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05/24/2010 07:31:53 PM · #101
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

I went down .4 over the course of today but in return, I've given out a lot of high votes... maybe I should take them back? This is NOT FUN.


I figure this is a throw-away challenge. It's going to be so up and down, it just doesn't matter. It was interesting shoot for it, it'll be fun to see what does well, and what works and what doesn't work, but I'm not going to let the score bother me at all! :)


I'll try not to let it bother me. But why are you figuring it'll be a rocky challenge?
What's different?
05/24/2010 07:34:36 PM · #102
Originally posted by coryboehne:

So I suspect this will be a bit of a crap shoot as well...

Well, it's sure looking like I shot crap according to the votes. Just can't see it for myself.

Missed Focus II
Votes: 42
Views: 101
Avg Vote: 4.7381
05/24/2010 07:57:18 PM · #103
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Avg Vote: 4.4048
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Hmmph. I was expecting this shot to start around 5.4, not this 4.4 bs...
05/24/2010 07:59:41 PM · #104
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

I went down .4 over the course of today but in return, I've given out a lot of high votes... maybe I should take them back? This is NOT FUN.


I figure this is a throw-away challenge. It's going to be so up and down, it just doesn't matter. It was interesting shoot for it, it'll be fun to see what does well, and what works and what doesn't work, but I'm not going to let the score bother me at all! :)


I'll try not to let it bother me. But why are you figuring it'll be a rocky challenge?
What's different?


I think it'll be rocky because of extremely differing views on what's interesting in an out of focus shot, does motion blur meet the challenge, what's the difference between missed focus and simply oof, should there be a reason for the out-of-focus. I think there are wildly different views on this challenge, and I'm certainly seeing wildly different votes. But that's the fun of this challenge!
05/24/2010 08:12:49 PM · #105
This has been one of the most enjoyable challenges to vote on for me.

It's been great to see such creativity, and out of the box images - the sort of stuff we regularly only see in side challenges.

I hope it's inspired people to think differently about what makes a beautiful image - there are some STUNNING unsharp images in this challenge - GRIN!
05/24/2010 08:20:44 PM · #106
Originally posted by iamwoman:

This has been one of the most enjoyable challenges to vote on for me.

It's been great to see such creativity, and out of the box images - the sort of stuff we regularly only see in side challenges.

I hope it's inspired people to think differently about what makes a beautiful image - there are some STUNNING unsharp images in this challenge - GRIN!


I agree. Just finished voting. I gave out a 6.3 average and felt compelled to comment on at least 70 shots...and will likely go back and bump and comment some more later.
05/24/2010 08:30:22 PM · #107
Originally posted by bassbone:

Originally posted by iamwoman:

This has been one of the most enjoyable challenges to vote on for me.

It's been great to see such creativity, and out of the box images - the sort of stuff we regularly only see in side challenges.

I hope it's inspired people to think differently about what makes a beautiful image - there are some STUNNING unsharp images in this challenge - GRIN!


I agree. Just finished voting. I gave out a 6.3 average and felt compelled to comment on at least 70 shots...and will likely go back and bump and comment some more later.


thanks for the comment, bassbone!

and yes, there are many stunning entries in this challenge. I'm also happy to report that the majority of them confer with my idea of what "missed focus" should be. (still don't understand the rockiness Wendy).
05/24/2010 08:42:27 PM · #108
Happy with the overnight climb in score, but RAPT with the favourite.

Votes: 44
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Avg Vote: 5.7500
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05/24/2010 09:37:22 PM · #109
which contest is this?

*edit* I just reread the thread and realized the title duh! lol

I just finished voting and noticed one collective thing about the voting... am I allowed to make a comment in general about the photos before the voting is over?? is that allowed? (not a specific but the gallery in general)

**edit # 2**
Ok i see that people already all commenting so I realize now that I can (ill get used to the rules sooner or later)
The one thing I am noticing is that half of the group posted out of focused shots and the other half focused missed focused shots. Now the out of focused shots some of them are beautiful and some of them are blurry and hard to look at. The missed focus ones are hit and miss... if the item that is in focus enhances the image it works well but if it doesnt enhance the image it can distract from it. My voting was all over the board. I need to go back and comment but I had to give my eyes a rest. Plus I like to go back thru it incase I misjudged on my first round.

