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07/16/2002 10:48:41 AM · #1
Just finished my voting for the week and thought I'd congratulate all of you for a fantastic set of photos. This week was probably my highest set of scores dished out so far. The quality was very high.
Keep up the good work and good luck for next week :-)
07/16/2002 11:47:51 AM · #2
i agree with you dogman. such an array of great shots. congrats and good luck to you too! ;-)
07/16/2002 12:08:25 PM · #3
I gave out more 9's and 10's this week than I ever have. So many of the photos show much talent and imagination. Even though I didn't do a macro myself, those are my favorite types of shots. I'm so glad the averages will decide the winner. I would hate to guess who would get first place this week.
07/22/2002 04:47:43 PM · #4
Hi everyone,
I like a lot of the textures images this week, the only thing I found whilst voting was that quite a number of people had confused texture with form. There are some very structural images of buildings and close up views of flowers and insects/butterflies which whilst they are nice shots and have great colour seem to me to focus on the form of the subject rather than the texture. We all know that some of these objects have unusual texture if we could look close enough but to be rated highly this week I think we actually have to be able to determine the texture in the image. what do you think?
07/22/2002 04:56:45 PM · #5
I think 'Texture' is a tactile sense, but its representation visually does not need to be something that can be sensed by touch. Visual illusions of roughness can be conveyed through objects that are not tactile themselves and I think they should be scored just as well as other pictures.

If it looks like it has texture, even if you know it does not, then it should score well. Visually Form can equal Texture.
07/22/2002 04:59:07 PM · #6
Texture doesn't have to be 'rough' either...
07/22/2002 05:06:14 PM · #7
Originally posted by jmsetzler:
Texture doesn't have to be 'rough' either...


i agree with you john. everything tangible has texture. smooth, rough, bumpy, silky, etc. overall, the photos this week really run the gammit. it will be interesting to see which three will win, place or show. ;-)
07/22/2002 05:08:36 PM · #8
I thought voting the Free Study was hard. This one is much harder. I find myself having to review the images several times just to be fair. I have already changed my vote on several images (always for the better:) and will be changing more throughout the week.

It's just too hard to get a fair assesment in one pass. I dont expect to decide on a clear favorite until much later in the week.
07/22/2002 05:09:12 PM · #9
My interpretation of texture covers a lot of bases... smooth, rough, color textures, or combinations of all of these.

As stated many times before, everyone has their own interpretation of what the challenge topic really means and their votes are founded on these interpretations...

07/22/2002 05:16:03 PM · #10
Well done on 5th place John. I think I'm getting to know your style cause I really thought that, that was your picture. My favourite for the week. Did you get chance to look at my image from last week in my gallery. I tried to darken out the barbed wire. Afraid it was a case of not noticing it until I got home. By then the shot had gone.
You'll have to excuse the eclipse but thats how I would have liked it to look given chance.
07/22/2002 10:27:06 PM · #11
Originally posted by jmsetzler:
My interpretation of texture covers a lot of bases... smooth, rough, color textures, or combinations of all of these.

As stated many times before, everyone has their own interpretation of what the challenge topic really means and their votes are founded on these interpretations...



No kidding.... When I saw the subject for the challenge, the first thing I thought of was finding something to show contrasting textures. I ended up not coming up with a good shot for that idea but obviously I was in the minority on that approach anyway. There are a lot of good pictures here showing a variety of textures. It''s going to make voting hard.

Mark

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07/22/2002 10:58:11 PM · #12
Originally posted by martinwoods_uk:
Hi everyone,
I like a lot of the textures images this week, the only thing I found whilst voting was that quite a number of people had confused texture with form. There are some very structural images of buildings and close up views of flowers and insects/butterflies which whilst they are nice shots and have great colour seem to me to focus on the form of the subject rather than the texture. We all know that some of these objects have unusual texture if we could look close enough but to be rated highly this week I think we actually have to be able to determine the texture in the image. what do you think?

Bingo!!! Well said. I also feel that "subject matter" is not a criteria for "texture." Why do some feel they have to be able to tell what it is before they can determine texture. For me, if it looks like something I''d like to reach out and touch, (or would loathe to touch) it meets the technical qualifications for "texture."

Shar



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07/23/2002 01:26:21 AM · #13
Originally posted by martinwoods_uk:
Hi everyone,
I like a lot of the textures images this week, the only thing I found whilst voting was that quite a number of people had confused texture with form. There are some very structural images of buildings and close up views of flowers and insects/butterflies which whilst they are nice shots and have great colour seem to me to focus on the form of the subject rather than the texture. We all know that some of these objects have unusual texture if we could look close enough but to be rated highly this week I think we actually have to be able to determine the texture in the image. what do you think?


