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03/13/2012 04:51:50 PM · #1
Saw some great entries! Guess the hardest competition here is for the brown, but they've beaten all who didn't enter (like me).
03/13/2012 11:00:16 AM · #2
Originally posted by nickyb:

:(


What's wrong, Nicky? Did your score drop below 6.8?
03/13/2012 08:09:33 AM · #3
Is it me, or does it seem like this challenge is taking extremely long ?

Maybe it's just me.


03/13/2012 08:04:49 AM · #4
:(
03/11/2012 05:45:41 PM · #5
Originally posted by nam:

Snaffles said: "After all, Natsumi's style is not that difficult to emulate - ambient light, street/outdoors, lots of sense of place, an almost matter-of-fact leap/levitation that makes sense - though your subject will get a helluva workout while trying to keep a fairly relaxed body, face etc. That's the hard part! "

I disagree. I did not enter, but I did try to educate myself before I voted, and I looked at many pages of the linked examples. Just went back to verify. I lost count of the shots that were indoors (June 3, 2011, May 30, 29, 25, 24, 23, 18, 2011 for a start), saw "leap" shots that did not qualify as making sense in my book (May 7, April 21, March 16 and others), and shots with little to no sense of place(May 26 is the most extreme). In addition I noticed a number of partial body shots. It was great fun to consider most of the entries and I would say that the majority of the entrants had, indeed, studied Natsumi's style in this respect.


Ok. Hoist on my own petard because I didn't go that far back into her archives. BFFD.
03/11/2012 11:52:05 AM · #6
Originally posted by bhuge:

Why do weekend voters always have to be so harsh...

Perhaps hangovers are hindering their eyesight or thought process
03/11/2012 10:23:14 AM · #7
Snaffles said: "After all, Natsumi's style is not that difficult to emulate - ambient light, street/outdoors, lots of sense of place, an almost matter-of-fact leap/levitation that makes sense - though your subject will get a helluva workout while trying to keep a fairly relaxed body, face etc. That's the hard part! "

I disagree. I did not enter, but I did try to educate myself before I voted, and I looked at many pages of the linked examples. Just went back to verify. I lost count of the shots that were indoors (June 3, 2011, May 30, 29, 25, 24, 23, 18, 2011 for a start), saw "leap" shots that did not qualify as making sense in my book (May 7, April 21, March 16 and others), and shots with little to no sense of place(May 26 is the most extreme). In addition I noticed a number of partial body shots. It was great fun to consider most of the entries and I would say that the majority of the entrants had, indeed, studied Natsumi's style in this respect.
03/11/2012 09:06:22 AM · #8
Originally posted by caba:

Yes, leap, but please make it look like you are not leaping, that is the style that scores high with me. If your limbs are up , flinging around, looking like you just leaped, expect a lower score. That said, very fun challenge to vote on, some amazing work in there.


+1 My point exactly. I really wish the challenge descrip had been a little clearer and not roped in the whole Leap Year thing too.

IMHO, any challenge that is supposed to be in the style of a particular photographer means that you are trying to get a shot that is clearly similar to their style (well duh) See challenges here - In the Style of Henri-Cartier Bresson, In the Style of Heiga (sp?), In the Style of jagar etc. All the ribboners and best shots clearly show that people actually bothered to study that person's style, and shoot within it. After all, Natsumi's style is not that difficult to emulate - ambient light, street/outdoors, lots of sense of place, an almost matter-of-fact leap/levitation that makes sense - though your subject will get a helluva workout while trying to keep a fairly relaxed body, face etc. That's the hard part!

So to echo caba, I gave out lower scores to flailing limbs/goofy faces. The stronger the effort to shoot in Natsumi's style, the higher the score.

Message edited by author 2012-03-11 09:07:08.
03/11/2012 07:36:40 AM · #9
late voters are bringing me down....... :(
03/11/2012 12:53:44 AM · #10
Why do weekend voters always have to be so harsh...
03/10/2012 10:07:08 PM · #11
Originally posted by nickyb:



Indeed, I say we ban all kids from the site!


ALL YOU MANGY KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!
03/10/2012 10:01:39 PM · #12
Originally posted by nickyb:

Indeed, I say we ban all kids from the site!


Hey Kettle, the Pot's Calling ;-)
03/10/2012 09:21:52 PM · #13
Originally posted by KristinaG:

You have rated 86 of 86 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 5.5233.

Wow, my average has not been this low in a long time.
Whats more, I gave more 3s, 4s and 7s than I did either 5s or 6s! Either I really liked the picture, or it was terrible.

Honestly...some of the kids that entered the challenge (for a class?)...when I was their age I would have certainly been able to submit something of way higher quality! No excuses for such rubbish


Indeed, I say we ban all kids from the site!
03/10/2012 09:09:17 PM · #14
You have rated 86 of 86 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 5.5233.

Wow, my average has not been this low in a long time.
Whats more, I gave more 3s, 4s and 7s than I did either 5s or 6s! Either I really liked the picture, or it was terrible.

Honestly...some of the kids that entered the challenge (for a class?)...when I was their age I would have certainly been able to submit something of way higher quality! No excuses for such rubbish
03/10/2012 06:23:56 PM · #15
Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

I plead the 5th ;-)


I expected your image to win....well done....an amazing image!
03/10/2012 06:05:47 PM · #16
I plead the 5th ;-)
03/10/2012 05:54:46 PM · #17
Originally posted by sinistral_leo:

Votes: 158
Views: 465
Avg Vote: ?.6013
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/10/12 05:39 pm


Nice. I'm betting a new personal best?
03/10/2012 05:40:48 PM · #18
Votes: 158
Views: 465
Avg Vote: ?.6013
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 03/10/12 05:39 pm
03/10/2012 04:18:20 PM · #19
Votes: 148
Views: 346
Avg Vote: 6.5811
Comments: 10
03/10/2012 02:12:09 PM · #20
Amazed at the number of views and votes already...
03/08/2012 01:22:49 PM · #21
Much discussion about the styles that score well with this person and that person and what it should look like and not..according to them. Maybe we should not discuss this and we can debate this after the challenge results have been posted. It def has a bearing on the voting - whether you believe it or not
03/08/2012 12:57:12 PM · #22
Originally posted by nickyb:

I seem to be going up a lot then down a lot...

and down...
03/08/2012 12:46:46 PM · #23
Originally posted by caba:

Yes, leap, but please make it look like you are not leaping, that is the style that scores high with me. If your limbs are up , flinging around, looking like you just leaped, expect a lower score. That said, very fun challenge to vote on, some amazing work in there.


+1!!!
03/08/2012 12:12:06 PM · #24
Yes, leap, but please make it look like you are not leaping, that is the style that scores high with me. If your limbs are up , flinging around, looking like you just leaped, expect a lower score. That said, very fun challenge to vote on, some amazing work in there.
03/07/2012 08:52:13 PM · #25
I seem to be going up a lot then down a lot...
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