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06/24/2019 09:56:38 PM · #1
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Bummer, Mark :-(

I didn't really mean to complain, Robert. I'm sort of kicking myself for not taking a few portraits of them when I had a chance last week. Who knows how many more chances I will get.
06/24/2019 07:28:48 PM · #2
never mind ;-)

Message edited by author 2019-06-24 19:36:01.
06/24/2019 01:56:25 PM · #3
Bummer, Mark :-(
06/24/2019 11:16:08 AM · #4
I spent the last week with my 87 year old father. While I talk to him frequently, I do not see him often enough. Just my luck the "Portrait of the Elderly" challenge was announced the day after I left my favorite elderly man with a hug and a turkey sandwich at the airport gate to fly him home. Dad doesn't relish having his picture taken. I've got some snapshots of him from the week. However, I would have loved having the Elderly challenge to give me an excuse to ask him to sit for a few portrait attempts. I have used challenges as excuses before, and he is always a good sport. I have this site to thank for this gem:
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05/13/2019 12:07:41 AM · #5
Originally posted by Neat:

Flowers?????

Seriously we just had the spring challenge do we need more flowers surely this is a typo, how come our challenge suggestions are not getting some sort of preference, just curious?

You had me at "Flowers?????"
05/13/2019 12:05:17 AM · #6
Flowers?????

Seriously we just had the spring challenge do we need more flowers surely this is a typo, how come our challenge suggestions are not getting some sort of preference, just curious?

Actually this can work to my advantage.

Message edited by author 2019-05-13 00:33:24.
04/01/2019 11:26:55 PM · #7
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

"Preparation"?? Really, how does one even get ready for such a challenge? :P

Caught ya unprepared, did we? It's a weird topic but it will be interesting to see what it generates :-)
04/01/2019 06:27:31 AM · #8
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

"Preparation"?? Really, how does one even get ready for such a challenge? :P


Iíve been waiting for this.
04/01/2019 02:56:39 AM · #9
"Preparation"?? Really, how does one even get ready for such a challenge? :P
09/13/2018 04:15:14 PM · #10
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

Saw this challenge~ Looking Up From Underneath and immediately thought of Footmanforever. Pretty sure that was his name LOL

He was bad, bad Leroy... something. And you can call him Fotoman or you can call him Cheeseman, but not Footman unless you know something I don't know.


Fotoman,,,, in all this time, I have always called him Footmanforever,,, fotomann_forever,,,, actually I can see why, I transposed that oto to oot. But he was a stinker lol
09/12/2018 10:03:36 PM · #11
And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Yay Jim Croce!!!
09/12/2018 09:37:25 PM · #12
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by JulietNN:

Saw this challenge~ Looking Up From Underneath and immediately thought of Footmanforever. Pretty sure that was his name LOL

He was bad, bad Leroy... something. And you can call him Fotoman or you can call him Cheeseman, but not Footman unless you know something I don't know.


HAhahahahahaha!
09/12/2018 07:41:29 PM · #13
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Saw this challenge~ Looking Up From Underneath and immediately thought of Footmanforever. Pretty sure that was his name LOL

He was bad, bad Leroy... something. And you can call him Fotoman or you can call him Cheeseman, but not Footman unless you know something I don't know.
09/12/2018 11:30:40 AM · #14
Saw this challenge~ Looking Up From Underneath and immediately thought of Footmanforever. Pretty sure that was his name LOL
08/01/2018 06:49:57 PM · #15
@jagar - what I'm referring to re: bar being raised is the quality and content of entries overall which tends to reflect on those of us who don't have access to amazing scenics or the ability to stage a ribbon winning photo composition. It's a categorical thing, occurs primarily in challenges with high volume participation like Free Study or the recent Colorful Objects.

I've stayed out of challenges for several months mainly due to a lack of suitable material. Lately, the challenges have been geared more to staging which is fine. It's just not for me.
08/01/2018 06:15:44 PM · #16
Everyone has their voting system, I don't want to change that. An occasional 1 or 2 doesn't bother me as long as that person is voting other photos they like at 9's and 10's and have a bunch of in between scores. I personally don't give 1's out very often but sometimes I think maybe I should expand my scale, I typically only use 4-8, 1-3 is as rare as me giving a 9-10. In fact I gave my first 10 in years to a photo in this months free study and I think I've only ever given a 1 because it was personally offensive and vulgar.

The people who should be called out and are the true trolls are the ones giving out 1 and 2 to all images or most of the images, in an attempt to lower competitors scores. I think this is very rare, or at least I hope it is.
08/01/2018 05:26:48 PM · #17
"nothing that's been done before." hmn. it hurts in the head.
08/01/2018 05:02:25 PM · #18
I would gladly explain all my ones and twos, but many people will not gladly hear my explanation.

Many of them could get the same comment: "this is a boring photo of nothing that's been done before"
08/01/2018 02:32:29 PM · #19
Originally posted by digifotojo:



I noticed you got a few low scores last month. Maybe it's the summer doldrums. Also, people do more traveling during the summer months with cameras in tow. The bar has also been raised in here which makes it more of a challenge. So, lots of things to consider.


Wouldnít change last months pics for anything, loved taking them, loved the results. Surely no one can say the bar has been raised, my god.
08/01/2018 01:41:23 PM · #20
Originally posted by tnun:

please remember that life is not what it used to be.

A sign like this used to be posted at a high school where a friend taught ...

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08/01/2018 01:29:47 PM · #21
Originally posted by jagar:

Maybe we should have a consent box to tick on all DPC challenges. Sounds a bit child like and simplistic right, but is it really.


I noticed you got a few low scores last month. Maybe it's the summer doldrums. Also, people do more traveling during the summer months with cameras in tow. The bar has also been raised in here which makes it more of a challenge. So, lots of things to consider.
08/01/2018 01:23:32 PM · #22
please remember that life is not what it used to be.
08/01/2018 01:13:31 PM · #23
Originally posted by jagar:

Maybe we should have a consent box to tick on all DPC challenges.

I wish people could have a choice of specifying what kind of comments they want, which would be posted below the title on the voting page, along the lines of these editing-assistance options from a popular poetry site ...

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08/01/2018 01:02:03 PM · #24
Maybe we should have a consent box to tick on all DPC challenges.

Please be aware that by entering challenges, you might feel disappointed by people not loving your photo.
Please be aware that the people not loving your photo might not be loving your photo because they are looking for their own photo to be loved, by not loving yours they think they might get more love for theirs
Please be aware that itís possible that the people loving your photo are only doing so that you will love theirs.
Please be aware that if you are only looking for your photo to be loved, your photography style could slowly and subtly change to the style of the more successful love seekers, and in doing so thereís a good chance of you sacrificing your own authentic photography style and vision.
Please be aware that if the majority of people entering challenges over a long period of time are only motivated by having their photos praised by others, then itís more than probable that this site will implode because of a bad distribution of love.

Change it up a bit and the word photo could be replaced by you or life.

Sounds a bit child like and simplistic right, but is it really.

08/01/2018 12:54:17 PM · #25
Originally posted by digifotojo:

Same thing happening in Free Study. Ridiculously low score.. it's laughable. Things have really turned around in here. Oh well.

I think that's part of the trade-off with DPL -- more participation but tougher scoring. But again, DPL is scored on percentile finishes, so the numerical score doesn't really matter very much ...
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