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10/11/2004 06:19:21 PM · #1
Well I finally took the plunge, put my head on the block, and entered a challenge. My score thus far is pretty much what I expected for my first time out. I know there's a lot of voting time left, but I figure that what I've got is probably what I'll end up with.

So now I'm curious... What did all of you receive on your first few challenges? Did you think you deserved it?
10/11/2004 06:22:47 PM · #2
4.66 -- I was just happy I didn't score last place! Been fun ever since!
10/11/2004 06:26:19 PM · #3
low 5's and high 4's.....no worries you start looking at what people are posting here and develop a nack for these challenges. i started looking at the tutorials, reading on all photoshop tips. you will get better...thats a definite!!....
good luck...
by the way i need to get off my a$#, and start submitting pics...its been awhile...
10/11/2004 06:28:34 PM · #4
4.826 1st Challenge - Now just having fun learning.
10/11/2004 06:33:18 PM · #5
1st entry 4.2
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2nd 4.7
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3rd 5.4
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Then I took a dip due to poor post editing before hitting my highest score. I do feel my pictures are getting better with every challenge, unfortunately the voters dont agree!
10/11/2004 06:33:37 PM · #6
#4 Fairy Tales 6.081 22/104 80%
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#3 Neon 5.727 36/223 84%
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#2 Miniature 5.243 104/240 57%
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#1 Everyday Objects 4.840 196/363 46%
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Message edited by author 2004-10-11 18:40:07.
10/11/2004 06:57:54 PM · #7
My first challenge has been my best score to date!
10/11/2004 07:03:56 PM · #8
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1st challenge... haha - 3.67 or something - 2%

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6th challenge... 5.66 - 81%
10/11/2004 07:10:54 PM · #9
I'll find out next week... I just submitted my first photo for the communication challenge, and I'm anxiously waiting...
10/11/2004 07:15:57 PM · #10
My first challenge was 4.992 with this pic:

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My average vote recieved is 5.4282 and slowly creeping up although my current score in 'defining features' is only 4.6222, I don't worry too much though - I'd rather enter a pic for review and learn how to improve than waiting and only entering challenges when I have the 'perfect' pic. I've learnt enough to know that the latter approach will only destroy my love for photography, given enough time.

Darren
10/11/2004 07:29:44 PM · #11
1st: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/243/thumb/96449.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/243/thumb/96449.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' 4.947
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12th: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/261/thumb/107496.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/261/thumb/107496.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' 7.611
10/11/2004 07:36:26 PM · #12
My first one was 5.668 / 81%:

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My second challenge was more in line with 4.764 and 37%:

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I've only topped my first submission twice! :)
10/11/2004 08:17:40 PM · #13
1st challenge 5.496
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2nd challenge 4.250
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3rd challenge 6.662
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And it's been downhill ever since. ;-)
10/11/2004 09:09:17 PM · #14
First challenge: 5.575
Second challenge: 5.793
Third challenge: 5.995
Five out of the next eight challenges finished over 6.
10/11/2004 09:11:47 PM · #15
I love seeing the progression of shots that some of you are posting. It's very interesting to see. Jenesis - The shot of the dog is great. The expression is wonderful. He looks so sad that he can't come over.
10/12/2004 08:24:47 AM · #16
I have a reverse curve.
First 5.763
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Second 5.450
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Third 5.246
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Fourth 5.131
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Then Fifth 6.869
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Then it jumps all over the place
Edit: Typo

Message edited by author 2004-10-12 08:48:45.
10/12/2004 08:34:11 AM · #17
My first entry yielded this stellar result:

Avg Vote: 4.075
Place: 147/148
Percentile: 1%

Hopefully defining feature turns out better :)

I figure its either the brown or I'm movin' up!

This is a great learning experience.
10/12/2004 08:54:33 AM · #18
My first: 6.707 Got lucky with that one
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Lowest 8th Challenge: 5.044
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Highest - 9th Challenge: 7.028
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Now im on my 18th since July

10/12/2004 08:56:45 AM · #19
'Parts' is my first challenge and I didn't really expect to do well in it. (Which is lucky cos so far I'm not, lol) I've very much enjoyed it though, and I'm looking forward to more challenges.
Kate.
10/12/2004 09:29:31 AM · #20
Wacky foods was my first entry. did a last minute set up, scores showed. But it was worth it to just get the ball rolling.
Place: 108 out of 154
Avg (all users): 4.625
Parts is my second entry and is doing much better. And I just submitted an entry for communication. I hope I have the upward curve of some of you others that do so well.
It's good to be part of something that really pushes you to get better. And I don't think that that means your score is better every time, sometimes good/great photos just don't get the scores. I think we have to keep that in mind (that is not my case yet though)
10/12/2004 09:47:51 AM · #21
4.29 ... And it's still one of my favorite shots :)
10/12/2004 10:20:21 AM · #22
1st 5.10
2nd 4.619....
my average score after 5 challenges was 4.95
Looks like I have been lucky since then and my last 7 entries scored above 6.0 and I am at an average of 5.81 after 13 submissions ;)
10/12/2004 10:22:32 AM · #23
Communication is my first ever challenge entry, not being on the last page would be nice.

I found it difficult to try and come up with something that seemed slightly different, not too obvious.

Nervously awaiting results........
10/12/2004 10:32:07 AM · #24
My "first" was a double-header: Blue Moon 5.172 and Miniture (I didn't understand the directions -- go figure: a shool teacher who can't read directions) 4.455. My 2nd/3rd was Hope with another below-5, but at least I've been above 5 since then. Hope I can progress as well as Eric did by my 12th entry.
10/12/2004 10:42:46 AM · #25
Well, I don't think I have any fingernails left! As Blackdog has pointed out, I'm in the same boat. That's right my 1st challenge, my username is Moose101 for a reason! I'm working to move up from photography 101 (yeah, in about 10 years ;-) but you have to start off somewhere. I'm here to learn and try not to show up on the last page. However, it's all about taking a shot (literally) and coming up with something that's unique and creative that fits the challenge.

So win or lose ... I learn with every shot and hopefully afterwards getting some constructive comments will only improve my future photographs.

Just wanted to say to all, I've seen some unbelievable photographs on this website. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
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