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05/17/2004 12:05:33 AM · #1
There are some HIGH quality shots in there. I am looking forward to voting on this one!
05/17/2004 12:17:14 AM · #2
Damn! You're too fast. I just finished flipping through the thumbs, with the occasional full view. Most of these are awesome.

I really think that these types of challenges are what brings out the best in peoples work here. A guide as to how to take the picture, in terms of composition or style, as opposed to subject or content specific.

I also look forward to voting on this.

Message edited by author 2004-05-17 00:19:59.
05/17/2004 12:19:36 AM · #3
This is my first member challenge and the quality has blown me away. I was hapy with my photo 'til now.

Well done to all. I am going to enjoy this voting.
05/17/2004 12:29:05 AM · #4
Now that I have looked at everyone's submission, or at least their thumbnails, I can deffinatly state that I will not do well in this challenge...I should have worked alittle harder finding my subject...O-well I did get 8th in the Something New II challenge, I have that to hold on to.
05/17/2004 12:36:44 AM · #5
This is definitely the best challenge, the quality of work displayed just blows my mind.
05/17/2004 01:01:27 AM · #6
Wow... I'm blown away by what I'm seeing so far.
05/17/2004 01:04:51 AM · #7
I am soooooooooooo impressed with the entries in this challenge! I see quite a few 10s already! I think I might even buy a photo of one of them! Wow! I wish I could retract my entry, it sucks! I should probably take a break from photography for a while. I've had no ideas and when I come up with something, I can't really make it happen as I would have imagined. I can't really blame it on my equipment. I have a great camera. I just wish I had more lighting and lenses... Great job on your entries everyone!! They are amazing!
05/17/2004 02:31:07 AM · #8
"Take a picture where the main subject is dead center" The only problem I'm having so far is noticing that there are many pictures where the subject is centered horizontally, but not vertically. Dead center to me means, the very center of the entire photo space, not just horizontal center. I spent a ton of time on cropping mine to make sure that it was exactly the dead center of the photo. Dropping a couple of points in my votes on pictures because of this.
05/17/2004 02:33:32 AM · #9
My subject is simple dead in the center lol.
but people don't like sad photos I figure :-/
05/17/2004 02:59:29 AM · #10
Originally posted by skief:

"Take a picture where the main subject is dead center" The only problem I'm having so far is noticing that there are many pictures where the subject is centered horizontally, but not vertically. Dead center to me means, the very center of the entire photo space, not just horizontal center. I spent a ton of time on cropping mine to make sure that it was exactly the dead center of the photo. Dropping a couple of points in my votes on pictures because of this.


you have to be kidding me...
05/17/2004 03:52:24 AM · #11
I guess I am not alone. I am being hammered 4.5714. Being my first member challenge I am very disheartened. :(

What scores are you guys getting?
05/17/2004 06:11:54 AM · #12
Originally posted by BooZon:

I guess I am not alone. I am being hammered 4.5714. Being my first member challenge I am very disheartened. :(

What scores are you guys getting?


4.1 after 26 votes, It would appear my monitor has let me down again, comments suggest some people can see more in the picture than me. I can't seem to set the monitor correctly - it looks like I have 6 black bars on the calibration line in voting1
05/17/2004 06:23:23 AM · #13
I am sure glad I sat this one out!!
I am building up something new to better my score for the next challenge.....tired of being a 3 or 4 average.....but proud to have tried!
05/17/2004 06:52:09 AM · #14
Great job everybody! Looks like the quality on here is improving. My scoring average will surely go up after voting on this one. It's going to be tough to pick a winner.
05/17/2004 06:58:16 AM · #15
Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by skief:

"Take a picture where the main subject is dead center" The only problem I'm having so far is noticing that there are many pictures where the subject is centered horizontally, but not vertically. Dead center to me means, the very center of the entire photo space, not just horizontal center. I spent a ton of time on cropping mine to make sure that it was exactly the dead center of the photo. Dropping a couple of points in my votes on pictures because of this.


you have to be kidding me...


