
Composition (it's unbalanced, says the screener)
Size (image was only 800 pixels wide and not the maximum allowed 950)
01/16/2009 10:17:52 PM · #184
Originally posted by halopes:

I'm "proud" to announce my first rejection:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/934/120/730470.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/934/120/730470.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Reasons:
Composition (it's unbalanced, says the screener)
Size (image was only 800 pixels wide and not the maximum allowed 950)


I think there's one extra pixel on the left side - that must be it.
01/16/2009 11:02:50 PM · #185
no one told me rejection could be so painful:( it kinda sucks when you enter your best photo and gets shot down. its like, waht now? blah!!
01/17/2009 12:01:14 AM · #186
Originally posted by JDubsgirl:

no one told me rejection could be so painful:( it kinda sucks when you enter your best photo and gets shot down. its like, waht now? blah!!


You go and take more photos, that's what now, and you start your own website with your own friends and you pretend that you're the best and know everything there is to know about photography ;)

Don't worry about one little silly website. Find yourself, not what others want you to be.
01/17/2009 12:28:42 AM · #187
Rejection #2:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/52500/120/756944.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/52500/120/756944.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

01/17/2009 04:05:05 AM · #188
I only submitted one serious photo out of 3. All were rejected =P
01/17/2009 05:55:24 AM · #189
#3
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57229/120/757025.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57229/120/757025.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
01/17/2009 09:16:22 AM · #190
First let me say that my partner Joe is very supportive of my photography and has bought me most of my camera gear for gifts. He's the one who researches cameras and lenses and gets what he knows I will use.

I just sent him a link to 1x.com and told him all about the screening process and how one of my photos was selected and that I had a lot of comments on it. This was his response:

"Great... I am also shocked that they have the web site called 1x.com!! Two character websites are very rare and normally cost a lot of money."

He is such a geek, LOL.
01/17/2009 10:08:10 AM · #191
Well, I'm doing far better on 1x than I am here...
I believe it is (at least in part) a cultural thing: 1x is mainly European and DPC is mainly American
01/17/2009 10:37:12 AM · #192
Originally posted by silverscreen:

Well, I'm doing far better on 1x than I am here...
I believe it is (at least in part) a cultural thing: 1x is mainly European and DPC is mainly American


There are a lot of successful Europeans, Australians, New Zealanders, Scandinavians on DPC.

Not sure what you mean, but it sounds a bit insulting to Americans.
01/17/2009 10:55:12 AM · #193
Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by silverscreen:

Well, I'm doing far better on 1x than I am here...
I believe it is (at least in part) a cultural thing: 1x is mainly European and DPC is mainly American


There are a lot of successful Europeans, Australians, New Zealanders, Scandinavians on DPC.

Not sure what you mean, but it sounds a bit insulting to Americans.


I'm sorry - but it was never my intention to insult anyone - not matter where they come from.

But I believe that there is a cultural difference anyway - I'm not saying the European taste is better than the American, but I believe it is different.

I lnow that there are succesful Europeans, Australians and other nationalities here - but I believe the site is mainly influences by the American culture. And again: I don't way it's bad - but it's different...
01/17/2009 10:58:20 AM · #194
I'd agree that this site has a large lean towards North America and Canada in member numbers but I don't really know what you mean by influence. Could you give us an example?
01/17/2009 10:58:35 AM · #195
Originally posted by silverscreen:

I'm sorry - but it was never my intention to insult anyone - not matter where they come from.

But I believe that there is a cultural difference anyway - I'm not saying the European taste is better than the American, but I believe it is different.

I lnow that there are succesful Europeans, Australians and other nationalities here - but I believe the site is mainly influences by the American culture. And again: I don't way it's bad - but it's different...


I understand what you mean, for what it's worth. Heck, the French made a God out of Jerry Lewis, so you know there's gotta be cultural differences :-)

R.
01/17/2009 11:02:06 AM · #196
Originally posted by JimiRose:

I'd agree that this site has a large lean towards North America and Canada in member numbers but I don't really know what you mean by influence. Could you give us an example?


You can see it in the results, basically. The kind of images that usually win here represent the "American aesthetic", collectively; sharp, smooth, arresting images, what some people call "eye candy". There's a darker, more introspective aesthetic sensibility visible in any site that caters to European artists primarily.

R.
01/17/2009 11:06:04 AM · #197
Second rejection. And it was a shot I actually really, really like.

Reason -- not sharp enough.

I don't know if is is in my port here or not. I'll look and post it if it is.

01/17/2009 11:11:14 AM · #198
Originally posted by karmat:

Second rejection. And it was a shot I actually really, really like.

Reason -- not sharp enough.

I don't know if is is in my port here or not. I'll look and post it if it is.


So if I've got this right, here at DPC we can show whatever we want to show, and the people decide which images are "worthy" of prizes. Whereas over at 1x the people, collectively, determine what we are allowed to show, and by extension what they, themselves, are willing to view.

In any event, I can see from the "reason" for your rejection that submitting Lensbaby shots to 1x would probably be a futile exercise :-)

R.
01/17/2009 11:18:35 AM · #199
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by karmat:

Second rejection. And it was a shot I actually really, really like.

Reason -- not sharp enough.

I don't know if is is in my port here or not. I'll look and post it if it is.


So if I've got this right, here at DPC we can show whatever we want to show, and the people decide which images are "worthy" of prizes. Whereas over at 1x the people, collectively, determine what we are allowed to show, and by extension what they, themselves, are willing to view.

In any event, I can see from the "reason" for your rejection that submitting Lensbaby shots to 1x would probably be a futile exercise :-)

R.


Almost. At 1x, a group of regular people that happen to be online when your shot is up for screening decide if the small group gets to decide if it is good enough for viewing.

My personal opinion of 1x is still forming.
01/17/2009 11:20:52 AM · #200
Originally posted by raish:

#3
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57229/120/757025.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57229/120/757025.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


You know, that reminded me of this, ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/850/120/671946.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/850/120/671946.jpg', '/') + 1) . ', an honor I almost forgot about.

Fave.

Now back to your regularly scheduled string of rejections, which I hope to soon become part of.
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