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01/28/2009 08:59:30 AM · #1
My best of 2008 entry ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/980/120/756754.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/980/120/756754.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' which is an outtake from my blue ribbon winner ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/798/120/629950.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/798/120/629950.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2009-01-28 08:59:49.
01/28/2009 08:41:22 AM · #2

Ok now that glasses are over here is my most disapointing result so far.
I know the focus is a bit off as I had to crop tighter than I originally planned but I thought it
was going to be better than a 4.9

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01/25/2009 11:19:10 AM · #3
Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

I was pretty surprised (and not in a good way) by my Best Of 2008 score. Strange thing was, I got a bunch of good comments, not a single bad one, and scored below 5!

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I'm not a member, so I couldn't vote in that challenge, but I would have given that at least an 8.
01/25/2009 10:56:05 AM · #4
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/935/120/732172.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/935/120/732172.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' I loved the patterns in this one. I guess the problem was the challenge subject wasn't the primary interest in the picture.
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/805/120/637098.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/805/120/637098.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' My most revealing shot.
01/24/2009 09:39:38 PM · #5
My current Glasses entry is one of my more disappointing scores.
01/24/2009 09:27:37 PM · #6
I was pretty surprised (and not in a good way) by my Best Of 2008 score. Strange thing was, I got a bunch of good comments, not a single bad one, and scored below 5!

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01/24/2009 09:16:16 PM · #7
Originally posted by reephoto:

I don't know about ribbon quality..but I was disappointed in the score for this entry. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/980/120/756696.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/980/120/756696.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
01/24/2009 07:33:58 PM · #8
I don't know about ribbon quality..but I was disappointed in the score for this entry. [thumb]//www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=756696[/thumb] //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=756696

Message edited by author 2009-01-24 19:36:32.
01/24/2009 07:16:20 PM · #9
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01/24/2009 06:11:46 PM · #10
What is YOUR most disappointing challenge result?
usually the latest one ... but their is always hope
three coming up for voting in the next little bit
geussing a 4 in bestof and 5 in tree and a 6ish in (no)sound
but they are all great pictures :P
01/24/2009 03:27:58 PM · #11
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I so loved this one, but the thumb does not do it justice. I think 3 second voters did not much like it.
01/24/2009 02:54:58 PM · #12
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/972/120/752444.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/972/120/752444.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Didn't think a beach scene would be DNMC for a sand challenge...
01/24/2009 02:46:38 PM · #13
Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

We've all had them... shots that we just knew were ribbon quality material. Like Ralphie's theme on the Red Ryder range model air-rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time... we worked hard, we got it just perfect and knew it would connect with the voters.

Then the judging began...

And the scores started out well, but then plummeted in the overnight. And the "You'll shoot your eye out" comments started pouring in. And the final grade? Well let's say Ralphie's teacher was merciful.

Perhaps looking back on it, you're more skilled and you see the some of those entries weren't really that good. But some. Well some, you still just don't know why the DPC crowd didn't get the vote right (grin).

Which challenge entry of yours remains to this day the most puzzling for you as to why it didn't fare better. And let's try to keep it to those that really scored low... say below a 5.5 average. Not those that you felt deserved a 7 and only got a 6.8. :)

I have to run an errand and will post mine in a bit... but wanted to get the ball rolling.


like you mean from this movie right? ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/99590/120/749311.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/99590/120/749311.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' :)
01/24/2009 02:45:04 PM · #14
Easy... this one:

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I went into the shoot thinking top 10 and came out with a personal-worst score that stands to this day. Poor composition and lighting on my part, and many voters probably didn't really "see" what's on the cup. :-(

Message edited by author 2009-01-24 14:46:04.
01/24/2009 02:33:03 PM · #15
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01/24/2009 12:26:57 PM · #16
I seem to get burned every time I decide to go for a twisted interpretation of the theme:
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' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/462/120/305636.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/462/120/305636.jpg', '/') + 1) . '"Emperor's New Shoes" in Footwear
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/834/120/660774.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/834/120/660774.jpg', '/') + 1) . '"Charge -- Coffee Theft" in Mugshot

I should just stick with landscapes.
01/24/2009 08:52:07 AM · #17
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This one didn't score or finish too poorly, but I was still disappointed that it seemed that voters didn't take the time to appreciate what this image is and how it was done.

This was my first (and only) venture into painting with light. I think that this is the best photo that I took all year long. I had it printed on 60" canvas and it looks awesome in person. With a light shining on it in a dimly lit room the orchids seem to glow.
01/24/2009 08:45:44 AM · #18
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No way this should have been a sub 5 image. I guess there was a bit of a prude factor that hurt it.
01/24/2009 08:36:37 AM · #19
*sigh* this one:

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and I adore this image.
01/24/2009 08:24:49 AM · #20
I've not received a bad rating yet. So I have no jpg to show.
01/24/2009 12:31:04 AM · #21
I've not had a good rating as of yet, not that I think that should have.I guess that is a good thing since my scores are likely to improve with time.
01/23/2009 11:48:15 PM · #22
most disappointing was the Best Of 2008 score... I thought DPC was getting over the vote-from-the-hip mentality that puts down actually superb photographs, but alas I am incorrect. Personally, I am getting rather sick and tired of HDR or psudeo-HDR churches, it's great on Flickr but I don't care for it here.
01/23/2009 02:57:12 PM · #23
Originally posted by shanksware:

Originally posted by vxpra:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

That it missed the mark in scoring only tells me how much the rest of us have to learn.


That it missed the mark shows me how little scores actually mean.


Yet we all want the hight score. Sigh!


I just keep hoping that the voters will recognize my photographic genius.
01/23/2009 02:55:40 PM · #24
Originally posted by vxpra:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

That it missed the mark in scoring only tells me how much the rest of us have to learn.


That it missed the mark shows me how little scores actually mean.


Yet we all want the hight score. Sigh!
01/23/2009 02:54:43 PM · #25
Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

Which challenge entry of yours remains to this day the most puzzling for you as to why it didn't fare better.

With rare exceptions that are all too few and all too far between, my answer is usually:

"The last challenge I entered."
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