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01/30/2013 01:47:06 AM · #1
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So looking at the comments and the score do people in a visual medium like photography not use their eyes, or of they need smacked in their face looking at the other entries, and because I didn't have a sign filling 20% of my image they voted it down.

There are 5 chevron signs you can see and a 6 the side of, even looking on my iPhone I can see them on a 2inch x 1.4 inch size, yes I know they are there but still.

It's like some people want any excuse to mark down, thank you to the ppl who took their time and voted and commented and actually looked at the image you give faith not to go on a jay a d silent bob style vendetta :) haha

Message edited by author 2013-01-30 01:50:10.
01/30/2013 01:49:18 AM · #2
Hit quote instead of edit

Message edited by author 2013-01-30 01:49:52.
01/30/2013 01:58:40 AM · #3
Well it was a case of "spot the road signs" but they were there, so in terms of the challenge description you certainly met the challenge. Great shot.
01/30/2013 01:58:50 AM · #4
My guess is they were voting fast, it took me a miute to see them after I clicked on the image
01/30/2013 02:06:26 AM · #5
I gave you a 7, not sure if I voted you down, it is what it is, pretty good that is!!
01/30/2013 02:16:35 AM · #6
you are complaining too harshly

it's not as if your road signs are standing out or a key component in your image.
They are hard to notice as mentioned by many voter during the voting.
They voted mainly for the warm feeling the sun is giving.

still complain if you have too but please watch your words
01/30/2013 02:20:56 AM · #7
Maybe you are reading something else but this is far from harsh and I'm biting my tongue a lot, plus maybe you don't understand sarcasm if English isn't your first language?

The description said

Description
It's been awhile, a throwback to the first challenge ever -- include a road sign in your photo!

No major element mentioned like in some challenges.....
01/30/2013 02:26:06 AM · #8
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Message edited by author 2013-01-30 03:10:20.
01/30/2013 04:28:06 AM · #9
You can see the signs on your iPhone because you know they are there! Bus as many others it took me some time to spot the signs as they are blending in with the background. I agree you should find them when you have a close (and maybe longer) look, but you know part of the voters vote on their first impression of the image and I think you, as the photographer, should take that into account when submitting.
BTW. I gave you a 7, because I really liked the image and its warm colours (except the blue top-left corner) and I found the image very DMC.
01/30/2013 04:33:57 AM · #10
I doubt, given the evidence, that you were voted harshly simply because the road signs are difficult to see. A 5.9 is a very decent score for an image of this type
01/30/2013 04:38:45 AM · #11
Just stop whining. You are here for long enough to know there are some speed voters and some very literal voters and you should also have known not all the others just vote for the beauty of the image or technical excellence but at least take the DEGREE of meeting challenge into account (there are more nuances than sign/no sign).

Also agree with prashant, your language could be a little less harsh and even though my english is at least as good as yours I can't see sarcasm in your post, just sour grapes.
01/30/2013 04:45:13 AM · #12
I can't see any sarcasm in the original post either to be honest. Either way, it's a 5.9, top 15 photograph and i can't really see how it would have been voted down. Most people just liked 13 other photographs better than this one is all.
01/30/2013 05:08:52 AM · #13
The fact that the signs are hard to see is what I love about this one, it's such a shame the DNMC police clearly voted it down but hopefully some of them see this thread and learn that next time they need to take a better look before they give it the DNMC smack down.
01/30/2013 07:01:17 AM · #14
Wow...

To give a different point of view -- even when you said there were 6 road signs, I didn't see them. To be fair, my eyes aren't the best -- that's why I ask for help looking for grain, haloing, etc.

But I think the biggest problem was that I was looking for American road signs. Our curves are marked in bright yellow, road signs are green, brown, occasionally blue, etc. So when scanning the picture for road signs, I thought I knew that for which I was looking. Never expected black and white signs. The blended in so beautifully, and they were not familiar, so they were easy to miss.

I didn't end up voting on the challenge (I thought I had, I guess I just looked a couple of times and forgot to actually go back and do the voting), so I would hope that I would have looked further, but it might give a little insight as to why people didn't see them -- even if they did look a little closer.

Message edited by author 2013-01-30 07:05:13.
01/30/2013 07:29:08 AM · #15
I'm not whining so much as attempting to make people think about voting a little more thoroughly, and it's frustrating to be told you don't meet a challenge when you've gone out to shoot it, and if we are going to get pedantic about it. The 6th place image is not a road sign but a river sign, yeah I liked it and gave it a 7.

My point is that people should take a little longer and look at the images they vote on, admire, criticise spot the nuisances not just fly through in an attempt to get voting done ASAP.

I've learnt as well that editing and selecting images on a 27" screen can translate badly when resized to 800px

01/30/2013 07:31:16 AM · #16
one thing i'm not clear on.. do you prefer red or white?

:P
01/30/2013 07:42:35 AM · #17
So we need some voter speed humps.
01/30/2013 08:09:48 AM · #18
I don't see how you think this was voted down. 5.9x is a good score. It outscored a lot of shots with "in your face" signs.
01/30/2013 08:11:07 AM · #19
Originally posted by Marc923:

I don't see how you think this was voted down. 5.9x is a good score. It outscored a lot of shots with "in your face" signs.


Ummmm he had 6 one's if that's not voted down what is!!!!
01/30/2013 08:13:30 AM · #20
Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by Marc923:

I don't see how you think this was voted down. 5.9x is a good score. It outscored a lot of shots with "in your face" signs.


Ummmm he had 6 one's if that's not voted down what is!!!!


I guess so, but I look at the final score and he still did well.
01/30/2013 08:21:27 AM · #21
Originally posted by Marc923:

Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by Marc923:

I don't see how you think this was voted down. 5.9x is a good score. It outscored a lot of shots with "in your face" signs.


Ummmm he had 6 one's if that's not voted down what is!!!!


I guess so, but I look at the final score and he still did well.


I personally think he got ripped off, but mind you so did this one as well Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1050567.jpg by Penny talk about a master of ingenuity!!! 6.17 quite shocked at how low it was, I was sure it would ribbon as soon as I saw it!
01/30/2013 08:28:49 AM · #22
Originally posted by Giles_uk:



My point is that people should take a little longer and look at the images they vote on, admire, criticise spot the nuisances not just fly through in an attempt to get voting done ASAP.



You. Can't. Change. The. Voters.
Or, if you can, start with 21.gif Venser.
01/30/2013 08:32:31 AM · #23
Originally posted by h2:

You. Can't. Change. The. Voters.
Or, if you can, start with 21.gif Venser.
Why me?

edit - I was going to let my membership expire in a month and walk quietly into the sunset. Comments like that are going to force me to re-up and stick around for another year.

Message edited by author 2013-01-30 08:35:51.
01/30/2013 08:38:45 AM · #24
Originally posted by Venser:

Originally posted by h2:

You. Can't. Change. The. Voters.
Or, if you can, start with 21.gif Venser.
Why me? You don't like honesty?

edit - I was going to let my membership expire in a month and walk quietly into the sunset. Comments like that are going to force me to re-up and stick around for another year.


LOl, I knew you would show up pretty soon as I posted that. Forgot the sarcasm tags again.

01/30/2013 08:45:40 AM · #25
Originally posted by h2:

LOl, I knew you would show up pretty soon as I posted that. Forgot the sarcasm tags again.
It's hard to tell because I have many fans out there. It's all good.
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