Missed focus shots are actually some of my favorites... i didnt enter this because I just became a member today... but I am excited to be able to at least participate.

Message edited by author 2010-05-24 21:48:35.
05/24/2010 09:44:08 PM · #110
Carrie...

The scoring thread for the challenge is the best place to make a general comment about the field of entries.

In other words...right here :)

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Avg Vote: 5.6667

Joe
05/24/2010 09:55:37 PM · #111
Originally posted by iamwoman:

This has been one of the most enjoyable challenges to vote on for me.

It's been great to see such creativity, and out of the box images - the sort of stuff we regularly only see in side challenges.

I hope it's inspired people to think differently about what makes a beautiful image - there are some STUNNING unsharp images in this challenge - GRIN!


I am one who has been inspired by this challenge to think differently about what makes an image beautiful for me. Up until now I allowed myself to be way too interested in a perfectly sharp image. Suddenly now I can see how varying the focus can cause the image to tell a story, to capture my attention, to stir my emotions. I think I've graduated to intermediate photographer! Not done voting yet...loving it!
05/24/2010 10:03:28 PM · #112
Would love to see this get into the 6's

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Avg Vote: 5.8000
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Favorites: 1
05/24/2010 10:15:02 PM · #113
Votes: 54
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Avg Vote: 5.5370
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Updated: 05/24/10 10:13 pm

was at 5.9ish this morning....steadily dropping now..
05/24/2010 10:26:31 PM · #114
Originally posted by JustCaree:

<snip> ... The one thing I am noticing is that half of the group posted out of focused shots and the other half focused missed focused shots. Now the out of focused shots some of them are beautiful and some of them are blurry and hard to look at. The missed focus ones are hit and miss... if the item that is in focus enhances the image it works well but if it doesnt enhance the image it can distract from it. My voting was all over the board. I need to go back and comment but I had to give my eyes a rest. Plus I like to go back thru it incase I misjudged on my first round. ...


Just a friendly reminder about the challenge description:

"In some cases, having your subject be out of focus is desirable. Take a photo in which your main subject, at least, is out of focus. Other parts of your image may or may not be in focus."

I'm not in this challenge btw. Just hate seeing the misunderstandings :)
05/24/2010 10:32:57 PM · #115
Originally posted by rinac:

Originally posted by JustCaree:

<snip> ... The one thing I am noticing is that half of the group posted out of focused shots and the other half focused missed focused shots. Now the out of focused shots some of them are beautiful and some of them are blurry and hard to look at. The missed focus ones are hit and miss... if the item that is in focus enhances the image it works well but if it doesnt enhance the image it can distract from it. My voting was all over the board. I need to go back and comment but I had to give my eyes a rest. Plus I like to go back thru it incase I misjudged on my first round. ...


Just a friendly reminder about the challenge description:

"In some cases, having your subject be out of focus is desirable. Take a photo in which your main subject, at least, is out of focus. Other parts of your image may or may not be in focus."

I'm not in this challenge btw. Just hate seeing the misunderstandings :)


Maybe its also important to point out the description for Missed Focus I:
Use an out of focused subject in a compelling way.
Missed Focus I

Who cares if some people took this as a 'Missed Focus' challenge, or an 'Out of Focus Challenge'. If part of the photo (the main subject - in the photographers eyes) is out of focus, blurry, not sharp, whatever, then it meets the challenge.
05/24/2010 10:38:30 PM · #116
Originally posted by VitaminB:


Maybe its also important to point out the description for Missed Focus I: ...

Why?! This isn't Missed Focus I, this is Missed Focus II and the description was updated and modified. I'd suggest staying with the current challenge when considering the merits of photos in this challenge (granted they're similar for sure, but not exactly the same).

