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01/26/2020 12:22:44 PM · #1
Wow - my entry mentioned by ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' PennyStreet and ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous - that feels really great. Thanks a lot!
01/26/2020 12:21:27 PM · #2
Don - Thank you for an awesome contribution to this thread! Very much appreciated.
01/26/2020 11:15:22 AM · #3
These are my 10s that are not Top 10s. Let's talk a little about why they're art even if they didn't score high in an art challenge.

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So much of art is composition. After all, composition could almost be defined as "everything purely visual about an image that shows us it is yours and not just the chaos of perception all around us." The composition of this photo dominates all else. It could almost be a flag, or a font, it's so visual. But it's not cold like a business logo. It screams with flight and motion.

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In this image, composition is serving something else. Some might call it "story" which feels right but we have no idea what is happening. We just know something is happening, even if it's just in the minds of two girls. The vastness behind and around them has no effect on them. They are like cowboys in a Western, without the angst.

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Art can be more personal than an ordinary image. Disturbingly personal, like someone waving at you in the corner of your eye, someone you weren't expecting to meet, before you even recognize them. Art can capture that kind of vulnerable, anxious, thrilling moment.

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Art can be character study. The composition might be simple, obvious, and static, because it knows that it's only job is to show us three girls ready to take over the world.

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But back to that chaos of perception I was talking about. Sometimes art reminds us of its own importance by taking us to the edge of the chaos it's saving us from and showing that choas more vividly than unmediated chaos, which we have learned to ignore. Art is not clarity. Art is not focus. Art can thrill and confuse us with enigma. But Art is and always will be the opposite of ignorance.

Message edited by author 2020-01-26 11:16:13.
01/25/2020 01:25:15 PM · #4
Re: Are you ever amazed at where your "Top picks" ended up in the final challenge results?

I'm always amazed at voters' top picks. There's no figuring them out.. so why try? My last ribbon is a perfect example of "you've got to be kidding me!" LOL



Message edited by author 2020-01-25 13:33:13.
01/24/2020 06:01:49 PM · #5
Thanks Lynn!
01/24/2020 05:17:00 PM · #6
thank you! always good to be mentioned here.
01/24/2020 03:33:56 PM · #7
In no particular order, here are my 10 top scoring ART entries - NONE made top 20

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' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244593.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244593.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RKT

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244861.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244861.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' NiallOTuama

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244827.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244827.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/38032.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/38032.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tate

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244574.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244574.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Cuttooth

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244373.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2968/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1244373.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' primabarbara

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Message edited by author 2020-01-24 15:41:58.
01/24/2020 08:38:41 AM · #8
Thanks ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' glad2badad
01/24/2020 07:47:48 AM · #9
Here's my top picks that didn't make Top 10 - some really nice images in this challenge. Well done!

9's
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8's
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Contenders
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11/22/2019 11:21:02 AM · #10
My top score given came in at 31st place with an average vote of 5.4000.

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08/22/2019 11:06:09 AM · #11
My top picks for the Extended FS

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Message edited by author 2019-08-22 11:08:46.
04/08/2019 09:27:49 PM · #12
Thanks, ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' glad2badad
04/08/2019 07:23:07 PM · #13
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Learn Something

My top picks all made it into the Top Ten with one HM exception ...

HM (7)
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I can't believe I missed this until now. Thank you.
04/08/2019 05:21:06 PM · #14
Free Study 2019-03

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04/08/2019 05:19:51 PM · #15
On the Road II

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HM - ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2822/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1234618.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2822/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1234618.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' 22nd by ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jmritz
03/15/2019 09:08:01 PM · #16
Vase

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03/13/2019 11:23:34 PM · #17
Thanks ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mariuca
03/13/2019 05:03:14 PM · #18
Free Study 2019-02

All the 8's & up made Top 10 ... did have a couple of HM's (7's) that didn't reach that level.

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Headshot from Behind

Gave this one a 9.

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03/07/2019 10:50:20 AM · #19
In the Winter landscape challenge there were wonderful images but the following 3 were my first choices:
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' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2805/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1233240.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/2000-2999/2805/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1233240.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ammie
02/25/2019 08:42:26 AM · #20
Learn Something

My top picks all made it into the Top Ten with one HM exception ...

HM (7)
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02/25/2019 08:14:36 AM · #21
Thanks Bill
02/25/2019 08:06:56 AM · #22
Thank you Bill, a nice surprise.
02/25/2019 01:04:20 AM · #23
Thanx x2, wbanning!
02/23/2019 10:17:46 PM · #24
Originally posted by tamatama:

Oh, thank you! ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' glad2badad

<thumbs up>
02/23/2019 08:51:32 PM · #25
Oh, thank you! ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' glad2badad
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