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the only bridge betwixt man and God (John 14:6)
the only bridge betwixt man and God (John 14:6)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K-3
Date: May 26, 2015
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Macro, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2015

Pre-challenge thought: This will tank.

But ministry is ministry.

[May. 27th, 2015 09:53:27 AM]

First two votes were 1s. I fully expected no less. I find it funny that my pro-life post from years ago had a more evenly polarizing effect. But I think this goes to show the hypocrisy of the voters here on DPC.

"Think outside the box"
"Don't use such a narrow definition of the theme"
"Don't downvote something just because you don't like the content"

I think as far as a photo goes, it deserves in the meh range of a 5.5. Photographing text on a page is not thrilling I give you that. But my eye says it's well composed and well processed.

But clearly voters are either voting it low because "they feel" it doesn't fit the challenge (it clearly does as "bridge" is not defined anywhere in DPC as being a spanning structure; or they don't like the content.

I used to (many years ago) hand out 1s for DNMC and for photos with nudity. Since then I've adopted a -3 penalty for DNMC and I just skip all nudes (which fortunately are far less common these days).

Anyway, I cherish my score, however low it may be. Thank you for verifying many many things about DPC.

[May. 28th, 2015 07:19:27 AM]

After a full day+ of voting, I'm surprised this has actually climbed above 3. Thank you to those to who refuse to give 1s and 2s no matter what. :)

While I was in the 2.7 range yesterday, I thought that I might be one of the lowest scores on DPC, but then a quick look at the history shows that wouldn't even make the front page of the low scores. Regardless, I'm pretty sure I will get my virtual brown ribbon finally. To do so with a photo meeting the challenge and not just a blurry, screen-cap on mess is an honor. :)

[Jun. 1st, 2015 02:12:02 PM]

Hanging in the high 3.2-3.3 range now...

Funny that no matter what the first number is, it's always exciting when the last four numbers increase. :)

[Jun. 2nd, 2015 11:53:27 PM]

At 101 votes, 3.4752 is the score. Very very shocked it climbed so high. Having voted, I'm worried now I might come in second to last place AGAIN. However, this is the first time I've ever entered expecting a brown.


Well darn... ended up a 3.5 and bride's maid again.

But against this I had no chance...

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Aha! A DQ gives me the brown!

Place: 83 out of 84
Avg (all users): 3.5000
Avg (commenters): 4.4000
Avg (participants): 3.7317
Avg (non-participants): 3.3390
Views since voting: 334
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 100
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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06/08/2015 12:50:05 AM
aweeee I did not see this in the challenge when I voted but it would have been a 10 for me.. a great shoehorn and totally awesome
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06/06/2015 08:10:14 AM
I thought this was a great fit for the challenge. But I thought the lighting was a bit flat, and the grayness made it a bit hard for my eyes to read. 5 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2015 02:10:59 PM
Amen! Good take on the challenge. :)
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05/28/2015 04:19:57 PM
I think you misread the challenge description.
It says: "They help you get across."
Not: "They help you get a cross."

05/27/2015 11:04:55 PM
Original interpretation of the challenge title.
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05/27/2015 03:33:21 PM
While I am a true believer in this, and respect your view of this fitting into the challenge; for me, it is not "in the spirit of the challenge" in a challenge for Bridges.
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05/27/2015 07:20:47 AM
Clever take on the subject but not really in the spirit of the challenge?
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