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03/17/2011 03:54:26 AM · #1
am I the only one who felt the subject matter did not make for very compelling shots?

Stats: You have rated 121 of 121 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 10 images (8%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 4.8017.
03/17/2011 05:30:22 AM · #2
Originally posted by smardaz:

am I the only one who felt the subject matter did not make for very compelling shots?


Funny thing that... I feel the same way about many of the images that people consider as prime examples of "Posthumous Images".

While I do earnestly consider some images as having redeemable values, a lot simply take up space and truly are not all that "compelling"

Ray
03/17/2011 08:25:15 AM · #3
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by smardaz:

am I the only one who felt the subject matter did not make for very compelling shots?


Funny thing that... I feel the same way about many of the images that people consider as prime examples of "Posthumous Images".

Ray


we should have coffee sometime...
03/17/2011 08:36:23 AM · #4
you can have Coffee II.
03/17/2011 08:39:38 AM · #5
Originally posted by skewsme:

you can have Coffee II.


You're such a smardaz! Oh wait, that's him...
03/17/2011 09:28:57 AM · #6
Are you being a bit harsh on the images?

You have rated 121 of 121 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.5207.
03/17/2011 09:34:49 AM · #7
my average vote was sub-5 too. and it's normally close to 6 of late.

perhaps this demands a water bottle II. cause we're sucking at it
03/17/2011 09:37:13 AM · #8
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

my average vote was sub-5 too. and it's normally close to 6 of late.

perhaps this demands a water bottle II. cause we're sucking at it


I would like to see a Water Bottle II, but ONLY for those with 3 or more blue ribbons -- one of those special challenges. :)
03/17/2011 09:38:58 AM · #9
I haven't voted yet, but I take into account the difficulty of the subject when voting. I'm going into the voting process realizing that it's a lousy subject and not expecting anything wonderful. So hopefully I'll be surprised when voting.
03/17/2011 09:41:20 AM · #10
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by smardaz:

am I the only one who felt the subject matter did not make for very compelling shots?


Funny thing that... I feel the same way about many of the images that people consider as prime examples of "Posthumous Images".

Ray


we should have coffee sometime...


I have actually been thinking about that lately when voting. One can almost pick out the 5-7 photos most likely to be called out for awards by the Posthumous thread. I stare at these photos a little longer than I might otherwise, trying to fathom what the maker had in mind (and usually questioning how this has anything to do with the challenge topic) but in general I still end up scoring them fairly low. When I later read in the thread the virtues of an image being discussed, I either figure they have a different aesthetic than I or it is some form of the Emperor's New Clothes effect going on.
03/17/2011 09:57:29 AM · #11
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by smardaz:

am I the only one who felt the subject matter did not make for very compelling shots?


Funny thing that... I feel the same way about many of the images that people consider as prime examples of "Posthumous Images".

While I do earnestly consider some images as having redeemable values, a lot simply take up space and truly are not all that "compelling"

Ray

I think some people are trying too hard to get that posthumous honourable mention. Some people are trying very hard to be special. The result is an ironic morphing of an elusive and (to me) beautiful aesthetic into a kind of DPC pop culture mishmash of mediocrity. This kind of irony is very rare; let it continue.
03/17/2011 10:21:29 AM · #12
the subject matter was so boring to me i don't even want to vote on it let alone participate.
03/17/2011 11:11:10 AM · #13
Originally posted by bobnospum:

it is some form of the Emperor's New Clothes effect going on.


I kid you not I had the EXACT same thought today!!!
03/17/2011 11:19:03 AM · #14
Originally posted by jellybelly:

Are you being a bit harsh on the images?

You have rated 121 of 121 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.5207.


I don't feel like it, its quite lower than my overall average but i didn't go into the voting predjudiced. I was shocked at my avg given in this challenge, its why i posted that.
03/17/2011 11:22:03 AM · #15
Originally posted by smardaz:

Originally posted by jellybelly:

Are you being a bit harsh on the images?

You have rated 121 of 121 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.5207.


I don't feel like it, its quite lower than my overall average but i didn't go into the voting predjudiced. I was shocked at my avg given in this challenge, its why i posted that.


Seriously, thanks for voting honestly and not "protecting" your average. Cannot believe there are people here who 1, do that and 2. think it matters.
03/17/2011 01:15:12 PM · #16
Originally posted by smardaz:

am I the only one who felt the subject matter did not make for very compelling shots?


Would be curious to hear what you feel makes a "compelling" shot.
03/17/2011 01:32:01 PM · #17
I'm thinking water bottles every week till we get it right...
03/17/2011 01:38:05 PM · #18
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by bobnospum:

it is some form of the Emperor's New Clothes effect going on.


I kid you not I had the EXACT same thought today!!!


that's why posthumous ribbon images are so refreshing... there are too many people here with the same thoughts.
03/17/2011 01:47:26 PM · #19
I hope Librodo entered a water bottle shot :)
03/17/2011 02:26:54 PM · #20
Originally posted by expatdawn:

Originally posted by smardaz:

am I the only one who felt the subject matter did not make for very compelling shots?


Would be curious to hear what you feel makes a "compelling" shot.


An image that's "compelling" would be one that carries emotional weight, or at least strong symbolic weight.

R.
03/17/2011 05:09:22 PM · #21
Originally posted by skewsme:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by bobnospum:

it is some form of the Emperor's New Clothes effect going on.


I kid you not I had the EXACT same thought today!!!


that's why posthumous ribbon images are so refreshing... there are too many people here with the same thoughts.


Really. I find many of the posthumous ribbon images to be the same, often I can't tell them apart.
03/17/2011 05:26:18 PM · #22
Many are blind who can see.
03/17/2011 05:39:11 PM · #23
I enjoy pop music, but it can get grating after a while listening to the top 40, and rarely is there a truly great pop song. How they pick the Grammy winner escapes me, sometimes it is a very very good song, sometimes it is overproduced trash.

Jazz I sort of enjoy, but it sounds very much the same to my ear and while friends who love the stuff get thrilled by passages, the very lack of structure can make the same passages sound cacophonous to me. I assume if I studied the music I might find hidden depths, but I doubt I ever will.

To me Postumous winners are like jazz, ribbon winners are like pop. I like both, but they are very different sensibilities.

03/17/2011 05:58:33 PM · #24
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by skewsme:

Originally posted by KarenNfld:

Originally posted by bobnospum:

it is some form of the Emperor's New Clothes effect going on.


I kid you not I had the EXACT same thought today!!!


that's why posthumous ribbon images are so refreshing... there are too many people here with the same thoughts.


Really. I find many of the posthumous ribbon images to be the same, often I can't tell them apart.


Oh, but I find many of the ribbon winning images to be very repetitive in one aspect or another; it isn't that I cannot tell them apart but that they don't make that much of an impression on me, so that I am not inclined to distinguish the one from the other. Possibly other people feel the same way about the dead guy's wicked handouts which nonetheless showcase a much wider variety of often surprising photographic possibilities. For me they are a grand exploration: eye openers rather than eye poppers.

Which way? asked Alice. That all depends on where you want to get to.
03/17/2011 07:22:33 PM · #25
I suspect all my photographs look the same. I try, i really do. All i really want to do is lick my elbow.
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