Missed Focus II
Challenge Description: "In some cases, having your subject be out of focus is desirable. Take a photo in which your main subject, at least, is out of focus. Other parts of your image may or may not be in focus."
05/24/2010 10:38:35 PM · #117
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Avg Vote: 4.6071
Comments: 0

Dropped significantly.
05/24/2010 10:39:25 PM · #118
Originally posted by vlado:

Would love to see this get into the 6's

Votes: 45
Views: 113
Avg Vote: 5.8000
Comments: 2
Favorites: 1

Good luck on reaching that 6. Go for it! :-)
05/24/2010 10:49:10 PM · #119
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by vlado:

Would love to see this get into the 6's

Votes: 45
Views: 113
Avg Vote: 5.8000
Comments: 2
Favorites: 1

Good luck on reaching that 6. Go for it! :-)


Unfortunately, it's not up to me... out of my hands... not out of the question given the overnight climb, but feel that 6 might be beyond this image... especially given the more recent trend.

Votes: 49
Views: 120
Avg Vote: 5.7551
Comments: 3
Favorites: 1
05/24/2010 10:52:39 PM · #120
Originally posted by vlado:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by vlado:

Would love to see this get into the 6's

Votes: 45
Views: 113
Avg Vote: 5.8000
Comments: 2
Favorites: 1

Good luck on reaching that 6. Go for it! :-)

Unfortunately, it's not up to me... out of my hands... not out of the question given the overnight climb, but feel that 6 might be beyond this image... especially given the more recent trend.

Votes: 49
Views: 120
Avg Vote: 5.7551
Comments: 3
Favorites: 1

Bummer. Glad I stayed away from this one...figured it'd be a crazy one to sort out. Not voting either. Just enjoying the sideshow. :-)
05/24/2010 10:57:01 PM · #121
Originally posted by vawendy:


I think it'll be rocky because of extremely differing views on what's interesting in an out of focus shot, does motion blur meet the challenge, what's the difference between missed focus and simply oof, should there be a reason for the out-of-focus. I think there are wildly different views on this challenge, and I'm certainly seeing wildly different votes. But that's the fun of this challenge!


Don't forget that there may be some motion blurred shots that are also missed focus.
05/24/2010 11:14:10 PM · #122
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by vlado:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by vlado:

Would love to see this get into the 6's

Votes: 45
Views: 113
Avg Vote: 5.8000
Comments: 2
Favorites: 1

Good luck on reaching that 6. Go for it! :-)

Unfortunately, it's not up to me... out of my hands... not out of the question given the overnight climb, but feel that 6 might be beyond this image... especially given the more recent trend.

Votes: 49
Views: 120
Avg Vote: 5.7551
Comments: 3
Favorites: 1

Bummer. Glad I stayed away from this one...figured it'd be a crazy one to sort out. Not voting either. Just enjoying the sideshow. :-)

Huge bummer when someone changes their vote down.

Votes: 49
Views: 122
Avg Vote: 5.7347
Comments: 3
Favorites: 1

Oh well... voter giveth, voter taketh away.
05/24/2010 11:40:02 PM · #123
If you see what appears to be "the main subject" in focus, and either the back ground or foreground, out of focus... Do you assume the out of focus part is what the photographer intended to be in focus, or did they miss the intent of the challenge, or ARRGGHhhhhh I R sooo corn-fuzed
05/25/2010 12:47:12 AM · #124
Originally posted by littlemav:

If you see what appears to be "the main subject" in focus, and either the back ground or foreground, out of focus... Do you assume the out of focus part is what the photographer intended to be in focus, or did they miss the intent of the challenge, or ARRGGHhhhhh I R sooo corn-fuzed


Yes def. a toughy.... there are some on there i really like but dont think they are missed focused so i thought do i still give them a good score cause the shot is beautiful or do i errrrrrrrr this was way to tough for my second round of voting LOL
05/25/2010 01:01:15 AM · #125
horrors.
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