Skief does have a point... dead center means dead center. To each is own interpretation of the challenge description and thus his vote pattern.
05/17/2004 07:05:33 AM · #16
I agree. A great set of photos in this contest. My internet connection was down Sunday so I didn't get a chance to submit. Here is what I wound have submitted. Comments appreciated.

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Russ
05/17/2004 07:10:54 AM · #17
My first member challenge too, looks like I'm holding up pretty well at the moment.
Votes: 28
Avg Vote: 6.4643
Comments: 2

There are some great images in there. Well done guys.

Falc
05/17/2004 07:18:56 AM · #18
Originally posted by Falc:

My first member challenge too, looks like I'm holding up pretty well at the moment.
Votes: 28
Avg Vote: 6.4643
Comments: 2

There are some great images in there. Well done guys.

Falc


Great start Falc... Lets stop the voting now for ya ;)
05/17/2004 08:54:10 AM · #19
Doing very well this time over 5.75 with 25 votes. Interesting to note, though, I think some newbies need to learn the difference between soft focus and out of focus. Have two comments - one giving a 10 and the other probably sub 5 saying my subject is out of focus.


05/17/2004 10:03:27 AM · #20
Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by skief:

"Take a picture where the main subject is dead center" The only problem I'm having so far is noticing that there are many pictures where the subject is centered horizontally, but not vertically. Dead center to me means, the very center of the entire photo space, not just horizontal center. I spent a ton of time on cropping mine to make sure that it was exactly the dead center of the photo. Dropping a couple of points in my votes on pictures because of this.


you have to be kidding me...


I'm going with Skief here. There are quite a few compositions made off-center in one way or another. Of course it doesn't have to be all dead center, but the main subject (however subjective that might be) should imo be in the middle, however you turn the image. I've punished a few really good shots on the same idea; I look dead center - if it isn't there, it's pretty much off topic.

However, if the surrounding composition supports the subject in the center, fine - that only adds to a good image I think.

[edit: typo]

Message edited by author 2004-05-17 10:04:16.
05/17/2004 10:10:19 AM · #21
Originally posted by Donatien:



I'm going with Skief here. There are quite a few compositions made off-center in one way or another. Of course it doesn't have to be all dead center, but the main subject (however subjective that might be) should imo be in the middle, however you turn the image. I've punished a few really good shots on the same idea; I look dead center - if it isn't there, it's pretty much off topic.

However, if the surrounding composition supports the subject in the center, fine - that only adds to a good image I think.

[edit: typo]


i'm with you michael. dead center is pretty specific and i am voting accordingly. interestingly, i'm at 5.3ish with a centered subject and a decent shot. and although i would love a comment or two as to why it's not scoring higher, i think it is the LACK of surrounding stuff that may be dinging my score. just a subject in the center of otherwise nondescript surround is not where it's at with voters?

meanwhile, i am really impressed by the caliber of the photos in this challenge. great work all.
05/17/2004 10:20:24 AM · #22
I am doing a horrible 4.01 with 30 votes. I wish I hadn't entered. I didn't think my shot through at all... just kinda came up with something that was cute to me. It's boring really. Bah! I am going to either sit out for a few weeks or start getting really creative. I need inspiration!
05/17/2004 10:22:47 AM · #23
Also.... Consider A Flower being dead center... and a door being dead center.

Of course the flower can be placed dead center. But with a door, even if you place it dead center, some people will say it is not, because of its demensions.

What matters is the subject is Dead Center regardless of its demensions.
05/17/2004 10:56:40 AM · #24
On balance these are great! So much for the rule of thirds ...
05/17/2004 11:12:49 AM · #25
How are you people who are taking the "must be dead centre" approach voting on subjects like people or animals ?
Are you measuring from the middle of the body..or the face (which is where the eyes go to when viewing)?
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