I''m not sure here because I haven''t seen the final results, but it seems that the general thinking is that for an image to show texture it has to be some sort of wallpaper shot. I thought about doing this, but then it seemed that an entire shot of tree bark, while fulfilling The Challenge, would also be rather uninteresting. So, I chose to shoot the pine cones and needles. I DID invert the colors BEFORE the shot to add a bit of creative punch, but seeing my average score I don''t think people are looking for art. It seems that they are only interested in the pure definition of the theme. By the way....even though I personally think that a pine cone has texture, it would probably be a fairly boring subject on its own.


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07/23/2002 01:34:03 AM · #14
Originally posted by syamjonimi:
Bingo!!! Well said. I also feel that "subject matter" is not a criteria for "texture." Why do some feel they have to be able to tell what it is before they can determine texture. For me, if it looks like something I''d like to reach out and touch, (or would loathe to touch) it meets the technical qualifications for "texture."

Shar


Yes, it's weird. My shot is not really "obvious" but it's something that I bet 75% of people on this site have in their house right now. It has (loads of) texture and I think my shot is pretty good. My score is currently sculking around 5.5 (and on past experience will drop further once the number of voters goes up). The ONLY negative comments at all on it so far are "what is this?" "I don't get it".
07/23/2002 01:36:03 AM · #15
I have a few images I took that basically were wallpaper shots, and I think they look quite good, as wallpaper. As an interesting photo, I''d rather have something that shows a bit more than JUST the texture.

I''m pretty happy with my picture, and the score isnt too bad either :)

-Brian

* This message has been edited by the author on 7/23/2002 1:37:42 AM.
07/23/2002 01:45:48 AM · #16
whoo! i suck this week! 112 voters and i'm bringing in a 4.something. Whoooooo. 112 voters and it's just barely Tuesday?

... Is that right? 112 people have pumped out votes already? hmm.

anyway.. I dont blame ya'll for my score. I kind of like my photo, but.. i dunno.. I rushed again this time.. so it stinkies. OH WELL!

off to work on my webpage.. btw theres a lot of neato pics this challenge, good job to everyone!!
- Jen
07/23/2002 01:58:20 AM · #17
yeah I have 120 some odd votes and a 4.8 (of course this is my first submission)... only 4 comments...
however I only commented on 20 or so images...
and Infact, I gave more 5s overall... 1 10, 5 9s... so as for voting- I think that this will be one of the lowest scoring challenge...
07/23/2002 03:05:54 AM · #18
Originally posted by Jenguin:
whoo! i suck this week! 112 voters and i'm bringing in a 4.something. Whoooooo. 112 voters and it's just barely Tuesday? ... I dont blame ya'll for my score. I kind of like my photo, but.. i dunno.. I rushed again this time.. so it stinkies. OH WELL!
- Jen


I'm doing the same, only worse! I'm used to submitting the "wrong" photo, but in this case I suspect any of my alternates would be doing better...

--Paul
07/23/2002 06:53:03 AM · #19
Pulling in under a 5 also, having come in thinking this pick was twice as good as my last one. Have people saying to much texture and the next saying it does not fit the texture challenge.

* This message has been edited by the author on 7/23/2002 6:53:23 AM.
07/23/2002 08:08:40 AM · #20
Im' new and am averaging a little over 5 - should I be thrilled? Is the winner of this one going to be a lower average than most other challenges? I know that I scored a couple very high, but then quite a lot were below 5. On the free study there seemed to be a lot more really good photos. I guess thats because everyone was able to focus on their best work.
07/23/2002 08:19:41 AM · #21
I would be happy with anything around a five, last week was my first week and I was certainly happy getting a 5.2

Still confused and think my photo is much better this week with its much lower score... then again I think the pictures this week are better than last weeks. Last weeks were nice and all but I thought for the most part things were a bit 'regular' and 'everyday' so to speak.

However, I am realizing I have very different opinions about what is good as time goes by. I am likely the only person who thought the free challenge was a not great.
07/23/2002 08:20:58 AM · #22
I think the winner will be scoring between 7 and 7.5 for this challenge. This seems to be the case lately. The winner will be about .5 higher than the next two places most likely....
07/23/2002 09:08:47 AM · #23
Just to throw another variable into the equation. Even if it is not wallpaper, and obviously has texture don't count on your picture being well received. The longer I'm here, the more I realize that though the people in the forums don't like flowers, babies, and pets, lol, "regular" people seem to.
I knew I shoulda entered this or one of these.
now to figure out how to take a picture of a baby, with a pet, in a flower garden to relate to Corporate World. :-)
07/23/2002 09:13:48 AM · #24
Originally posted by karmat:
Even if it is not wallpaper, and obviously has texture don't count on your picture being well received.

Yup. Voters are weird animals ;-)

07/23/2002 09:14:28 AM · #25
maybe you could have them all sitting on the front steps waiting for dad to come home from the corporate world? lol
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